Sad Day in our Homestead....

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Sad Day in our Homestead....

Postby brindez » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:52 pm

We had to put down our wonderful 12 year old Samoyed dog "Moses" yesterday, due to cancer. :cry:

We will miss him dearly, as he was a wonderful & loyal "son" to our family.....truly a gift from God.

Yes, the kids are already thinking about the next dog to share their love. Looking for a medium-sized (30-40lb) "water" dog, to bring along on the boat. Thinking of a Brittany Spaniel because of there intelligence and loyalty to family and children. We can never replace Moses, however, look forward to sharing new memories with our next dog.....

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Postby Chappy » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:58 pm

Sorry to hear your news. We had to put our lab down a few months ago, so I know what you are going through.
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Postby HOT PURSUIT » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:04 am

I feel your sadness Dez. Sorry for your loss.
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Postby mjb929rr » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:26 am

I am so sorry for your loss. Our 2 dogs are like our kids and I cant imagine how tough it would be. My parents raise brittney spaniels and they are great dogs. We hunt a lot of pheasant and quail and they are great pointers and will retrieve too. At the end of the day though they can come in the house and be great house dogs. I would highly recommend one.
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Postby brindez » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:14 am

Thank you dearly for your kind words gentlemen. I think it is especially hard not to see his white fur face with black eyes and black nose poking through the front gate when coming home..... :(

And thank you Mjb929rr, for the recommendation.....we're not going to use a Brittany for hunting, but we've been reading on the breed on how intelligent they are, good swimmers, and how good they are as a "lap" dog at the end of a day. I just wish there were more breeders in California....seems like most of them are back east....a little leary about having them "shipped" out here...but I guess that's how some breeds arrive.

We are an active family, and it seems like the best breed to have. However, we also want an "indoor" dog at the end of the day that we can just watch tv with!

Again, thanks for your kind words friends....still feel like we have to get up early to feed our dog, and make sure the gate is closed..... sigh...:cry:

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Postby m_snow » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:55 am

Very sad day.

I went on vacation and had a neighbor look after my 7 year old Blue and Gold Macaw (they live 50- 70 years). It ran out of water and my neighbor didn't notice.

Died one day before I got back and got the news on the way home from the airport.

Was an incredibly sad time as that bird LOVED me and would follow me everywhere. She sas very animated, talked, potty trained and would groom me. Never had a cage. My very special partner.

I feel your loss. I immediately went an bought 2 baby Macaws to try and replace the hole left by my Blu. They're not the same but do help to ease the loss.

Remember the good times and know that everything is but for a short while.

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Postby sdk » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:01 am

:cry: Sorry to hear of your loss.


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Postby Nuckle » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:40 am

Sorry to hear of your loss Brindez. We recently had to put one of our dogs down and it is tough. He was my wifes dog and lived 15 years (we been together for 8). We quickly got anther dog and that really helped her get over the loss. Our new dog had the perfect personality to help with the healing.

Now it is Zack and Bodie, 2 90+ lbs labrador retrievers. Zack is 11 years old and Bodie is 2.

A Brittany is a great dog. They are very smart and love the water. They are very high spirited most of the time so make sure you have plenty of time to play with them.

R.I.P. Moses

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Postby brindez » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:20 pm

All you guys are gentlemen.....thank you all for your kind words.

And, thanks for the encouragement of the Brittany breed......I think we are making the right choice. Today I called a reputable pet shop owner who is looking to get a AKC Brittany for us. Hopefully, we can receive a new little puppy in the next month or so. The kids already have a name for it....Winchester! :)

The boys are not into any sports (music & engineering!), so afternoons will be spent training the puppy! There is a glimmer of hope in our home just yet....

Thanks again for your heartfelt sincerity....it is much appreciated....only a animal lover knows how hard it is to lose them.....sigh.

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Postby taffy3 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:56 pm

It's so difficult to make the decision to put a pet down. Not only are you dealing with the loss of a family member, but also the weight of having to take the action. Difficult as it was, I'm sure you did what was right.

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Postby 496 reasons to hold on » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:41 pm

Dezi and Crew

Sorry for your loss dogs are family memebers. We have 12 year old female German Shepard that goes to the lake with us. Not really a water dog but is good with the kids and a true friend.

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Postby singintheblue » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:51 pm

Dezi,
I'm very sorry to hear about Moses.
I was raised on a farm and have had dogs all my life. The sweetest, most gentle, best behaved dog I ever owned was a Brittany Spaniel we got from the animal shelter.
Good luck.

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Postby gdubya » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:17 am

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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My sympathy goes out to you and your family,
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Postby wayswin » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:19 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss. I can only imagine.
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Postby dsstephens » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:08 pm

tough stuff. I've been there when it was time for our beagle to go to the big dog house.

I'm very sorry for your loss.
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