fly high my sweet boy
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  • Losing a baby and then your greatest support is shattering. I am terribly sorry about both. At some point, you do need to address the vet. While often my vets have been sure what they thought was up, they insisted on xrays to make sure especially since a wrong dx could end up doing irreparable harm. Serious symptoms need serious evaluation. Hopefully, if nothing else, your experience will help them to reevaluate their way of doing things and save another dog from this type of experience.

    I did remember you posting so looked for Cody's pictures. You gave him as much support as he gave you.

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    So sorry to hear of your losses. I can't imagine the loss of a child. I have lost many furbabies over the years however. It is a hard thing to go through also. Bless you for loving your Cody so much. I can only hope you are blessed to find another furbaby to love and be loved by. Basenjis are habit forming so maybe another one will rule your life again. Hope so!

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    Thank you all for your kind words.

    @DebraDownSouth the vet was definitely addressed. There are several in that particular office, but the one that owns the practice ( or however that works) called me a week after our appointment to check on Cody, and I had to tell him that I had lost Cody a few days before. He asked for details and said that he would address the issue with the vet that saw Cody. I believe he even got in touch with Doc, the vet that came to my house, for more information. He seemed to be sincere.

    @vasmith26 As for getting another dog, I know I'm not ready yet. Eventually I would like to adopt another basenji or possibly a "golden opportunity", but I can't yet. I spend time with my parents' dog, and my old roommate's dog, and I am about to start volunteering at a shelter, but it just isn't time yet. I think when I finally do, it'll probably be like it happened with Cody, who just happened to fall into my lap at just the right time.

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  • @crystalncody I haven't been in this forum long myself but I am truly sorry to hear of your loss, of both of them. Bless your heart for taking Cody to begin with & changing him into the little guy he was meant to be! You had a strong connection with each other & I believe that one day, you'll be with him again & maybe another 1 or 2!! I just lost my 2nd girl this past Aug. & I don't seem to be able to get past it. Those of us that have been owned by a Basenji, know a love that so many others do not. I think that we're more lucky than most because of it. Take care & hopefully, we'll see you in the forum again ~ showing us pics of your new one!

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    So sorry to hear about Cody. He had a great life with a loving dog mom, and that's something to cherish.

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  • So sorry to hear about both lossses. Hope you find some comfort from all your basenji friends here.

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  • Very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

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  • I don't come on here a lot either the last few years so I was so sorry to come on and see you post about losing Cody...just like Debra, I remember your posts. I'm so sorry for your loss and the tragedy surrounding his passing. I don't have words to offer as I couldn't imagine losing Oakley. All the best, and please keep us updated on your journey 💙
    -Chealsid and Oakley

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    So sorry for your loss, I lost my first buddy four years ago in March and I still miss him. I got a new buddy a month after he died despite reservations over whether it was too soon\the right thing to do. So glad I did, just as my first wriggled his basenji way into our hearts, my new buddy has done the same. I still miss my first and always will, but another basenji knows just how to help you heal, the really are a special breed.

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