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Old 01-14-2009, 03:06 PM
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Default Goodbye, Winston

My mom left for the vet's a little while ago with Winston. I wanted to go, too, but mom said she'd rather be alone with him. Last night he flooded the bed in his sleep, and this morning he took a terrible turn. He wouldn't move, wouldn't eat, and while he was just as ill as he had been the last time he'd done this, he didn't have that usual "don't worry guys, I'll pull through!" look in his eyes anymore. This time it was just a look of complete sorrow and sadness, and we knew we couldn't keep on trying to help him to no avail anymore and that today was his time to go. He was with us for almost four years -- undoubtedly the best four years of his life. We got him March 27th, 2005.

He would have been 11 years old in June. That's pretty good for an older rescued Dobe! He was a fantastic dog. He had his quirks, but he was the sweetest, kindest dog there ever was. Nothing ever bothered him and he took everything in stride. He changed so many people's minds about Dobermans, and was always the favourite dog of visitors/friends. He was the first dog we'd ever adopted, and because of him, we'd gladly do it again.

While today is incredibly sad for all of us, having lost a wonderful member of the family, I have to say that it is also the easiest loss we've ever had. There are no regrets, no "what ifs"... nothing like that. We've done everything that we could do for him, he lived 8 months longer than expected, and we knew without a doubt this morning that putting him down was for the best.

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Old 01-14-2009, 03:13 PM
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Rest in peace Winston. You were and still are loved. You led a great life and you will surely be missed by all. Run free across that bridge Winston.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:13 PM
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I'm so sorry. It sounds like Winston knew true love and that his life with you was full and wonderful.

Rest in Peace sweetheart.. :-(

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Old 01-14-2009, 03:15 PM
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Oh honey... (((((((hugs))))))
Winston was a GREAT doberman... Im so glad that he had you and your family to love him these past years of his life

Run free at the Bridge Winston, without any aches or pains.

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Old 01-14-2009, 03:27 PM
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RIP Winston. Run fast and free over rainbow bridge. You will always be remebered.

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Old 01-14-2009, 03:50 PM
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Deepest sympathies to you all.

RIP Winston. Wow he was really beautiful.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:54 PM
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You must feel at peace with all of this--since it certainly sounds that Winton made the decision for you. Rest in Peace boy.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:56 PM
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RIP Winston

I'm glad you were there for his last 4 yrs years, I'm sure he's glad too.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:14 PM
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RIP Winston ((hugs)) he was such a beautiful boy...
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I'm very sorry.
RIP, Winston.
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