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Oct 11

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About noon on Tuesday, Teo dropped in on his final ski run.  I have no doubt that doggie heaven is filled with snowballs and elk poop flavored treats.

Turns out all the recent issues are tied to a megaesophagus and some time saturday night or sunday he aspirated into his lungs.  You can imagine the raging pneumonia infection that got going.  After 48 hours of high level antibiotics, he fever was still going up, he had stop engaging with me during visits and he still couldn’t stand – let alone go anywhere under his own power.

I had to make the hard call, I think it was only fair to him because of the multitude of issues.

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8 comments so far

  1. benny55
    10:36 am - 10-11-2013

    Ohhhhhh, I am so very, very sorry. Completely unexpected.

    You clearly are each other’s best friends…soul mates. I don’t think anyo e could have crammed as much love and fun as you two did into every single second you were together. You both played full out and he plowed through life eafging his tail right up until he told you he was ready to go. Teo knew you would understand and give him yet another gift of your love and decotion when he needed it most.

    I went back and watched his videos sgain. Even through the tears, you HAVE to smile as you watch the sheer joy Teo was having in tne snow!! OMD! What a happy, hapy boy!

    And the ne where he’s plowing through the deep snow and all you see is his tail wagging non-stop……that is the epitome of joy and must livng n tne moment!

    But, to me, the one that defines “dog being dog” is when he chases after his toy, starts heading back to you, but stops t celebrate by rolling in the snow with a huges smile on his face and tail wagging!

    Teo’s tme here was waaaaay to short. He left you with so many wnderful memories…..memories that will always remind yo of the very special connection you two had. NOTHING can separate a bond like that. He’ll continue to make his presence known, I have NO doubt!

    I so hope you will continue to share more of Teo’s journey with us when you can. I could look at his videos and pictures all day!

    “It’s not the years in a life…’s the life in the years”.

    Surrounding you with Teo’s love, grace and happy waggin’ tail!

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  2. maximutt
    11:32 am - 10-11-2013

    I’m so sorry! I had been following Teo’s blog and knew he was ill, but obviously I was hoping it was just a “bump in the road.” I’m so sorry you’ve lost your boy. Sending healing thoughts to you.

  3. Codie Rae
    6:21 pm - 10-11-2013

    I am so sorry to hear you lost Teo. Such a hard decision to let him go but so obviously the right thing to do. Sending you lots of tripawd strength and healing energy from the Oaktown Pack.

    Run free sweet Teo and say hey to Jerry and all our tripawd heroes over the bridge!

  4. jerry
    12:36 pm - 10-12-2013

    Teo and family, we are heartbroken and so terribly sad for you all. This is unbelievable.

    From the bottom of our hearts please accept our deepest condolences. You gave Teo such an amazing, beautiful life, the best a dog could ask for. He will repay you a thousand times throughout eternity by shining a light on your soul. We are so sorry.

  5. anjl
    1:12 pm - 10-12-2013

    What a very hard and yet kind thing to do…heart healing wishes!

  6. Michelle
    8:12 pm - 10-12-2013

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. This is totally unexpected.
    RIP Teo

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  7. snoop
    4:43 pm - 10-14-2013

    Our sympathy to you and your family of your loss of Teo.

    Esther and her Snoop

  8. Christine
    12:42 pm - 10-15-2013

    Teo… go easy on all those guys up there at the Bridge eh? But then again.. nah!!! go have fun!!! I am sure there is a spot somewhere, just ask around, where there is lots of snow for you to play in!!! I just know it.. because you guys and gals at the bridge are spoiled rotten!! And you all deserve it!!
    RIP handsome man…. you know you were loved.. always!
    Christine….. with Franklin in her heart♥

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