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Our beloved Tyler had to be put to rest today, by his regular vet. He has had many health challenges, each able to be overcome with love, patience, and care – but the hardest blow was his degenerative myeloma. As I’m sure you know, there is no treatment or cure, and the progressive symptoms only continue to worsen as time goes on. Having lost the use of both his back legs, and developing other problems and injuries as a result, we were able to manage his condition as long as possible with harness systems and lifestyle changes (even looked into a wheeled aid, but that didn’t work out), it got to the point that a decision had to be made. What makes this disease so especially evil is that the dog remains sharp and healthy of mind, but does not comprehend why his body no longer works. I wish more could be done to stop breeders from perpetuating this horrible genetic illness!
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know. I’m so grateful that I had Tyler in my life for four wonderful years, and will miss him the rest of my life. I like to think that I did as much for him as he did for me, though I’m not sure I can measure up to that. I’m grateful to MAGSR for allowing us to adopt him and give him a loving home.
I’m attaching some files, I hope they are not too terribly large. The PDF is a small tribute I made for my dear friend. It doesn’t say half as much as I’d like to say, or contain half as many pictures as I’d like to include, but I think it helps capture his life with us and the journey we had together.
All the best,