Had to say goodbye to a good dog last night

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  1. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

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    We had to take our chocolate lab Lucy to the vet for the last time yesterday. She was 11.5, so she did OK.

    She'd been struggling for a few weeks, firstly with a bad cough and getting out of breath that the vet thought was heart-related, and then in the last 48 hours she'd become really bloated so I took her in yesterday morning. They did a scan and it turned out she had a massive tumour on her spleen that was starting to spread to her liver, causing fluid to build up inside her. There was really nothing they could do so I called Mrs MLC at work and we agreed that it was best for poor old Lucy to be put to sleep. Luckily the vet could hang on until my wife could get there from work and we were able to spend 20 minutes with Lucy on our own.

    She was a great dog, a gentle giant. One night last year she insisted on going out into the garden in the middle of the night and not coming back in, much to our annoyance at the time. Turned out someone had tried to cut a hole in the fence to get to our shed and lift the garden tools, but must have been thwarted by Lucy.

    We've still got her little sister Willow, who's five, so she'll get even more love from now on.
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    RIP Lucy.
     
  2. DaphneBlue

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    Sorry for your loss. It was a beautiful friend!
     
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    My condolences
     
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    Sorry to hear this. But you had a good 11 years I bet . It never gets any easier yet over and over us animal people trade our heartbreak at the end for the joy they bring us
    Looked like a good dog
     
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    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    My condolences .
     
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    It's terrible losing a pet. But soumds lile she had a happy life
     
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  7. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted

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    So sad.. Dogs are the best people..
     
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    Sorry to hear that. All things must pass but losing a dog is always a tough one.
     
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    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

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    It’s been my observation that the loss of a long loved dog can be every bit as painful as the loss of a human to many people.
    Peace be with you and your wife,
     
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    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Sorry for your loss, been there too many times.
    Love chocolate labs.
     
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  11. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Sad news Richard.

    :( Peter
     
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    AngelStrummer Friend of Leo's

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    Sorry to hear Richard. Today, this section of the Forum is "Good Dog Cafe". Best wishes.
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    chocolates are gorgeous , and she was stunning !, such unconditional love , sorry to hear about this ,
     
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    geoff_in_nc Friend of Leo's

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    Lucy looks like a wonderful dog. My condolences to you and your family on your loss.
     
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    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    The same thing happened to my Westie, but he was nearly 14 years old. I really miss not having a dog around, maybe soon that will change. My sincerest condolences to you, losing a family member like that is always heartbreaking.
     
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    I buried old George last Saturday. He was two days past his 13th birthday. We got him the first week we moved here 12 years ago. He was a very good boy. IMG_20190511_150431.jpg
     
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    Condolences. Lucy was beautiful
     
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    So sorry to hear about your loss . She was a beautyful Lab like I love them , big and strong .
    . RIP Lucy .There will be another star up above , tonight .

    My big boy Ede gonna follow her soon , it's breaking my heart
     
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    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

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    Awwwe, best wishes your way. Looks just my lab with the gray goatie showing, he's 11 now and had him since he was a tiny pup. Just have to keep on keeping on!
     
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    So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Treasure the memories of the good life you gave her.
     
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