Photo Comments Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Caroline Smith
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pouting if she did not get her way
around the neighborhood
bring you a gift when you arrive home
Caroline was a walk-in who had been living on her own for over a month. She was mal-nourished, and very skinny
The life of Jack Russell, Caroline.
Caroline was a walk in, 2 days before Christmas, 1991. We found out from a neighbor who had been watching, that she had been living outside on her own for over a month. She wore an old brown collar with no name or tags. I believe she had been abandoned. She was very skinny, and after eating good food, she got diarrhea, then put on weight, and grew healthy, feisty, and funny. When we had her fixed, the vet said she was about 6 months old, that we were just in time, that she was infected. I divorced in 1997, and the ex wife had her for several months. When I got her back, she had a broken cruciate tendon in her back left leg, a ruptured ear drum, and infected middle ear. All of these problems were treated, and remedied. Around 1999, I found her collapsed in the yard, and tests revealed that she had an autoimmune disease. Extensive treatment resulted with her defeating that disease. In 2002, she had a built up of deposits in the vertebrae of her neck. The x-ray revealed this, and found a BB in her side. Cortisone shots and treatment corrected this problem. Then in 2003, she was diagnosed with 20% kidney function. I treated her with pills, and gave her fluids under the skin daily. She was holding her own for a while, but gradually, the disease did its dastardly work; her life was full of suffering, no food for days, throwing up even water, and having seizures. I finally realized that it could not go on.
On Monday, October 25, the vet gave her the anesthesia shot, and 15 minutes later, when he reached for her paw to give the lethal shot, she growled, swung her head toward his hand and snapped at him!!!!! I was so proud of her for fighting like a tiger for her life until the very bitter end. When I get her back from cremation, I will put her remains on her pillow in my bedroom, along with her picture. I could not have had a better companion for 14 years.
I will never forget her, and will keep her in my heart until my last breath on this earth.
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|November 6th 2004
||More than 8 years!
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