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Big Mark    Posted 07-19-2004 at 18:42:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well,our Old Friend is dying.Hammy(full name Hambone)is our beloved 9 year old Great Pyrennes companion.The vet can't seem to find the problem and thus can't find a cure.This is really bad.Even mt 2o year old son teared up when we all went to the vet this afternoon.I have'nt seen a tear in his eyes since he was 12.So,while hoping for a miracle tonight,me and old John deere went out by the cedars and locust trees and dug a grave big enough for Old Hammy.
Hammy was born here with us.Lived through heart worms,skunk fights,stray dog fights and getting hit by a car.He was born shortly after we fled the city to move out in the country and,man,he has been with us every step of the way.I have not had one snake in our yard since he was old enough to keep them away.
When I travelled for a living my family felt safe with him out patrolling all night.When he barked,it sounded like a cannon going off.
I guess all good things have to end,so I guess tomorrow,barring a miracle(which my family and I all believe in),we will bring Hambone home.
Thanks for allowing me to share our heartache. Big Mark and family

KellyGa    Posted 07-20-2004 at 06:45:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have felt that pain over and over. But, the love and devotion they give us is worth the pain. The pain just reminds us of how much we love them back. Doesn't make it feel any better, but its true. I tell you what, I have known many a dog I like a lot more than a lot of people. My Tip is my companion outside my Husband and Daughter. If I have to go somewhere and she can go, she does. Dogs are truly a blessing. I agree with tina, I think it was her, any person that says its just a dog ain't right. Bless you and yours.

Alias    Posted 07-19-2004 at 21:37:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, it's never easy to lose a trusted friend. And, I know if Hammy is like our Gypsy, you'll not likely find the same devotion in a human outside of your blood kin. So, please know that I share your grief and if it's to be, I pray for an easy passing for you friend. ......gfp

Michele    Posted 07-19-2004 at 20:53:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you for sharing your sadness with us. Some people don't understand how attached you can get to a dog. I love my dog so much my family thinks I'm nuts.

tina    Posted 07-19-2004 at 19:13:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am very sorry for your loss, and understand completely. I've done it myself many times before, and it never gets any easier.
Be glad you can bring him home with you tomorrow, and take care of him the way he deserves. I would be heartbroken for certain if I had to live somewhere where I could not bring my friends back home for the last time.
Best Wishes.

Big Mark    Posted 07-19-2004 at 19:16:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for your kind caring.I know some who'd say"He's just a dog",but that just ain't us.

tina    Posted 07-19-2004 at 19:18:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmph. 'Just a Dog'. People that would say that aren't worth knowing, in my opinion.
However, in my experience, no matter what anyone says, all you really want in the end is to still have your friend with you.

Just Mark    Posted 07-20-2004 at 16:55:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you all for your kind words. Our pal,Hambone is now waiting for all 5 of us at Rainbow Bridge. Thanks again. Mark

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