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Roofus added to Faces of Courage

December 30th, 2011 · 5 Comments



UPDATE 12-30-2011—

My Chocolate Lab, Roofus, was diagnosed with lung cancer on December 2, 2011. The oncologist told us he had “about a month”. His breathing became more difficult and he was put down on Monday, December 26, 2011. He was only six years old. He was a part of my family and we miss him so much.

— Doug

Tags: Lung Cancer

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marna // Jan 17, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    My heart goes out to you and all who loved Roofus. My dog has osteosarcoma which eventually leads to lung cancer. He is also 6 yrs. old. I hope that happy memories can bring you some comfort in this most difficult time. God Bless!

  • 2 cindy // Feb 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    My heart goes out to you and Roofus. I feel your pain. I lost my 6 year old yellow lab (Hunter) to lung cancer. He also lasted only 1 month. What is it losing our loving pets to cancer? I think of him every day like iam sure you do Roofus. I am so sorry for your loss and as you have all the best memories of your short time together will bring you comfort. It’s so HARD i feel your pain God Bless

  • 3 Becki // Feb 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I’m so sad for you. Our eleven-year-old boxer mix was just diagnosed with a mast cell tumor, and I fear we are going to lose him. We can’t afford chemo and radiation, and it’s not in a place where they can remove it. It’s amazing how much joy and love our pets bring to our lives, one of God’s richest gifts to man.

  • 4 Laurie // Jan 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I am so sorry for all of your losses. We have been very blessed in that our standard poodle, Chip was diagnosed with lung cancer when he was 11 1/2 years old. I was devastated and took him to a specialist. They told me he was in really good shape other than the cancer and that they could remove the lung and he should be alright. Well that was 2 years 3 months ago. The surgery was very hard on him and many times I thought that I had made the wrong decision, but after about 3 months he started to bounce back. I am happy to say that we have been blessed with his companionship for much longer than we could hope for. Unfortunately, he has started coughing again and he has a metastatic lesion in his other lobe of his lung. We are trying to enjoy every day we have with him. I am taking him to the vet tomorrow as that I found a quarter size lesion on his posterior leg and I am praying it is something stupid and not that the cancer has gone there also. Please keep Chip in your thoughts and prayers as I will all of you. Losing Chip will be one of the hardest things I have ever gone through and I am a cancer survivor myself. I pray that all of your hearts will heal from your losses.

  • 5 Jayman8383 // Feb 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Im so sorry you lost your friend. I can’t imagine a lose so great.I’m sure my words are weak and fruitless but, wanted to say don’t give ever give up please keep going and adopt another animal

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