I wanted to let you know that my beloved Beaux has passed away. I
have been completely devastated with the loss.
Beaux was adopted through CWVRG by, Richard, a tenant in the same
building as I work and one of my clients. Beaux and I fell in love
immediately!! He would come into my office daily just to hang out
with me. Richard was going through difficult times personally with
his father - so Beaux would come and hang out with me during
Richard's travels. It became apparent quickly he and I didn't like
being separated. Richard was so gracious in his resignation with our
bond and allowed me to move forward in officially adopting him
through you. I remember the phone conversation with your husband - I
was so worried you wouldn't approve me and keep us together.
Boy what a life he had - Poor guy was picked up from Nebraska - torn
ACL which the rescue paid to repair it - Then he tore the other knee
shortly after being with me - another surgery - then - rejection of
the sutures - yet again - another surgery.
Last year we almost lost him to Xylitol poising - He helped himself
to the gum in my purse - By sheer will, me pushing and a great team
of vets we pulled him through it. It took him a while to bounce back
- and he didn't fully come back the way he used to be.
We went to the vets for a yearly checkup - from there it seems like
there was this horrible domino effect going on. After 2 weeks - it
hit us in the face - Lymphoma - we caught it much too late - he was
in the end stages by the time it was diagnosed. I can't tell you how
much I have gone over in my mind - How on earth did I miss it? How
did the vet miss it? So many of the signs are synonymous with having
a senior dog etc., then boom - his body was shutting down right
before my eyes - we removed fluid from his lungs in hopes to ease
his breathing - started the steroids - a couple of days later he
gave up eating, the following day he gave up drinking. I knew then
what was coming. He then began to pull away from me. It was torture
not being able to comfort him. He passed very peacefully - Leaving
in his wake a grieving, devastated mom.
Thank you so much for all you do - without your constant work I
would have never met my soul mate and enjoyed the brief time we had