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20 August 2011
I’ll post more in a few days.
14 August 2009
28 November 2011
Oh, I am so, so sorry for your family. Please know that many thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. Spencer really was so very brave and I am glad that you had some good, healthy time with him after the amputation.
God bless you,
Lisa and Zeus
14 August 2009
This is truly a sad day. Spencer was such a lovely boy. My heart goes out to you and your family. As one that has been through the events that happened for you this morning with Spencer, I can understand the pain and heartache. One minute, everything is looking good and then in a flash, it all changes. It's shocking.
Please update us when you are up to it. In the meantime, may peace be with you.
5 February 2010
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember spencer by those beautiful pictures you shared with us.
11 February 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you thoughts of peace and comfort.
Bob,Julie,Samson and Lady
Heartfelt sympathy and prayers going out to you and your family. I'll never get used to seeing these losses day by day. It seems like so many recently. I know no words can take away your pain but just know how very sorry I am. I know how much you will miss Spencer. I'm sure he was a velcro Dog just like my Doberman Emalee. They are just so loyal and protective. I know that you did the very best for Spencer and you gave him a wonderful life. We are all here for you when you are ready to post more. Take care of yourself, it's a rough road ahead.
20 August 2011
Just a c&p from my facebook page, then I'm going to lay down for a bit (my mom took the kids to get lunch).
Spencer is gone. We had him put to sleep about 1-2 hours ago. He had seemed HEALTHY on Friday – happily ran to and from the bus stop. Saturday things seemed normal. yesterday he seemed to have less energy. when he got up this morning he started coughing, and then coughing up some blood. He was still walking and happy to see the kids though. I got them off to school and he went down hill quickly. We ended up at the ER vet. His chest cavity was filled with blood, he was having a hard time breathing and they had him on oxygen. His platelet count was crazy low. My mom and step dad picked the kids up from school so that they could say goodbye. My step dad and I stayed with Spencer when he went to sleep for the last time. We are all so sad right now; but the one positive thing that I can say is that Spencer had good days right up until the end.
(and a little extra stuff that I didn't post on FB)
I know this was the right thing to do – he just felt so bad right at the end. His tail didn't even wag when I would say, “your a good boy” or when the kids walked in the room. I'm thankful that he only had a few bad hours rather than multiple bad days; but I really wish I could have had a little more warning. the kids were so worried as I sent them off to school and I told them, “it won't be today”. I promised to update their teachers with how he was doing; but instead my mom had to go pick them up. Apparently they all knew what it was when they were called to the office for dismissal. I kick myself because Spencer had been invited to go meet the twins' class to show the kids how he had overcome so many challenges and didn't let things get him down. I had decided to wait until their main teacher was off of maternity leave (next week). I'm also kicking myself. While I made a point of getting pictures of Spencer lately, I forgot to get video. We have very little video with him and I don't know that I have any with him on 3 legs other than one time him running through a video I was taping of my son.
so… get out there and don't only take pictures, take video!!! (or if you are only good at getting video, also get pictures!!) And don't put things off with the assumption that there is more time. Thanks for all the love and prayers and I promise I'll be back to support others in the good times and bad.
12 February 2010
we're sorry for your loss. we understand how things can change on a dime, being fine on a saturday, and then gone on a monday. hugs to your family during this sad time – you gave spencer a final, selfless gift by releasing him. love never ends.
charon & spirit gayle
6 November 2011
Our thoughts are with you all, Hope the kids are doing okay (well as okay as they can) Its heartbreaking when things change so quickly but as you said at least he was only in pain for a few hours. Hold all those precious memories close they will help you through the next few days/weeks.
Fly free Spencer fly free
29 October 2010
Oh, I’m so sorry for your loss. What a shock to see your post, since he was doing so well the last time you posted.
That is the crazy thing about this disease, the end comes very fast. It is a good thing for the dogs since they can still have such good quality of life right up to close to the end, but it is shocking and hard for us to deal with.
Know that there are lots of us here for you who have been right where you are now. I hope that soon your happy memories of your precious time with Spencer will bring you more smiles than tears.
Run free Spencer! Abby and so many others are there to welcome you!
Jackie, angel Abby’s mom
13 October 2011
Tears and hugs for you and family. So very, very sorry!
7 January 2011
So incredibly sorry for your loss. While it is shocking when they go downhill so quickly, I hope you can find some comfort knowing that his quality of life was good right up to the end. Always so sad to hear of the loss of one of our beloved tripawd warriors, but it's utterly heartbreaking when it's a young pup like Abby or Spencer. Run free with your new pack Spencer. You are all in our prayers.
18 January 2012
So sorry for your loss! I'm also happy it was only hours and not days of suffering for Spencer. It's so especially hard when kids are involved. It's tough enough for us to try to make sense of loss and grieving. Kids are amazing, though and you'll probably find they will create their own stories and ways to deal with this eventually.
May your good memories begin to fill the hole in your heart.
Tears and Whines
Judy and Baby
28 November 2008
I posted on the other thread, but wanted to also add my condolences here. I'm so sorry Spencer has passed. I loved reading about his great relationship with your kids, and seeing the photos of them together. It was so obvious that your family loved him as much as he loved you. I know it's hard now, but I also know that in time, smiles will replace the tears.
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