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Blog entry by Darell posted 12-24-2011 11:33 AM 4400 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This probably isn’t the proper place to post this but I didn’t feel it belonged in the non shop talk forum with all the political BS.

My little buddy Max, the long eared guy on my lap in my avatar, passed from this life about 1:30 am CST. Max had suffered a stroke in late October and had been in declining health since then. Late last night he suffered a series of 5 massive seizures, the last in the parking lot of the Emergency Vets office at 12:30 this morning. The vet stabilized him with a valium IV but knowing what he’s been going through the past few weeks my wife and I finally came to the realization that it was time to let him go. Max wasn’t really what you would call a shop dog but he was my walking buddy 5 days a week and the best little buddy I’ve ever had. He will be sorely missed.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.



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Nighthawk

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#1 posted 12-24-2011 11:39 AM

They do become part of the family… Sorry to hear… :-(

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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firehouse

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#2 posted 12-24-2011 12:02 PM

sorry to hear about max, from my dog duke———————————————firehouse

-- duke 66 ocala fl.

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Sanman

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#3 posted 12-24-2011 12:04 PM

Sorry for your loss Darell.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#4 posted 12-24-2011 01:05 PM

I feel your pain. I think we all have had a buddy like this leave us at one time or another. It is never easy. Hang in there, there will be brighter days ahead. Sorry for your loss.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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ellen35

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#5 posted 12-24-2011 01:58 PM

Sorry for your loss… they are family to us all… difficult but knowing he is not suffering is reassuring.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 12-24-2011 03:42 PM

I’m very sorry for your lose.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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lew

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#7 posted 12-24-2011 03:58 PM

Darell,
Mimi and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. These little “fur persons” come into our lives and bring so much comfort and joy. It is so painful when we have to let them go but you know it was the right thing to do.
Lew and Mimi

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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chrisstef

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#8 posted 12-24-2011 04:23 PM

Im very sorry to hear about the loss of your little buddy.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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ShaneA

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#9 posted 12-24-2011 04:39 PM

Sorry to hear it, they are part of our lives.

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Eric in central Florida

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#10 posted 12-24-2011 04:45 PM

Sorry to hear about Max Darell.
Our dog was as much a part of our family as anyone else.
I believe they are up there running around waiting for us.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#11 posted 12-24-2011 04:50 PM

I love beagles, and am so sorry.

I often say that … I have family members that I’d rather lose, than to lose a dog.

RIP, Max.

-- -- Neil

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Joe Watson

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#12 posted 12-24-2011 05:46 PM

I am sorry to hear that Darrel, I know you have fond memorys of the little guy. You talk of him often I can only imagine what he meant to you and your family. We do gain a closeness to them, they are part of our family.

RIP max

-- Got Wood?

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Tokolosi

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#13 posted 12-24-2011 06:01 PM

Very sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories of him and he will always be there with you when you need him.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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TimmyP

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#14 posted 12-24-2011 09:22 PM

My condolences. I had to put my ten-year-old St. Bernard down earlier this year…it still hurts.

Tim

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#15 posted 12-24-2011 10:22 PM

Our little friends become a part of us…and a part of the “pack” (family). My condolences on your loss…I know the empty hole that is left behind. These little wonders bring us so much for so little. Whatever you believe, I bet there is a wonderful place for them after this life…How could there not be for these wonderful companions that contribute so much love to this world.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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