Thank you everyone for your strength and support. Buddy has passed. :'(

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Thank you everyone for your strength and support. Buddy has passed. :'(

Hey, gang.  It's been a real rough past couple of weeks and especially this past weekend.  My precious Buddy has been diagnosed with liver cancer this past Friday and is in bad shape.  We are trying what we can to get him better and are praying for a miracle.  He is just 5 or 6 yrs old and we only just got him about 8 months ago when he found us and came into our lives.  He is the most awesome dog I've ever known and we can't imagine life without him.  We were hoping for at least another 6-8 years with him but that has tragically been cut short and it is breaking our hearts.

Buddy (aka "Pooh Bear") has already lost 3-4 lbs of his former 16lb frame and has completely lost his appetite.  Thankfully he is still drinking but it goes right through him.  There is an outside chance that his liver is simply inflamed but the doctors are 80% positive it's cancer judging from the tests.  It's killing me now writing this as I'm trying not to cry like a baby so I will cut it short and just ask for your prayers, thoughts and healing energies to be sent to Buddy so he has a better shot of getting better.

Just so you can see who you are helping, here are a couple pics taken this weekend.

Thanks, everyone!  Much love!

Johnny

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My prayers go out to sweet little Buddy and to you and your family for strength.

BTW, he looks absolutely beautiful in that second picture.

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It’s sad when a pet is ill. As a kid I went through this things from time to time. It’s pretty hard to lose a dog to illness or worse, it’s probably why I’ve stuck with fish for a while. Stay strong, hope he pulls through. Rescuing dogs and cats is a noble thing, and if buddy doesn’t make it- honor him by doing the same for another neglected or abused pet. It’s great that you’ve taken him in and given him an awesome life, even though he’s sick- I’m sure he’s happier now than he’s been in a long time.

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sorry to hear this Johnny. Sad will definitely pray for your buddy.

lost one of my labs very suddenly due to liver failure. was an awful experience. hope Buddy pulls through OK.

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Thanks so much! I've had to put down dogs in the past but only after having them for 16 years.  I feel so angry right now for having my time with him cut short.  He is the sweetest, most loving dog we've ever had and it's hard to imagine a life without him now that we've been blessed by him.

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Very sorry to hear the bad news. Buddy and the rest of your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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So sorry to hear this John. I really do hope he pulls through and you know where I am if you want a chat. I'll pray for Buddy tonight.

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Haterade wrote:
sorry to hear this Johnny. Sad will definitely pray for your buddy. lost one of my labs very suddenly due to liver failure. was an awful experience. hope Buddy pulls through OK.
God bless you, man.  It really is horrible to go through.
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I’m sorry to hear this, Johnny! Sad Praying for Buddy, and for you and the rest of your family!

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my thoughts are with you and buddy john, give him a hug fron me

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Heads up JM. It’s OK and good for a man to cry for his faithful companion. May you and Buddy bond in Spirit and Mind for an eternity. Buddy will live on in heart and memory. Memories will heal hearts and souls.

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It's a horrible thing to have to decide.  He was fortunate to find a home like yours, now more than ever.

 

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Johnny,

Many thoughts and prayers to you and Buddy!  He looks like such a sweet guy (as I'm sure he is).

I have two dogs now that I adore, but have had to put down 2 in the past.  One was very old (it was still hard), the other was only 1 year.  BOTH times were a gut wrenching experience that I hated. 

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What a great-looking pup — best wishes for him.

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Sorry to hear that Johnny.

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My thoughts are with you johnny. Had to put my dog Fox down when he was 7. Worst feeling in the world to being your best friend to be put down. Hope he can pull out of it and live a long life, for both your sake!

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& take a piece of it when they leave. Prayers

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So very sorry about your buddy…prayers on the way.

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I'll be praying for Buddy.  Hang in there!

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My heart aches for buddy. Keep the faith. Prayers said, more on the way.

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My thoughts are with you JohnnyMac. My Rottweiller had a relatively long (for the breed) 12 years before he had to move on.
Hoping for the best for Buddy.

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Praying for Buddy johnnymac. Hope he gets better.

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Best wishes for your buddy and you, hope can keep going strong and all is alright.
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Prayers to Buddy, Johnny. I do hope you a miracle.

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Dang sorry to hear that, my prayers go out to you and your little buddy. Let’s hope for a miracle.

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