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Hi Marc --
Cathy and I have sad news to share: Seamus bloated this evening. The vet told us that his was a very severe torsion, with multiple organs involved, making the surgery a very major ordeal for him. If he made it through that, it didn't seem likely that he would make it through the tough recovery, given his underlying issues. So we decided to have him put to sleep. While it was a very sad decision, we felt really clear that we did not want him to suffer or be uncomfortable in any way on top of the other physical/health issues that he's been dealing with for so long.
He had a great last several days (we couldn't have planned it better, actually): Cathy -- his far and away favorite person on the planet -- was at home with him all day on Saturday AND Sunday. We went to the dog park on Sunday afternoon, where he managed to get every person at the park to scratch his head and make a big fuss over him. He also went on a tare (AKA played with a tennis ball), hopping around and nearly landing on his head when the ball rolled between his front legs. I was at home with home with him all day Monday -- he napped in my office while I worked on a conference paper. Then today, he went to Pooches, the day care where everyone seems to adore him, and had 8 more hours of people fussing over him.
We are so grateful for his companionship over the last five years, and for the opportunity to give him a home where he could be happy. Thank you for sharing him with us for this short time.
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" - Unknown
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