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Hi Friends!

by mot
posted 08-04-2009 05:44 PM

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#1 posted 08-04-2009 05:57 PM

Mot -

So good to see you back after a long absence. My regrets regarding Laser. It is always hard to loose a good friend.

Knowing you his casket will be a work of art fit for a King.

Best Regards,


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#2 posted 08-04-2009 05:57 PM

Good luck Tom … sorry to hear about your loss … enjoy your time in the shop.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 06:00 PM

Inmho I would just enjoy what time you have with him and take as many photo’s as possible if you can.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 06:10 PM

Sorry about Laser, Tom.

We know how you feel.

We had a Golden Cocker Spaniel for 19 years, & they get to be one of your family.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 08-04-2009 06:11 PM

the memories that those eyes hold.
It is a difficult time, for sure.

Sounds like your wood choices will capture the colour of his fur.

Take your time with this process and keep the kleenex handy!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 08-04-2009 06:24 PM

so sorry to hear about your pal..your doing a very kind jesture , hold on to memories…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 08-04-2009 06:30 PM

Good to see you Tom, only wish there were better news. There’s nothing like an old friend and having lost a couple like Laser I can only express my regrets. I’m sure whatever you make will be worthy of such a companion and I’ll be looking forward to your tribute.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 08-04-2009 06:34 PM

We lost our dog about 4 years ago and it was and it’s still is tough.
I think I know what you must be going through and I want to extend my sympathy’s to you and you family.
If you can provide for a new dog during holidays and the like I would suggest you focus on that once you have given your pal all the comfort you can.



-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#9 posted 08-04-2009 06:50 PM

Tom: I’m sorry for the loss your suffering. I’m glad that you are going to use your skills is making something that will show your love for him.

Take care friend and come back often.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 08-04-2009 07:00 PM

Tom, I am sorry for the loss of Laser. This is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions that you will ever have to make but despite the pain of losing him you are doing what is best for him. We lost our chocolate lab exactly 2 years ago this month. It is hard, initially to lose them, but I would not trade the lifetime of memories and love that they leave behind to avoid the pain of making this decision.

Great idea on the box. I have planned something similar but simply have not gotten around to it yet. I will be looking forward to seeing a post on yours as an inspiration.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 08-04-2009 07:49 PM

Thanks folks. It’s a somber day. I hope I can come up with something decent, but in looking at the amazing boxes on LJ, I think I’ll find a good match for sure!


-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#12 posted 08-04-2009 07:52 PM

Tom, I am sorry about Laser. My 7 year old golden retriever has cancer and I’m not looking forward to the day that is coming. We have to cherish every moment of every day with our frends.

-- He who hesitates is lost...

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#13 posted 08-04-2009 08:04 PM


I am certain Laser would approve of what you make. Our hearts go out to you. We know what you are feeling.

Lew and Mimi

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

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#14 posted 08-04-2009 08:25 PM

I can certainly feel your pain….we all care deeply for our companions….mine follows me everywhere I go…and she loves to lay on the spot I fixed up for her in the shop and watch me work….you can’t measure the love and friendship you get from a pet….and the void you have when they are gone.

My deepest sympathy for your loss…

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

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#15 posted 08-04-2009 09:31 PM inlay siloette (sp) of a man and his friend…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#16 posted 08-04-2009 10:10 PM

Hey old buddy. So darn sorry about Laser. I’ve got a Black Lab and it was my Wife’s dog, but with her working and me being home with Tar he’s gotten so he sleeps with me and just knows when I don’t feel well and will come up and lay his head on my knee. Anyone that says animals are dumb just are dumb themselves. You know Tom as good as you are on the Lathe I’m surprised you’re not making him a nice box on that. With some nice spalted maple or birdseye. As long as he’s being cremated you could even make a lid with a seal. Just a suggestion bud. Sorry again. Stay in touch, we miss you around here, hell, I miss you around here. Mike ps, this is my new grandson Logan. Cool huh?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#17 posted 08-04-2009 11:14 PM

Mot…..............bummer about ole Laser. Pick a good spot for the boy and put in something he loved to track down, we know your work will reflect your caring.

With mixed emotions, it was great to see “mot” pop up….........Neil

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#18 posted 08-04-2009 11:34 PM

It is hard to loose an old friend. I have lost a couple of dogs over the years and it is a sad time fo awhile.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#19 posted 08-04-2009 11:57 PM

Hey Tom, sorry about your loss.

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#20 posted 08-05-2009 05:22 AM

Hey Tom nice to see you back on LJs but sorry for your loss. I just lost a 16 year old lap dog couple months ago and I never dreamed it would be such a big hole in my life. My heart goes out to you.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#21 posted 08-05-2009 05:36 AM

Sorry for loss, we know how it is to lose your best friend,
Jim, KY

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#22 posted 08-05-2009 02:25 PM

Hi Tom;

While it’s always good to hear from you, in this instance, I would prefer that Laser was fine, and there was no need to write.

I lost one of my dogs a while back, and all the macho stuff went right out the window.

Well, one way of getting over the loss of a friend, is to get a new one. They seem to have a way of making the loss easier.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#23 posted 08-07-2009 01:53 PM

Thanks guys. I thought about a new dog. I’ll wait a month or so to see how the family does. I loved that old pooch, but sitting around telling stories and laughing with my dad, this dog was really a pain in the neck. LOL…not really, but anyone who has a big dog knows what I mean. We’ll see. From the bad comes the good however, as I’m back in the shop.


-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#24 posted 08-07-2009 01:56 PM

Great to hear! Your words and talent are much needed…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#25 posted 08-07-2009 02:11 PM

Good to see you back on here…
I always find myself becoming wrapped up in other peoples animals. I guess I just love animals allot especially dogs. My whole life I have always disobeyed my mother and would pet strange dogs…still do. I love all my friends and family’s animals as if they were my own. It never fails to break my heart when I hear of someones dog passing. I know how much I love my dog, so I can feel your pain. I hosted a blog on here about a year ago asking people to post pictures of their pets..I remember you posted that exact picture. Dogs are wonderful, amazing, loyal friends that just don’t live long enough. You love them and spoil them like your children, and when they pass it hurts just as much. All I can say is just try and remember all they joy and happiness he brought everyones lives he touched…and slobbered on! When my golden dreams, she yips happily, and her paws move as if she is running through a beautiful field on a sunny day..I like to think if there is a dog heaven thats what it would be like….and Laser is running through that field right now.


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#26 posted 08-07-2009 02:36 PM

sorry for your loss ,
i lost my ghost
over a year ago ,
and still pray for him .
he wandered into my life from the forest ,
and showed me how to live and love everyday .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#27 posted 08-08-2009 11:42 PM

What a beautiful dog Iam so sorry for you loss.

-- Billp

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#28 posted 08-09-2009 04:11 AM

Sorry for you loss Tom

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#29 posted 08-09-2009 05:10 AM

Tom, I’m 4 days late seeing this. I’m sorry for your loss, and I hope you are doing okay.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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