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Luke 2001-2015

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On Monday at about 3 PM Luke lost his ugly battle with Nasal Cavity Cancer. He was strong though as on Thursday he was playing ball in the backyard and tug of war. Even with the lump on his right face getting bigger. Friday he was very lethargic, Saturday he could walk only a few feet but looked like he was drunk, Sunday I carried him outside to go potty as he lost the ability to walk. My wife who he was her wedding gift, was driving back from Florida and got home Monday afternoon at about 1:15 PM. We fed him using a syringe and gave him water that way to. He wanted to go out so my wife took him out. All of his functions started failing and he died in her arms in his backyard at 2:58 PM. He wasn't the same after Thursday but I did what I could to comfort him until the end.

 

Some stats about Luke

ABCA Registered

Visited 32 states

Lived in 6 States

Raised 4 kids

Raised 1 BC puppy

Made friends everywhere he went

Loved pizza

Was my wife cuddle bug through 6 deployments

Video chatted with me from Afghanistan

 

RIP Luke You will be missed by all. We love you! Thank you for everything you did for us!

 

A very early picture of him and a picture from a couple weeks ago.

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I never know what to say. Losing a dog is just horrible no matter how you try to handle it. It sounds like he was a wonderful dog who had the best life a dog could have. And he had wonderful owners.

 

I'm just so sorry.

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Sounds like Luke was a great dog who'll be sorely missed. You gave him a wonderful life and I'm sure the many memories he's given you will stay with you forever.

 

Dogspeed, Luke.

 

roxanne

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So sad to read of Luke's passing. He was obviously dearly loved. Thanks for giving him such a good life.

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Thank you all. He was well loved and spoiled. He made friends everywhere he went and you always looked forward to hanging out with him. Unfortunately I can not find his ABCA paperwork. I would love to get a copy but I don't know what his name was on the papers and I don't remember the breeder. I know he was from Kansas and born on 4-15-01. If anyone has or had a dog with that birthday in Kansas I would greatly appreciate some help. If I know the breeder I can get a replacement copy from ABCA but without it there are 142 males registered that were born that day. They said they can't narrow it down anymore without more info. I know there was a Champion on the paperwork, it was all the way on the right side about half way down or so. Any help would be great.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

Dave

 

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What a dear and beautiful boy. What a blessing and a treasure for you both. I'm glad you were able to give him the gift of dying peacefully at home in mama's arms. May his memory bring you smiles through the tears.

~ Gloria

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I'm so sorry for your loss--so heartbreaking. Clearly he was well loved and maybe you can find some peace in knowing that you enriched his life as much as he enriched yours. He will live on in your memories. Godspeed Luke.

 

J.

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He looks like a really sweet guy and he was well loved. I'm glad that your wife made it home and was with him.

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It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. He was well loved and while bittersweet, I sure that your wife was comforted to be with him at the end.

 

Run free at the Bridge, Luke..

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The loss of a beloved dog is so painful and intense.....takes your breath away. I hope with time the memories of the time you had together brings a smile to your face. So sorry for your loss.

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Oh, I'm so sorry. What a beautiful boy he is and what a life he had. Relish the memories.

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Well we have managed to slowly heal from his loss though we will never forget him and the pain of losing our best friend will never be gone. We have continually reminisced about our favorite times with him and we aren't even through the first year we had him....LOL he made such a huge impression on everyone he ever met. Our other Shelby has made it through very well and finally came out of her shell and is way more personable. He is missed dearly but....It is finally time to get another. Friday we are getting our newest addition. Will update in another thread when we get him from the Breeder.

 

Thank you all for the sentiments. I know its been 8 months and I should have responded but I couldn't come here for the longest time.

 

 

Gibs

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I missed this the first time and wish you my belated condolences. I am grateful that you are opening your family's hearts to another youngster.

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