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JazzyTheSibe

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Something happened with Roxie today and now I have to put her to sleep.

I don't know how I'm going to survive this. First Nyx, and now Roxie. I don't see the point in breathing.
:( I'm so terribly sorry to hear this. ((((HUGS))))

Message me, if you need to, I'm open, and I'll try to help to the best of my ability.
 

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Thanks, guys. Unfortunately, nothing can be done. I failed her.

I'm just cursed. I never deserved a dog as perfect as Roxie anyways. She was made for so much more than this. I never took a day for granted, and I will always cherish each moment I had with her.

I just wish I had more time with her. I wanted so badly for her to grow old, to be by my side through everything I have yet to experience. I don't know how I'm going to do it without her. She is like the physical representation of my soul, and losing her feels like losing everything that makes me who I am.
 

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I'm sure you did not fail her. It's obvious how much you care for her and work to do everything right for her.

Is this a behavioral thing? Medical? Freak accident? If you give us more details there may indeed be something we can do to help you. I know you are coming from a very emotional place right now, understandably. :( *hugs*
 

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I'm certain you haven't failed her. You have made it so clear to everyone here how absolutely dedicated you are to Roxie. You have done everything for her.

I'm not sure what's going on, but please don't beat yourself up over it. We're here for you.
((Hugs))
 

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I'm sure you did not fail her. It's obvious how much you care for her and work to do everything right for her.

Is this a behavioral thing? Medical? Freak accident? If you give us more details there may indeed be something we can do to help you. I know you are coming from a very emotional place right now, understandably. :( *hugs*
This...let us help you if we can :(.
 
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I wish I could give you the world's biggest hug right now Teacuptiger. I'm here if you need a ear. I'm so very sorry.
 

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I put her in a situation I shouldn't have. I misjudged the situation, thinking she would be okay. She wasn't. I should have known better. Luckily no one was hurt, because I reacted fast enough.

I think it's just a long line of people from before I adopted her who have failed her (including the shelter) and I'm the last person on the list. I should have known. And I didnt. I failed her.
 

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Lauren, I guess I didn't give up yet on having a dog here- but I just feel like everything absolutely continues to go wrong with my adoption attempts. I don't know what this is supposed to mean. And thinking about it more, I'd really like to just have a house, a big backyard, a doggy door, and the dogs can just have free reign and pee in the yard whenever they want... obviously a super ideal situation, but I just keep getting the feeling that this hotel-apartment isn't the end of the dog problems. .__. This apartment is only temporary too- I will be 100% moving out into my own home in a couple years, when house prices start going down a bit.
I don't think it means anything other than that you haven't found the right dog yet. I fell in love with my foster, but she wasn't a good fit. I'm still upset that I gave her up. It sucked. I wanted to keep her forever, and she felt the same. She was such an easy dog.

I inquired with several other breeders, no response, no response, and then the one who responded was an asshat to me. I stopped looking at Dobermans and inquired with Moxie Collies. I ended up basically on the wait list for a Collie puppy, and my breeder called me out of nowhere saying Sizzle referred her to me, and she had a girl puppy who needed a home at 12wks. Everything just felt right, and I was certain about my decision. She's also the best dog I've ever lived with. Once things were right, it all fell into place. The wait sucked, though.
 

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I put her in a situation I shouldn't have. I misjudged the situation, thinking she would be okay. She wasn't. I should have known better. Luckily no one was hurt, because I reacted fast enough.

I think it's just a long line of people from before I adopted her who have failed her (including the shelter) and I'm the last person on the list. I should have known. And I didnt. I failed her.
You were certainly the best person for Roxie.You didn't fail her, and you never have. You tried your best to with her, and that's what is important. You put so much time, and dedication into her, so much more than most people would ever do. Please don't beat yourself up over this.
 

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As pinkspore offers me a potentially perfect sports dog from a friend for my situation who is an ACD mix, and it dawns upon me a few minutes after receiving the message that my dang apartment has ACD's and ACD mixes on the restricted breeds list.

Which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, because Border Collies and Malinois are ALLOWED. (LOL...)

My apartment policy has the craziest breeds that are restricted- some of the weirdest include Salukis, Afghan Hounds, Keeshonds (?!?!), Elkhounds (?!?!?!), Foxhounds (?!??!?!?!?!?!), and Australian Cattle Dogs.
 
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I don't think it means anything other than that you haven't found the right dog yet. I fell in love with my foster, but she wasn't a good fit. I'm still upset that I gave her up. It sucked. I wanted to keep her forever, and she felt the same. She was such an easy dog.

I inquired with several other breeders, no response, no response, and then the one who responded was an asshat to me. I stopped looking at Dobermans and inquired with Moxie Collies. I ended up basically on the wait list for a Collie puppy, and my breeder called me out of nowhere saying Sizzle referred her to me, and she had a girl puppy who needed a home at 12wks. Everything just felt right, and I was certain about my decision. She's also the best dog I've ever lived with. Once things were right, it all fell into place. The wait sucked, though.
I read this last night and obviously had just enough to drink that written word became hard for me to understand. I thought the "my breeder called me..." bit referred back to Moxie Collies, and not the dobe breeder, so when I saw your pictures of Starbucks, I was super confused for a minute. Then i realized i just am terrible at reading for comprehension.
 

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I put her in a situation I shouldn't have. I misjudged the situation, thinking she would be okay. She wasn't. I should have known better. Luckily no one was hurt, because I reacted fast enough.

I think it's just a long line of people from before I adopted her who have failed her (including the shelter) and I'm the last person on the list. I should have known. And I didnt. I failed her.

I can't imagine what you are going through. **hugs** Please don't beat yourself up.
 

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As pinkspore offers me a potentially perfect sports dog from a friend for my situation who is an ACD mix, and it dawns upon me a few minutes after receiving the message that my dang apartment has ACD's and ACD mixes on the restricted breeds list.

Which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, because Border Collies and Malinois are ALLOWED. (LOL...)

My apartment policy has the craziest breeds that are restricted- some of the weirdest include Salukis, Afghan Hounds, Keeshonds (?!?!), Elkhounds (?!?!?!), Foxhounds (?!??!?!?!?!?!), and Australian Cattle Dogs.
They aren't super uncommon to be on breed bans. Dog and human aggression can sadly be common.
 

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I'm dogsitting for a couple of cattledogs I adore. I have a cattledog foster. I have a Brisbane. After a busy day I wanted to get all four some running time so we quietly crept into the park and played ball in the tennis court by the light of the full moon. The tennis court backs up to people's yards and is mere feet from houses. Despite being varying degrees of reactive, all four dogs were dead silent. They didn't even bark at the dogs that came right up to the fence to meet them.

"It's ok, my dogs are friendly!"
"Mine aren't. That's why we're playing ball in the tennis court at 11pm."
 

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"It's ok, my dogs are friendly!"
"Mine aren't. That's why we're playing ball in the tennis court at 11pm."
I feel this.

They aren't super uncommon to be on breed bans. Dog and human aggression can sadly be common.
Yeah, I figured another reason why could be problems with a specific ACD in the past. What I don't understand is why Malinois aren't (probably just too low-profile), but that's a good thing for anyone who has a Mal.

I really REALLY don't understand the Salukis though.
 

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Theres a thread on a Facebook group where someone was asking about a sedative for vet visits for her ACD. What made me sad was the general vibe that it is basically ACD nature to need a muzzle/special handling. None of our ACD patients at work are tolerant of handling but I hate seeing it written off as just the way they are. =/

Hopefully the fact that Sawyer is basically growing up in a vet clinic and we practice handling at home will mean that he is not one of those cases. Or maybe at the very least he will be good at my clinic with my coworkers since that's what he'll be familiar with lol. But this was a really big deal to me when considering the breed, obviously it ended up not being a deal breaker but I just don't like the idea of a dog reacting so strongly to something so simple.
 

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Theres a thread on a Facebook group where someone was asking about a sedative for vet visits for her ACD. What made me sad was the general vibe that it is basically ACD nature to need a muzzle/special handling. None of our ACD patients at work are tolerant of handling but I hate seeing it written off as just the way they are. =/
Ugh. I can't think of any of my ACD fosters that had issues with vet type handling. :\ Sad that people just accept that.

And then there's Kes who they had to give an IM sedative before masking him down for his dental because he was wagging too much for them to do it IV. He obviously hasn't heard anything about the ACD handling issues. ;)
 

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