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Bandit Thain
Birth: May 10, 1999
Death: Jan. 13, 2010

Bandit (Pembroke Welsh Corgi) came into our lives nearly 10 years ago and it hasn't been the same since. He was a spunky little ball of fur with big 'ol ears and a bunny butt. His first day home was quite eventful...while playing with Bruce, those little puppy teeth caught hold of Bruce's lip and he had promptly given his new daddy a bloody lip. We knew we were in for a ride. What a ride it was!

He was very intelligent - he could understand numerous words, was able to tell time, and was even religious. A few words he knew quite well were "bug" (a laser light) - "eat" "yogurt" "pills" and "cookie." He really could tell time. Without fail, every day at 6pm he would go get a toy and bring it to one of us, and then bark until I went to the pantry for food. Once I got there, he would run to the other end of the house with his toy and want daddy to play fetch while mommy fixed his dinner - did I forget to mention he was a little old fashioned? Yes, Bandit was religious - he was Pentecostal like his Nana. He had a hissy if anyone danced.

3 years ago Bandit became very ill and we had to rush him to the University of GA (3 hours away) for emergency medical treatment. They diagnosed him with Addisons disease and saved his life. We were blessed to have been treated by one vet throughout the 3 years he was seen at UGA. She saved our little man and gave us 3 more years with him. Bandit had to take numerous medications over the years and at some point along the way, he got tired of us poking pills down his throat and began just eating them out of our hands.

Less than a week ago Bandit was diagnosed with Stage V lymphoma. He had masses all over his liver, possibly in his spleen and pancreas. We decided not to pursue chemotherapy - it would only extend his life 4-6 months and the quality of life would not be what it should have been. We brought him home and loved him every minute.

Bandit was a special little dog. His spirit was infectious and his "smile" could light up a room. He touched our hearts and will forever be my little bunny butt. I love and miss you dearly sweet boy!!

 
 
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Created by: Jeanie
Record added: Jan 13, 2010
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Bandit Thain
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