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  1. #126
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    RIP Robie. Good dog.

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    The sacrifices I have made for my dogs are of no consequence, because it means I get to see them every day. I've found that people who don't have "just a dog" lose a lot of credibility when they give me advice on what to do with my life. It's not that they don't mean well, they just don't understand I'm happy to put my girls first when I'm deciding where to move and other life changes. I figure anywhere I live will be OK as long as I come home to my aussie/border mix. She watches me leave for work out the window, and gives me kisses when I come home. In my opinion, it's totally worth it.
    Take it easy ... if it's easy take it twice.

  3. #128
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    Just Because


    this needs to be heard . . .


    ride ON . J

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    " ... I will do anything to go Skiing ... There Is no pride ... " (Miriam , 2005-2006 epic)

    Dec21, 2016. LittleBigLost :
    " I think about it everyday. It is my reminder to live life to the fullest. I get up early, go to bed late, 'cuz I got shit to do. Like I said, I'm 61. Not going to wait till I'm 81 to do stuff, ...

    Get out there and do stuff!

    Enjoy life to the fullest!!

    See you on the slopes! "

  4. #129
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    to a dog lover a dog is more than just a friend, it is part of your family. Would you tell someone "oh, it is just your daughter".

    Quote Originally Posted by MSG View Post

    My dog is a 110lbs of friendship. I would do anything for him. He has always been there for me, and I've always been there for him and I always will be. I was there the day he was conceived (yeah, dog sex!), I was there the day he was born, I was there when he opened his eyes, when he fell into his first lake, and when he took his first powder shots. He'll do anything for me, and I him. I didn't pay a penny for him, but he is worth the world to me.

    A friend of mine recently had to have knee surgury on both hind legs on his dog. $4k. I wouldn't even consider not doing it. Its a shit load of money, but there is no alternative in my mind.

    I don't understand those that attach such little importance to friendship. To make the statement, "its just a dog" is to allow abuse and neglect on one who is completely dependant upon you. I'm not a cat person, but that means that I don't fuck with them or abuse them. I just don't want to be friends with one. On that note, who likes cats, they're pretty selfish.

    When you decide to take on the responsibility of taking care of a dog, that means that you are responsible for their well being. What ever that entails.

  5. #130
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    My best friend has really slowed down over the last few months. I took him to the vet today to see what was up and was told he has a inlarged heart which in turn has created a fairly advanced heart murmer. Fuck. Anyways, I am taking him to have his heart ultrasounded tomorrow to see what the specialist says our options are to keep him comfortable for as long as possible.
    I am kind of in denial at the moment. I just can't believe the end of our time together will be here sooner than later. Good news is I know what is up with him, so I can love him even more, every day we have left together.
    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

  6. #131
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    "Just a dog"

    That is all I need to know about that person.............................
    Feeling anxious, a little paranoid.

  7. #132
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    snowhot, that's a great looking pup you've got. i love the black and tan markings.

    liv2ski, my thoughts are with you. this is not an easy time, but you may find good news. dogs are strong and amazing animals and continue to surprise us.
    Big skis from small companies at Backcountry Freeskier

  8. #133
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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    My best friend has really slowed down over the last few months. I took him to the vet today to see what was up and was told he has a inlarged heart which in turn has created a fairly advanced heart murmer. Fuck. Anyways, I am taking him to have his heart ultrasounded tomorrow to see what the specialist says our options are to keep him comfortable for as long as possible.
    I am kind of in denial at the moment. I just can't believe the end of our time together will be here sooner than later. Good news is I know what is up with him, so I can love him even more, every day we have left together.
    Oh no, My heart goes out to you.
    Sometimes you have to let your bad self ski...

  9. #134
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    vibes, liv2ski... Give him your best. I'm sure you will.
    Gravity. It's the law.

  10. #135
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    Jester has been suffering from some long term side effects of being hit by a car when he was a puppy.
    He had(has) a broken leg in the growth plate of his tibia. The Fib is growing okay but the tibia can't keep up. Each time he has a growth spurt he seems to have issues, which he learns to deal with then he grows again and it has become a vicious cycle.
    The good news is that he doesn't let it get him down.
    I'm hoping that he'll stop growing long enough for the leg to catch up, because he loves the snow and would be a great ski buddy.
    He Loves the snow!
    Sometimes you have to let your bad self ski...

  11. #136
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    My dog Mickey reminded me why dogs are so cool yesterday. She is a black lab with one missing front leg and when she walks/runs it's takes serious effort on her part. She lunges/hops and basically uses her core muscles to support her self. So yesterday we had basically blizzard conditions, high winds, etc. and I decided to let her get out and enjoy it. We went out for a while and every time I would turn around to go home, she would dig into the snow and not budge. It was like she had some internal compass that knew I was headed back. Not only is she missing that leg but she's also 11.5 years old. She literally would've stayed out all day.

  12. #137
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    ^^^a snow day with your best friend. i wouldn't want to go back home either.
    Big skis from small companies at Backcountry Freeskier

  13. #138
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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    My best friend has really slowed down over the last few months. I took him to the vet today to see what was up and was told he has a inlarged heart which in turn has created a fairly advanced heart murmer. Fuck. Anyways, I am taking him to have his heart ultrasounded tomorrow to see what the specialist says our options are to keep him comfortable for as long as possible.
    I am kind of in denial at the moment. I just can't believe the end of our time together will be here sooner than later. Good news is I know what is up with him, so I can love him even more, every day we have left together.
    I feel for you mang, i am going through something similar with my ol' boy, my best friend since 2000-his brain and his front end works, his hind end, barely on a good day. I am beyond on borrowed time with him, so much so I had to give him the best present I possibly could after all the years and gifts he has given me-I had to leave him at my folks when I moved back to AK. Yes he has the BEST doggie retirement home possible, however, the chance of me seeing my best friend again are very slim. Give your best friend a big ol hug, an extra treat and a few extra scratches, you never know when it only be a memory you are feeling, not the cold nuzzle of their wet nose's. Good luck and best wishes!!!
    Our world is full of surrender at the first sign of adversity, do not give up when the challenge meets you, meet the challenge. Through perseverance comes the rewards, the rewards that make life so enjoyable.

    Seize the day, trusting little in the future.

    if you want something, go after it. if you want to screw someone over, look DEEP in your heart and realize Karma is a bitch

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  14. #139
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    Sidewall, its pretty good stoke when you have a dog that love being outside in the snow as much as you do, eh?
    Even with Jester's issues with his leg, he loves it outside. Its amazing how these incredible dogs don't let physical issues get them down.
    Sometimes you have to let your bad self ski...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dk_alaskan View Post
    I feel for you mang, i am going through something similar with my ol' boy, my best friend since 2000-his brain and his front end works, his hind end, barely on a good day. I am beyond on borrowed time with him, so much so I had to give him the best present I possibly could after all the years and gifts he has given me-I had to leave him at my folks when I moved back to AK. Yes he has the BEST doggie retirement home possible, however, the chance of me seeing my best friend again are very slim. Give your best friend a big ol hug, an extra treat and a few extra scratches, you never know when it only be a memory you are feeling, not the cold nuzzle of their wet nose's. Good luck and best wishes!!!
    Doooood, you're killing me. Made tears well up in my eyes thinking about my pup. Every time I leave my parents' place I always give extra extra love to my boy Buck. His hind quarters are failing, and he's slowed way down. He's 13 or 14, so every time I see him I realize it could be the last.
    Much love to the dogs who bring so much peace and joy to their people!
    As a snowboarder... i fucking hate snowboarders in general. -advres

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    ^ bump ^

    Because ... i ' m a dog guy . . .


    yo . J


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    My dog got in a fight with my girlfriend's brother's mean dog. Stitches in the head and ear.
    another Handsome Boy graduate

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    Poor guy - hope he heals quick!

    I am in DC for interviews for a week and 1/2 and dog is back in Jackson with friends. I know he is having a blast and I can't believe how much I miss him. Counting down the days until I am back.

    Dogs rock.
    Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.

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    Sympathies and empathy to live and dk and all others with hurtin critters.

    I love my dog (Daisy) and my cat(Sparky). I know many people hate cats but I think they are cool too. My cat is cool. He tries to kill everything smaller than him, and practices killing the dog. He is very affectionate but he'll scratch the shit out of you if you fuck with him. Daisy is a fat stinky cocker spaniel and a damn good dog.

    I'm too broke to afford four digit vet bills, but I'd do much for my animals.

    This may sound nuts but I appreciate the honesty of animals. I frequently prefer their company to that of any human.
    Last edited by Gordyman; 02-17-2010 at 10:52 PM.

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    Platinum Pete, your little buddy looks so sad.
    Hope he heals well.

    Muleskinner, I know what you mean about missing your dog. The last three ski trips I went on alone, I missed my dog more than my husband.
    Sometimes you have to let your bad self ski...

  21. #146
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    Moved this here hope Op doesn't mind brutally tough but a big part of being a dog owner


    and a bump for sasha passing over the rainbow bridge
    glad Hook is partially replacing the loss.
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
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    ski on in eternal peace

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    You can the toughest guy on earth, but when you put your best friend down, you will cry like a baby. Been there too many times...and will do it again.....for the love of dogs.

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    The dog my girlfriend and I have may not what many people think is a 'cool' dog. He is just an 10 month old fully grown 11lbs mini dachshund, but he is the happiest little guy in the world. Every time I come home from work or wherever he acts like it is the greatest thing to ever happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umby View Post
    The dog my girlfriend and I have may not what many people think is a 'cool' dog.
    A cool dog is the one you love and loves you back, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzworthy View Post
    A cool dog is the one you love and loves you back, period.
    Completely agree. People occasionally laugh when they hear I have a mini dachshund, because its not manly at all... but then again they are probably the same people saying "its just a dog".

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