Hello, I must be going

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Slider » 19 Nov 2008, 15:32

Thanks again, everyone.
I know he was sort of a mascot to the BCBers as a whole and like Sonny and Agnes, sort of belonged to all of us.

I just got home from a walk in the park and found a huge envelope on my doorstep.
I opened it up and just burst into tears.
Those lovely people the Yomp family had mailed me this beautiful watercolour that Mrs The Bear painted.
I will have it framed and hung in pride of place here. It truly is the most precious and thoughtful gift anyone has ever given me.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby pang5 » 19 Nov 2008, 15:36

Ah dear, I'm so sorry to hear this. I loved the pictures you posted.
Good luck, man. You all will need it.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Geoff » 19 Nov 2008, 16:21

Very late to thread; sorry you lost your friend, John & Sam.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Copehead » 20 Nov 2008, 10:19

Losing a dog, as I found out last year, is far more traumatic than I would ever have believed, even when you know they are old and on the way out.

We got another dog almost immediately and that worked for us, it allowed Mrs Copehead to focus on another little waif who needed a home, but I know that is not the right move for everyone.

Condolences, but the memories will continue to make you smile, they do me.
And if you tolerate this then your children will be next

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Nikki Gradual » 20 Nov 2008, 21:27

Only just had a chance to respond to this. I am so sorry, he was a wonderful mutt and Mad Bob promises that he will toast him with his meths tonight.

Bye Bye Bosco, you'll be missed.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Slider » 22 Nov 2008, 11:42

So his ashes were returned to the vet's today and we went to collect him

I walked him back through the park as usual, but this last time he got carried all the way.
he'd have appreciated that.




We're on our way home.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Hugh » 22 Nov 2008, 17:31

Fuck it! That actually made me cry :(

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 22 Nov 2008, 21:08

just read this.

so sorry john and sam :(

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Slider » 23 Nov 2008, 00:47

hugh jarse wrote:Fuck it! That actually made me cry :(


me too.


I'm determined to celebrate the little fucker though.

"So of one thing I am sure,
It's a friendship so pure,
Angels singing all around
My dog is so fine.

Yeah, ain't but one thing to do
Spend my nat'ral life with you,
You're the finest dog I knew, so fine.

When you're old and your eyes are dim,
There ain't no Old Shep gonna happen again,
We'll still go walking down country lanes,
I'll sing the same old songs,
Hear me call your name."


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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Nov 2008, 04:12

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Just wanted to say I think that's quite the loveliest painting of a doggie I ever have seen.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Great DeFector » 23 Nov 2008, 04:50

i'll say goodbye now then, because i don't believe in the other side.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Slider » 24 Nov 2008, 12:53

Congratulations.
You are smarter than a dead dog.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby John_K » 24 Nov 2008, 13:22

John/Sam, only just spotting this and very sorry to read your news :(

Never had a pet myself, but can appreciate the magnificent bond between man and his best friend.

My paternal grandfather died when I was 15 (he was 84), all my life his dog Rover was constantly by his side. When Grandad died, Rover left the house and sat at the doorstep, never setting foot in the house again while visitors had to step over him to enter.

A couple of days after we buried Grandad, we buried Rover too...

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Great DeFector » 24 Nov 2008, 16:12

Um I must apologise if I cause any hardship on the loss of your dog. I only read the first line and commented without thinking. So sincerely sorry again.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Slider » 25 Nov 2008, 09:17

I'm just shitting you, Markus.


John_K wrote:Never had a pet myself, but can appreciate the magnificent bond between man and his best friend...
....A couple of days after we buried Grandad, we buried Rover too...


An awfully sad story,John.
But I'm rather hoping I do not follow Rover's example.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby John_K » 25 Nov 2008, 09:33

The Slider wrote:
John_K wrote:Never had a pet myself, but can appreciate the magnificent bond between man and his best friend...
....A couple of days after we buried Grandad, we buried Rover too...


An awfully sad story, John.
But I'm rather hoping I do not follow Rover's example.


The tale would be rather more dramatic in reverse :shock:

Sam, if you find John lying on the doorstep, give him and kick and tell him to get on with it...

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Slider » 25 Nov 2008, 13:05

She'll have my knackers off and slap a flea collar on me before you can say "Get down, Shep!"
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Great DeFector » 25 Nov 2008, 14:54

The Slider wrote:I'm just shitting you, Markus.





Yeah I know, still I know how some people can become close to pets so no harm in saying sorry anyway.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 26 Nov 2008, 05:58

Shit, guys. I should have fucking known.

Anyhow, yeah - horribly sorry.

He was one of the best walks I've ever known - no bother at all, real cooperative, sweet and gentle. As unimposing as a cat.

Treasure the memories and just try to be patient with the loss. He was a lovely fella.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Slider » 26 Nov 2008, 15:12

Thanks
Yes he was.
A gentle, sweet little soul.
And very like a cat.

In a way I am glad that I will never find another quite like him.
It is testament to his unique character.

But my life feels very empty without him :(
I'm not sure how long I can go without taking in another who desperately needs a home.
I feel it is my duty to the cosmos.
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