|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2008|
Ocean was my beloved Lab, whom I had to put down on Dec 22, 08. Ocean was in her 6th year. In June 08, Ocean was taken in and diagnosed with liver disease and her fate was unknown. She was started on IV treatments for her condition, which she was supposed to do overnights, however as soon as I left and they put the IV cathedar in, she'd pulled it out five times, and they had to call and have me there while she did her IV, so as to have her keep it in and stay for a few hours and then home for the nights. There were a series of tests that could be done, not inexpensive, so I had to go with one at a time, all the while knowing there were no guarantees for her survival. This became very costly, and unaffordable. I changed to an all natural remedy, Liver Tone, that brought her back up and stabalized her for months. The week before Dec 22, 08, she took a turn for the worst with uncontrollable bladder, and her bowels were starting to shut down. Mind you this didn't stop Ocean from being protective and at my side which she felt was her place. Ocean was a best loyal friend to me. My son bought her as a puppy with his allowance and was told, "take her back". This being ignored, Ocean sensed I was not into another puppy around the house and novelty wares off with children quickly. She'd wait until I fell asleep, jump up with me, until I realized she was there and told to get down. Again she'd wait until I dosed off and up again she came. It took about three night for her to win my heart. She followed me everywhere, bathroom, kitchen, bed, you name it! She knew when I was upset and would literally give me hugs. I was asked how I trained her to do that, give hugs, and replied constantly, "I didn't, she just learned to do it". She was amazing. In 2004 we had a housefire in Ingersoll that left us homeless, where we lost 'Socks' our kitten also on my memorials. Ocean and my Rotti Bear were put in a neighbor's backyard while firefighters did their jobs. We went up to the hospital to get checked quickly, and in that time Ocean jumped the neighbors yard. I got back and told Ocean was missing and they had alerted everyone that if found, where to return her. My mother asked firefighters if I could go to the door and call her to see if she was in the house, they said due to falling debris, I could not. My mom explained that if she were in the house, she'd come promptly only to my voice, they refused us. The next day while in London, I got a call from the Shelter where my Rotti Bear was in a kennel, and told they were calling about Ocean. I said, "You mean Bear", they said, "NO Ocean. We got a call this morning by workers going in to hook up big fans in your home and clean out some debris, and when entering your bedroom, they, (in total blackness), heard growling". Looking around with flashlights, they looked under my bed, and there was no image of an animal, just a set of teeth! God love her! She'd gone back in the house looking for me and planted herself under my bed waiting for me. I have loved every animal I've ever owned, however, Ocean created a special bond with me that is so original, and totally irreplaceable. I can't begin to describe what christmas was like without her. I can't describe the first night without her, where I got up to go the bathroom before bed, and not hearing her collar coming into the bathroom with me, broke me to tears. I've latched doors when workers for the house have come in, her not being a biter, but could be intimidating, felt it easier her being out of the way. She'd break locks and take her place beside me, not bothering anyone just growled or barked if anyone got too close to me she was unsure of. She's never had to be on a leash outside, she'd not walk with the kids to the store or playground without me. My daughter took her to the playground, and a neighbor by there called to say she'd broken her leash and ran off. I assured her to hang on I'd be right back, and went onto the porch and sure enough saw her come around the corner running for MOM, and let the neighbor know she was okay. She was truly my special special baby girl!! I know my brother Joe, and Bear my rotti and other loved ones have her now, not that it's easier for me, but I'm so happy she's not in pain. I could stand that anymore, I loved her too much to let her suffer. I love you Ocean with all my heart baby girl! No one will replace you!!... Mommy.
Specifically: Ashes taken care of by vet.
Created by: Angel Joe
Record added: Dec 28, 2008
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