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Today I sat with my best friend as we put to rest her dog, Kylie.

Kylie had been sick for going on 2 months and my friend felt it was finally time. Poor Kylie just became sick out of nowhere. It started with a fever and throat swelling. It progressed to immense weight loss and a gagging sort of mouth problem. My friend did everything possible to determine what was wrong. She also works for a different veterinarian (used to work at mine) and all the vets combined could not diagnose Kylie. She saw a specialist who also could not determine the problem. We had low times thinking it was an undiagnosable cancer and good times when we were sure it was a rare bacterial infection. After being on antibiotics for 20 days to treat this possible bacterial infection Kylie went downhill last night and spiked a high fever again. After losing a considerable amount of weight and being sick and lethargic for the last month and a half, my friend decided it was time to let her baby go.

It was heartbreaking, but I am glad I was able to be with her. Kylie would have been four years old next week. Despite the heartbreak of it, I think she made the right decision as Kylie was definitely starting to suffer in the final days and I just got word that the necropsy determined it was most likely cancer, but definitely something that they would not have been able to treat and would have caused a slow and probably painful death.

Just wanted to say goodbye to her here as she was a great dog and a great friend and swimming buddy of Bridgette's.

RIP Kylie girl. You will definitely be remembered!

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Sorry for your and your freinds loss.. I know how attached we get to freinds pets sometimes and it hurts just the same.

Your a wonderful freind for being there for your buddy. And for Kylie.

RIP Kylie.

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I am so sorry to hear the news on Kylie and I feel your pain, because I just recently lost my beloved Tensing just before christmas to a 23 month battle with Lymphoma. I thought that I would post this here. I used to send it to the owners of MBF pups who had lost their battle to help and try to give some comfort. I am sure all the angels were there to greet Kylie at the bridge and I know that she will be checking in with Mom to make sure she isn't too sad.



My best friend closed his eyes last night,
As his head was in my hand.
The Doctors said he was in pain,
And it was hard for him to stand.

The thoughts that scurried through my head,
As I cradled him in my arms.
Were of his younger, puppy years,
And OH...his many charms.

Today, there was no gentle nudge
With an intense "I love you gaze",
Only a heart thats filled with tears
Remembering our joy filled days.

But an Angel just appeared to me,
And he said, "You should cry no more,
GOD also loves our canine friends,
HE's installed a 'doggy-door"!
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