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Old 02-01-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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I just can't believe it happened.
Our beloved Schev died yesterday.
He almost made it to 11 years of age. The most beautiful Rottweiler you have ever seen.
We rescued him at age 1-1/2 years old.
His nick name was Gentle Ben. He was a big boned boy 118# at his max. He weighed around 105# getting smaller as he aged.
ALWAYS healthy...ALWAYS happy. He got along with all of our Rotty rescues & 1 Bloodhound rescue over the years. Never a growl or snarl out of him.
Sad thing was...he never played with a ball... or a stuffed animal, not any toy. He never played with any of our dogs and never played with humans. That's the way he always was.
His favorite thing in the world is all he wanted was to be loved. He got plenty of love, we made sure of that.

He was fine...healthy...and just started to breathe a little odd a couple days ago. He coughed a few times, but we figured he had a fur ball in his throat. He always licked his feet. Always did do that.
He ate his dinner Sunday AM & PM meal he ate slower, but he ate it all.
All the dogs ate the same food.

Sat. night at midnight he woke me up. I could hear him breathing odd again. I had just brought hubby home from a hospital visit a few days & he was exhausted. So i didn't wake him up.
I called my very best GF at 5AM, she is a vet tech. Talked to her & she said to call the emerg. animal hospital, and I did. I told them we woild be bringing him in a couple hours. It takes us an hour just to drive there.
I knew it was too late. He wasn't responding to me, and I was his everything (that I'm proud to say).He wasn't panting like a normal dog would. It was a labored breath. By the time we got to the eah,, I knew we would have to put him down.
3 techs & vet came out to get him with a stretcher. He also had urinated on himself, which he never would of done.
He was dehydrated & they had one very hard time getting a vein on him. So much so...they had to hold the needle in his vein while I lay on the floor telling him for the millionth time how much we love him & he was the best dog ever. He really was the best.
We have had... and rescued many, many, many Rottweilers usually had 4 at a time. They have all died of cancer and one of parvo.
We think he must of had lung cancer, but we really don't know forsure.

Our other Rotts are beside themself today. They walk around lost, like I have been. If he had been sick or at least showed signs of being sick this would of been easier to understand.

The original owner I keep in touch with. She will be shocked to say the least. She isn't a well older woman. I'm not telling her, unless she were to call & and ask about him.Then I will have to.

I am just sick about this. we will rescue another Rott. Just not sure when...when were ready. We need to grieve.
There isn't another Rotty than can ever replace our boy. We will rescue another one... but we and the other Rotts need some time.

I'm so sorry for all of you that have lost your beloved dog/cat/pet. I really do know what your going thru.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Schev. Hugs to you as you go through this heart-breaking time.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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So sorry about your loss. Hugs to you. I just can't imagine that day for me.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: California
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I am so sorry. I just wish I could reach through the screen and give you a big hug. RIP Schev....I know how your heart just aches.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:49 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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so sorry to hear of your loss.... i know how much each of those sillypups means to you...... my heart aches for your pain..... but know that you gave him a GREAT life, filled with love and security and comfort and happiness..... thats a pretty good thing, in my book......((((HUGGZ)))))
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:19 PM
bjh
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I'm sorry you lost your dog. So glad you rescued him and gave him a home all those years ago.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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I am deeply sorry for your loss. When I was 12 I lost a very loving Rotty to a twisted bladder. I wish the best for you at this time...
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I'm so sorry for your loss...it's so hard when they get sick that suddenly, you don't have time to prepare yourself for it...(not that it's easy even if you do have that time...) thank you for rescuing and for the huge amount of love in your heart...your dogs are so lucky to have you!!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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By the time I got part way through your post, I was crying. I'm crying for you now, I really am. I'm so SO sorry for your loss. I know how much you love your pups and how devastating this must be.

As I said to you on the dog forum: Cherish your memories.

((more hugs))
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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I'm so sorry Sillypups...it's devestating, and I don't even know if time heals this kind of pain. I still feel it after 9 years. Condolences and warm hugs to you, take care of yourself.
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