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Old 12-22-2011, 07:36 PM
CStolz338 CStolz338 is offline
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Default We lost a family member today.

Kush, My wife's miniature Dachshund. He was twelve years old. I bought him as a Birthday present for my wife. The last couple of years he'd had thyroid problems and was allergic to the medication, so next to no treatment was possible for him. We changed diets and did everything we could but the last few weeks his health had been declining badly. A few months back he started having problems with his hind end and couldn't walk very well anymore. Then a couple days ago he stopped eating and today he started having breathing problems...we couldn't stand to see him suffer any longer so we took him to the Vet and had him put to sleep...it's so hard to let go of them...it's almost like loosing one of our kids...

When he was young and healthy, we used to own 3 acres in Wyoming that our back fence was against 3000 acres of landlocked BLM...there was a huge prairie dog town on it and I used to take him with me shooting prairie dogs...after a few shots the prairie dogs would all hide and quit coming out of their holes...so I would turn him loose and he'd head down the first hole he came to...you wouldn't believe how fast prairie dogs will vacate their homes with a mad Dachshund is hot pursuit...

Here's a picture of him from his younger days:

I'm gonna miss him.

RIP Little Man 12-22-2011

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Old 12-23-2011, 12:00 AM
Jörmungandr Jörmungandr is offline
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Default Re: We lost a family member today.

It is never easy to loose a family member or a hunting comrade.. No matter how many or how few legs he has.

My condolences..
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:37 AM
SEngraver SEngraver is offline
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Default Re: We lost a family member today.

Hi Colin,

My sincere condolences pal,I know how you feel.
I lost an australian cokatiel bird and I was devastated.

But you know that the little one is not suffering any-more ,just resting.
Your love for him still remains the same though.

Even after two years I still miss my Sweet (my bird)

All the best.


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Old 12-25-2011, 08:16 AM
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I understand how you feel,my pal Ace is now 12 years old and I see that he his starting to lose his stamina.There is a book titled "Racing In the Rain",it has helped me face the future.My Christmas gift of a new Boxer pup will be born this week.I have not see him yet.His name will be Jack The most wonderful thing about pets is you never need to lie to please them.
"What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests his heart in everything"-Lawrence Sterne
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