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How sad; condolences to all concerned. At least they had ... can remember him as the fine dog he always was.

You took the words out of my mouth Sally. Jack, you, your friend and your families will be in my thoughts...

Thanks, Marcel.

Handsome Jack Morrison
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Considering the amount of pain he must be in, and only God knows what other ways that tumor on his brain might be affecting his temperament, it's a small wonder that more people weren't injured.

Very true and its a prime example of how easily dogs could hurt us and how consistently they choose not to. I had a foster Boxer named Bogie who had a glaucoma that was initially said to be a cataract. The opthalmalogist told me that she was shocked Bogie hadn't seriously injured anyone because the glaucoma produced pain the equivalent of a 24/7 severe migraine and there was no relief for him from it, not even in sleep. He lost the eye to get him out of pain but it really makes you just want to pick your jaw up off the ground when you realize how stoic the animals are.

Tara
He is scheduled to be put to sleep sometime this week.

I got chills reading this account.

Yeah, you could probably guess where I was heading with it.
How very sad. How amazing of your friend to go the extra mile and do such thorough vet exams. I wish him peace and in the future, a new healthy dog.

And I'm absolutely certain that it'll be a GSD, too.

Handsome Jack Morrison
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He is scheduled to be put to sleep sometime this week.

Oh, how sad. Poor dog. Poor friend.
It certainly sounds like your friend did all the right things, not everyone would have. Perhaps he can take some comfort in that.
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He is scheduled to be put to sleep sometime this week.

Oh, how sad. Poor dog. Poor friend.

Yep, sad indeed.
It certainly sounds like your friend did all the right things, not everyone would have. Perhaps he can take some comfort in that.

He's up at the university with his dog now, along with his wife. I had a long talk with them both last night. They'll do okay.

Handsome Jack Morrison
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They suspect that the dog is suffering "immeasurable pain." He is scheduled to be put to sleep sometime this week.

What surprises me is how tolerant and stoic dogs can be. Yes, this dog finally acted out, but how much had he already borne without complaint? Poor dog.
And poor owner. Please relay my condolences to them.
They suspect that the dog is suffering "immeasurable pain." He is scheduled to be put to sleep sometime this week.

What surprises me is how tolerant and stoic dogs can be. Yes, this dog finally acted out, but how much had he already borne without complaint? Poor dog. And poor owner. Please relay my condolences to them.

Thanks, Mary.
I'll do just that.

Handsome Jack Morrison
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My sympathies to your friend, and his canine companion.

If there is any comfort to be found, your friend can focus on the great times they've had together, knowing that the sudden behavior changes were no fault of the dog, owner, or training.
Stafford A. Rau
My sympathies to your friend, and his canine companion.

Thanks, Stafford.
If there is any comfort to be found, your friend can focus on the great times they've had together, knowing that the sudden behavior changes were no fault of the dog, owner, or training.

Nope. It was definitely the pain.
Until the past several weeks, he'd been more or less a perfect dog.

Handsome Jack Morrison
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