Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

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Re: Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

Postby dogsrule » Wed May 06, 2015 10:32 pm

love is....sharing a sofa with your best pal...
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Re: Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

Postby carg » Thu May 07, 2015 7:28 am

Ahh.. lovely pic Elaine. :)
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Re: Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

Postby kaydoyle » Thu May 07, 2015 8:43 am

:D
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Re: Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

Postby Mutley » Thu May 07, 2015 11:23 am

That is true love; love is having the sofa all to oneself. ;) Lovely pic.
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Re: Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

Postby dogsrule » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:58 pm

Brandon had a haircut and it prompted me to do an update. He is in great form and becoming a bit of a social butterfly. He gets on so much better with other dogs and is friendly with dogs he doesn't know too. It's coming up to six years now since we fostered the little fur monster.
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Brandon the dandy!
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Re: Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

Postby dogsrule » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:45 am

I would like to pay tribute to Dabs. He was the forever brother of Brandon. Dabs, my best friend, died yesterday. His health took a rapid downturn over the past couple of days and he had frequent seizures which left him exhausted and weakened his legs. Dabs had prior hip replacement and knee plateau levelling operations as well as a disc removed from his spine. He was steadfastly adjusting to a bladder tumour and still managed to be enthusiastic about his walks.

It's very hard to deal with this loss and it's hitting dad and I hard. Pain is the word I'd use to describe the sadness. I, however, promised Dabs that I wouldn't let him have a further seizure and struggle to urinate with shaky legs. Dabs had his first seizure in September then suddenly a few weeks ago one out of the blue, another one, again the next weekend then last weekend on the Sunday..then Monday..he began epilepsy meds on Tuesday morning. Wednesday evening a further seizure...He had 2 seizures on St Patrick's Day. I got a top up of the post seizure Valium from the UCD out of hours...I wasn't happy to admit him and hoped he would get through the night safe until his vet was back on Friday. However, on Thursday night he had a further fit at 2.30 and 5.30...then another and another before his vet appointment at 11.15 yesterday morning. I promised Dabs that when the vet was re-open I would get him to see "John the vet" (Dabs loved his vet). Dabs' vet is a kind person and said that helping a dog at the end is part of his job too. He made Dabs feel at ease and talked to him so he wouldn't be frightened. Dad and I stayed with him and let him go.

Here's a photo of the boys looking out at the snow just a couple of weeks ago with the joy of dogs bursting through them. There is one from New Years Day in Bray Head. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep my sweet gift the whole year...I'm richer for having my special boy for 14 years and hope to find a time when I can look back in happiness but that can't be now..it's too raw.
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Re: Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

Postby Indianna » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:38 am

I sincerely hope the pain you and your family currently feel will quickly be replaced by the happiest of memories of your boy. What more could he have wanted? He had lovely family who cared for him, enjoyed his company and you have probably got an ocean full of all the fun memories and the mad and naughty things he did while enjoying himself. You are in a horrible place just now but enjoy the memories, the riches your boy gave you can never be taken away. Best wishes to you and your family.
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Re: Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

Postby dogsrule » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:02 pm

Brandon has made a point of enjoying the better things in life.. he has a new pal called Joy..he is eating well including grated carrot with a bit of cheese for the healthier waistline and he is having hydrotherapy for his dodgey knee.. he also took a break to the coast to do a bit of mindfulness... he is a role model!
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Re: Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

Postby kaydoyle » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:44 am

Best friends 8-)
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Re: Brandon - Bearded Terrier x *HOMED*

Postby dogsrule » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:15 pm

Brandon got up to as much mischief as he could possibly muster on his holidays! We think he is trying to show off to Joy... Or perhaps she's egging him on!
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