Crow (in memoriam)

Picture of Crow (in memoriam), a male Greyhound

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Home:Martha's Vineyard, MA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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croak-a-doak, croaky, croak-a-deeno, deeny

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

June 9th 1996

being a part of everything, and helping with chores...any chores

not being able to help with outside chores. He enjoys being the overseer.

Favorite Toy:
his Moo-Goo-Guy-Pal , a squeaky toy that he loves over all other toys

Favorite Food:
any other dog's food, and whatever happens to be in the compost bucket

Favorite Walk:
anywhere the humans are walking

Arrival Story:
He is a retired racing Greyhound who was in a couple of other homes, before being adopted by us. He is a very rambunctious dog, and had some behavior issues in the beginning, but now is doing quite well.

The story we heard about his racing days is that he ran with such speed that he wore himself out before the finish. We have seen how fast he can run, since he likes to do the occasional solo race around the back field here, reaching breathtaking speeds, and just missing everything in his path.

In November, 2004, Crow came up lame, after x-rays it was discovered that he had bone cancer in his left hind leg. Not much hope is given with that diagnosis, and decisions have to be made very quickly. Fortunately, we discovered the online canine support group BoneCancerDogs, a Yahoo group, and gained much information through the experience of those who had gone down this road before. Many hard decisions had to be made, to try to give him the best chance for more time. There is no cure but with treatment, many do quite well. We chose to amputate, since that removes the source of intractable pain that usually forces euthanasia. He did very well, as many dogs do, since dogs don't fret about only having 3 legs now, or what everyone will think. They just go forward with whatever they are dealt with. The recovery from, even this major surgery, is usually fairly quick, and Crow was pretty much back to his old self within two weeks. That is the average for most of the dogs going through this. He did receive chemotherapy for a couple of months after amputation, and then went on to live his life with great joy, as if he had always had in 3 legs. He lived for 14 months after diagnosis, which is quite good considering that without treatment, in general, most have to be put down fairly soon after diagnosis. Those 14 months were some of the best months with him, and worth every moment. It was only when he began to suffer from a secondary condition, connected with the bone cancer, for which there was no treatment, that in Feb, 2006, at the age of 9, we sadly had to let him go.

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