Tippy came to us 5 years ago when her owner died of cancer.
Her owner was concerned about what would happen to her three old dogs
after she passed. She called us and asked if she left us her house
could we care for her dogs. We said yes.
After Diana passed we discovered we got three old dogs and a mortgage!
Most groups would have put the dogs down and sold the house, but not
We found some folks to move into the house and care for the dogs so
would not have to move them to a new location.
Tippy was diagnosed with diabetes in 5/98 2 months after Diana passed.
many people said put her down, but we didn't. We always expected
her to be
the first of the dogs to go because of her diabetes, but we were wrong.
who was 14 went first 4 years ago and then Buddy who was 14 went 2
We thought Tippy would last forever.
Tippy's diabetes was easily managed the last 4.5 years but the last
things started going bad. Like I had said before it was hard
to tell if it
was just old age or the diabetes. She was born in 1984 and was
19 years old.
Tippy was one of the rare dogs who tolerated Humulin U. She free
fed, she was
blind from diagnosis. She had a great attitude until the end.
I really think
it was Canine Cognitive Disorder that caused her to start shutting
think if that had not come on she would still be with us. I think
forgot she needed to eat and drink, much like humans do with Alzheimer's.
She will be greatly missed by both of her families,
but we know that she has rejoined her friends at the bridge.
at the intersection of flotsam and jetsam, west of Desperation,
The SSSNP (SILVER SPRINGS SPAY-NEUTER PROJECT)was founded
by Tom and Lee Blomquist to promote
the spaying and neutering of companion animals
as an alternative to the current method of pet population control which
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