My Buddy

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

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Buddy Boy, Buddy

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-disabled -blind
-dog rescue

Eating Bread and resting on the front porch

He does not like water or hot sun. He does not like the rain.

Favorite Toy:
Memory Foam bed

Favorite Food:
Science Diet Light, small bites

Favorite Walk:
Down the road

Best Tricks:
He likes his teeth flossed

Arrival Story:
Buddy was a year and half old and his original owner, a man in his 20's was incarcerated and Buddy ended up at the girlfriend's aunt's home and they were taking him to the shelter the next day. I knew the lady that was taking him to the shelter. My husband to be and I drove over during the Superbowl half time show in 1996 and came home with him that day.

When younger, Buddy loved to run and catch the ball and was always pulling me down the sidewalk on our walks. As age sets in, the energy levels change but he still thinks he is a lover. I love his attitude and hope when I am faced with personal adversity and health crisis, that I can maintain the same love of life as Buddy possesses. The vet even says that Buddy is a miracle dog, he should have passed on about 4 years but he contines to thrive and overcome all that comes his way. Buddy is diabetic for 4 years now, has Horner's Syndrome, severe skin allergies and has joint problems.

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March 19th 2006 More than 10 years!

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Buddy The Miracle Dog

My Buddy is in Heaven now...

August 4th 2008 6:13 pm
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My Buddy took his last step on February 13, 2008 and a home health vet euthanized him on February 14, 2008 at 10:00am. We had to put down our otherwise healthy mare, Dakota, on February 29, 2008 due to squamous cell carcinoma on her eyeball. February '08 was a difficult month.

My last moment with Buddy; he grabbed my ankles and stretched and smiled as he always did eventhough he could no longer walk. Buddy experienced a slow euthansia because his circulatory had failed and the vet wasn't able to insert a line into his veins. She had to go for the heart, it did not want to stop beating. Buddy always had a big old heart. She gave him several shots in his neck to put him under deeply as if he were going to have surgery and then gave him two shots directly into his heart. The leaving this world process took nearly 30 minutes. It was a long goodbye. We cremated his remains and which ever one of us departs first, Buddy will be buried with one of us.

It is so true when you here people say, you will know when it is time. We knew when the moment arrived for Buddy to go to a peaceful place. His old body just gave out the morning before. Due to incontenance, Buddy had to remain outside for the winter. It was so hard for him to get around the last few weeks and one morning, he went out to potty and his body collapsed. I put him back on his bed on the back porch, and pulled the horse blanket over him and climbed in with him. I had fed him and hand watered his last meal; I sang to him, and I hugged and held him for several hours laying out on that concrete porch. I knew there was no going back. His youth had left and so had his joints and eyesight. I don't know if it was the diabetes that took him out or just a combination of everything but his life had come to an end as all living things must face.

It has been 6 months and I have a certain peace for his life and am somehow comforted that he will be buried with one of us when our time comes. I wish I knew how to tell the world what a special friend he was and that he was so loved and he so loved us. My husband and I had Buddy longer than we have been married and we have been married for 10 years now. He was so much a part of us.

Now, if anyone can tell me how to mark on my account that he is deceased, I would appreciate it. I can't seem to find that button. Life to all who pass this way. Never take life for granted.


I am here, now the party can begin.

March 19th 2006 9:25 am
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Can you believe that a dog can have is own webpage? Woof. I am so special. This is my first diary entry and I am thrilled to belong to this site. I see I have over 150,000 puppy friends already.

I am happy and energetic today but my paws and legs itch so I am obsessed with chewing on them. The skin allergies are kicking in today. I have had a little trouble getting around but my Mom gently guides me where I need to be going. I listen to her voice so if I am about to run into something, she hollars at me to stop and sometimes I don't bang my noggin' if I listen. She tells me to "step down" and "step up". See I am blind and when I try and go outside, I end up either in the door of the nearby bedroom or behind the front door instead of in the opening. I never let it get me down though because I know as soon as I find the great outdoors that I will soon be barking at the horses keeping them in line or chasing the stray cats if they are on my turf. Yeah, blind dogs can still chase cats, just watch out for the cactus. Oh, by the way did I mention that I have a really great dog house and my Mom and Dad live in here with me too? They are very well trained and do exactly what I ask them to do all night long: 24, 365 and howlidays too. They are very trainable humans.

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