Say a prayer for hunny tonight before bed. I don't care what anyone says. Animals are a part of your family. Keep us posted.
OT: I need your prayers on this day UPDATED #3 (Hunny is home)
She is my heart.
5 years ago. I miss him everyday. You are in our prayers and God bless. Hoping you get a Christmas miracle.
5 years ago. I miss him everyday. You are in our prayers and God bless. Hoping you get a Christmas miracle.
It's amazing how pets become our family members and we treat them as close and bond nearly as much as a child of our own. Prayers to you and Hunny. Keep your head up and stay positive for your wife and your Hunny!
I will definitely send some good vibes and thoughts in your direction tonight. As MichFan1997 said, pets are family, a very real part of the family.
From one dog lover to another.
Absolutely will do. Make sure to keep your head up and think of all the good memories she gave you if things don't end well. Dogs truly are man's best friend, and anybody who's ever had to put one down knows the pain that follows. I hope she ends up ok, and you have a merry Christmas.
is in my prayers
You are in our prayers as well! I'm going through something similar with my little Dachsund.
Hopes and prayers Hunny pulls through with a Christmas miracle.
We rescue weeniedogs and have had plenty that it didnt look good for. One thing with dogs they are much tougher than you think. We picked one up in Detriot this summer and we knew it was a tough road with him but he had prime rib tonight and is doing great. We have had 3 that we payed for back surgery for all, did fine. 1 spent a week in Lansing at MSU and did fine. I know we will be pulling for you as there is NO better friend than a dog.Give Hunny a big hug.
Been there man, prayers up for Hunny
Sorry to hear about your dog, my pets are like my children as well. Give her all the love you can. Will be in my thoughts.
No need to apologize for this. Prayers your way.
Will say a prayer for you and for Hunny. As you can see by the photo with my post, I have two little guys that are my "boys". Have faith and hope things get better
Just as I started reading your entry one of my cats, Mowgli, noticed me on the laptop and came and jumped into my lap. He's currently there, paws on my hands as I type away. Yep, pets are certainly family; hopefully the Lord sees fit to bring Hunny back to health. Said a little something for you and the missus as well. :)
I have dealt with something similar. I feel you my man.
Reading people's responses on here summarizes what Mgoblog is all about. An awesome community.
I agree. When I first read the post Iworried about what the comments would say. The mgblog community is the best.
Good luck with your situation. Been there with dog tragedy, but also with successful dog surgery.
thread 5 posts down and shakes their fricking head.
It's amazing how close we can get to our pets. I've been in your shoes. Hunny is in my prayers.
I had my one year old pup pass bc of a respiratory issue. It's tough. But you'll get through it.
Really pulling for your family and Hunny. Just had a cat make a big recovery from illness - hope your Hunny can do the same!
aout 3 years ago. My wife woke me up to tell me our 9 year old german shepherd was limping really bad. We took her in to the emergency vet and was told they coiuld put her down or we could take her home and let her die peacefully with her family. We decided to take her home and hope for the best. I stayed with her every waking hour for the next week. I came home early from work to check on her to find that she passed.
I feel your pain. Prayers are on the way.
I had a jack russell terrier named Chauncey that I had to put down a few days after my 21st birthday this August. If ever there was the definition of "a boy and his dog", it was Chauncey and I.
He survived a tangle with a SAAB convertible, and many yard moles. At the end of the day he was 12 and totally blind, partially deaf and had a benign tumor on his side though. I was mostly away at school and my parents thought it best. I asked my mom for that last summer up to my birthday with him.
I had time to prepare but couldn't bring myself to go the day of his appointment. I went golfing with my friend and my little sister accompanied my mom. I shot terrible because I smoked and drank myself dumb. This was my first Christmas since ten years old without Chauncey. Cheers to Chauncey and all loving dogs like him! My prayers go out to Hunny. I have faith she'll make it through..
I lost my dog and best friend back in February after a post op infection became very bad. We were pals for 11 years. I will keep you and wife and dog in my thoughts tonight. Best of luck!
Our dog is our life too. We would do the same thing by opting for surgery with the hope that it would get rid of the tumor and help our dog to get back to normal. I hope the news is good and hunny makes a full recovery. My prayers are with you.
to say goodbye to my dog in August after 10 years. The worst thing I had to do.
There is no better felling then when an animal is happy to see you at the door.
Go Hunny Go
No doubt. My dog hears me coming in from the garage and is there waiting, every day. Then I give him a kiss.
I will keep your family and Hunny in my thoughts tonight and this week. It is crazy how much pets become a part of the family. It is so gut wrenching anytime a pet is hurt or sick. Again good luck and stay strong.
I can't imagine what it would be like to lose either of my dogs. They really are a part of the family and we all love them to death.
Best wishes and prayers for Hunny.
Please allow me to be a bit impertinent and offer some advice for your dog-loving future. Maybe you've done this but I'm sure some doglovers here have not.
Feed your dog a species appropriate diet. He'll thank you for it.
Our first dog was a black lab/shepherd/golden mix we named Goliath. Name fit. Thing was a beast. One day when he was 4 I took him out to a local field popular with dogs. Met a nice lady with a pair of dogs. One a pup. The other one was older. She asked me to guess how old it was - a black lab mix. He had some grey around the mouth but a slim and tight frame. The former factor said old, the latter said young. I split the difference and guessed 6.
He was 10. This dog was darned athletic for a 10-year old. I asked her secret. She said "a BARF diet". BARF = bones and raw food. You can look up the basics; I won't cover that here. I told my wife about it when we got home. I wanted to try it; she didn't, I didn't trust myself to do it right. So it passed though I never forgot it.
Fast forward to spring 2009. Goliath isn't doing well. Wife organizes what she thinks is his last trip to the vet. I don't think he's doing quite that badly just yet. Doc agrees with me. Says he will give big G a cortisone shot and "we'll see" in 2-3 months. I lie to myself and say we'll just get another shot then.
In the meantime I changed G's diet. To a BARF diet. No sense pussyfooting around now. I'll make it a shorter story and just tell you that we had G for another 7 months. In that time he lost 17 pounds and a number of his symptoms from the spring disappeared. Most notably his increasing glaucoma which reversed completely. Vet was genuinely suprised to see him; he'd assumed G had passed months ago. I couldn't postpone the Reaper permanently but thanks to BARF he was delayed for a good long while. And after a month of BARF he was even jumping on beds again.
On that last day - December 1, 2009 - I made a promise that I would not make the same mistake with our next dog. He'd get an appropriate diet from day 1. Goliath died earlier then he had too and it was completely my fault. I'm not making the same mistake twice.
We went all of 6 days without a dog. Murphy will be 4 in May; a purebred Golden. The previous owner already fed him an appropriate diet which I considered a nice bonus. I wish I could say that he's perfect thanks to BARF. Thing is Murphy is the product of one heckuva genetic legacy. BARF's true benefits will be seen only as he gets older.
But I can tell you the benefits you get right away: less poop, tighter poop, less smelly poop, less water consumption, sweet, sweet puppy breath long after he's past the puppy stage. The vet will never tell you your dog could stand to lose a few. I'd need a control for this but I'd wager the temperament improves. If you think your dog likes dinner time now, just wait till you start feeding him raw meat. You may find yourself admiring your dog's carnivourous capabilities. My son & I used to time Goliath with a stopwatch. Its never too early to teach a young boy how to make a line on a sporting event.
Anyway, pardon the ramble. Prayers for Hunny.
Probably stating the obvious here, but changing Hunny's diet at this point to anything other than a critical care diet prescribed by the vet could be disastrous. Raw diets can be a source of parasite infection and anything other than a trial-tested formulation may be deficient in essential nutrients (particularly important for growing dogs). Having said that, they can be done properly, and like you say, the dogs might love the taste and be happier on the home-made diet.
Vets will frequently tell owners that pets can stand to lose a few pounds. Obesity in dogs is a leading cause of degenerative joint disease and diabetes.
To the OP, I hope the pathology report comes back with good news. Prayers for your pooch.
Yes, obviously a dog in Hunny's situation may need something different for awhile.
But BARF is a trial-tested diet. Ever hear of evolution? I loves me some evolution.
My dog gets his some of his raw meat gently cooked for a short period of time to deal with the shortcomings of our industrialized food supply. For example a chicken thigh gets about 45 seconds per side in over medium heat.
For smaller dogs you might want to pre-prep things a bit. I've heard of some owners using an industrial blender to pre-grind some cuts.
But as I said I didn't think this was the time nor the place to get into specifics. And then you criticize me for not going into specifics. Thanks much.
And we want to hear you are better soon!!!
I have two dachshunds and a golden and if something would ever happen to them I'd freak out. I completely understand what you are going thought and I really really hope it works out :)
my dog maize spent 3 nights in the hospital earlier this year. dogs are great, they're fighters, and they know that they're being helped. visit as much as you can, bring her toys and things that smell like you (I left maize a t shirt) and be prepared for a long recovery.
best of luck.
In my thoughts. Let's hope it turns out okay.
Best wishes for you and Hunny. Dogs are precious indeed.
Lost my dog just about a year ago. Tough not having her around opening presents and shredding Christmas paper. Best wishes!
Thoughts for you and your family. I can't imagine losing our coonhound, she's the only thing that's gotten us through the toughest year of our lives. I'm hoping for the best for Hunny.
but we have 2 dogs (see avatar) and they are as much a part of the family as we are. In fact, our lives revolve around them and their needs. They get 2 walks a day, healthy food, daily morning play time and they sleep in our bed. I have been through emergency surgery, 18 months of chemo (previous dogs) and the inevitable day of decision of putting them down. I don't regret any of the hard times, as they are more than worth it. Dogs give way more than they ever get.
Good luck with Hunny. My boys and I will be pulling for you both
Do you mind me asking which emergency clinic?
It's in port charlotte, Fla
animals over people; I'll be pulling for your friend.
I will send my prayers to you and your family.
I'm glad to hear the update! Dogs truly are mans best friend. I'll keep ya in my thoughts and prayers!
I'm hoping for the best for you. I know what it's like to lose a pet. The day I lost my first dog was one of the worst days of my life. They really are part of your family.
And had to go on the 23/24. She ended up ok despite being 14 and rickety - all the best
Myself and my 18 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback have sent our prayers to St. Francis of Assisi. Get well Hunny... Brendan and Vidic
Hoping for the best. My thoughts and a prayer for Hunny.
Best wishes for your family and dog. I understand how Hunny is a part of your family. I had a miniature poodle that was in and out of MSU's vet hospital the later years of her life for epilepsy and then cancer.
Best of luck with Hunny. I live in dread of they day we will lose our 12-y/o Golden Retriever. She is such a sweetheart and a part of the family.
It always amazes me how animal lovers (dog owners especially), unite over love of our pets. I know we love our dog very much and I think that we would likely take similar steps.
Lots of prayers and best wishes from our family. Our four legged kids mean the world to us, and we often don't know what they're feeling. Thanks for taking good care of her, and we well look forward to hearing the update/good News tomorrow!
It would be a great Xmas gift for the MGo community!
I have put down TOO many animals with internal issues. I understand your pain and fear. Prayers have been said and will be again.
Hang in there.
Pets should live as long as people if not longer if years were granted based on truly selfless love given.
We'll be looking for good things in your next update tomorrow.
Prayers for Hunny from Alabama.
My family will be thinking of yours. I too am dreading the day our pets get sick...
for Hunny. I've had a man's best friend in my life pretty much every day since I was born, so I know where you're coming from. Hang in there.
My daughters Goldfish I bought her for Christmas died... Yea all 6 of them they died throughout the day, my niece noticed a few of them and was scared cause she thought they were starring at her
Are there Dog blood drives?
If politics is considered too divisive for Mgoblog forums then there is no way that either religion (prayers, really?) or fucking dogs should be allowed here either.
I support your sentiment here, though a bit less cringe inducing wording would have been nice.
Edit: Best luck with your dog. Dogs are awesome.
I'm an athiest who thinks that all religions & prayers are about the stupidest thing ever invented.
but the post was properly titled as OT and was basically a simple shout out for some personal support.
People responded in whatever way meant something to them and with caring intent to Crime Reporter. It wasn't a debate about politics, religion, or dogs; it was about reaching out to others when you needed them, hopefully in a moderately supportive community.
OT? sure but it's pretty clear this wasn't a solicitation to start an MGoSunday School, or an ad for the Dog Fancy Fan Club.
I'm pretty comfy with the mods allowing this on Christmas Day, a week before the bowl game.
Get well soon Hunny!
I hope she pulls through.
Me and our 7 month lab are pulling for you and Hunny.
It is really good to hear that she is doing well.
Got up this morning and headed right here for updates. Made my day. Good luck again and keep us posted.
Thanks for the update. Good news indeed.
Great news for you and yours! As the owner of a dog/child myself, I can definitely understand this situation. Good luck on the continued recovery!
of a dick I am. No matter how poorly my day. No matter how many people I piss off. My dog wags when he sees me. Having a dog means always having someone who likes you more than you know.
I didn't spend any time on the blog in the last day or two... Just saw this. Thoughts and prayers from all of us, including Maizey our beloved Golden Retriever. Glad to hear the good news updates -- we'll keep praying, though.
Let's keep hearing the good news man!