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Old 06-05-2019, 09:13 PM   #1
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We had to let Tucker our little buddy go today. He was eighteen years and 4 months old. That’s a long life for a dog. He was a great little friend. Me and Momma took it pretty hard. She’s really having a tough time with it.
Made him scrambled eggs with bacon cut up in it. Then gave him some homemade ice cream and then headed out the door.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:17 PM   #2
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Prayers for you. Sorry for the loss of a family member
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:17 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear that. I love Dachshunds
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:18 PM   #4
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That’s a good long run. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:20 PM   #5
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Oh man!!!!

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Old 06-05-2019, 09:21 PM   #6
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Sorry for your loss. 18 years is a heck of a good run for a dog. Thats a long time with a great friend. Prayers up
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:22 PM   #7
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Hang in there. You did the right thing.


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Old 06-05-2019, 09:24 PM   #8
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Tough...sorry to hear for sure.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:26 PM   #9
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That’s a tough one especially that much time with that little guy
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:32 PM   #10
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Tough to deal with and you have mine and my wifes prayers. Now get you another dog and give them the same long life!
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:38 PM   #11
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Sorry for your loss Sir. I can only imagine.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:42 PM   #12
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Sounds like you had a lot of great years together. Remember the good times...
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:43 PM   #13
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Sorry for your loss. Hard to deal with.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:44 PM   #14
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We had to let Tucker our little buddy go today. He was eighteen years and 4 months old. Thatís a long life for a dog. He was a great little friend. Me and Momma took it pretty hard. Sheís really having a tough time with it.
Made him scrambled eggs with bacon cut up in it. Then gave him some homemade ice cream and then headed out the door.


Sorry for your loss.


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Old 06-05-2019, 09:47 PM   #15
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Sorry for your loss. I’m not much for small dogs, but they sure grab a big hold on your heart!!!
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:50 PM   #16
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Sorry to hear. That’s tough to deal with
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:52 PM   #17
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Just to let y’all know, scrambled eggs and ice cream were not his regular diet.
He ate Iams age appropriate his whole life.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:57 PM   #18
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Sorry to hear. They truly are family members so losing them is never easy. Our dog is getting on up there and she gets the occasional egg and bacon nibbles. Ice cream may be next.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:59 PM   #19
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Very sorry to hear that my friend.

As doghouse mentioned above, get another one soon. My wife lost her lap dog of 12 years about 5 years into our marriage. She didn't get another until a year later and admitted then that she had hoped I would have brought home a puppy much sooner. She couldn't tell me because she felt guilty or disloyal to her lost dog just by thinking it.

I think that's a natural feeling that most people have when they lose a long time loyal pet. Getting another isn't about the one you've lost, it's about making the loss a little easier and providing a great home to a loving pet.

Sorry for your loss, prayers for you and the wife during a difficult time.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:00 PM   #20
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Sorry for your loss. Its super hard, my wife recently had to put down one of my hounds I've had for 7 years, and not being there was tough. My house pup is 14 and I am going to be hurting when his time comes.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:11 PM   #21
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Sorry to hear Jeff. It’s always tough to do this. Buried 1 of our’s a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:17 PM   #22
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You were a friend, to the end...……..
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:22 PM   #23
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Went thru that same thing with a 19yo chihuahua a couple months ago. Itís a shame they canít live as long as we do!!!!

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Old 06-06-2019, 06:27 AM   #24
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Sorry to hear that Mr. Ellis. Not much better in this world than a good dog.
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:30 AM   #25
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Sorry for the loss but sounds like y’all gave him a good, long life
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:32 AM   #26
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So sorry to hear this
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:35 AM   #27
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Dreading the day myself. Hard to beat a good dog. Sorry to hear about y’all losing him.
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:38 AM   #28
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So sorry for your loss we know your pain as had to put our Katie (Jack Russel) down last week after 13yrs.
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:38 AM   #29
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Never had a dog that long but it is always tough to make the call and the trip with an animal you have that kind of attachment to.
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:54 AM   #30
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So very sorry for your loss. Sounds like you all did a lot of things right to keep him around for that long.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:43 AM   #31
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18 years is a great run, for a dog, but not near enough time for us.
I know our time is coming, and my screen got a little blurry reading this.

Prayers of comfort going up for both of you.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:45 AM   #32
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Sounds like he had a great life. It sure is hard to go through that's for sure. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:56 AM   #33
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Sorry for your loss....very hard thing to have to do.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:59 AM   #34
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Rest in peace, Tucker.
Thanks for sharing, sorry to hear about it though.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:00 AM   #35
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I would say he lived a good life from the sounds of it. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:56 AM   #36
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Feel for Y'all. One of the hardest things to do. Prayers Up.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:07 AM   #37
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We put our 13 year old Dachshund down three weeks ago. I know the feeling. It is still raw, and will take a long time heal. The are a special breed.

My condolences.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:41 AM   #38
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He ran the race, fought the fight and lived to be a grizzled old warrior.
We could only ask for so much.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:52 AM   #39
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That sucks
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:27 AM   #40
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I lost my little female chihuahua the last of January this year, 16 years old almost to the day. Had her since she was 8 weeks old....lord I miss that little dog and I just can't bring myself to replacing her at this time.

So sorry for your loss.....prayers sent for you and your wife.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:31 AM   #41
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One of my hardest days was letting go of my dachshund of 13.5 years. Amazing little companions even if they can be little buttheads sometimes too. Glad you got to enjoy many years with your friend, and sorry for your loss.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:33 AM   #42
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We lost a 19 yr old toy fox terrier this past yr. Had that dog b4 I ever had kids. Knowing they go to live a good life puts a smile on your face, and knowing they made your life good made them yours. I love dogs. Got hunting dogs now, and life is crazy once again.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:47 AM   #43
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Lost our little guy back in January, sounds like yours had a nice long happy life. Prayers for you and the wife
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:48 AM   #44
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Sorry for your loss
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:34 AM   #45
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Rest in peace.
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:45 AM   #46
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Sorry to hear that, we're right there with ya'. Was about the hardest thing I've ever experienced with our Lab several years ago. My wife and I went together, sat in the waiting room with Jenny and in heavy tears spent our last moments with her there. Still gets to me.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:25 PM   #47
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lose my female daschund 1 year ago at 14 and my male is 16 now....wont be long ..

I feel for ya....
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