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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.

  • Gender - male
  • Age/DOB - 2 yr.
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 131 lb.
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 5/7/05
  • Available as of - 7/7/05
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - Working on it
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids - Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament - Brawley is a fairly sedentary Dane, your typical couch potato. Very sweet, good natured, easy going guy. And extremely affectionate and cuddly.

  • Comments
Brawley and his sister Snowflake came to us from their owner/breeder in Southern California. Their was another dog in the house that mauled Brawley pretty good. Brawley is a big guy, much bigger than this other dog, but unlike this other dog, Brawley is not the fighting type. He suffered some pretty serious injuries to his front leg. He's pretty much all recovered now though he will probably have a few scars. He is just a great big teddy bear, so very loving and just so happy to curl up in your lap. Of course he's way too big for most laps, but he still thinks it's really cool to cuddle up. He is quiet and easy going, with a kind of goofy slightly timid nature. You just want to wrap your arms around him and squeeze, and he just wants to let you. He is a big favorite around here. Someone is going to be a very lucky adopter. Like Snow, he came to us with no apparent training. And like Snow, he came noticeably underweight. In good condition and well cared for, but very thin. We are busy trying to fatten them both up.

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