His Suffering has Ended.
Updated April 9, 2006|
SPECIAL THOUGHTS FOR COMET FROM HIS FOSTER DAD
Sometimes our volunteers have to face one of the hardest chores imaginable - ending the lives of rescues who are sick. This is one of those times.
Lee laid Comet to rest at 3:30 on Friday 4/7. Words from Lee about his pal: "He will be buried with his special muscrat he loved so much and with his rose comforter and a piece of my heart. He was a special, quiet friend and I will miss our midnight rides together to Walgreens and the place beside me on the couch. Will miss his warmth. I sent a copy of his story with him to rest."
We have just learned and are devestated that "Comet", a three year old little male Dal we just recently from Polk County has Spindle Cell cancer. Spindle cell carcinomas are malignant tumors that usually develop in connective tissues. It is usually an aggressive cancer that can tried to be treated through tumor removal, radiation and chemotherapy. We had one tumor removed and diagnosed but he already has another one on his shoulder. Our regular vet will be in tomorrow and we will get further details as to what, if anything, can be done. Our main concern is that he is not in pain.
Comet came in as a stray and was obviously not treated well. He is high heartworm positive and flinches if you go to pet him anywhere near his head. But his sweet soul remains untouched and he loves being around people and other dogs.
We are determined to make this Christmas, which may be his last, a very special one for this brave spotted boy.
Updated December 22nd, 2005
Extra special thanks to the Christmas Santas who sent Comet toys and treats so that he could have at least one more happy holiday.