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      Reply #780: Jun 16, 2016 07:41:22 pm
      Lost my dog a few years ago after having her for 14 years

      Yeah. We had our last dog for 13 years and he was my first pet. You do miss them loads.
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      Reply #781: Jun 16, 2016 07:45:52 pm
      Our old dog passed away 12 months ago and anyway we have finally got round to getting a new dog.

      He is from Bucharest - there is a UK charity called Paws2Rescue and he wasn't very well so we've been waiting for a couple of months for him to make the journey.  Anyway he has been renamed from Hadi to Mike (kids choice) and is about 7 months old.

      When we got our first puppy there was just me and the missus, but now with a 4 year old and 1 year old in the house it is technically chaos in our house!



      A house is not a home without a 4 legged friend.

      I'm sure he'll be spoit rotten.
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      Reply #782: Jun 16, 2016 08:18:27 pm
      Bobby not quite 2 years old now but came to us as a rescued Puppy Farm dog and weighed just 1.8kg
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      Reply #783: Jun 16, 2016 09:22:50 pm
      Bobby not quite 2 years old now but came to us as a rescued Puppy Farm dog and weighed just 1.8kg

      Gorgeous dog mate.

      I've got a German Shepherd (Barney) who is quickly approaching his 4th birthday...

      He's a nightmare at times, but also a huge softy. He loves a good bark from time to time in the garden but it's made worse by the fact that surrounding our garden are other houses who all have dogs :D

      What he looked like the night we got him...



      What he looks like today...

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      Reply #784: Jun 16, 2016 09:40:33 pm
      Gorgeous dog mate.

      I've got a German Shepherd (Barney) who is quickly approaching his 4th birthday...

      He's a nightmare at times, but also a huge softy. He loves a good bark from time to time in the garden but it's made worse by the fact that surrounding our garden are other houses who all have dogs :D

      What he looked like the night we got him...



      What he looks like today...



      wow he has filled out nicely my little fella is still a puppy hasn't even started to cock his leg yet.
      I also have two girls
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      Reply #785: Jun 16, 2016 09:45:16 pm
      hard to believe these little fellas grow so big
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      Reply #786: Jun 16, 2016 10:09:47 pm
      wow he has filled out nicely my little fella is still a puppy hasn't even started to cock his leg yet.
      I also have two girls

      He really has. He had an operation to remove a piece of chipped bone in his shoulder a couple of years ago so he still has moments where he's not fully comfortable relying on his front left leg for balance so bends down. What breed are the girls?
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      Reply #787: Jun 17, 2016 03:27:55 pm
      Bobby not quite 2 years old now but came to us as a rescued Puppy Farm dog and weighed just 1.8kg
      Cracking dog mate,my dad has a German Shepard he's 6,fiercely loyal and great around kids.
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      Reply #788: Jun 17, 2016 03:33:25 pm
      Gorgeous dog mate.

      I've got a German Shepherd (Barney) who is quickly approaching his 4th birthday...

      He's a nightmare at times, but also a huge softy. He loves a good bark from time to time in the garden but it's made worse by the fact that surrounding our garden are other houses who all have dogs :D

      What he looked like the night we got him...



      What he looks like today...


      They grow at the rate of knots,and yeah they can be a nightmare at times,my dads German Shepherd is a proper attention seeker ;D.
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      Reply #789: Jun 17, 2016 03:36:09 pm
      Yeah. We had our last dog for 13 years and he was my first pet. You do miss them loads.
      Totally agree mate,dogs are such an integral part of everyday life,was in bits me when I lost mine.
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      Reply #790: Jun 17, 2016 03:54:45 pm
      Any of my Facebook friends will know my obsession with dogs. Here are my two:

      Aussie Blue Heeler - mum is a Red Heeler and dad a blue.
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      Border Collie x Catahoula
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      Reply #791: Jun 17, 2016 05:20:56 pm
      Once we finish off our renovations at home we are looking to get a German Shepard...boys can't wait...

      Grandparents had one and I remember the day they had to put her down due to her back & back legs had gone... Like loosing a family member, they had her for 14 years...
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      Reply #792: Jun 17, 2016 05:35:49 pm
      Once we finish off our renovations at home we are looking to get a German Shepard...boys can't wait...

      I wanted a German before we got my Blue Heeler for my birthday. They said it would too high maintenance but in the end we got probably the biggest lunatic in the canine world :D (Wouldn't trade him for the world now, though).

      I love German's so much. Amazing dogs.
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      Reply #793: Jun 17, 2016 06:41:35 pm
      He really has. He had an operation to remove a piece of chipped bone in his shoulder a couple of years ago so he still has moments where he's not fully comfortable relying on his front left leg for balance so bends down. What breed are the girls?

      a white German Shepherd and a Black one both rescue Dogs both on death row for biting but never had an issue with them and the old girl has been with us now for 9 years ..no such thing as bad dogs just bad owners
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      Reply #794: Jun 17, 2016 06:42:44 pm
      Any of my Facebook friends will know my obsession with dogs. Here are my two:

      Aussie Blue Heeler - mum is a Red Heeler and dad a blue.
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      Border Collie x Catahoula
      image hosting free no registration

      ha ha I have seen these before think they are on a Advert for C[t Morgan Rum .
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      Reply #795: Aug 21, 2016 09:43:58 am
      My Oscar has taken a turn for the worse since Friday.  Not sure how much longer he'll be with us.

      He's been slowly deteriating since January, his sight, hearing, his legs but until Friday was still able to have a decent walk and get upstairs.  He's stopped eating, even his favourite treats, and can barely stand up now never mind walk.

      He turned 14 last week so he's had a good, long life but no matter how much you prepare yourself it's upsetting knowing he'll be leaving us soon.

      There's a pic of him in here somewhere, I'll post it up again when I find it.  Such a beautiful lad, so intelligent and funny and a smile that lights up his face.
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      Reply #796: Aug 21, 2016 06:03:42 pm
      My Oscar has taken a turn for the worse since Friday.  Not sure how much longer he'll be with us.

      He's been slowly deteriating since January, his sight, hearing, his legs but until Friday was still able to have a decent walk and get upstairs.  He's stopped eating, even his favourite treats, and can barely stand up now never mind walk.

      He turned 14 last week so he's had a good, long life but no matter how much you prepare yourself it's upsetting knowing he'll be leaving us soon.

      There's a pic of him in here somewhere, I'll post it up again when I find it.  Such a beautiful lad, so intelligent and funny and a smile that lights up his face.

      its a terrible time and its so hard to know what to do but generally we seem to know instinctively what is best for our friend and family member. Hope he perks up.
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      Reply #797: Aug 21, 2016 06:58:46 pm
      My three after a hard days playing
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      Reply #798: Aug 22, 2016 09:53:46 am
      Just got back from the vets without my beautiful lad.  Absolutely heartbroken that he's gone but worse seeing him miserable and unable to run around   :'(
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      Reply #799: Aug 22, 2016 12:24:37 pm
      Just got back from the vets without my beautiful lad.  Absolutely heartbroken that he's gone but worse seeing him miserable and unable to run around   :'(

      So sorry Deb I really am but we have to do the right thing for our friends and you did your very best for him.We never forget them.
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      Reply #800: Aug 22, 2016 12:37:53 pm
      Just got back from the vets without my beautiful lad.  Absolutely heartbroken that he's gone but worse seeing him miserable and unable to run around   :'(

      Hard day for you Debs , sometimes doing the right thing is the hardest I'm sure you have all the best .
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      Reply #801: Aug 22, 2016 01:41:11 pm
      Just got back from the vets without my beautiful lad.  Absolutely heartbroken that he's gone but worse seeing him miserable and unable to run around   :'(
      Sh*t news that Debs; I'm truly sorry. I've never been a pet person and never had much emotional attachment to an animal but the pup that has been brought into the home, just this week, is starting to change that. I feel your pain.
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      Reply #802: Aug 22, 2016 02:22:44 pm
      So sorry Deb I really am but we have to do the right thing for our friends and you did your very best for him.We never forget them.

      Hard day for you Debs , sometimes doing the right thing is the hardest I'm sure you have all the best .

      Sh*t news that Debs; I'm truly sorry. I've never been a pet person and never had much emotional attachment to an animal but the pup that has been brought into the home, just this week, is starting to change that. I feel your pain.


      Thanks guys.  I'm totally lost without him, Paul's just left for work and the house is so dead and empty.

      I'd normally be telling him what our plans for the day are, how we'll fit his evening walk around tonights u23s match and that maybe we'll wait up and go to meet Paul coming out of work at 12.30.  I've already twice gone to call him for tidbits whilst cooking lunch and had to check myself.

      Even though I've known for a few weeks that he's been slowing down and his age was showing, seeing how quickly he deteriorated this weekend was so sad.  He was sad, very sad, not interested in a walk or even going out when just last week he was still excited to go and was still managing a good 3 to 4 miles a day.

      RiP lad, hope you're having fun somewhere, nose to the ground and marking out your new territory.

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      Reply #803: Aug 22, 2016 02:26:29 pm
      Wilbur... an 8 week old eating and shitting machine...

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      Reply #804: Aug 22, 2016 05:31:41 pm
      Bobby we got as a very poorly pup rescued from a Puppy farm. It took me 8 months before I could think of having another Dog after losing my Bullmastiff.
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      Reply #805: Aug 23, 2016 01:13:12 am
      Debs, that brought me to tears. I know he is in a better place. I am sure he knows how much he was loved. It is hard to make the decision, but we have to do what is best for our pets.

      My baby girl, Blondie is 17 years old. She is starting to show signs of her age. Have already told myself I can't be selfish, have to do what is best for her. I am not looking forward to that time.
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      Reply #806: Aug 27, 2016 09:50:46 pm
      Debs, that brought me to tears. I know he is in a better place. I am sure he knows how much he was loved. It is hard to make the decision, but we have to do what is best for our pets.

      My baby girl, Blondie is 17 years old. She is starting to show signs of her age. Have already told myself I can't be selfish, have to do what is best for her. I am not looking forward to that time.

      Thanks Jen.  I'd known for a couple of weeks but hoped he would pick up but having seen him last weekend we both knew it was time.

      We've got somebody coming to do a home check visit on Monday with a view to getting another one so hopefully the house will soon be filled with doggy silliness again soon.
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      Reply #807: Aug 28, 2016 10:01:32 am
      We've got somebody coming to do a home check visit on Monday with a view to getting another one so hopefully the house will soon be filled with doggy silliness again soon.

      Sorry to hear about losing your dog - it is a grim experience but at least most of our pets go out with far more dignity and less suffering than many of us humans are allowed to.  Took me at least a year before I felt ready to get our new rescue dog but then I did have a 1 month old at the time to worry about!
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      Reply #808: Aug 28, 2016 11:05:22 am
      Sorry to hear about losing your dog - it is a grim experience but at least most of our pets go out with far more dignity and less suffering than many of us humans are allowed to.  Took me at least a year before I felt ready to get our new rescue dog but then I did have a 1 month old at the time to worry about!

      Thanks John, that's so true about the experience and the dignity.

      It's a strange one about getting another so soon and the circumstances behind when is the right time.  My previous dog who we lost 8 years ago I'd had from a pup and I'd been saying for a couple of years before he died that I would have a break before getting another but I think the shock of losing him so suddenly made my grief so bad I didn't know any other way of getting over it than to get another straight away.  It was definitely the right decision.

      Whichever dog selects us to be their new mum and dad is going to have a wonderful, fun filled life and more love and affection than they ever thought possible  ;D
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      Reply #809: Jun 04, 2017 02:29:21 am
      I had to make the decision to have my dog, Sienna, put down. She was having multiple seizures in a row.

      She was a great and loving dog. I will truly miss her.

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