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Bad day for the wife and I

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Redneck_Randy, Jan 31, 2012.

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    The wife and I have no children so our pets are our kids. Last year we lost 3 pets in a 3 month span so this one really hit us hard. We lost our Miniature Pinscher Ripley today after she suffered from having several strokes. We take very good care of our pets. To give you and idea, my old bird dog "John" had a heated and air conditioner dog house. Ripley broke her neck when she was 3 after jumping off the bed after getting her back claws caught in an afghan blanket and took two surgeries to repair. She lived to 16 years and 6 days which is very rare for a high strung miniature pinscher.

    I'm just posting this as a release for me cause I miss her so damn much because she was baby.

    She was named after Sigourney Weaver's character in Aliens because she was just as tough and mean to something did not like. She was a one mans dog. :)))

    Thanks

    I just needed to release

    Ripley 01/25/1996 to 01/31/2012

    Rest in piece my baby
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    sorry to hear.
    it's sure hard to lose a beloved pet, but you can take comfort from knowing the good life you provided her.

    take care.
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    I am sorry for your loss, Randy. My condolences.

    Marilyn
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    I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my MinPin, Princess, almost 4 years ago. She was over 18 YOA. There are days when I miss her terribly. She was ALWAYS happy to see me and she protected my daughter and I as if she was a large dog. I never saw her back down from anything no matter the size of the threat. She was remarkable. I can completely understand how you feel. I will keep your family and Ripley in my thoughts today.
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    Sorry also, for your loss-Randy.

    ~~Carol
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    Real sad for you Randy, I know what you mean about the dogs being like surrogate children, they get under your skin and are a lot less of a worry than having children.

    Chris
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    Wawawa. Wanna cry when ever I here that an animal has died:(. I had a bunny but died from something wrong with its stomach :( that was about 1year ago but I still cry for her she was my baby :( nothing I could do :( I won't to study something else so that I can work at an animal rescue place or something like that.
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    I am sorry for your loss.....sad.........
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    I'm so sorry for your loss Randy.

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    I'm so sorry Randy......Ripley sounds like a cool fur baby....there's nothing worse than loosing a treasured friend.
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    OMG!!!! I am so sorry for your losses!!!! ;' ( I am going to post a very sweet inspirational pet pic for you!!

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    I have to warn you I was silently bawling like a baby when I read this at my desk at work ;). I had to go and fix my makeup. Only had my 5 month old Yorkie for about three weeks now. Counting the years I should be able to have him until his death. I hope to have him for at least the 15 years of his projected lifespan according to the Internet. Try to enjoy!!

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    So sorry to hear this, Randy! I lost two beloved cats last year and still remember my favourite dog and two of my horses to this day. I shed a tear all the time.

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    Randy: There really isnt anything I can say that will make you feel better. In many ways, pets (particularly a good dog) are better than people. I wish they lived longer. I have two dogs with me now. Between the three of us, we keep ourselves sane (mostly). Treasure the pets that are still living and remember the good times of the ones that have passed.
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    RIP "Ripley"
    759/L2-01N

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    Pets do become part of a family, the joy they bring is also the cause of deep sadness when they pass.

    I miss our daft 'she was given to laying in the passage, being black and with no lights on the times i've been sent flying down the passage having tripped over her ..........and the names i called her :).

    Imh no matter how painful, to love and loose is netter than never to have loved.
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    We bought a new puppy. :D We named her Jewel She a full blood AKC Miniature Pinscher with a throw back gene that gave her a lot more hair and much furr on her ears. We think it make her look very special and cute as heck. LOL Here's some pics of her. Sorry her eyes being so crusty, she's been crying a little at nights. Link below.

    Jewel
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    Aaawwww. Her so precious!

    I know she doesn't exactly replace the loss - but she looks as if she's going to be a welcome addition to your family.

    Marilyn
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    That is one cute looking puppy!

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    Oh jewel is soo cute!! So happy for you, Randy!

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