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#1 OFFLINE   Vicky

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:53 AM



Little old Ice (Izzy) was dumped at Broward Animal control and was quickly picked up by a Boston Terrier Rescue rep and immediatly passed on to IGC Rescue. I was the foster mom to this sweet timid CDA with rotted teeth and an oral nasal fistula girl who had small muscular seizures and peed every hour. Blood work showed a working diagnosis of insulinoma. Not a curable cancer but managable one with proper dietary frequent feeding protocol and small doses of pred. Ice blossomed and happily joined my pack. I've dealt with this cancer before in my first greygirl, Tessa.

A dental was not possible for Ice but antibiotics and some raw meaty bones did help some. This weekend Ice had her first in a series of grand mal seizure clusters. It continued as a daily occurance. This is not a fair way to spend her golden years coupled with her other cancer. Ice was helped to the bridge early this morning while in my arms.

I am angry that her origanal owner was so callous to her years of good loyal service. She should have had the dignity of her own mom to help her through this. I hope her few weeks here made a difference. Please say a prayer for her sweet spirit.

Run free, Izzy girl.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:08 AM

Thanks Vicky for being a haven for her in her last days. I'm certain she could feel that strong love, evidently better than she had experienced in her previous years. RIP little one.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:12 AM

There are angels among us. Thanks Vicky...every moment makes a difference to a dog.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:27 AM

She was lucky to have somebody care about her and love her in her last days. I am sure she will love seeing you again at the bridge.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:48 AM

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:49 AM

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:54 AM

You have my heart-felt sympathy. When we foster iggies, we care for and love them as if they are our own dogs. I'm so sorry your little Ice passed away. Even though she was with you for a short time, she made a loving place for herself in your heart that will be with you forever. She is running free and healthy now.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:42 AM

You made a big difference in such a short time. What a wonderful thing to have been able to help her.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:06 AM

I am so sorry, Vicky. You always love your Fosters like your own and I know she must have felt like she was home when she came to your house for refuge. My condolences are with you Attached File  igbridge.gif   2.78KB   0 downloads
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:03 PM

I hurts so much to let them go sosad.gif Thank you for giving her last days a place of love.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:57 PM

I am so sorry to read of your loss. Little Ice was lucky to have found you in her last days.
Sleep quietly, sweet Ice!

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 03:02 PM

Bless you for caring for this little girl at such a critical time. She belonged and was loved. Run free, sweet Ice.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:26 PM

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 03:22 PM

They say dogs really can't tell time, so let us hope her time with you is all she remembers. Bless you for taking such good care of here and many condolences to you. It is never easy.
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Posted 20 August 2009 - 02:34 PM

Tears here for little Ice. Bless your good heart for being there for her.
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:24 AM

She was so lucky to know the love of a human, if even for a short while.
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:45 AM

Vicky Honey she did pass to the heavenly realm in her Mother's arms.

I am just sick..I try not to read these, you are in my prayers.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:40 AM

I am so so so sorry for your loss. Izzy sounded like a WONDERFUL iggy. She was very lucky to have you by her side in the last moments of her life, as you were lucky to have her in your life. My thoughts are with you.

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