Monday, May 14, 2007

If you have a dog or cat...

Sorry for the unrelated post, but this blog seems to get a fair number of readers and this is an important message. If you have a dog or cat, please take a look at this list of foods that are poisonous for them. My dog Vinny got into a bag of raisins last week. We had no idea that raisins were toxic to dogs. He spent five days in the hospital due to acute renal (kidney) failure and finally died on Thursday. He was only 2 1/2 years old. He was one of the best friends I've ever had and I miss him terribly. I'm just hoping that more tragedy can be prevented by sharing his story. If you have pets, take a look at the list so you don't have to go through what we went through last week.



PS - Don't miss Mark's Holocross post below.

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Blogger karma lennon said...

So sorry for your loss. But thank you for sharing. I had no idea raisins were bad for dogs either.

May 14, 2007 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Thanks Karma. It seems that very few people have any idea about it. We're hoping that our loss will save other dogs. Our local newspaper is going to do a story about what happened to Vinny and we have a few grass roots ideas to try to spread the word, but please pass the info on to anyone you know with dogs!

May 14, 2007 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

It's a valuable message because I couldn't pick my jaw up off the floor when you first told me. RIP Vinny...

May 15, 2007 at 6:46 AM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

Sorry to hear this, Bob. I've suffered similar loss and this hurts. Hang in there.

-- david

May 15, 2007 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Ray and David - Thanks. It does hurt, but we're hanging in there. We're really hoping that others learn from this.

May 15, 2007 at 3:32 PM  

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