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Tony has spent many years with me right by my side; he has traveled all over the US and Canada. If he is still alive in June he will be sixteen years old. He has done his job to watch over me and keep me safe as we went from state, now it is my turn to watch over him for he has cancer. I give him his pain meds every day and put the witch hazel on him most every night.

 

Today he got especially spunky; I was playing with my other faithful companion Marian and Tony tried to do his job and protect me, but all in all Mariana loves her best friend. If he has been outside for what seems too long, she will come and get me to open the door just to check on Tony.

 

I would love to hear other stories of what keep you going .

I think if it wasn't for my best friends I would lay down and die; they give me a lot of will to live but that is for another post.

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Hi Quiltfairy,

 

How wonderful to hear that Tony is still with you and feeling so good at present, despite suffering with cancer.

 

Sixteen is a fantastic age for a dog; by my calculations that would make him the equivalent of 112 in human years!! :lol:

 

Here's a congratulations for him!! :congratulations:

 

Best wishes,


Jo Frowde

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I have not posted this yet. Tony passed away in December.

 

About two weeks before it was sad, yet good as I was with him and he died in my arms. I tell friends now he is chasing rabbits and cats and is no longer in pain.

 

Mariaha did a lot of mourning; she would not come into the house until bed time. I felt sorry for her so I put a rug that was Tony's favourite place to sleep out on the porch and now it is Mariaha's favorite place to sleep when she is enjoying the sun.

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I'm really sorry to hear this, Quiltfairy. :sad:

 

At least you know that Tony had a lovely life with you and as you've said, he's having a great time now chasing rabbits and cats (along with my Labrador, who used to love to do that, as well.)

 

Best wishes,


Jo Frowde

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi Quiltfairy,

 

I want to apologize for my very belated reply.  I'm sorry that you lost your dog, Tony. :crying:

 

Is Mariaha feeling any better yet?

 

I'm so happy for pets. I think of them as a secret weapon for chronic illness, just as good if not better than most medications!

 

:hug-bear:

 


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

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Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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So sorry about your loss of Toby! They are just like family members and the grief is gut wrenching!  I've lost two and my little chi has just months of life,  Don't even know how I'll get through that,  But I'll jump off that bridge when I come to it,. 

 

Regards, Nance HG.

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