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I’ve got a dog in a box

By: Aliphatic
8/22/2020 1:50 PM

And a credit card with a zero balance and a 30,000$ limit.

Anguish gave way to anger and anger gave way to rage and I just had a lovely blow out with my better half.

Someone explain to me why I shouldn’t take that box, get in my car, and start driving south.



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By: hookedonfishing
8/22/2020 4:05 PM

Make sure you stop and get some locally grown produce Banana

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By: FiveOJoe
8/22/2020 5:30 PM

Start thinking like you're the "better half". Sorry about your dog. I have a few of those too.

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By: Bill
8/22/2020 6:08 PM

I just put one of my dogs down last weekend. Sucks bad

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By: J4yDubs
8/22/2020 6:28 PM

The fact that you called her your better half should give you all the info you need. Finding someone who loves you is hard, but so worth it.

Sorry again to hear about Medic. We have Duke's ashes in a nice box sitting in the Dinning Room. He didn't like traveling and hated the Outer Banks sand, so he stayed with us at home. His home. If I ever sell this house, he'll be buried in the backyard...

John

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By: robluc
8/22/2020 6:51 PM

Why South???

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By: rlaxn
8/22/2020 7:37 PM

Not sure who originally said this, but saved it because.......hope it helps ease your sorrows...so sorry for your loss....

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Be faithful.
Never pretend to be something you’re not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
That’s the secret of happiness that we can learn from a good dog.

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By: CroakerHead
8/22/2020 7:45 PM

Makeup sex is GREAT!!! Don't waste a Saturday night dimwit you ain't going nowhere anyways.

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By: PaulOinMA
8/22/2020 9:15 PM

My condolences for the loss of your dog.

We have 3 boxes. I asked a vet once if this gets any easier. They said, "no." Thinking about it, I would never want it to get any easier.

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By: robluc
8/23/2020 1:46 PM

Makeup sex is GREAT!!! Don't waste a Saturday night dimwit you ain't going nowhere anyways.

CroakerHead
How did that work out for you? Didn't throw your back out ner nuthin did ya??? Banana Banana Banana

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By: ish
8/23/2020 2:02 PM

I can relate to your situation. When my dog Gryphon died a few years ago it took me months to even tell anyone about his passing.
I'm very sorry for your loss.

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By: Mstaszew
8/23/2020 2:31 PM

Sorry for your loss, losing a dog is the worst. We lost a dog last June, another in 2015, and others before. It never gets easy, but the pain is way less than the happiness you had with him.

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By: Robert
8/23/2020 3:19 PM

So very sorry. Broken heart

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By: Aliphatic
8/23/2020 7:41 PM

Thank you all for the kind words. I knew this day would come, but was unprepared emotionally for the grief of a loss so overwhelming.

Chin up, Aliphatic! You’ve got a gorgeous place in Avon in twelve days. Make the preparations and take the box to the beach.

One day at a time and deep breaths. Although it may not feel like it right now, my blessings abound.

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By: Mstaszew
8/23/2020 8:54 PM

Save your credit card for adoption fees, new beds, toys etc for when the time comes to rescue another. By no means a replacement a new dog can distract and reward in many ways. We have a new guy in our life now and he’s superb. A breath of fresh air around the house and a crazy nut who keeps us on our toes. We went from being able to leave anything out on the counter at any time to securing everything like Fort Knox even if we leave the room for a 30 sec bio break. :-)

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By: J4yDubs
8/23/2020 9:01 PM

Save your credit card for adoption fees, new beds, toys etc for when the time comes to rescue another. By no means a replacement a new dog can distract and reward in many ways. We have a new guy in our life now and he’s superb. A breath of fresh air around the house and a crazy nut who keeps us on our toes. We went from being able to leave anything out on the counter at any time to securing everything like Fort Knox even if we leave the room for a 30 sec bio break. :-)

Mstaszew

Totally agree with this. It took us 2 years, but we rescued Coby and he's filled the void. Not a replacement, he's his own wack job. Completely different than Duke. Coby loves the water where Duke didn't want anything to do with. Duke was just a great dog that did whatever you told him. Coby is a great dog, but is still learning the "do whatever you told him" part. Laughing smiley

John

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By: PaulOinMA
8/23/2020 9:13 PM

Yup. Lost Jasmine and B.J. within 9 months of each other in 2011 and 2012. That's it. We're done. No more at our age.

That lasted 5 days. House was empty. Went to Buddy Dog shelter in the neighboring town and brought home Gypsy and Whiskers.

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By: judyk
8/23/2020 11:38 PM

I’m so very sorry for the loss of your beloved pup. Red heart

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By: Aliphatic
8/23/2020 11:44 PM

I’m so very sorry for the loss of your beloved pup. Red heart

judyk


Thanks



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