Tuesday, August 06, 2019

CHANGES

So many changes since I last posted SIX years ago.

We lost Samuel on November 4, 2013 and Monty on January 14, 2014.

We "foster failed" four more times with

Timber (2013)



Suka (2014)


 Chopper (2016)

and Captain Hook (2017)

All from Taysia Blue Husky and Malamute Rescue.

And, then we suffered with multiple losses once again.  First, we lost our dear Timber when he unexpectedly collapsed on Aug. 17, 2018 to what the ER vet said most likely some form of cancer. We are not sure how old he was, but probably around 11 or 12. Then, my heart was crushed beyond words when we lost Khady on Nov. 4, 2018, to a ruptured tumor on her spleen caused by hemangiosarcoma. She was only 10. The exact same thing had taken her sister, Cornelia Marie in 2017.  And then, on April 6, 2019 we lost our sweet, gentle Chopper to liver cancer.  All three were completely unexpected, undiagnosed, out of nowhere, and absolutely crushing.

So, for the first time since we lost Holly, Samuel and Monty all in less than a year, we are down to just four dogs. Lena (13ish), Titus (12ish), Suka (7) and Captain Hook (7).  Other than Captain, who has a whole slew of medical issues (Eosinophilic Bronchopneumopathy with an MRSP (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus pseudintermedius) infection, Eosinophilic Rhinitis, chronic allergies and Diabetes) everyone else is doing great.

We are still volunteering and fostering for Taysia Blue and love being able to help so many needy Sibes and Malamutes!  It's one of the things in my life that helps keep me sane!

This picture was taken only four days before we lost Chopper.  Left to right, Suka (couch), Lena, Titus (red), Captain (above Titus), and Chopper.


Take care everyone!
Jan

2 comments:

Nanük said...

Hawwwoo! Thanks for your good work! Play bows,

Nanük & Timber

FiveSibesMom said...

SO good to see you back...so very sorry about your losses. 💔 So much has changed in six years...here as well with the losses of our Gibson and just recently Chloe. We are both blessed to have had and still have such amazing pups in our lives. I love the group photo. Hope to see more posts from you and your furbabies!