My K9 Partner
My Border Patrol Service K9 had a great night at work apprehending 68 pounds of marijuana and three undocumented aliens. That night I put him in his kennel and fed him a little food as a reward for his work (I did this every night).
The next morning I noticed he had defecated in his kennel, which was unusual for him. The stool has had traces of blood in it. This concerned me, but he seemed OK and I continued to monitor him. He refused to eat his food and began to drink an abnormal amount of water and then threw it up.
Thinking it was a stomach bug, I made appointment at the Vet. It had been almost six hours since I first noticed symptoms until I got to see a Vet. At this point he was very lethargic, his rectal temp was 99 and he appeared to be dehydrated. He was given an IV and promptly threw up a large amount of blood.
He was rushed to emergency care 70 miles away. The Vets immediately operated on him but it was too late.
Bolo was euthanized with me by his side. He would have been 6 the next day. It was completely devastating to lose my partner of three and a half years and best friend.
I always miss you buddy.