Had to put my old friend to sleep - Page 4


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House > Had to put my old friend to sleep

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2013, 11:18 PM   #31
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,170
Liked 5733 Times on 3359 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

I had a little trouble finding this post, but it seems relevant:

Quote:
Originally Posted by falseharmonix View Post
Deepest condolences and prayers sent.....

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that his faithful dog had been dead for many years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. As he reached the wall, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch, and the street that led to the gate made from pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is heaven, sir," the man answered.

"Wow! Would you happen to have some water? We have traveled far," the man said.

"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up."

The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked.

"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."

The man thought a moment, remembering all the years this dog remained loyal to him and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going. After another long walk he came to a plain dirt road, which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

"Excuse me!" he called to the reader. "Do you have any water? We have traveled far."

"Yes, sure, there's a faucet over there." The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in and help yourself."

"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to his dog.

"There should be a bowl by the faucet; he is welcome to share."

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned faucet with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree waiting for them.

"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.

"This is heaven," was the answer.

"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was heaven, too."

"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell."

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No. We're just happy that they screen out the folks who'd leave their best friends behind in exchange for material things."


__________________

Dead Bears, the only good kind.

orangello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 11:47 PM   #32
I want either less corruption or more opportunity to participate in it.
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
KJG67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,430
Liked 996 Times on 509 Posts
Likes Given: 708

Default

Sorry DFlynt - had to be done. I've got a 9 1/2 year old Newfie, getting the grey muzzle now. Still plays like a puppy, but poops out early now. Too many dogs in the past, but love each and every one of them like nothing else on earth.



__________________
KJG67 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 11:45 AM   #33
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
KimberFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Washington State
Posts: 335
Liked 324 Times on 150 Posts
Likes Given: 112

Default

My daughter couldn't stand seeing me in the shape I was in after losing Moz she said, although it seemed too soon, she brought me a new pup yesterday. I took him in my truck around the farm and told him of the big shoes he'd have to fill. I showed him all the favorite places too.
He told me his name was Ace.

I think we're going to be OK now.

__________________

"The government did not write the constitution to give rights to the people. The people wrote the constitution to limit the government's power."

LIFETIME NRA MEMBER SINCE 1977


Last edited by KimberFan; 03-19-2013 at 11:47 AM.
KimberFan is offline  
orangello Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #34
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Donn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 945
Liked 388 Times on 252 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Been 10 years since I put my last dog down. Never got another because that last day's just too hard. I'm at the age where if I got another pup, he/she would probably out-live me.
__________________
Never argue with an idiot in public. People passing by won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Donn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #35
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Stillersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 484
Liked 65 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 336

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KimberFan View Post
Well....damn...the time came. I had to put my 14 year old lab down yesterday. One of the hardest moments in my long life so far. That old feller and I went down a lot of roads and trails together.
I guess the bottom line is, even as an old guy, one thing is true....if you can't shed a tear over the loss of your dog....you never deserved to have him in the first place.

Adios' Mozart. You were a damn good friend.

14 years.... Thats a lot of good times with him! Thats how I look at it.
__________________
Gun Control: The ability to get perfect groups on center mass under extreme stress.

Sig P220 Equinox, Sig P239, Sig P226 Navy (MK25)
Sig P238
Glock 19, Glock 20, Glock 26, Glock 36
Springfield XD 45ACP
S&W M&P 45ACP, S&W M&P Shield 9MM
Kimber Ultra Carry II
Kimber Sapphire Ultra Carry II
Kimber Stainless Pro Raptor II
Kel Tec PF9, Kel Tec P32
Ruger SR9, Ruger SR9C
Remington 887 Nitro Mag Tactical (12g)
Stag Arms AR15 556
Ruger SR556E
SKS Chinese Norinco
Mosin Nagant 91/30 (2)
NRA Member
Stillersfan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #36
I want either less corruption or more opportunity to participate in it.
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
KJG67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,430
Liked 996 Times on 509 Posts
Likes Given: 708

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KimberFan
My daughter couldn't stand seeing me in the shape I was in after losing Moz she said, although it seemed too soon, she brought me a new pup yesterday. I took him in my truck around the farm and told him of the big shoes he'd have to fill. I showed him all the favorite places too.
He told me his name was Ace.

I think we're going to be OK now.
That's a handsome looking pup! Mozart would be proud!
__________________

.
I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
- Bill Watterson, "Calvin", It's a Magical World

KJG67 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 02:24 PM   #37
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
NC1760's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Nawth Cackalackee
Posts: 970
Liked 703 Times on 387 Posts
Likes Given: 1464

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KimberFan View Post
He told me his name was Ace.
I think we're going to be OK now.
Mozoltov!!! I know he'll have a great life buddy!!
__________________
NC1760 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 07:22 PM   #38
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,170
Liked 5733 Times on 3359 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

Be sure to explain to him how bears are evil and should be stamped out.
Congrats on you new buddy!

__________________

Dead Bears, the only good kind.

orangello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #39
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 240
Liked 72 Times on 57 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

God bless ya' Kimber "cause I know it hurts. I've had to do it and the older I get the harder it gets. My wife says that when our chihuahua dies it will be the biggest hole she's ever going to have to dig for a dog because she'll have to bury me too.

__________________
AVENGE ME!!
RUG3R44 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #40
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Halifax,Nova Scotia
Posts: 41
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Never easy

Quote:
Originally Posted by KimberFan View Post
Well....damn...the time came. I had to put my 14 year old lab down yesterday. One of the hardest moments in my long life so far. That old feller and I went down a lot of roads and trails together.
I guess the bottom line is, even as an old guy, one thing is true....if you can't shed a tear over the loss of your dog....you never deserved to have him in the first place.

Adios' Mozart. You were a damn good friend.

Hi sorry for your loss but remember all the good times that you had and all the pleasure that you both had .if ever a dog could smile he sure was in that picture so take note you put that smile there as his owner .and yes he loved you as much as you loved him sadly missed but never forget on .all the best trapper 1


__________________
TRAPPER1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
3:30AM and can't sleep BlindOldMan Training & Safety 1 05-27-2011 08:30 AM
Kids Won't Go To Sleep? gorknoids The Club House 5 12-25-2009 02:59 PM
When you sleep with dogs..... canebrake Politics, Religion and Controversy 5 01-10-2009 03:12 PM