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#21 Jumpin Boots

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 11:29 PM

He was so lucky to be part of your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 09:36 AM

Oh, shoot.  Now I'm crying.  You all tried so hard.  And even then sometimes you just can't save them.

I wanted so much for him to make it.


When I talked to my vet about this because I was worried about my Tommy's kidneys he told me that autoimmune can attack various organs.  You just never know.  We were lucky.  Her kidneys are fine.  But it could just as easily have been us.


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 11:11 AM

Thank you all for the kind words. I still can't make it very long without breaking down, life just wasn't fair to him.

After he passed I asked the vet if she had any idea why he was so sick. She said she has a hunch that perhaps as a pup he got into something toxic, rat poison or something, that did systemic damage. He most certainly had more going on than just the autoimmune disease. He also may be an example of the Darwin effect. He had some genetic mutation that made him incompatible with living and reproducing.

He was just so lively, every part of my day reminds me of him. I take a shower and expect him to be at the door waiting to catch the stray drops. Or Keeper barks and I expect to hear him screaming at the other end of the house and come running so he wouldn't miss out on the fun. Or I turn on the hose to water flowers and expect him to bolt between my legs to get the water. I feed the cats and expect to have to yell at him for stalking them. His memory is everywhere. I know I'll enjoy that someday, but it's just breaking my heart right now.

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 11:28 AM

Oh, I am so so sorry to read this news. You are in my thoughts.


Run free Trooper.


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 12:48 PM

I am so very sorry to be reading this. I know you tried your hardest for him, when they go too young it is so very hard. As others have said try to take comfort in knowing you gave him the best possible life. My thoughts are with you.

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 01:41 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Run free, Trooper.

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 05:20 PM

So sorry to hear this! I was having errors with the forums until today - and am so saddened to know that Trooper passed. You did the best you could for him, and gave him a happy and loving home and a kind ending. You're in my thoughts!
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 12:01 AM

I am so sorry.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 07:29 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss.  Like so many others I was praying for a solution and a happy ending.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:59 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been following Trooper's story. His time was too short, but you gave him a great home and lots and lots of love.

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:50 AM

So so sorry for your loss. I know the pain and you are right, at this point happiness seems so far away. I like to believe that such pain is just a reflection of the great love that you have for Trooper.

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:17 PM

I somehow missed this.  Had been following you guys' story.  So so sorry for your loss.

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