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Kane-O! (Dave Kane)

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My dog, Roscoe 2/2/99-10/8/09

I had to euthanize my beloved doggie today.  He was almost 11 years old.  I am devastated, heartbroken, and absolutely crushed.  He was the most awesome dog.  He was a 125 lb. lap dog and was the most docile, loving pet anyone could ever ask for.  He was a good looking dog too.  He didn't have the kinda snarly, menacing look that many Rotties have...he kept his "puppy face" his entire life.  When I would walk him around my neighborhood, people would make a point to say, "what a beautiful dog."  Some people would literally stop their car to ask what breed he was and would also comment on what a handsome pooch he was.  He was the sweetest dog with a great temperament and playful spirit.  Good watchdog too, altho if an intruder came with a box of doggie cookies, well, we probably would've gotten cleaned out.  Roscoe was a member of the family and I am so sad that he is gone.  As many pet owners would attest, you know when the end is near but you're never prepared for that moment, especially if you have to make the awful decision to put him down.  I will miss him at the front door waiting for me to arrive home.  I will miss my nightly walk with him padding along at my side.  I will miss his big bark that seemed to resonate within the house.  God, I will miss him.  He was the best dog ever.  Rest easy my beloved Roscoe.  Roscoe Von Kano

10/08/2009 9:10AM
My dog, Roscoe 2/2/99-10/8/09
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10/08/2009 4:17PM
Kane-o , I feel for you my man . My wife and I had to put down both of our old companions this year . Our lab Hanna had a rare cancer and our wolf hybrid made it to over 14 . Both of them died in my arms . It is not easy to take but the best thing that Idid was to stay busy .Keep your chin up . I will be looking for the midday mambo and the start of my weekend with the FRIDAY song at 3 .Keep up the awesome job and take care. One of your many listeners - Randy.
10/09/2009 5:20AM
Hey Dave Sooo sorry for your loss. We had to have our dog "Kenya" put down last Sunday and I know how difficult it can be. I only wish you well. And again thanks for all the years and all the tunes.
10/09/2009 6:07AM
Dave, had to put my Rottie down this past July. I still look to the door when I come home waiting to see her standing there. Mine suffered from Kidney failure she would've been 12 this December, it sucks it just really sucks.
10/09/2009 6:22AM
Doug Wilkins
Good morning Dave. I listen to you down in Ithaca via the internet. I heard you this morning talk about your beloved dog Roscoe. I too just had to put down my Boston Terrier (Jake)that was somewhere between 13-15 years old. He was a SPCA rescue that we saved from certain death years ago. He turned out to be so loyal and loving and could make even your worst day better. I have a sign on his grave that reads "If tears were a staircase and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you home again" Its so true. Time is the only thing that helps bud. Hang in there. -Doug
10/09/2009 7:45AM
Deb Lesterhuis
Dave, I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss...been there, done that 2x, it leaves a gaping hole in your heart for a long time, but it does get better, hang in there and know there are people that feel the same way you do..take care
10/09/2009 7:45AM
Michele M. Griffith
I am so sorry for your loss. I heard you speak on the buzz this morning and it brought tears to my eyes. I think its important to remain close with family and i hope and pray that you will start to feel a little bit better and be able to move on. Takecare of yourself.
10/09/2009 7:55AM
Dave I'm sorry to hear about your best friend,I know the pain, Yesterday I came home to find my best friend has passed away as well. Keep your head up. I know it hurts again I understand the pain
10/09/2009 10:27AM
I just finished reading your story and I am still whipping the tears away. We put our golden Chelsea down May 18, she was ten, she was diagnosed with cancer April 27 and 3 weeks was not enough time to say goodbye to her, I would like to tell you it gets easier but not a day has passed that we both don’t think about her, we still have two dogs left, we got all three dogs together as puppies and the house still feels empty with out her. It is just not fair that her life was cut short by lymphoma. Every time I do something with the other dogs I say “Chelsea would of loved this” I am truly sorry for your loss
10/09/2009 7:27PM
Lisa and Bob Conger
Dave, We know exactly how you feel. We had a 140lb rottie, who was a big baby, his name was Lucky. He was the neighborhood dog, everyone knew him and loved him. He was adored at all the local football games. He wasn't real ambitious and very mild tempered. We always said we should of had him cloned because we will never get another one just like him. Well, it will be a year 10/21 that he has been gone. We lost him to diabetes, his kidneys failed and we were too late to catch it,he was only 9, it hit him so fast he was gone before we knew it. I still cry when I think about him, we still have all his toys and his leashes. He was always there for me especially when I needed him the most. I don't think I could get another dog because if he can't be like Lucky then there is no sense to try to replace the best dog any family could ask for. Dave, god bless you and your family for your loss. We share your pain. We are so sorry. Take Care.
10/10/2009 6:45AM
Maria Miller
Dave, So sorry for your loss...We had a 7 year old cat named Tigger...seemed healthy and one night we had to take him to the emergency vet service in Henrietta because he couldn't walk...he had an undetected enlarged heart and he was too far gone to have any semblance of a normal life...we had to make the awful decision to end his suffering and to this day I still can't think about him for too long or else I cry...Time does makes the pain lessen...my thought and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
10/11/2009 11:37AM
I am so sorry for your loss. In 1979 my cockerpoo died and I couldn't work for 3 days. We lost our two boxer mixes this past year, brothers who lived to be 14. It is tough. I understand completely how devastated you are, so don't let the people who criticize you get you down. Rotties are a misunderstood breed, and when you are ready, you will find a new one to love. There is space in your heart for more, just don't hurry the process. Rescues are inundated with Rotties... the gentle giants of the dog world.
10/12/2009 6:35AM
Hey Dave, I just heard about what the *itch up the dial was saying about you taking a day off to grieve Roscoe. (I don't listen to them myself, and now I know exactly why) Pay no attention to her - she's the Voldemort of the airwaves. She has no clue what it means to have the unconditional love of anyone, as she is incapable of giving the same love. The rest of us understand completely, and have done the same thing when in your shoes. ♥ U!
10/12/2009 10:33AM
Dave, I want to say I know the lose you and your family are going though because I to lost my dog a while ago, she (my dog) died in my arms as I rush to the Vets., that had to be one of thee worst day's of my life. I'd Like to share a story with you it's entitled- A Dog's Purpose, (from a 6 year-old) Being a veterarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron,his wife, Lisa and their little Boy, Shane were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangments, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the failiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I Know why." Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life-like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don 't have to stay as long." Live simple love Generously Care deeply Speak kindly I hope this shed's sum light on the Great lose and Love of a friend called Roscoe Van Kano. always, Mic
10/12/2009 2:25PM
Dear Dave: I heard about your situation while listening to a BUZZ podcast this morning. I was just sick about Kimberly's comments. You were so wonderful coming on saying what you said about Roscoe and for not telling her off. I could not imagine life without my animals. People ask why we love them so much. I'd rather be with them anyday than with most people. They do not care what I do for a living, or how much I make, or what kind of house I own. They only love and want to please me (yes, I spoil them and they are worth it). I absolutely understand taking time off. You earned it and should be able to take time off when needed, especially in cases such as yours. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I am so sorry for yours and your wife's lose.
10/14/2009 7:35AM
Dave, There are never enough words are there? You have my deepest sympathies.... From Your Beloved Roscoe: The Ridge © 2004 By Carol Notermann It’s been such a lovely summer, I’ve been playing in the sun. This morning, other dogs and I, enjoyed a long long run. We chased butterflies together. I napped beneath a tree. And now I think what woke me up was that small bumble bee. I’ve yawned and stretched, and still I feel that something has begun. He’s standing there in robes of white, and telling me to come. I always run to Him you know, when He comes across the bridge To see if we’re all having fun and if we’ve checked the ridge. He gives tummy rubs to all of us and pets and cuddles too I’m glad to see Him every day, when He comes into view. Each day He takes a different cat, and chats with them a while Then off that doggy starts to run. I swear they seem to smile. But now He’s stopped in front of me. He’s said a name I know. He said to look out towards the ridge. The sun is setting low. I start to walk out toward the ridge, and then what’s that I see. IT’S YOU! IT’S YOU! It’s really you. You’ve come to be with me! My goodness you are running and I am running too! You stop to bend, but I can jump and now I am with you. I feel your kisses on my head, as I did in long off days You’re holding me and hugging me, and into your eyes I gaze. And now He’s walking with us, as you walk with me once more We’ve crossed the bridge together. We’re here at Heaven’s door. And He has held it open, and told us to walk through That from now on and forever, I can always be with you.
10/21/2009 4:21AM
Dave, Just catching up on the web, Soooo Sorry for your loss. We have a 90 lb lab "lap" dog- I dread the day she goes to a higher place. Time will heal, keep your happy memories....
10/31/2009 5:42PM
La Verne
Kano, Talked to you the Friday after Roscoe left. I know what its like to lose a pet as well. Hopefully, you will move on in the Spring and get another dog. My son has allergies so we don't have one now, but my neighbor's pit's protect my place and I treat them like they were mine!! You can never replace him in your heart, but I know he would like you to get a new friend!! Hang in there & remember the good times!! Keep the faith!! La Verne
11/02/2009 10:13AM
Dave, Just had to share this with someone and it struck me that you would fully understand and would neither pass judgment or think me a complete fool for doing so. Every Halloween, for 14 years, Bluey; my high energy Cattle Dog, was responsible for passing out the Halloween “goodie Bags” to the trick-or-treaters. He showed me his talents quite by accident really, when while getting the bags ready for Halloween the first year I had him; as I would put each “finished” bag in the cooler, Blue would walk over to it and grab the bag by “the stem” with his teeth and shake it around as though it were one of his toys. That gave me the idea to try to teach him to go grab a bag and drop it into something larger, which being the smart guy he was, didn't take him long to master. And thus, Blue passing out candy to the trick-or-treaters was born! I live on a quiet, off the beaten path street, so there weren’t many kids that came around that first year, but after the first time of kids/parents seeing him do it, his antics got spread by word of mouth and each year, more kids would come to have Blue give them their Halloween candy. What started out as 8 or 10 kids turned into 40 or 50, and it was a ball! The kids loved it, the parents loved it, and Bluey just ate it up! This past March, the time came when Blue and I had to part. It was easily the worst day of my life. Of course, the “Halloween crowd” wasn’t aware of this, and this year, many “repeat customers” came to the door expecting to see Blue all too ready and excited about giving them their candy. When the door opened, and they saw no signs of him, you could see the sadness in their eyes and could literally feel it emanating from them. All the kids that had been there before kept asking, "Where's Blue?" as their parents quietly and simply said, “Oh no…” And with those two words, and my low key “yes” reply; all that needed to be said was said. It was quite an overwhelming experience but a very gratifying one too. We are so lucky, those of us who have a pet that touches us so deeply---but when you learn that the thing you love the most also had an impact on other people, that’s when you realize how fortunate you really have been and what truly does matter. It really does help to reaffirm the old adage that “Simple pleasures are life’s greatest treasures.” Hoping time is making things easier for you……..Thought you might enjoy reading this...Thanks so much for listening, and more so, for understanding….
11/03/2009 8:43AM
Keith Germano
Kano (pushy guy) So sorry to hear about Rosco, we had to say good bye to our Lola girl (big rottie mix) three months ago. It still hurts more then losing most people. We were lucky to have had them in our lives our hearts go out to you and family.
12/03/2009 6:45PM
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02/03/2010 9:09AM
I Remember I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep. I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here. I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea, You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me. I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore. I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more. I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care. I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there. I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key. I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said It's me. You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair. I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there. It's possible for me to be so near you everyday. To say to you with certainty, I never went away. You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew... in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you. The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning and say Good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning. And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide, I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side. I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see. Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me. Author unknown Dave, Was thinking about you and your family yesterday and hoping the day was not too difficult for you. Oh, to be able to celebrate just one more birthday with him, no? Am curious to know what ever happened with the "two additions" you were considering...That was to happen sometime this month, was it not? Hopefully, if it is still in the works, you will post pictures of the "new arrivals" as soon as you are able. All the best!
09/20/2013 10:01PM
I'm sorry; losing a baby is so hard
Dave, I am so sorry you have to deal with this. I have & it nearly killed me. You know what would cheer us up? 100 lbs of puppies!! I would love to see that again. Thank you & again I'm so sorry for what you're going through. Love, Charlotte
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