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Indiana dog that crashed half marathon, received medal, dies of heart attack a week later
Fox News ^ | 10/18/2013 | Unattributed

Posted on 10/18/2013 11:24:29 AM PDT by Silentgypsy

Edited 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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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; halfmarathon; heartattack
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So sad.
1 posted on 10/18/2013 11:24:29 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows

Ironic ping.


2 posted on 10/18/2013 11:25:13 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Ohhhhhh...

Go run in greener pastures....


3 posted on 10/18/2013 11:27:36 AM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Poor baby.


4 posted on 10/18/2013 11:28:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Silentgypsy

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.


5 posted on 10/18/2013 11:28:32 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

poor thing probably heard what they were about to do to him...


6 posted on 10/18/2013 11:30:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Silentgypsy
This is why you never neuter your pets.

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...

7 posted on 10/18/2013 11:30:13 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Silentgypsy

The pup saw all those other dogs running in a pack, so he felt he had to join in too.


8 posted on 10/18/2013 11:32:42 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Silentgypsy

If I was a Hindu I might say he could have been the re-incarnation of Pheidippides.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 11:33:25 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Boogie you can eat all you want now. And hopefully heavens got some big fields to run around in. And ponds to jump in.


10 posted on 10/18/2013 11:34:54 AM PDT by McGruff (Mitch McConnell sold his soul for a Dam project.)
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To: Silentgypsy; a fool in paradise
Now biting Heavenly postmen!


11 posted on 10/18/2013 11:36:57 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Utilizer

What are you talking about?


12 posted on 10/18/2013 11:47:20 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Revolting cat!

Funny photo.

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.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 11:49:51 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Really sad. I wonder if he had an underlying heart condition.


14 posted on 10/18/2013 11:54:04 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

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.


15 posted on 10/18/2013 12:02:17 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: SamAdams76

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


16 posted on 10/18/2013 12:09:07 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: T-Bird45
I live in the country and they appear to breed Labs to pull plows (ploughs?) around here. They are huge.
17 posted on 10/18/2013 12:11:11 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Utilizer

As I read your post, visualize me on your street corner passing out complimentary copies of “The Purpose-Driven Life.”


18 posted on 10/18/2013 12:12:59 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

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.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 12:22:02 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Silentgypsy
Dogs do not have heart attacks per se. They have heart failure, chordae tendenae ruptures but no blockages as in people. My take is the dog had some major other problem that caused the sudden death, usually a neoplastic lesion that ruptures and results in death within minutes.
20 posted on 10/18/2013 12:42:51 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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