Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Hennings Mill Clondike: May 11, 1994-August 8, 2006
We lost a very good buddy today. Clondike was put to sleep with Charlie and me holding him and our caring vets tearfully stroking him. He came to us from Jack and Dot Galvin and has been a wonderful friend and great comfort over the years. Spondylosis that got progressively worse and congestive heart failure, along with failing kidneys, forced us to make the hard decision that we made today. Over the last several days, Clondike wasn't eating well and had a lot of nausea. The spondylosis was causing weakness and pain in his rear, so much so that this morning he couldn't get up. Our vets thought that increasing his steroid dosage would only further upset his digestive system and cause more vomiting. It would be a vicious cycle that would soon result in his becoming very weak and debilitated. So the hard decision was made. Clondike, you were a wonderful dog and we miss you.
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