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Reno aka Gordo aka Mr. Fat Head

Discussion in 'Memorials' started by VC_Reno, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. VC_Reno

    VC_Reno Puppy

    I'm not sure who still lurks here or if anyone remembers me and my pups. But I wanted to let you all know that me and my fiance had to put Reno to sleep this past Saturday. I still can't believe it. My heart is completely broken. He was only 7 years old and I expected to have much more time with him.

    Reno had a bloated stomach so we brought him to the vet on Friday. Our vet wasn't sure what was going on. All she could tell us from the x-ray was that he had an enlarged heart and there was fluid in his stomach. She took blood work and told us she would call us with the results the next day. She called on Saturday and said he didn't have heart worm or lyme disease, however, his numbers were low so she'd like to do a sonogram of his stomach. We made an appointment for later on in the afternoon. Reno was being his usual self. A big dope. We packed him in the car and brought him to get the sono done. We had to bring him to one of our vet's sister clinics because there was no one available to do the sono at our vet's office. We waited and waited. Eventually they brought Reno back out. They asked us to wait while their vet spoke to ours. I received a call from our vet while we were still in the lobby. She told me that Reno had tumors all over his spleen, kidneys and liver and that he mostly likely had cancer which was spreading. She said it may have spread to his heart which is why it was enlarged. I couldn't take it. I broke down. My fiance took the phone and finished speaking with our vet. We decided to take him home and just make him comfortable until it was time. Little did we know that time would come very very soon. We noticed a few hours after we got him home he wasn't being himself. He wasn't walking around, looked lethargic and hadn't eaten. He keep moving around like he couldn't get comfortable. That night the unexpected happened. He got up and just collapsed. We both jumped up off the couch and went over to him. My fiance told me to get ready that it was time. I completely lost it. We rushed over to the vet office. And you all know how the story ends.

    I miss him so much already. It feels so empty without him here. It just doesn't feel right. Everything reminds me of him. My other dog, Sheeva, is feeling his loss too. She's been moping around. The night we came home I was in our bedroom crying and she sat by the door and started crying. She doesn't have her buddy anymore. I would always say they were thunder buddies because they were so close. I know it's going to take all of us a while to get accustomed to him not being around. I have to say that this is the one and only downside of owning a dog.

    Reno, I love you and you are extremely missed. Life will not be the same without you.






  2. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    So sorry for your loss. He was so handsome.
  3. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I'm sorry for your loss.
  4. zarasmum

    zarasmum Puppy

    So sorry for your loss he was gorgeous

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  5. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    What a beautiful boy he was! I am so sorry for your loss, it hurts so much to lose a dog. It's just unfair we don't get more time with them, it's never enough.

  6. VC_Reno

    VC_Reno Puppy

    Thank you everyone. Yes, he was my handsome boy.
  7. VC_Reno

    VC_Reno Puppy

    Very true! It's never enough. I feel like our time was cut short.
  8. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Oh no this breaks my heart, I loved your pics of that lughead. I'm so sorry he's gone, that's awful to lose him young and unexpectedly like that.
  9. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    So sorry for your loss. He was a handsome dog
  10. BBPITS

    BBPITS Good Dog

    Very sorry for your loss.Run free boy!.
  11. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful dog! Those are awesome pictures too.
  12. VC_Reno

    VC_Reno Puppy

    Thank you. I'm glad someone enjoyed looking at him as much as I did. I think that's what makes it harder.
  13. VC_Reno

    VC_Reno Puppy

    Thank you steve07, BBPITS and NatUrsula.
  14. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    I remember him well. I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you.
  15. robertosilva

    robertosilva Little Dog

    He looks like a real character and sounds like you gave him a great life with lots of happy memories together. He was a lucky boy not all dogs have such a good life even if it was cut short sounds like he didn't suffer for long.

    All the best and sorry for your loss.
  16. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    He was a beautiful dog. I'm so sorry for your loss. I could feel the hurt as I read and it's a terrible feeling when you can't help them. He was loved and I'm sure he knew that. Run free in paradise, Reno.
  17. VC_Reno

    VC_Reno Puppy

    Thank you.

    Yes, lots of great memories. Thank you.

    He was my handsome. It is a terrible feeling. Yes, I'm sure he did. Thank you.
  18. ashmann

    ashmann Puppy

    I understand the broken heart.My red nose has possible lymphoma.The knot in her neck is still there even after the medication the vet have her.She's got all the symptoms and it doesn't look good.I'm so devastated.She is my Little Baby,my sunshine,my best friend.We are joined at the hip.She has slept with me with lots of spooning every night for 8 years.I can't imagine life without her.I expected for us to grow old together.Great depression is sinking in.Others won't understand this grief that I feel or comprehend the intensity of sadness I have for a dog.It's only going to get worse and it's a rapid cancer.I'm so scared.

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  19. VC_Reno

    VC_Reno Puppy

    I'm so sorry to hear. If you need someone to talk to, feel free to send me a PM. I completely understand what you're going through.

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