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« Reply #120 on: February 10, 2009, 05:51:47 PM »

Unfortunately we had to take are boy in yesterday to have him put to sleep. It was a very traumatic experience, we loved him so much.

He had been getting weaker for the last year, loosing all the muscle mass at his hips and his back.  For the last week he was unable to control his bladder through the night, then finally that turned into him leaking all the time.

He was on several med's for his pain but he just didn't have the strength to get up anymore without help.  He could make the two stairs to go in and out once he was up.  And he would try his best to be spunky, grab his bone a swing his head back and forth while trying to do his little dance.  But alas, we had to do what was best for him and relieve him of the pain he so valiantly tried to tuff out.

Rest in Peace my buddy Rambo.

Here are a couple pictures of him last 4th of July.


Roger,

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dog. He looked like such a sweetie. Just reading your post brought tears to my eyes. Take good care.

Lynda
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« Reply #121 on: February 10, 2009, 05:55:41 PM »

Randy,

I am very sorry for the loss of your Sweetie. I know how rough it is to go through that process. I am dreading when it happens to my Bo. I only hope it will be many years yet. He turned three on Christmas day.
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« Reply #122 on: February 10, 2009, 06:11:51 PM »

Roger, and Lynda and Danny and all, Thanks for the words.  Danny, just let Gump know you love him. Dogs are great, and are what make us civilzed people, I believe.

Sweetie The Dog was one of a litter of eight puppies, free to good home. The mother was a pure bred dalmation which the owner had wanted to breed for registered pups, but a neighbor's lab mix made it over the fence first to father the litter. When the woman who advertised the free puppies opened the pen gate, all the puppies made a dive for the mother dog except one pup who ran out the gate and around my legs. That was Sweetie, she chose me, not the other way around. The good stories just go on and on. But Sweetie travelled with me for a number of years while I was shooting competition matches on weekends, And she stayed under my chair in my office while I worked during the week. Sweetie would sit next to me when I played guitar at open mics and at jams. She was almost 15 years old, and had been in increasingly bad health for several years, the worst problem of which was her rear legs becoming weak to the point where she couldn't walk. Her spirit was still good thru all this though. But it was time to end the ordeal that life had become for her.

I got a new pup Strength 4 years ago, which Sweetie helped pick out from another litter of free-to-good-home puppies.

Here are the two of them in the front yard about 3 years ago.


Strength  laying down and Sweetie standing.

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« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2009, 06:18:00 PM »

Here's Sweetie the dog in the middle of a jam session, laying on the carpet at my feet. I'm the one with the yellow Guild hat on playing an LV10K.



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« Reply #124 on: February 11, 2009, 06:47:52 AM »

You sure picked the right name for her.   
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« Reply #125 on: February 12, 2009, 04:34:11 AM »

My Chihuahua after Thanksgiving dinner.....
"ohhhhhh......ohhhhhh............I think I ate too much"

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« Reply #126 on: February 12, 2009, 04:42:48 AM »

My Chihuahua after Thanksgiving dinner.....
"ohhhhhh......ohhhhhh............I think I ate too much"
Does yer dog have a name?
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« Reply #127 on: February 14, 2009, 05:42:52 PM »

Sorry to all that lost friends recently. It sucks. I've had to do it a few times in the past & it's terrible. I guess the only thing that helps is thinking about the good times shared. Again, my condolences.
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« Reply #128 on: February 15, 2009, 07:53:35 AM »

Does yer dog have a name?

Oh...sorry  bigrin Her name's 'Baby', and she certainly gets treated like one. Spoiled rotten.
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« Reply #129 on: February 15, 2009, 03:50:39 PM »

Had to post this. My husband is an avid runner and having come back from running 17km he was running an epsom salts bath and went to do something else. He comes back to the bathroom and our dog Bo was standing in his bath. It was just too funny.
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« Reply #130 on: February 15, 2009, 03:58:49 PM »

Lynda, that must have been hilarious. Did you get a picture?
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« Reply #131 on: February 15, 2009, 04:01:57 PM »

Lynda, that must have been hilarious. Did you get a picture?
Roger,

No, we didn't get a picture unfortunately. He just made the assumption that when the water is running and they'res no human in the tub, that it's time for a bath.
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« Reply #132 on: February 15, 2009, 04:23:49 PM »


Introducing Marty.  Santa brought him for my boys about 3 years ago.  My oldest son had named him prior to his arrival and when he saw him he said, "Hello Marty, welcome to our home"



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« Reply #133 on: February 15, 2009, 06:20:37 PM »

What a sweety.
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« Reply #134 on: February 15, 2009, 08:04:12 PM »

Roger,

No, we didn't get a picture unfortunately. He just made the assumption that when the water is running and they'res no human in the tub, that it's time for a bath.

My dog hides under the bed if anyone says the dreaded "B" word  rolleye
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« Reply #135 on: February 15, 2009, 09:00:41 PM »

My dog hides under the bed if anyone says the dreaded "B" word  rolleye

We don't use the B word, we generally spell it.
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« Reply #136 on: February 15, 2009, 09:12:02 PM »

speaking of dog baths. In the process of working thru skin and hair problems with a dog, I discovered a medicated shampoo that seems far superior to many others I tried, and i tried many. Specifically KetoChlor which contains both an anti-fungal and antiseptic. It requires a prescription, but its worth the trouble if your dog needs it.
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« Reply #137 on: February 15, 2009, 09:23:00 PM »

   I also found something EXTREMELY helpful if you dog ever breaks out with mange. My old dog Gump did last summer do to his immune system being low (all dogs have mange on them, but healthy ones resist it).  I found a bath technique that cured him. He is doing very well now. But he really looked bad for a few months. Lost lots of hair etc. Now all his hair is filled out and he is very spry, all things considered.
         If anyone needs this recipe I'll post it later.  Danny
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« Reply #138 on: February 15, 2009, 09:43:48 PM »

We don't use the B word, we generally spell it.

We have to do that with the 'C' word.....'c-h-i-c-k-e-n'. If we say it out loud she thinks it's dinnertime and gets all excited. Also the 'W' word....'w-a-l-k'. If we make the mistake of saying that out loud, we are then obligated to, whether we want to or not 
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« Reply #139 on: February 15, 2009, 10:25:26 PM »

My Pups

Misty in the foreground with her friend Chesie behind.




Ansel doing his favorite thing




Misty doling out instructions




Everything is in order



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