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Old 10-15-2016, 01:15 AM   #1401
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Our friend Charlie went to the vet at 4 pm today to be put down. RIP, sweet Charlie. When we were patting him for the last time on our noon walk, DH managed to step in some Charlie poo. We didn't care, DH wiped it off on another neighbor's lawn.
Sorry about Charlie. Losing furry friends is worse than losing human friends sometimes. ~ Maybe DH could have preserved that Charlie-poo and made a plaque for it to give to Charlie's people. Or not.
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:28 AM   #1402
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Thanks, CG. And I agree, sometimes it does seem worse than losing human people. Didn't want to equate it, but it makes sense to me. Seeing poor Charlie losing so much weight and staring off, after knowing him as such a vital guy was hard. His owners are having a much tougher time.

12 is old for a big dog, and he had hip surgery. He was a sweety. We'll miss him. The walks won't be the same anymore.
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:46 AM   #1403
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It's hard to even read about a loved pet developing the difficulties that come as they get old. I still think often of our Bailey, who passed 10 years ago. He was the sweetest, most loving dog, but had we known we'd have named him Houdini instead of Bailey, because he was an amazingly accomplished and creative escape artist. We had a multi year battle trying to keep him in the 6 x 6 x 16 run while we were at work. Only dog I ever knew who could climb up the wall of a 6 foot kennel and hang there while tearing open a hole in the chain link fabric that I roofed the kennel with to keep him from going over the top. I had to finally triple layer the roof on both ends, and put sheet metal 3 feet high all the way around on the lower walls, double layer chain link on the floor over 3/4" plywood. Ultimately I won the battle, but sometimes I think it was just because he got too old to carry on the war.

He was a shelter adoption - a golden retriever/white German shepherd mix. A beautiful dog and loving friend. We were without a dog for the next 8 years until we adopted Miley 2 years ago this coming January.

Here's a photo of Bailey (so named because my wife thought he was the color of Bailey's Irish Creme.)

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Old 10-15-2016, 02:51 AM   #1404
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Aw, RP, Bailey is beautiful He looks like a real sweetheart

Dawg, I'm sorry about your buddy
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Bailey, beautiful dog, Rick!
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DL, I am so sorry to hear about Charlie. But I agree with PF that he is now at Rainbow Bridge without a care in the world. I know my Joie will be happy to have a new friend. {{{{{Dawgluver}}}}}
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Aww, thanks guys!

Rick, what a beautiful dog was Bailey. So fuzzy and huggable!
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Aww, thanks guys!

Rick, what a beautiful dog was Bailey. So fuzzy and huggable!
He was fuzzy... keeping up with the doghair around the house was an endless chore. Even between cleanings I could go around daily and pick up balls of fur in the corners and crannies along the baseboards. He had a heavy undercoat and loved playing in the snow.

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Rick, I fully sympathize with you! My son had a Saarloose Wolfhound, the other a German Shepherd and I a yellow lab- when my sons had their houses up for sale... guess who babysat. Furball city mama!
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