BJ~In Loving Memory~4/19/2010


Labrador Retriever
Picture of BJ~In Loving Memory~4/19/2010, a male Labrador Retriever

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Home:Stone Ridge, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Bee, Junior, Boo Boo

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Sun Sign:
Badges:
pet tag recovery serviceRainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
January 26th 2002

Likes:
Playing with his towels! Being with & meeting people. Playing in the snow. Riding in the car.Belly rubs. Playing frisbee...as soon as I come home he wants to go outside and play catch!! And of course Dinner Time!

Pet-Peeves:
He hates being left alone or being locked out of his (my) room!!

Favorite Toy:
Towels....he loves to play *tug of war*. Frisbee's.

Favorite Food:
Beef broth over his dry food.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere outside where he can explore.

Best Tricks:
Playing frisbee or any kind of catch, sit, shake, and retrieving of course!!

Arrival Story:
I always wanted a Yellow Lab, so one day I just decided to go for it!! BJ has been a great companion and my best friend ever since!

Bio:
BJ will definitely let you know when he wants to play. He'll bring whatever toy or towel he wants to play with over to you, place it in your lap and then look at you with this *come on!!* look on his face. He also likes to let you know when he's ready for dinner. He'll look at his bowl, then stare at his bag of food, then turn and look at me. The cycle repeats until I put food in his bowl!!

Forums Motto:
No Fear!

The Groups I'm In:
!!!! Labs !!!!, ☆Rainbow Bridge Pals.•*:•.★, Miss ♥Dayzee♥ Support and Fundraiser Group, All About Labs, Dudley Labradors, English Labs, Hudson Valley NY Pets, I love yellow labs!, LABS LABS AND MORE LABS!!!!!!!!!, Live LOVE Labs !, New York Labs, Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies, Upstate NewYork Mountain Labs

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 26th 2005 More than 9 years!

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Dogster Id:
122304


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A tough battle begins...


Fight Dog Cancer

April 23rd 2010 6:07 pm
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BJ has a new website on FightDogCancer.com. This is a site where people who's pups had cancer can share their stories and share information. Hopefully we can make people more aware of canine cancer.

Please check out BJ's page and the other pups on the site.

http://www.fightdogcancer.com/dogs/96-bj-labrador-r etriever-Hemangiosarcoma

 

April 20th 2010 10:22 am
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Last week BJ stopped eating and drinking and seemed very lethargic. We thought he had pancreatitis and tried treating him for that but it didn't help. We did blood work on Friday and it showed his kidneys weren't doing good. Over the weekend we gave him lots of fluids under his skin. On Monday we did blood work again and his kidneys were much worse. We then had another ultrasound done and it showed that his cancer had already covered his liver, was affecting his lymph nodes, and that he also had blood in his belly. Both the vet and ultrasound Dr. were shocked at how fast the cancer attacked him...only about two and a half weeks.

We were going to pick him up and bring him home and have one last night with him and then the vet was going to come to our house and put him to sleep. When we got to the vets BJ looked so tired. It wasn't my BJ. The distant look in his eyes told me he could not fight anymore and was ready. We could not bring him home and have him suffer through another night.

We spent about a half hour alone with him and gave him lots of hugs and tear filled kisses. Then the vet came in and put him to sleep while we held him. My beautiful baby boy took his last breath in my arms.

We are devastated about BJ's loss and how quickly the cancer killed him.

I urge everybody that loves their dog to learn about canine cancer. Far too many dogs get cancer and ultimately die from it. Please check out BJ's page at The National Canine Cancer Foundation.

http://www.wearethecure.org/friends/bjsbattle

 

April 11th 2010 11:13 am
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On Good Friday, 2010 BJ was operated on to remove his spleen and a 5 lb. tumor that was attached to his spleen. He is recovering well from the surgery but his long term prognosis is not good. We got the biopsy results back and BJ has a high grade splenic sarcoma, which is an aggresive form of cancer. Reports say it has an 80% mortality rate within 1 year.

We have a meeting with the vet coming up Monday and we are probably going to give chemotherapy a shot as BJ seems to have a lot of fight in him. His eyes are bright and clear and he wants to play and is being like his old self. As long as he wants to fight we will support him.

I have started page dedicated to him and all dogs suffering from cancer at the National Canine Cancer Foundation. I hope to raise awareness about canine cancer and hopefully raise a good amount of money for research, etc. You can visit BJ's page at the link below and you can also donate directly to NCCF there as well. All donations are tax deductable. Lets try to stop this disease for BJ and all the other pups who have it!!!!

http://www.wearethecure.org/friends/bjsbattle

 
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