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cowdoc87
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:05 pm  Reply with quote
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My brother recently sent me this link to a story published a year ago. I'm sure he understood how relatable the story is for me. I thought I'd share it with you-

http://gardenandgun.com/articles/good-dog-dog-days-of-youth/

Alan

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:22 pm  Reply with quote



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Thanks for that. I think I got something in my eye......

My son Gordon was born on October 6, 2004. My first Llewelin setter, Ed, died at age 12 1/2, in the care of the dog sitter April 2, 2005 while I was away. Once we brought our son home in early October, Ed practically never left Gordon's side. Slept in his room and followed him everywhere. I never understood Ed's switch of allegiance, but it was real and serious. All it did was make me love her more. Have not been able to let go of her ashes.

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16'er
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:57 pm  Reply with quote
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Had to help my GSP move on to better hunting grounds the end of last year. Still can't bring myself to take his ashes to the field and lay him to rest. Dogs become so much a part of out lives. He gave me 14 1/2 years and stood by me through all kinds of changes.

Thanks for posting. I'm thinking first good frost I'll lay him to rest. He loved a good cold snap... I can still see him running circles in the morning snow, it just charged him up!
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gunsrus
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:25 pm  Reply with quote
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Great Story , brings back a lot of years , thanks for sharing . I currently have four dogs, three Setters and my old boy , GSP Zack at 16 years old . Pretty skinny now and a little wobbly on his feet but still going strong . Lot's of grey and lot's of memories . I cherish every day with him now .
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Gil S
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:58 am  Reply with quote
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My old dog Roscoe, or what's left of him, sits in a small carved wooden box on a side table in the living room with other reminders of our family's past. As we contemplate hurricane evacuation (hopefully no need), we always consider what we will take with us. Roscoe will be on the trip if we leave. He always liked sitting shotgun in my truck. Gil
PS: Garden and Gun, aka Better Guns and Garden, has the "Good Dog" feature in every magazine. The names and stories of well known authors often appear in the feature.


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Savage16
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:37 am  Reply with quote
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Where does one go for a dog cremation and at what cost?

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Gil S
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:56 am  Reply with quote
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Savage16 wrote:
Where does one go for a dog cremation and at what cost?

Your DVM can tell you if it's available in your locale. Gil
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Pine Creek/Dave
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Gentlemen,
Part of owning a one of God's greatest gifts to us is the massive responsibility that goes along with that gift.

My dogs ashes are spread either in the woods where they liked to hunt most, or on our private home property in Potter/Tioga, Pa where they ultimately enjoyed life.

Some believe God placed dogs on the earth to show man what unconditional love actually is, they maybe right. Dog spelled backwards is God, Adam chose the name well.

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jrothWA
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:39 pm  Reply with quote



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and place it in the back of my copy of: COld Noses and Warm Haerts",
so i cna read it after finishing - "the Road to Tinkhamtowsn" by Corey Ford.
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