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Post by Kim Beverl » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 13:50:56




Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka 'Cash'
OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at first(new
mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to*** WHAT!).  They are
quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to say
goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like this is never
easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make the right
choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in the loss of a
that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
Parry had enjoyed a reunion of over a month here with me.  It took her about
all of three days to settle back into a routine that I would have thought
she would have forgotten. But with the comfort of the rhythm of life here
and other happy fourfooted friends to ease her back into our lifestyle, she
was off and running(ok she couldn't actually run....well...she 'thought' she
was running...so I didn't tell her any different).  She was always
happy....and when I walked into the dog room Wednesday night, I could see
she was in some distress.  First I thought she had a stroke, her water bowl
upturned..water everywhere and she was having difficulty 'righting' herself.
Well she couldn't get up or even stand up unaided...and so out I carried
her.  Her one front leg was swollen up pretty bad and I knew we had to see
the vet.  I had to be her 'fourth leg' while she did her 'outdoor duties'
and it wasn't the easy..she was still about 60lbs. After making her as
comfortable as I could back inside, I had a sinking feeling that the next
morning would be our last and final journey together.  Despite my vets good
intentions and diagnosis(arthritic infection)Thursday, on Friday morning I
could see that it was going to take more than pain killers and antibodics to
get Parry back up.  She was with me...but not having much fun...and Parry
liked fun...infact she was normally a very happy dog. So a call was placed,
a decision made and a final journey planned.  My vet is very good...Parry
was happy to see him..wagging her tail. He said he understood...I'm glad he
did as I felt like old shoe leather.  So I held her head...and I remembered
picking her up out of Linda's whelping box...just barley 24 hours old..the
tiny puppy in the litter...it seems a lifetime ago...but the one with the
biggest and gentlest heart.

Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
'Sleep well old friend...'

Not so cheery tonight...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kim Beverly

Pirate Labradors Perm Reg'd

 
 
 

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Post by kat » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 16:16:16


My thoughts and prayers are with you...both in your joy and in your sorrow.

kat


Quote:

> Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
> Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
> Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka 'Cash'
> OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
> Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
> OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

> Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at
first(new
> mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to*** WHAT!).  They are
> quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


> Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
> It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to say
> goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like this is
never
> easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make the right
> choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in the loss of a
> that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
> Parry had enjoyed a reunion of over a month here with me.  It took her
about
> all of three days to settle back into a routine that I would have thought
> she would have forgotten. But with the comfort of the rhythm of life here
> and other happy fourfooted friends to ease her back into our lifestyle,
she
> was off and running(ok she couldn't actually run....well...she 'thought'
she
> was running...so I didn't tell her any different).  She was always
> happy....and when I walked into the dog room Wednesday night, I could see
> she was in some distress.  First I thought she had a stroke, her water
bowl
> upturned..water everywhere and she was having difficulty 'righting'
herself.
> Well she couldn't get up or even stand up unaided...and so out I carried
> her.  Her one front leg was swollen up pretty bad and I knew we had to see
> the vet.  I had to be her 'fourth leg' while she did her 'outdoor duties'
> and it wasn't the easy..she was still about 60lbs. After making her as
> comfortable as I could back inside, I had a sinking feeling that the next
> morning would be our last and final journey together.  Despite my vets
good
> intentions and diagnosis(arthritic infection)Thursday, on Friday morning I
> could see that it was going to take more than pain killers and antibodics
to
> get Parry back up.  She was with me...but not having much fun...and Parry
> liked fun...infact she was normally a very happy dog. So a call was
placed,
> a decision made and a final journey planned.  My vet is very good...Parry
> was happy to see him..wagging her tail. He said he understood...I'm glad
he
> did as I felt like old shoe leather.  So I held her head...and I
remembered
> picking her up out of Linda's whelping box...just barley 24 hours old..the
> tiny puppy in the litter...it seems a lifetime ago...but the one with the
> biggest and gentlest heart.

> Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
> July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
> 'Sleep well old friend...'

> Not so cheery tonight...
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Kim Beverly

> Pirate Labradors Perm Reg'd

 
 
 

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Post by nocr » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 17:54:23




Quote:
> My thoughts and prayers are with you...both in your joy and in your
> sorrow.

> kat




>> Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
>> Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
>> Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka
>> 'Cash' OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
>> Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
>> OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

>> Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at
>> first(new mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to***
>> WHAT!).
>>  They are quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


>> Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
>> It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to
>> say goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like
>> this is never easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make
>> the right choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in
>> the loss of a that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
>f three days to settle back into a routine that I would
>> have thought she would have forgotten.

snip

Sigh, I am glad Parry spent that last month with you.

Jonathan

 
 
 

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Post by KrisHu » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 20:28:50


I was so uplifted when you posted your reunion story....well, at least she
got to spend her final days w/someone who loves and cares for her. I guess
she came home before going home. Sorry to hear of this, congrats on the
pups.


Quote:

> Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
> Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
> Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka 'Cash'
> OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
> Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
> OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

> Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at
first(new
> mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to*** WHAT!).  They are
> quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


> Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
> It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to say
> goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like this is
never
> easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make the right
> choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in the loss of a
> that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
> Parry had enjoyed a reunion of over a month here with me.  It took her
about
> all of three days to settle back into a routine that I would have thought
> she would have forgotten. But with the comfort of the rhythm of life here
> and other happy fourfooted friends to ease her back into our lifestyle,
she
> was off and running(ok she couldn't actually run....well...she 'thought'
she
> was running...so I didn't tell her any different).  She was always
> happy....and when I walked into the dog room Wednesday night, I could see
> she was in some distress.  First I thought she had a stroke, her water
bowl
> upturned..water everywhere and she was having difficulty 'righting'
herself.
> Well she couldn't get up or even stand up unaided...and so out I carried
> her.  Her one front leg was swollen up pretty bad and I knew we had to see
> the vet.  I had to be her 'fourth leg' while she did her 'outdoor duties'
> and it wasn't the easy..she was still about 60lbs. After making her as
> comfortable as I could back inside, I had a sinking feeling that the next
> morning would be our last and final journey together.  Despite my vets
good
> intentions and diagnosis(arthritic infection)Thursday, on Friday morning I
> could see that it was going to take more than pain killers and antibodics
to
> get Parry back up.  She was with me...but not having much fun...and Parry
> liked fun...infact she was normally a very happy dog. So a call was
placed,
> a decision made and a final journey planned.  My vet is very good...Parry
> was happy to see him..wagging her tail. He said he understood...I'm glad
he
> did as I felt like old shoe leather.  So I held her head...and I
remembered
> picking her up out of Linda's whelping box...just barley 24 hours old..the
> tiny puppy in the litter...it seems a lifetime ago...but the one with the
> biggest and gentlest heart.

> Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
> July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
> 'Sleep well old friend...'

> Not so cheery tonight...
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Kim Beverly

> Pirate Labradors Perm Reg'd

 
 
 

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Post by TRISHCA » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 21:32:11


Kim, cheers to the new babies.

Sorry about Parry, but I'm just glad that she was back with you this last month
or so--the reunion story was simply terrific.  

Trish

 
 
 

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Post by Lori » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 22:47:10


Congrats on your new babies.

My heart goes out to you and Parry.  You were both lucky to have found each
other again.  It was fate, that you could be there for her in her last days,
just as you were in her first.

My prayers are with you -

~ Lori



Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka 'Cash'
OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at first(new
mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to*** WHAT!).  They are
quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to say
goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like this is never
easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make the right
choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in the loss of a
that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
Parry had enjoyed a reunion of over a month here with me.  It took her about
all of three days to settle back into a routine that I would have thought
she would have forgotten. But with the comfort of the rhythm of life here
and other happy fourfooted friends to ease her back into our lifestyle, she
was off and running(ok she couldn't actually run....well...she 'thought' she
was running...so I didn't tell her any different).  She was always
happy....and when I walked into the dog room Wednesday night, I could see
she was in some distress.  First I thought she had a stroke, her water bowl
upturned..water everywhere and she was having difficulty 'righting' herself.
Well she couldn't get up or even stand up unaided...and so out I carried
her.  Her one front leg was swollen up pretty bad and I knew we had to see
the vet.  I had to be her 'fourth leg' while she did her 'outdoor duties'
and it wasn't the easy..she was still about 60lbs. After making her as
comfortable as I could back inside, I had a sinking feeling that the next
morning would be our last and final journey together.  Despite my vets good
intentions and diagnosis(arthritic infection)Thursday, on Friday morning I
could see that it was going to take more than pain killers and antibodics to
get Parry back up.  She was with me...but not having much fun...and Parry
liked fun...infact she was normally a very happy dog. So a call was placed,
a decision made and a final journey planned.  My vet is very good...Parry
was happy to see him..wagging her tail. He said he understood...I'm glad he
did as I felt like old shoe leather.  So I held her head...and I remembered
picking her up out of Linda's whelping box...just barley 24 hours old..the
tiny puppy in the litter...it seems a lifetime ago...but the one with the
biggest and gentlest heart.

Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
'Sleep well old friend...'

Not so cheery tonight...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kim Beverly

Pirate Labradors Perm Reg'd

 
 
 

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Post by Jerry Scheenaar » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 22:48:21


Kim you're not suppose to make me cry this early in the morning.....but I'm
so glad Parry spent the last month with you.  God does work in mysterious
ways,  my prayers are with you.

Karen

Quote:

> Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
> Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
> Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka 'Cash'
> OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
> Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
> OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

> Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at
first(new
> mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to*** WHAT!).  They are
> quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


> Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
> It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to say
> goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like this is
never
> easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make the right
> choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in the loss of a
> that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
> Parry had enjoyed a reunion of over a month here with me.  It took her
about
> all of three days to settle back into a routine that I would have thought
> she would have forgotten. But with the comfort of the rhythm of life here
> and other happy fourfooted friends to ease her back into our lifestyle,
she
> was off and running(ok she couldn't actually run....well...she 'thought'
she
> was running...so I didn't tell her any different).  She was always
> happy....and when I walked into the dog room Wednesday night, I could see
> she was in some distress.  First I thought she had a stroke, her water
bowl
> upturned..water everywhere and she was having difficulty 'righting'
herself.
> Well she couldn't get up or even stand up unaided...and so out I carried
> her.  Her one front leg was swollen up pretty bad and I knew we had to see
> the vet.  I had to be her 'fourth leg' while she did her 'outdoor duties'
> and it wasn't the easy..she was still about 60lbs. After making her as
> comfortable as I could back inside, I had a sinking feeling that the next
> morning would be our last and final journey together.  Despite my vets
good
> intentions and diagnosis(arthritic infection)Thursday, on Friday morning I
> could see that it was going to take more than pain killers and antibodics
to
> get Parry back up.  She was with me...but not having much fun...and Parry
> liked fun...infact she was normally a very happy dog. So a call was
placed,
> a decision made and a final journey planned.  My vet is very good...Parry
> was happy to see him..wagging her tail. He said he understood...I'm glad
he
> did as I felt like old shoe leather.  So I held her head...and I
remembered
> picking her up out of Linda's whelping box...just barley 24 hours old..the
> tiny puppy in the litter...it seems a lifetime ago...but the one with the
> biggest and gentlest heart.

> Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
> July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
> 'Sleep well old friend...'

> Not so cheery tonight...
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Kim Beverly

> Pirate Labradors Perm Reg'd

 
 
 

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Post by nanc » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 23:19:15



significance of the number 42 in the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy
series, but DID present the following for evaluation in
alt.pets.dogs.labrador:</attrib>

Quote:
> Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
> Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
> Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka
> 'Cash' OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene
> 1.1 Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
> OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

Sincerest congratulations!

Quote:
> Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
<...>

> Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
> July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
> 'Sleep well old friend...'

And heartfelt condolences.

--
nancy

All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

 
 
 

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Post by Rhonda Klin » Mon, 20 Aug 2001 07:07:46


Kim
My heart is with you. Thursday my beloved 13yr old Husky went to the bridge.
When we went out to feed her she was gone.I think the ones that we have to
make the decision to put down are the hardest ones.I know what you mean
about the guilt. I have had to make that decision twice in the last 2 years
and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. My prayers are with you
tonight. Now I thing I will go shed a few tears for your parry and my
Sabrina in to the fur of my Brandi, who shows me life does go on.

Quote:

> Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
> Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
> Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka 'Cash'
> OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
> Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
> OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

> Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at
first(new
> mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to*** WHAT!).  They are
> quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


> Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
> It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to say
> goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like this is
never
> easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make the right
> choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in the loss of a
> that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
> Parry had enjoyed a reunion of over a month here with me.  It took her
about
> all of three days to settle back into a routine that I would have thought
> she would have forgotten. But with the comfort of the rhythm of life here
> and other happy fourfooted friends to ease her back into our lifestyle,
she
> was off and running(ok she couldn't actually run....well...she 'thought'
she
> was running...so I didn't tell her any different).  She was always
> happy....and when I walked into the dog room Wednesday night, I could see
> she was in some distress.  First I thought she had a stroke, her water
bowl
> upturned..water everywhere and she was having difficulty 'righting'
herself.
> Well she couldn't get up or even stand up unaided...and so out I carried
> her.  Her one front leg was swollen up pretty bad and I knew we had to see
> the vet.  I had to be her 'fourth leg' while she did her 'outdoor duties'
> and it wasn't the easy..she was still about 60lbs. After making her as
> comfortable as I could back inside, I had a sinking feeling that the next
> morning would be our last and final journey together.  Despite my vets
good
> intentions and diagnosis(arthritic infection)Thursday, on Friday morning I
> could see that it was going to take more than pain killers and antibodics
to
> get Parry back up.  She was with me...but not having much fun...and Parry
> liked fun...infact she was normally a very happy dog. So a call was
placed,
> a decision made and a final journey planned.  My vet is very good...Parry
> was happy to see him..wagging her tail. He said he understood...I'm glad
he
> did as I felt like old shoe leather.  So I held her head...and I
remembered
> picking her up out of Linda's whelping box...just barley 24 hours old..the
> tiny puppy in the litter...it seems a lifetime ago...but the one with the
> biggest and gentlest heart.

> Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
> July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
> 'Sleep well old friend...'

> Not so cheery tonight...
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Kim Beverly

> Pirate Labradors Perm Reg'd

 
 
 

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Post by CK » Mon, 20 Aug 2001 07:35:36


Hello Kim,

Congratulations on your new Pups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sorry to hear about having to put Parry down, never an easy decision,
always one that breaks your heart.  It was indeed fitting that your old
friend was returned to your loving care for her last months, I am sure you
were both Honored by having some time to spend together, and you being there
for her.  I truly feel that our companions so enrich our lives and make us
better "people".

Take Care,

Craig

 
 
 

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Post by Lori » Mon, 20 Aug 2001 08:26:12


Oh Rhonda, I cried this morning when I read the message about Parry, and now
again when I hear about your Sabrina.  My heart goes out to you too.  I'm
sure Brandi knows you're hurting too and is there to comfort you.

~ Lori


Kim
My heart is with you. Thursday my beloved 13yr old Husky went to the bridge.
When we went out to feed her she was gone.I think the ones that we have to
make the decision to put down are the hardest ones.I know what you mean
about the guilt. I have had to make that decision twice in the last 2 years
and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. My prayers are with you
tonight. Now I thing I will go shed a few tears for your parry and my
Sabrina in to the fur of my Brandi, who shows me life does go on.

Quote:

> Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
> Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
> Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka 'Cash'
> OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
> Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
> OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

> Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at
first(new
> mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to*** WHAT!).  They are
> quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


> Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
> It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to say
> goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like this is
never
> easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make the right
> choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in the loss of a
> that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
> Parry had enjoyed a reunion of over a month here with me.  It took her
about
> all of three days to settle back into a routine that I would have thought
> she would have forgotten. But with the comfort of the rhythm of life here
> and other happy fourfooted friends to ease her back into our lifestyle,
she
> was off and running(ok she couldn't actually run....well...she 'thought'
she
> was running...so I didn't tell her any different).  She was always
> happy....and when I walked into the dog room Wednesday night, I could see
> she was in some distress.  First I thought she had a stroke, her water
bowl
> upturned..water everywhere and she was having difficulty 'righting'
herself.
> Well she couldn't get up or even stand up unaided...and so out I carried
> her.  Her one front leg was swollen up pretty bad and I knew we had to see
> the vet.  I had to be her 'fourth leg' while she did her 'outdoor duties'
> and it wasn't the easy..she was still about 60lbs. After making her as
> comfortable as I could back inside, I had a sinking feeling that the next
> morning would be our last and final journey together.  Despite my vets
good
> intentions and diagnosis(arthritic infection)Thursday, on Friday morning I
> could see that it was going to take more than pain killers and antibodics
to
> get Parry back up.  She was with me...but not having much fun...and Parry
> liked fun...infact she was normally a very happy dog. So a call was
placed,
> a decision made and a final journey planned.  My vet is very good...Parry
> was happy to see him..wagging her tail. He said he understood...I'm glad
he
> did as I felt like old shoe leather.  So I held her head...and I
remembered
> picking her up out of Linda's whelping box...just barley 24 hours old..the
> tiny puppy in the litter...it seems a lifetime ago...but the one with the
> biggest and gentlest heart.

> Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
> July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
> 'Sleep well old friend...'

> Not so cheery tonight...
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Kim Beverly

> Pirate Labradors Perm Reg'd

 
 
 

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Post by Sue and Att » Mon, 20 Aug 2001 13:01:00


Welcome distant relatives!  We'll have to figure out where our links are in
the Borador Line.

And Godspeed, Angel Parry.  Look for my Angel Jadee, she's probably at the
buffet.  I'm glad she got to make the full circle home to you for her last
month.

Sue and Boradors *** Atty Rip


Quote:

> Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
> Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
> Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka 'Cash'
> OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
> Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
> OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

> Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at
first(new
> mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to*** WHAT!).  They are
> quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


> Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
> It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to say
> goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like this is
never
> easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make the right
> choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in the loss of a
> that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
> Parry had enjoyed a reunion of over a month here with me.  It took her
about
> all of three days to settle back into a routine that I would have thought
> she would have forgotten. But with the comfort of the rhythm of life here
> and other happy fourfooted friends to ease her back into our lifestyle,
she
> was off and running(ok she couldn't actually run....well...she 'thought'
she
> was running...so I didn't tell her any different).  She was always
> happy....and when I walked into the dog room Wednesday night, I could see
> she was in some distress.  First I thought she had a stroke, her water
bowl
> upturned..water everywhere and she was having difficulty 'righting'
herself.
> Well she couldn't get up or even stand up unaided...and so out I carried
> her.  Her one front leg was swollen up pretty bad and I knew we had to see
> the vet.  I had to be her 'fourth leg' while she did her 'outdoor duties'
> and it wasn't the easy..she was still about 60lbs. After making her as
> comfortable as I could back inside, I had a sinking feeling that the next
> morning would be our last and final journey together.  Despite my vets
good
> intentions and diagnosis(arthritic infection)Thursday, on Friday morning I
> could see that it was going to take more than pain killers and antibodics
to
> get Parry back up.  She was with me...but not having much fun...and Parry
> liked fun...infact she was normally a very happy dog. So a call was
placed,
> a decision made and a final journey planned.  My vet is very good...Parry
> was happy to see him..wagging her tail. He said he understood...I'm glad
he
> did as I felt like old shoe leather.  So I held her head...and I
remembered
> picking her up out of Linda's whelping box...just barley 24 hours old..the
> tiny puppy in the litter...it seems a lifetime ago...but the one with the
> biggest and gentlest heart.

> Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
> July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
> 'Sleep well old friend...'

> Not so cheery tonight...
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Kim Beverly

> Pirate Labradors Perm Reg'd

 
 
 

Good News, Sad News

Post by Marie Castellan » Tue, 21 Aug 2001 04:55:34


Kim,
You and Parry had a special gift the last month.  You shared your happiness
and love.  My 15 month old Chase will keep her running!
Congratulations on the new arrivals...wish I could see them all!
Marie


Quote:

> Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
> Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
> Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka 'Cash'
> OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
> Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
> OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

> Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at
first(new
> mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to*** WHAT!).  They are
> quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


> Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
> It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to say
> goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like this is
never
> easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make the right
> choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in the loss of a
> that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
> Parry had enjoyed a reunion of over a month here with me.  It took her
about
> all of three days to settle back into a routine that I would have thought
> she would have forgotten. But with the comfort of the rhythm of life here
> and other happy fourfooted friends to ease her back into our lifestyle,
she
> was off and running(ok she couldn't actually run....well...she 'thought'
she
> was running...so I didn't tell her any different).  She was always
> happy....and when I walked into the dog room Wednesday night, I could see
> she was in some distress.  First I thought she had a stroke, her water
bowl
> upturned..water everywhere and she was having difficulty 'righting'
herself.
> Well she couldn't get up or even stand up unaided...and so out I carried
> her.  Her one front leg was swollen up pretty bad and I knew we had to see
> the vet.  I had to be her 'fourth leg' while she did her 'outdoor duties'
> and it wasn't the easy..she was still about 60lbs. After making her as
> comfortable as I could back inside, I had a sinking feeling that the next
> morning would be our last and final journey together.  Despite my vets
good
> intentions and diagnosis(arthritic infection)Thursday, on Friday morning I
> could see that it was going to take more than pain killers and antibodics
to
> get Parry back up.  She was with me...but not having much fun...and Parry
> liked fun...infact she was normally a very happy dog. So a call was
placed,
> a decision made and a final journey planned.  My vet is very good...Parry
> was happy to see him..wagging her tail. He said he understood...I'm glad
he
> did as I felt like old shoe leather.  So I held her head...and I
remembered
> picking her up out of Linda's whelping box...just barley 24 hours old..the
> tiny puppy in the litter...it seems a lifetime ago...but the one with the
> biggest and gentlest heart.

> Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
> July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
> 'Sleep well old friend...'

> Not so cheery tonight...
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Kim Beverly

> Pirate Labradors Perm Reg'd

 
 
 

Good News, Sad News

Post by Ceallac » Tue, 21 Aug 2001 07:17:47



Quote:

> Please join us in welcoming the latest members to our crew:
> Date of Birth: August 15,   5 boys and 4 girls   All Yellow
> Proud Papa: Ch Borador's Exch at Devonsleigh(major US ptd)   aka 'Cash'
> OVC hips/elbows 007785  Eyes ACVO normal Oct'00  Healthgene 1.1
> Mellow Mama: Pirate's Pearl    aka 'Mimi'
> OVC hips/elbows  007886  Eyes ACVO normal Sept'00

> Mom and kids appear to be doing A OK. Well Mom wasn't too sure at
first(new
> mommy) but has come along quite well(You want me to*** WHAT!).  They are
> quite dark...and I hope turn out quite nice :))


> Please join me in bidding farwell to an old friend,
> It has been a pretty bumping 48 hours here at the house...and I had to say
> goodbye to an old friend today, Parry.  Making a decision like this is
never
> easy, one always feels the weight of 'guilt'(did I make the right
> choice...was she ready to cross the bridge?) and sadness in the loss of a
> that particular warm, wet nose and old dog bark.
> Parry had enjoyed a reunion of over a month here with me.  It took her
about
> all of three days to settle back into a routine that I would have thought
> she would have forgotten. But with the comfort of the rhythm of life here
> and other happy fourfooted friends to ease her back into our lifestyle,
she
> was off and running(ok she couldn't actually run....well...she 'thought'
she
> was running...so I didn't tell her any different).  She was always
> happy....and when I walked into the dog room Wednesday night, I could see
> she was in some distress.  First I thought she had a stroke, her water
bowl
> upturned..water everywhere and she was having difficulty 'righting'
herself.
> Well she couldn't get up or even stand up unaided...and so out I carried
> her.  Her one front leg was swollen up pretty bad and I knew we had to see
> the vet.  I had to be her 'fourth leg' while she did her 'outdoor duties'
> and it wasn't the easy..she was still about 60lbs. After making her as
> comfortable as I could back inside, I had a sinking feeling that the next
> morning would be our last and final journey together.  Despite my vets
good
> intentions and diagnosis(arthritic infection)Thursday, on Friday morning I
> could see that it was going to take more than pain killers and antibodics
to
> get Parry back up.  She was with me...but not having much fun...and Parry
> liked fun...infact she was normally a very happy dog. So a call was
placed,
> a decision made and a final journey planned.  My vet is very good...Parry
> was happy to see him..wagging her tail. He said he understood...I'm glad
he
> did as I felt like old shoe leather.  So I held her head...and I
remembered
> picking her up out of Linda's whelping box...just barley 24 hours old..the
> tiny puppy in the litter...it seems a lifetime ago...but the one with the
> biggest and gentlest heart.

> Rosecrest Pirate Paradox -Parry
> July 26, 1986-August 17, 2001
> 'Sleep well old friend...'

Oh Kim, how heartbreaking for you.  I had to do this with losing Robin and
then Darby going into labor less than 12 hours later.  What a horrible
rollercoaster ride you're on emotionally and I'm so sorry.

At least old Parry knew love and attention her last month.  God bless you
Parry and rest well.

Laura

 
 
 

Good News, Sad News

Post by Ceallac » Tue, 21 Aug 2001 07:19:56



Quote:
> Kim
> My heart is with you. Thursday my beloved 13yr old Husky went to the
bridge.
> When we went out to feed her she was gone.I think the ones that we have to
> make the decision to put down are the hardest ones.I know what you mean
> about the guilt. I have had to make that decision twice in the last 2
years
> and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. My prayers are with
you
> tonight. Now I thing I will go shed a few tears for your parry and my
> Sabrina in to the fur of my Brandi, who shows me life does go on.

I'm so sorry Rhonda that you lost Sabrina.  God bless you as well Sabrina
and rest well.

Laura