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It was a sad Monday

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by StillAlive&Well, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Strat-Talker

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  2. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX

  3. banjaxed

    banjaxed Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    Liverpool UK
    Very sorry to hear your sad news.
     
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  4. Family Man

    Family Man Strat-O-Master

    :( Very sad. Sorry to hear this news. It is never easy losing a pup.
     
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  5. fezz parka

    fezz parka Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    How a man treats animals is how he treats everyone else. You're a good man. Just looking at this pic...his wonderful eyes...tells me everything I need to know.

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    Miss him you will. His love for you will live forever, as will yours for him.

    :D
     
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  6. ChatNoir

    ChatNoir Strat-Talker

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    Dec 11, 2010
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    I've lost eight pets over the years - and it never gets easier when they leave. My sympathies to your family for your loss.

    Laura
     
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  7. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oh I'm so sorry. That moment of discovery I know was brutal... in my work we lose patients regularly- many aren't surprising and some are- but it doesn't matter even after 20 years it never gets easier- take care and be easy on yourself... it's not your fault.
     

  8. StillAlive&Well

    StillAlive&Well Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks, he loved banjo music.
     
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  9. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    This breaks my heart.
    RIP Elvis.
    I hope you're reunited on the other side.
     

  10. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member

    Sorry for your loss, from a dog loving family to yours.

    Last spring when my parents were driving up from Florida, on the second day of the trip Lilly their rescue chocolate lab (from a puppy mill, overbred and when they were done with her they drove her to St. Augustine and turned loose).

    When my folks got her she was a real mess. Vet said she had every worm known to canines, had lots of loose skin from the multiple and sequential litters (as soon as her puppies could be weaned they were and she was bred again- likely had only encountered other adult dogs when she was put with the stud to breed).

    She wouldn't eat in the morning, and during the trip shoved her head up between the seats of the minivan and was gagging. They stopped right away, and let her out on the side of the highway.

    It was a Sunday and the managed to find a vet clinic open. Vet passed a tube down her throat and released some gas, then said they needed to get to a surgical clinic for an operation. She died about 10 minutes before they got there.

    Very sad indeed.

    Before Marley and Me I'd never heard of bloat/gastric torsion.
     
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  11. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Strat-Talker

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    So he was exceptionally smart too....
     
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  12. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va

    My sis and her hubby got two Wolfhounds about six months ago. They were just getting one but the person that was supposed to get the other one backed out. Since they were there anyway they brought the second one home too. Their Bernese keeps them in line though. They had two a few years ago one of them passed, she had a bum liver and the male followed her 6 weeks later. But they are great dogs. Lots of personality and good natured too

    I'm sorry you lost yours, it's always a hard hit but you did give him a good life and in turn you got your life enriched at the same time
     
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  13. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-Talker

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    Really sorry to hear - losing a dog is a really unique kind of pain and sadness. Best to you and yours as you deal with this tough time...

    -Ray
     
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  14. dbbluesproject

    dbbluesproject Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 3, 2015
    Maine
    You did a fantastic thing.....probably doesn't make it any easier......but you did.
     
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  15. john lavelle

    john lavelle Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The live and joy they brought you, was only possible because of your love for them. Let the memory of Elvis love forever. Thanks for sharing. So many of us here love our animals, and it is your memories, and others that remind us of how special out critters are to us.
     
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  16. Tomas83

    Tomas83 Strat-Talker

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    Sorry for your loss we lost our dog a bit over year ago. It's still sad.
     
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  17. Bentlink

    Bentlink New Member!

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    Dogs make us better people. Thanks for sharing Elvis' story, I'll hold my beasts a little closer.
     
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  18. simoncroft

    simoncroft Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'm truly sorry for your loss. As Monte said, it was a horrible thing to discover, but in no way should you blame yourself. Try to remember you were the good guy who gave Elvis a decent life.
     
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  19. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    Man's best friend just became God's best friend.
     
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  20. Neil.C

    Neil.C Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    So sorry to hear of Elvis's passing, I know it is heartbreaking.

    It was a wonderful thing you did, giving Elvis the good life he deserved.
     
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