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Sad Day Today

Postby Ohio farms » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:01 pm

Had to put my dog to sleep today...very emotional, very sad. Not a hunting dog, but a good friend who will always be missed. I buried him at my farm amongst the hostas this afternoon.
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Re: Sad Day Today

Postby kribbz » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:57 pm

I'm sorry to hear that! We just had to put our 6 year old boxer down on Aug 21st and I miss him every day! They are there no matter what and adjusting to life without them is very different. Prayers go out to you...

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Re: Sad Day Today

Postby kellory » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:04 pm

I'm sorry to hear it. That is never easy. :( We have 4 plus we foster.
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Re: Sad Day Today

Postby Ohio farms » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:35 pm

Yea,, it does hurt. Everything reminds me of her. Really strong connections to that little dog.
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Re: Sad Day Today

Postby Dylan » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:42 pm

Damn. Sorry to hear that. Never had to do it so can only imagine how tough it is. It's good to have those memories though.

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Re: Sad Day Today

Postby Woods Walker » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:45 pm

I've been a dogman my whole life, and believe me, I feel your pain. Been through it many times and it never gets any easier. In fact, as I age it gets harder.....maybe because I sense my own mortality more???

But think of the joy and companionship you had. NOTHING will match that. I guess out living them is the price we pay for the pleasure of having them as part of our lives. :(

One thing's for sure...if there are no dogs in Heaven, then I don't want to go.
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Re: Sad Day Today

Postby tjmeyers » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:46 pm

Deepest sympathies to you. Our will probably not be far behind. She's at the vet now, been there a couple of days. It's time to start preparing her final resting place at "The Farm." :(
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Re: Sad Day Today

Postby Woods Walker » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:52 pm

An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt
road with fences on both sides, they came to a gate
in the fence and looked in, it was nice - grassy,
woody areas, just what a 'huntin' dog and man would
like, but, it had a sign saying 'no trespassing' so
they walked on.


They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white
robes standing there. "Welcome to Heaven"
he said. The old man was happy and started in with his
dog following him.


The gatekeeper stopped him. "Dogs aren't allowed,
I'm sorry but he can't come with you." "What
kind of Heaven won't allow dogs? If He can't come in,
then I will stay out with him. He's been my faithful
companion all his life, I can't desert him now.
" "Suit yourself, but I have to warn you,
the Devil's on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you
into his area, he'll promise you anything, but, the dog can't
go there either. If you won't leave the dog, you'll
spend Eternity on this road " So the old man and
dog went on.


They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate,
just a hole. Another old man was inside. "Scuse me Sir,
my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in
and sit in the shade for awhile?" "Of course, there's
some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves
comfortable " "You're sure my dog can come in?
The man down the road said dogs weren't allowed
anywhere." "Would you come in if you had to leave
the dog?" " No sir, that's why I didn't go to
Heaven, he said the dog couldn't come in. We'll be spending
Eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and some
shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I won't
come in if my buddy here can't come too,
and that's final. "


The man smiled a big smile and said "Welcome to Heaven."
"You mean this is Heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that
fellow down the road said they weren't?" "That was the
Devil and he gets all the people who are willing to give up a life
long companion for a comfortable place to stay.
They soon find out their mistake, but, then it's too late.
The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there.


GOD wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all,
HE created them to be man's companions in life, why would he
separate them in death?"


Author Earl Hamner
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Re: Sad Day Today

Postby kellory » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:14 pm

I like that, but never saw it before. thank you.
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Re: Sad Day Today

Postby Ohio farms » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:07 pm

Thanks guys. This will be a long night.
Keep life simple...if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.

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