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  • Location Murray, Kentucky
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  1. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    Thank yo for all your support and love. I am woring on getting Honey spayed. She is such a beautiful and sweet dog. She is also very loving, just a normal dog, nothing like what the judge things she is. Thanks again for your support.
  2. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    Hi, this is the first time I have posted in a while, it just seemed so hard to talk about Pacer knowing that he will never be here to hold or talk to again. I love all of you so much. The rest of the gang is doing good and the new members of the family, (my son's 2 dogs) are also great. Just after Pacer died, my son got charged with a "dog bite" charge. Of course, the judge never saw the dog that was supposedly involved so he judged both of them to be "vicious dogs" and told my son that he would have to get rid of all his dogs or go to jail. they had picked up 2 of the 4 and had them at the Animal Shelter. The female got sick and had to have surgery, which my son has to pay for, and the male was very lonely. They are all Pit Bulls and as sweet as they can be. It is not the breed of dog, it is the way they are raised. They guy lied about what had happened and "forgot" to mention that he was throwing rocks at them. So, I told the judge that I would take "Honey" and we would build a pen with a top on it for Bo. Now we have Honey at our house along with her 5 month old pup, Riptide. He is a little monster, but a cutie. I wish I could afford to help Jim pay the vet bill, it is only $4OO.OO, BUT i JUST CAN'T. I took Honey to visit at the Humane Society today and she was a doll. she kissed everyone and paid no attention to the cats then laid down by Kathy while she did her work. It was great. Just wanted everyone to know how things are going and what is going on. Talk to you all later. Love and thanks for everything. Sandy and the Fur-bie gang of 18(now)
  3. To all those who care, who gave donation, prayed and support us through Pacer's heartbreaking ordeal, let me tell you about our Pacer. At 12:50 p.m. Feb 18, 2008, Pacer Hornsby passed away after undergoing surgery to repair a diaphramatic hernia. He passed while the doctors were closing the incision after making it through the surgery successfully. Pacer had a hole in his diaphram that you could put a baseball through. His liver had grown through the hole and looked as if someone had put a rubberband around their finger and left it there. It was twice as large as it should be. The intestines were also involved. Three doctors and 2 vet techs worked on him for well over an hour, but eventually lost him. Pacer was a rescue from the Animal Shelter here in town. He was 8 weeks old when we got him and he was terrified of everything, especially cars. We later learned that he had been thrown out of a car. He was found at the intersection of a major highway and a rural road. Since we had recently lost a very loving, beautiful Chow/Wolf mix named Harley, I did not want another dog that reminded me of him. So I went to the Animal Shelter looking for a very happy, bouncy puppy to join our family. What I found was a scared pup that climbed up on my shoulder, just like Harley had done when I rescued him from the same shelter 8 years before. I quickly fell in love with him and he became the center of attention around our family. As he grew up, he seemed to know when something was wrong with one of the family. He always stayed right beside the ill person. One day, while at a garage sale, I fell and broke my leg. When I came home, I slept in the recliner because it was much easier for me. Every night, Angel Cotton would sleep on one cornor of the chair and Angel Pacer would sleep beside me in the chair. He was less than a year old when this happened. He was so amazing. More recently, he had gotten where he like to sit in my husband's lap when he was trying to read the paper. Angel Pacer would jump up and stand in his lap until Bert told him to lie down. Then he would stay there until I was ready to go to bed. At that time he would get in bed with me and curl up right where my feet should go. It became a routine that we joked about all the time. We have another dog, a 12 year old Golden Retriever named Daisy, who is semi blind, has arthritis, and a skin condition that causes her to scratch all the time and lose hair. She had become afraid of the steps on our pourch. Pacer would go outside with her everytime she need to go and guide her up and down the steps. He loved her so much, she was llike a mom to him. Recently, I was given the opportunity to adopt a full blood Black and Tan Hound from a local rescue group. When I brought Lindy home, Pacer took to her like she had always been in the family. Soon they were best friends. Lindy is now looking all over the house for him. I talked to her, and I know she knows he won't be back, but I wish I could tell her in a way that she would understand. I wish I were a "dog whisperer". This was the most incredible dog I have ever had. Aside from being the sweetest and most lovable, he was also pretty, in a kind of unusual way. It was very obvious that one of his parents was a German Sheppard, but the other, that was another story. You see, he had long, slightly floppy jaws and short ears that flopped over. One of the vet techs thought that he might have some Charpei in him. I often thought he might have some Hound in him, but to make it all real funny, he had a totally black mouth and tongue, pointing to a Chow. We will never know, but this is what made him so cute and lovable. And of course, those big brown eyes that could go though you like a dager. But he never used them in any way other than to melt you into a pile of blubber, then he always got exactly what he wanted. Since he had been sick, it was noticable that he wasn't feeling well, but he never stopped doing what he always did. It was as if he knew that this was his job. His job, being the protector of our family, that is exactly what he was. With our other 3 dogs, and my daughter's 2 dogs in a kennel right beside our house, Pacer, the youngest of them all, had to be the MAN of the family, the protector. I am sorry that this is so long, but I just had to tell you what Pacer was really like. He was the most wonderful, loving, caring, sweet, affectionate dog in the world. He was never referred to as a "dog", but rather a "child". I don't think he had any idea that he was actually a "dog", he sure wasn't treated like one. He never spent a night outside, or was forced to stay outside when we were not at home. He ate people food as much as possible in combination with very good dog food. I tried to do everything I could think of to make him happy. Why didn't I notice this and be more aggressive about the treatment he was receiving? There is no way to know, and no use beating myself up over it. Learn from your mistakes and go on. But this was the ultimate lesson. Maybe we couldn't have done anything, maybe we could have, we will never know. But the one thing I do know is that without the help of so many generous people, their prayers and their love, he would never have had any chance at all. Thank you for all your help and support :spotMy love to everyone involved with this wonderful group..Thank you, again. Sandy, Bert and the Gang
  4. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    Kim and the the other members of IMOM, You beautiful post have truly made this a much easier time. I cry every time I read them, but that is the good part, they are there for me to be able to read when I just need to feel close to him. I want you all to know how very much I appreciate you and your furbabies. May all of you have a wonderful and healthy life together and may we all meet Pacer at Rainbow Bridge when we go to heaven. I am sure that there will be many of our "old friends" there waiting for us. Rest peacefully, my love. Mommy loves you. Sandy and Bert and the gang
  5. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    To all those who care, who gave donation, prayed and support us through Pacer's heartbreaking ordeal, let me tell you about our Pacer. At 12:50 p.m. Feb 18, 2008, Pacer Hornsby passed away after undergoing surgery to repair a diaphramatic hernia. He passed while the doctors were closing the incision after making it through the surgery successfully. Pacer had a hole in his diaphram that you could put a baseball through. His liver had grown through the hole and looked as if someone had put a rubberband around their finger and left it there. It was twice as large as it should be. The intestines were also involved. Three doctors and 2 vet techs worked on him for well over an hour, but eventually lost him. Pacer was a rescue from the Animal Shelter here in town. He was 8 weeks old when we got him and he was terrified of everything, especially cars. We later learned that he had been thrown out of a car. He was found at the intersection of a major highway and a rural road. Since we had recently lost a very loving, beautiful Chow/Wolf mix named Harley, I did not want another dog that reminded me of him. So I went to the Animal Shelter looking for a very happy, bouncy puppy to join our family. What I found was a scared pup that climbed up on my shoulder, just like Harley had done when I rescued him from the same shelter 8 years before. I quickly fell in love with him and he became the center of attention around our family. As he grew up, he seemed to know when something was wrong with one of the family. He always stayed right beside the ill person. One day, while at a garage sale, I fell and broke my leg. When I came home, I slept in the recliner because it was much easier for me. Every night, Angel Cotton would sleep on one cornor of the chair and Angel Pacer would sleep beside me in the chair. He was less than a year old when this happened. He was so amazing. More recently, he had gotten where he like to sit in my husband's lap when he was trying to read the paper. Angel Pacer would jump up and stand in his lap until Bert told him to lie down. Then he would stay there until I was ready to go to bed. At that time he would get in bed with me and curl up right where my feet should go. It became a routine that we joked about all the time. We have another dog, a 12 year old Golden Retriever named Daisy, who is semi blind, has arthritis, and a skin condition that causes her to scratch all the time and lose hair. She had become afraid of the steps on our pourch. Pacer would go outside with her everytime she need to go and guide her up and down the steps. He loved her so much, she was llike a mom to him. Recently, I was given the opportunity to adopt a full blood Black and Tan Hound from a local rescue group. When I brought Lindy home, Pacer took to her like she had always been in the family. Soon they were best friends. Lindy is now looking all over the house for him. I talked to her, and I know she knows he won't be back, but I wish I could tell her in a way that she would understand. I wish I were a "dog whisperer". This was the most incredible dog I have ever had. Aside from being the sweetest and most lovable, he was also pretty, in a kind of unusual way. It was very obvious that one of his parents was a German Sheppard, but the other, that was another story. You see, he had long, slightly floppy jaws and short ears that flopped over. One of the vet techs thought that he might have some Charpei in him. I often thought he might have some Hound in him, but to make it all real funny, He had a totally black mouth and tongue, pointing to a Chow. We will never know, but this is what made him so cute and lovable. And of course, those big brown eyes that could go though you like a dager. But he never used them in any way other than to melt you into a pile of blubber, then he always got exactly what he wanted. Since he had been sick, it was noticable that he wasn't feeling well, but he never stopped doing what he always did. It was as if he knew that this was his job. His job, being the protector of our family, that is exactly what he was. With our other 3 dogs, and my daughter's 2 dogs in a kennel right beside our house, Pacer, the youngest of them all, had to be the MAN of the family, the protector. I am sorry that this is so long, but I just had to tell you what Pacer was really like. He was the most wonderful, loving, caring, sweet, affectionate dog in the world. He was never referred to as a "dog", but rather a "child". I don't think he had any idea that he was actually a "dog", he sure wasn't treated like one. He never spent a night outside, or was forced to stay outside when we were not at home. He ate people food as much as possible in combination with very good dog foof. I tried to dtho everything I could think of to make him happy. Why didn't I notice this and be more aggressive about the treatment he was receiving? There is no way to know, and no use beating myself up over it. Learn from your mistakes and go on. But this was the ultimate lesson. Maybe we couldn't have done anything, maybe we could have, we will never know. But the one thing I do know is that without the help of so many genersous people, their prayers and their love, he would never have had any chance at all. Thank you for all your help and support :spotMy love to everyone involved with this wonderful group..Thank you, again. Sandy, Bert and the Gang
  6. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    I want to tell all the people who donated money to Pacer Hornsby for his surgery that this morning during surgery he passed away. The hole was big enough to put a baseball in. His liver had grown up through the hole and was covered with scar tissus. It was twice the size of a normal liver and looked like someone had put a rubber band around the middle of it. Also, his intestens looked awful, the color was bad and they were swollen. He made it through the surgery, as far as putting everything back where it belonged and closing up the hole, but died while they were sewing him up. Dr. Canerdy tried to revive him but had no luck. He is an excellent vet, and a vetranery medicine professor at Murray State University. I felt very good about having him doing the surgery on Pacer. Dr. Marty Wynn and Dr. Baird assisted him with 2 vet techs. We are very greatful to all those who help us in our time of need and want you to know that if we can every do anything for you, to please let us know. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Sandy, Bert, Chris and family, Jim and family, and The Gang May Pacer rest in peace with the others at the Rainbow Bridge
  7. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    Debbie and Jack, Cindy, and Paula(2) and the Gang(10), Thank you so much for your kindness and sympathy. I have to keep telling myself that I did do all I could do. It is just hard when you miss him so much. He was so very special to all of us. I just want to hold him like I did every day. I miss him jumping up on the bed and taking up the space that my feet go in. He was such a bed hog. It is so nice to be able to remember all the fantastic things about him. I lost alot of my pictures of him when my computer got wet and went down. I will have to see if they can be retrieved off the hard drive. I am going to be faithful in keeping in tough with you guys, you were there for me when I really needed friends and thank goodness you are there for me now. I truly love each and every one of you(furkids included). Thank you from the bottom of my heart and hubby says to tell you how very greatful he is also. If we can ever do anything for you, all of you, please say so. We will always be there for you. Love, Sandy, Bert, and the Gang(16)
  8. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    First, I want to thank everyone who donated, prayed, and supported Pacer through this terrible situation. I went to see him this morning when I got off work. I played with him and talked to him for nearly an hour. He was not looking good, so thin and helpless. I had a hard time leaving. I took him a little blue stuffed dog and he really liked it. then they took him to surgery. When they got in, they found that his liver was up inside the hole and twice the size it should be. It was like putting a rubber band around you finger. His intestens looked very bad. They worked on him for over an hour, but eventually lost him. I was devestated when Dr. Canerdy told me. Now he has gone to the Bridge to be with Harley and Cotton and everybody else. I know that I will see him again some day.Sorry the tears are just coming down to hard to talk right now . I will post again later. Sandy and the gange
  9. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    I am so glad to see that someone other than me knows what the polydactyl babies are. Dudley is a perfect one--7 one the front and 6 on the back with the biggest mane I have ever seen. Pacer will have his surgery tomorrow thanks to the wondersul generosity of the people from this and other sites like this. As Jennifer said, what an amazxing group of people! I went to the store today and bought him a stuffed doggie to have when he gets out of surgery. I just thought it would make him feel better. It is so quiet around the house without him and Lindy is about to go crazy looking for him. I will be so glad when he comes home. Thanks to the generosity of a lot of good people, this seemingly impossible to afford surgery will now take place. Thanks to everyone of you for your donations, love, support and prayers. I will update you tomorrow. Sandy and Pacer and gang
  10. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    I want to thank everyone once again for their love, support, prayers and donations to Pacer. I never dreamed anything like this could happen. I will tell him tomorrow all about you and your wonderful "furbabies". He will be so very glad to hear the news. As I said earlier, they are going to schedule the surgery on Monday, Bobby, Dr Canerdy's wife told me today that the surgery schedule was full for Tuesday so she thought he would just do it "at a special time". They may do it tomorrow. I will let everyone know. Now I would like to introduce you to the rest of the family. Moose--a very LARGE Mutt that I adopted from the animal shelter when he was 8 weeks old and even then he was big. He weighed 15lbs when he was 10 weeks old. He is extremely soft and lovable. Daisey--a 12 year old Golden Retriever that I have had since she was 5 wk. old. I got her in Kansas. Lindy--a 2 year old Black and Tan Hound, crazy, funny, sweet, affectionate and beautiful. I got her a couple months ago from an animal rescuer group here in town. Onyx--bob tailed, long haired and very lovable, just under a year, blue eyes Holly--the old lady in the group, she is 8, polydactyl (7 toes) Checkers--a reverse calico with matching sides that look like a checker board, she is 6 Tiger--a 5 year old tabby, toooooo lovable Gordon--a 14 lb. yellow male tabby who thinks he is the boss Dudley--3 year old long haired yellow male tabby, my little lion, Gordon's son, polydactyl Munch--a rescue from 7 years ago, she was only about 3 weeks old. She is calico and Checkers mom Bear--Holly's sister, a big black long haired beauty, polydactyl, thinks my husband belongs to her, she is 8 Natalie--rescue from under the hood of a car on campus, she couldn't have been any more than 3 weeks old Muffy--a beautiful Seal Point who loves attention Big blue eyes Gizzie--the baby of the bunch, Dudley's sister, looks just like her great-grandmother, Grizabella,that I had given my daughter for her birthday. She had gone to the Bridge. Smoky--a rescue from a parking lot. About a year old now. Sophie--a beautiful, long haired silver point with the prettiest blue eyes. Not as affectionate as some of the others unless she wants something. Angel Cotton who we lost back in Nov. He was the love of my life with his beautiful long white hair and blue eyes. He was a Fire Point. The other angel was Harley, an 8 year old Chow/Wolf mix that was the sweetest, most lovable dog in the world, he was Pacers predecessor Now that you know my family, oh yes, there is also Cody, Cheyenne, Chris, Matt, James, Foye, Tiffany, Cindy, Christine, Jesus and the baby due in April, Alana Danyell, and Michael, just kids and their families, you can see that there will be a huge welcome home party for Pacer very soon. Once again thank you all very much and I will definitely keep you all posted on how he is doing. Thanks and Love Sandy and Gang
  11. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    Debs and Syds Mom, I want to thank you very much for the donation and your prayers. I spoke to Pacer's doctor this morning and they will schedule it on Monday. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes not knowing what to say. I have never been involved in anything like this before, so it is hard for me to believe that people who don't know me or Pacer can be so generous. I will never forget any of you and I want to say THANK YOU again and again for your love, support and generous donations. I will keep everyone posted on how he is doing. Again, thank you so very much. Sandy and Pacer
  12. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    Thanks Jennifer I am going to talk to the vet in the morning and see what he thinks about when he can do the surgery. I appreciate you donation, no matter how large or small it is. And to the donor who helped in such a huge way, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will be posting after I talk to the Dr. and will let everyone know how Pacer is doing. Once again, Thank you all very much. Just $300 to go till surgery, lets all get involved and help Pacer. Sandy
  13. Pacer Hornsby has gone to Rainbow Bridge

    To everyone who posted get well wishes, thank you from the bottom of my heart and to js797, thank you so very much for you most generous donation. Pacer will have his surgery soon. Pacer is the most loving companion I have ever had, he is sensitive to the needs of every member of our family. I have Fibromyalgia and have trouble with my balance sometimes. Pacer goes with me everywhere I go and I have used him to steady myself several times. He also takes care of Daisy, our 12 year old Golden Retriever. She is old and not steady on her feet at all. Most of the time when she gets down off the couch, she stumbles. She has stopped making tears, so she doesn't see real well either. She is also allergic to everything and has lost alot of her hair. She looks funny and the vet works with her, but there is really not much that can be done for her. She is just old and a little cranky. But we love her deeply and will continue to do what we can for her until it is time for her to go to the Bridge. Whenever she goes outside, Pacer always goes with her. He stays right beside her until she is finished with whatever she is doing. He loves her as much as we do. I have had many dogs in my life, but I have never had one that was as affectionate as Pacer. He wants to live so badly and the look on his face and in his eyes just kills me whenever I go to see him. It is almost too much to bear. He need surgery immediately in order to live to his full potential. He is just 2 and such a happy boy. His friends(both animal and human) miss him terribly and want him home. Would you please see if there is enough goodness in you heart to help him have his live saving surgery. Any donation that you can make will be greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone and I will be talking to you again very soon. Sandy
  14. Hi, My name is Pacer

    Hi, my name is Pacer, and I am almost 2 years old and I am one of 4 dogs that my owner loves very much. The oldest, my step-mom, is 13 years old and very lazy. Her name is Daisy and she is a Golden Retriever. There is also a Black and Tan hound that was a rescue named Lindy and a MUTT, we don't know what he is, but he is very big, his name is MOOSE. We live out in the woods very close to a lake. We have plenty of room to run when we want to, but usually we lie around the house and watch TV with MOM. I have always been very active, very loving and gentle. I was one of those babies that would cuddle up on someones shoulder and sleep. That was always OK with everyone. Right now I am very sick. I have a hernia that needs to be repaired asap, but mom doesn't have the money. She is trying to remedy the situation. I know that she loves me very much and would be lost without me because I am the protector of the house. I am the one that lets her know when someone or something is outside. I will be so glad when I feel better. Have a good day, Pacer
  15. Pacer and friends

    this is a collection of photos of Pacer and his "family" of humans and pets. they range in age from 2-12 (dog years) and from 9-70 human years.