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19:32:02 Tue
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Hi all. As you know Gixer's illness is progressing and he seems to be alright for a while and then goes downhill.

On Sunday I went on my ususal fortnightly clay shooting trip and as usual the minute Gix saw the gun come out he wa heading straight for the door to come with me. He has always been since a pup it's always funny when you see the "hard core" shooters with their labs/spaniels etc and then Gixer comes bouncing into the picture. Most people know him now but there's always one or two!

Anyway I put his Equafleece jumper on as it was cold and off we went. While walking round the woods he became quite clingy and wouldn't let me move away from him, he had to be touching me and he kept jumping up so I could hold hid front paws and he was really trying to "tell" me something. I decided to look in his mouth and his tongue was lilac but his gums and lips were white - even my friend noticed. It's the first time this has happened to him just from walking. It is "Sporting" shoot so we walk to one stand then have to queue to take out turn then onto the next so his exercise was stop-start and he walks round as I have to keep him on the lead. His colour came back after about an hour but he slept all day and night afterwards.

I spoke to the specialist yesterday to see if the cold weather cold've done it but he said no it is probably his disease. My dilemma is that we decided ages ago we would let him live his life and be a Boxer doing the things he enjoys rather than keep him at home unhappy. But I think the shoot is too much for him now, but when he sees the guns come out he gets really excited and happy. Brett says I should carry on taking him until he doesn't get excited to go OR faints on the way round but I'm undecided. Any advice????



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poor gix!! that has got to be scary, not knowing how or what will affect him and when!!! thats a tough decision....esp since he LOVES going. is there a way to make the walk shorter or go at a slower pace on the way there??? if only there was a way to see if the less exertion will make his lifespan longer or if it matters kwim?

  
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We drive there coz it's 30 miles away then you have to go round the woods to each stand so it's a very short walk then you have to wait at the stand for everyone to have their go and sometimes there's a group in front of us so you have to wait for them to finish first. 7 stands (each person has 10 shots on each stand) in total and it usually takes usabout 2 hours to get round



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poor Gix, and poor you, not easy to make a decision when he obviously loves going & gets so excited :bighug:



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Georgie I think I would have to agree with you, you should let Gix just live his life, how ever short that could be. Remember Kai? Well sadly he passed away the other month, but he died charging across the field after his OES brother and had a huge grin on his face when he went.

Poor dogs don't understand being molly cuddled and he's better having a full, short life than a long drawn out "rested" one where he doesn't get to enjoy himself.

I cant begin to imagine how tough it must be for you though, big hugs to you all for coping so well with him xxx



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Squeezeboxplayer
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Thanks Karen I had an email from Christine about Kai as I had emailed them about GIxer's progress just before Kai passed away - it was a bit of a shock and brought it home to me that although they appear to be doing well it can just happen so quickly. Gix is 6 on 2nd February and I am pleased he has got that far he probably wouldn't be with us if he hadn't of got kennel cough and ARVC had been picked up. It's 2 years in Feb since diagnosis so I think he has done pretty well.



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He's done fantastically!! Kai's cardiomyopathy was very advanced, I think 3 out of 4 chambers were affected? xx



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