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Adopted from Humane Society of Marion County, Ocala, FL.


We already had a pug who is five years old. Thiis past summer we had to have an old friend we had for 13 years go. He was a daschund we'd had since he was a puppy and he had heart issues. He surpassed what the vet had told us by four extra years!!! We lost a part of us when he died. We were determined to prolong or at least make another elderly dog comfortable for its last few years, so we headed to our local humane society (that was October 2013). We were told about Spunkee (who we renamed due to her energy for life). We were told she was Stage 3 with mast cell tumors, that she was terminal and due to her health and age she couldn't undergo surgery or chemo. We were asked to foster at first, just in case it didn't work out. We fell in love. She coughed alot and would not really bark or talk ,so we brought her to get xrays and it was discovered that when she was younger she had gotten shot 2 times and that she had a collapsed trachea. She also has a broken tail. December 2013 we decided she wasn't going anywhere; we formally adopted her and Spunkee is now part of our family broken tail/tumors/honking cough and all. She is here till the end; she is our sunshine (our video shows spunkee in all her glory!) http://youtu.be/o8W45xU__SY

http://youtu.be/o8W45xU__SY

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