Me and Shasta are still around and slowly working thru Angel Shiloh's trip to the Rainbow Bridge - I still can't believe he is gone. I think some of the hardest things to try to wrap my brain around is how does a dog, who was first diagnosed with Ringworm then found to have a severe bacterial infection end up having to be euthanized because of widespread cancer - all within 5 weeks. I first saw what I think now was excessive thirst several months ago but I tricked myself into a false sense of belief when I reasoned that Angel Shiloh was the largest dog I had ever owned and therefore he would drink more than I am use to seeing.
I have also been reading
A Vet Shares 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Your Dog
which mentions the non-healing skin lesions that Angel Shiloh had a few of - I don't take full responsibility since I did point them out whenever we did see the vet.
Since Lady Shasta is related by blood to Angel Shiloh (he was her uncle) and is a senior, she will likely be closely monitored like I will be taking her in to the vet within a month to have her blood tests and see if we can figure out why her breath still smells bad even after her dental cleaning-teeth pulling just earlier last month.
I think I am just rambling now really. The blog will remain Team Beaglebratz - Angel Shiloh will ALWAYS be a part of me. However, and as it should be, Lady Shasta will now be the key player - she has never really had the attention Angel Shiloh had, even when it was just him and Angel Oreo - Angel Shiloh got a LOT of individual attention. When Lady Shasta joined the family it was all 3 of them until Angel Oreo went to the Bridge in February of 2007. Lady Shasta is doing well for the most part altho today was the first time since before Angel Shiloh crossed the Bridge that she has been out to the back fence and around the forsythia bush - even now I had to bribe her back there with some treats.
Ok - before I completely bore you with my rambling I will stop so I can publish this now - Angel Shiloh will be coming home to me tomorrow - I had him cremated; he will sit on the shelf beside Angel Oreo. I do NEED to THANK YOU all for all of your support, prayers, POTP and comments of sympathy and more prayers thru this entire ordeal - I have never been thru something like this.