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eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 25, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
pyrosis. . .

:-(

ox
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 25, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
Oh, sh#t.....having very recently gone through the same experience, it brings me right back there to read your story, pyrosis.

During the same time Maddie was dealing with her cancer, I was in the midst of the end of a major relationship. Today, I get more choked up thinking about what happened with Maddie....the kind of pure love these animals have is so perfect.

Nothing will ever replace what you had, but there is another pup out there waiting to start something brand new with you. It may be hard to consider right now, but do it.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 25, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
Pyrosis, what a beautiful tribute

Time for me to get back up to Land of Medicine Buddha's aminal memorial grove...will think of Kayla and Jack...a very sacred place in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Pet Memorial Grove, Land of Medicine Buddha, Santa Cruz Mountains
Pet Memorial Grove, Land of Medicine Buddha, Santa Cruz Mountains
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan

Edit...for those of you that have asked about LMB.
http://landofmedicinebuddha.org

They also have a wonderful Stupta path for the blessing of animals
"Special Blessing for Dogs  by following the Stupa Path"  The signage ...
"Special Blessing for Dogs by following the Stupa Path" The signage couldn't be any more clear!
Credit: SCseagoat
pyrosis

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 25, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Thanks you guys, long live all the great dogs on earth, and all the great dogs in doggie heaven.

In other news, I shouldn't be allowed to visit the shelter. I went two days ago and met a beautiful 1 yr old male puppy, we think yellow lab/pit/something furry maybe husky? He was terrified at first but became calm and lovey after we spent some time with him. He really opened up when he met Rousseau and Danny - our other dog and our roomies dog. So we took him home. It cost all of $10. LOL his dog tag cost as much as he did. He's been great so far, already potty trained, nice to other dogs, nice to the cat. He's scared of his own shadow though, and just about everything else. Gonna take some time and TLC before he really trusts us I think.

I didn't think I was ready but I just couldn't let him go back into that terrible place, he was such a sweetheart. Of course he isn't Kayla and never will be but we are already growing on each other and the three dogs all love each other.

He just wanted to be part of the pack!

Pics forthcoming
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 25, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
Pyrosis-
Your story got me pretty emotional- many parallels with my old gal Kaya.
Saying goodbye with the ultimate show of compassion is so tough.
Peace to you.
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Nov 25, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
This is Jack.
Credit: Reeotch
One-eyed-Jack. He only had one eye when I took him in. He was about the size of a football then, and I had been seeing him around the neighborhood for a few days, ribs were showing, single digit temps, what's a decent human being going to do?

In december '11 I watched him get run over by a pick-up going about 60mph.
Dislocated hip, broken leg, lascerations requiring stitches, and ~2 months enforced bed rest.
Credit: Reeotch
This fall, at the Castelton campground, He got into it with a pitbull about twice his size (I think he accidentally wanderes into his territory and surprised him). The pitbull broke free of his leash and latched on to Jack's ear, perforating it. It took a little wrestling to seperate the two. Luckily no people got bit.

Then, less than a week later, I let Jack roam the neighborhood in the middle of the night. The next morning I see he has a big gash on top of his head and other teeth marks all over his head and neck. He's not an agressive dog, he loves to play, but he won't back down either. Sheesh!

A dog's life, indeed!

And, he's one of the few canines sponsored by Fish Gear . . .
stunewberry

Trad climber
Spokane, WA
Nov 25, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
Miss Jefferson
Miss Jefferson
Credit: stunewberry
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 25, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2013 - 09:54am PT
In other news, I shouldn't be allowed to visit the shelter. I went two days ago and met a beautiful 1 yr old male puppy, we think yellow lab/pit/something furry maybe husky? He was terrified at first but became calm and lovey after we spent some time with him. He really opened up when he met Rousseau and Danny - our other dog and our roomies dog. So we took him home.
pyrosis is definitely paying it forward.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 6, 2013 - 12:05am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#333722
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 6, 2013 - 12:23am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#333723
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 6, 2013 - 12:32am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#333725
third dogs are gud too.
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Dec 6, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Pyrosis, that was a beautiful tribute to your dog. It will get better over time but you're right, the first dog is always super special no matter how much we love those who follow.

Edit: I see you have moved along faster than I could read this thread. You'll never regret it. It sounds like you need to move slowly and be careful when you pick up a broom or a stick round your new dog. He sounds like he was badly abused.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 6, 2013 - 01:19am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#333727
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Dec 6, 2013 - 10:05am PT
no comment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N0HpAU4i1c

'nuff said
pyrosis

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 6, 2013 - 10:27am PT
Arjuna
Arjuna
Credit: pyrosis

The new guy. He loves us but he is afraid of all the mattress people when we go on walks to the Bishop dog park ;)
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 6, 2013 - 10:40am PT
Chiloe,

Sorry for your loss of Jack the Magnificent...but happy that you and he had such a long life together. We are all so much better for the love of our pets, aren't we.

Speaking of which, here's my pooch: Bernie

I look really good in flowers, don't I?
I look really good in flowers, don't I?

Bernie was adopted from the ASPCA when he was a year old

Please take me home. Can't you see how perfect I am for you?
Please take me home. Can't you see how perfect I am for you?

He's smart and friendly and just a big love-muffin...who's also an amazing Therapy Dog at the NY Children's Hopital

Bernie knows a little love can go a long way
Bernie knows a little love can go a long way

But put this mild mannered pooch out on a mountain trail, and he turns into Bernie The Wolf! However, that's another story...

A Wolf? Waddaya mean a Wolf? I'm gonna lick your face til you take tha...
A Wolf? Waddaya mean a Wolf? I'm gonna lick your face til you take that back, ya hear?

Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Dec 6, 2013 - 11:32am PT
Reeotch: And, he's one of the few canines sponsored by Fish Gear . . .

True story!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
But put this mild mannered pooch out on a mountain trail, and he turns into Bernie The Wolf! However, that's another story...

We've supplied kibble to a number of dogs but only two of them proved they could feed themselves if we stopped. One was a wolflike husky who definitely looked the part, and somehow knew workable hunting strategies for at least 3 different kinds of prey (and alas, a spectacularly unworkable strategy for porcupines). The other is our lap dog Sophie, who turns holes into projects if we let her.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 6, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Not much of a wolf, but highly skilled among ducks...
Seldom Seen Farm - Billesdon - Leicestershire
Seldom Seen Farm - Billesdon - Leicestershire
Credit: Murdo MacLeod
...geeeses...
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