He was born November 20, 2000 and died on September 11, 2012. He was in my life from January 27, 2001 and showed me the kind of unconditional love only a dog is capable every day.
Suzy Kissing Rebel
Rebel had been acting a little off but kept bouncing back for a few weeks. On Saturday morning, he took a serious downward turn and we rushed him in to the vet clinic. They did some initial blood work and he was found to be having a diabetic episode resulting in ketoacidosis along with elevated liver and kidney enzymes. The vet kept him and started an IV and treatment. I kept in close contact with the vet over the weekend. She thought he seemed to be improving with treatment. However, on Tuesday morning the vet informed us that he had taken a turn for the worse overnight. He was no longer able to get up or stand on his own and the vet was quite concerned. We rushed in to the vet clinic. Rebel tried to show us that he was happy to see us; however, it was evident that the spark was gone from his eyes. We were devastated by the fact that not only could he not stand on his own and needed to be carried as he could not walk, but he could not even wag his tale. My beautiful boy was beyond miserable, yet he tried to show us how much he loved us and had missed us. We spent some time just loving him, petting him and talking to him. After speaking with the vet concerning his prognosis and possible treatments, we learned that his health had dramatically deteriorated and the vet felt he would not recover. We then made the very difficult decision to say goodbye to our much beloved Rebel. We just could not ask him to continue suffering simply because we could not bear to say goodbye because we knew Rebel would do anything in his power to stay with us no matter how that made him suffer. It was not a decision made or taken lightly. We were with him at his passing over the rainbow bridge and he showed nothing but unconditional love until the very end.
I miss my special majestic boy. He had so much personality and love to share. I miss him more than words can ever truly say...