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Losing my Dog

Old 08-17-07, 02:59 AM
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Losing my Dog

My dad has to move for his job and cant take my dog with him because he will be doing constant traveling. No one else can take her because with pills, shots and her medication, it costs upwards of 500$ a month. On Sunday we are taking her to the Lab Rescue. I cant believe how unbelievably hard this is. We've had her for about 4 1/2 years and now I have to say goodbye. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things to do. Im going to feel horrible leaving her there on Sunday. Shes been such a great dog and we have to leave her. Anyone whos lost a pet should know exactly how I feel. Its terrible.
Old 08-17-07, 06:54 AM
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I am sorry to hear this. Hopefully Lab rescue can place her with someone who will take good care of her.

Hope it works out for all concerned.
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$500 a month? What kind of health problems does she have?
Old 08-17-07, 09:20 AM
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Very sorry, Laziebones. At least take comfort in the fact that she is going to a good home. Are you going to be close enough to the area that you can visit?
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Ummm...losing...giving...why can't you...oh, nevermind. Just curious, but how old are you?
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Wow. I don't know that I would keep my wife alive for $500 a month. That's out of pocket and regular, right?
Old 08-17-07, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Wow. I don't know that I would keep my wife alive for $500 a month.
Note to Mrs. kvrdave: Don't go out on the balcony.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Wow. I don't know that I would keep my wife alive for $500 a month. That's out of pocket and regular, right?
laziebones is in San Diego. $500 in San Diego money is like 11 cents in Klickitat Valley money.
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Originally Posted by JasonF
laziebones is in San Diego. $500 in San Diego money is like 11 cents in Klickitat Valley money.
I thought they were still using rocks and sticks...?
Old 08-17-07, 01:06 PM
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Why can't you take him?
Old 08-17-07, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
I thought they were still using rocks and sticks...?
Those are used to beat the slaves.... tsk.

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Old 08-17-07, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonF
laziebones is in San Diego. $500 in San Diego money is like 11 cents in Klickitat Valley money.

You're still talking around 5 chickens worth in our barter system.
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Originally Posted by Tommy_Harn
$500 a month? What kind of health problems does she have?
She has Addison's disease which restricts her cortisol which in turn causes intestinal problems if she doesnt take medication. Also she has allergies.

Im 17.

My dad lives in Colorado and I live in San Diego.
Old 08-17-07, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Layziebones
...I live in San Diego.
And dogs aren't allowed in San Diego? Still not sure why you can't take him.
Old 08-17-07, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Chrisedge
And dogs aren't allowed in San Diego? Still not sure why you can't take him.
he's 17 for fuck's sake, he probably isn't the primary decision maker of the house.
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What a sad situation. I feel bad for you, Layziebones.
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Originally Posted by printerati
Note to Mrs. kvrdave: Don't go out on the balcony.

Old 08-17-07, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan
he's 17 for fuck's sake, he probably isn't the primary decision maker of the house.
Exactly.
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I'm curious as well as to why you can't take the dog in San Diego.
Saying that no one else can take the dog because of his $500 a month meds doesn't fly with me either, because if my dog had a monthly care cost like that and I (for some unimaginable reason) could not keep him then I would try my damndest to get a family member or someone I know and trust to take him in for a while (only until I could take him back in) and would pay his medical expenses myself.
Sorry if I come off as an ass, but the dog deserves better than to be left behind at a shelter by the only family it knows.

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Old 08-18-07, 12:54 AM
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I feel bad for the dog more than anyone else because I doubt that many people will want to get a "new" dog with so much work involved with it. The Lab Rescue may take the dog in but after that is anyone going to take the dog to a loving home? I wouldn't think so. I do hope I am 100% incorrect and someone is able to prove me wrong.

I agree that a 17 year old probably has little say in this matter so it's pointless to jump on them and give the lecture about the responsibilities on having a pet. I would however love to lecture the hell out of the father and any other responsible adults involved in this fiasco.
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I feel bad for the dog more than anyone else because I doubt that many people will want to get a "new" dog with so much work involved with it. The Lab Rescue may take the dog in but after that is anyone going to take the dog to a loving home? I wouldn't think so. I do hope I am 100% incorrect and someone is able to prove me wrong.
yeah, even hard-core animal lovers will balk at the prospect of adopting an adult dog with 6K a year medical expenses, not counting shots, heartworm meds, etc. Poor dog, he certainly deserves better than to be dumped like that.
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Originally Posted by Cool Kitten
yeah, even hard-core animal lovers will balk at the prospect of adopting an adult dog with 6K a year medical expenses, not counting shots, heartworm meds, etc. Poor dog, he certainly deserves better than to be dumped like that.
Its a she.

Also, I just heard great freaking news. One of the guys who bought my dog's sister and is also a friend agreed to watch her for the 6-7 month Travel Period. I wont get to see her for awhile but at least she'll be with someone she knows until we get a stable living environment for her. Im so relieved this isnt our last weekend.
Old 08-18-07, 07:18 PM
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Awesome news, LB. Glad to hear that.
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That is great news indeed. I'm sure it made your day Layziebones, and believe it or not it just made mine too.
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Good to hear an update. Hopefully it works out well.

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