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Old 03-22-2013, 07:53 PM
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Lost a friend

Our beloved Aussie "Rosa" was put down last night, vets thought it was a brain tumor that would continue to harm her.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:08 PM
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Our beloved Aussie "Rosa" was put down last night, vets thought it was a brain tumor that would continue to harm her.
A lot of us have been in your romeos at least once boss, i doubt that any of us can tell you how it feels though.

You not only lost your best friend but, in your case your co-pilot.

My best to you and Judy.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:08 PM
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Hey man sorry to hear it. I had to do the same with my 16 year old pointer Pilot a few years ago.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:10 PM
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Prayers for your family. My wife thinks i kidding when i say i love my dogs like they are my kids.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:16 PM
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Sorry, man. That's tough. Been there, done that 3 times.

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A Dog’s Purpose According To A 6 Year Old

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?”

The six-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:41 PM
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Well, I personally think its some bull ****!

All dogs get into heaven, but I have to avoid those magazines and websites and what not, for better chances of entry

and then there was that time i fumbled a chocolate ice cream cone onto my dads shirt at a business-related astros baseball game outing....Sunny Boy dug up the flowerbed twice and still got free food afterwards!

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"chin-up mate!", science says its not possible to percieve something negatively and postively at the same milli-second; and at that same milli-second, rosa would like you to be assured happy of the future. Less you not have faith in the great Devine being that brought rosa to you in the first place, the one that knew you would like rosa before you did!

Very Best!

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:58 PM
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safe journey, Rosa
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:15 PM
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Sorry to hear Mikey. Be happy for the time you had with her.
I still tear up thinking of my pup that passed in October. Always will too. Take care.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:52 PM
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I'm sure that Rosa will be here waiting for you and your wife.
God bless you for being such a good friend to Rosa.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:01 PM
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One of the best sayings I ever heard was "The difference between a dog and a man is ... you can count on the dog".

On a slightly different note I guess my daughter inherited my love of dogs as she is now in veterinary school at LSU.
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