Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rest in Peace Sweet Cash - Coping with Canine Kidney Disease - Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography

It never gets any easier when I hear that a client's dog has passed away that I have photographed. I just learned that sweet Cash passed away of kidney failure last Spring.  I will always remember what a happy dog he was.  His family rescued him and he was very attached to them, especially his Mommy. He was cautious of strangers, but I will never forget how pleasantly surprised his Mommy was when Cash warmed up to me so quickly.

According to, Acute uremia is a sudden-onset condition that is characterized by high levels of urea, protein products, and amino acids in the blood. This condition usually follows sudden kidney injuries, or occurs when the urinary tubes that connect the kidney to the bladder (ureters) are obstructed. As a result, the outflow of urine is obstructed, creating an imbalance in fluid regulation and leading to a buildup of potential toxins in the body.  To read more about Kidney failure in canines, please click here for the full article.

Cash, you are greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to be a part of your life, but I know you are enjoying Heaven, along with all the other doggies who have crossed the rainbow bridge.

Your Pets In Heaven
by Ken D. Conover

To have loved and then said farewell, is better than to have never loved at all. For all of the times that you have stooped and touched my head, fed me my favorite treat and returned the love that I so unconditionally gave to you. For the care that you gave to me so unselfishly. For all of these things I am grateful and thankful.

I ask that you not grieve for the loss, but rejoice in the fact that we lived, loved and touched each others lives. My life was fuller because you were there, not as a master/owner, but as my FRIEND.

Today I am as I was in my youth. The grass is always green, butterflies flit among the flowers and the Sun shines gently down upon all of God's creatures. I can run, jump, play and do all of the things that I did in my youth. There is no sickness, no aching joints and no regrets and no aging.

We await the arrival of our lifelong companions and know that togetherness is forever. You live in our hearts as we do in yours. Companions such as you are so rare and unique. Don't hold the love that you have within yourself. Give it to another like me and then I will live forever. For love never really dies, and you are loved and missed as surely as we are.


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