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        07-21-2013, 11:27 PM
      #11711
    Weanling
    Had a great ride on my Hawk today. Much better than the day before with the high winds causing him to be somewhat spooky. A large tree actually fell beside us to cement the spookiness. Today was super nice. The 40C humidex was gone and only a nice breeze and great friends to ride with remained. We did a little bushwhacking off the trail and had lots of fun. Definitely will be one to remember.
         
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        07-22-2013, 12:13 AM
      #11712
    Green Broke
    OK will go back and read when have time. Had an awesome weekend. Went up to our property on Friday and sitting around the campfire that night hubby told me if me and Scotty click then we will keep him and he will pay Hunters board until sold. WELL I was thrilled. Went for a trail ride on Scotty on Sat and he is awesome, his trot is so smooth. He is so calm and beautiful. Brought him home today and he is settling in very nicely at barn, even rode him today. He is not going back he has been what I have been looking for for years. Pictures to come soon
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        07-22-2013, 03:04 AM
      #11713
    Trained
    Yea Hunter I am so happy for you
    That is awesome to hear
    What did Hunter think of Scotty?

    Love to see some pictures
         
        07-22-2013, 03:08 AM
      #11714
    Banned
    My old dog just fell off a chair. She's been stiff, and has rough days, but more good than bad.

    She however just went to get off the chair, and her front legs works and her back legs were seized. She fell on the floor. I ran to her, and she's ok, just making out like she was meaning to crash out there. I ran my hands over her legs, she can move them without pain.

    This only just happened, but she's still there, she's not in pain, and looks like she is crashed out. When I go to her, she is responsive and fine. So I am leaving her be for now, while watching. In a bit I will get them treats, so she should get up then, as she knows the drill. But I want to give her some time before that.

    I don't think I have much more time left with my girl, and I will be a wreck when that happens. So heads up. ****ed dogs just don't live long enough. It's just heartbreaking.
         
        07-22-2013, 03:23 AM
      #11715
    Banned
    She's up and moving, but she is stiff and slow.
         
        07-22-2013, 03:29 AM
      #11716
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    She's up and moving, but she is stiff and slow.
    I can relate to that
         
        07-22-2013, 03:34 AM
      #11717
    Started
    Had another call about Stella tonight, but the lady had suffered a bad fall from a horse and her confidence was shaky. Stella would get milage out of that.

    That's three so far and its a numbers game, enough phone and one will fall for her and she will be gone.
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        07-22-2013, 03:36 AM
      #11718
    Banned
    Am not ready Stan, I know it's been coming, but I am not ready. I've had her 11 years now, and she is never not at my side. I got her from a shelter, and all dogs there were puppies or 7+, so she could be 17 tops. I think she is really in the 14-15 range.

    Am just not ready to lose her. She's my best friend, always at my side, can read every emotion I have and react accordingly.

    I don't have to ask her to do something, I haven't for years, she just does it, as she knows what I want her to do. In my house, that's not easy, but I don't leave the kids with the dogs if I go to the bathroom, that's rough to walk past the cat litter room, I have to hold Wink. I don't with Tala, she just does what she should do.

    Maybe to the farmer types, it's just a dog, but to me, she's been my best friend for the past 11 years, and I can't stop crying.

    And it's not even time yet, but it's coming soon.
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        07-22-2013, 03:47 AM
      #11719
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    Am not ready Stan, I know it's been coming, but I am not ready. I've had her 11 years now, and she is never not at my side. I got her from a shelter, and all dogs there were puppies or 7+, so she could be 17 tops. I think she is really in the 14-15 range.

    Am just not ready to lose her. She's my best friend, always at my side, can read every emotion I have and react accordingly.

    I don't have to ask her to do something, I haven't for years, she just does it, as she knows what I want her to do. In my house, that's not easy, but I don't leave the kids with the dogs if I go to the bathroom, that's rough to walk past the cat litter room, I have to hold Wink. I don't with Tala, she just does what she should do.

    Maybe to the farmer types, it's just a dog, but to me, she's been my best friend for the past 11 years, and I can't stop crying.

    And it's not even time yet, but it's coming soon.
    Its always a trying time when an animal one has spent a considerable time and effort bringing out the best in have to leave. I do feel for you. I have had to bury a few dogs of my own and it does take some coming to grips with but, be supported knowing you gave the dog a good life. That is worth something.
    Take it easy Alex
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        07-22-2013, 03:59 AM
      #11720
    Banned
    Thanks Stan, it's not even time yet, but I know it's coming. She has cancer, we tried her on chemo, and it made her so sick that we stopped, as we were doing it for her and not us. The vet gave her less than a year at that point, it's not been 2-3. So I should be ready, am just not.

    I lost a dog, Oscar, it will be 3 years in Oct. I cried every day for months. I was just a wreck.

    Every day with them is obviously worth it, as they give me so much joy - but then it comes to these times, and I think I will never have another. Of course I have Wink, the one eyed idiot, but I don't think I'll get another dog again, it's just too much heartbreak.

    Tala is up and doing what I expect of her again, even though she is slower.

    Stupid life, why do they get old so fast?
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