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Sad News 9/5/08
I got the call Friday from Mike, the call I hate to get. Orso had suddenly gotten very sick and had to be put to sleep. I can't thank Mike and his whole family enough, for giving Orso 4 wonderful months, where he was loved as he was meant to be loved, had all the food he could eat, where his wounds finally healed, and where he had all the kids and attention he could stand. It means so much ot us that he got to enjoy life as it was meant to be, even if only for 4 months. I know he died happy and loved, and that he was finally in a good place, his forever home.
Goodby Orso, our big bear.
Your passing has left a hole in the hearts of those who knew and loved you,
a hole too big to ever be filled.
The Vet called me to make sure I was okay (two losses in a short period) I asked for further explanation as to what happened after discussions with you. What happened basically is that the side of the heart that pumped to the circulatory system gave out and the rest of the heart was pumping hard because his system said he needed circulation. He says it is one of those things that can happen, especially in large dogs and dogs who may have had a tough life....malnutrition, shock etc.
He was so good and improving so well until the day before. I of course asked what I could have done, as I feel guilty about this. I read you site and I agree he has left a huge hole in our hearts.
House feels so empty now. Again thanks for allowing me time with such a special guy. That's two of the best dogs I have ever had.
Diva is getting 4 times the love and attention these days.
Orso is picking up although a little slow today. Yesterday he actually tried the zoomies and it cracked Teresa up so much she phoned me right away laughing hysterically. She says he was trying to zoom but was awkward as hell and was making some strange noises we've not heard before or since. His rashes are gone, he still licks some and we are working on that. We walk each morning and the two walk very well. Orso actually half lifted a leg to pee once. He goes up and down stairs in control now.
Diva is fitting right in as well. She is loved by all she meets as well, except our daughter after she put the pet bunny in her mouth. No one hurt. Diva has had a few zoomies and she travels stairs better than I ever remember Woody doing it. She appears to have lost a pound or two.
We have the eating, bathroom routines down. No messes in the house and no fights.
They both visit the Daycare for much of the day and lay amongst the children. Orso would not stop laying on the quiet time mats as Teresa took them out each nap time, so she made him one. He zonks out for a few hours while the children nap tops 30 minutes.
"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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