Cruiser (5/7/2002 - 2/6/2011)

German Shepherd
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Home:Aurora, CO  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred-service dog

May 7th 2002

EAT ... sleep ... chase the ball ... EAT ... sleep ... chase the squirrels ... EAT ... sleep ... look soulful ... and being near "Mom"

#1 - cats. #2 - squirrels.

Favorite Toy:
His stuffed camel, 'til it came apart. Now it's his frog. Or maybe the knobby ball. Or ... hmmm ... what do YOU have???

Favorite Food:
Kibble, any type. Oh, wait - maybe it's ice cream. No, no - it's biscuits. Or possibly it's ...

Favorite Walk:
Walk?!? Not unless I HAVE to. Let's get back to chasing the ball, shall we???

Best Tricks:
"Stealing" toys from his "brother" Ciano.

Arrival Story:
Cruiser trained to be a guide dog for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The man he was partnered with went into a diabetic coma and did not come back. GDB tried placing Cruiser with another individual but this man said he didn't like Cruiser. Cruiser was sent back home to his puppy raiser to place in a pet home. Miracle of miracles, she gave him to us!

Over the Rainbow Bridge Feb. 6, 2011

Forums Motto:
Mr. Mellow - It\'s always naptime!

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 9th 2007 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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(9/20/00 -

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Cruisin' Thru the Day

Gone but not forgotten

April 22nd 2011 6:12 pm
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Cruiser contracted lymphoma in late 2010. Although the chemo put the lymphoma into complete remission, the side effects, or perhaps a combination of the lymphoma and the chemo, caused a "rare" condition called megasophagus. The esophagus is supposed to narrow as it reaches the stomach so food stays down, but in this situation the esophagus widens making it very difficult to keep anything down. Despite all efforts to help him retain his food, Cruiser began refusing to eat.

After visiting with dear friends, his original Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy raisers, on Saturday February 5, he had a particularly unhappy night. When daylight and snow arrived on Sunday morning, we took our darling to the animal ER, said goodbye, and let him go to meet his friends on the other side of the Bridge.

We love you, Cruiser.


Donating blood for other dogs ... it's a good thing to do!

June 7th 2010 6:48 am
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Don't forget that dogs sometimes need transfusions just like humans. Call your local animal ER to see if your dog qualifies to help other dogs. My "mom" and "dad" take me regularly and also sometimes when there has been an emergency. It doesn't hurt, it's quick, and I get really cool treats afterwards for being so helpful and such a good boy!


Happy Valentine's Day all year round :-)

February 16th 2009 10:21 am
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