Goodbye Athena

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    My beloved Dingo, Athena suffered a heart attack and died yesterday afternoon. She was 14 years old. She was loved by all who met her.

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    Awww man that sucks!!
    Sorry to hear it.
     
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    Sorry for your losing you pet pooch. It's really a hard thing. However rest assured that you gave your pooch a wonderful life that any dog would envy. The only thing to do now is to find another and give it just as fine of a life.
     
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    Athena had the best life any dog could dream of.

    As a puppy we discovered that Athena was anything but an ordinary dog. Well, we knew that, when we adopted her through Riverside Animal Rescue we were told that the mother was confiscated when animal control raided an illegal dog fighting circuit. The dog fighters were importing exotic dogs including Australian dingos. Athena was rescued from a potentially horrible fate.

    The first clue I had was when she was about 4 months old. I was building a sunroom on my house, standard size with 8 foot ceiling. I came home one afternoon to find her on the roof. She had jumped up for some reason, and couldn't get down. 8 feet is not normal for a dog to jump. She could clear any fence. Living in a Los Angeles suburb, this initially concerned us. But Athena was smart. She roamed as she pleased, but not on the streets, she jumped back yard fences and ran around the city as she pleased from back yard to back yard.

    She loved her pool, she used the pool more than anyone, she would swim in December. It's California, but still gets pretty cold in the winter. She was loyal beyond belief. She thought leashes were stupid, so we agreed not to put them on her. She could go anywhere with me and stay inches from my side. She loved my big Daytona and went with me everywhere.

    Athena lived life on her terms. She held on at the end to say goodbye to family and friends, my adult children came and visited her over the weekend, and then when we said it was okay, she died on her terms, loyal and loving to the last breath.
     
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    What a lucky life Athena had! My sincere condolences to you.
     
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    Sorry to hear man. Sounds like she was an amazing dog
     
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    So sorry to hear this. Try to think of all your wonderful memories of her. This helped me with my grief when I lost a beloved pet.
     
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    My heartfelt condolences. It's never easy to let go of our beloved friends. Thank you for giving her a good life. She was a free spirit, and she remains so with even more space to roam and more friends to meet, including my sweeties.

    Take some time to grieve, then get down to Riverside Animal Rescue and adopt another bundle of joy. It would fill that vacuum in your heart and I think that Athena would be honored.
     
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    My sincere condolences, she's chasing critters in doggy heaven!
     
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    I'm sorry for your dog Athena! :(
    I know how you feel I've lost my cat 2 years ago he was 18 years old
     
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