RIP Angie

Postby hugapitbull » April 28th, 2009, 8:07 pm

Angie is one of my first true internet friends. Our friendship began on a pitbull usenet group right after Trouble came into our lives. People came and went in the usenet group, but one of the constants was Angie. She encouraged the rest of us along the way, and told lots of funny stories about her dogs. Some of the newcomers to PBT also know Angie.

Angie had been battling malignant brain tumors for several years. She had been a real trooper. She had tests, and treatments, and remissions, and more tests and more treatments. Along the way she got Duke. Duke was the typical in your face pitbull pup that would not be contained. Angie agonized about what to do with Duke. At one point I thought she would give up, but she found the stamina to keep fighting, just as she had with the cancer. Duke eventually grew out of the horrible puppy stage and became a respectable pet, but still needed lots of attention. Angie was proud she hadn't given up on him. We heard more great Duke stories. About a year ago, Angie's health began to deteriorate, she wrote long notes about the types of cancer she battled and the treatments she would undergo. And then one day several months ago, Angie made the decision to kennel Duke until she was well enough to care for him as he deserved. My heart sank, I knew this was not a good sign.

As Trouble started her battle with cancer, Angie was there for us. She never failed to comment on Trouble's updates, but as time went on you could tell it was a struggle for her to answer e-mail. And then just before Trouble completed her chemo, Angie failed to respond to the Trouble update. I tried sending another message - the mailbox was full. I contacted another mutual internet friend, she hadn't heard from Angie either. We waited. We e-mailed each other every couple of weeks hoping the other had heard something, and there was nothing.

Today, Sandra found the number to the kennel where Duke was being boarded. She called hoping to get a phone number. Our friend Angie is gone. She succumbed to the dreaded disease about three Sundays ago. Her spirit is at last free. Those of us who loved her are saddened.

The kennel worker had one more heartbreaking bit of news. Duke, too, has cancer. Fight the battle Duke, make Angie proud.

Rest in Peace, Angie. We will miss you and always be inspired by your courage, strength and dignity.
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Postby madremissy » April 28th, 2009, 8:15 pm

I am so sorry Shanna. My condolences to you and Angie's family.

Duke fight hard boy.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 28th, 2009, 8:25 pm

What a shame. RIP Angie... :(
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Postby ArtGypsy » April 28th, 2009, 8:27 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh
I'm SO SO Sorry.
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 28th, 2009, 8:49 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope Duke is able to recover. How very sad.
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Postby Marinepits » April 28th, 2009, 8:51 pm

OMG. I am so sorry, Shanna.
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Postby mnp13 » April 28th, 2009, 8:59 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Is Duke in a home environment or living at a kennel? Is there a chance of getting him out if he's not in a home now?
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Postby elegy » April 28th, 2009, 9:11 pm

Oh no.

Oh gosh.

I am shocked and greatly saddened. I am so sorry for your loss, for the loss that Angie's family is faced with. So very sad.
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Postby hugapitbull » April 28th, 2009, 9:13 pm

mnp13 wrote:Is Duke in a home environment or living at a kennel? Is there a chance of getting him out if he's not in a home now?


As far as I know, Duke is still kenneled. I can get more info, I do not even know what type cancer he has. He is somewhere in the Columbus, OH area if I recall correctly. He has been in the kennel a while, it is possible one of the workers has adopted him. I'll see what I can find out and let you know.
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Postby airwalk » April 28th, 2009, 9:46 pm

RIP Angie, you're battle is won.
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Postby Jenn » April 28th, 2009, 11:19 pm

:hug3: I'm so sorry guys, RIP Angie
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Postby CinderDee » April 29th, 2009, 4:47 am

I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

RIP Angie...

I'm keeping Duke in my thoughts.
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Postby iluvk9 » April 29th, 2009, 6:30 am

I am so sorry. Angie sounded like a wonderful woman.
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Postby AllAmericanPUP » April 29th, 2009, 10:32 am

I'm so sorry for your loss :cry:
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Postby TinaMartin » April 29th, 2009, 10:58 am

Sorry for your loss. :cry:
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Postby Patch O' Pits » April 30th, 2009, 6:02 pm

Oh my gosh, I am so very sorry for your loss!!! BIG HUGS!!

I hope Duke is a huge fighter and beats the cancer!

Prayers for Duke and all Angie's friends and loved ones!

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Postby Moe » June 4th, 2009, 4:09 pm

I am so sorry for your loss, RIP Angie, and fight hard Duke...My thougts are with everyone...
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Postby Pit♥bull » June 4th, 2009, 4:37 pm

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