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Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jan 9, 2013 - 01:23am PT
10b...

drljefe...

My deepest condolences.

Why dogs don't live as long as humans? It is because they already know how to love, enjoy the simple pleasures of life, etc. They are only here to tutor us. We humans are the ones that must take the whole class to learn the lessons they already know.


Loki getting warm in her blanket.
Loki getting warm in her blanket.
Credit: Anastasia

Yes, this was taken tonight after Bill gave her a bath. She was feeling cold and really loved being wrapped up in her blanket. She's been snoring ever since.




Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:04pm PT

Loki says tons with just one look. I find myself replying to her all the time.


Loki relaxing.
Loki relaxing.
Credit: Anastasia
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:28pm PT
Seamus, my 11 yr old chesapeake bay retriever,rescued from a menonite ...
Seamus, my 11 yr old chesapeake bay retriever,rescued from a menonite puppy farm.He was going to be put down,he has a frostbitten nose and ear[one of 13 pups,reared in a barn in febuary],until me and a friend rescued him and his sister.All is good now
Credit: wilbeer
Kind Regards,drljefe,10b4me.
North,you could not have said it better,is Bronson a chessie?
John M

climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
I'm looking for help with a name.

A friend just got a female black lab puppy which she rescued. She got it 4 years nearly to the day that she had to put down her beloved border collie. I helped raise Haley and she was a great dog.

She is deciding between

Sunday

or

Emma

Got any comments. Supposedly the dog has a very good disposition. I will post pics when/ if she sends me some. Thanks..
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
North, I can identify all too well.

But here's a funny/sad story. 4am this morning we wake up with soft dog noises, quiet ooohhh, coming from somewhere in the house. Leslie gets up and sees that 14yo Jack is not in his bed at the foot of our bed, so she makes a quick tour of other rooms but does not see him there either.

Following the ooohhh sounds she comes back and discovers Jack has become stuck deep under our bed. On the hardwood floor he got into a position where his efforts to sit up just pushed him farther under the bed, which has enough space for the big dog on his side but not to roll over or crawl. So we launched a 4am dog rescue mission, sliding the sad guy all the way back out.

A big drink of water and some affection calmed him down. Age brings such indignity.
ianv

climber
Bellingham
Jan 13, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
Marley collapsed on a hike last week, and we had to put her down this morning. No legitimate treatment for hemangiosarcoma. Don't know if I will ever get over her.
Enjoying some sun, and a view.  F**k cancer.
Enjoying some sun, and a view. F**k cancer.
Credit: ianv
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 13, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
ianv. . . I'm so sorry!

:-(
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 13, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
Don't know if I will ever get over her.

You won't, nor should you. But someday the emptiness will be replaced by the comfort of memories that will envelope you and carry you forward, which is really the only healthy way to go. I lost my big yellow girl over 2 and a half years ago and it still scrapes but I now look at her picture and her "box" and I smile and remember the endless runs and hikes and love. And I knew I owed it to her to eventually move outside of myself and learn to love again. I bet you will too. No need to rush it. Let it unfold. You'll feel her

nudge you when it's time.

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Susan

Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jan 14, 2013 - 05:31am PT
I agree with what Susan wrote. You won't but it will become fond memories. I still think of Lass everyday and... Even though Loki is fantastic and I really love her too, Loki can not replace what is lost. Loki is something else completely new with her own spot she has created for herself. Our hearts simply grow bigger to take it all in. Plus all that love never leaves... It stays with you.

AFS
Bad Climber

climber
Jan 14, 2013 - 09:48am PT
Damn, ianv, that's hard. We all feel for you. I know that day is somewhere in Django's future, but denial keeps me going!
THE wonder hound!
THE wonder hound!
Credit: Bad Climber
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 14, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
Eva...super Lab.

Credit: Bob D'A
Nilepoc

Boulder climber
Tx
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Saxa was cold and hitched a ride back from some top roping at Enchante...
Saxa was cold and hitched a ride back from some top roping at Enchanted Rock State Park, TX. He is one year old and shaping up to be a great companion. Saxa is a whippet.
Credit: Nilepoc

Here is my companion. Saxa is the first dog I have raised from a puppy. He is a great mellow buddy. super fast and not to be trusted with small furry animals. Otherwise he is the best.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 14, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
Wake Up-it's time to climb! My dog Asia attempts to wake up my friend ...
Wake Up-it's time to climb! My dog Asia attempts to wake up my friend Lauren...
Credit: Gal
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Jan 14, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Don't know if I will ever get over her.

This is just heartbreaking to read, Ianv. I am so sorry for your loss.
The photo you shared of Marley shows the quality life she/he had. Hang on to those memories, as tight as you can, and know that Marley misses you too.

~peace to your heart


I miss Zara Rose just about every day, esp when I look into big brown eyes of other pups. She was a doggie I knew and cared for for nearly 15 years. Though Lizzie and Jack are wonderful new friends, they aren't Zara Rose... she was my buddy and quite special.

Zara Rose <br/>
 <br/>
1995 - 2011
Zara Rose

1995 - 2011
Credit: Leggs
Zara Rose <br/>
 <br/>
1995 - 2011
Zara Rose

1995 - 2011
Credit: Leggs

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 14, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
^^^^^^. Oh no, top pic, what a smile, to me I see a wicked sense of humor and practical joke-ster in that one! Lived a long time, but never long enough...

Susan
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Jan 14, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
^^^ Zara had most likely just farted. She had farting "issues".

I miss her farts. :)


Lizzie sitting "with" Zara Rose ...  <br/>
 <br/>
She sat there right after we...
Lizzie sitting "with" Zara Rose ...

She sat there right after we buried her, as if she knew.
Credit: Leggs

~peace
ianv

climber
Bellingham
Jan 14, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
Thanks for the kind thoughts and words from everyone. I always avoided reading this post to stop my mind from wandering to the fact that one day, she would be gone. It is really nice to see how many people here love and take good care of their dogs. Too bad that isn't necessarily the case everywhere.
Credit: ianv
Credit: ianv
jamatt

Social climber
Asheville, NC
Jan 14, 2013 - 11:35pm PT
Two rescues. Pretty good deal.
Two rescues. Pretty good deal.
Credit: jamatt
dlintz

Trad climber
Neebraskee
Jan 15, 2013 - 12:20am PT
After all of the health problems he endured (and continues to battle) in 2012 I really didn't think he'd live to see 2013, yet there he is snoozing by my feet as I type this. I don't let a day go by without making sure he's aware of how much he's loved.
Ruy helping me select the location of my backyard singletrack loop.
Ruy helping me select the location of my backyard singletrack loop.
Credit: dlintz
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jan 15, 2013 - 12:33am PT

Ianv,
So Sorry you lost your beautiful doggie...)-;


take care....
nita.
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