Archie *Angel*


Labrador Retriever
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Home:Franklinville, NJ  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Archibald, Fatty Arbuckle, Arch, Big Lug, Old Man, and Gentle Giant

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

Birthday:
January 1st 1993

Likes:
Sleeping, eating, and humping his brother when he has the energy.

Pet-Peeves:
Having his teeth brushed, taking his meds, and going to the vet

Favorite Toy:
Orange stuffed toy

Favorite Food:
Everything

Favorite Walk:
Around the yard at a very slow pace

Best Tricks:
Tricks are for kids, I just want to sleep

Arrival Story:
We adopted Archie from a friends family a few years ago. We were told he was a 8 yr old lab in great health. But the day he arrived we knew we werent told the truth. He was very overweight, limped, and appeared older. We took him to the vet and found out he was 10 at the time, had severe arthritis, and an underactive thyroid. He's on meds for the arthritis so he can walk. And he's on meds for his thyroid. We put him on a diet and he has lost most of the weight. He was doing really good for quite awhile. Then one day he stopped eating and back to the vet we went. We found out he has an enlarged kidney and cancer. They dont recommend any type of treatment due to his age and overall health. He's taking 5 different pills twice a day and eating, but only human food. It's heartbreaking watching his health declining. But I take comfort in knowing that I'm doing all that I can do, and giving him the best days of the rest of his precious life.

Bio:
8-25-07 My sweet boy has gone to the bridge. He fought long and hard, but the cancer had finally beat him. He was an angel. He is deeply missed. Rest in Peace now my sweet boy, until we meet again.

Forums Motto:
Angel

The Groups I'm In:
LABS LABS AND MORE LABS!!!!!!!!!, Pet-O-Nomics, The Pound Puppy Project, ^*BASH*^, ~The R Unit~, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Archie is at the bridge

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A Day and a Life of a Gentle Giant


Archie went to the bridge 8-25-07

August 27th 2007 4:54 pm
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My sweet baby has gone to the bridge. He fought long and hard, but the cancer finally got the best of him. I will always be grateful for the 4 1/2 years I had with him. I have seen him happy, but I never got to see him healthy. And that always broke my heart. He was such a kind gentle soul who had it rough for a very long time. I know that I gave him his much deserved happiness, I just wish I could have given him his health. We miss him so much, but I know he is free of pain now, and running free with his twin Zackary, Farley, Gonzo, Sassy, and all his other friends. And I know they will watch over and take good care of him. Until we're together again. We love you my sweet angel.

I ONLY WANTED YOU

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

 

My Pal Zackary

July 23rd 2006 7:37 am
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My heart is weighing heavy today. We have just learned that my sweet pal Zackary has gone to the bridge. We love you pal, may you rest in peace.
A poem for you:

SPECIAL PLACE

You have a special place, Dear Lord
That I know you'll always keep.
A special place reserved for dogs,
To peacefully fall asleep.

A place with fluffy pillows,
And a yard for hiding bones,
With maybe a little babbling creek,
That rushes over stones.

With wide green fields and flowers,
For those who never knew
Of running, playing freely
Under sky of perfect blue.

Lord, I know you keep this special place,
And so, to you I pray
For one oh so special dog
Who came to you today.

He was full of strength and love,
And so very, very wise.
The puppy look he once had
This morning left his eyes.

He will be dearly missed, Lord,
This special pal of mine.
But now, he'll romp and play
In your land that's so divine.

Speak to him softly, please
With a hug and warm hello.
He's a special gift to you, Dear Lord
And I will always love him so.

 

I Love my Pals

April 22nd 2006 1:45 pm
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Well, it has been awhile since I wrote anything in my diary, so I thought I would write about all of my pals. Lately, I have been a pretty sick pup. If you read my bio, then you will see I have a number of health issues. Mom is doing all that she can, and I have to admit, I love all the extra attention.
One of my dearest pals, George Underwood, posted that I was sick and to pray for me. I have received so many wonderful paw mails, poems, prayers, rosettes and well wishes. I couldn't believe the amount of support I received.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you all for caring and making this old guy feel so loved.
Thank you to: Sadie, Weezer, Penelope, Farley, Monkey, Pretty Boy Floyd, Isabelle, Chaz, Rosie, Kevin, Gonzo, Yoshi, Abby, Sunny, Jay Jay, Bella Bean,
Lucy, Poquito, Sammy, Paris, Winnifred, Butch, Arguss, Isabel, Tessa, Baxter,
MacKenzie, Peanut, Bambi, Sugar, Bailey, Savannah, Zackary, Tucker, Lady, Goldie, Stormie,
Katy Louise, Little Bit, Payton, Skye, Wilson, Junior, Mikey, Rosalita, Parker,
Peaches, CandyLoo, Rosie Moondog, Isabel, Guiness, Mystique, Mocha Bear,
Bubbles, Taffie, Bronco, Skittles, Roger, Sadie May, Impy, Jombie, Josie, and especially George.
You are all the best pals anyone could ask for. I am deeply touched to know and to be pals, with each and every one of you!
I LOVE YOU PALS!!!
Archie

 
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