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Posted February 01, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Get something down, Daniel! You need the energy!


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Daniel, so very sorry to hear Sammy has left Ball Hollow. I hope the pain of today doesn't mar the memories of the last 12 years.

I'm sure T feels awful, how's she holding up?
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Posted February 01, 2014 - 11:29 AM

Yes Daniel, eat something before your sugar drops like a rock on you!!


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Teresa & I are both pretty quiet right now.  She's upset of course, but knows it is just one of those tough things in life.  And yes, she knows I don't blame her.  When Sammy wasn't with me, he was glued to her.  We both complained what a pain in the butt he could be at times, but we both loved the "Man Dog".  I gave him that nickname because he was quite the opposite.  If he heard a bang of a gun, even miles away, he started shivering.  He was quite the wuss, but acted like such a tough guy....until he heard another bang!  Case is gonna miss him too.  They played together a lot.  He was always the first to greet Case when he comes.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 11:31 AM

Yeh, it is not easy, not all all.

Our dogs are for life, unlike most animals it lives with us, ride with us, eats with us, breathe with us, just like a child.

Very glad it was quick for him, you was with him to the end.

 

If you have fine sawdust bedding cover him in that too and water it down to freeze, we did that to my uncle's milker last winter and covered her in spruce needles, keep snow on it, cover it in old banket/tarp and keep it in a place that will rarely see sunlight, someplace high so the wildlife don't find him.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Not eaten anything yet today.  Guess I need to get something down soon.  Just no appetite at all.

Daniel, eat ! You need it.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Daniel sorry to hear about Sammy.  Been down that road a few times my self and it is not easy.  It is like loosing one of your kid's, and really that is what it is you've lost a child. Take your time and grieve  for your loss.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 12:34 PM

Ate some chili.  Gonna be awfully sad for a while.  I didn't even realize myself how attached Sammy & I were.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 06:03 PM

Daniel, I have already made my comments on Facebook but I will say it again.............sorry to hear about your little buddy.  It has been a long time since I have a dog but I remember having to bury one of mine while in high school and it is not a good thing.  Remember the good times and you will feel a lot better.  Talk to you soon buddy!


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 06:30 PM

So sad to hear this, Daniel. Let us know if there is anything we can do. Please give Teresa our condolences as well.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Daniel sorry to hear of your loss. Dogs earn a special place in our hearts. They love their masters unconditionally. My hunting buddy is 12 years old, the day he passes will be a very sad day for me as well.
12 years in a dogs life is pretty darn good. I am glad Sammy had good owners that appreciated him. You can take peace in that you provided him a good home and his time on this earth was good. My heart goes out to you.
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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Yes, I feel good about his time here.  When I got Sammy, I was at my sister's house for a big family Easter get together.  Sammy was running all over, but not letting anyone touch him, darting away.  He wanted attention, but trusted nobody.  But when I knelt down & put my hand out, he jumped right up in my lap. I commented aloud I wish I could take him home with me.  An older lady who was sitting next to my sister (her neighbor) spoke up & said "I can make it happen".  It was her late husband's dog, and she was never a dog person.  She said Sammy had been lost since her husband passed on.  So he came home with me that day, and he has been one happy little dog ever since.  He thrived on the farm.  I will never wipe the memory of seeing him crushed, but neither will I forget how much he loved Teresa & I.  He was mostly my lapdog, while Cinnamon was mainly Teresa's lap dog.  I'm sure gonna miss him anytime I sit in my recliner.  He was a good little companion.  By the way, my nickname for him "Man Dog" was a sarcastic tag.  Sometimes he was very brave, then he could be such a chicken.  He was fun to watch when he was having a good time.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:35 PM

I am so sorry. My little dog is my best buddy. He has been with me for 7 years through thick and thin. All through my divorce and hard times I leaned om that little guy. He was always there for companionship when I needed it most.

Dogs are more than pets. They become family.
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Posted February 01, 2014 - 11:40 PM

We share your pain, Daniel. To us they are our "fur children", each one special and unique. The sorrow is that we outlive them, the joy they give us while they are here makes up for it.


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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:34 AM

Took a while getting to sleep last night.  As with most pet families, we had a routine at bedtime, and it was so sad he wasn't part of it. I am of course still very upset, but it is soaking in, and I'm a little more contained this morning.  That said, if I keep typing/thinking hard on it, more tears could come, so I'll stop now & go back to GT's.


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