HELP LOVINMYPUP MEMORIALIZE THIS BEAUTIFUL DOBIE’S LIFE!
1/20/17 – 6/15/17
SADLY, BRANDI CROSSED THE BRIDGE TO JOIN HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THE AFTERLIFE ON THE 16TH OF THIS MONTH. SHE FOUGHT A STRONG BATTLE AGAINST OSTEOSARCOMA, BUT COULD NOT FIGHT ANYMORE. BRANDI ENJOYED HER CAMPING TRIPS AND WAS A REAL TROOPER UNTIL THE END. THE DOBERMAN PINSCHER RESCUE TOOK BRANDI FROM A HIGH KILL SHELTER AND FOSTERED HER BACK TO HEALTH, SHE HAD BEEN DUMPED AT 6 YRS OLD IN AN ALLEY COVERED IN FLEAS AND IN TERRIBLE CONDITION.. IN THE SHORT TIME SHE HAD LEFT, SHE GOT A CHANCE TO LEARN WHAT LIVING AND LOVING WAS ALL ABOUT. AS WE ALL KNOW, RESCUING A PET GIVES THE ANIMAL A LIFE WORTH LIVING. WE ARE HAPPY THAT STEVE AND BRANDI FOUND EACH OTHER THROUGH THE DPR. IT WAS A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN! I CAN”T TELL BRANDI AND STEVE’S STORY BETTER THAN HE CAN. SO HERE IS HIS POST:
“THANK YOU EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY LOIS FOR GOING OUT OF HER WAY AND ALLOWING BRANDI TO ADOPT ME. SHE WAS THE MOST INTELLIGENT DOG I EVER HAD. IN LESS THAN A WEEK I TAUGHT HER TO SIT AND WAIT TILL I TOLD HER TO GO AND EAT. WITHIN 2 WEEKS ALL I NEEDED TO DO WAS HOLD UP A FINGER AND SHE WOULD WAIT UNTIL I POINTED TO HER DISH TO EAT. MY VET SAID I WOULD NEVER BREAK A RESCUE FROM COUNTER SURFING. IN THE FIRST MONTH SHE KNEW WHAT PART OF THE TABLE WAS WHERE HER HOT DOG SNACK WAS LOCATED.
DURING HER FIRST CAMPING TRIP SHE WAS ON A 20′ CABLE AND SHE WOULD WRAP HERSELF AROUND THE PICNIC TABLE. WITHIN THE FIRST 3-4 DAYS SHE WOULD UNWRAP HERSELF WITH MY DIRECTION. TALKING TO HER WAS LIKE TALKING TO A PERSON. IF I TOUCHED HER LEASH SHE WOULD WAIT BY THE FRONT DOOR TO GO FOR A RIDE. SHE ESPECIALLY LOVED TO RUN ALONGSIDE ME WHEN I WOULD RIDE ON MY SCOOTER. SHE RAN AS FAST AS I WOULD LET HER RUN. I JUST WISH I COULD HAVE LET HER RUN FULL SPEED. DURING A CAMPING TRIP OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, I TRIED TO SNEAK AWAY ON THE SCOOTER. SHE CRIED UNTIL I CAME BACK FOR HER. I TRIED TO TAKE HER FOR A LAST WALK BUT BRANDI WOULD NOT HEAR OF IT. AS SOON AS WE HIT THE ROAD SHE BROKE INTO A FULL TROT AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A MONTH SHE WAS USING HER CANCEROUS LEG. WE DIDN’T GO FAR BUT IT FELT BOTH GREAT AND HEARTBREAKING TO SEE HER RUN AND THE STRUGGLE THAT FOLLOWED. I KNEW IT WOULD BE HER LAST RUN AND I COULD FEEL HER SMILING WHEN WE GOT BACK. I WAS THRILLED TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE HER ON THAT CAMPING TRIP. WE DIDN’T EXPECT HER TO MAKE IT TO EASTER, LET ALONE MEMORIAL DAY.
REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND AND COMPANION. NOW YOU CAN RUN AS HARD AND AS FAST AS YOU WANT! ”
COMMENTS FROM LOVINMYPUP.COM:
WHAT MORE CAN BE SAID. STEVE SAID IT SO BEAUTIFULLY THAT OUR WORDS WOULD NOT BE HELPFUL. YOU CAN FEEL HIS LOVE AND HEARTBREAK READING HIS POST. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 4 FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR FURRY BABIES WITHIN THE LAST TWO WEEKS. IT IS A DEVASTATING LOSS – AND THE GRIEF IS VERY REAL. PLEASE KEEP BRANDI’S DAD, STEVE, IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. BRANDI WILL BE SORELY MISSED.
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES FOR YOUR LOSS STEVE, WE AT LOVINMYPUP.COM WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER BRANDI AND YOUR LOVE FOR HER! GOD’S SPEED.
MAY 2017 ORIGINAL POST
Brandi is an 8 or 9 yr old black and tan Doberman . A beautiful little girl. Since she was rescued by her pet Daddy, Steve. from the Doberman Pincer Rescue of PA, no one knows exactly her age. Steve says she is ” super, super intelligent” and talking to her is like talking to a person. She understands everything he tell tells her. Brandi is a trained Service Dog. It took her only 5 days to train her to help Steve to get up from a sitting position. She is also super protective of her Pet Daddy and her home.
Brandi loves riding in the car and will watch out the window until she recognizes the area. Then she will lie down until the car stops. She also loves running alongside Steve’s power scooter when she goes camping with him. All he has to do is touch the power scooter and Brandi is ready to run.
In February of this year, Brandi developed a lump on her front ankle. Being a loving pet parent, Steve immediately took her to the vet. After X-Rays were taken the diagnosis was devastating. She has osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in her leg. The Veterinarian went on to tell Steve that amputation was the only possible thing, however, he did not recommend it since the survival rate was not high- even with the amputation. She was given 4-6 months to live. So far she has been doing good since the diagnosis and can almost get around as good as she did on all 4 legs. She loves the outdoors and will even lay in the rain, if Steve will allow her. She and Steve have been together for a year and a half so far, Hopefully she will be with him longer.
COMMENTS FROM LOVINMYPUP.COM:
This story really hits home with me. Number one is my first Doberman was a male black and tan, named Rocco. Rocco started developing benign tumors at approximately 3 yrs old. We always had new “lumps” biopsied and finally our vet said we didn’t have to do it anymore. Apparently one of the tumors turned malignant. He was his normal self till around 7 yrs old. On Thanksgiving of that year Rocco jumped off the bed and fractured his leg. We took him to the vet for x-rays and she casted his leg. The next day we received a call that the x-rays were reviewed again and Rocco had osteosarcoma. The animerge that we were referred to wanted to amputate but needed more testing. While they did the preop testing, Rocco passed away.
It is funny that when i am out and about with my Dobie Service Dog, Bella, I always hear the comment “i have never seen a Doberman service dog”. This amazes me, Dobermans are so smart and strong. They make excellent service dogs – especially to aid in mobility. I can relate to Steve’s comment about talking to Brandi is like talking to another person. Bella and I have the same relationship. Dobermans are fantastic