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Sad time ahead.

#1 Post by gamekeeper » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:45 am

Shirley and I took her dog Rebel on a one-way trip to the vet this morning, we left him there hoping that we could bring him home later but a phonecall from the vet saying that it's time to say goodbye to the little feller, his kidneys had failed. So RIP Rebel, the little dog with a heart like a lion, I have never known a dog get so excited at the sight of a gun, as soon as I picked one up he knew the hunt was on. If you find any Squirrels up there Rebel give 'em Hell.
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#2 Post by ywaltzucanrknrl » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:59 am

Sorry to hear Gamekeeper. I have a couple that know even before I get the gun out---they know by how I dress. Then when we are out and the safety or hammer clicks, they are all on for it.

Tough deal, I lost three of my best friends the last two years, they are buried under a tree in the yard. Often brings a tear to my eye or a good memory when I walk by it. But there was some light in it, when I lost the one, I gained 14 little ones from her and after a long period of animal husbandry, two stuck with me.

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#3 Post by TedH » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:19 am

The dreaded day for all of us. Sorry for the loss of your friend.
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#4 Post by Jay Bird » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:24 am

My condolences Gamekeeper........just looking at your little buddy brought tears to my eyes..........I have no more words....-6
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#5 Post by M. M. Wright » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:29 am

Oh my how I hate to hear that. So sorry for your loss. Good excuse to get a new puppy though. I got 2 new ones last week. Red Heeler and Corgi mix.
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#6 Post by marlinman93 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:04 pm

Some of the lowest days in our lives have been when we had to have pets put down. They become such a major part of a family, and their loss is tough to explain to non pet owners. Sorry to hear about your little dog.
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#7 Post by OldWin » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:06 pm

So sorry GK. It is never an easy thing. They are such loyal companions and give us so much.
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#8 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:16 pm

It's never easy, they bring such joy to us!
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#9 Post by .45colt » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:28 pm

Always difficult, sorry to hear this., My last one has been gone for years. Shure miss that one taking Me for walks.

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#10 Post by Blaine » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:44 pm

:( :(

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#11 Post by piller » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:56 pm

My condolences. Losing a friend like that is one of the hardest things that there is.
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#12 Post by Old No7 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:36 pm

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My condolences. Losing a friend like that is one of the hardest things that there is.
I agree...

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Sorry to hear John.

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#13 Post by Bronco » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:48 pm

A wave of sorrow just washed over me!

So sorry for the loss of your 4 legged friend :cry:

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#14 Post by Beaker » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:54 pm

It is very tough to lose a loyal and beloved pet. My sincere condolences to you both. :(

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#15 Post by fordwannabe » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:55 pm

Everybody else seems eloquent at a time Ike this but I am always me. THAT SUCKS. Sorry got a tear from the thought. Remember puppies are like great stuff foam! Hides the cracks and there is something in the hole but there is still a hole.
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#16 Post by octagon » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:20 pm

That is hard news friend and I am sorry to hear it. Chin up, perhaps a little road trip together might help relieve your sadness a bit.

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#17 Post by Pitchy » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:30 pm

Sorry for your lose pard, i`m feeling the heart break with ya bro. :(
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#18 Post by AJMD429 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:38 pm

What moves me is the times when it is the other way around - when the dog has to grieve the 'owner' passing.... That is what proves that there IS a deep emotional bond, and it IS two-way, even though the canine is just an 'animal'.... :|
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#19 Post by lthardman » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:51 pm

So very sorry for your loss, gamekeeper. I have experienced that loss four times so far, and I know I'm not far from the fifth. I have no words of comfort, only understanding and empathy.
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#20 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:14 pm

I have been to this very hard place more times than I care to remember, and it always leaves me crushed. So sorry my friend.

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#21 Post by Rusty » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:06 pm

Sorry to hear that Gamekeeper. Hold close to what you have left.
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#22 Post by gamekeeper » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:07 am

Thank you guys for all the sentiments, it helps sometimes to spread the load and to realise you're not on your own, Shirley thanks you all too.
I sure do miss the little bugger. :(
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#23 Post by 3leggedturtle » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:02 am

You have my sympathy. I sure miss my dog, after 20 years the thought of him still puts a smile on my face. Todd
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#24 Post by piller » Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:53 pm

Right now, I have our old Chihuahua on my lap. She likes PillHer, but I belong to her. I sit down and here she comes. She is old, but I don't know how old. She was given to us when she got too old to have any more puppies. The Irish Terrier is sitting about 3 feet away just watching me. Dogs are each one an individual. When our son was 4 years old, we got him a puppy. We let the two of them pick each other out at the pound. She is the only dog so far whom I have done the honor of burying in the back yard. Losing her hurt the most. We have moved forward, but she will never be forgotten. On some dark nights I still see her standing guard out there. The other dogs shut up and go back to sleep when they see her. The neighbor's pit bull whines and runs away when she is there.
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#25 Post by bikerbeans » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:16 pm

Loosing a dog is the hardest thing I have experienced. Nothing I can say will make you feel better, the passing of time is the only thing that helps.

I will be in the same boat with you soon. I have a 19 year old mostly blind and deaf curr sleeping on the couch with me. I have three other dogs, the youngest is 10 years old. I dread the days to come when they finally pass.

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#26 Post by Tycer » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:21 pm

Travel well Rebel. Godspeed. Thanks for making our world a better place! Heal well GK, you and yours.
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#27 Post by gcs » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:10 am

Sorry for your loss, It's hard to lose your companion...It's been some years now that I had to put my Border Collie down, She was a rescue, spent every waking second with me and was the toughest farm dog I've ever seen. Thinking about "super dog" still brings tears to my eyes, and I'm not a touchie feelie guy...

I'd like to think my wife will miss me that much,,,, 8)

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#28 Post by Rube Burrows » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:44 am

Sorry for your loss. Never an easy thing saying goodbye to a great friend and family member.

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#29 Post by Ysabel Kid » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:41 pm

I'm really sorry to hear this John - and sorry I was away so long and missed this. :cry:
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