[nagdu] Update

Tracy Carcione carcione at access.net
Wed Oct 28 13:00:13 UTC 2015

Hi Mardi.
I'm sorry for your loss.  It's always hard, even when it's the best choice.
Sorry to hear also that Shulamith won't make it as a guide.

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From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Mardi Hadfield
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Hi every one. There have been some changes in my life. I had another
hospital stay,from which I have recovered. I had to put down my 15 year old
Border Collie, Maximus. He had cataracts and was pretty much deaf, and he
was senile. I don't know if any of you have experienced a senile dog but it
is heart breaking.He had started to pee in the house and in his crate. Even
when I would let him out side to go, (I have a fenced in yard) he would
stand on the porch and pee. He would come to me to be petted and then run
back in his crate as if he were afraid of me, before I even touched him. He
became afraid of the other dogs.I think the stress of all of this made his
allergies worse as he was ripping chunks of his hair out on his back and was
constantly chewing on him self. He had also licked his paws bald. It was
time to stop his suffering.It was a hard decision but I could not let this
go on. He is in a better place now and no longer suffering. I have also
decided to wash out Shulamith. She does not have what it takes to be a guide
dog. I am trying to find the right home for her. I am still looking for the
right dog to train.I thought about just getting a puppy to train, but that
does not seem to be working out either. I guess I will keep
looking.        Mardi and Shaman,retired and Neechee.

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