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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care
Guide To Australian Shepherd Training and Care

Our 15 Year Old Is Gone

by John
(Sacramento)


Poor Flud, Aussie #6 finally became so debilitated in his hips he could no longer get up. A lymphoma survivor in remission for 11 years after being diagnosed as being in stage 4 lymphoma, he was a true blessing and the best ever.

Truly a heart wrenching move to put him down when indeed his mind and his love were still there.

We left over it was necessary to create a distraction and Flex is the solution.

Take a look at this YouTube video of Flex's first month with us.

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Flud and Flex
by: Nonnie

I am so sorry to hear about Flud. I know that is very hard. We have been there. We had to put down our black try, Carly Jo, just one week shy of her first birthday. She wanted to eat everything! We are not sure how this happened, but she developed a gastrointestinal hemorrhage. We put her to bed at 9:00. At 11L00 she woke my husband up with diarrhea. We rushed her to the ER. She was losing blood so fast, they couldn't do anything. At 2:00 a.m. we put her down. I cried for weeks, but like you I knew I needed a dog to help fill the hole she left in my heart.

We now have two female half-sisters. One is a blue-eyed, blue merle mini Aussie and the other is a brown-eyed, black try toy Aussie. They are two now.

I know you know all of this, but get things Flex can chew on; bones, balls, play frisbee, anything that wears him out, obedience class, the dog park. I am not sure if Flud was as active and had the tendency to chew like Flex does, but our toy can tear up any toy we bring home. We shop for the ones that are supposed to be "non-destroyable" and she can have a hole in it within the first hour! If she can't tear it up, we consider that a good toy!!!

You can see our girls here.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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