My Best Dog Ever Passed Today

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Patocazador, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Patocazador

    Patocazador Member

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    I had to put Nyssa down today. She was a bit over 15 years old and couldn't walk or hear any more. She had stopped eating and drinking and I knew it was time.

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  2. BreechFace

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    By dog's standards, these pictures represent a "life well lived."

    Sorry for your loss, but great of you to save the prolonged suffering of your hunting mate.
     
  3. .308 Norma

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    I'm sorry Patocazador. And I know it probably doesn't make you feel any better, but it was great of you to be Nyssa's best friend, just as she had been your best friend.
     
  4. Armored farmer

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    Patocazador

    My heart sank just reading the title of your thread. We also lost our family dog not long ago.
    You did good imho to send her along the pathway of memories.

    It sounds like she had a great life.
     
  5. red rick

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    Sorry for your loss . I know it feels like losing a family member .
     
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  6. Frulk

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    From those pics it’s a given she wasn’t a backyard inmate. That’s the best gift you could have given Nyssa. Nothing any of us can say that’s going to make it any easier. Just know it’s as bad as it’s going to get today and each passing day a little of the edge gets taken off. Don’t ask me how I know.
     
  7. whughett

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    A hard thing to do for any one who has dogs, pets or working animals, they become family members. I’ve done it twice and my current friend is 15 years old.
     
  8. ms6852

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    Sorry for your loss. I had a yellow lab/mix she was a great and loyal friend had her for 17 years she loved beer and grilled shark.
     
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    Prayers to you and Nyssa. Unconditional love is something to cherish and remember.
     
  10. WestKentucky

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    My beagle is nearing her end. She is 13, deaf, and not very active. It hurts to have to make that decision, and I have only made it one time, but the next time will not be long in the future, nor will it be any easier than the last time. I know the pain, and it doesn’t stop, but know that it was in her best interest. Your pup clearly enjoyed a life of doing what she was born to do. My condolences for you and your family.
     
  11. Patocazador

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    Thank you all for the good wishes. She's gone now and it probably won't be that long before I join her.

    She thoroughly enjoyed her life and the only thing she wouldn't hunt was a possum. She finished a national field trial when she was 2 y.o. and placed 9th out of 38 dogs entered. I handled her and didn't have a clue what I was doing. She did it all on her own.

    She went everywhere with me and knew her job for whatever situation arose. Even though she was a retriever, I think she liked hunting hogs and rabbits the best. I hope there are plenty of those where she is now.

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  12. glockgod

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    I have always said that everyone needs to have one perfect pet. Remember the good times. She will be waiting for you to cross the Rainbow Bridge into Heaven. The best years are behind my sweet Abby Nermal. She will be 15 this October. Found her as an orphan when she was 2 or 3 weeks old. A better cat buddy would be impossible to find. Will be a sad day when she passes.
     
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    hardest thing to do, sorry for your loss.
     
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  14. FL-NC

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
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    So sorry. I look at my old guy and his graying face, and dread the day.
     
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    So sorry for your loss. There always seems to be a special kind of hurt when one of our beloved pets dies. Your pup was beautiful and a mighty hunter.
     
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    Well there's plenty of snorts and hoppers where she is now. We're all gonna' join 'em someday.
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    These threads always break my heart just a little. It's so hard losing a loved one like that, but at the same time, there comes a time when you just can't let them go on hurting. If it was time, it was time, but I'm very sorry for your loss.
     
  19. Milt1

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    Sorry for your loss for that great dog! I'm so glad you recognized and acted on the proper time to put her down as too many people wait entirely too long before they act. As mentioned before you'll meet again at the Rainbow Bridge! Both of those you see in my icon have crossed over and we have another great beagle that eventually will be there but until then it's all good and all love.
     
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  20. Kevinq6

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    Sorry to hear that we all love our hunting dogs so much. Just remember all the good times you had together and how much she loved spending her life with you!
     
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    Beautiful dog, Ill say a prayer for you both.
     
  22. sisyphus

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    I'm on my best dog ever right now, and every now and then I'll look at him and get sad knowing that someday I will have to be there for him at the end.
    Sorry for your loss.
     
  23. sparkyv

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    Sorry for your loss. Great looking dog.
     
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    sorry to hear, nice pup.

    been there, hard to lose your friend, sincerest condolences.
     
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  25. Rubone

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    So sorry to hear this. We all seem to have that special bond with certain dogs. As a life long dog owner and fan of all breeds (I tend to save rescues these days) I always have several sharing my life. But there is always "the one" that is special above all others. Cherish her memory.
     
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