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2013-07-19 11:18:07 AM  
5 votes:
A nice final picture:

fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net
2013-07-19 12:42:12 PM  
3 votes:

Babbs: WayneKerr: Dogs die. That's what they do.

So do people. But I feel worse when dogs die than I do when most people die. Cause, you know, people suck. And you are proof.


Favorited.
2013-07-19 11:54:41 AM  
3 votes:
What this article failed to mention is that Schoep's person received so much money to help with the treatments that he has set the extra aside to help other low income people in the area pay for veterinary services. He recognizes the advantages that the companionship of an animal can provide so he wants to help others as he and Schoep were helped.

Good doggie! RIP
2013-07-19 11:53:07 AM  
3 votes:

WayneKerr: Dogs die. That's what they do.


So do people. But I feel worse when dogs die than I do when most people die. Cause, you know, people suck. And you are proof.
2013-07-19 11:27:04 AM  
3 votes:
up-ship.com
2013-07-19 08:15:46 PM  
2 votes:
JUST A DOG

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog,"
or "that's a lot of money for just a dog."

They don't understand the distance travelled, the time spent,
or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."

Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought aobut by
"just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch
of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship,
trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience
that make me a better person.
Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look
longingly to the future.

So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog"
but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts
away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that its' not "just a dog"
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
"just a man" or "just a woman."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog,"
just smile,because they "just don't understand."
2013-07-19 03:13:07 PM  
2 votes:
I am always sad when I hear of a pet's passing over the Bridge. However, in some ways I'm glad. If you've been owned by an animal, and you grieve their passing, it shows that you have experienced love. The love you have for your critter, and the love that they have for you, unconditionally. What a splendid gift, and one that keeps giving, every time you stop to pat a dog. Speak softly to that cat hiding with it's tail in plain sight. Or are able to once again open your heart and home to a new companion. And sometimes, hearing you talk about your animals, living and passed may motivate another person to adopt an animal into their lives.

Animals are the gift that keeps on giving.
2013-07-19 12:22:51 PM  
2 votes:
Well, if I didn't already feel like opening a vein this morning, I surely do after this story and thread.
2013-07-19 12:14:28 PM  
2 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: So here's something I always wondered... and since were having a ripping good dead  dog thread...

When it was time for my Lab to go. I fryed up a steak and sat on the floor feeding her little pieces while she curled up next to me. My other dog (who I freely admit I regularly called "Other Dog") sat a little ways away and waited for his piece... which he only got one of when we were done.

The Lab and I leave... and I come back with only her leash and collar... and other dog was really upset.

So...  question is... when the time came for HIS steak and cuddling... was he thinking, "Oh Fark me. I'm gonna disappear now."


WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? WHY?

/weeping uncontrollably
//take your dusty room and cram it
2013-07-19 12:10:14 PM  
2 votes:
He made it to 20!  Good dog and good dedicated owner.  RIP Schoep.

Now home for lunch to kiss my pups and remind them to age slowly.
2013-07-19 11:31:43 AM  
2 votes:
20 years old?  That's pretty incredible for a big dog.
2013-07-19 08:40:48 PM  
1 votes:
2013-07-19 08:20:57 PM  
1 votes:

Lachwen: My family and I have always been cat people. [snip for readability]


First, there are some awesome people and pet owners here.

But the pic of your black cat brought back memories of my Caesar, I only had him a couple of months.  (WARNING: Not a CSB, and I had to wait until I got home from work because crying in a cube...wellll....)

About 8 years ago, I got a call from some friends.  It was Feb, and really cold and snowy and windy.  A skinny black cat had shown up on their deck, just miserable.  They let him in and fed and dried him off, and he was just happy to be inside.  you could tell he had been someone's cat.  To make a three week story really short, they took pics, put up fliers, but no luck. and their 3 year old daughter was really allergic, so they couldn't keep him.  So they called me.  Of course I'll take him.  Bring him home, he was just loving, and happy to be warm and dry and fed.  Got along great with my other 3 cats despite being an unneutered male.  So I make the vet appt, to get shots and fixed.  They check him out, but he's got to gain weight before they can do shots and surgery.  So off we go, flea'd and wormed at least.  Shortcut to a month later, he's fat and glossy and happy.  We got to the vet, get bloodwork presurgery.  No issues at all, he loves to ride in a car, stands up and puts his feet on the dash and just looks out at things going by.  They call me three days later, ask me to come in.  Just me.  They explain that he's got something, forgive me, but I don't know what it was, but a disease that will kill him.  It could be three weeks, three months, maybe more, but it will kill him.  And it won't be nice.  It will be much like rabies, muscle stricture, intense pain, bleeding.....but it will happen, it's just when, and it would only take hours once it hit him.  I thought of my sweet boy, how he sits on top of the tv (this was before flat screens) and swipe at things going by on the screen, how he cuddled with the other cats and me, all in a pile in bed at night, and I was horrified that this might hit him while I was at work, and he would die in intense pain, alone and scared.

I went home, took 3 days to mull it over, and made the appointment.  The night before, I roasted him a cornish hen, because lawd, he loved roast chicken.  I fed it to him, and cuddled him and cried.  Sobbed.  He was a bit confused at my actions.  The day of, we rode to the vet, I sang to him the whole way.  On the table, he was awesome, I held him, the vet put the needle in, and he was "oh, another little stick, ok"....and then it was more "momma, I'm sleepy".  And he put his head down on my hand as I held him, purred and went to sleep.

I miss you Caesar.  I do.

So I understand the pain.  We all do.  I've got another of my Missy Doodles who had a stroke, but one's enough.

crap.  need beer.

out.

/sorry, felt the need to share that.
//I don't know why.
2013-07-19 03:14:21 PM  
1 votes:

FarkingReading: We are going to tell the girl the truth. We decided long ago not to lie to our kids. My grandmother died two years ago and my parents' dog died three years ago and our girl has strong memories of both. So we're going to tell her that they were lonely in heaven and needed a new friend.


I can't possibly express how badly I feel for having laughed at that. I'm sorry.

Best of luck to you and your little girl. This is, however, one of the very good things about kids having pets. They develop the tools to deal with death later in life.
2013-07-19 03:13:13 PM  
1 votes:

imnotadoctor: I saw this on Reddit earlier and thought it was lovely...


You've never seen Rainbow Bridge before?
2013-07-19 02:19:30 PM  
1 votes:
I still cry when I think about losing my Buddy.  14 years old.  Two weeks before he died he got Vestibular Syndrome.  First week awful, second week like a puppy again.  I went to work on Tuesday after Memorial Day and came home to him dead on his bed.  I can still see him there, can still smell his scent.  And dammit, crying as I write this.

Since then, I've taken in three dogs.  One abandoned as a nursing puppy with its mother at the pound, one was dumped at 10 weeks, bloated with worms, in the yard across from my house and one from a neighbor who just can't get around to fixing her dog.  Each one has thanked me in numerous ways, the most important being the greeting I get every day when I come home.

I've never had ANY person treat me as kindly as my dogs have.  Buddy was the most special dog ever, and I miss him like hell.

Buddy:  files.dogster.com

Trixie:files.dogster.com

Minnie:files.dogster.com

Jeep: files.dogster.com
2013-07-19 02:03:39 PM  
1 votes:

thefatbasturd: So on Wed. we called on a request for foster homes for a litter of puppies. By the time we called they had been taken by a rescue org. so we weren't needed.

Then we went to the grocery store that night. As we leave some kids are talking about the dog outside. Wasn't a dog. Was a tiny puppy who still had her milk teeth and she was down by a busy street in a grassy area of the lot by herself. Fiancee went to check on her.

Two days later: Her name is Jean Louise. But her daddy calls her Scout. Guess it was fated for us to get a dog that day. Wish I was tech savvy enough to post a pic. of her and her big sister Angel who absolutely ADORES her.


Well, she'll need a best friend called Dill, soon...
2013-07-19 01:37:02 PM  
1 votes:
So on Wed. we called on a request for foster homes for a litter of puppies. By the time we called they had been taken by a rescue org. so we weren't needed.

Then we went to the grocery store that night. As we leave some kids are talking about the dog outside. Wasn't a dog. Was a tiny puppy who still had her milk teeth and she was down by a busy street in a grassy area of the lot by herself. Fiancee went to check on her.

Two days later: Her name is Jean Louise. But her daddy calls her Scout. Guess it was fated for us to get a dog that day. Wish I was tech savvy enough to post a pic. of her and her big sister Angel who absolutely ADORES her.
2013-07-19 01:08:06 PM  
1 votes:
Can we not do dead pet threads?  Can that be a rule?

Now onto the dead pet story.  Are dumb cat ran away when we went on vacation and our sitter accidentally let him and smart cat out.  Smart cat stayed, but smart cat and our dog were super lonely so we got a kitten a few months later. we named him Chi.  Chi was awesome he and the dog slept on the bed while we were out he and smart cat got along great.  One day a few months after we got him Chi stopped eating out of the blue.  We took him to the vet.  He had FIP.  I don't recall what FIP stands for and I refuse to look it up again.  Anyhow it's essentially an autoimmune disease that means congratulations your kitten is going to die and there's nothing you can do about it even if you offer the vet all your money to fix it.

So the vet says he's not long for this world but lets see how long we can keep him comfortable because it could be a week or two before it becomes necessary to euthanize.  We take home and Chi moved a grand total of 4 feet on his own he climbed onto my chest to sleep that night an off my chest to lay on the bed, and that was the sum total of things Chi did his last day.  We called the vet and took him in.  Smart cat and dog were as inconsolable as we were.

/pets are great
//losing them is not
2013-07-19 01:05:03 PM  
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: teenytinycornteeth: WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? WHY?

/weeping uncontrollably
//take your dusty room and cram it

Okay... let's tell funny dog stories.

I brought a chick home one time... we go to bed... and my dog jumps up there with us. Chick says... "I'm doing this with your dog in here." So I kicked her out. Fark you biatch... my dog was here first.

Now somebody else tell a better one...


My first dog, Marge, was an overweight beagle mix that ate EVERYTHING.  I once had to pull a smashed-by-a-truck-bird carcass out of her mouth because she was chewing it as we walked, like gum.  Anyway, I am also something of a slob and left a pile of laundry out and Marge loved eating the crotch out of underpants. (who doesn't?) What I didn't realize is that she pretty much ate the ENTIRE PAIR of underpants.  All I found were some little hot pink satin shreds on the ground.

The next day, out for our walk, she squats to poop and I see a little tuft of pink satin coming out of her butt.  She starts freaking because she can't push it out, whining, wiggling her butt...so yes, I had to reach down and, like a magician, pull the pink fabric free from her rectum in a dramatic flourish.  They were still recognizable as underpants, but my rule is "if its been digested by a dog, don't wear it again"
2013-07-19 12:54:26 PM  
1 votes:

bambi121899: Glad to see this story. It's a nice contrast to the other dog story that happened in the Twin Cities this week. WARNING: you'll want to punch your monitor. And cry.  http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_23688659/savage-man-accused-be a ting-dog-sledgehammer


Click that? Oh hell no!
2013-07-19 12:49:48 PM  
1 votes:

Harry Freakstorm: FarkingReading: I came to Fark for a laugh this morning after getting some pretty rotten news and then I saw this. Ug.

Oh, and what was that rotten news? The 6-month-old puppy that is my 6-year-old's favorite thing in the world has to be put to sleep. It's being done today and we have to tell her tonight. This is going to be rough.

For the right amount, I'll 'break' into your 'house' and 'steal' said 'puppy' from your 'child'. But you're gonna have to take to pup to the vet. I've had to do that with a cocker spaniel and two cats. It doesn't get easier.

To make it look good, I'll also grab the big screen (non refundable) cause we don't want the kid to ask you in ten years "Why did the bad man only take my puppy and pistol whip daddy?"


I shouldn't chuckle at this but can't help it.
2013-07-19 12:00:48 PM  
1 votes:

jankyboy: "It would have been better if men and dogs grew from boyhood and puppyhood together, and in so doing pass on together. However, nature is not so ordered. So long as there are dogs and men, dogs will die, and men will weep for them." -- Burton Spiller


"Old men miss many dogs." Steve Allen I think.
2013-07-19 11:59:44 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA: When reached on Thursday, Stonehouse Hudson focused on the positive: "Schoep and John had an amazing relationship ... I hope that people can give John some space and privacy for now ... he just lost his best friend."

Efforts to reach Unger on Thursday evening were unsuccessful.


. . .

[Reporter} Molly Guthrey can be reached at 651-228-5505.

I've a mind to call Ms. Guthrey and tell her she's an obtuse twit.
2013-07-19 11:57:49 AM  
1 votes:
My dog is 12, has knee issues, and is right at the life expectancy for the two breeds that make up his mix. I've already said I'm using several thousand slaves to build a pyramid for him when he goes.
2013-07-19 11:56:41 AM  
1 votes:
"It would have been better if men and dogs grew from boyhood and puppyhood together, and in so doing pass on together. However, nature is not so ordered. So long as there are dogs and men, dogs will die, and men will weep for them." -- Burton Spiller
2013-07-19 11:54:36 AM  
1 votes:

darth_badger: [blog.seattlepi.com image 275x378]


This dog is dead too.
blog.seattlepi.com


I heard he escaped to Argentina and changed his name to 'Muffin'.
2013-07-19 11:52:09 AM  
1 votes:
Well, at 20, that's about the equivalent of a 93 year old.  Glad Schoep had a loving owner for such a long time.

Another sad piece of the story (from the articles on the side bar):  In January, the husband of the photographer who took the original photo died in an accident when his snowmobile broke through the ice on Lake Superior
2013-07-19 11:50:00 AM  
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: stuhayes2010: Had to put my boxer down of only 10 years, I still get depressed about it. Looking for him sleeping on the couch.

Worst time for me was the first few days of coming home to a quiet house...


Ugh. Just reading that makes my heart hurt.
2013-07-19 11:49:42 AM  
1 votes:

bambi121899: Glad to see this story. It's a nice contrast to the other dog story that happened in the Twin Cities this week. WARNING: you'll want to punch your monitor. And cry.  http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_23688659/savage-man-accused-be a ting-dog-sledgehammer


notgonnaclicknotgonnaclicknotgonnaclick
2013-07-19 11:47:36 AM  
1 votes:
Last week my 14 year old German Shepherd died and 3 months ago we lost our 10 year old German Shepherd. After reading this, I'm having a hard time not crying right here in my cubical.
2013-07-19 11:40:24 AM  
1 votes:
For anyone wishing to offer condolences, his facebook group is https://www.facebook.com/Schoep.and.John
2013-07-19 11:38:33 AM  
1 votes:
If it was a Black Lab this wouldn't have even made the news.
2013-07-19 11:31:35 AM  
1 votes:
Fark, he was 20?

/really sad
2013-07-19 11:25:49 AM  
1 votes:
:(


The owner is kind of hot. But it might just be because he took his old dog swimming to ease his arthritis. Don't care. Awesome, sad story.

/dusty
2013-07-19 11:22:48 AM  
1 votes:
"Life is a series of dogs"
2013-07-19 11:22:24 AM  
1 votes:
Gonna go hug the doggies, hug the doggies.
2013-07-19 11:21:44 AM  
1 votes:
blog.seattlepi.com


This dog is dead too.
2013-07-19 11:17:35 AM  
1 votes:
www.digitaltrends.com

R.I.P.
2013-07-19 11:04:26 AM  
1 votes:
Way to go, bumming me out on a Friday subby.
t0.gstatic.com
 
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