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Man's Best Friend

Postby Solina Dave » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:40 pm



Today was a real sad day for me. I had to put my dog Chester (AKA. Chuck) down. I think he might have had a stroke. At any rate I felt that it was the best idea considering his condition. He was just over 15 years old, and I'd had him since he was 8 weeks old. He was a Standard Schnauzer. We spent a lot of great times together, and he never once demanded anything from me. I'm really going to miss him, until the day that I see him again.

Thanks for reading this everyone............I loved that dog!.............Dave


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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:06 am

I'm really sad to hear what had happened to both of you.
Dogs are really your best friends. If you listen to them they can speak. Not with words but with their actions.
I look at my friends and know that I'll out live them. It will be a very sad day when I have to say "I'll see you later."
Again I'm really sorry.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby RFW&LMW » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:20 am

Remember the good times.

From Brighton Ont.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:53 am

They always leave us too soon.

Nero, my Scottish Deerhound, lost at age 7, bone cancer:
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Melly, my rescue Greyhound, lost at age 14, stroke:
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:59 am

Yeah, I don't think I can handle them passing anymore. I don't think I'll get replacements anymore when they go. That's my plan for now.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby themainviking » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:24 am

We lost three in one year. Decided no more puppies for us. Occasionally we almost relent when we see a Golden, or a really cute Shih Tzu, but so far we have remained strong and relatively pain free. Losing these friends is really hard on the heart. Sorry for your pain. I now pet my neighbors dogs and then send them home, just like grand children, :lol:
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:12 pm

And here I thought there were more dog lovers out there.
At the very least someone could offer on how to hande the loss.
Very disappointed. :(

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:20 pm

c5cruiser wrote:And here I thought there were more dog lovers out there.
At the very least someone could offer on how to hande the loss.
Very disappointed. :(


I wish I could offer advice. But like loss of any kind, everyone is going to handle it differently. It's just like losing a member of the family, you go through the normal grief stages. In my case, with Nero I had a long time to get used to it. Melly went quickly (stroke) and I was not ready. I pushed that down inside me but it came out weeks later.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:24 pm

Hey WingAdmin
That happened with my aunt. I was fine. 2 months later it hit me and I broke down.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby Happytrails » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:20 pm

Sorry you lost a good friend. We are lucky to have them only for a brief time and there love is unconditional. I've had my bichon since he was 8wks old and he is still going. He is nearing 16yrs old. I couldn't ask for a better friend.



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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby Mh434 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:36 pm

Dave, I feel for you, and I'm deeply sorry for your loss. The pain of losing a family member like that is agony.

As it happens, the pain is very fresh in my mind. Just two weeks ago, our beloved little girl Echo disappeared from her dog sitter while we were in Mexico for a week. She NEVER wandered off before, and she always came when she was called. The dog sitter loved Echo without reservation, and Echo felt the same about her. Even so, when the sitter called to her, she just paused at the edge of the wilderness, looked back for a long moment, then walked off into the forest. Despite many searchers, some even using FLIR cameras, not a single trace has been found. She had congestive heart disease, but was doing well on her meds. Unfortunately, the area she disappeared in is rugged, and borders on the open Pacific.

We rescued her as a puppy in 2002, she was a joy every single day of her life, and there's a gaping hole in our lives where she used to be. We don't even have her collar to remember her by, so my wife plans on planting a small tree in Echo's honor.

Rest in Peace, Echo.
Rest in Peace, Echo.


We share your grief and your sorrow, Dave. At least, as with Echo, their pain is at an end. Yours, I'm sorry to say, will go on for some time. I hope that, one day, only the happy memories will remain.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:33 pm

Happytrails wrote:Sorry you lost a good friend. We are lucky to have them only for a brief time and there love is unconditional. I've had my bichon since he was 8wks old and he is still going. He is nearing 16yrs old. I couldn't ask for a better friend.

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And they're the best friend we could ask for. They never judge. They're just always there for us.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby Breakdancer » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:39 pm

He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself.

He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.

His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever—in case I need him. And I expect I will—as I always have. He is just my dog.

....Almost every dog that has ever owned me has been a rescue dog. And there has been a lot. Lucky me, but yes, so sad when they leave us. Brittanys and labs mostly.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby Breakdancer » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:54 pm

Sorry, forgot to say that was written by Gene Hill. Gene knew about a dogs unconditional love, and could put it in words. :D
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby Solina Dave » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:53 am

Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts and comments. I'm getting a bit more used to the fact that he's gone for now. I know that I'll have him in my mind, and in my heart forever. I'm a bit of a realist when it comes to matters of life and death, so that helps.
I contacted the breeder to let her know what had happened. I'd contacted her once or twice throughout Chester's life, and even knowing that to her it was mainly just a business transaction, I thought she might be interested. I always had the impression that the entire process had a much deeper, and a much more sensitive side to it. She was always very nice, and this is a quote from her that I don't think I really thought about until she said it. "Even when they live a good long life, it never seems long enough."

Thanks again.......................................Dave
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Postby RFW&LMW » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:11 pm

Hopefully riding will help fill the void, come on spring!

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