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Last week's lack of heat and power, during the Texas "winterpocalypse", was just too much for my 22 year old son's ~20 year old (indoor only) cat. An adopted stray, but I'm not real sure who was the adopter, and who was the adoptee. He tolerated me, but worshiped my son, following him around the house, usually having long vocal conversations. Sometimes his "stoopid hoomans" were a little hard to train, but usually he did succeed.

Today we had to make an early morning run to the 24/7 ER, and make the very hard call to have him "put to sleep".

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If there is a heaven, surely it is full of genuine, honest, and loving pets, that seem to be better "people" than most humans.

Goodbye Rusty!
So sorry for you all. I believe there's a heaven, and what would it be without them?
 
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I laid my Gladius to rest yesterday. She was one of four GSD's and the second oldest four months shy of 12.
She was my special girl that always greeted me with a wet nose to the had at first morning. She would be at my side whenever I was in the house.
She was euthanized at home to reduce the stress level and to allow the other three pack members to say goodbye.

At eight weeks old.
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Just hours prior to crossing the Rainbow Bridge.
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I will miss her deeply.
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Please hug you babies in honor of Gladius.

Gladius
7/15/2009- 3/15/2021
RIP my fiend and companion.
 

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I laid my Gladius to rest yesterday. She was one of four GSD's and the second oldest four months shy of 12.
She was my special girl that always greeted me with a wet nose to the had at first morning. She would be at my side whenever I was in the house.
She was euthanized at home to reduce the stress level and to allow the other three pack members to say goodbye.

At eight weeks old.
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Just hours prior to crossing the Rainbow Bridge.
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I will miss her deeply.
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Please hug you babies in honor of Gladius.

Gladius
7/15/2009- 3/15/2021
RIP my fiend and companion.
Sorry for your loss!!!! RIP
 
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This is an old photo of myself (I am now 38) and my beloved Golden Retriever, Buster and cat, Murphy. We got both when I was 2 as rescues and had to put him down when I was 18. Murphy passed in his sleep about a week after. Those two used to sleep in his doghouse together and were quite the pair. Buster was an amazing dog who went everywhere with me other than school.

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I laid my Gladius to rest yesterday. She was one of four GSD's and the second oldest four months shy of 12.
She was my special girl that always greeted me with a wet nose to the had at first morning. She would be at my side whenever I was in the house.
She was euthanized at home to reduce the stress level and to allow the other three pack members to say goodbye.

At eight weeks old.
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Just hours prior to crossing the Rainbow Bridge.
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I will miss her deeply.
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Please hug you babies in honor of Gladius.

Gladius
7/15/2009- 3/15/2021
RIP my fiend and companion.
That is a wonderful tribute. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl, and hope that the passing of time quickly replaces your sadness with only the best memories.
 
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This is an old photo of myself (I am now 38) and my beloved Golden Retriever, Buster and cat, Murphy. We got both when I was 2 as rescues and had to put him down when I was 18. Murphy passed in his sleep about a week after. Those two used to sleep in his doghouse together and were quite the pair. Buster was an amazing dog who went everywhere with me other than school.

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Quite the pair! How fortunate for you to grow up with them.
 

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I laid my Gladius to rest yesterday. She was one of four GSD's and the second oldest four months shy of 12.
She was my special girl that always greeted me with a wet nose to the had at first morning. She would be at my side whenever I was in the house.
She was euthanized at home to reduce the stress level and to allow the other three pack members to say goodbye.

At eight weeks old.
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Just hours prior to crossing the Rainbow Bridge.
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I will miss her deeply.
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Please hug you babies in honor of Gladius.

Gladius
7/15/2009- 3/15/2021
RIP my fiend and companion.

Beautiful companion. Condolences for your loss.
 
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Thank you guys.

Its been three days since she passed and I find myself sobbing first thing in the morning while prepping three bowls of food. The other three pack members also miss her. Every morning at first sight, she would give me a "love tap" greeting with her nose to my hand like clockwork....I miss that.
Time heals but it still burns.
Thank you fellas and God bless.
 
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Your very lucky to have the rest of the pack, but I know that it doesn't stop the pain. When I lost my sweet Queensland heeler ( pepper) after 15 years she was the only one it left a huge void in my life and hart , I'm welling up as I write this as I still miss her and it's been years.
Hang in there and love the rest of the pack
 
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A couple days shy of a month since my girl Gladius crossed the rainbow bridge, I'm hit again with a second loss. This time the Pac's patriarch. Phalanx became the first of our pac of four GSD's. The father of Gladius and grandfather to Hercules and Valkyrie. At 13year 4 months his time has come. He was my "sports fan" my "athlete" by "boy." Always willing to work and play and never ever aggressive except one time when a stray dog approached the pack aggressively one day during our morning walks.

We had the same home visit vet come so he could pass in comfort and allow the last two pac members mourn with my wife and myself.

Please allow me to share some great shots of these two late wonderful companions.


Phalanx and Gladius. They were in their prime here. RIP

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They loved to hang out in the shop.
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Phalanx was an amazing working dog. He could run, cut, catch, and jump better than any pup I have ever had the privilege of owning. I purchased him for my wife on 07 after our only son enlisted at 17 making us empty nesters overnight. I was away for 24hour at a time and mama needed some comfort, Phalanx fit the bill 100%.
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The two would pay me visits at work.
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Phalanx last birthday. He turned 13 on December 28 2020. He was enjoying cubbed up ribeye steak in celebration. His loss of muscle mass is visible in his rear quarters. I diagnosed him with Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) six months previous. Gladius had the same affliction.
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Phalanx will be deeply missed along with Gladius.

Phalanx
12/27/2007-4/12/2021 RIP
 

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A couple days shy of a month since my girl Gladius crossed the rainbow bridge, I'm hit again with a second loss. This time the Pac's patriarch. Phalanx became the first of our pac of four GSD's. The father of Gladius and grandfather to Hercules and Valkyrie. At 13year 4 months his time has come. He was my "sports fan" my "athlete" by "boy." Always willing to work and play and never ever aggressive except one time when a stray dog approached the pack aggressively one day during our morning walks.

We had the same home visit vet come so he could pass in comfort and allow the last two pac members mourn with my wife and myself.

Please allow me to share some great shots of these two late wonderful companions.


Phalanx and Gladius. They were in their prime here. RIP

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They loved to hang out in the shop.
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Phalanx was an amazing working dog. He could run, cut, catch, and jump better than any pup I have ever had the privilege of owning. I purchased him for my wife on 07 after our only son enlisted at 17 making us empty nesters overnight. I was away for 24hour at a time and mama needed some comfort, Phalanx fit the bill 100%.
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The two would pay me visits at work.
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Phalanx last birthday. He turned 13 on December 28 2020. He was enjoying cubbed up ribeye steak in celebration. His loss of muscle mass is visible in his rear quarters. I diagnosed him with Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) six months previous. Gladius had the same affliction.
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Phalanx will be deeply missed along with Gladius.

Phalanx
12/27/2007-4/12/2021 RIP
Sorry for your loss, sound like there were both great companions
 
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A couple days shy of a month since my girl Gladius crossed the rainbow bridge, I'm hit again with a second loss. This time the Pac's patriarch. Phalanx became the first of our pac of four GSD's. The father of Gladius and grandfather to Hercules and Valkyrie. At 13year 4 months his time has come. He was my "sports fan" my "athlete" by "boy." Always willing to work and play and never ever aggressive except one time when a stray dog approached the pack aggressively one day during our morning walks.

We had the same home visit vet come so he could pass in comfort and allow the last two pac members mourn with my wife and myself.

Please allow me to share some great shots of these two late wonderful companions.


Phalanx and Gladius. They were in their prime here. RIP

View attachment 2643292
They loved to hang out in the shop.
View attachment 2643359
Phalanx was an amazing working dog. He could run, cut, catch, and jump better than any pup I have ever had the privilege of owning. I purchased him for my wife on 07 after our only son enlisted at 17 making us empty nesters overnight. I was away for 24hour at a time and mama needed some comfort, Phalanx fit the bill 100%.
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The two would pay me visits at work.
View attachment 2643295
Phalanx last birthday. He turned 13 on December 28 2020. He was enjoying cubbed up ribeye steak in celebration. His loss of muscle mass is visible in his rear quarters. I diagnosed him with Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) six months previous. Gladius had the same affliction.
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Phalanx will be deeply missed along with Gladius.

Phalanx
12/27/2007-4/12/2021 RIP
Beautiful dogs. Very sorry for your loss. What a great life they had with you.
 
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Sorry for your loss, sound like there were both great companions
Thank you so much, they were so loyal all the way to the end.
Beautiful dogs. Very sorry for your loss. What a great life they had with you.
Thank you very much, their departure has left a sizable hole in my heart. I too had a great life with them.
My other two are siblings at 9 years.
 

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Today I had to lay to rest my sweet girl, Pearl. She was so good to us, we were lucky to have had her. She was 13.5 years old, pretty good run for a lab. She loved to hunt birds and enjoyed bacon more than anything. We will miss you Pearl, thank you for loving us.

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Today I had to lay to rest my sweet girl, Pearl. She was so good to us, we were lucky to have had her. She was 13.5 years old, pretty good run for a lab. She loved to hunt birds and enjoyed bacon more than anything. We will miss you Pearl, thank you for loving us.

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Awww..... at least you know she’s at rainbow bridge playing and running around with all the other doggies with no more pain......

just always look up in the sky and tell her hi because she’s always looking down at you letting you know she’s ok and she loves you all
 
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Today I had to lay to rest my sweet girl, Pearl. She was so good to us, we were lucky to have had her. She was 13.5 years old, pretty good run for a lab. She loved to hunt birds and enjoyed bacon more than anything. We will miss you Pearl, thank you for loving us.

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What a beautiful girl. RIP Pearl.
My condolences on your loss.
Pearl is whole again and playing in perfect pastures.
 

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