Friday, July 27, 2007

Aloha to Pluto

I'm sorry to have to report that on Monday, we had to help Pluto to the Rainbow Bridge. Back in March, we discovered a lump on his neck below his ear and a biopsy showed that it was cancer. Due to his advanced age of 15, the vet didn't think he would respond to chemotherapy very well and removing the lump would be very difficult since they would have to remove part of his jawbone too. So we decided to let him live with the cancer and try to keep him as happy as possible. He didn't seem to be in pain except for his usual stiffness from the arthritis but on his last trip to the beach, he had to be carried down to the water since he couldn't make it on his own. And when he stopped eating and drinking and couldn't stand up anymore, we decided that he was telling us that he was ready to join Suzy at the Rainbow Bridge. His ashes will join Suzy's at the beach that they loved so much.

(This picture was taken last Summer during one of their visits to the beach.)

He was a great dog and he lived a long and happy life. Goodbye, gentle Pluto. You will be missed!

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14 Comments:

At 7/27/2007 2:34 AM, Blogger Honey P. Sunshine said...

ah we are so sorry, pluto was a furry hansdome fellow

 
At 7/27/2007 2:42 AM, Blogger Emma's Kat said...

So sorry to hear of Pluto's passing. But as we all know, he is know happy and healthy again, running w/Suzy! Rest in peace handsome Pluto.

 
At 7/27/2007 2:45 AM, Anonymous NinjaCat said...

We are so sorry to hear of Pluto's passing. Our condolences to you and your family.

Ninja & Brenda

 
At 7/27/2007 3:33 AM, Blogger Samantha & Tigger said...

So sorry about Pluto. He was a very handsome fellow. Our purrrrrrss and purrayers are with you during this time.
Your FL furiends,

 
At 7/27/2007 4:37 AM, Blogger ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Pluto was a very handsome fellow. So glad to hear he had a last trip to his beloved beach. He lived a long and happy life, but it is never long enough. You are in our prayers.
ML (Mary Lynn)

 
At 7/27/2007 4:40 AM, Blogger Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry that Pluto had to leave, but very glad he has been reunited with Suzy. Sending you purrs and soft woofs.

Riley, Tiki, & Kesey

 
At 7/27/2007 4:41 AM, Blogger Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We're so sorry to hear 'bout sweet Pluto. We're sendin' purrs and purrayers to you all.

 
At 7/27/2007 7:09 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

I am very sorry for your loss. Pluto looks like a very wonderful dog.

 
At 7/27/2007 7:39 AM, Blogger The Meezers said...

we are so sorry to hear this.

Rest well dear Pluto and we will see you at the Bridge.

 
At 7/27/2007 10:49 AM, Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

We're so sorry to hear Pluto had to go to the Bridge. It's so good your beans helped him go to the beach one last time. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs for Pluto's trip to the Bridge and for yall's sorry.
purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

 
At 7/27/2007 2:38 PM, Blogger Tyler said...

Good-bye Pluto. Hope your family can recover from your loss. May happy memory]ies of you fill their hearts and wipe away the tears.
Tyler

 
At 7/27/2007 7:44 PM, Blogger Bad Kitty said...

Awww, Pluto will be missed. Even if we kitty cats pick on our woofies we still love love them bunches. We are sending our purrs and loves and squinks and hugs

From Us..
Bad Kitty Cats

 
At 7/29/2007 1:38 PM, Blogger Beau Beau & Angie said...

Many many purrs and hugs from us. It is so sad to lose such a beloved woofie. You are in our hearts and thoughts and prayers to help you through this sad time. May your memories of Pluto keep you happy.
Beau Beau & Angie and Brenda & Bob

 
At 7/31/2007 5:44 PM, Blogger caspersmom said...

Pluto what a sweet pup you are. Purrs and Prayers for your family but I know you will live on in their hearts forever. Looks like you had a great life with your family.

 

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