Man's Best Friend

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by sancarlos » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:34 pm

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Gus is still regularly sporting his leopard print donut because every time we leave it off for a bit he just goes to down to hammer town. Plus he seems to like sleeping with it on as it props up his head.

We have a screened in back porch, and we had the inside door open to it this evening because it was beautiful. I was out there drinking and reading and heard a banging and looked up and the dumbass had his head and donut stuck on one side of the door and the rest of his body on the other. Before I could get to him he gave a big tug and the donut popped off. He pushed the door open with his snout and went out to sniff and piss around.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by cerrano » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:18 pm

Sorry, GK.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by GoodKarma » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:06 pm

Thanks everyone. Yesterday was actually harder than Monday but today I think we're turning the corner.

I had been saying I'll feel better when we get his ashes. We've had all of our dogs cremated. It's always taken a week or two to get the ashes back to us. Shockingly our vet called today and said his remains were ready for pickup! Business must be slow...
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by sancarlos » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:32 pm

"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by brian » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:58 am

Posting just because our dog we adopted last year does this too if you stop petting him. He'll take his head and try to force your hand back to petting him.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

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

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by cerrano » Wed May 06, 2020 7:01 pm

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Rest easy, Duffy.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Wed May 06, 2020 7:24 pm

Sorry to hear, cerrano.
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed May 06, 2020 7:25 pm

RIP. Really sorry to hear that.
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Post by sancarlos » Wed May 06, 2020 8:27 pm

Sorry, bud.
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Post by cerrano » Wed May 06, 2020 8:44 pm

Thanks Gents. We were able to spend 13.5 years with the little guy and he was 15 when he passed yesterday. We rescued Duffy and our other pup Bailey on the same day, and they’ve probably spent a total of 10 hours apart from each other. Bailey is doing ok for now if his appetite is any indication.

Mrs. Cerrano says we’re never getting another dog because the grief is too much. I get it, but I will remind her (later) that if you weigh the despair we currently feel against all the joy Duffy brought us over 13+ years, it’s not even close. People say we have him such a good life, but really, it’s the other way around.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Pruitt » Thu May 07, 2020 6:37 am

Sorry to hear it.

Duffy looks like he was a very good boy indeed. And you're right - the pain now is intense, but it can't compare to the years of great friendship.

(Love that name - I had a fantastic Westie named Duffy when I was younger.)
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by The Sybian » Thu May 07, 2020 7:13 am

cerrano wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Thanks Gents. We were able to spend 13.5 years with the little guy and he was 15 when he passed yesterday. We rescued Duffy and our other pup Bailey on the same day, and they’ve probably spent a total of 10 hours apart from each other. Bailey is doing ok for now if his appetite is any indication.

Mrs. Cerrano says we’re never getting another dog because the grief is too much. I get it, but I will remind her (later) that if you weigh the despair we currently feel against all the joy Duffy brought us over 13+ years, it’s not even close. People say we have him such a good life, but really, it’s the other way around.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Ryan » Thu May 07, 2020 7:59 am

Aw man, sorry.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by mister d » Thu May 07, 2020 8:21 am

Sorry, Cerrano.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Giff » Thu May 07, 2020 8:33 am

Sorry bud.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by bfj » Thu May 07, 2020 8:59 am

So sorry to hear. Duffy looked like a good boy.
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Post by P.D.X. » Thu May 07, 2020 11:22 am

Shiiiiiit. Hate this thread. Sorry :(

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by rass » Thu May 07, 2020 11:26 am

Comically skittish and stubby and definitely a good boy.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by The Sybian » Thu May 07, 2020 1:18 pm

rass wrote:
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Comically skittish and stubby and definitely a good boy.
Cerrano or his dog?
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by brian » Thu May 07, 2020 1:21 pm

cerrano wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Thanks Gents. We were able to spend 13.5 years with the little guy and he was 15 when he passed yesterday. We rescued Duffy and our other pup Bailey on the same day, and they’ve probably spent a total of 10 hours apart from each other. Bailey is doing ok for now if his appetite is any indication.

Mrs. Cerrano says we’re never getting another dog because the grief is too much. I get it, but I will remind her (later) that if you weigh the despair we currently feel against all the joy Duffy brought us over 13+ years, it’s not even close. People say we have him such a good life, but really, it’s the other way around.
So sorry to hear this. One thing I'll say is we only adopt senior rescue dogs now, which seems counterintuitive. Losing them is never easy or even easier because you had them for less time. I cry every time we lose one, but after a few days I remember we gave an old dog a good home for a couple or three years or however long it ends up.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by sancarlos » Thu May 07, 2020 1:24 pm

brian wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 1:21 pm
cerrano wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Thanks Gents. We were able to spend 13.5 years with the little guy and he was 15 when he passed yesterday. We rescued Duffy and our other pup Bailey on the same day, and they’ve probably spent a total of 10 hours apart from each other. Bailey is doing ok for now if his appetite is any indication.

Mrs. Cerrano says we’re never getting another dog because the grief is too much. I get it, but I will remind her (later) that if you weigh the despair we currently feel against all the joy Duffy brought us over 13+ years, it’s not even close. People say we have him such a good life, but really, it’s the other way around.
So sorry to hear this. One thing I'll say is we only adopt senior rescue dogs now, which seems counterintuitive. Losing them is never easy or even easier because you had them for less time. I cry every time we lose one, but after a few days I remember we gave an old dog a good home for a couple or three years or however long it ends up.
I don't know if I could adopt a senior dog. Our doggo is almost 12 and our three cats are each 15. Love them all. But, every one of them has some sort of health issue, and sometimes it is exhausting.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by GoodKarma » Thu May 07, 2020 1:31 pm

brian wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 1:21 pm
cerrano wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Thanks Gents. We were able to spend 13.5 years with the little guy and he was 15 when he passed yesterday. We rescued Duffy and our other pup Bailey on the same day, and they’ve probably spent a total of 10 hours apart from each other. Bailey is doing ok for now if his appetite is any indication.

Mrs. Cerrano says we’re never getting another dog because the grief is too much. I get it, but I will remind her (later) that if you weigh the despair we currently feel against all the joy Duffy brought us over 13+ years, it’s not even close. People say we have him such a good life, but really, it’s the other way around.
So sorry to hear this. One thing I'll say is we only adopt senior rescue dogs now, which seems counterintuitive. Losing them is never easy or even easier because you had them for less time. I cry every time we lose one, but after a few days I remember we gave an old dog a good home for a couple or three years or however long it ends up.
I'm 100% on board with doing this too. I think old dogs are the best; I'm more than willing to go through the pain of losing them after just a few years if it means I give a dog a good home.

I'm sorry to hear as well, Cerrano.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by brian » Thu May 07, 2020 1:33 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 1:24 pm
brian wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 1:21 pm
cerrano wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Thanks Gents. We were able to spend 13.5 years with the little guy and he was 15 when he passed yesterday. We rescued Duffy and our other pup Bailey on the same day, and they’ve probably spent a total of 10 hours apart from each other. Bailey is doing ok for now if his appetite is any indication.

Mrs. Cerrano says we’re never getting another dog because the grief is too much. I get it, but I will remind her (later) that if you weigh the despair we currently feel against all the joy Duffy brought us over 13+ years, it’s not even close. People say we have him such a good life, but really, it’s the other way around.
So sorry to hear this. One thing I'll say is we only adopt senior rescue dogs now, which seems counterintuitive. Losing them is never easy or even easier because you had them for less time. I cry every time we lose one, but after a few days I remember we gave an old dog a good home for a couple or three years or however long it ends up.
I don't know if I could adopt a senior dog. Our doggo is almost 12 and our three cats are each 15. Love them all. But, every one of them has some sort of health issue, and sometimes it is exhausting.
We do spend a little more than we would on some prescriptions and stuff like that, but the understood agreement (between my wife and myself and between us and the dog(s) are that we're not going to take any extreme financial measures if something bad happens.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by The Sybian » Thu May 07, 2020 1:44 pm

brian wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 1:33 pm
sancarlos wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 1:24 pm
brian wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 1:21 pm
cerrano wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Thanks Gents. We were able to spend 13.5 years with the little guy and he was 15 when he passed yesterday. We rescued Duffy and our other pup Bailey on the same day, and they’ve probably spent a total of 10 hours apart from each other. Bailey is doing ok for now if his appetite is any indication.

Mrs. Cerrano says we’re never getting another dog because the grief is too much. I get it, but I will remind her (later) that if you weigh the despair we currently feel against all the joy Duffy brought us over 13+ years, it’s not even close. People say we have him such a good life, but really, it’s the other way around.
So sorry to hear this. One thing I'll say is we only adopt senior rescue dogs now, which seems counterintuitive. Losing them is never easy or even easier because you had them for less time. I cry every time we lose one, but after a few days I remember we gave an old dog a good home for a couple or three years or however long it ends up.
I don't know if I could adopt a senior dog. Our doggo is almost 12 and our three cats are each 15. Love them all. But, every one of them has some sort of health issue, and sometimes it is exhausting.
We do spend a little more than we would on some prescriptions and stuff like that, but the understood agreement (between my wife and myself and between us and the dog(s) are that we're not going to take any extreme financial measures if something bad happens.
And the dog agreed to this?
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Post by brian » Thu May 07, 2020 1:46 pm

As opposed to dying in a shelter, yeah he’s cool with it.
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Post by The Sybian » Thu May 07, 2020 10:20 pm

brian wrote:
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As opposed to dying in a shelter, yeah he’s cool with it.
Sorry, for some reason I thought Sancarlos made the comment. I respect the hell out of you for adopting older dogs. I still volunteer at a rescue, or will once this shit ends, so I always appreciate seeing the older dogs get homes when we have litters of puppies available. I would never adopt a puppy, but an older dog is commendable move.
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Post by brian » Thu May 07, 2020 10:57 pm

It’s partly selfish too because we want a dog but want to split the country fairly soon as well.
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Post by tennbengal » Fri May 08, 2020 6:38 pm

Cerrano - sorry for your loss.

Also, non sequitor- why do otherwise good dogs roll in dead things? Because, Ellie. Guck. Stop that.

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Post by Giff » Tue May 19, 2020 8:57 pm

My parents dog Ali Jo, an amazing (mostly) Australian Sheepdog, know something’s up. But tonight was the first time I’ve noticed her actively scanning the group for my Dad. Just back and forth looking for him. We bonded over the road trip I took with my Dad from Santa Cruz to Austin after my Mom’s fall in 2018, so I’m claiming ownership if my Mom can’t handle it.
Muh.

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Post by cerrano » Tue May 19, 2020 9:08 pm

Giff wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:57 pm
My parents dog Ali Jo, an amazing (mostly) Australian Sheepdog, know something’s up. But tonight was the first time I’ve noticed her actively scanning the group for my Dad. Just back and forth looking for him. We bonded over the road trip I took with my Dad from Santa Cruz to Austin after my Mom’s fall in 2018, so I’m claiming ownership if my Mom can’t handle it.
Its tough to watch them start to come to grips with the absence. And Aussies are really bright dogs. Tugs at the heartstrings a little bit.
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Post by Pruitt » Wed May 20, 2020 10:30 am

God damn it Izzy!!

Third time in the past couple of months that she ecstatically rolled in something absolutely revolting. She was covered in shit today from the base of her neck to the middle of her back. My car is NEVER going to smell the same.
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Post by A_B » Fri May 29, 2020 11:13 am



For jerloma: Video of a vicious dog protecting its territory
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Post by Sabo » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:01 am

Fuck shitty dog owners, especially the ones like my neighbors who let their dogs incessantly bark for 15+ minutes before they get off their fat ass and do anything about it.
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Post by brian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:00 pm

We don't deserve dogs. Even the dogs that are pigs.

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Post by BSF21 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:29 pm

brian wrote:
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We don't deserve dogs. Even the dogs that are pigs.

I know this dog. I have to restrain my wife every time we go to the airport to not pet this dog, because it looks like suchagoodboye
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:37 pm

Why they tryna give him a heart attack? 12 out of 10. Would pet.
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Post by brian » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:58 pm

This is what bath time is like around these parts as well with a 100-lb dog.

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Pruitt » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:18 am

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

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by The Sybian » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:40 am

I think they need a bigger pool.
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