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My Shilo is a good dog.

April 11th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

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Today at 11:45am I watched my Shilo put her head down into my hands and take her last pain filled breath.  The vets at UPenn were nothing but steller in the hour it took to evaluate, explain and then finalize Shilo’s journey to the Rainbow Bridge.

My fiancee Andrea and I are grateful for every day that Shilo was a part of our life.

Good Bye, My Shilo.

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8 Comments so far ↓

  • 4myty

    I am so sorry for your loss. She and you fought so hard. My heart is heavy for you. It is a loss that cannot be put into words. Know that you are being held close in the hearts of this community. Hugs from,Lori, Ty & the gang

  • Tracy

    May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. Shilo is pain free and running with all our Angels! Godspeed Shilo

    Love and tight hugs
    Tracy and Bailey Girl my Angel

  • benny55

    Even though I knew this would be happening, it’s still a shock. You KNOW you did what was best for Shilo and she KNEW you would. Her trust in you never wavered. You’ve been with her every step of the way since the day you found each other.

    I think Shilo and TJ were in cahoots when it came to bringing Andrea into your life. They k ew you would need a human by your side during this excruciating ly sad part of the journey.

    It jas been to true priviw to follow Shilo on her history making journey. She beat the odds big time! She’s a legend at Penn. State and she’s a legend here! Shilo will continue to inspire and shine her Beacon of Hope on any pup faced with this daunting journey.

    PLEASE continue to share her journey when you can. Her legacy of courage and just enjoying life to the fullest is such a beautiful story.

    And the biggest “treatment” Shilo had going for her was your love and your care! That gave her the edge she needed!

    I don’t know what waits for us on the other side of this life. But “Heaven” to me would be to be reunited with all my beloved dogs, as well as all our extended tripawd families…humans included!

    Sending you all the love and support in the world. Unfortunately, you know all too well the void and overwhe grief you’ll be facing. Just know we are sre. We understand.

    Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle

  • Lee Ann and Oreo

    So sorry for your loss. Run, sweet Shilo, run… <3

  • jerry


    My heart breaks. All of us feel terrible and are so very, very sorry for Shilo’s passing. You both fought such a brave, long and altruistic battle to not just help her but help others by participating in the study. A completely selfless act that you did not have to do. She is an angel now, but her legacy, her battle, and her spirit will never, ever be forgotten. You have both touched a LOT of lives and always will, here and through all those who benefit from your participation in the trial.

    It seems like you’ve been a part of this community forever. I hope you never have to come back because of cancer, but you are always, always welcome here. Once a Tripawd Dad, always a Tripawd Dad.

    Lots and lots of hugs and condolences to you and Andrea are coming your way from all of us.

  • Daniela & Johnnie

    So sorry for your loss. Allow yourself to mourn and thank Shilo for all the love and happiness she brought.
    hugs from Daniela & Johnnie

  • Michelle

    I am so sorry to hear about Shilo. What an inspiration and she got to help others in her journey by participating in the study. I am so sorry that she had to make this journey across the bridge. I know she was met by many others. She will never be forgotten. You will always be welcome here if you want to be here.

    RIP Shilo… Run Free

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  • Codie Rae

    Run free beautiful Shilo. Thank you for being a Science Dog and giving your all for the greater good. You will always be an inspawration to the Tripawds Nation and we will never forget you.

    Paul and Andrea, we are sending love and light and peace to you, you know we are here for you whenever you need us,

    Martha, Codie Rae, and the OP

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