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    I have posted this too many times, in similar circumstances.
    But this poem helps me every time. I hope it will help you too

    RIP Bags

    There is sorrow enough in the natural way
    From men and women to fill our day;
    And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
    Why do we always arrange for more?
    Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

    Buy a pup and your money will buy
    Love unflinching that cannot lie—
    Perfect passion and worship fed
    By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
    Nevertheless it is hardly fair
    To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

    When the fourteen years which Nature permits
    Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
    And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
    To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
    Then you will find—it’s your own affair—
    But … you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.

    When the body that lived at your single will,
    With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!).
    When the spirit that answered your every mood
    Is gone—wherever it goes—for good,
    You will discover how much you care,
    And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

    We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way,
    When it comes to burying Christian clay.
    Our loves are not given, but only lent,
    At compound interest of cent per cent.
    Though it is not always the case, I believe,
    That the longer we’ve kept ’em, the more do we grieve:
    For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
    A short-time loan is as bad as a long—
    So why in—Heaven (before we are there)
    Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?
    Don't take my silence for agreement. I've just realised you're too stupid to argue with.

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    Heartbreaking. So sorry for your loss Verv.

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    Awful, sorry to hear that verv. Lovely photos, great ones to look back on.

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    Our Betty hiding today when I was power washing the patio.



    Cheers,
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    This thread is the best and worst on TZ...

    Laugh out loud stories,
    Beautiful pictures...

    ...and heartbreaking sadness.

    My gang send their love to you Verv, at this desperate time.

    Run free Bags x

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    C, So sad to read this - my heart goes out to you.

    The gang. Poppy (L) and Pacha (R)

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    Sorry to hear about your dog C, it must be heartbreaking to lose one like this.

    I grew up with a boxer dog but never felt inclined to get a dog myself. Fast forward to 2013, my stepdaughter gets a labrador puppy, wifey and I end up looking after him 3 days/ week! Needless to say we’re very attached to him, the dog has two homes and he’s just as happy staying with us, I feel like a dog owner even though we only ‘borrow’ him. When we go on holiday we miss him, we’re always glad to see him when we return.

    It’ll be a sad day when his time is up, hopefully he’ll be around for a good few years yet.

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    So sorry to hear about bags, verv.

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    A red dog called Blue.



    We have a Bluebell wood locally and when she was 12 weeks old I took her up there for a few photos, May 9th 2017.



    Exactly same place and day 12 months on 2018.



    That mild winter has brought things forward two weeks.
    Last edited by John Wall; 27th April 2019 at 08:52.

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    She’s a cracker!

    The bluebells near us are in full bloom right now too. I was out last night and the woods were carpeted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyloon View Post
    Our Betty hiding today when I was power washing the patio.



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    Fantastic pic and dog!

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    Late lunch in the garden with this guy :)

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    ^^ gorgeous pooch.

    The bearded rat attempts to stare down some bearded goats, Big Train style. It didn’t work

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    Hurlie at the dog park





    Whoosh!


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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Bags.
    You were born 01.01.09.
    You loved the beach, walks round Bangour and snow. You loved cuddles, your cow, and armpit scratches.
    You loved watermelon, tomato soup and ice cream.
    You loved rolling in shit. Grub.
    You loved everything, including me, unconditionally. You were kind.
    And dear God I loved you and will continue to love you.
    You snored. You chewed up your ear drops because you didn't like them. You bunny kicked me if I moved onto your side of the bed.
    You learned to drive during a trip to Applecross where you stared at me from the back seat for over 6 hours.
    You were taught to cook every Christmas day.
    You were my best friend and my heart is broken.
    You died yesterday. 25.04.19. I held you and I didn't want to let go. You were only ten and you fought a brain tumour for as long as I would allow it.
    Rest my little one. Find Hilary. Be a good girl. X.
    So sorry for your loss. Dogs bring out the best in us.
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    Just read about Bags C. Heartbreaking news.

    It's an awful thing, done it myself many times.

    It may still be very raw but possibly in the future, a new little playmate?

    All the best.
    Cheers,
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    Here is our 'House Destroyer with Bat Ears' in action.....

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    Not a morning dog!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Just read about Bags C. Heartbreaking news.

    It's an awful thing, done it myself many times.

    It may still be very raw but possibly in the future, a new little playmate?

    All the best.
    I think yes, in autumn. I feel a bit meh without a dog and the kids are starting to gear up with puppy chat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    I think yes, in autumn. I feel a bit meh without a dog and the kids are starting to gear up with puppy chat.
    Yeah we still feel very raw, but we know that sometime later we'll meet another friend that's been waiting for us.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Not a morning dog!
    What I saw


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Just read about Bags C. Heartbreaking news.

    It's an awful thing, done it myself many times.

    It may still be very raw but possibly in the future, a new little playmate?

    All the best.
    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    I think yes, in autumn. I feel a bit meh without a dog and the kids are starting to gear up with puppy chat.
    Cheers,
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    Thought I’d share this video of my nephew’s dog - growing up fast https://youtu.be/Hdnf88Wwm6U


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    and here’s our Whippet, Skye,wondering when I’m going to stop messing around with the camera and take her for a walk




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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaTines View Post
    and here’s our Whippet, Skye,wondering when I’m going to stop messing around with the camera and take her for a walk




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    That's a great picture👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaTines View Post
    and here’s our Whippet, Skye,wondering when I’m going to stop messing around with the camera and take her for a walk




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    Cracker.


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    Going to buy Loki a divers watch for his birthday🙄

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvWatch View Post
    Here is Jess, on her first visit to Hospital as a PAT dog (Pets as Therapy)

    Jess has also been to University to support students....

    https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/pets-as-...ity-1-6034642#

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    I am become the destroyer of worlds! Oh, all right, the destroyer of rope balls..........




    In fact, the destroyer of anything I can get my teeth into.

    Affectionately known as 'The Thug', Teddy is not my dog, but my eldest Son is dog sitter for it regularly, and this is one solid dog!
    Best Regards - Peter

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    Here’s my dangerous dog ...[
    Yes he is dangerous-you try going to the toilet when it’s dark and the dog is asleep on the landing...I’ve nearly broke my neck countless times ..lolIMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/113755e085215b146376216ac803c100.jpg[/IMG]


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    Quote Originally Posted by speedypro1111 View Post
    Here’s my dangerous dog ...[
    Yes he is dangerous-you try going to the toilet when it’s dark and the dog is asleep on the landing...I’ve nearly broke my neck countless times ..lolIMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190508/113755e085215b146376216ac803c100.jpg[/IMG]


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    Also Verv. sorry to hear about the loss of your dog
    The only disservice a dog does to a man is not live long enough unfortunately
    We lost our last black lab at around 15yrs and it’s heartbreaking but time and a new dog is a great healer mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedypro1111 View Post




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    That looks like a very sweet dog!

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    The daughter is looking after Mable whilst we are away, latest update below... she’s gonna ruin that dog!



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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    That looks like a very sweet dog!

    Menno
    Thanks Mate...
    He’s a show type Lab ,Big boned and big head and barks like a bloody guard dog
    But like every Lab wouldn’t hurt a fly and lovely natured

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    This is what happens when you leave the kids to look after the dogIMG_2815.jpg


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    Tongue out Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedypro1111 View Post


    This is what happens when you leave the kids to look after the dogIMG_2815.jpg


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    He'll grow quickly:

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    A taste for straps!

    I foolishly left the leather strap and clasp on the coffee table last night when changing one of my twins boys 556i's for a NATO.

    The result this morning....



    A very hungry Lurcher/Terrier cross might be looking for a new home!

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    Another Irish rescue has joined the pack. Skorpan (Swedish for Zwieback/rusk) is a two year old staffie-mix.



    Getting along great with her new big brother. A bit too well since they haven't really understood the concept of rest yet....





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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeOfCheese View Post
    Needs some more roughage...




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    Quote Originally Posted by thebuffoon View Post
    I foolishly left the leather strap and clasp on the coffee table last night when changing one of my twins boys 556i's for a NATO.

    The result this morning....



    A very hungry Lurcher/Terrier cross might be looking for a new home!
    Very cute, hope he/she didn’t get too much bollocking :)
    So now we have a clown, a midget and hysterical swivel-eyed loony bint presiding over the circus, what can possibly go wrong?

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    Polo and his planter lookalike

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    We have a new member of the gang...
    Buster, courtesy of Dogs Trust.
    Nearly 3 and a real character.
    As with most Bulldogs, he had inherited breathing problems and eye problems.
    His original owners couldn’t afford what was needed so gave him up.
    He’s had his tonsils out, his nostrils re-bored, his adonoydes done, his eyes lifted and his skin fold removed... oh and his nuts off.







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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wall View Post
    We have a new member of the gang...
    Buster, courtesy of Dogs Trust.
    Nearly 3 and a real character.







    He's a belter!! Before we got our boy (Staffie) we tried getting a rescue bulldog but didn't get anywhere with enquiries.
    Glad you got a better result and hope Buster enjoys his new life. He certainly seems to have settled right in.

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    Sid, our 8 week old GWP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    He'll grow quickly:
    I think that boat has sailed mate


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    Quote Originally Posted by VDG View Post
    Very cute, hope he/she didn’t get too much bollocking :)
    He’s too gorgeous for much of a bollocking. Current tab is one pair of new Grenson’s, one pair of glasses and the Sinn strap.

    His predecessor, sadly now gone, ripped the interior of a new VW Golf apart in 10 minutes on the first day we rescued him. £3,000! He didn’t get any bollocking as he had been badly abused in his first 6 months, so much so that 10 years on he still cowed if we picked up a broom or mop even though he’d not been hit once in those years.

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