Stories about Pets with Diabetes.

Michelle and Her Diabetic Crew!

Michele & Blazer
Blazer went to the Rainbow Bridge on October 31, 2001

Blazer was a rescue..I saved him from being euthed within hours! Blazer
was born in April of 1989 he was diagnosed with diabetes 3 years ago. He
also started to go blind then also from the insulin.



Buddy
Buddy went to the Rainbow Bridge on April 13th, 2005

Please see the update at the bottom of this page on what happened.



I am not sure..he was a rescue as i said from a plea from NEESSR,
no one wanted this dog as he was special needs so I picked him up the 
very day he was to be euthed also. Good thing too as there was not ONE 
call of interest in this dog other than mine..so sad.. he is the best dog! 
I am told he is around 4-5 years old.. I do not know birthday or when 
he was diagnosed as a diabetic but he is very very blind.

Both of them are on Humulin N..Blazer is 12cc twice a day and
Buddy is 20cc twice a day. Both are very well regulated...

Blazer weighs about 60 lbs and Buddy weighs about 63 lbs

Has the diagnosis of diabetes in your pets affected your life?

It really has not affected my life.. it is a little more of an expense
but these dogs give me way more than I could ever give them...It takes
me 2 seconds to give a needle to them.. it does not bother me at
all...They are great and lovong animals...




Oh you are a handsome fella Buddy


Update Wednesday, April 13th, 2005
Dear friends, I am writing this email through what seem to be never ending tears. My beautiful 
blind diabetic friend, Buddy, has left me and gone to the bridge. Buddy was not eating, he went 
to the vets and blood test showed his liver was failing rapidly. His gums had yellowed and Buddy
was just not well. Buddy had diabetes which was managed well right up to the end. He also had
Cushings disease. He was my heart and soul..he was my baby and my best friend and now he is
gone. For those of you who never had the pleasure of meeting Buddy, he was a great boy and 
everyone loved him. He loved everyone too. Buddy was rescued by me from a plea by Sandy 
Middlebrook of Springer Rescue posted on the Senior Dog Rescue list run by Jude Fine.  I went
to pick Buddy up that day and it was love at first sight. Thanks to people like Kathy from 
Springer rescue and Sandy M,  I learned a lot about springer behavior. When I was involved
with Springer Rescue I also learned a lot more and learned to love the breed. I feel like 
someone has ripped out my heart and there is this big empty space that I will never be able to fill.
I can't even look around my house ..it makes me sad to not see him there. 
Here is my baby..please post a memorial for him on your sites..Light a candle for him,
Goodbye my friend, we will be together again, wait for me at the bridge...

THE RAINBOW BRIDGE 

"Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. 

All the animals who had been ill or old are restored to health and vigor;
those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing;
they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together,
but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent;his eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass,
his legs carrying him faster and faster. 

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling to each other in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. 

The happy kisses rain upon your face;
your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet,
so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together........" 

Author - Unknown 



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