"Oh Karen, I am so very sorry to hear about JD. I have been traveling and just now opened my computer and read this heartbreaking news. You and JD are at the heart of Doodle Kisses and have been instrumental in helping so many of us.
I am grieving…"
"Amazing the impact that one generous woman & one wonderful dog have had on this community. It is with much sadness that I send condolences to you, Karen. Tears still come when I remember dogs we had many, many years ago...they steal…"
"While that sounds like a nice idea, I think it would be much more appreciated if we did something special for her instead. She will be left with a large medical bill for the surgery as well as a huge hole in her heart. This one will not be easy to…"
"Karen... I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Jack Doodle. I feel like I knew him even though I never met him. He was a special doodle for sure and you both have brought so much to our lives here on DoodleKisses. …"
"It would be great to set up a separate fund in his honor. Karen has done so much for so many and I would think it would be a gesture that might give her a little comfort. JD's sprit lives on through all of Karen's wise words…"
"Oh, no! I just read about Jackdoodle and I agree with what others have said. You never "get over it" but learn to live with it and move on in your life. My Hondo (Heartdog) died in 2010 and I still think of him every day…"
"Oh, dear, no. I just logged in and was just writing a message of best wishes, and now I am reading this terribly sad news. I just don't know what to say, Karen. Though we have never met, I feel like I know you. I am so so very sorry, truly. Oh,…"
Boomer and Mariner are biological brothers. Mariner fractured his skull @ 7 weeks old, causing blindness and a seizure disorder. As a puppy he had to relearn everything, walking, eating, peeing, etc. Mariner has gradually regained much of his eyesight. He has not had a seizure in over 4 years (as of 12/25/14), since his medication was changed to potassium bromide
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
Thanks for the friend request! Toby was diagnosed with oral melanoma in March 2015. He began receiving ONCEPT vaccines in April and so far, the cancer hasn't spread to his lymph nodes or lungs. I believe that Toby received 4 vaccines and then booster shots. Beginning April of this year, he will only need booster shots every 6 months. So far, ONCEPT has cost us over $10,000. We have pet insurance, so they pay about 60% of the total cost. Our oncologist also wanted Toby to take chemotherapy medication, but it was too expensive for us. How is Boomer doing?
Thank you for tying the friend request, and for tying the Tail Injury posts together.
I'm glad to have a community of Doodle Lovers to share the joy and sometimes pain of loving and living with these wonderful creatures.
Yes, beef tendons and beef tracheas are good use of animal by-products and I like that idea. Just got another package of bully sticks for my dogs and they get 20 minutes a day (takes them three days) to chew them. Outside only! Then I put them in a zip-lock bag and store until the next day. I also don't use rawhide because I could see problems with that but my vet said she has never taken a rawhide out of a dog's stomach and she has surgically removed all kinds of things. Agrees that bullysticks are a good use of animal byproducts.