Goodbye Eddie Rainbow Bridge

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  1. CaroleC

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    Goodbye Eddie

    I am so sad to tell you that Eddie the Beagle, was given sleep this afternoon. This is the first time I have not shared my life with at least one dog in 68 years - our house is so quiet. You will know that Eddie has had bowel problems for approximately six years, during which he has had five operations to remove tumours - the last was just over three months ago. Each time the tumours were growing back faster and in even greater numbers. His vet could do no more, colostomies are not a viable option for dogs. Goodbye my nurse, partner, and friend, we certainly crammed a lot into our time together.
    Final Edition at Helidale Beg Ex, CD Ex. 06.05.08 - 22.09.21.

    In rescue at four months old. Love at first sight.
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    I am so sorry. Sweet Eddie. That face was adorable.

    I completely understand about the quiet house. I've always had shepherds who have their signature Shepherd-whine. And then Bat-dog had her Beagle-speak. The silence when they are gone is truly deafening.
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    Oh Carole my heart goes out to you, and feels heavy, reading this sad news. So soon after his running mate Merry. I know you gave him the best life you could, and all the care that was available. He’s chasing after rabbits with Merry now. They were both a blessing in your life, as you were a blessing in theirs. At least he’s at peace now.
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    My heart is breaking for you Carole and my tears flowing. You and I have been together through joys and sadness since what seems like forever, through our words on these pages. I join you in your heartbreak and sorrow and send you love. There is nothing more I can say.
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    So sorry Carole,it's always so heartbreaking my thoughts are with you x

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    Thank you all. Yes it's tough and I really don't know whether there will be any more to follow. There may be Beagles on the horizon, but I have restricted movement and pain from the June '20 and the June '21 falls, so as things are, neither of us could cope with the exercise a healthy dog would need. However, my appointment with the knee and hip restorers is on the 30th. of this month, so it's fingers crossed for some positive news there.
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    Oh Carole, you must be both devastated and heartbroken - first losing Merry and now Eddie.

    I can't imagine what you are feeling, but am sending the biggest of hugs

    Run free Eddie - reunited now with sister Merry xx
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    Thank you Chris, it is horrible. Losing them close together has been my dread - my last two Cavaliers were born at different ends of the same year and died only a fortnight apart. Looking back, I should have let Eddie go in June when he had his last op. The last three months have been a struggle for him and for us. At least our pets have the chance of a gentle and dignified exit when there are no other alternatives.
    I would like to think that Merry and Tweed were at the bridge waiting to greet him.
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    I always figure when I reach that point where I just can't handle a young healthy dog, I would do one of two things:

    Adopt an older dog who isn't as active, or

    Volunteer and take older dogs out for socialization and home visits.
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    We decided a while ago that Eddie would be the last young dog that we had. Merry was almost six when we took her on, but even a ten year old Beagle is still a vigorous dog. I had thought of fostering for a rescue, but could not walk for any distance as I am at the moment.
    If the orthopods can fix me up, I have show friends who will let me have a suitable Beagle - it would be a condition that the dog would return to them if I popped my clogs. If I can't be repaired in the near future, i'm afraid that Beagles, and what is left of my social life, will be no go.
    Plan B would be an older toy dog from a rescue.
    Plan C would be to see whether gerbils can be clicker trained!
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    Merry at 10 - and still on a longline!
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    I always believe the right pet will come along.

    Looney1 and Looney2 literally showed up on my doorstep. I couldn't have picked more perfect cats.

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