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Offline Tinker

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2019, 05:03 AM »
Peter , I'm so sorry for your loss.  I have been 39 for going on 50 years and I remember every one of my great furry friends. I remember my first pal that I actually called my best friend. When I stayed out late, sometimes even past my curfew, as I would sneak in the front door of my house (my mom's house<>I was still in high school), no matter how quiet, I would always paws (pun intended) to listen to the "thump thump" of the tail as it hit the floor right above me. When she passed on, it was a long time before I could not hear that greeting. She was always with me during the days, no matter where I went. When I was off alone, she always went to my bedroom to await my return. I have had many best friends since. As our own children were growing up, whenever we had our friends nearing the ends of their days, we always prepared our children for the time we might come home from the vet without their furry pal. Once, our daughter even went with us for the final trip and held our pal with me. I know (I am sure I know, I can only comprehend really) how you feel Peter. @FOGdog, I hope you have many squirrels to chase in your yard.
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Offline deepcreek

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2019, 11:06 AM »
FOGdog, I hope you have many squirrels to chase in your yard.
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Squirrels are the main reason we never let Scout drive the car.  That and his complete lack of thumbs.  Also, his feet couldn't reach the pedals so that could have been an issue.  But he clearly always wanted to drive and never quit trying to climb over the center console from the back seat.  Happy memories!

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Offline Kevin D.

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2019, 11:21 AM »
Sorry for your loss Peter.  Sad time indeed.
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Offline neilc

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2019, 11:09 PM »
@MacGuyver is in dog heaven now.  Our dogs have a way of sensing the need for comfort in us and an ability to endear themselves to us forever.  Amazing animals.

So sorry for your loss.  @FOGdog

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2019, 03:54 PM »
Peter,
your news clearly touched many hearts, ours included, as you can see by the number of responses.
But the memories thankfully do not pass! - cherish them!

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Offline Tinker

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2019, 07:20 AM »
FOGdog, I hope you have many squirrels to chase in your yard.
Tinker

Squirrels are the main reason we never let Scout drive the car.  That and his complete lack of thumbs.  Also, his feet couldn't reach the pedals so that could have been an issue.  But he clearly always wanted to drive and never quit trying to climb over the center console from the back seat.  Happy memories!

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My first dog (the one with the thumping tail) always rode on the front seat when we were alone. She would sit with her head high. I was not a very sedate driver in those days, to put it VERYmildly. As we would near a corner, she always knew which way to lean, how soon and how much. When we were approaching a stop street, she would brace her feet and body and lean back. She never guessed wrong, she never tumbled off the seat. I think she could have driven the car if only her feet could reach the pedals.

years later, I think it could have been possible for her to drive. When I got out of the army, I needed to have an operation on my leg. while in the hospital, i met a lineman who had both arms amputated as result while working on high tension lines. He needed to go down to the Brooklyn Naval Hospital for a adjustment to his artificial arms. His ride failed to show up so i volunteered to drive him there. The ward was full of amputees. One had no arms or legs. Only a couple of stubs here and there. He was allowed to drive his specially equipped Oldsmobile. He had to be lifted into the car and they would somehow attach buttons and levers and he was good to go. Now, if i could only have had my old car rigged up like that, imagine what fun i could have had with letting my dog drive while i was attending to other priorities.
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Offline sassyinpink

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Re: A friend of the Forum has passed
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2019, 02:42 AM »
sorry to hear abt this
its never easy. my family and i cried so much when my first dog passed away too.