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Sorry, another one of THOSE threads. RIP Max.

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I've been down in Myrtle Beach with a bunch of guys for the last week. While I was down there having a great time, I guess my wife was having to deal with the failing health of our faithful beagle Max. She didn't even tell me for the first couple of days 'cause she didn't want to spoil my trip. For 2 days he could barely move. After blood tests on the second trip to the vet it was decided that he had complete kidney shutdown. She finally called me and asked what she should do, even though she knew the answer.  frown.gif



 



RIP Max. I hope you're chasing rabbits and squirrels today without a care in the world.  I'm sure we'll eventually get over the extreme sadness we now feel. And remember all the great times we shared. But today there's a huge hole in my heart. frown.giffrown.gif



 



 




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Sorry to hear this...breaks my heart, those furry little bastages burrow so deeply into our lives...it's a blessing and a curse...mostly a blessing, but the curse part always hurts for a while :(

 

TimS

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THE POWER OF THE DOG

 

Rudyard Kipling

 

 

There is sorrow enough in the natural way

From men and women to fill our day;

But when we are certain of sorrow in store,

Why do we always arrange for more?

Brothers and sisters I bid you beware

Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy

Love unflinching that cannot lie--

Perfect passion and worship fed

By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.

Nevertheless it is hardly fair

To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

 

When the fourteen years that nature permits

Are closing in asthma or tumors or fits

And the vet's unspoken prescription runs

To lethal chambers, or loaded guns.

Then you will find--its your own affair

But--you've given your heart to a dog to tear.

 

When the body that lived at your single will

When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)

When the spirit that answered your every mood

Is gone--wherever it goes--for good,

You still discover how much you care

And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

 

We've sorrow enough in the natural way

When it comes to burying Christian clay.

Our loves are not given, but only lent,

At compound interest of cent per cent.

Though it is not always the case, I believe,

That the longer we've kept 'em the more do we grieve;

For when debts are payable, right or wrong,

A short time loan is as bad as a long--

So why in Heaven (before we are there)

Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

 

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Thanks guys. That video was from a couple of years ago when my wife went for a walk without him. He howled for the whole hour she was gone.



 



I'm beating myself up pretty bad for not being there when it all went down.  I'm out chasing a little ball around while he's getting the needle. Gonna take awhile to get over this one. 


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Sorry about Max, it's gonna take time. Give your wife a hug, and you'll get through this together, and there's always some great support here.

Pete

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Thanks guys. That video was from a couple of years ago when my wife went for a walk without him. He howled for the whole hour she was gone.

 

I'm beating myself up pretty bad for not being there when it all went down.  I'm out chasing a little ball around while he's getting the needle. Gonna take awhile to get over this one. 

 

I will take awhile, but you did the right thing and didn't make him suffer

It sucks, and I am sorry for your loss :o

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