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Here is the story of Kona.
She was a solid black standard poodle who stood 24 inches at the withers. She was originally my mother's dog. But she was given to me. She can already trained so I never had to learn how to teach any of the basic commands. I started training her to try to start showing her in AKC obedience and Rally. But she died before I could start showing her. She had a soft wavy coat. That stayed mostly straight to wavy no matter what. My mother got her when she was just six weeks old which was way too early.
She died one year ago today. She was four years old when she died.
When I got her she had been sick for a very long time. I got her when she was around a year old. She wouldn't eat hardly anything at all. I tried just about every dog food on the market. But nothing could get her to eat. She weighed around 34 pounds on an average day. On a good day, she would be around 37 pounds. She died of an autoimmune disease. That ate her blood cells and platelets. I chose to let her go one year ago today.
That is the story of Kona.
 

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I'm sorry for your loss, OP. It gets easier, and over time you're able to remember and celebrate the good times.
 

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That is so sad..........and I am so sorry for your loss. :love-over:
WAAAAY too young Was it Hemolytic Anemia?

R.I.P. Kona..........
 
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Poor Kona. She sounds like a wonderful spoo but so sad she was so ill and only lived till 4. Far too young. (((Hugs)))
 
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Thank you, everyone, for your kindness.
Liz. It has gotten easier over time.
God blessed me, by having me been already looking for a second poodle before she died so I could get a second dog.
Molly. I never got a diagnosis as to what killed her. The vet said that I would have to rush her over to a specialist in Grapevine and it would cost at least ten thousand to possibly get a diagnosis let alone a cure. All I know is that her platelets where nearly non-exsistant, and what blood cells she had, had big chomps out of them.
 

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Awww EVpoo... thank you for sharing your sweet memories and the story of Kona. I imagine today must be very tough for you. I hope Evie is helping to heal your heart.

I had a nonpoo ( great dane) who was my baby dog that was fragile and lived 4 years. It was very tough but each year gets easier with the memories sweeter and the pain less.

Hugs from down South I-45!!
 

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I'm sorry for your loss, EV. Kona will live on in your heart. Thank you for sharing her story.
 
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I am so sorry for your loss. Kona sounds wonderful. It's so hard.

A big chunk of my heart left just shy of his 6th birthday a few years ago. He was phenomenal in every way except a genetic defect that killed him. His immune system was shot. As Stormeek said, it gets easier. A little less pain, a lot more smiles when you remember the beauty of your relationship. I firmly believe each dog is a gift & they have something they teach us.

RIP Kona.
 

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I’m so very sorry for your loss. It’s so difficult when we have to make the decision to let them go. I honestly feel your heartbreak and how much you must be missing her. We’re here for you. Take solace in knowing she is no longer sick.


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So sorry to hear, sending you peace and comfort. Life isn’t fair.
 
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