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    Had to make a tough call yesterday and put my old friend my springer spaniel to sleep after almost 16 years of being a loyal pal to me .it's tough when a dog has been a huge part of your familys life for so long.i have great memories of her bringing back duck and pheasant to me and even a great dog on the fox.I will wait for a while now and see will I ever get another pup again,but at the moment too lonesome.

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    Sorry to hear that lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Shooter View Post
    Sorry to hear that lad.
    Sorry lad it is a hard thing to do had to do the same last new year with my lab it amazing how attached your get to your dogs ...

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    Sorry to hear I had to do the same a couple of times with dogs I had for years and then they got cancer. It's hard to do but it's the kind thing to do. I say don't wait to long just go out and get another pup it will never replace your old dog but it will serve you with many more years as a friend and hunting companion.

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    i feel your pain lad,i know what its like too,but as said above a new pup might be the answer,gave me a good lift when i needed it.
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    I've had to do the same thing to dogs in the past so feel your pain lad. They're not just a part of of your shooting interest but a part of the family and do be sadly missed. The last dog I had to get put to sleep was my weimaraner and I just can't face getting another one for a while yet but someday in the future I will get one again. Your right waiting before getting a new pup as it's hard getting attached to a new dog so soon again.
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    Where To Bury A Dog
    by Ben Hur Lampman

    A subscriber of the Ontario [Oregon] “Argus” has written to the editor of that fine weekly, propounding a certain question, which, so far as we know, remains unanswered: “Where shall I bury my dog?”. It is asked in advance of death. The Oregonian trusts the Argus will not be offended if this newspaper undertakes the answer, for surely such a question merits a reply. It distresses [the writer] to think of his favorite as dishonored in death, mere carrion in the winter rains. Within that sloping, canine skull, he must reflect when the dog is dead, were thoughts that dignified the dog and honored the master. The hand of the master and of the friend stroked often in affection this rough, pathetic husk that was a dog.

    We would say to the Ontario man that there are various places in which a dog may be buried. We are thinking now of a setter, whose coat was flame in the sunshine, and who, so far as we are aware, never entertained a mean or an unworthy thought. This setter is buried beneath a cherry tree, under four feet of garden loam, and at its proper season the cherry strews petals on the green lawn of his grave. Beneath a cherry tree, or an apple, or any flowering shrub of the garden, is an excellent place to bury a good dog. Beneath such trees, such shrubs, he slept in the drowsy summer, or gnawed at a flavourous bone, or lifted head to challenge some strange intruder. These are good places, in life or in death. Yet it is a small matter, and it touches sentiment more than anything else.

    For if the dog be well remembered, if sometimes he leaps through your dreams actual as in life, eyes kindling, questing, asking, laughing, begging, it matters not at all where that dog sleeps at long and at last. On a hill where the wind is unrebuked, and the trees are roaring, or beside a stream he knew in puppyhood, or somewhere in the flatness of a pasture land, where most exhilarating cattle graze. It is all one to the dog, and all one to you, and nothing is gained, and nothing lost – if memory lives. But there is one best place to bury a dog. One place that is best of all.

    If you bury him in this spot, the secret of which you must already have, he will come to you when you call – come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and down the well-remembered path, and to your side again. And though you call a dozen living dogs to heel, they should not growl at him, nor resent his coming, for he is yours and he belongs there. People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by his footfall, who hear no whimper pitched too fine for mere audition, people who may never really have had a dog. Smile at them then, for you shall know something that is hidden from them, and which is well worth knowing. The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.

    • Originally printed in “The Oregonian” in 1925.

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    My 7 year old pet bitch took bad a couple of days ago so I brought her to the vet yesterday and she's still there now and might be untill Thursday. You never know the minute I just hope she makes it home.

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    Well some good news Molly is back home now from the vet's it looks like she eat a poisoned rat in her pen but thankfully the rat hadn't eaten to much poison. She was lucky but she's on 4 different medications for the next 12 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan81 View Post
    Well some good news Molly is back home now from the vet's it looks like she eat a poisoned rat in her pen but thankfully the rat hadn't eaten to much poison. She was lucky but she's on 4 different medications for the next 12 days.
    Nice to get good news after visiting the vet Alan Molly should be grand a cousin of mine had same problem last year and dog made full recovery..

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