OT.... Dog Friendly People Only!

Posted by: Strings & Wood

OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 07:03 PM

I had to put my dog down today. I am not here to grieve, instead, to celebrate & share her life. Rene Corbet came into our world like a cyclone 15 years ago. We got her on Christmas morning and she put on quite a show. Running everywhere at once, with the energy only a puppy can have. She was full of attitude and took over our household. She was scandalously pampered, but she gave as well as she took.

Pictures say it best.




Rene Corbet(left) Born Oct 1997. Her unrelated sibling Patti (right).







Loved the snow... living in Colorado, that's a good thing!






A Christmas Baby To The End.






Opening Presents Was Just The Best! I said she was pampered.








Too Much Christmas!






The Sandman Lurks!





Rene Corbet Crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today, Feb 13,2013. Patti & I miss her.
Posted by: jotur

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 07:11 PM

Well, darn. She looks like a corker! Or a dust mop, I'm not sure which laugh Sorry to hear it, but looks like there'll be great memories smile

Cathy
Posted by: malkin

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 07:20 PM

It looks like you had a grand time together!
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 07:54 PM

She's beautiful. smile My favorite pick was the one of y'all in the snow. The dogs looked like they were having a blast. smile

It's always so tremendously sad when you have to say goodbye to a pet. The only consolation that I've been able to find in such situations is to realize that you gave your animal friend a wonderful life. And vice versa. smile
Posted by: Mark...

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 08:26 PM

It is one of life's great injustices that we have to say good bye to our pets...

Remember the good times...
Posted by: BillM

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 08:43 PM

Strings & Wood - I am so sorry for your loss. Great pictures of a fine looking dog. I know this is a tough day for you.
Posted by: KurtZ

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 09:06 PM

"The only mistake god ever made was the lifespan of dogs." ----Mark Twain

My mother had seven dogs in her adult life. After the third one died (my first of six bassett hounds) she swore, "No more dogs." After each one she would say it again but dogs are like musical instruments they just have a way of finding you.

Kurt
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 09:12 PM

I feel your pain, our beloved animals just are not given enough time with us. But know she loved you, too.

I recently saw a memorial photo frame I thought was wonderful; uplifting and not sad.

Sending thoughts of comfort to you.
Posted by: Mr Super-Hunky

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 09:33 PM

I admire your positive outlook Carl and am glad you had a wonderful, fulfilling 15 years with her. You couldn't possibly ask for anything better than for your pets to be loved and to share your life with them to the fullest. It seems you were able to accomplish this so yes, I would celebrate her life too.
Posted by: ChopinAddict

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 10:05 PM

frown I am sorry for your loss, but her memories will live forever.
Posted by: HalfStep

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/13/13 10:40 PM

So sorry. I had to put down my English Mastiff some time ago and it was very very tough. What a sweet little face your pup had. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.
Posted by: PattyP

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/14/13 12:17 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy.
Posted by: SwissMS

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/14/13 01:42 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. It looks like you had a rich 15 years with her! You will have many treasured memories. Losing a pet is so hard.
Posted by: rnaple

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/14/13 04:21 AM

Congratulations for having had this wonderful childlike person in your life.

A dog lives to create a heart in us that we never had before. When they pass. Our self centered heart dies with them. We are left with a heart where they now live. Having become a part of us. They have fulfilled their mission in life.
Posted by: sinophilia

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/14/13 06:48 AM

Awesome dog! I'm sorry for your loss but it looks like she had a long, wonderful life thanks to you!

I had to say goodbye to two of my cats last year, they were just 7 and 11. I don't think I ever felt worse in my entire life, they're just so helpless in our hands.
Posted by: dagdvm

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/14/13 06:45 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. She looks like a beautiful and happy pup. It is always so hard to say goodbye, but if they lived longer we would only get to love one or two in a lifetime. I may be on my last dog now (a 4 year old mini long-haired dachshund named Tilly who is the love of my life) since I am 61, but I hope I can squeeze in at least one more to love before I go.
With much sympathy,
Anne (a.k.a. dagdvm)
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/14/13 09:36 PM

I appreciate all that stopped to look, and thank you, to each and every one that took the time to comment.

Most, if not all of us, arrive at this forum because we share a common interest. We meet people we other wise, would never know. Within that bond, there lies other interest that we share. It is nice to be able to sift those other interest, when appropriate.

Rene was a wonderful dog, who saw herself as human. Patti, on the other hand, sees us, as dogs. It made made for quite a spectacle, if not conflict, at times.

Here are a couple of the final pictures I took of them this past Christmas. They are much longer in the tooth... but, so am I.




Posted by: AimeeO

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/14/13 09:56 PM

I'm sorry for your loss, Strings, and I hope little Patti is coping well. I am happy that you got to spend a remarkable 15 years together. Isn't it incredible how much joy an animal can bring you?

Take care.
Posted by: HalfStep

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/14/13 10:24 PM

I just keep going back to the "sandman lurks" pic. It's epic, really! I love it...
Posted by: MaryBee

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/14/13 11:41 PM

15 years! What a long, wonderful time you had together!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/16/13 04:42 AM

I am sorry for your loss. Our four-footed friends become a real part of the family and it really is heartbreaking to lose them. It looks like you had a wonderful 15 years and will have lots of great memories to re-live, and to help heal the hurt.
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/16/13 08:06 AM

Really sorry for your loss of a family member frown x
Posted by: BeccaBb

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/16/13 10:36 AM

I'm very sorry for your loss but it's nice to see your celebrating your furry family's life.
Posted by: WiseBuff

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/16/13 01:53 PM

Carl
She's beautiful and I can tell how much you loved her and how rich her life was with her family. Don't let others tell you "she was just a dog". Dog family adds a wonderful dimension to life and I'm happy you had her in yours. Blessings to you.
Posted by: EdwardianPiano

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/17/13 06:06 PM

Sorry to hear about Rene's passing. RIP Rene. Dogs are great companions and it was nice to see the photos. I have never had the fortune to have had a canine companion due to housing and allergy issues but I take my friend's dog Milo for a walk sometimes when he's working a long shift and am good friends with Milo. Dogs are one of my favourite animals!
What breed was Rene?
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/17/13 06:32 PM

Originally Posted By: EdwardianPiano
Sorry to hear about Rene's passing. RIP Rene. Dogs are great companions and it was nice to see the photos. I have never had the fortune to have had a canine companion due to housing and allergy issues but I take my friend's dog Milo for a walk sometimes when he's working a long shift and am good friends with Milo. Dogs are one of my favourite animals!
What breed was Rene?


Rene was a tri-colored American Cocker Spaniel. My mother was a breeder of these dogs, for about 20 years. I had called my mother to ask- if she would let me know, the next time she was able to breed a tri. I wanted to give one to my wife, who had never owned a dog. Timing was of such, that it turned out to be a Christmas present. The rest is history.

I must say that your friend, is fortunate to have a friend in you. Walking Milo, is a true testament of that friendship!
Posted by: The Hound

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/17/13 06:34 PM

Given the unparalleled closeness of the bond between dog and human, the lifespans achieved by our canine friends feel very cruel to me. Like losing a fully-fledged family member 60 years too soon.

My condolences. I'm sure Rene had a happy and fulfilling life.
Posted by: EdwardianPiano

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/17/13 07:07 PM


Quote:
Rene was a tri-colored American Cocker Spaniel. My mother was a breeder of these dogs, for about 20 years. I had called my mother to ask- if she would let me know, the next time she was able to breed a tri. I wanted to give one to my wife, who had never owned a dog. Timing was of such, that it turned out to be a Christmas present. The rest is history.



I thought Rene was a kind of spaniel- she looked different to British spaniels. They are a great breed- so much fun! A Christmas gift of the best one could have- a lovely furry friend.



Quote:
I must say that your friend, is fortunate to have a friend in you. Walking Milo, is a true testament of that friendship!



Thanks for the kind comment. Milo is a furry ginger coloured dog that looks like he has some sort of collie in him. He has started barking excitedly when he sees me now- so he associates me with walks and biscuits LOL. His human friend goes to a cafe/hang out place I go to and brings Milo sometimes and I always made a fuss of him and I was asked if I'd walk the dog if he was at work on a long shift. Milo has a few fans so he gets walks by a few other friends as well!
Posted by: frankeric

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/18/13 11:10 AM

We, dog people, mark our life years by our dogs.
Thanks for sharing..
frank
Posted by: FarmGirl

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/18/13 11:36 AM

I could not bear to read the thread because we lost a couple of dogs during our 20 years of marriage. Dogs are kids to me. I understand your feeling.
Posted by: EdwardianPiano

Re: OT.... Dog Friendly People Only! - 02/18/13 06:39 PM

I have a sad dog story to share with you.

On the Friday evening of January 19th, a little black terrier came to my door. My friend was just leaving to go home and when she opened the door there was a shivering little dog. At first I thought little dog might have just wandered off from her "owner"- she snuffled round my garden and my friend left for the bus stop. I chopped up some vegetables for a casserole and put on it on to simmer on the stove. About 20 mins later I opened my door to find little dog had returned to my door step. I invited her in- how could I leave her there? It was clear she had been abandoned. She was shy and needed my invitation- she clearly had more manners than the heartless people who had dumped her- she didn't just run in but tentatively walked into my warm sitting room when I patted my leg and said "Come on.." gently to her. She lay on my settee and dozed- she seemed very tired. I could not keep her as my house only has 4 rooms and I am not allowed animals in my tenancy agreement. To add to that I am out a lot ( part time job 4 days a week) and have a dog allergy. I called the dog warden and a very kind dog warden came for her and he was a real animal lover. He said he'd be taking her to kennels and a loving home would be found for her. Little dog had no microchip or contact details on her collar. When he had left with her my sofa looked very empty.Incidentally, it snowed later on that night- I dread to think what would have happened to her had she not come to my door.