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Hundmutter

by Hundmutter on 09 July 2015 - 07:07

For the first time in over 20 years, I have no canine companion.  Taz - Devat Adunamoir - was

p.t.s.  a couple of weeks ago.  He collapsed;  and by the time I got him to my vet  ('out of hours',

true to form !)  his heart was racing and skipping, and was about to give out altogether.  So I let

him go.  He was 12 years and seven months of age.   It has taken me until now to write here about it; 

I am not beating myself up, I know I made the right decision for him, at the right moment.  But it has

still surprised me how difficult I have found it to report his passing. 

 

Someone recently wrote on the "Working Line vs Showline" thred a description of how their W/L

dogs even though full of fizz and energy while participating in sports &c, could be trusted (contrary

to some opinions) to settle at home,  and while on long car journeys would sleep in their crates

with never so much as a whine.   Well, Taz was like that too - and he was the best of travellers, every

passenger I have ever carried has commented on the fact.  Taz was English-bred from all-German

'showline' dogs.

 

Now I'll have the problem Blitzen described eloquently the other day about convincing Rescue staff

that it is possible to care for a dog properly and yet have no fenced-in garden attached to your

residence.  I don't anticipate having too great a problem with this if I get another elderly GSD, I am

reasonably well known in Welfare circles;   but I have settled on the possible option of a smaller, more

lightweight breed - the Whippet - and as I have no previous connection with them, that may pose some

difficulties !  Wish me luck.    I am going to take a little break before I start looking, do some of those

things which are more difficult when you have a dog to consider - unless of course a needy dog finds

ME, first !


by vk4gsd on 09 July 2015 - 08:07

hund so sorry for your loss, RIP Taz, a life well lived.


susie

by susie on 09 July 2015 - 08:07

So sorry, Hundmutter. I guess I know how you feel right now.


by Allan1955 on 09 July 2015 - 09:07

Sorry for your loss, Hundmutter.

We don't say it loud, but i am sure we all feel that it is almost like losing a child.

Wish you strenght.


by CelticGlory on 09 July 2015 - 10:07

I'm so sorry about Taz, RIP boy.


yogidog

by yogidog on 09 July 2015 - 10:07

Allan HAVE U EVER LOST a child

by Allan1955 on 09 July 2015 - 12:07

Yep.


by Blitzen on 09 July 2015 - 12:07

Oh, so sorry, LInda. I hope, when the time is right, that you find another dog that will be perfect for you.

S


aaykay

by aaykay on 09 July 2015 - 12:07

The loss has certainly left a void that will need time to heal.  I have been there before.  Sorry for your loss.


Sunsilver

by Sunsilver on 09 July 2015 - 12:07

So sorry, Hundmutter. I will be facing that decision myself not to far down the road, as my oldest is now 13, and having increasing mobility problems. Sad Smile






 


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