Skip to comments.Indiana dog that crashed half marathon, received medal, dies of heart attack a week later
Posted on 10/18/2013 11:24:29 AM PDT by SilentgypsyEdited on 10/18/2013 11:30:52 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
A dog that became an Internet sensation after crashing an Indiana half marathon has died just a week after receiving a medal for completing the race.
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Go run in greener pastures....
100# seems pretty heavy for a Lab and choosing to neuter at age 10 doesn’t make a lot of sense, either. Surprised a vet agreed to do it...definitely sad, though.
poor thing probably heard what they were about to do to him...
I might have committed suicide as well, if I were to awaken to the fact that someone I trusted had taken all reason to live away from Me.
And people think we are joking when we blokes mention that it kind of takes away our will-to-live...
The pup saw all those other dogs running in a pack, so he felt he had to join in too.
If I was a Hindu I might say he could have been the re-incarnation of Pheidippides.
Boogie you can eat all you want now. And hopefully heavens got some big fields to run around in. And ponds to jump in.
What are you talking about?
We have a neighbor that has a 3 year old Great Dane. It’s a VERY large dog. The neighborhood kids play with Hank (including my own) and Hank likes to play. What’s funny is that when the kids leave the back yard, Hank stands at the short chain link fence and whines and whimpers. The dog could almost step over the fence and doesn’t seem to realize it.
Really sad. I wonder if he had an underlying heart condition.
I had a veterinarian who said that dogs don’t develop atherosclerotic processes the way people do. Maybe he had a structural defect. I don’t know much about that.
Hindus believe in reincarnation. “Pheidippides , fl. 490 BC, semilegendary Athenian courier sent to Sparta to request help when the Persians landed at Marathon. He ran 150 miles....” from www.encyclopedia.com
As I read your post, visualize me on your street corner passing out complimentary copies of “The Purpose-Driven Life.”
Tip one: If you see a dog running a half marathon and you’re passing a water station, PUT DOWN WATER and wait for the dog to drink.
Tip two: If your dog runs a half marathon without water, do not take it out for surgery in the week that follows.
Alas, hearing from some of the runners who ran next to this dog (and outraced almost all of them), while people grabbed cups for themselves at water stations, no one grabbed any for the dog. The only ‘hydration’ that anyone saw the dog get on course was someone poured a cup of water on him, and then at the finish line he was given a good amount of water.
Unfortunately, that was likely too late and he needed more intensive medical care at that point, even if he appeared fine.
That sounds like what my vet told me. What gets me frosted is that they use non-human subjects for experimentation. When it’s obvious that you can’t extrapolate from animals to humans, —oh, never mind. Even purely functional things like floating a Swan doesn’t account for the anatomical/structural differences. (I’m hijacking the thread. Please excuse. I’ll go have another cup of tea.)
Dogs are sprinters, not marathoners, or even half-marathoners.
Dogs can run great distances at a trot.
I stand corrected.
The AdminMod took out the part that said the owner arranged for the dog to be neutered after he escaped that last time, when he jumped into the race.
As I quietly and smilingly walk by with My copy of issue #103 of Sex to Sexty... *grin*
So, are you telling us that sex is your reason for living? That's a new one to me.
Maybe he had some other problem not directly related to his heart, but it stressed it. Anyway, I’m so sorry that the beautiful and delightful doggie passed away :(
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