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15 July 2017 - 10:49 pm
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Oh Otis!!! Oh my goodness! Otis wasn't "begging"'for food....he was DEMANDING it!!! 🙂

And that deep big dog WOOF WOOF!! I just love Mr Otis Odin....love him dearly. Keep the wonderful,wonderful treasure coming. PLEASE!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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15 July 2017 - 11:17 pm
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Ditto on keeping the pics and videos coming. That was fabulous! I love the way he cocks his head on one side and raises his eyebrows as he sees his 'request' is about to be granted. 

I'm so terribly sorry to hear he has gone and sending you masses of love and hugs at this saddest of sad times. I'm certain he is galloping with Eurydice, great goofy grins on both their faces, ears flapping wildly with joy. I know the space he leaves must be achingly huge. Please know that you are in my thoughts. 

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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16 July 2017 - 7:20 am
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Oh, Sweet Otis. Please help Mosby across the bridge today.

I am so sorry for your loss. This disease is the worst.

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16 July 2017 - 8:21 am
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We are so sorry!! Otis is with Miss Cow & family and I am certain they are having so much fun right now!

Otis will send you a sign I have no doubt! Seems a lot of the the tripawds all decided to go together and meet up! 

I dont have any words of comfort ! I have tears myslef and know this is gut wrenching for you! 

We are thinking of you and very sorry to hear Otis has left this earth!

The Great Dane wings must be magnificent Fly free Otis!!

For the record Otis will be waiting on you when it is your time!!

I believe we have a welcome wagon sorta speak waiting for us when it is our time to rejoin all of those that have passed before us!

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16 July 2017 - 9:57 am
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My heart breaks for you and tears flow!  Your love for Otis surrounded him his entire life.  He was able to give back that love in the wag of his tail to show you he'd be fine and was ready to earn his wings.  Your sweet prince was able to go gently through the night stars where all our Angels met him and made him welcome.  They say stars are but openings to heaven where the light of our loved ones are able to shine their love and light down on us.  Know Otis will be shining down his light and love to you.  He'll remain with you always in spirit and in everything beautiful.  Fly free new Angel!  Those are some mighty impressive wings you've got there!

sending love,

Linda & Spirit Mighty Max

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16 July 2017 - 1:36 pm
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I'm so sorry to see this update, my heart broke when I saw that Otis' time came. I'm so sorry. But it was also good to know that you feel so confident about choosing his time so that he didn't suffer. You did all the right things to create the most peaceful transition for him, and gave Otis the greatest gift any animal could ask of their human. I have no doubt he will send you lots of signs to thank you for your kindness. Wait and listen, they'll be there.

Still, I know it's hard and the tears will flow. When we lose a big part of our daily life and happiness like this, it's hard. If or when you want to talk, we are here for you OK? And we hope you will continue sharing more photos and videos too.

Thank you for inviting us into Otis' world, it has been such an honor. Please know that his story will always be a part of this community and your sweet, rowdy, spunky boy's spirit will always be treasured among us all.

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16 July 2017 - 2:24 pm
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I am so sorry for your loss.  Otis was such a special boy. You're in our thoughts as you struggle with his absence, especially during these first raw days.  What a lucky pup he was to have been yours.

Tracy & Zatoichiheart

Former neglect case/shelter dog, adopted in 2009.  Read my story hereElder statesman of Richard & Tracy's pack!  

Diagnosis of osteosarcoma of the left proximal humerus on Oct. 29, 2016 ~ Palliative Radiation & Zoledronate Nov. 2016 thru June 2017 ~ Left foreleg amputation on June 29, 2017 ~ Homeopathy with Dr. Loops starting July 2017.

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27 July 2017 - 3:33 pm
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So sorry that Otis is gone. You listened so well to what he was saying so that you could make all of these good decisions. Thinking about you and your pup as you move through these weeks.

With love,

Lisa and Luka

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28 July 2017 - 4:34 pm
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I'm so, so sorry to read about Otis. He was a beautiful boy and I'm glad he went peacefully. Love & hugs to you heartheartheart

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28 July 2017 - 4:44 pm
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Oh sweetie, I am so, so sorry Otis had to leave you ... but you can be sure he IS with Miss Cow alrighty 🐮 and they are having a ball of a time flapping their gigantic silver wings and jumping from cloud to cloud deliriously happy ☁️🌈☁️🐾🐾🐾🌟🌟 they are forever free now 💫💫 and holding paws as they laugh their happy laugh ✨✨

You, just like me, were blessed with a clear decision, he was ready to go and he knew full well how loved he was 💘

He had the BEST Mom who fought the fight alongside him until the very end.

My heart is right by your side 💕

Eurydice and Otis are watching over us and they are as happy as grossly oversized bunnies 🐰🐰 🐾🐾🌟🌟

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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Thanks to everyone.    I picked up Otis' ashes tonight.  I thought I would be fine, until I pulled into the last place I saw him alive and watched him pass. It was more heartbreaking than being with him while he passed.  I found myself patting the box and talking to it on the way home while I cried and my heart shattered.   I love the visual of those who have passed with big beautiful wings.

Otis - 121 lbs pre amp - 114 lbs post amp and now 118 lb Great Dane - English Mastiff X.  Started limping on 12/24/16.  Diagnosed with Osteosarcoma 12/28/16 - amputation of front left leg on 1/6/17.  Stitches out and 1st round of Chemo on 1/19/17.   2nd round of Carboplatin on 2/10/17 - 3rd round on 3/2/2017.  4th round was scheduled for 3/22/17 - however due to low WBC postponed - 4th Chemo completed on 3/28/17.  Had breathing difficulties, stayed in Tufts ICU overnight.  Due for 2 more rounds of Chemo but we are opting to go with homeopathy with Dr. Loops instead.

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Not an easy time...not at all.  I think you WILL find comfort in having his ashes home with you. Many make a little Memorial display of some sort a d put some mome tos that temi d you of Otis.   Some make little Memorial Gardens and use some ashes to add as.nutrients to a plant or a tree.  In Nature, noting ever "dies", it just changes form in a life affirming way.

For my Happy Hannah I vivisualized Angel Wings made out of CHOCOLATE.. 

Not sure if the Angel Wings below were made for Otis or not.  But when I saw them they reminded me of gentle grace...just like OTIS

Love and hugs

Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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I also put Mosby's ashes in the seat next to me, and talked to him. And, of course, I cried. I drove home a back way, past the neighborhood where he and I first bought a house, and where we did a ton of our running. But it really felt good to bring him home, even if it wasn't the Mosby I knew. Otis will always be with you, just with his big wings now, watching over you and waiting for you.

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Thanks to everyone here for the support during our fight with cancer and passing of Otis.

Tomorrow will be 4 weeks and I still have not cleaned and put his beds away.  His bowls are on the back porch soaking in water and dish soap.  I have not been able to go clean them out yet. 

The cats have claimed his big barker in the livingroom.  Especially the one that used to cuddle with Otis.

I have felt like an empty nester so badly.  I have nobody to care for. The cats are my daughter's responsibility and I'm a dog person.

So I've been feeling guilty that I began searching for a Great Dane within days of Otis' passing.  Then I just read about how others are looking at/thinking about getting another dog. So I'll confess.   I have a Dane flying in on Sept 1st.  He is a service dog for his current owner and will be my PTSD service dog.  The trainer will stay a few days and train us to work together.

Because I fell in love with Miss Cow I'm getting a Mr. Cow!   I'll post a photo of him shortly. 

Otis - 121 lbs pre amp - 114 lbs post amp and now 118 lb Great Dane - English Mastiff X.  Started limping on 12/24/16.  Diagnosed with Osteosarcoma 12/28/16 - amputation of front left leg on 1/6/17.  Stitches out and 1st round of Chemo on 1/19/17.   2nd round of Carboplatin on 2/10/17 - 3rd round on 3/2/2017.  4th round was scheduled for 3/22/17 - however due to low WBC postponed - 4th Chemo completed on 3/28/17.  Had breathing difficulties, stayed in Tufts ICU overnight.  Due for 2 more rounds of Chemo but we are opting to go with homeopathy with Dr. Loops instead.

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