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Old 06-25-2008, 12:16 AM
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Chief is the white dog, Niki is on the right, this picture was taken in Wyoming awhile back while we were resting at a rest stop.

This was very unexpected as I knew it was coming from his bad legs, but he was having on and off nose bleeds little ones, today it was really bad so much blood, thankfully it stopped after 1/2 hr after I was calling the vet, trying to give Niki her shot, and make an arrangement for someone to dig his grave for me.

By the time we got to the vet his legs really did give out, the vet suggested it must of been a tumor in his brain, or from the cushings being dogs don't really get alot of nose bleeds. She had a hard time trying to find a vein because his veins were collapsing.

I buried him last nite, I thank God for a excavator who dug his grave for me, wanting nothing in return, he had brought along his son who was home from Iraq after 2 tours. I had never met the excavator man before, another fellow who knows me told me to call him when I knew this may happen to Chief. I swear you get more kindness from strangers

When brought Chief home he was rapped in this big heavy blanket I had, only thing I could think of with the rush to get to vet, so I unwrapped him and put him in a nice bright yellow sheet, I lined his grave with pine boughs set him in it and put pine boughs on top of him and buried him. Tommorrow I will get the big rocks for atop his grave and use some vinca plants and some temporary ground cover to make it nice, after awhile I will come up with some plant's to plant there to make it look real nice and a garden light, he is laying next to Gandy in the shade my doggie who passed last year.

Chief was 14 yrs old, his hips and legs were getting really bad, Diag. with Cushings in 2005 3 yrs ago did well with it until the nosebleeds which started about 2 months ago, the nosebleeds were maybe every 2 weeks just a little bleed but his nosebleed 2 wks ago was worse, and yesterdays was really bad.



IF IT SHOULD BE

If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years.
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come -- please let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend,
And please stay with me till the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve -- it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years;
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.


Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog;
but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog.


My sunshine doesn't come from the skies,
It comes from the love in my dog's eyes.




Well I went from having 4 dogs now there is one my Niki, I missed Chief when I fed Niki tonite, there was usually his excitement at the sound of food.

I am so sad right now, I will close, be back at late date.
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:01 AM
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I so sorry to hear Chief passed. It is not fair that we only have them for a short time. He sure was beautiful.

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Old 06-25-2008, 05:59 AM
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I am so sorry to hear about Chief! You are so right about the kindness of strangers! The work that is done on this forum is another perfect example.
He was a very handsome fellow!

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I'm so sorry for the loss of Chief. He was truly a handsome boy. He looks so regal in that picture, like he owns the world.

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Old 06-25-2008, 06:57 AM
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What a beautiful guy you shared your life with for the past 14 years! He was lucky to have you and you were lucky to have him.

Bonnie is right--Chief looks like the king--and right next to him is Queen Niki, ruling over Montana and everywhere else they went.

It's never easy to lose them, but when they've been with us for a long time, we can at least be grateful that we were able to have them for that long.

All of our dear ones stay with us in our minds and hearts, so he's still there with you--every time you think of him.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:35 PM
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I am so sorry to hear about Chief. He was beautiful and well loved and now he will be missed.
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I am very sad to hear about your Chief! Tears have filled my eyes You were a great furmom Godspeed Chief!!! BTW He was beautiful
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I am so very sorry to hear about Chief. He was a beautiful dog. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you and Niki.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:23 PM
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I send my condolenses to you as well - Chief was beautiful - so regal looking. To have him for 14 years is such a testament to your good care! How wonderful that you had someone to help bury him. What a wonderful family they must be! Take care of yourself - Jody
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Awww Dolly.... I know you'd been kind of expecting this to happen sooner rather than later but it is always always too soon. I'm so sorry to hear that he has gone.

What a beautiful picture! Chief was a great name for him. With all that northern type breed in him, I'll bet he loved Wyoming.

I thought that somewhere I had some information about how he came to you but I couldn't find it. Maybe it is in the thread on Niki's story...

How did you wind up with Chief in your life?

Godspeed to Chief and a big hug to you and Niki tonight,

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