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Lady is not doing too good

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Crazy Dog Man, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Crazy Dog Man

    Crazy Dog Man Active Member Registered

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    This is really not how I imagined my first post in a long time. It's been so long since I was an active member of this community and I was just thinking about this site the other day, now here I am breaking some sad news about my family pet.

    Lady wasn't really my dog, she was adopted by my mother and stepfather 8 or 9 years ago and I moved to East Yorkshire in October, 2016. Back then, I was more of a crazy cat man and Lady made me into a general dog lover. I absolutely loved cats, but ever since my asthma got bad, I became badly allergic and I noticed that the more time I spent with my mother's dog and around other dogs, my allergies are not so bad and then suddenly I built a special bond with dogs, whether it be family or a neighbour's.

    Being Autistic, transgender, overweight and geeky doesn't give you many friends, but when you have a dog in your life, status isn't important, a dog doesn't care, a dog doesn't discriminate, a dog loves you unconditionally and Lady is just always full of love and attention, she is unique and I don't think any other dog would ever replace her.

    Lady may or may not be leaving us, she is 16 years old now, she's in pain and she's not eating her food, my stepfather adores her and I know he'd be in pieces if she leaves us.

    I know Lady has been a part of this website so I wanted to thank everyone for welcoming Lady to this community and enjoying her doggy selfies. I couldn't get my mother to take a photo of Lady next to the Dog Forum logo, Lady appreciated being awarded "Dog of the Week" and posing in my photos and videos.

    I don't think I'd able to find it in my heart to adopt a dog, my friendship with Lady is too special, she's already marked her scent everywhere in my new home, I even have dog bowls for her so my home is her second home so Lady is considered a family pet.

    I hadn't been online because I had suffered a very bad mental breakdown, I also had some disagreements with my mother and I had some problems at my previous home which is why my post today is a very unfortunate one.

    I would appreciate if everyone could send some prayers for Lady, she really needs more time with the family, especially my mother.

    Lady won't be able to have a YouTube channel now, but she will always have her Facebook page.

    Edit: We don't have a diagnosis on Lady's health, she is going to the vets soon during the week, I will add updates on her health. So far we have a strong feeling it is her arthritis that is making her sick.
     
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  2. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    I am sorry to hear she is poorly. She is an old lady and sounds like she is feeling her age. Your vet will give you good advice. Please do let us know.
     
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  3. JudyN

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    I'm so sorry Lady is struggling. Hopefully the vet will be able to ease her pain but remember, for dogs quality of life is more important than quantity so I hope your parents will be able to make a decision at the right time.

    I'm also sorry you've had mental health problems. There's nothing wrong with being autistic, transgender, overweight or geeky so be proud of who you are xx
     
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    Very sorry to hear such bad news although maybe the vet will have brighter news that will give you and Lady a little more time.

    As regards you, MH issues are never easy and you must take care of yourself, as for the trans autistic geek thing dont worry youre you, be true to yourself and as for those extra pounds well I think lots of us can identify with that problem !

    Take care xxx
     
  5. Crazy Dog Man

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    Thank you everyone for your kind words, I am visiting my parents today as I missed our traditional Sunday dinner so I am heading out this afternoon to see how everyone is, hopefully Lady might be a little better today, who knows.

    I will keep everyone updated.
     
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    I hope the vet will be able to help ease Lady's pain.
     
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  7. Crazy Dog Man

    Crazy Dog Man Active Member Registered

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    Lady has sadly crossed the rainbow bridge, my parents were with her to the very end.
    We didn't want her to go, but she was too weak to fight.
    RIP my dear Lady loo! I'll miss you :emoji_disappointed:
     
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    So sorry for your loss xxx
     
  9. The Dawg Nanny

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    So sorry for your loss The hardest thing about having a dog is saying Goodbye :emoji_blue_heart:
     
  10. leashedForLife

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    I am late seeing this thread, & i apologize for it. :(

    I’m so sorry to hear that Lady has left this life, but for as long as someone remembers her, she’s not truly gone; memories are powerful, & happy memories are especially-potent medicine for those times when we feel lost, alone, or sad.
    Lady may not be physically present, but recalling all the joy she brought to U & to her family & friends, can help ease the hurt of losing her.

    Their short lifespans are, for me, the only real downside of dog ownership... but if saying good-bye after 12 or 15 years devastates us, imagine how we’d feel if they lived as long as humans —- how would we feel, after losing a k9 partner of 60 years or more?
    It doesn’t bear thinking about. :( Perhaps leaving us after a decade or 2 is a final kindness given to us by our dogs, so that we aren’t left utterly unable to cope, when they’re gone.

    DoG bless Lady - run free, good dog; no more pain, sweetheart.
    - terry

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  11. Dibbythedog

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    Oh lm sorry to hear this.
     

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