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R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
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Unfortunately arthritis of the hips is notoriously rife with German Shepards and my dog is no different. She's on constant medication and a special diet but if it gets to a point that she can't even walk or is in constant pain (which I e been told will be about a year away) then I'm going to have to do the right thing. I'm not having a beautiful proud dog reduced to that. No fucking way.
The in-laws have had two German Sheps in the last 15 years, both suffered with arthritis, both their back legs went as they were well into the Championship Rounds.

I think your decision to have the proud dog put to sleep if she's in more pain is a fine decision. I made the decision with my English Bull Terrier three years ago...remember Eddie Futch pulling Joe out of the Ali third fight? That's what you have to do when your dog has had too much...

Max, the in-laws' dog RIP.



Lille and Billie (RIP Billie)

 
Jun 1, 2013
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Sorry I'm just seeing this now. Thank you, much appreciated. I waas out running around the park today and he came into my mind and I got all upset running. It's shit. When I'm laying around on the sofa too and I nod off then wake up really quickly, he keeps entering my mind, and then when I wake up and realise he's not there it fucking kills me.
I hear you, man. When mine passed last year I slept on the couch for three weeks because I couldn't bear to be in my bedroom, where I kept his bed and where he always slept. The room felt alien to me without him in there. And for years the first thing I did in the morning was take him out and feed him. It felt so strange not doing that anymore.

For a long time after, if I was out of my apartment for a few hours, this little alarm would go off in my head that said "time to go home and take care of the dog," and then I'd remember he wasn't there. And of course just coming home to an empty house is awful.

It does get easier though. First month or two I was in full-on zombie mode. Next few months were better, although I still got upset about it pretty often. Basically I've learned to give myself some privacy when I need it so I can feel shitty about it when I need to. Better than ignoring it or keeping it in.
 

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The Bobsledinator
May 31, 2012
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I hear you, man. When mine passed last year I slept on the couch for three weeks because I couldn't bear to be in my bedroom, where I kept his bed and where he always slept. The room felt alien to me without him in there. And for years the first thing I did in the morning was take him out and feed him. It felt so strange not doing that anymore.

For a long time after, if I was out of my apartment for a few hours, this little alarm would go off in my head that said "time to go home and take care of the dog," and then I'd remember he wasn't there. And of course just coming home to an empty house is awful.

It does get easier though. First month or two I was in full-on zombie mode. Next few months were better, although I still got upset about it pretty often. Basically I've learned to give myself some privacy when I need it so I can feel shitty about it when I need to. Better than ignoring it or keeping it in.
Thanks man, nice post. I appreciate that.

How old was your dog when he passed away then?
 
Jun 1, 2013
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Thanks man, nice post. I appreciate that.

How old was your dog when he passed away then?
He was a couple months shy of 13, so he had a pretty good run. And he was in good shape until the last few months, when things started going downhill pretty quickly. I had him a little over 8 years. He was a retired racing greyhound, I adopted him about a week after he'd left track life. Sweet dogs. I'll definitely have more greyhounds in the future. I posted a couple pictures of him a few pages back, will try to add some more later.
 

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R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
30,058
I hear you, man. When mine passed last year I slept on the couch for three weeks because I couldn't bear to be in my bedroom, where I kept his bed and where he always slept. The room felt alien to me without him in there. And for years the first thing I did in the morning was take him out and feed him. It felt so strange not doing that anymore.

For a long time after, if I was out of my apartment for a few hours, this little alarm would go off in my head that said "time to go home and take care of the dog," and then I'd remember he wasn't there. And of course just coming home to an empty house is awful.

It does get easier though. First month or two I was in full-on zombie mode. Next few months were better, although I still got upset about it pretty often. Basically I've learned to give myself some privacy when I need it so I can feel shitty about it when I need to. Better than ignoring it or keeping it in.
I like that post.

I was fucking crushed when I lost my English Bull Terrier. I knew she was on her way out about two years before she went, I gave her a few months at that time, I was sure she'd be gone in a few months. I also bought a little Staffy girl pup to keep her company in her dying days. That Staffy prolonged the English Bull Terrier's life for two years more, I'm almost sure...I still have the little Staffy here with me. We pulled the English Bull Terrier out of the fight in the Championship Rounds...it was the only humane thing to do. I did my Eddie Futch thing in the Frazier-Ali third fight.
 

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The Bobsledinator
May 31, 2012
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He was a couple months shy of 13, so he had a pretty good run. And he was in good shape until the last few months, when things started going downhill pretty quickly. I had him a little over 8 years. He was a retired racing greyhound, I adopted him about a week after he'd left track life. Sweet dogs. I'll definitely have more greyhounds in the future. I posted a couple pictures of him a few pages back, will try to add some more later.
Great, just tag me in whatever posts you put up with the pics in
 
:lol:

Happy birthday to the little guy. What a fucking legend
we were going through all he's been through tonight in the house......in his life he has - been ran over by a car...got stolen and we found him tied up behind a derelict house miles away (long story) tied to a concrete block in the middle of the yard behind it, in one of the coldest stormiest winters we've had, he was gone from us for a week, dunno how long he was tied to the block (guy who stole him ended up in jail as he was stealing loads of dogs and selling them to some gang from wales apparently)....cut one paw virtually in half a couple of years ago (we dont know what he cut it on)....nearly died with some mystery illness one xmas....and last year at the beach he fell off a wall that was 20-25 feet high on to rocks and was on 3 legs for most of the summer.....and he's right as rain today thankfully.

youngest child here is 4...when he goes out to play outside with other kids...dog stays beside him, no matter what, he'll go nowhere if he's not beside the child.
 
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The Bobsledinator
May 31, 2012
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we were going through all he's been through tonight in the house......in his life he has - been ran over by a car...got stolen and we found him tied up behind a derelict house miles away (long story) tied to a concrete block in the middle of the yard behind it, in one of the coldest stormiest winters we've had, he was gone from us for a week, dunno how long he was tied to the block (guy who stole him ended up in jail as he was stealing loads of dogs and selling them to some gang from wales apparently)....cut one paw virtually in half a couple of years ago (we dont know what he cut it on)....nearly died with some mystery illness one xmas....and last year at the beach he fell off a wall that was 20-25 feet high on to rocks and was on 3 legs for most of the summer.....and he's right as rain today thankfully.

youngest child here is 4...when he goes out to play outside with other kids...dog stays beside him, no matter what, he'll go nowhere if he's not beside the child.
Oh man, that shit is awful. I'm genuinely glad he is all good and enjoying his birthday in good spirits with you and your family. Poor little lad has been through a lot of shit. This is the thing with dogs though.....even when they have been through heaps of crap, they bounce back.

He sounds like a great guard dog for your little boy also. Great dog, man.
 

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R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
30,058
we were going through all he's been through tonight in the house......in his life he has - been ran over by a car...got stolen and we found him tied up behind a derelict house miles away (long story) tied to a concrete block in the middle of the yard behind it, in one of the coldest stormiest winters we've had, he was gone from us for a week, dunno how long he was tied to the block (guy who stole him ended up in jail as he was stealing loads of dogs and selling them to some gang from wales apparently)....cut one paw virtually in half a couple of years ago (we dont know what he cut it on)....nearly died with some mystery illness one xmas....and last year at the beach he fell off a wall that was 20-25 feet high on to rocks and was on 3 legs for most of the summer.....and he's right as rain today thankfully.

youngest child here is 4...when he goes out to play outside with other kids...dog stays beside him, no matter what, he'll go nowhere if he's not beside the child.
Just read this, fucking heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I like the guard dog bit...ultimate loyalty.
 

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R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
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Bo trying to lick the nacho cheese off his nose that my 1 yr old got on him while sneakin him nachos :lol:
It was adorable.
Ha, let the little guy feed the dog, Sammy!!!

Lilllie - close up - sleeping...