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    Default My best friend Sleuth

    Sleuth is only a handful of weeks away from turning 11, this is very old for an English Mastiff, their life spans usually are between 6-9 years. Over the past few years he has gone downhill steadily as his back legs have lost most of their muscle tone and he now is having a great deal of trouble rising and indeed walking. Over the last two weeks he has slid even further to the point where today I considered the finality of what lay ahead. I spoke with the vet this morning and we have decided to try some anti-inflammatory drugs to see if they will help. By Monday we should see if there is any progress. The good news is that he seems to not be in pain, his appetite is good, his eyes bright and his spirit high as ever.

    I know it may seem trite for some to pray for a dog given all the human suffering on this planet, but any blessings will be most welcome and appreciated.

    Thanks, Brian.
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    Trite? Not at all.
    I've included Sleuth in my prayers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dick cox View Post
    Trite? Not at all.
    I've included Sleuth in my prayers.
    Thank you dick. The meds I picked up for him on Friday seem to be helping, he is getting up the front steps more easily, and if he has any pain he doesn't show it. It's day to day but I'm optimistic...

    Best regards, Brian.
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    Friends are friends, amigo...no laws I know of that says they must be human.

    Sending em up for the both of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireline View Post
    Friends are friends, amigo...no laws I know of that says they must be human.

    Sending em up for the both of you.
    Thanks Ken, for both of us. It is the worst part of having a pet, knowing that one day you will be responsible for it's demise. Last Friday he was doing so poorly I was facing that reality. While the medication is having a positive effect, I know that all I am doing now is delaying the inevitable. That said, every extra day he's here is a blessing.

    Best regards, Brian.
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    I'll pray that he's in good health and good spirits. It's been awhile since I last lost a pet but it was hard, I remember.

    Blessings to you both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3daudioinc View Post
    I'll pray that he's in good health and good spirits. It's been awhile since I last lost a pet but it was hard, I remember.

    Blessings to you both.
    Many thanks Lynn.
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    Brian,
    I'm with Ken, dogs can be the best possible friend. My prayers go out for you and Sleuth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEH View Post
    Brian,
    I'm with Ken, dogs can be the best possible friend. My prayers go out for you and Sleuth.

    Scott
    Much appreciated, thank you Scott.

    Best regards, Brian.
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    To all those here who offered their kind thoughts, support and prayers, I thank you. Back on October 31st I lost Sleuth, it is only now that I have the strength to write this post. Sleuth was one of a kind, he can never be replaced. However in a few weeks I will be getting a new dog and we will form a new bond and relationship, this I am truly excited about...

    As my next post is a "milestone" I wish to dedicate it to my "Old Boy" Sleuth!

    Best regards, Brian.
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