July 29, 2002 It is with great sadness
that I present, for the last time, Bev and Joe Klingensmith's Doogan.
Doogan (Flighty KJEM Diamond Life) died yesterday afternoon after
a three day struggle with a very sudden and inexplicable illness.
He was only three years old.
was treated at the intensive care unit at Iowa State University's
Veterinary teaching hospital where he was provided with state-of-the-art
medical treatment. Every conceivable test was performed. When there
were still no answers, Doogan underwent exploratory surgery. Unfortunately,
the collective expertise of his many doctors was insufficient to
diagnose and treat the source of his acute illness and eventually
Doogan succumbed to heart failure. A necropsy has been ordered.
Bev Klingensmith has been a very active and valuable member of the
online Great Dane community for some time now. Doogan himself was
a popular "personality," instantly loved by anyone who
met him. I was one of Doogan's many fans. I'd like to send my personal
condolences to Bev and her family.
If you would like to visit Doogan in happier days, you can see him
at his DaDane page (Doogie Doggie).
If you would like to read more about Doogan's symptoms and the course
of his short but deadly illness, visit the discussion forum at Danesonline,
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