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About Sasha





Info: Sasha was a Rottweiler German Shepherd cross. We acquired Sasha when she was only 6 months old. At that time she was very thin and scared to death of just about anyone. She immediately took a liking to my oldest son, who at the time was only 8 months old. Once she realized that we were not going to hurt her, she was the most trustworthy and protective dog I have ever owned. We live on an acreage outside of town and I had no fears of letting my kids go outside to play, because I knew that Sasha would keep an eye on them. In 2001, Sasha was diagnosed with lymposarcoma. At the time of diagnosis she was still quiet healthy, but within a week it was apparent that she was not feeling well. She wasn't eating much, nor was she very active. Within the first couple of chemotherapy treatments she was back to her old self, it was as if nothing was wrong with her. She finished her first round of chemotherapy and seemed as healthy as she had been previously. However that did not last as long as I had hoped. Within a few months the cancer had returned. We started chemotherapy again, but it was not as successful as the first go around, which the veterinarians had explained, would be the case. In June 2002 we had to have Sasha euthanized. That was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. It was very hard on me, but harder on my two sons. The oldest that was seven at the time slept with Sasha's collar and leash under his pillow for over a month. We got her body cremated and I believe that has made it a lot easier on the boys, because they know that she will always be with us no matter what. Although the chemotherapy did not last as long as I hoped and was quiet expensive, I would do it again in a heartbeat. We still have her collar and leash, but it is put up and will never be used for another dog again. Although we did get another dog, Sasha can not and will not ever be replaced, she will always have a special place in our hearts. The Crawford Family