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Our old Newfie is gone

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by PapaDave, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, about as well as I ever am these days, I guess. Thanks. Rick

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  2. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Huggsss to you & yours, Dave, and some mega Dixie & Matisse snuffles for good measure.

    It hurts beyond the bones, losing them.
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  3. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Not a good year for pets, it seems. Sorry to hear about this. I suck when it comes to losing a pet.
  4. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    Very sorry to hear of your loss...it sure leaves a hole when they are gone. I have lost many friends along the way...first time in my life that I dont own a pet(or maybe they owned me...) After loosing 3 in a short span, I just couldnt make myself get another for a while...
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    Wow, so many lately. I'm so sorry. Makes me want to hug mine a little extra today.
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  6. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Sorry for the loss...
  7. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Really sorry. I say too often that a dog's short life span is one of life's worst injustices.
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  8. flyingcow

    flyingcow Minister of Fire

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    Newfies are wonderful dogs. Loyal, great. . Our good friends have one, a pleasure to be around. But he likes to be a lap dog.

    Sorry for your loss.
  9. SmokinPiney

    SmokinPiney Feeling the Heat

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    Sorry to hear dave. I lost two of my labs this summer and still miss both of them everyday. A friend of mine has 4 newfies and it's like getting bumrushed by a bunch of blackbears when ya walk in the house. Each one has their own very distinct personality.
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  10. PapaDave

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    Most people would mention how much she looked like a black bear.
    She was small for the breed at about 115 lbs., and she was 83 when we got her at a year old. She didn't like stairs.....at all.
    I had to carry her up and down a couple times, then decided it was time to teach her how to do the stairs herself.
    I believe her grandpa was somewhere around 250.!!! I may be mis-remembering.
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  11. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    I hate hearing of a pet's passing because they are so much of 'us'.

    We've always had dogs. We adopted one and rescued two separately over the years, well rescue isn't the right term as they weren't from a humane society. One was abandoned, someone found her, couldn't keep her and posted an ad in the paper. A sheltie. Best dog we ever had. City dog that she was, had never seen a lake, thought the waves were alive and barked and 'bit' them on our first camping outing. :) She didn't know how to walk in tall grass, didn't know steps and apparently was trained not to walk on carpet - oh, she had a wonderful life with our boys and numerous camping trips. :)

    Now we have this 7-1/2 lb. fur ball of a pomeranian - not really a bread I would have picked but she came home in our son's coat pocket when she was about 9 weeks old - she was doomed to be 'let out' in end of October weather in northern Wisconsin. She's 15+ now, cuddled on the couch with me right now. Most days she acts about 5 but the calendar doesn't lie and there are some 'accidents' now and then. Hubby says no more pets when she goes. He said the same thing when our sheltie passed....... :)

    Pets are family.

    Condolences to you and yours.
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    I was chosen today
    I'm learning to fly
    the world took me away,
    but please don't you cry

    And I chose you today
    to try and be strong
    so please don't you cry
    and don't say that I'm gone

    When you're feeling alone
    just remember our love,
    I'm up near the stars
    looking down from above.

    Remember our love
    In a moment you'll see
    that I'm still here beside you
    when you're thinking of me.
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  13. ScotO

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    I've been so busy with that living room I never realized this post came up. I'm very sorry for your loss, PD. It's amazing how an animal can become such a dear part of the family, as I am sure yours was. As nuts as my jack russell drives me, I'd be devestated if she went. She's 13 going on 14 and her age is catching up to her. She sleeps alot nowadays.

    Anyway, my thoughts are with you brother......
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  14. PapaDave

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    I put her in the field where she liked to wander. The shady part.....she liked the shade.:cool:
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    I'm so sorry to hear this, PapaDave. There is no other dog like a Newf, I swear. I grew up with other dogs, I love dogs, all dogs (OK well most lol) but there is nothing that compares to the love of a Newf.

    This past week my Cooper boy and I made daily therapy visits to Newtown CT, which is close by to us, and Coop just has this way of making people feel a little better, a look, a lick, a lean, a snuggle, a full body bear hug or a mobbing by a bunch of kids all at once. Truly amazing dogs.

    Do you think you'll consider another Newf, someday?
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    Those therapy dogs did wonders for those in Newtown who made contact with them. Thank You for bringing some comfort to the area, it is greatly appreciated
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    So sorry to hear Papa...:(
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  18. PapaDave

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    I don't like to say never, 'cause that never==c happens, but I've been trying to keep the wife from getting another dog of any kind.
    We're down to 4 now and I'd like to keep it that way. Too much work.
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    Sorry to hear that i have lost 2 dog in the past one got run over and the other i had to put to sleep. I have 2 more dogs now.

    Sorry to hear.
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    Sorry to hear PapaDave.
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    This has been a tough year for a lot of us. Pets are family. I'm sorry to hear of your loss Dave. We have a friend that has always had newfies. They are great animals.
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    Thanks again to everyone.
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    Sorry Dave.
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    Years ago my son chose a Newfie as his first dog. What a learning experience! Just absolutely amazing dogs, and I know how much you must miss yours. But we never lose the joy and enrichment they have brought to our lives. May you have many fond recollections while gazing into a warm fire on winter's chilly nights, many cherished moments of stories shared.
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    This time of year, she'd go out to do her "biz", then just lay down.
    Didn't matter if it was 20::F or -20::F. Loved the cold. We'd have a groomer do a field cut on her in the spring and fall, just to sort of keep her comfortable.
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    Our 40lb. puppy thought Katie was a couch.
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