Monday, February 8, 2010

Riley Has Passed On

Wednesday January 27th at 11:34 Riley was freed from his cancer filled body. He is terribly missed by all of us. Henry keeps looking all over for Riley. In the last two days Henry had two Grand-Mals. Under counsel of the vet, he is on extra Phenobarbital. *So far* that is doing the trick. The last seizure was early this morning. Riley was always like a nurse dog to all my special needs pets as for most of his life he had such excellent health and was usually the only one in perfect health. Even in old age, being deaf, blind and having cancer, he cont'd to be like a nurse dog and take care of Henry. He had a gentle manner that Henry really took comfort in. He would check on Henry frequently and give him kisses as needed. I'll post some pictures when it doesnt hurt so much. He is being cremated and his ashes should be ready to bring home very soon. He would have been 16 in the last week of March and we had been together since he was a puppy.


Heidi said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Riley's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope Henry's seizures get better as well.

Anonymous said...

I left a text message on your phone about Riley. I know how sad you feel.The anniversary of Heather's birthday and death was the 12 and 13 of Feb incase you forgot. I don't know why I haven't heard from you, I miss you.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of your dog's passing. I can't imagine life without my dog but I know one day I will have to face the same loss and pain.
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