|Shawnee is 14 years old and was surrendered by his owners who had to go to a nursing home and could not take him with them. Shawnee is a loving old man who just wants to be around you all the time. He follows you everywhere you go.
These days, Shawnee is totally deaf and has cataracts in each eye so he has limited vision. He has bad arthritis in his knees and elbows as well. And while he was very sweet, his breath was so bad you could smell it across the room. We knew he had some rotten teeth, so we ran tests to see if he was healthy enough for a dental. Several different tests were run, blood panels, urine analysis, etc and we found out he was in trouble. This led to other tests that confirmed terminal cancer in a huge tumor on his side. While he is very stoic, he must be in pain.
We are very sad for Shawnee, but we also know he lived a wonderfully happy life with his previous owners. CPCRN will take care of, love and adore Shawnee until it is his turn to go to the Rainbow Bridge.
In his previous home, in younger days, Shawnee used to ride in a side car of a motorcycle with his"dad". He even had a special helmet made just for him. What a cute sight that must have been! My wish for Shawnee is that a motorcycle is waiting on the other side of the bridge to take him away!