Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rest in Peace Sweet Max- Coping with the Loss of a Pet & Oral Canine Cancer- Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography

You may remember sweet Max from a previous blog post. In early April 2010, Kate pulled his cheek back and saw a mass growing on his gums. She immediately made an appointment at the vet and he later underwent surgery to remove the mass. Unfortunately, the pathology report revealed a high grade malignant melanoma. They were referred to a veterinary oncologist and Max has been given regular shots of a canine melanoma vaccine. The vaccine involves a series of 4 shots two weeks apart, and then one every 6 months.

Max courageously fought a tough battle and he even had part of his upper jaw and teeth removed as well. His life was extended because of his loving family who would do anything to help save him.  Sadly, Max lost his battle to Oral Melanoma on December 21. To learn more about canine melanoma, visit this website: http://www.petcancervaccine.com/melanoma/index.shtml

I Only Wanted You
Author Unknown

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

Max, you will be greatly missed by all those you have touched during your life. But we will see you again someday when our time comes to cross the rainbow bridge too. Rest in peace, sweet friend.



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