Saturday, March 28, 2009


Here's a picture of our dog Shanti, taken two years ago before the Cushings and other disease began to ravage his little body.

This morning at 8:30 he had to be euthanized after a night of pain and internal bleeding. Jim and I are devastated at the loss of our beloved Shanti. We had 12 years with him and were hoping for more time; but it wasn't meant to be.

The vet thinks that the Cushings symptoms masked a far greater, life threatening, cancerous liver tumor that unfortunately did not show in the Xrays.

After being up all night with him, and feeling so impotent in the presence of his pain, it was, in a sense, a relief to know that he isn't in pain any longer.

It's a day to grieve and rest.



  1. I'm so sorry you lost your dog. They are such a part of us! I know you will miss him.

  2. I am So Deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved dog Shanti. Now that i have saw the picture i realized how beautiful he was and he will always be in your hearts forever.

  3. Thank you ladies for your comforting thoughts. Yesterday was hard but emotionally, today is better.
    Shanti was a cutie pie. He had the most beautiful face. I used to tell Jim that we had the John Derek of Lhasa Apsos. :-)

  4. June,

    I am very sorry to hear that about your doggie!

    John Britt