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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2011, 07:25:35 PM »
Bpulder, thanks so much for being there today. I really appreciated it. honestly, when it haooened, you were he firdt person I told.. Thank you, brother.
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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2011, 07:45:44 PM »
I'm here for you brother!

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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2011, 08:56:05 PM »
Here's a pint hoisted - I feel for you!
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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2011, 10:59:56 PM »
Raising a Foreign Extra Stout- soon to be followed by some homebrew Bitter. Here's to ya Porkchop!
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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2011, 11:15:54 PM »
 What happened?? 
Ok, I can finally write a little.....She was 14. Last few months, she had really bad itchy spots. Chewed and pulled fur out in spots.  All she did was scratch, constantly. Poor dog could get no rest. Constantly. scratching. Took her to the vet, said it was allergies. Gave her a couple rounds of steroid shots. Those quit working. Took her back last week, did a thyroid test, said is was low. gave her pills and more steroids. She did great for about 5  days. Like a puppy again. saturday, she could not stand up. or use her back legs at times. Sometime in the night, she got on the couch in the mancave, but could not get back down. She peed all over it. She has not gone in the house since she was a puppy. Yesterday, she kept having spells where she could not stand, or walk. Today, she made it out the doggy dorr, and in the yard, and collapsed in the yard. Holly lifted her up, but she could not stay up. rushed her to the vet, and that was the end. Said he has seen it before, and there was no hope. She was the best dog I ever had. I wanted her to go while she still had her dignity, and not suffering any worse.  The worst part is, I'm in Ohio. I could not be with her, say goodbye, or be with Holly. This is a real b****.   Thanks for listening. I'll quit BFI'ng out now, and dragging the party down. Thnak you all.
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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2011, 01:54:16 AM »
Barry, I am so sorry for your loss. I hate that you are suffering at a distance. I thought I was
done for the night. Ready to call it a day. I am heading to the k-rator for a fresh pint.

Cheers to a great friend.  :'(



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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2011, 05:42:34 AM »
Damn, I didn't see this thread until Tuesday morning.  So sorry Weaz and it truly sucks that you couldn't be with her.  :'(

I'll raise a pint for Porkchop tonight for sure.
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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2011, 06:32:58 AM »
A ha'pint of coffee is all I can raise right now.  [Sh]e sure looks like a good dog.

Edit: My mistake, she.
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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2011, 07:44:22 AM »
  He sure looks like a good dog.


  She was the best! You know, brought her home from the pound as a puppy. House broke her in three days. That dog did NOT have and accident from that day on, until Saturday night, when she could not get off the couch. she was an amazing dog.
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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2011, 08:19:24 AM »
IME, adopted dogs know they have been saved from the needle, are grateful for it, and spend the rest of their lives showing it!
Some tough days ahead but just know that she will always be with you.
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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2011, 08:37:31 AM »
awwww, i'm so sorry to hear about this.

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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2011, 09:26:20 AM »
Yeh... go ahead, you may not ever feel right if you don't.    Jmo...  :)

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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2011, 09:28:00 AM »
Dadnabit! Every time I read about these things it brings back memories of our lost pets. Shedding a tear is nothing to be ashamed about IMO! Seems the older I get the softer I get.  Maybe 'cause things make more sense?  I'm a bit misty right now myself just thinking about the past, and those memories will last a lifetime BTW! Pint was raised for Porkchop last night, an Oatmeal Stout.  Cheers!!!
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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2011, 10:11:02 AM »
Dadnabit! Every time I read about these things it brings back memories of our lost pets. Shedding a tear is nothing to be ashamed about IMO! Seems the older I get the softer I get.  Maybe 'cause things make more sense?  I'm a bit misty right now myself just thinking about the past, and those memories will last a lifetime BTW! Pint was raised for Porkchop last night, an Oatmeal Stout.  Cheers!!!

Amen.  I remember almost making it out of the vets office before breaking down about my 17 year old puppy and that was several years ago.  She was having the same issues as Porkchop, leaking all over the hardwood floors because she didn't have the strength to get up.  You could tell she felt guilty about it too.
Here's to Porkchop.
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Re: Please raise a glass with me
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2011, 11:58:38 AM »
Bpulder, thanks so much for being there today. I really appreciated it. honestly, when it haooened, you were he firdt person I told.. Thank you, brother.


GOOD GOD WAS I SMASHED WHEN I WROTE THAT!!! LMAO!!!! Got home from work, showered, and in 45 mins, did my 9thh shot of whiskey. Then, posted...... ;D
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