Loss of a Family Member

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Bill Aubrey, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    Sorry to hear about your deep loss my friend. May memories of your life with Porter always be vivid, and golden.
     
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  2. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    I'm old, and I've gone through the loss of so many wonderful dogs...and it never gets any easier. They give so much, and demand so little. I'm very sorry to hear of Porter's departure from this world, but I hope you can find some solace in the superb life you gave him.
     
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  3. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    I'm very sorry for the loss of your partner, I imagine he had an even better time than you did with him, dogs are like that.
     
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  4. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss. I have one that's fourteen and mostly deaf and blind, but still too spunky to put down. I'm dreading the day. She's the best dog I've ever owned, and could take her downtown in any city(she's been to several) without a leash. She'd just heel at command and stay nose to my heel, stopping when I stopped, going when I went.
     
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  5. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I am very sorry for your loss. I am speechless.
     
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  6. Steve Call

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    My condolences Bill. Like everyone else, I too have suffered the loss of a pet/family member. Treasure the memories.
     
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  7. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Bill,
    My condolences for your loss. The two 'pups' on my avatar were 14 and 15 when they died in 2008. Some people dive right back in, but it took 2 years before we were ready to adopt again; now we're back in the game. Each dog I've owned holds a special place in my heart, but there was still plenty of room when the next one came to live with us.
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  8. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    My sincere condolences, Bill. Never easy to part with one, but such a treasure of memories & unconditional love they create along the journey. Prayer sent.
     
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  9. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Bill, sad to hear about Porter. Good friends can't be replaced, but new ones can be made. Hope you find another friend just as good.
     
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  10. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Sorry to hear this sir :( We have 3 good friends that brighten and enliven our lives. Hold on to the memories as they will become very sweet.
    My condolences.
     
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  11. Rob Ast

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    Bill, as others have said dogs bring so much to our lives and losing them is never easy. My condolences on your loss. When the time is right I'm sure you will enjoy the company of a dog again.
     
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  12. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Bill,

    I feel for you because I lost my best dog over 3 yrs ago.

    I now have 3 dogs, but all 3 do not equal the one I lost.

    One thing a person said to me on this thread was that he still had his old dog's snot on the back windows of his jeep. It may sound crazy, but I left the dog snot on the back of mini van for months. I still have his collor hung up in my office.
     
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  13. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Still haven't cleaned the inside of those windows, Greg although Hank has added his "signatures" to those of dear Maggie's . . . kind of a collage now. Works for me . . .
     
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  14. Bill Aubrey

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    Thanks, Guys. This community is terrific. It's a tough one, and was totally unexpected. My thoughts now are that I won't get another, but you guys are right, they bring so much to the bargain. Maybe in a few months...I vacuumed yesterday (Porter was the undisputed champion of the world at shedding and also dragging in leaves and pine needles from the yard and adjoining woods), but I left a fresh hank of his hair beside my chair where he would sit nights for petting. I think that'll stay a long time, along with his smudges on the slider. I also find myself telling him I'm home in the evening, and saying "I'll be back" when I leave the house.
     
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  15. KerryS

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    Bill,

    We lost our 17 year old Border Collie a few months back. She had trails built around the property she used to keep an eye on things. The other day my wife notice that they are starting to disapear. Slowly she is becoming only a memory as the marks of her existance are removed by time.

    She was such a huge part or our lives, our children's lives and our grandchildren's lives we decided to plant a tree to mark her grave and remind us of her. It is small tree now but it is in full bloom and growing fast. She still makes her mark in our world and with the tree she will for rest of our time here.

    Take care,

    Kerry