Tag: dogs

Dog’s Purpose (according to a 6-year-old)

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform...

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Welcome Riley

Welcome our new little boy – Riley! Our new little boy, Riley arrived November 17, 2007 at 3:18 p.m. He checks in at 11 inches tall and a healthy 9 lbs. Riley was adopted from DownUnder Labradoodles where he was born on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 1:30 am to proud parents Hannah and Apache. Puppy and parents are all...

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Jake and his toys

Jake loved his toys! In fact, this rag bone was one of his favorites. He still had it and loved it to the very end. The morning he passed, we had a good game of tug-of-war. I’m glad I had a chance to have some fun with him that morning.

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Goodbye, Jake.

Our dear, sweet, lovable, best-friend-in-the-world, puppy Jake died this morning. We were with him and held him to say goodbye.We got home last night and the first thing we noticed is that Jake wasn’t barking by the door. In fact, he was just standing upstairs and really didn’t express interest in coming down to greet us. We went upstairs to...

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Support from unexpected places

My dog Jake seems to know how upset I have been these last few days. He’s been following me around more than usual and pushing his nose under my hand to force me to pet him. When something triggers a bout of sadness or a bit of weeping, he immediately comes running. Thank you, Jake.  

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