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Gerald Thompson

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09-23-2014 01:06 AM

After around 15 years as a family member, we had to have our Samoyed , Kokie, put down. He may of had some more time left but it would have been for us not him. My wife and I are over the tears, now the house is empty.
He helped raise three grandchildren and was the best dog in the world….for us. Dogs tailor themselves to fit the family then they finish it by training you.
I wish I had his patience and forgiving ability.

-- Jerry

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#1 posted 09-23-2014 01:31 AM

Jerry, I lost my Peggy Sue after 18 years having her with me 24/7 so I feel your pain. I found another rescue a month later and she has been a big comfort. I don’t understand the mind set that “I will never have another dog” that some people have. Betty Lou is trying really hard to be a great dog and I wouldn’t part with her!
Hope you find another one to help fill the hole in your lives.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 09-23-2014 04:57 AM

I just had to put down my English Springer Tess last week. She was fifteen and just not eating anymore. I took her out to the desert and put her down myself, didn’t think it should be done any other way.
Sorry you both lost your friends.

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#3 posted 09-23-2014 06:02 AM

We lost our Zoie after 18 years a couple of years ago this coming December.
She lived in our home longer than our two sons, and is still missed.
We just this last spring got to the point we adopted another rescue, a Shiatsu named Rocky.

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#4 posted 09-23-2014 04:23 PM

It is a tough decision to make. We have a 16 year old miniature dachshund that struggles and has some health issues. She still seems happy even though she is partially blind, can not hear and has arthritis. However, this morning I saw her walking around and then rolling on one of her toys. I know that within the next year we will be faced with some choices.

Now that I think about it, my sight is OK my sight is so so, and I have arthritis and replacement joints. I wonder what my wife is thinking.

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Gerald Thompson

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#5 posted 09-23-2014 04:36 PM

Don’t drag yourself on the carpet!

-- Jerry

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#6 posted 09-23-2014 09:24 PM

I love my dogs, they are good friends til the end; that part is never easy. I walk the forests and beaches with them as much as toss the stick. They demand little, and always have a wag of a tail for me. The next doesn’t replace the previous, but it helps; sooner or later they work their way into my heart. A person can have many dogs and never have two of the same. I’ll have a dog or two until I am dead myself; they often mean more to me than most people.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#7 posted 09-24-2014 02:16 AM

So sorry to hear this. I lost my Toby, a rescue lab mix, on Jan 20 of this year and it still hurts every day. As hard as losing him is, I am happier that I came home to find he had passed during the day, than having to make that decision for him. Toby was about 11. Now one of my Moms dogs is nearing the end, so the emotions are running high again.

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#8 posted 09-24-2014 03:44 AM

Sorry about your dog Gerald. My dog Bucky is a beagle mix. He’s close to 15 and going down hill quick. He’s with me all day, everyday. I am with him more than any person, being half-ass laid up myself for the last few years. He lays in the shop in the overhead door opening on his pillow waiting for someone to come up the drive. He never barks at all unless someone comes around he doesn’t know. He doesn’t want to stay out much anymore and goes inside to sleep. He’s a super good dog. I had my last dog Studley, 15 years. He loved the river and on the day he died, he went wading out in the water and came out and laid down next to me and died a few minutes later. I get it.

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