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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 7, 2014 - 09:14pm PT
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 7, 2014 - 11:03pm PT
hey, congrats on your new pal, happy

Credit: drljefe
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 8, 2014 - 12:05am PT
Big Mike photo
Big Mike photo
Credit: Big Mike

Boris at COR, taking his thirteenth year in stride.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 8, 2014 - 03:43am PT
hey there say, happygrrrl... awwww, so sweet little pup!

and say, drljefe... wow, love that great shot:
dog at goal posts, ;))

touchdown, in the greatoutdoors... :)
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 8, 2014 - 07:30am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 12, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
See Cigar Dog.  See Cigar Dog wait patiently.  Cigar Dog is a good dog...
See Cigar Dog. See Cigar Dog wait patiently. Cigar Dog is a good dog.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 12, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
Jackalope.
Jackalope.
Credit: The Larry
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 12, 2014 - 08:41pm PT
My little Eva last night on our hike.

Credit: Bob D'A
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Aug 12, 2014 - 10:34pm PT
love the Slackalope!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2014 - 06:25am PT
Everyone has a job. While we flake out the rope and compare cliff to guidebook, Sophie keeps a sharp watch for chipmunks. She can do this for hours, with occasional sudden bursts of activity. Fortunately on this terrain the chipmunks have the advantage.

TMayse

climber
Aug 13, 2014 - 07:49am PT
We found Sister while on a bike ride in 1997. We brought her home, took her to the vet and determined she was about 6 months old. The first two years she went through the usual crazy stage. Full of energy and crazy! She was never a problem though. Never tore anything up just full of life!
Over the years she was the best dog you could ever want. Never got sick, always loveable and friendly to everyone but protected her home with a powerful presence. This past April she stumbled and fell to the floor. I never gave it a second thought just thinking she slipped on the stained floors. Her hips have been bothering her but she still got around ok with the help of Rimadyl an anti-inflamatory.
We called the vet and it was determined she had a stroke. For the next two weeks she was unalbe to walk so we helped her get around by holding her hips. Being hopeful she would come around and regain the use of her legs as sometimes dogs with strokes can rebound but that was not going to happen. My other dogs would sit around Sister outside on the hill overlooking the pond. It was though she wanted to take in all the life she could, it was more than obvious. Over those last two weeks she had some days where she was really alert and taking it all in, then other days she just slept. My wife and I wanted her to go on her terms, she was not in pain and was comfortable. She lived her life with all the grace of a regal dog.
Sister died in April she was 18 years 3 months old. We miss you Sis:)
Sister in the Wichitas.
Sister in the Wichitas.
Credit: TMayse
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 13, 2014 - 07:59am PT
Nice post TMayse,
Sasha asked me yesterday "How old will Raja be in 4 years?"
"Seventeen or Eighteen." I said, while thinking private thoughts.
Your post gives me some hope that they may have a few more years together. Thanks
Pretty good team
Pretty good team
Credit: Flip Flop
TMayse

climber
Aug 13, 2014 - 11:18am PT
Thanks Flip Flop.

I hope Raja lives a long time for you & Sasha:) The two of them look really happy:) Love that!

Cheers,

Tony
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Aug 13, 2014 - 01:37pm PT
My wife and I wanted her to go on her terms, she was not in pain and was comfortable.


I think this is very important. It is all too easy to cling to them when we shouldn't and too easy to euthanize them too soon.

I have a cat in that situation right now with severe heart disease and his kidneys are starting to go. By paying careful attention, I eliminated a blood pressure medicine that was giving him side effects and now he can stay out in the back yard all night by himself which has improved his psychological well being no end. He clearly doesn't have much time left but he too is trying to take it all in as much as possible. I have four dogs as well and they are remarkably attentive to him as they know it too.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Aug 13, 2014 - 07:44pm PT
This thread is the best!

Since I like to bring politics into everything, one thing Dems and Repubs have in common is a love of animals, especially dogs.

The rotten Islamic cockroaches? Not so much.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 13, 2014 - 11:00pm PT
Two months ago, this one couldn't walk more than a few yards. I had a spot in the yard picked out to bury her.



Now, after successful cervical ventral slot decompression surgery, she's back "chasing" bunnies.

She knows she can't match their speed, like she once could, so she "stalks" them now. Sneaks up on them.

I can't let her catch one, because she'd shake the hell out of it if she did, and probably break her neck again.

Today ( 8-14 ), she turns 8 1/2.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 13, 2014 - 11:26pm PT
We've got a bumper crop of bunnies this year. Max was intrigued by them when their population started increasing, then he realized his short legs were no match. Now he barely notices them...but grazing on their Kix is an endless fascination to him.

I wanna shoot the little invasive species. Does that make me a bad guy?
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Aug 14, 2014 - 02:17am PT
I wanna shoot the little invasive species. Does that make me a bad guy?

No. I find it hard to do myself, relocating after trapping in a Havahart trap is a little easier on my mind. I also allow my dogs to ferret them out and control the population. It might be better said that my dogs assist in the bunny count, I have little power in controlling their canine instincts.

Hawks are another story, my dogs can't help me in that ongoing battle.

Flipflop, that is a beautiful dog, hope you reap more years of happiness with her.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 14, 2014 - 08:53am PT
Great morning checkin! Lovin' all those beautiful animals.
The bunnies...kinda makes me sad...however I feel the same way about the raccoon family that has invaded my home turf. New babies, momma hissing and growling at me every night when I go to chase them away.
Susan
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 14, 2014 - 08:57am PT
Ive had a sick pooch for three weeks now. Three vet visits, over 700.00 and still dont know whats wrong with her. On multpile meds, Lethargic, eating is disrupted, gimpy on different legs different days. Worried about my sweet lil Sally-O..


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