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Bad day here.....

Postby Hawk45 » 17 Jul 2017 14:58

My Great Dane evidently had a stroke and his kidneys started shutting down. Took him to the vet this morning and he had to put him down. He had turned 8 this last Valentine Day. Got to break to the Daughter this afternoon as he was actually her dog, but he was my constant companion.
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Postby Kolt » 17 Jul 2017 17:11

Sorry to hear that.

Prayers sent.

My Shepherd mix is eight now. Still going strong, but a stroke can sneak up on anyone/thing with no warning.

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Postby curmudgeon » 17 Jul 2017 18:27

They are the best friends, I'm sorry for his passing.
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Postby Joe » 17 Jul 2017 18:54

You have my sympathies, condolences, and understanding
Been there, done that.
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Postby Ekiwinox » 17 Jul 2017 20:13

I'm sorry.

Just Googled "Great Dane" and read all about the breed, saw pictures and YouTubes. Great Danes do seem to be the dog to get for a buddy to hang out with as their makeup is designed for great companionship. In the YouTubes the Great Danes seem to super care about and want their human's attention.
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Postby eossipov » 17 Jul 2017 20:49

Very sorry to hear that Hawk..

please accept my condolences.
tough road when you loose your friend and companion.
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Postby Pilgrim52 » 17 Jul 2017 20:58

Dogs aren't just animals. I think God sent them to us so we would have living, breathing examples of the qualities we should have, loyalty, honesty, faithfulness and unlimited love. I am very sorry for your loss. It would not surprise me if his final thoughts on earth were something like "Thanks for everything. I really enjoyed my time here with you."
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Postby whls4legs » 18 Jul 2017 09:50

We rescue dogs, (and a couple cats and a horse), placed over 100 in 15 years. I agree with Pilgrim52. They teach us the finer qualities of behavior. Human and otherwise.

The ones we could not place, the 'tough' ones, crippled ones, the ones with behavior issues, have a home for life here. Some have been here for the whole ride. When they pass, it's heartbreaking. They're indeed family.

Sorry Hawk. I know the empty space left.

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Postby kmussack » 18 Jul 2017 14:09

Damn it!
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Postby mosby's men » 19 Jul 2017 05:31

sorry hawk .
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