Leo Lund

by CountryThreads on April 15, 2017

Leo, Sam and Brian’s goldendoodle that often stayed here, died this afternoon from complications of kidney and liver failure.


We will never know what caused the kidneys and liver to fail – a year ago Faye was dying of the same thing and my heart breaks for the Lund family.  My own heart is incredibly sad as well because I loved Leo.

We will see Leo again when he greets us in Heaven.

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Linette Anne Stewart April 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm

So sorry to hear about Leo. It is so heartbreaking and my heart goes out to his family.

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Debbie grisanti April 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm

So sad to lose a fur baby.

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Sue April 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm

I know you loved Leo very much. So sorry for your lose and sorry for his family as well. So sad when family dogs pass on. They are such a part of us.

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Kathy April 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm

It’s hard ,to see our beloved pets suffer and then pass on. I have to remember that the life span of an animal is much shorter than humans (most of the time). The precious memories of their unconditional love and loyalty does help when they do leave our families. Treasure the time with each of the animals entrusted to your care. I have two older cats, one nearly 12 and the other 13 years. They still maintain good health but I know in a matter of 3-5 years, they may have health failure. They are our “fur children” and we know it will be hard to lose them when they pass.

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Angie Rowland April 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

So sad to hear about about his passing. May her family finds peace in knowing that he is waiting at he rainbow bridge

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Jan Smith April 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Such heartbreak. I’m so sorry for all of you.

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Janie Lang April 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm

So sad..rip Leo

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Carol Berry April 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Dog speed, Leo!

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Peggy April 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Oh, how heartbreaking. They leave such a big hole in your heart. So much sympathy for his family.

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Susan April 15, 2017 at 3:39 pm

He looks like such a great dog-he’s running free now and will see you when you cross, but I still am so sorry for your broken hearts-

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Donna April 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Mary sorry for the loss. He has such a sweet face but now is really naming free with Faye and all those other four legged fur children.

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Donna April 15, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Sorry…running free….these smart phones aren’t always smart enough to spell correctly.

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Kathy Martingilio April 15, 2017 at 4:01 pm

So sorry for the loss of Leo

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Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts April 15, 2017 at 4:07 pm

So sorry to hear about Leo, but I am sure he and Faye are playing together on the other side of the rainbow bridge.

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Martha Engstler April 15, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Oh how sad, Leo was such a beautiful dog. My family has had to put down 3 cats with mysterious tumors. We wonder if GMO’s play a part in some of these illnesses.

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CountryThreads April 15, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Martha – I wonder about that, too.

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Martha Engstler April 16, 2017 at 4:58 pm

There are non-GMO pet foods..

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sandy April 15, 2017 at 4:14 pm

such sad news……..

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Melody Lenart April 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

So sorry for all who will miss him.

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Janet April 15, 2017 at 5:57 pm

So Sorry; pretty baby >

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pam forsling April 15, 2017 at 6:43 pm

I don’t even want to think about losing another fur baby. My Rosie is 11 and I have only had her 4 years. How old was Leo? Thoughts are with his family.

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Carolyn Boutilier April 15, 2017 at 7:04 pm

sorry for the loss of Leo. Beautiful dog. How old was he? We have a 5 month goldendoodle and wonder if this is sometime to be watching in the future.
Happy Easter to you & your family.
Carolyn B

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CountryThreads April 15, 2017 at 7:16 pm

Carolyn – Leo’s 6th Birthday would have been this June.

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Carolyn Boutilier April 16, 2017 at 7:25 am

that is really sad to lose Leo at almost 6 years old.
Carolyn B

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Carolyn Worthington April 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm

Such sad news. I often wonder if there is something in their food that causes premature death. Yes, Leo and all the others are just like family and the loss can only be eased a bit with good memories. Leo knew he was loved just like Faye did.

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Jan April 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm

RIP, sweet Leo. See you at the Rainbow Bridge. 🙁

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Jody. Irwin April 15, 2017 at 7:35 pm

It is always so hard to lose a pet , am so sorry for their loss .

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Marilyn April 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

So sorry to hear.

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Bonnie April 15, 2017 at 9:23 pm

So sorry to hear about Leo. Praying for all who loved him 🙏🏼😥

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Paula (Texas) April 15, 2017 at 9:36 pm

Leo was such a gentle dog. So sweet. So sad for the family, but at least Leo no longer suffers.

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Pat Smith April 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

I’m heartbroken that a dog of only 6 is gone like this. I cant help but think something in the environment is causing these early deaths. We’ve had 2 golden retrievers who didn’t even make it to 10–cancer caused their deaths. I’m sorry for all of you who knew and loved Leo. He looked like such a sweet dog.

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Beverly Lockmiller April 15, 2017 at 10:31 pm

So sorry to about Leo. Its hard to lose our fur babies

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Kathy Hanson April 15, 2017 at 10:32 pm

So sorry to hear about Leo – you can’t help but get attached to your charges!

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Jane b. April 15, 2017 at 10:39 pm

So sorry for all of you who loved him.

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L Pepper April 16, 2017 at 3:18 am

Prayers – damn dogs

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Moe Baly April 16, 2017 at 8:43 am

Mary I’m sorry about Leo. Too young. So sweet of a dog. My thoughts are with his family, and with you. Love Moe

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Becky from IA April 16, 2017 at 12:48 pm

So very sorry for all who loved him….it’s so hard when you loss a member of your family. Sending prayers and hugs!

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Ellie April 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Mary, I’m very sorry for you and the Lund family. I know you loved Leo and he loved you, too. You made a happy place for him to spend time when his owners had to be away. It will be wonderful to be reunited with all our pets in heaven!

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Diane April 16, 2017 at 2:42 pm

That is very sad for all who knew and loved Leo. 6 years old is just too young:(

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Kate April 17, 2017 at 11:48 am

Our dog friends are our family. I miss all mine and cannot wait to see them again. Surely dogs are in God’s Heaven. Sorry for their loss of a beautiful dog.

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Wendy April 18, 2017 at 10:09 am

Oh no – I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Leo. Losing a pet is so difficult and Leo was certainly still a young pup. Thoughts and prayers being sent to all who loved him.

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Sam Lund April 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Mary, thanks for this sweet tribute to our boy. He was amazing, and he loved you. Thanks for all the wonderful love and care you showed him. And thanks to your bloggers for their kind words, prayers and concerns. My heart still aches and everything reminds me of him. Leo was definitely a good gift from the Lord.

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CountryThreads April 18, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Sam – as I look over pictures taken of Leo over the past almost 6 years, my heart breaks for you and for me as well. Loved that Leo!

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Michele April 20, 2017 at 11:48 am

So sorry Sam. Bentley loved playing with Leo.

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MARSHA RANSOM April 19, 2017 at 9:43 am

A quick google search tells me that there can be many causes of kidney failure including ingesting tainted food (poisoned animal?), antifreeze etc. This also popped up, and I remember when this was going on:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/24/us/dog-food-lawsuit/

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CountryThreads April 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Marsha – I remember that, too, and one of my boarders has eaten Beneful her entire life – healthy as can be so I’m unsure about the report.

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