Thursday, September 07, 2006

Fox- Rest In Peace






Fox didn't make it; she started getting worse and had to be put to sleep today. She was just in too much pain. It's sad that her life had to end so soon- she was only about 6 years old.
At least she had some interesting experiences when she was alive- such as going cross-country with Peter's sister for 3 months. These are some of the photos from that journey: sniffing some cows in South Dakota, posing in front of the Nevada sign with a UFO in the background, feeling the breeze in "confusion range" in Utah, and finally making it to the Pacific Ocean.
The last one is one that I shot while she was lounging on the couch she loved.
I will miss her.

7 comments:

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

Hey man -

Really sorry to hear about Fox. I know the feeling when we lost Rosie, also of Pancreatitis, at the age of seven. Our thoughts are with you.

Dan Springer said...

Thanks, man. I didn't realize Rosie also died of Pancreatitus- it's a tough way to go.
I appreciate your thoughts...

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

Yeh, she had multiple problems...starting with seizures, which were the main thing, but the medication she was on led to other complications, incld. pancreatitis..she was in and out of the hospital the last couple of years of her life..very sad.

Greg said...

My heart goes out to both of you chaps...

Any time an animal suffers, it is remarkable how universally we respond as individuals... regardless of how callous or insulated we might be. Something about the utter helplessness of a beloved creature that relies on us for sustenance and shelter for survival that brings out the humanity in us as a species. Ironic isn't it... how insensitive and selfish we can be to one another... and yet how a simple photo of a deceased domesticated animal can wring such raw empathy from our hearts?

It speaks volumes about us as animals, does it not?

All I can see in that dog's eyes is the pure unsophisticated wonder that draws us to leashed creatures everywhere...
He seems genuinely content and well loved.

No pet could ask for a more fulfilling existence.

Dan Springer said...

Thanks for your kind words, Greg.

Chickengirl said...

I am sorry about Fox. Some prayers and hugs out to you...

Dan Springer said...

Thanks, Jannie.