LOO SHAMA ("Sweet Loo")
The Original Dog House would like to announce the passing of Loo Shama.
Loo passed away peacefully on Thursday June 6, 2013, surrounded by her loving family
(her mom Marilyn her dad David and her brother Czar). Dr Ruth Weintrop of the Leaside Animal Clinic and good friend of the Shama family was there to help make Loo as comfortable as possible during her final moments.
About 2 years ago Loo had lost her left eye as a result of a condition which seems to afflict the Boxer breed generally causing their eyes to develop ulcers on the eyeballs, this condition at times may be cured topically and/or surgically depending on the size and/or severity of the ulcer/s. Unfortunately, some 10 days ago Loo once again displayed the same symptoms she had previously displayed with the eye she had lost and now an ulcer was diagnosed in her healthy eye the ulcer was big, aggressive and very painful.
Under the direction of Dr Weintrop Loo’s eye was immediately treated topically for 4 days, she was to be medicated every 2 hours around the clock in the hope of stopping and healing the ulcer.
Unfortunately, when Dr Weintrop examined her this morning the ulcer had in fact doubled in size and along with that came increased pain and deteriorating vision. Loo was suffering once again. There was no way that Marilyn and David were going to prolong her pain and discomfort in order to test other possible medical options in order to see if they may or may not work. such, Marilyn and David along with the support of Dr Weintrop decided that it was time to let Loo go because it would be selfish of them regardless of much as they loved her to see her continue to suffer in silence.
At 9:55am on the morning June 7, Loo went off to join her best friend Dash for a much deserved peaceful and pain free rest. Marilyn, David & Czar stayed with their Loo right to the end and as was brave Loo’s nature she went off to sleep peacefully comforted in David’s arms.
Marilyn & David are grateful to Dr Ruth Weintrop for her care and compassion to Loo and her family during this very difficult time.
Rest In Peace Loo–Loo Belle
With all our LOVE from The Original Dog House Team