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  •  We had to take our "old" Golden Retreiver to the (10+ / 0-)

    Orthopedic Vet in Anderson, IN, about 35 miles from home.  She was a "good girl" and sat really patiently in the back of the SUV when we stopped at the drive-thru on the way home for burgers and ice cream. The drive-thru was a new experience for an old dog, so Natasha as fasinated with ordering, waiting, and all the hoopla involved. Of course we saved a bite or two for Natasha, but she never begged. She was the finest example of what great pets Goldens are.

    Natasha was finally diagnosed with bone cancer after many attempts to reset her broken leg. She lived through the rest of that summer with metal pins in her leg, sill alert and observing everyting that happened on the farm. but crossed the rainbow bridge on a cold day in late fall.

    •  I'm sorry drmah... (6+ / 0-)

      We lost Sadie the year Florida got hit with three hurricanes in a row. She always liked to eat grass and we never figured out if antifreeze washed up from the frequent rains or if someone planted it on our grass before we returned from the shelter. We didn't have a car, so it didn't come from us. But she was fine one day, the next she was gone, at 6 years old. The vet said it was antifreeze poisoning, and that's the only way she could have gotten ahold of it, on the grass.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 04:01:21 PM PST

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      •  Natasha was 15 years old whiich is old for golden. (3+ / 0-)
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        •  15 us a good age. (4+ / 0-)
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          Our Freya is 10 (we think). She's a mid-sized Catahoula,  and is starting to show her age. I'm hoping she's got another 5 years at least, but she was very abused and neglected before we got her (we got her when she was around 2 the vet thinks) and we're concerned that will have an affect on her life span

          "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

          by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:04:24 PM PST

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          •  Natasha was large for a golden---100 pounds. Large (4+ / 0-)

            dogs like that seem to develop back leg problems in old age.  Natasha only had three legs to start with so was at a disadvantage as her rear legs weakened. Didn't slow her down much for the young pup we had clearly understood to stand back until the "queen" was done eating.

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