Our old Newfie is gone

PapaDave Posted By PapaDave, Dec 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

  1. PapaDave

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    Katie couldn't hang on any more and passed this morning sometime after 7:00.
    We've been expecting this for over 2 years, but she was a tough dog....yet a gentle giant.
    12 yrs. old for a Newfie is like Methuselah.
     
  2. swagler85

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    Sorry to hear
     
  3. pen

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    Sorry to hear Papa. Seems like hearth.com members are in a rough patch when it comes to pets lately. It's never easy.
     
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    Sorry to hear this . . .man this place is getting pretty sad lately with so many losses.
     
  5. fossil

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    Sorry to hear about your dog, Dave. After I lose my one remaining cat one of these days I'm adopting a Tortoise that will surely outlive me. I've been through it so many times in my life, I just can't see putting myself into a position where I'd be looking forward to enduring yet another loss. Rick
     
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    I agree, Fossil. It's great when they're young & full of energy. Thru their lifetimes we appreciate each one for the uniqueness of the individual personalities that they have, but it just sux big time to have to say goodbye...I've done it too many times - 7, truth be told - & I just can't take it anymore. Not sure if I could do a tortoise. Maybe I can catch a baby snapping turtle from the lake & keep it in an aquarium...
     
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    If you got plenty of room, you could get an elephant. ;lol
     
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    I don't think so, my daughter has a peanut allergy...
     
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    Rick I have a 25 year old African Gray parrot for you. She will outlive you. She prefers men. She is an amazing mimic, but uses her words and sounds appropriately. In fact, she is a student of my behavior, and she anticipates my actions and narrates accordingly.

    I inherited her when she outlived her beloved owner, and we are looking for the right guy for her; someone who is home more often than not and who can handle being outsmarted by a bird brain.

    Dave I'm so sorry about your BIG girl. Newfies are wonderful. I have a large, smelly, hairy 12 year old I could lend out for a couple of weeks to help fill that void.
     
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    Sorry to read this. No matter if they go on their own terms or if we have to make that final trip to the vet with them, it's always heart breaking.
    But, as hard as that period is to endure we will probably never be without a 4 legged friend in our house.

    12 years for a large dog is indeed a very long time. Rocky was our 1st St Bernard and he also made it 12 years. Just as you said, we expected it for a long time but he hung on as long as he could and went for his daily walks right up until the final day.
     
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    Very sorry to read this, if you look down a few threads you will see we just lost our 17 year old Pekingese earlier this week. Its very tough, but the one comfort I have is he lived a full life. From your description, it sounds like your dog was blessed to have lived her full life also. Sorry for your loss...
     
  12. fossil

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    Well hell, that pretty much sums up my life right there. Show her a map to my place and let's see what the old bird can do. :cool:
     
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    Thanks all.
    Prepping for this for (after rethinking the time span) almost 3 years made it easier.
    Started digging the hole almost 2 years ago.
    Mrs. Crabby==c, mom had a Blue/Gold Macaw that had a preference for men. And, we have some youngsters (grandkids ranging from 8 to almost 18) around already.
    No need to add to the misery mayhem.:cool:
    Parting is such sweet sorrow...... she had a good long life.
    I remember when we took her to Lake Huron (we had a summer place in E. Tawas) and she spotted some ducks in the water. She went after the things and veered whenever they did, all the while going deeper and deeper.....until she couldn't touch bottom. That's when she started doing a slow turn-around.......just like a huge ship. Laughed my butt off.
    That's what I'll remember.;)
     
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    Very sorry for your loss Dave and glad Katie had a long full life.
    When our rescued Finnish Spitz died too young last winter I cried every time I came home for the first 2 weeks. My wife was the same. Maybe worse as she was 7 mos pregnant then. Took a while, but now I smile when I think of her.
     
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    Sorry to hear it Dave! It is always hard.


    Just not the same unless he is trained to poop in the yard!:)

    Gary
     
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    Sorry to hear PapaDave.
     
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    Sorry for your loss.
     
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    As hard as it is, and I have been there, your beloved Newfie had a much better life with you than she would have had with many others in this world. She, and you, were much better for the pairing. I am sorry for your loss.
     
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    Nice to "see" you, Melissa. Hope you & Ace & family are healthy & happy. :cool:
     
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    Sorry for your loss. Have been there too many times myself. It sure leaves an empty feeling. remember the good times.
     
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    Also sorry to hear about it. Went through it for the first time in my life last month. It hurts.
     
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    My condolences for your loss.
     
  24. Melissa220

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    We are, thank you Fossil. We just got in about 45 minutes ago from our round of fetch and a walk in the - brrrrrr - 20 degree temps outside. You are also well?
     
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