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    Re: What kind of Dogs to TEX owners have?
    Reply #230 on: August 06, 2021, 07:49:19 am
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    That's tough JG_XRT. Dogs just don't seem to complain about pain till the very end either, it is like they are living for you until they just can't anymore.

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    Re: What kind of Dogs to TEX owners have?
    Reply #231 on: August 06, 2021, 04:32:04 pm
    August 06, 2021, 04:32:04 pm
    We said goodbye to our adopted Aussie / Border Collie cross Roxy in January. She was about 16. Our vet describes dogs as being very "stoic". Her kidneys were failing and we knew it was time when she stopped eating. The vet is out in the country. It was a blustery, wet day. They had prepared a space for us under cover (COVID). It was late in the afternoon. Just as we said our goodbyes the setting sun broke through the clouds on the horizon, lighting them up in pink and orange.

    As Will Rogers observed, "If there are no dogs in heaven, then I want to go where they went."
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    Re: What kind of Dogs to TEX owners have?
    Reply #232 on: August 06, 2021, 09:43:53 pm
    August 06, 2021, 09:43:53 pm
    Thank you all for your sympathy.

    Captain- you have my condolences for your loss, and my thanks for the poem.  That helps a bit.  Denise really liked it as well.

    I spoke with the surgeon just before Sully passed, and she was of the opinion that he had not been in any pain, so I am thankful for that.  If he was in pain, he did not let us know it.

    I had taken this week off of work to be home with him and take care of him, and that just makes it harder.

    When we went back to the vet to pay the bill the next day, I lost it when they pulled his wagon around for us and he wasn't in it.

    I really expected him home, at least for a few more months.

    It's raining here now.  Sully hated the rain and would refuse to go outside if was even a light sprinkle.  I'd like to think he is looking down on me somewhere, laughing and trying to tell me "I don't have to go out in that stuff anymore, Poppa!"

    Anyway, thank you all for listening.   I tend to keep to myself, and with Denise at work (this has been very hard on her; Sully was her dog and he would curl up in her lap at night and snore away while they watched TV) and this is really the only place I have to vent or get this off my chest.  It's helped, and I thank you all very much.
    So many roads, so little time.

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    Re: What kind of Dogs to TEX owners have?
    Reply #233 on: August 15, 2021, 04:40:16 am
    August 15, 2021, 04:40:16 am
    Of course a couple of British dogs, Yorkshire Terriers.

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    Re: What kind of Dogs to TEX owners have?
    Reply #234 on: October 03, 2022, 04:49:35 pm
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    RIP Emma May 29th, 2010 to October 1st, 2022.

    Far too soon after we lost her brother Sully last year, we had to have our beloved basset hound (and first dog together) put to rest due to a recurring cancer that had spread.

    Emma (or Ems, Emma Lou, Big Ems or Smoocher) was one of a kind and a wonderful companion for us for more that 10 years.  We got her from someone who (incomprehensibly to us) didn't want her when she was 2 years old.  She quickly became the center of the family and the boss of the house.

    She would often look at me while I was sitting on the couch, give me the stink eye and a quick bark to let me know that I should not be sitting where I was.  As soon as I moved for her, she'd proceed to another part of the couch (not where where I'd just been sitting)- she didn't want my spot.  She just wanted to let me know who was boss around here.

    I've never met a dog who wanted their belly scratched more than Emma.  And she'd make sure you knew it was time for scratches, and we were always happy to oblige.

    My wife and I work odd hours, and rarely see each other during the week, except maybe in passing here or there, so Emma was the the one I said goodbye to every morning before work, and she was the first to greet me at the door when I got home.  She was my daily dinner and snack companion- it is going to feel very weird eating alone.

    She was a wonderful friend and companion to us for many a long year, and yet not long enough.

    I hope you are resting in the sun some where, Big Ems.
    So many roads, so little time.

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    Re: What kind of Dogs to TEX owners have?
    Reply #235 on: October 04, 2022, 05:04:39 am
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    I have a boxer engine

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    Re: What kind of Dogs to TEX owners have?
    Reply #236 on: October 04, 2022, 07:46:54 am
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    Before and after beach shots of my lot. 3 working Cockers and a Retriever Collie cross.



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    Re: What kind of Dogs to TEX owners have?
    Reply #237 on: October 04, 2022, 12:01:36 pm
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    Here's Lady, border collie.

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    Re: What kind of Dogs to TEX owners have?
    Reply #238 on: October 04, 2022, 02:05:01 pm
    October 04, 2022, 02:05:01 pm
    Another great looking bunch of dogs! I love this thread. Something about seeing people's pets makes them seem more like friends or that you have a type of bond with them. It is hard to read stories like JG's though. It's always tough to lose a dog. They are definitely God's special gifts to us. I'm guessing there will soon be a post with a new puppy or rescue dog from Michigan... :164:
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    Re: What kind of Dogs to TEX owners have?
    Reply #239 on: October 05, 2022, 02:20:21 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Jon [+]
    Another great looking bunch of dogs! I love this thread. Something about seeing people's pets makes them seem more like friends or that you have a type of bond with them. It is hard to read stories like JG's though. It's always tough to lose a dog. They are definitely God's special gifts to us. I'm guessing there will soon be a post with a new puppy or rescue dog from Michigan... :164:

    I agree- a great looking bunch of dogs.

    Another dog is a long way off for us, but we will have another rescue or two someday.
    So many roads, so little time.