Zanny the Rottie gone to rainbow Bridge

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 Very sorry to have to tell everyone that "Zanny Boy"  Zanzibar the beautiful sweetest doggie passed away at age 9 due to invasive lung cancer. We are very sad as we lived in his guesthouse for 5 years and dog sat him and his big sister Kenya the Rhodesian quite often. Of course his human mommie did all she could and is devastated.

Have fun with the others at Rainbow Bridge sweet handsome wiggly bunny-like Zanzi

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Aww Julia.. I am so sorry. I know how much you loved this guy.

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I know I posted before but I can't say it enough I am soooo sorry I know the pain all too well, tell us more about Zanny and post pics if it will help you to deal with his loss, I know sharing Ben's stories still helps me to deal.....

Again so sorry :(( the heart just keeps breaking it seems so many losses this year already.....lots of rotties have passed on in the past 3 months and I never stop having my heart drop when I see these loss posts.....know that all our guys at the Bridge welcomed Zanny, I will tell Ben to be extra nice to him

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Thanks for your kind words Tal and Kate,

My friend and her son are so sad and he was not even here when Zanzi had to go because of being away at college/ mid terms. My friend wanted so badly for Zanzi to be able to make it just one week until Sasha came home for break.

She says he is her last doggie for awhile but I know this is almost impossible for her, because all of her adult life, she has always had at least 2 large dogs by her side. When we met she had Kenya the Rhodesian queen and an absolutely gorgeous male rottie named Bo who had fallen in love with her on a visit, then when he got home he was pining just terribly, so his breeders gave him to my friend.

They got Zanzi about 10 days before Bo died of a strange bleeding disorder, Zanny Boy was just a gangly runty pup and would never be so large, beautiful and huge doe eyed as his cousin Bo, but his boundless love for everyone and life was his beauty. 

Zanzi had 3 big difficulties in his life: he was bitten by a baby rattler and almost died; he was neutered at 3 1/2, and was quite sad and confused about it; and his Queen, doggie Mama Kenya died. All three times I helped take care of him and cheer him up. His human mommie Azmina really relied on him all his life as she was going thru a messy long lasting divorce nd maybe poor Zanzi just soaked up some of the badness in her personal situation unto himself, they are sensitive, aren't they..... He sure was her rock of Gibraltar.

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oh it's so hard, give them my heartfelt sympathies and when she gets another dog do let us know and post pics!!!! once you have had a house full of big dogs its a void that is so loud and has to be filled....so I know she will have to get another big boy......at some point.....let us know