Thursday, May 13, 2010



1999? - 2010

It is with great sadness that I tell you about Radar, sweet Radar. After a particularly awful Monday night, we took Radar to the vet for chest x-rays. Pictures of his chest revealed so much "stuff" that we had no other humane option but to have him euthanized. The last four months have been filled with unlinkable symptoms that have left us scratching our heads in confusion. Nothing seemed to connect. This sweet dog didn't even exhibit lung issues until 6 days ago, yet this was the telling sign. For the sake of putting questions to rest, we all agreed that an autopsy was necessary. What David (our vet) found was a 64lb body that was riddled with cancer....specifically his lungs, spleen, and extensive tissue within his abdomen. I can only assume that he must have had neuro and osteo involvement as well, given the extent of the cancer and his symptoms. How he managed to have good days (including swimming in the pond 6 days ago) is beyond all of our comprehension. What a trooper, ambassador, therapist and tender sweet friend we have lost. As he was the official greeter to all at Ararat Acres, I can be pretty sure that he has assumed that position at the pearly gates.

He was "The Love Radar". He loved all, and he was loved by all.


  1. By sweet radar, with your sweet kisses. Say hello to Jordan for me.....

  2. Hi, girl. I just read your post about Radar today (May 31). I'm sorry Radar is gone, but am glad to know he is no longer experiencing the alarming and surely painful ups and downs of the past few months. Radar was a fantastic dog and he loved you guys as much as you loved him back. I can only hope the same will be true for me and whoever is taking care of me when my time comes. I send you my love and prayers for comfort as you miss your sweet boy.

    --Michelle M.