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The Ongoing Adventures of Sheba

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The Ongoing Adventures of Sheba

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September 6th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Life after Sheba

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Buster sadIt’s been a week and a half since Sheba died.  Us humans are still sad, but it’s taken quite the toll on Bruddah Buster.  He’s been visibly depressed in addition to having physical symptoms like diarrhea and urinary incontinence.  So we took him in to our family vet, who ran some tests then sent us to the internist that last treated Sheba.  Since Buster ate Sheba’s poop on a few occasions we’re going to have to watch him for symptoms, but its highly unlikely he’ll get a fungal infection from her poop.  Then again, it was also unlikely that Sheba would get a fungal infection in the first place!  We did learn that he’s got enlarged spleen and prostate, so they took biopsies yesterday.  He came home drunk and its just now wearing off.  They also gave him metronidazole for the diarrhea (he had an accident in the hall between exam rooms and the kennels!), and are testing for the usual suspects.  We have an empty pool (thank you, California Drought) with a bit of water in it.  Vector control comes out and drops these tabs in it, but I think they’re for killing mosquitoes, not things like giardia.  Nikko and Dolly are back to normal at least.  Hopefully this all clears up soon, we’re going through a lot of cleaning supplies!


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7 Comments so far ↓

  • otisandtess

    Poor Buster, I hope this isn’t anything serious. My Otis passed on Sunday, and his sister Tess just started to realize his absence last night. Seeing her so lost and lonely makes it even harder for me. And I would hate to think that Buster picked up the same thing that Sheba did!

  • benny55

    And we miss Sheba too. Her whole experience here, although waaay too short, will stay with us for a long, long time.

    You fought so hard for her. No o e coukd jave been a better advocate…no one! And she fought like a Warrior too! Even gentle Souls like Shea can be fierce Warriors!

    So sorry Buster is having issues. Bummer! Big bummer!! Hopefully it’s just some gastro upset that will leave as quickly as it came!

    These pictures are just beautiful! So regal, so stately! Just lovely.

    I’m so glad you posted today. We care about you and we know this part of the journey just stinks. You went through such a crazy and intense time and then……Sheba transitions and the void and loss of routine and aching heart begins. It hurts. It seems like the grief will never stop. It comes in huge unexpected waves.

    But Sheba left you with thousands of delightful memories a d they will become more and more vivid.

    And clearly he left Buster here so you woukd have a …er…distraction! Nikko and Dolly, good for you for staying “normal”!

    Let us know how Buster is doing. And keep those great pictures coming!

    Lots and lots of love
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  • mysweetted

    Hi Karen,
    I’ve been thinking of you for the past few days. I’m so sorry that Buster is taking Sheba’s passing hard, and also that he’s not feeling well. I had two shepherds years ago (Butch and Buddy) and we lost one several years before the other. Buddy moped around for a few weeks with no appetite and no joy, but he did eventually come around. I hope Buster does too, and more importantly I hope his health gets better. I also hope you are doing okay. I’m so sorry.

  • jerry

    Ohhhhh you guys, I hope that you are perking up these days and doing better. I’m about to publish Sheba’s story and I’m just so heartbroken about her loss. I know you must be too. Take comfort and know that we are all rooting for you and have you in our hearts OK? xxo

  • weddingdance

    Bruddah Bu Bu, please cheer up soon. Angel Sheba doesn’t want you to be said, big boy. 🙁 Oreo sends dog hugs. Feel better soon, have some ice cream.

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