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Tip 46 – Life expectancy in dogs – How long will my dog live?

We all want our pet dogs to live as long as possible, but the fact of the matter is that on average, certain dog breeds live longer than others. This might be a consideration when choosing a dog breed and …

Owner:
Tara J
City:
Oakville
Province, Country:
MB, Canada
Type/Breed:
Belgian Malinois x
Date of Birth:
Feb/89
Date of Death
Oct/04
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
60
Coat Colour:
brown/black
Eye Colour:
brown

Rusty was a rescue dog that we took in from unacceptable living conditions.  She was dumped by her owner onto a farmer who kept her and another dog in an abandoned pig sty.  The only socialization they received was when the boiled potatoes were brought out for feeding.  Unfortunately, the other dog passed before we could rescue him.  Rusty had heartworm when we took her in which we treated her for.  She lived with us and our german shepherd whom she was aggressive with at first, but eventually grew to love.  She was not a people dog, but was loyal and obedient to our family.  She developed cancer in her later years which we treated and were informed that eventually it would return.  We chose to keep her with us instead of putting her down as she still seems to be happy.  Then, she had a stroke in which we were once again told that maybe it was time she be put down.  But she showed no signs from the effects of the stroke and we once again, took her home.  Then, on the night of October 23, 2004, someone decided for us that it was time she left.  She was beaten, had her ribs broken, stabbed and de-scalped while we slept.  It just seemed so unfair to save her from all that she had gone thru, just to have someone take God's work into their own hands and take her from us - with no warning or concern. 


Saving one animal won't change the world, but the world has surely changed for that one animal! - author unknown.


 

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