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Old 11-27-2022, 04:45 PM
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Default Moondog (the mascot)

Our sweet, gentle 17yr old chihuahua Moondog passed over the holiday - he was hurting and his kidneys couldn't help anymore. We ended up having him put down Thanksgiving day.

He was a wonderful dog, a good friend, and was there through thick and thin for over a decade and a half. I jokingly called him the mascot of this site more than a few times. He was a real comfort, and Susie and I have holes in our hearts.

Rest in Peace sweet, gentle, caring Moondog.

Doug Reeves (your host)
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Old 11-27-2022, 04:54 PM
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So sorry for your loss. It’s one of the most difficult things ever.
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Old 11-27-2022, 04:56 PM
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I know how much this hurts, Doug.

Dogs must feel like they live among immortals, their lifespans so short in comparison to the companionship they offer their families.

Condolences from over this way.
Bill Boyd

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Old 11-27-2022, 05:16 PM
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Sorry for the loss Doug and Susie - try to dwell on all the good years you had with little Moondog!
Paul F. Dye
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:20 PM
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Default Moondog

Our deepest condolences. We have been through that loss more than once. Eventually, you will be ready and the next "MoonDog" will adopt you.

Amelia (Mia) is our baby.
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:25 PM
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Sorry to hear that, Thanksgiving is a lousy time to have to put down a pet.

We had the same thing happen on Thanksgiving 3 years ago with our Aussie mix.
Mike Starkey
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:37 PM
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Default Moondog

We certainly know just how devastating it is to lose our pet friends. Our hearts are broken for you. Even if they live a great, long life, it's never long enough.
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:52 PM
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Sorry for your loss…
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Old 11-27-2022, 06:49 PM
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17 years is a dang good run! Condolences to the four of you, making that decision on a holiday is no fun (put our last Golden down on Christmas Eve).
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Old 11-27-2022, 06:57 PM
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Doug and Susie------I too know what you are going through. 1 year after Suzanne's passing her dog had a massive stroke, and I had to put him down. He was a fabulous companion to her, and to me after her passing. I took part of his cremated remains along with some of hers to Hawaii last year to Kaena Point and spread them to the wind. They will always be together.

You too will always have the memories of your companion.

Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC, AS Flightlines
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