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New Pup

December 31st 2011 10:03 am
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We adopted a year old Border Collie/Saluki mix today from the SPCA named Kail... (Profile number on here is 1225111) If Khloe were here, he'd be so jealous and angry, but I know he wouldn't want me to be so depressed, & I need a dog in my life... Nobody will ever replace you, Bah Bah. I love you so much, Buddy.

 

Diary of the Day

December 20th 2011 12:30 am
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Thanks, Dogster. :)

 

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December 18th 2011 4:07 pm
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Khloe would've hated the last few days. So much rain... He refused to go outside in the rain. If he were here I'd have had to force him out. There's no snow on the ground, which is unusual for this time of year. There were some snow flurries earlier, though. I cried because Khloe loved the snow... He didn't get to see it this year. He used to run and run and try to eat the snow then run and run some more.

I just seem to be feeling worse everyday. I can't believe he's gone...

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th 2011 3:12 pm
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Today's been tough... Khloe loved Thanksgiving. He would always get his own special plate at dinner.
His best buddy, Sasha, is wearing a little pink paw tag in honor of him now.
Miss you, buddy ♥

 

Some memories...

November 17th 2011 9:38 pm
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We picked up Khloe's ashes today. I'm happy to have my boy back home, it's really hard though...
So, some good memories...

- When we first brought Khloe home from the SPCA, he was terrified. My brother-in-law held him over his shoulder in the passenger seat of the truck on the ride home.

- The first trip to the family cabin, he scared me to death - he was so happy to be off-leash he ran through the woods like a deer. I was so scared he was going to run away and not come back! We learned, though, that he wouldn't ever leave us, he always stuck nearby his people. He always loved being off-leash, though! He'd get so happy and just run and run and run...

- He always protected me, mostly from things I didn't need to be protected from. He'd always need to know where I was in the house, and he'd hang out with other family members sometimes, but if he even thought you were going to go near me he'd jump up and race to protect me. He'd bark and bark and bark if you (were male) and touched me at all. I couldn't never hug my Dad without upsetting Khloe. (He loved my dad, though!) He didn't really like females touching me either, but he was more comfortable with it than with males. He did this with the other girls in the family, too, but mostly with me.

- He had a favorite ball (a Chuckit Ultra Fetch Ball). He played fetch with it sometimes, but mostly just carried it around at the dog park and made sure everyone knew it was his. If he had the ball when someone like my Dad gave me a hug, you could tell Khloe was upset - he wouldn't bark though, just chew the ball really hard and stare at whoever was hugging me.

- Waking up at 6 am to walk him down at the river & watch him get mad at + try to chase the herons (there were a lot more ducks, but he ignored those most of the time - the instant he saw a heron though, he wanted to EAT IT! He almost pulled me to the ground chasing one once.) We often went to the store afterwards to buy him yogurt to have with his breakfast.

- He hated balloons & bubbles. He wasn't happy until they were popped. On my 17th birthday a few months ago, my aunt brought me some balloons ... She learned not to do that again, BOL.

- He'd always sleep in my bed with me - either his back against mine, or his back against my stomach (always with his butt facing my head!).

- He loved to chase the golf cart & RTV at the family cabin. Once, when I was driving the golf cart, he ran in front of me and I couldn't stop. I hit him - he was okay, though he learned to run behind or ride with us after that!

- Khloe didn't like babies. I don't think he hated them or anything, he was just scared to hurt them. When our cats were babies they'd climb all over him and he'd just sit there, perfectly still, and cry until someone came to help him. My sister had a baby girl four months ago, and whenever we'd try to get Khloe to say hello to her, he'd get this scared look on his face and start backing away. I remember he got so jealous once when I was playing with her that he started pulling all his toys out and dropped them in my lap.

- On the other hand, he was great with my sisters' Puggle & Parson Russel Terrier. He'd play tug with the terrier and always let her win (though she's approx. 15 pounds and Khloe was about 70 pounds at a healthy weight).

- My sister adopted a Basset Hound puppy almost three years ago. Khloe met her even before I did. They were best buddies. On the Hound's birthdays my sister would make them both a pot of chicken and rice, and on Thanksgiving they'd each get their own plate of turkey, etc. (She's the other dog in the pictures on Khloe's page)

- Khloe loved short, fat (or not necessarily "fat", but thick) dogs. We took him to a Basset Hound rescue picnic once and he was in heaven! And he loved the dog park, but it was the being able to run around off-leash part that he liked, not the other dogs - the only time he ever played with another dog there (that wasn't part of our family), he picked out the shortest, fattest one he could find.

- I remember bike rides and long walks with Khloe. Once, I walked him all the way to the dog park (probably one of our longest walks ever) with a loaded backpack on him ... I was exhausted by the time we got there, but the instant I let him off his leash he just freaked out and ran like crazy like it was nothing.

- I remember walking him past the SPCA we adopted him from once - he was never really a puller, but he dragged me away from there as fast as he could.

- He loved squeaky toys! They were banned from the house for a long time because he would never stop squeaking.

- He didn't like most toys, but one of his favorite games to play with his Basset buddy was to take all the toys away from her and tease her with them. She got him back a lot of the time, though - she'd get his favorite ball and hold it in her mouth while he just barked and cried and got a lot more upset than she ever did about her toys.

- I'm home tutored. Khloe greeted my teachers every morning - usually barking, but always happy. He'd lay under the table during class every day. Once, my math tutor took Khloe in his van (wish my permission, of course) and drove him around the block. Poor Khloe had no idea what had just happened!

- Khloe wasn't allowed to be around ponds or creeks much. He hated the water and would try to attack it - he never figured out why all his digging and biting wasn't doing anything, BOL.

- Khloe hurt his neck playing too hard out at the cabin once. The next visit out there, we were still trying to keep him calm... Instead of jumping off the porch like normal though, he jumped ON to it (at the highest point, too). No one was messing with him or encouraging him to do it or anything, he just did it. We fussed at him for a long time about that.

 

Goodbye...

November 12th 2011 9:43 am
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Khloe has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.
I love you, darling puppy... I'll never forget you.

 

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November 11th 2011 5:59 pm
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He has cancer. He's suffering... We're going to put him to sleep tomorrow morning...

 

Home

November 7th 2011 7:34 am
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Khloe came home from the hospital Thursday night. He's very weak and is eating very little, but he's stopped vomiting. We're still waiting for his test results.

 

Hospital...

November 3rd 2011 2:19 am
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Khloe's in the hospital tonight. He'd been vomiting bile and refusing to eat, acting aggressively and suddenly started having a hard time jumping/keeping his balance.
His calcium levels are high again. The vet said she can't give a good prognosis since we don't know what's causing the elevated calcium levels, but they "can make him comfortable tonight".
When I called to check on him they said he was doing okay, but "he sure likes to bark a lot".
I miss him. I can't sleep...

 

Feeling better!

October 25th 2011 5:05 pm
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Khloe's calcium is back to normal! X-rays came back alright, too. We're starting to taper him off the medicine now. :)

 
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