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May 8th, 2009, 03:30 PM
Hi all
I just joined this site and must say the threads and information
is great.

We moved to the north last September, from the Niagara area.
The town we are in is about an hour north of Lake Superior,
off Hwy 17 and the closest vet is 5 hours away. We either
go to Thunder Bay or Sault Saint Marie.

When we moved we had 2 dogs. Jasmine was a white shepherd,
aged 11 and in fairly good health. Dudley was a 14 year old
standard poodle.

I had Jasmine since she was born and she was always at our side.
Her hips were giving her problems and so a ramp was built and
I had metacam ( meloxicam ) from the vet for bad days.

Dudley I inherited 2 years ago and he had the same hip problem.
No long walks for him

Jasmine died March 21st and Dudley died April 7th, 2009.
Both suddenly. They had problems getting up( rear legs
weak for a week) and then breathing problems and bleeding
from mouth started. Both dogs died within hours. No time
to get to vet and after talking to our old vets office , it
was too late once the bleeding started.

Well that is our story. Long and sad, but my Jasmine gave us many
hours of joy and we miss her so much. Dudley was older when we
took him in but I knew him since he was a pup. He was a character
and would demand his 10 mintues of petting
He is also greatly missed.


May 8th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Welcome, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of both of your beloved pets. :rip: We all would love to see some pictures of your boys. pbp

May 8th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Welcome, Ann. I'm sorry for your recent losses. :grouphug: Was the vet able to offer any suggestions as to what caused the respiratory distress and bleeding?

:candle: Jasmine and Dudley

May 8th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Welcome to the sorry for your losses

May 8th, 2009, 08:40 PM
welcome to the board i'm so sorry to hear about your loss though!

:rip::candle:jasmine and dudley

May 14th, 2009, 03:39 PM
Thank-you all.

I will post pics below.
We had to go to Thunder Bay Monday and Tuesday
so we took sometime in looking in at the local
shelters. I was also on a rescue site and it is
amazing the work these people do.
Foster care sounds great.
get to play hug and squeeze a furry animal,
but I think it would be hard to give them up.
One site I was looking at the person at one time
had 11 big dogs in the home. I thought 2 was a lot.

I want to adopt again but think it is better to wait
just a little, to get past a medical issue I have.

I also think it is best to wait, as I have no proven
reason why the dogs died. I have done some
reading about parvo, the symptoms are the same as
the dogs had before dying. I just do not know where
they could have got it because it was winter and dogs
were only in our backyard. The shepherd did see the vet
the first week in March but I do not know if any of the
other dogs were sick.

We always cleaned with a dilute bleach solution and
I read that the yard can done as well.
That is next on the job list. LOL


May 14th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Ann how sad to lose both at about the same time:sad:your white Sheperd was a beauty and I always liked the very smart Standard Poodles,so sorry about their passing.

We have a few people here who fostered and failed:Dbut I think it's a great way to get to know if the animal is right for you.
Hopefully your own medical issues are not serious and you can soon become a foster-mom:fingerscr

May 14th, 2009, 04:50 PM
:party::cat:Me too I joined a few moments ago.

May 14th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Jasmine and Dudley are beautiful, Ann.

Fostering can be quite fulfilling...but foster failure can be fun, too. :o I hope your health improves soon! :goodvibes: