Postby TheRedQueen » August 2nd, 2011, 5:16 pm

His renal failure caught up to him...sent him into congestive heart failure...and he was feeling lousy, and stopped eating. He was very anemic at the vet this morning...and there wasn't really anything they could do. When he didn't want to play ball this morning I knew he was done...so we let him go this afternoon, after coming home so he could say goodbye to everyone.

I am devastated...and it hasn't even really hit me yet.
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Postby madremissy » August 2nd, 2011, 5:22 pm

I am so sorry :( RIP Xander Run free sweet puppy.
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Postby Pit♥bull » August 2nd, 2011, 5:28 pm

So so sorry Erin :(

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Postby pocketpit » August 2nd, 2011, 5:46 pm

Erin I'm very sorry. Xander was always one of my favorites :groupHug:
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Postby hugapitbull » August 2nd, 2011, 5:57 pm

I am so sorry, Erin. May the happy memories of all the years you shared soon replace the pain you feel today.

RIP sweet Xander. Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
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Postby amalie79 » August 2nd, 2011, 5:58 pm

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Postby TinaMartin » August 2nd, 2011, 6:06 pm

RIP Xander. :(
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Postby BigDogBuford » August 2nd, 2011, 6:12 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about Xander. My thoughts are with you guys.

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Postby fenella » August 2nd, 2011, 6:48 pm

I am so sorry, again. :cry1:
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Postby Emi » August 2nd, 2011, 7:08 pm

Erin, i'm so sorry... RIP Xander /hugs
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » August 2nd, 2011, 8:35 pm

So, so sorry. :(

RIP Xander...
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Postby Tubular Toby » August 2nd, 2011, 9:09 pm

:( Sorry to hear this Erin.
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Postby Hundilein » August 2nd, 2011, 9:15 pm

I'm so, so sorry, Erin. I am crying with you tonight. I will always remember Xanderoo. In particular, the time he bit Mike at that flyball tournament in NH, because he was doing just what you had taught him to, hitting the tug with all his might. And how he still wanted to play play when we got home on Saturday night after double-running all day. And most of all how he was the most polite ball-obsessed dog I've ever known. :hug3:
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Postby mnp13 » August 2nd, 2011, 11:11 pm

So so sorry for your and John's loss.

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Postby plebayo » August 2nd, 2011, 11:30 pm

Kidney failure blows. :hug3: RIP Xander
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Postby LMM » August 3rd, 2011, 8:59 am

I am so SO sorry Erin :(
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Postby copperlegend » August 3rd, 2011, 1:49 pm

RIP Xander :(
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Postby BullyLady » August 4th, 2011, 2:55 pm

Sleep sweetly, Xander, knowing you were loved.

I'm so sorry, Erin. :hug3:
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Postby airwalk » August 4th, 2011, 9:35 pm

RIP sweet boy!
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Postby iluvk9 » August 5th, 2011, 10:20 pm

Oh no...... :(

I was away, so I am sorry for the late sympathy note, Erin.

My heart goes out to you. :sad2: Xander was a trooper, and I am sure he knew he was an extra-special dog.
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