Mary Gardner's Pet Memorial for Neo
Today is one year since my Doberman Neo passed due to complications from cancer (Cushings). Although a very sad day to remember, I would like to use this day to remember my boy for the sweet, gentle blessing he was in our lives.
It all started back in 2000.....
A doberman? Oh heck 'NO'! I had just lost my 12 yr old Samoyed to an infection following a dog attack by a Rottweiler and at the time Rottweiler = Doberman! "Well - if we are going to get one - he needs to be raised with my new Samoyed puppy so there are no future problems."
And so begins my LOVE of dobermans - red ones in particular!
Neo was born Christmas day 1999 and was a little fire cracker.
He instantly won me over! And as for getting along with his new sister... well there was no separating the two!
|Neo and Rissa as puppies|
|Two great minds|
|So pretty and handsome|
|"What are these stupid bows?"|
He also LOVED his pal Herbie!
|This is when Herbie was bigger than Neo|
|And Neo grew! They loved to snuggle|
In 2003 we all moved up to Gainesville for Vet School!
He liked the rural living!
|In the U-Hal on the way to Gainesville|
|Neo and Serissa loving the G-Ville Life|
Neo stood/slept by my side the entire way through school.
He even came to school with me a few days to try to figure out his few 'issues'
|He was an attentive student|
|Neo and a tech... such a ladie's man|
What issues you ask... well he had:
- OCD and liked to chew on his leg
- Low Thyroid
- Food allergies (he could only have fish)
- Cancer on his toe (needed that removed)
- And Dog Aggressive... loved people though
Nasty Skin issues - we figured it out though! Food Allergies
I survived Vet School!
And we moved back to South Florida.
|Enjoying Markham Park|
|He was such a good furry cousin!|
His most favorite thing to do however, was to go camping in Georgia with dad!
But us ladies did love him!
|Serissa, Mary and Neo|
|Dr. Kim Simons and Neo - that was his 'vet' (the best)|
|Mary and Neo |
(I have to admit - seriously good hair day)
|Neo after a CT - still a little loopy|
To learn more about Neo's fight against cancer - Click Here.
|Neo after surgery - sleeping off the anesthesia|
To learn more about Cushings - the type of cancer Neo had - Click Here.
He will always watch over me &
I look forward to the day we meet again!
Mary Gardner, DVM