Stanley was adopted by the Gaines’ in Okinawa Japan after being an adjunct member of the family for some time as a stray. Stanley relocated to Texas in 1999 with our family and other two dogs Shiro and Kuma. Stanley loved walking (seeing his Cat friend Murray), looking out the window (standing guard), and Dairy Queen ice cream cones (a few licks anyway). In November 2007 Stan began having back and neck problems. In the X-rays on his back we discovered a mass on his spleen. He had his spleen removed on 2 Jan 08 and recovered nicely. Then during the course of treating his back/neck condition he developed a serious unknown illness similar to autoimmune disease. He nearly died on 9 Feb 08, but was saved by a blood transfusion. Stan rebounded well, and we were able to spend seven happy, normal days together before he succumbed to his illness at 11:15 p.m., 17 February 2008. His passing is very difficult for us because we thought he was about 12-13 years old and would be with us for at least 2-3 more years. Stanley left us with many happy memories of healthier times and we cherish the time Stanley was a member of our family. Thanks to all the wonderful veterinary doctors and staff that cared for Stanley and the many family and friends that supported us with lots of love. We are sure Stan, Shiro, and Kuma are now reunited and all will be waiting for us at Rainbow Bridge.
Mom & Dad
All Paws Great and Small Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX