Man's Best Friend

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu May 30, 2019 9:50 pm

They call him "Houston" because he has no zoning ordinance and owns three strip clubs.

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Post by A_B » Thu May 30, 2019 10:37 pm

Is Giff ok with losing his dog?
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Pruitt » Fri May 31, 2019 6:01 am

What a wonderful looking beast!

You've done a great thing.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri May 31, 2019 6:33 am

brian wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:43 pm
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Congrats, Brian. He looks like an awesome dog. And his tongue puts Gene Simmons to shame!
Yeah it’s a specimen isn’t it? I feel like this doug is gonna accidentally break some shit in our house (which is relatively dog-proof) but that’s OK.
Well he has clearly broken any chance of you sitting on the sofa. Looks like he is pretty happy and comfortable.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Giff » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:36 pm

Good on y’all, Brian.
Muh.

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Post by Pruitt » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:54 am

"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Brontoburglar » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:44 pm

good news! Pen's surgery went well and she's already awake and sitting up. I get to pick her up tomorrow


bad news
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T has the c word. it's a mass in his neck that's pushing against his trachea. fuck. upshot is that he's been snoring for a long while (maybe a year?) and they believe it's pretty slow growing. so we could have a lot of time. but we can't do anything other than manage it given where it is and, well, he's 11 in September.

we only found this out because he was limpy and lethargic one day last week and I wanted to be sure everything was OK. they kinda accidentally discovered it when they were putting a leash on him for the x-rays the next day and decided to take a look in case of something bad there. they're not worried about the leg because it could very well be arthritis/injury/whatever.

since the first vet visit he's been on pain pills which have helped the snoring as I've been watching him closely ever since they discovered the mass on Friday. he doesn't always snore either, so that also seems to be a good sign. he's also totally back to being normal. he jumps and goes crazy before walks and jumps off the pillow to run to the front door and bark at whoever is across the street or if there's a UPS truck. had he not had one bad day and I wanted to make sure we were all good, I'd be in ignorant bliss now.

but I think I'd rather have cried a shit ton over the last week and prepped myself for today's news than be ignorant
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:52 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:44 pm
bad news
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T has the c word. it's a mass in his neck that's pushing against his trachea. fuck. upshot is that he's been snoring for a long while (maybe a year?) and they believe it's pretty slow growing. so we could have a lot of time. but we can't do anything other than manage it given where it is and, well, he's 11 in September.

we only found this out because he was limpy and lethargic one day last week and I wanted to be sure everything was OK. they kinda accidentally discovered it when they were putting a leash on him for the x-rays the next day and decided to take a look in case of something bad there. they're not worried about the leg because it could very well be arthritis/injury/whatever.

since the first vet visit he's been on pain pills which have helped the snoring as I've been watching him closely ever since they discovered the mass on Friday. he doesn't always snore either, so that also seems to be a good sign. he's also totally back to being normal. he jumps and goes crazy before walks and jumps off the pillow to run to the front door and bark at whoever is across the street or if there's a UPS truck. had he not had one bad day and I wanted to make sure we were all good, I'd be in ignorant bliss now.

but I think I'd rather have cried a shit ton over the last week and prepped myself for today's news than be ignorant
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Oh, man. That's rough.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by rass » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:00 am

Sorry Toby. Hopefully it's as slow moving as possible and he can't be bothered to care why you're being extra nice to him.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Ryan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:09 am

What the fuck with dog cancer.
he’s a fixbking cyborg or some shit. The

holy fuckbAllZ, what a ducking nightmare. Holy shot. Just, fuck. The

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:29 am

Let’s do happy stuff.

This is what I got for spending $6,000 on two ACL surgeries last year.

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And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:04 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:29 am
Let’s do happy stuff.

This is what I got for spending $6,000 on two ACL surgeries last year.
At a quick first glance, it looked like you had half a dog left.
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Post by rass » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:13 pm

We signed a lease addendum (and coughed up another $200) this week for the shore house we're renting at the end of the summer to allow us to bring the mutt along. Should be different. MFer better be cool and not get us in trouble.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by sancarlos » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:09 am

rass wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:13 pm
We signed a lease addendum (and coughed up another $200) this week for the shore house we're renting at the end of the summer to allow us to bring the mutt along. Should be different. MFer better be cool and not get us in trouble.
Tell him that if he’s good, you’ll let him win at poker!

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:50 am

Got back from a week long trip yesterday... There's nothing like the joy of a dog reuniting with its pack. And in this case, my daughter is home from school and is the dog's favorite, so it was extreme joy.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Giff » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:50 am

Muh.

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Post by The Sybian » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:24 am

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Post by sancarlos » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:07 pm

For you non-hockey fans, Matt Murray is the starting goalkeeper for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:59 pm

Could have posted this in a bunch of threads...but putting it here
ht: Lance Armstrong's "The Move" podcast ...because yeah this makes sense for a day 3 recap of le tour.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by phxgators » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:08 pm

Well, after her struggle with heart issues, today was the day. Give your pups an extra treat tonight, Clarice's orders.

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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:13 pm

Sorry to hear.

That day is fast approaching for my 16 year old Maine Coon, who now weighs less than 3 lbs and just lies in our bed most of the time. I'll give him some extra rubs per Clarice's orders.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by Pruitt » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:34 pm

Sleep well beautiful Clarice.
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Post by sancarlos » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:19 pm

Sorry for your loss, man.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by brian » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:21 pm

Sorry, B.
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Post by rass » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:58 am

sorry man
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Post by phxgators » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:11 am

Thanks guys. The kids are handling it as well as I could hope for. Knowing it was coming helped soften the blow, but it's still going to be a rough week with all the little reminders of her around the house.

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Post by bfj » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:18 am

Sorry for your family's loss.
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Post by Giff » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:18 am

That sucks, buddy.
Muh.

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Post by Pruitt » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:40 pm

"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:41 am

Hinted at it above, but today's the day for my 16 year old cat. The summer after law school my wife and I had moved in together and I left one morning to study for the bar. As I walked to my car, I saw a white cat with a grey spot hiding under my tire. When I got closer, the white cat ran off and the grey spot stayed. He was no bigger than my fist and neither my wife nor I had ever had a cat, or had any desire to own a cat. We found him on a Sunday, so there wasn't a place that we could take him until the vet opened the next day. When we took him in, he was no more than a pound, had fleas, worms, and a few other maladies. We nursed him back to health and he's been with us for 16 years.

He's been such a sweet boy the entire time, abiding the fact that we got a puppy shortly after we got him, and generally being a loveable furball. The past few months have been rough as his decline has gotten steeper, he's been less willing, or able, to groom himself. His gums and mouth are red and bleeding often. As I type this, he's climbed on my stomach, with no idea. I know there's nothing else I can do for him, but this is gonna be a rough one.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by bfj » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:44 am

No fun. Sorry you have to go through this.
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Post by rass » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:58 am

Sorry man
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Post by mister d » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:59 pm

I’m going to post one perpetual “sorry, man” and never open this thread again.
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:31 pm

Sorry Chedda. Sucks.

Our three cats are each 14 and our dog is 11. In a couple years, I'll probably be making sad posts here on the reg.
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Post by The Sybian » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:46 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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Sorry Chedda. Sucks.

Our three cats are each 14 and our dog is 11. In a couple years, I'll probably be making sad posts here on the reg.
I saw you had the last post here, and I almost didn't open the thread. Great story, Ched, sorry for your loss.
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Post by phxgators » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:31 pm

Sorry Chedda. I know that's gotta be a tough call to make.

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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:42 pm

Thanks everybody. It's been a rough couple of days. The kids don't know yet (they left for the N.C. foothills on Saturday). Not looking forward to that conversation.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by sancarlos » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:33 am

"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

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Post by Pruitt » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:38 pm

I was away and hadn't seen this thread, so belated but sincere condolences Chedda.
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:47 pm

Thanks. I can tell you that seeing some shots of LJam's new kitten on FB have helped. My guy looked a bit similar, without the white, and was way better at chess.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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