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Offline Peter Halle

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A friend of the Forum has passed
« on: August 15, 2019, 04:48 PM »
I have learned the truest meaning of a word from our UK friends - gobsmacked.

Last Friday I came home early to the wonderful surprise of having two freshly washed Golden Retrievers.  My wife was so excited that MacGyver had instantly jumped into the tub as soon as he knew it was bath time.  He then ran around as only a wet dog can.  By Saturday morning he was in the hospital.  I cooked special meals for him starting on Monday and unfortunately nothing would stay down.

Now he is no longer with us.  Hopefully he is in a better place and has a little boy to call master.  Hopefully he will continue to share his unconditional love and concern.  He did not suffer and we spent every minute we could with him.

His life was chronicled here but unfortunately most of the images were lost.  He endured the Fogtainer project and made several cameo appearances.  He sat on my lap and helped moderate at a time when moderation was more frequent.  He was there to take care of me when I was sick.  He loved Festool green.

If he was sitting on my lap right now he would be typing, or urging me to type the following: 

1.  Life is short and unpredictable - don't put off things
2.  Strive to make someone's life a little better tomorrow
3.  Don't pee in public unless you are a dog.

He has an account here on the FOG.  I set it up as a testing account and nothing has ever been posted thru it.  I am sure that I will get responses in this thread and I would appreciate you tagging @FOGdog in your posts.  I will deactivate it soon.

I can't do anything more for him now.  But I can share an image from this morning that I hope will project his teaching skills.  He had someone in training.  Let your good deeds lead.



Peter





Offline Dogberryjr

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 04:51 PM »
I'm so sorry. Dogs are the worstbest gift we can give ourselves.

Offline ChiknNutz

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 04:58 PM »
Real sorry to hear that!  As a big time dog lover, I can share your pain as I've had my share of losses over the years.  Makes me thing of a phrase I've heard, "To us a dog is a [big] part of our lives, but to a dog, we are their entire lives."
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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 05:06 PM »
So sorry to hear that Peter, my heart goes out to you and your wife! Sending much strength and comfort!


Rest in Peace @FOGdog . Oh, and MacGyver, if you come across a golden called Berry, speaking with a funny accent, where you are now, he's a good boy too, go play with him.


Warm and comforting wishes, Peter!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 05:09 PM »
Sorry for your loss Peter.

Tom

Offline dicktill

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 05:15 PM »
So sorry for your loss Peter. At the risk of insulting anyone, Golden's are the best.

RIP @FOGdog

Regards, Dick

Offline vkumar

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 05:31 PM »
Sorry for your loss Peter. It is like a family member has passed.
Vijay Kumar

Offline rvieceli

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 05:49 PM »
Peter, so sorry for you loss.

Ron

Offline RJNeal

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2019, 06:07 PM »
So sorry to hear of your lost. I remember him thru the FOG when you got him and him helping you with the fogtainer.
Wow time flys.
Rick.
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Offline threesixright

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 06:50 PM »
Hi Peter,

What a terrible message to read, I'm so sorry to hear this. Dogs (as cats or other pets) become often true family members. I'm sure @FOGdog couldn't wish for better owners. Lost of strength to you and the misses! @FOGdog RIP.

“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and for the mistakes we make because of those illusions.”
― Dean Koontz

Offline Knight Woodworks

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2019, 07:09 PM »
Sorry for your loss.

John

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2019, 07:11 PM »
No words can convey the intensity of love from or for a beloved dog.  My heart breaks for you and your wife, Peter. 

 "When a much-loved pet leaves, he takes a piece of our hearts with him.  He also lovingly leaves
 a piece of his own heart with us to remind us of how much he loved us while he was here, and how
 much he longs to be the one to greet us when we, in turn, go to The Rainbow Bridge."

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Offline rst

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2019, 07:38 PM »
RIP Fogdog...may the squirrelles be plentiful and up for a chase in your new home

Offline Don T

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2019, 07:38 PM »
Peter I’m so sorry for your loss. It is never easy when we lose our fur babies.
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Offline crampedshop

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2019, 08:40 PM »
Sorry for your loss. When we lost our first dog, the vet sent us a card with the following lines.

grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk
of me as if I were beside you there.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2019, 09:21 PM »
Sorry for your loss Peter, may @FOGdog rest in peace.
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Offline RKA

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2019, 09:43 PM »
@FOGdog
My condolences Peter!  It’s never easy, but hopefully it’s a small comfort that he didn’t suffer and you didn’t have to make a heartbreaking decision.  I’ll take some of the sadness off your shoulders, remember him fondly and smile.
-Raj

Offline jtwood

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2019, 09:52 PM »
I am very sorry for your loss.  Dogs have been called Man's Best Friend for ages, and with good reason.

Do not wait too long to bring in another family member.  I waited about 4 years after I lost my previous dog to adopt  the dog I have now, and I knew as soon as he came home with me that delaying so long was a mistake. 

@FOGdog

Steve

Offline deepcreek

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2019, 10:38 PM »
Peter,

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss.  I hope that memories of all the happy times with MacGyver will give you comfort when you miss him the most.  I have no doubt that you provided him with the best life possible and he loved you back as only a Golden Retriever can.

It's been a little over a year since we lost Scout and I swear that I still catch a glimpse of him roaming the house from time to time.  He was my angel in a dog suit.

I believe all dogs go to heaven because they are such a blessing on earth. 

Godspeed @FOGdog

Joe
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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2019, 11:30 PM »
Peter...I don’t know what to say... [crying] [crying] [crying]

I do think it’s really cool to have an account for MacGyver.

@FOGdog may you RIP.

MacGyver, Samantha is running around out there somewhere...you’ll be able to recognize her with her red coat... [big grin]

Offline ScotF

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2019, 11:33 PM »
Peter,

I am so very sorry for your loss. It is so tough to lose a friend, especially the 4 legged kind. RIP @FOGdog.

Offline tjskinny

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2019, 02:17 AM »
I am so sorry for your loss Peter.  Pets have a way of weaving their way into our hearts and are part of are families.  My deepest condolences. 

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2019, 03:12 AM »
Condolences Peter.

Hopefully he has met up with Monty and they are chasing rabbits together.

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Offline hdv

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2019, 04:48 AM »
I feel for you and hope you'll get to see your beloved @FOGdog again when eventually you'll attend the great upstairs party.

We expect we'll have to make the hardest decision for our Carpatian Shepherd Nero in a few weeks time. The pain is already there, even though he is still with us for now. It never is easy loosing your best friend. We adopted him as an elderly dog and had him come over from Romania. In these short 2 years he has proven to be a wonderful dog.

We still miss the dog we had before him every day (the Leonberger you see as my avatar), and he is gone for 3 years now.

I wish you and your family find comfort in the though that you gave him the best life a dog could get. The good memories will always stay with you.

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2019, 06:59 AM »
Pete, So sorry.  I'm keeping a good thought for you
Jim

Offline lshah72414

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2019, 08:15 AM »
Condolences Peter
RIP @FOGdog

Offline Vondawg

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2019, 08:20 AM »
@FOGdog
No words work here when we lose our loved Pups...hope your deep loss passes soon.
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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2019, 09:12 AM »
Genuinely sorry to read this Peter. Dogs and other pets become family members almost instantly, and their passing hits hard.
I hope you can find consolation from the fact there was no suffering, all our thoughts are with you.

@FOGdog I hope you're in a better place now, R.I.P.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2019, 09:14 AM by Jiggy Joiner »

Offline mike_aa

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 11:22 AM »
Hello Peter,

Our hearts go out to you and your family at this time of loss  May your future be filled with wonderful thoughts of your time with @FOGdog 

Mike A.

Offline whitesys

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2019, 01:41 AM »
Hi Peter,

I was so sorry to hear that MacGyver has gone on to the great dog park.
I always enjoyed hearing about his antics and I know he will be missed.

Maggie also sends her sympathy for one of her fellow FogDogs.

Dave