My Newfoundland has passed

OVERKILL

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I know I've posted pictures of the old boy on here before, he was 13 on the 15th of November. He had trouble walking for the last few months (you had to help him up) and was getting weaker. He'd lost a lot of muscle mass over the last year and a couple of months ago the vet indicated that they suspected he had a tumour on his spine that was causing the mobility loss in his back end.

So, with me just out of heart surgery, the timing wasn't great, but I made a promise to myself that as soon as it looked like he was uncomfortable, I would help him along, as at that point I'd be keeping him around for me, not for him. He was starting to show that. He couldn't get comfortable and was restless at night and helping him up, it wasn't a good experience for him anymore.

So, on December 15th he was taken to the vet and passed with his muzzle comfortably nestled in the lap of my eldest, who has been a tremendous help with him as his mobility declined.

13 years is a very long life for this breed of dog, but of course it never feels long enough.

As a pup:
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Enjoying a ride in the Glastron (before we had the Supra):
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At the vet (his last few minutes):
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Oh @OVERKILL - I am so very sorry for your loss! On Christmas Eve of all the timing.

Newfies were always my favorite breed. Loved them, but they were always just too much for us to handle.

He looks like a wonderful dog, I am sure he loved the boat rides, they always loved the water, and I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
 
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My sincere condolences. They are a magnificent dog. We knew a family that had one. They would take it to the beach to run and get in the water.

Thirteen years is a long life with lots of memories.
 
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I know I've posted pictures of the old boy on here before, he was 13 on the 15th of November. He had trouble walking for the last few months (you had to help him up) and was getting weaker. He'd lost a lot of muscle mass over the last year and a couple of months ago the vet indicated that they suspected he had a tumour on his spine that was causing the mobility loss in his back end.

So, with me just out of heart surgery, the timing wasn't great, but I made a promise to myself that as soon as it looked like he was uncomfortable, I would help him along, as at that point I'd be keeping him around for me, not for him. He was starting to show that. He couldn't get comfortable and was restless at night and helping him up, it wasn't a good experience for him anymore.

So, on December 15th he was taken to the vet and passed with his muzzle comfortably nestled in the lap of my eldest, who has been a tremendous help with him as his mobility declined.

13 years is a very long life for this breed of dog, but of course it never feels long enough.

As a pup:
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Enjoying a ride in the Glastron (before we had the Supra):
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At the vet (his last few minutes):
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OVERKILL I am truly heartbroken for your loss. Losing a beloved pet you love with everything you have really truly is one of the hardest things that you'll never get over, at least not fully.

I don't know what to say except that I honestly hope you are functional right now.
 
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OVERKILL
Would it be inappropriate to share a photo I love the beautiful boy that I lost when I was just a boy, is that something that is not appropriate or would that help you.

His name was Casey and he was a Golden Retriever and he passed away when I was not there and it still hurts and it always will. I will be thinking about him a lot on this Christmas Day.

I can show a photo that was sent to me by my father we had his picture put on a Christmas tree ornament if you would like to see that just let me know.
 
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I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. They never live as long as us, but take comfort in your possible belief that you will see them.
again.

I do not pretend to know your beliefs or nor anyone whom has had an NDE, but just wanted to pass along this video for you to view so that you can decide for yourself after hearing from those that have had these experiences.


May you find some comfort and peace from this content.
 
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