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#5735564 - 05/08/15 09:18 PM Preparing an old friend for death.
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My old lab that's lived in the house with us for the last 10 years is in pain and needs to go. It's the only dog I've ever owned that wasn't a bird dog. I lived In east Texas for several years and started duck hunting. I didn't know anything about training a lab and he would WhoA when swimming and follow hand signals. Tonight I brushed him and told him how much I loved him. He just lays around licking his joints. I was going to take him out tomorrow and put him down but my wife came out and told me there was no way I was killing her dog on Mother's Day weekend. I feel like my old Poppa when he called me out when I was in college to shoot 2 of his bird dogs. He said he was too old to take care of them. Frank gets to go until next weekend but I'm in pain over it and am dreading the shot. I may get my brother to do it for me. I've never felt this bad over anything I have to do. I bought a live oak to plant over him. I'm not looking for any sympathy but hope some of my THF buddies have been here before. Tears in my eyes like a sissy. He's just a dog but he feels like family.

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#5735763 - 05/09/15 06:05 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: scalebuster]
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I know what your going thru. Go ahead and ball like a baby. I did. My Reba was 14 when I had to let her go.
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#5735784 - 05/09/15 07:17 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: scalebuster]
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I could never do that.

I'll pay the vet bill if you take him to the vet.
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#5735794 - 05/09/15 07:23 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: scalebuster]
Barny Topwater Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
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Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
You don't want the last thing he sees in this world is the guy he loves pointing a gun at him. Take him to the vet, he can lay in your lap as he slips away.
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#5735795 - 05/09/15 07:24 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 08/01/09
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Some vets will come to your house and do it.
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#5735801 - 05/09/15 07:29 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
No way man, you'll be scared for life. If it's the money, just reach out.
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I have a short attention spa

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#5735802 - 05/09/15 07:30 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: scalebuster]
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The vet can call me and I will give him my debit card number.
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#5735808 - 05/09/15 07:38 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Take care of it Bill. I'll go half.
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I have a short attention spa

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#5735811 - 05/09/15 07:46 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: scalebuster]
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I have had to do this many times. I know many feel they have to do it themselves but I just have not been able to. A trip to the vet can make it somewhat easier and in my cases very peaceful. Prayers

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#5735832 - 05/09/15 08:05 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: Cast]
Rockinmyshoe Offline
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Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 6000
Loc: Washington County
Originally Posted By: Cast
Take care of it Bill. I'll go half.


I'll make it thirds , let me know

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#5735837 - 05/09/15 08:09 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: scalebuster]
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It's not the money guys. He just never has liked going to the vet. It upsets him. I appreciate the support.

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#5735856 - 05/09/15 08:33 AM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: kindall]
Rockinmyshoe Offline
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Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 6000
Loc: Washington County
Originally Posted By: kindall
Some vets will come to your house and do it.


Not sure where you are but is this an option for you?

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#5736275 - 05/09/15 03:33 PM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Originally Posted By: Barny Topwater
You don't want the last thing he sees in this world is the guy he loves pointing a gun at him. Take him to the vet, he can lay in your lap as he slips away.
This is what I did.....still balled like a big ol' baby. Grown son had to go to the truck. He couldn't take it. He was balling too when I got back to the truck. 2 big ol' grown a$$ men sobbing and sniffling all the way back home 15 miles. Wife didn't even go. Hurt like hell. No way I could shoot my dog.
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#5736344 - 05/09/15 04:56 PM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: bobcat1]
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Registered: 03/01/10
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Loc: Bishop, Texas
When it came time for my old lab to go, I took her out by a pond, sat her and told her to mark. She was anxiously looking for birds, not at me. Yes, a dirty trick and deed, but so is the fact that sooner or later, we all will lose to death.

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#5736362 - 05/09/15 05:19 PM Re: Preparing an old friend for death. [Re: scalebuster]
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Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 10757
Loc: Sachse, TX
Originally Posted By: scalebuster
It's not the money guys. He just never has liked going to the vet. It upsets him. I appreciate the support.


Call your vet and talk to him, I'll bet he'd come to you. Don't shoot him, it's not good for you or him.

Bill, if this happens PM me...I'm in and will quarter it up.
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