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  •  how true. (6+ / 0-)

    Two great dogs in the past year, both of them favorites in different ways. Anyone who claims dogs have no personality are either idiots, or never had a furry family member. At least the rescue humvee puppy (appropriately named Titan) reached 11, perhaps more. Rescue dogs are just so attached once they feel at home. According to Miss Vet, Byron was about 70+ in dog years.

    Luckily we still have a baby girl rescue pup, who knows something is wrong, or missing. But at 80 lbs, she is really tiny.

    What is strange is how your eyes expect to see him in his favorite places. The house seems emptier, quieter, quite sad, even. When I sat down, he often would come next to me and demand a rub or a scratch. We literally looked eye to eye when sitting.

    They are family, and they do go too soon.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 11:58:32 AM PDT

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    •  I'm dreading the day (4+ / 0-)

      He won't be the first one, but my Lab mix Tonka turns 11 in November, and realistically he can probably be expected to have at most 2 or 3 years left to him.  I've had him since he was born; his mother was a rescue I was fostering.  I could hold him in one hand with space all around when he first arrived. Now he's as gray in the beard as I am (almost), and he's not quite as quick as he was as a pup, but he's still in good shape as far as his vet and I can see.

      They are absolutely family, as much as any bipedal member.

      I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

      by mojo11 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 12:05:47 PM PDT

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