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Lewis
Rainbow Bridge - May 3, 2008 

We Only Wanted You 
They say memories are golden, well maybe that is true. 
We never wanted memories, we only wanted you. 
A million times we needed you, a million times we cried. 
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. 
In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. 
In our hearts you hold a place no one could ever fill. 
If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane, 
We'd walk the path to heaven and bring you back again. 
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same. 
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. 
 

"In Loving Memory of Brownie"
 

We adopted Lewis from a local animal shelter when he was still a puppy.  He was a very smart dog and was at the head of his class in obedience school.  He was always mischievious and you never knew what he was going to be up to when he was left alone.  My husband always said he was the kind of dog who would have worn his baseball hat backwards.  Our other dog is a mixed Terrier who we adopted 4 months after we got Lewis.  There was a special bond between the two of them from the very first time they met.  They were instant buddies.  Lewis taught himself how to open the screen door going out to our deck and in the summer time it was always a full time job trying to keep the mosquitos out of the house.  Our guests would be amazed at how our dog could let himself in and out of the house.  We have a small pond in our back yard and Lewis loved to hunt frogs in the summer.  We used to say he was in "vacuum cleaner mode"  because he would run around the yard with his nose to the ground.  He knew which windows were the best ones to watch for birds and squirrels and he would make his rounds around the house just waiting for a reason to dash to the back door and let himself out.  That is what was so heart breaking about Lewis going blind.  Being on patrol for birds and squirrels and frogs is what he did all day and then over night he went blind.  He was sad and depressed and it broke my heart.  Our other dog misses Lewis too.  He still roams around the house and whimpers.  Lewis was diagnosed with diabetes on 7/2/07 at the age of 11.  He went blind 5 months later.  Lewis was hard to regulate and his Bg's were always at the high end.  He was 20 lbs and we were up to 14 units twice a day.  There were other issues going on.  He had an anal sac tumor.  He got very dehydrated and when he quit eating and drinking we helped him over to the rainbow bridge on 5/3/08.  It was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  He was a wonderful dog and I miss him very much. 
Brenda Crawford


Our Adopted Baby "Danger" and "Our Angel Lewis"
 

Diabetic Pet's Name: Lewis    

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer 

Birth: Lewis was adopted from a shelter on 4/1/96 and was about 6 months old at the time. 

When Diagnosed: 7/2/07 

Age Diagnosed: 11 

Weight: 20 lbs 

Kind of Insulin and Amount Per Injection: Novulin N  14u BID and still was not regulated.  He always ran high numbers. 

Food: Chicken Soup For The Dog Lover's Soul and home cooking. 

Do you hometest?(blood, urine and/or observation) yes, all of that.  

Other Health Problems? He went blind 5 months after diagnosis.  He had an anal sac tumor. 

Webpage of Pet:   http://www.caninediabetes.org/brownie.html 

Your Location: Minneapolis,  MN 

How did the diagnosis of diabetes in your pet change your life? We rearranged our lives around Lewis' meal/shot schedule.  We cancelled vacations because we didn't want to board our blind baby.  Lewis was worth every bit of it.  He was the best dog.


My Niece Kelly and Lewis

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