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Rainbow Bridge

April 9th 2016 8:19 am
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Yesterday, the best dog you could ever ask for crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We fostered Shadow and within two days knew we would adopt him. Even at 9 years old he was a play machine. I couldn't even have him around when cleaning up the yard since he would fetch whatever I threw into the woods. His previous owner claimed he was moving and couldn't take Shadow with him. We soon found out the real reason he was turned into rescue, he had a Perineal hernia that required surgery. After the surgery he did fine. At 15 years old he still played a lot, but slowing down. At almost 17, he slowed down a lot over the past year and was unable to play at all except for games where he just laid on the floor. Although we bought whatever prescriptions the Vet recommended to help with his pain, it was taking a toll on him. Recently the Perineal hernia returned, his teeth or gums hurt so it took him a long time to eat and his hind legs keep giving out. The wife couldn't stand to see him in pain any longer. The only dog I've had with no faults at all and who's only desire was to be with us and play all day. I will miss Shadow more than you can imagine. RIP buddy boy until we meet again.

Shadow- 6/9/99-4/8/16



August 11th 2014 12:28 am
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My Dad doesn't have time to add fosters to dogster anymore so he wants me to pass along our foster Sunny just went to his forever home on Sat. Sunny's Mom passed away and her family was unable to take care of him. He has some health issues due to being very overweight, but otherwise he's in good shape. He is also a certified therapy dog. Good luck Sunny!


Happy Birthday Shadow boy

June 9th 2014 5:01 pm
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15 years young. Shadow is slowing down but still gets around very well. He does still have issues related to his hernia and we took him to the ER on Saturday because he wasn't able to poop. But he's doing good now. Thanks for the birthday gifts!


dog of the day

December 28th 2012 8:10 am
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Hey, Shadow is dog of the day, cool!


Sheltie rescue picnic

September 26th 2011 6:18 am
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The picnic was on Sat but the mud limited the things we could do. But everyone who met Shadow mentioned how handsome he was and they were surprised to see how playful a 12 year old was. He and only one other Sheltie were running after balls during the picnic.


Happy Birthday

June 9th 2011 2:15 pm
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Happy b-day Shadow boy. Wish I could have spent more time with you today.


Happy Birthday!

June 9th 2010 1:29 am
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Happy 11th Birthday buddy boy.


!@#$%^& DIET!

February 2nd 2010 3:07 pm
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Oh boy, Kasey and Shadow had their checkup yesterday and they are even more overweight than I thought. Shadow needs to lose at least five pounds! I once again got on the wife to stop giving them so much food and treats. I wrote down the amount of food the Vet said to give them each day. Already Shadow is not liking it. Last night he got into the trash, which he almost never did before and today I had to chase him away from the bird feeder where he went to eat the bread I threw out there. I see many grumpy days ahead.


where have you been?

January 14th 2010 8:40 pm
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Been a long time since last entry. Not much about Shadow has changed except his weight. He got so heavy that he had trouble going up the stairs. He'd then want me to carry him up them. I have tried to stress to the wife to cut way back on his and Kasey's food. She is cutting back some, but not as much as I'd like. Shadow does seem to be getting a little more active and is climbing the stairs a little better lately. Vet check is next month. Then we'll see how much he needs to lose.



June 27th 2009 4:42 am
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Our foster Maggie was adopted yesterday. Shadow and Kasey sure are glad of that. She must have been the queen of her castle at her previous home because she really bossed our boys around. She also tried to boss the humans around when food was involved. Besides pushing the boys out of the way to eat their food and treats, she would try to force them to play with her. When they wouldn't cooperate, she'd push their fur out of the way and nip them. While they would sometimes snarl at her, mostly they just tried to stay away from her. The past few weeks they spent most of their time upstairs where she won't go. Last night Shadow was back to his old love bug ways which we haven't seen since Maggie has been here. Bows on the other hand is still feisty in her old age and wouldn't take any crap off of Maggie. Maggie learned not to mess with Bow's food or she'd have Bows all in her face. She should do good at the community home where she won't have any other dogs to compete with or boss around.

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