German Shepherd Dog > Caleb (42 replies)
by Kalibeck on 04 April 2012 - 22:35
|Oh Jen, what a loss! I am so sorry, I know all too well how badly this hurts, & so much more for being so unexpected. Most sincere condolences, if there's anything I can do for you, please, just ask. RIP handsome Caleb. jackie harris|
by mfh27 on 04 April 2012 - 22:52
|"It was possibly a medication reaction/medication induced torsion."|
I've never heard of this, nor did I find much info about drug induced torsion. Should other dog owners be warned of the specific medication(s)? Or is this an extra rare side effect?
by JRANSOM on 04 April 2012 - 23:01
So sorry to hear about Caleb! Very sad!
by Betta Wolf on 04 April 2012 - 23:01
So Very Sorry For Your Loss,
by hunger4justice on 05 April 2012 - 00:19
|Very hard to write this without breaking down. Every day I look at my boy and see his Daddy Caleb. I wish I could convey what a magnificent presence he had. Physically spectacular but mentally, what a dog. So much confidence, so much power, so much reasoned judgment, so much devotion to Jennifer. Caleb never met a challenge he would back down from and never met a child or puppy he was not gentle with. This was the epitome of what the German Shepherd character should be. He was the most magnificent son that Dargo had.|
There will never be another Caleb, but there are a few of his progeny from the one litter he did have that might be close and hopefully will continue the wonderful traits I saw in a most wonderful and powerful work of God.
For someone who asked, predisone is known to cause indigestion, gastric distress and gas in humans and Caleb was taking it (Google prednisone and gas)...he had no other risk factors other than being a German Shepherd. I would be happy to send people links to scholarly articles going back to the 50s documenting the link between gastric distress, indigestion and prednisone. There is no eveidence to suggest dogs would be immune from this side effect.
by DDRCzechFan on 05 April 2012 - 00:24
|While I do not know either Caleb or Jenni, loss is universal; and it hurts no matter if it were a human child lost or a fur child.|
I hope you will always keep the fondest memories in your heart and that time will ease the pain you now feel.
-K and Beau
by poseidon on 05 April 2012 - 00:30
|Devastating news. So sorry to hear your loss, jenni. RIP Caleb x|
by isachev on 05 April 2012 - 00:33
|I feel very blessed to have part of him in my 2 girl's. The most incredible GSD's I've ever owned! This is indeed a very sad day. REST IN PEACE CALEB.|
by yellowrose of Texas on 05 April 2012 - 00:56
| RIP CALEB|
Hope you find some peace in the fact that owners of his PUPS have highest of PRAISE about your CALEB...
THAT FACT always keeps our hearts and mind more able to accept each waking hour from now on.
Caleb was the "WIND beneath YOUR WINGS"
by mfh27 on 05 April 2012 - 01:16
|Prednisone causes fluid retention type of bloating. Bloat (aka gastric torsion) and bloating (swelling of the abdominal area) are different. This is only to clarify for those whose dogs are on prednisone and may become alarm with such statements said above. Best to discuss these issues with your vet.|
Also, the same side effects are not always seen in different species. So it cant be assumed because there is a side effect in humans that there is one in dogs.
by Dawulf on 05 April 2012 - 01:26
|Hunger4justice hit the nail on the head right there. Caleb was spectacular, and I am so glad I and my family had the pleasure of meeting him. My grandma was particularly fond of him, and I thought she was going to start crying when I told her. She is just as shocked as I am, and says "I'm glad I got to pet him. He was such a cool dog."|
I'm here for you, Jen... if you need anything, don't be afraid to give me a call! Rest in Peace, Caleb....
by clc29 on 05 April 2012 - 02:39
I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Rest in Peace Caleb.
Cheri & Cisco
by GSD Admin on 05 April 2012 - 02:41
|Maybe someone can answer this. Was Caleb ever collected?|
by sentinelharts on 05 April 2012 - 03:42
|All of us here share the love of these dogs and most of us have had dogs pass through our lives. Some of them touch us more deeply than others. From reading your posts over time it is clear that he was very dear to you. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family and my heart hurts for you. |
His time here was no doubt cut short, I am sure that you have a million fantastic memories of great times spent with your georgous Caleb.
"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.
--dog quote by Samuel Butler, 1912
by Pharaoh on 05 April 2012 - 05:00
by clee27 on 05 April 2012 - 10:58
|Jen, I am so sorry for the loss of your special boy Caleb. Reading the forums makes you feel like you've gotten to know many of the people and their dogs, so there is real sadness in reading about Caleb's passing. Thinking of you and your gentle spirited Caleb, who had the heart of a warrior. Jennifer|
by LynOD on 05 April 2012 - 11:41
|Soooo sorry for your loss Jen. I can't even find the wors:(|
by kitkat3478 on 05 April 2012 - 11:59
|Very sorry for your loss Jen.As was already stated,we all feel as if we knew what a wonderful boy he was. I know he will remain in your heart forever!|
by Brandi on 05 April 2012 - 12:50
|OMG, This is devistating to me, so I can only imagine the pain which Jen and her Family are going through. I've been there before and it never gets easier.|
RIP boy, you were (ARE) one of my favorites.
My condolences to everyone who Caleb touched.
Brandi and Dugan v. Eichenluft
by THK9 on 05 April 2012 - 23:21
Im so very sorry to hear of Calebs passing,my heart aches for you. When Dargo passed, a kind admirer of his sent me this and it fit so perfectly as I know it will for you and Caleb.
" I shall see beauty but none to match your living grace.
I shall hear music but none as sweet as the song with which you loved me.
I shall fill my days but shall not,cannot forget.
Sleep soft my dear friend"
RIP dear Caleb