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by ski
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: Miah left us on 11/17
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Miah left us on 11/17

I am so sorry. We lost our chow rescue, Loki, this summer and I know the pain you are feeling. Please take comfort in the fact you gave a rescue a second chance at life. Miah enjoyed a full life thanks to you.
by ski
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Life changes
Replies: 81
Views: 33621

Re: Chow Life changes

I am so very sorry to hear about Shiloh. Having been in your position recently I know how painful this is.
Please know I am thinking of you.
by ski
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Life changes
Replies: 81
Views: 33621

Re: Chow Life changes

I am so very sorry. All you can do is take it one day at a time. Having gone through a similar situation with Loki, I know the pain this is causing you. You will know...your in my prayers... We just love them so much it is hard to let go
by ski
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow + Children
Replies: 13
Views: 8186

Re: Chow + Children

It goes without saying that you should always supervise any dog and baby. Our chow, Loki, was already 9 years old when my daughter had our first grandson. They spend a great deal of time with us so I was concerned as Loki had never been with a baby. The first,thing we did was bring home a blanket ou...
by ski
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Things don't always work out the way you plan them but its okay. :)
Replies: 9
Views: 6092

Re: Things don't always work out the way you plan them but its okay. :)

Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I never thought I could find another chow to love but there was a chow needing a home and we needed that chow. We drive 1500 miles to get him and it was worth every mile. He is already great pals with our older chow, Frisco. Our home seems "right" ag...
by ski
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Things don't always work out the way you plan them but its okay. :)
Replies: 9
Views: 6092

Re: Things don't always work out the way you plan them but its okay. :)

I lost our rough coat chow, Loki, this summer. I was absolutely devastated. He was a rescue and he was such a handsome and proud dog. For a brief moment I thought about purchasing a puppy but I couldn't do it in good conscience. I searched for months and found another chow to love. Maybe the answer ...
by ski
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Heartworm treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 5009

Heartworm treatment

We just adopted a gentle male chow. He was found on the streets. Our most pressing issue is he is heartworm positive. The rescue had him on pill therapy but our vet has recommended treatment by injection. I am so worried about him. I hear the treatment is harsh with side effects. She is recommending...
by ski
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Advice about adopting a rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 6504

Advice about adopting a rescue

As you may know, I lost our Loki this summer. I am lost without him and Frisco remains depressed. I found an eight year old chow needing a home. He is a male and I am hoping this might be a good fit for Frisco. Is adopting a chow this age a good idea? How do you think Frisco might react?
by ski
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: We lost Loki today
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

Re: We lost Loki today

Thank for your comments.

It has been weeks, but it isn't easier. I have been looking into chow rescue organizations. In a way it feels disloyal to Loki but I can't seem to stop myself.
by ski
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I need your help
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: I need your help

Thank you for you ur comments. We are taking it one day at a time. It breaks my heart. The other day we passed a golden retriever during our walk. He got so excited, it was from a distance, and I think he thought it was Loki.
We are trying to distract him And spend even more time with him
by ski
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I need your help
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: I need your help

We actually had a family vacation last week at a little place we have in the mountains. It was a place that Loki loved and we never came without Loki and Frisco. We even had our daughters pit bull join us. I thought being around the family and another dog would help, but it was more of the same. Man...
by ski
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I need your help
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

I need your help

A few weeks ago we lost our beloved chow, Loki. We was 13 and beloved by all of us but he was particularly close to me. The grief is overwhelming but now I am faced with a serious problem. Shortly after we rescued Loki, we rescued a chow/Newfoundland mix, Frisco. He had been in an abusive situation ...
by ski
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: We lost Loki today
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

We lost Loki today

There are no words to express the pain. Many on this forum have experienced this sadness. After a long illness, Loki is gone at the age of 13. Although we have another dog, a mixed chow/ newfy the house seems eerily quiet. I reluctantly took Loki. Our son found him wandering the city, in poor health...
by ski
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: Forever loving chowchow
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Forever loving chowchow

I am so sorry for your loss. I have had many dogs over the years, all rescues, but nothing has stolen my heart like my chow, Loki. He is at least 13 and has quite a few health problems, so I treasure each day. We also have a chow/Newfoundland mix and a cat. You will know when the time is right for a...
by ski
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Memorials and Prayers
Topic: A tragedy
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

Re: A tragedy

I am so very sorry. You did what was best under the circumstances. Please don't be guilt ridden. I do hope you get the answers you deserve. There are no words to take away the pain of losing a loving companion. Please let us know how you are doing.
by ski
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Special Events, Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Shiloh's 13th Gotcha Day
Replies: 3
Views: 3424

Re: Shiloh's 13th Gotcha Day

Congratulations!!!! I love the term "gotcha" day. We have no idea of Loki's actual birthday but he,too, is about 13
Great photo
by ski
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: New member

Welcome!!! What a handsome chow!!!!!
by ski
Wed May 25, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Liver disease. Need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Re: Liver disease. Need advice

Many thanks!
by ski
Mon May 23, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: New Chow Chow Owners
Topic: New Puppy!
Replies: 6
Views: 2409

Re: New Puppy!

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful....
by ski
Fri May 20, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Life changes
Replies: 81
Views: 33621

Re: Chow Life changes

It is heartbreaking to see our proud chows struggle. Loki is at the point that he can't climb stairs and we must carry him to bed every night. A few years ago he would not have allowed us to do that. We must just do the best for them one day at a time. Hope that Shiloh shows some improvement soon!
by ski
Wed May 11, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Chow Life changes
Replies: 81
Views: 33621

Re: Chow Life changes

Absolutely. Keep up those walks as it does help their mobility. Loki has slowed down considerably. Our walk is more of a "sniffing" experience but I will do anything that makes him happy these days. We had a lengthy consult with our vet and have decided to put off liver surgery for now. Sh...
by ski
Mon May 09, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Liver disease. Need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Re: Liver disease. Need advice

We had a conference with Loki's vet just a few days ago. She suggested we bring Loki in every few weeks to check both his blood work and either X-ray or ultra sound to see whether or not the liver tumor is growing and, if so, by how much. He has so many other issues she wants to monitor his urine pr...
by ski
Tue May 03, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: New Members to ChowChow.org
Topic: New member and future owner of a Chow Chow
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: New member and future owner of a Chow Chow

Welcome! We all love chows here!
by ski
Tue May 03, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Liver disease. Need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Re: Liver disease. Need advice

Thanks, Laura. I have been doing a great deal of research. My husband and I have an appointment with Loki's Doctor later this week as I want to explore all our options in depth. We have made a list of questions and concerns. I just pray I make the right decision.
by ski
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Health Discussions
Topic: Liver disease. Need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Liver disease. Need advice

On a routine check up at the Vet, our Doctor thought she felt something in Loki's abdomen. An ultrasound confirmed he had cysts on adrenal gland and spleen. There is also a tumor on the liver. Radiologist said there is no way of knowing if there is a malignancy unless we operate. Our Vet referred us...

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