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Everyone,

As, I sit here at work I am devastated and at a loss for words. Last night early this AM my heart has been ripped from my chest. Most of you all know our Dusty dog. He is our sweet OLD MAN. Last night about 11pm he got a case of “bloat” I knew immediately what it was when I took him out for the last time of the night. I ran in the house got my husband and off we headed to The Emergency Vet Hospital 45 minutes away. When we got there they took him back and examined him as well as x-rayed and confirmed in deed he has “bloat” The only option to help him was to try surgery. At his age of 13 and how fast he progressed swelling, he had a 50/50 chance of surviving anesthesia let alone surgery and recovery. At approximately 1:15AM We opted to let him suffer no more. He was in quite a lot of pain and was continuing to swell. We got to spend our last times together with him, we hugged and kissed our old man until we couldn’t wait any longer. I know as much I knew he is getting older and one day he won’t be with us any longer, this has just about killed me inside. I had always hoped it would be old age that got to him not something like this. When we finally got home this AM, it was so extremely hard walking in the house to see his bed and toys where he had left them from playing earlier in the night. All, I can do is be THANKFUL for all he shared with us! We have been blessed with many many years of joy and unconditional love from our old man. He is truly a ONE IN A MILLION and we were very lucky to be the ones that were his family. He has brought so many joys and wonders to our life. I will always be THANKFUL for him!!!

Sorry if my words seems scattered I just am a wreck at the moment.

 

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I am so, so sorry for your loss. As the owner of two senior bassets, I'm trying to steel myself for the inevitable. But I know that you're never truly ready. Dusty was a beautiful, beautiful hound, and I'm glad that he brought so much joy to your lives.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a handsome old man- and he was so lucky to be loved by you and your family! Sincere condolences.
 

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:( I am so sorry for your loss of Dusty. I hope in time the wonderful memories will help you forget last nights horrorible loss. I think bloat is the most devastating disease to affect our hounds.

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it's hard. this is a sad time for you and your family. coming home to the toys its just hard. i 'm blubbering here. it's time to put all the best of a good life into memory, and to hold in the heart forever. take care
 

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I am so so sorry! My heart goes out to you and your family!!!!

Rest in Peace, Dusty. I have lit my candle for you tonight!
 

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Thank you all so very much. All, I pretty much have done at work today is cry. He was such a special fella to us. He has definitely left his "Big ol' paw prints" on our heart!
 

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I am so very sorry for your sudden loss of your handsome old man. :( I will light a candle for your sweet boy.
Rest peacefully, Dusty.
 

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oh hun, i am so sorry for your loss! It's hard to choke back the tears myself. He was a beatiful boy and was loved very much!!
my condolences!!
 

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I am so sorry for your loss of Dusty! My heart goes out to you and your family. Your post brought tears to my eyes, it is so hard to let them go. I hope in time you will be able to smile through your tears at all the wonderful memories you have of him.
 

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My thoughts go out to you. Having lost Sadie, I know how hard it is. It's something you know will come, but when it does, it's never easy. I know in time your pain will ease and your thoughts will turn to the happy times your spent with your handsome boy. Know that he has plenty of friendly Basset company at the Bridge!
 

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I am sorry for your loss. He was a very handsome boy!

~Heather
 

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Oh, my....I'm tearing up here at work. My warmest condolences on your loss. Dusty certainly was a beautiful dog and it's obvious that he touched your life in so many ways.

We are thinking of you.
 

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I am so very sorry. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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I'm so sorry.
 

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I just wanted to take a moment and tell everyone THANK YOU so much for your kind words. Dusty was such a huge part of our everyday life for us. Neither my husband or I could even bring ourselves to come in the front door where he would always greet us. It is just such devastation for us. Dusty was our first and only hound. He was such an incredible fella! We were so blessed to have him be a part of our lives!
 

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I too am so sorry for your loss! I think too it is harder when it goes so quickly and something unexpected. We lost our last fur baby that way and it was just so devastating to wake up with her and then in the evening she was gone. Please know many thoughts are with you and your family and know Dusty is having a great time at The Bridge with all the other beloved Bassets we have lost!

Take care!!!!

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Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your husband. Time will heal your hurt, but you will always have your memories of Dusty with you.
 
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