Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
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Banjo Boy, Rambo
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November 27th 2003
attention from humans, the dog park
He loved everyone and everything. He was a special boy.
South- East Way Park
I'm a puppy raiser for 4 Paws for Ability and he was my first pup. He had a condition called Mega Esphogus. This caused his food to not go down properly and he got pneumonia which was treated but he still had it after three months of treatment. He was constantly regurgitating his food and this caused him to aspirate even more and made it difficult to keep him at a healthy weight. The vets said it would only get worse so my baby boy was put to sleep on September 17, 2004. I held him in my arms and said farewell as he slipped away, taking my heart with him. He was a special boy who is truly missed. Rest in peace, Rambo.
I believe God gave him to me for a purpose. I could have raised my first puppy and he could have been a healthy dog and gone on to be a service dog but I believe I would not have learned nearly as much as I did with my Banjo. I learned to train a dog...a dog who was brilliant. I learned that sometimes hugs are just as rewarding as treats. I learned that it is completly possible to train a dog without using one ounce of force and without ever getting frustrated. I learned sometimes even the best get overwhelmed. I learned that sometimes taking it easy is just as important as making everything a learning experience. He also taught me some things about life in general. He taught me that dogs (& people) with disabilities can often make the biggest impact on you. He taught me that sometimes you have to push up your sleeves and get dirty for the things you love. ( I had to soak dog food in water for a day, food process it, and then roll it into balls in hopes that it would not get stuck in his esphogus. And then spend at least 15 min. 3 times a day in order to feed him.) He taught me that doing what is best is often the hardest thing to do. His death also taught me to put giving my other puppys that I've raised back into perspective. Yes, I still miss the others, yes I still get teary eyed, yes it still is hard. But comparatively, it's easy. They have a child that will love them & a guardian in heaven watching them.
The Groups I'm In:
Dogster Guardian Angels, Service Dogs in Training
I've Been On Dogster Since:
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