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    Dogs in general

    Our companions, wether workers or just pets, rescued or whatever,How many of us have these stoic uncomplaining friends?.... we seem to go about our daily lives with some blinkered views, I saw on the telly this week a dog that was lifting items from the supermarket shelf, opening the washing machine,removing clothing from the tumble drier, & a hundred other tasks!....., I am just waiting for natures course to play out with another one of ours, her indoors is trying her best to blank out the inevitable, .... the dog in question is almost fourteen, she has outlived her litter sister by three years!, a mini stroke for this one I think, the vet has been reasonable with Mrs Finnbear, & veterinary science has advanced somewhat, the dog is now improved & on a reasonably even keel,........ but , we are all of us, on the same journey, & it's a one way jobbie, no turning back!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Steve its not a easy thing to wait on, 4 times last year i had a visit to the Vet home empty handed each time ,only wish i could do the same with humans .

    Just a variance of problems older working dogs not one of these dogs ever went to the Vet before the problems arose other than there jabs each year .
    as the Vet said he See's very few working dogs due to them being kennelled and fit unlike many of the house pets he See's that don't get out when they need to, pee and poo kidney and urinary problems over fed and under exercised dogs.

    old age is a leveller for us all

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    old age is a leveller for us all
    Yup, Bob, We are all on the same old train, just some of us are getting off at different platforms matey!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    If I could have a wish (after I'd done the world peace, end to hunger, knowing the lottery numbers in advance etc.) it would be to extend the span of a dogs life to match our own. Having gained and lost so many wonderful companions in my life, it would have been wonderful to be a toddler with a puppy, to share the prime of our lives together, and then get to both be old boys - a bit white round the muzzle, still keen to go out but walking slower, and with selective hearing when we didn't want to hear...

    Knots

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    Enjoy the train ride until the engine no longer has the steam to carry on, then let the memories fill your your days of un happines as if like me they give me a smlile and plenty of war stories to tell of a good days work we both enjoyed.

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    Knottaclu.
    +1
    God messed up when he dictated a Dog`s lifespan.

    Yorkie.

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    Well about 6 years ago we took on a 10 month old cross breed who was to keep my old Staffordshire company and help him keep fitter. There is nowhere here to walk a dig unless one walks the roads. No paths. It's better since we took the field back as they can romp pr mooch around it and the new plantings. Trouble id th old feller is not very old. he will be 15 this June and sadly the original people badly mistreated him. he came to me at 3 1/2" years old and needed building up they never walked him and just beat him about so that has effected him physically.

    The other week in the cold he went out for too long and we thought it was the end. But now he is a perky as can be. His eyesight is poor hearing not so good and his back legs are not as strong as they could be but he still likes a bit of a game. The cross breed a suppodely cross Boxer/Staffie is now 7.

    Two years ago last Jan we got asked to look after two others for a few weeks........................... yep still here a Black lab that;s brainlessa d a cross that must have soem Saluki or some such in her. She split her ear yesterday but its stopped bleeding with a bbit of time and pressure. Hoe don't know she was out on the field with the Black lab playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knottaclu View Post
    If I could have a wish (after I'd done the world peace, end to hunger, knowing the lottery numbers in advance etc.) it would be to extend the span of a dogs life to match our own. Having gained and lost so many wonderful companions in my life, it would have been wonderful to be a toddler with a puppy, to share the prime of our lives together, and then get to both be old boys - a bit white round the muzzle, still keen to go out but walking slower, and with selective hearing when we didn't want to hear...

    Knots
    I'm in this situation right now... We're losing a Golden who has been my faithful companion since my teenage years... It's so sad to watch him slowly fade away... And all that after just 10 years :/

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    The more people I meet the more I love my dogs end of..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    Our companions, wether workers or just pets, rescued or whatever,How many of us have these stoic uncomplaining friends?.... we seem to go about our daily lives with some blinkered views, I saw on the telly this week a dog that was lifting items from the supermarket shelf, opening the washing machine,removing clothing from the tumble drier, & a hundred other tasks!....., I am just waiting for natures course to play out with another one of ours, her indoors is trying her best to blank out the inevitable, .... the dog in question is almost fourteen, she has outlived her litter sister by three years!, a mini stroke for this one I think, the vet has been reasonable with Mrs Finnbear, & veterinary science has advanced somewhat, the dog is now improved & on a reasonably even keel,........ but , we are all of us, on the same journey, & it's a one way jobbie, no turning back!
    Lordy, reading this all brings back memories. I can remember praying for Mother Nature to finish the job with my old guy but she denied that request and I had to take him on the one way trip the vet.

    And the frequency of these trips have never made it any easier.

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