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.

 
 

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Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

April 24th 2011 at 4:16 pm

Oh no.
We're so sad on hearing this news about
Cruiser. Our deepest condolences to you,
his family. Thanks for sharing him with
us here on dogster.

We're so sorry for your loss
(Click on link)

Run free and well at the Bridge, dear friend.

Sending you all much love and many hugs-
~Redford, Cooper, Strider, Forrest, Nina,
Mick, Wishbone, Keighty, & mom, Esther~


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


 

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