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tooge
04-20-2011, 08:37 AM
Well, just did this two years ago. Last night, I buried my best buddy Aare, our Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. I buried her next to our Lab up by the garden. I miss that beast already. Great dog and loyal companion. The kids were very attatched and having a hard time. That might be the hardest part. She was only 2 1/2 years old. she had an undiagnosed case of Addisons disease in which her body was unable to produce stress hormones like cortisol in times of stress. We took her to get spaid. She crashed about 24 hours later and died of heart failure. Godspeed Aare! You will be greatly missed!
First pic is bringing her home, second is about a year ago.

OnTheWarpath58
04-20-2011, 08:39 AM
Sorry for your loss, D.

gblowfish
04-20-2011, 08:39 AM
Really sorry for you and your kids. Hope after some time you'll get a pound pooch and give him or her a loving home.

BIG_DADDY
04-20-2011, 08:41 AM
I hate losing good dogs. Wish your family the best.

RockChalk
04-20-2011, 08:42 AM
Sorry for your loss

Old Dog
04-20-2011, 08:44 AM
Condolences to you and your family. RIP Aare

The Poz
04-20-2011, 08:46 AM
Sorry to hear this. My condolences.

Reerun_KC
04-20-2011, 08:48 AM
Sorry buddy, nothing worse than loosing a good doggie.

It hurts like nothing you can imagine. I feel for you and your kids...

Lonewolf Ed
04-20-2011, 08:50 AM
Only 2 and a half... that is horrible! I lost my dog 3 months ago and she was 11 and half, and that was very rough. Although she lived longer than most rotts, it still went too fast. I can't imagine how much worse it is for you losing a good dog that soon.

MOhillbilly
04-20-2011, 08:50 AM
Shitty.

Lono
04-20-2011, 08:51 AM
Sucks to hear Tooge.

Fish
04-20-2011, 08:51 AM
Sorry to hear.

rockymtnchief
04-20-2011, 08:51 AM
Very sorry to hear that, especially at such a young age. Best wishes to your kids.

We put our rottie down on Monday. That dog never let my daughter out of his eye sight until she was around eight. She's 12 now and it just crushed her.

Fire Me Boy!
04-20-2011, 08:52 AM
Major bummer. Sorry for your loss.

luv
04-20-2011, 08:53 AM
Losing a pet is hard, especially for kids who probably haven't really experienced death too much. Hang in there, and I hope the kids can bounce back.

Bane
04-20-2011, 08:57 AM
Sorry man,she looked like a great dog.
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Otter
04-20-2011, 08:58 AM
Sorry to hear bud.

tooge
04-20-2011, 09:00 AM
Very sorry to hear that, especially at such a young age. Best wishes to your kids.

We put our rottie down on Monday. That dog never let my daughter out of his eye sight until she was around eight. She's 12 now and it just crushed her.

man, I'm sorry for your loss as well. Sure is easy to get attatched to 'em. I was her "person", so she followed me like a shadow. That makes it hard also

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-20-2011, 09:02 AM
I'm really sorry for your loss. There are few things better than a good dog.

Phobia
04-20-2011, 09:13 AM
Aw jeez, dude. I remember when you brought her home. She was beautiful. I can't believe she's already gone. But your poor kids are getting some valuable life lessons at an age where they're resilient.

Demonpenz
04-20-2011, 09:14 AM
I wouldn't pay 5000 dollars for a bulldog.

crazycoffey
04-20-2011, 09:19 AM
condolences to you and to rockyMTN for your respective family's pet loses.
Dogs are pretty awesome.

tooge
04-20-2011, 09:27 AM
Aw jeez, dude. I remember when you brought her home. She was beautiful. I can't believe she's already gone. But your poor kids are getting some valuable life lessons at an age where they're resilient.

yeah, I remember you guys were still working around the driveway and there was a huge pile of dirt by the house. That little bugger couldn't be taken outside without her running to the top of that dirt/mud hill and proclaiming herself Queen of the mountain. And of course, getting those giant feet totally caked in mud. memories

Phobia
04-20-2011, 09:30 AM
Giant feet. She was the prettiest big dog I've ever seen.

Rain Man
04-20-2011, 09:36 AM
Sorry to hear. Pets are the best thing ever.

38yrsfan
04-20-2011, 09:39 AM
So very sorry.

Dogs can be the best of companions.

Dayze
04-20-2011, 09:40 AM
sorry dude. that sucks.

tooge
04-20-2011, 09:40 AM
Giant feet. She was the prettiest big dog I've ever seen.

Thanks man. Me too. We will probably be getting another swissy. They are so good with the kids

Bill Lundberg
04-20-2011, 09:57 AM
Wow, that's rough. It's bad enough when you've had a dog for a long time, but 2 years is just, well shit, I don't know but it sucks. Sorry for you and your family.

petegz28
04-20-2011, 09:58 AM
Sorry for your loss, tooge.

Phobia
04-20-2011, 10:02 AM
Wow, that's rough. It's bad enough when you've had a dog for a long time, but 2 years is just, well shit, I don't know but it sucks. Sorry for you and your family.

Yeah, that's the worst part I'd think. At 2 yrs you just get the dog trained how you like it.

I have an 11 yo dog at home that does exactly what I want, usually without even being told. His 16 month counterpart is another story though.

Radar Chief
04-20-2011, 10:03 AM
Jeez dude, thatís rough.
Think youíre taking her in for something routine and this happens.
My condolences to you and rockymtnchief.

booger
04-20-2011, 10:04 AM
that sucks Tooge. Sorry to hear it. You too RockyMChief. They quickly become part of the family.

RedNFeisty
04-20-2011, 10:07 AM
She was gorgeous. Sorry, you guys lost her to doggy heaven.

Phobia
04-20-2011, 10:07 AM
Very sorry to hear that, especially at such a young age. Best wishes to your kids.

We put our rottie down on Monday. That dog never let my daughter out of his eye sight until she was around eight. She's 12 now and it just crushed her.

Bummer dude. That's rough.

Pestilence
04-20-2011, 10:10 AM
Sorry for your loss man.

John Locke
04-20-2011, 10:12 AM
We have 2 rescued whippets.....best pets ever.....but both are now 11+ years old now. Both have arthritis, but one is much further progressed than the other. I'm afraid that we will be sharing your experience soon.

Johnny

chasedude
04-20-2011, 10:13 AM
Dogs never question, nor talk back. They're the best of friends.

Sorry to hear you lost your friend today :(

chasedude
04-20-2011, 10:16 AM
We have 2 rescued whippets.....best pets ever.....but both are now 11+ years old now. Both have arthritis, but one is much further progressed than the other. I'm afraid that we will be sharing your experience soon.

Johnny

Just FYI, we have a large Great Pyrenees with joint issues. We've been giving her Deramaxx and she's been acting like a puppy again. The meds are quite expensive but her joy is worth it.

DeezNutz
04-20-2011, 10:21 AM
Very sorry for your loss. Dogs are indeed the best people.

bevischief
04-20-2011, 10:37 AM
That sucks guys. Been there and done that. Hurts every time. But it does gets better.

KevB
04-20-2011, 10:43 AM
Sorry to hear, beautiful dog.

Still have my best buddy in my sig; had to let him go last year.

kitten_mittons
04-20-2011, 11:40 AM
Well, just did this two years ago. Last night, I buried my best buddy Aare, our Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. I buried her next to our Lab up by the garden. I miss that beast already. Great dog and loyal companion. The kids were very attatched and having a hard time. That might be the hardest part. She was only 2 1/2 years old. she had an undiagnosed case of Addisons disease in which her body was unable to produce stress hormones like cortisol in times of stress. We took her to get spaid. She crashed about 24 hours later and died of heart failure. Godspeed Aare! You will be greatly missed!
First pic is bringing her home, second is about a year ago.

It probably committed suicide because it had to live with that god awful name.

P.S. you can't spell "spayed." Might want to work on that.

frankotank
04-20-2011, 11:53 AM
dude that sucks. we lost our bullmastiff a while ago and for true pet lovers it's just devastating. I feel your pain. my father told me once that if heaven really is the perfect place, then his little rat dog will be there waiting for him.

Chocolate Hog
04-20-2011, 11:53 AM
Losing a pet fucking sucks. Sorry for your loss Tooge.

38yrsfan
04-20-2011, 11:57 AM
It probably committed suicide because it had to live with that god awful name.

P.S. you can't spell "spayed." Might want to work on that.

The Swiss river Aare is a very appropriate name for that dog type. Learn some geography.

rockymtnchief
04-20-2011, 12:12 PM
It probably committed suicide because it had to live with that god awful name.

P.S. you can't spell "spayed." Might want to work on that.

Says the guy with a manly name and mispells mittens. Go sit down and shut your trap.

Bwana
04-20-2011, 12:16 PM
It probably committed suicide because it had to live with that god awful name.

P.S. you can't spell "spayed." Might want to work on that.

See ya

tooge
04-20-2011, 12:20 PM
See ya

thank you

Bwana
04-20-2011, 12:22 PM
thank you

Sorry about your dog. I will be in the same boat soon, never easy.

rockymtnchief
04-20-2011, 12:28 PM
See ya

Did you shoot him with the .500? There's casino cash and rep involved if you did!

RockChalk
04-20-2011, 12:32 PM
See ya

Glad there are people around here to quickly take out the trash. :thumb:

Bwana
04-20-2011, 12:33 PM
Did you shoot him with the .500? There's casino cash and rep involved if you did!

Heh, I'll have to bring that along when we hit Bridger Creek, to do some fly fishing. :thumb:

bevischief
04-20-2011, 02:47 PM
Did you shoot him with the .500? There's casino cash and rep involved if you did!

Hang in there and remember Rectii. :p


Seriously it will get better.

Al Czervik
04-20-2011, 04:54 PM
Very sorry for your loss Tooge....
Peace to you and your family....

SDChiefs
04-20-2011, 04:57 PM
Sorry to hear bro. Best wishes.

Dylan
04-20-2011, 05:33 PM
tooge,

With deepest sympathy over the loss of your dear friend and pet.


Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...


The Rainbow Bridge is a popular poem that continues to the touch hearts of grieving pet owners.
Best wishes, Dylan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Bridge_(pets)

DJ's left nut
04-20-2011, 06:50 PM
Tough deal man, sorry to hear it.

One day I'll get a Swissy or a Berner. I'm partial to the Bernese myself, but they're essentially the same dog with long hair (and a spottier health record due to breeding). The Bernese has always looked a little 'goofier' to me, whereas the Swissies can have a bit of a dour look to them at times.

Sennenhund's are great dogs pretty much across the board. You're dead on about the kids thing - they're essentially like labradors with a protective streak. I've never heard of them actually biting, but they'll make it damn clear that they're not to be trifled with if they feel like you're a threat to the kid.

Frazod
04-20-2011, 07:47 PM
Sorry for your loss.

Buehler445
04-20-2011, 09:01 PM
:(

Suck ass. I don't want to think about losing the Chief Dog.

Dave Lane
04-20-2011, 10:03 PM
My gf has a pack of geriatric dogs. The next year is not going to be pretty. I'm dreading it. I know this is no consolation but at least you didn't have to make the call. That's what really sucks.

Sorry dude, dog rule.

joesomebody
04-20-2011, 10:06 PM
Really sorry for your loss. It's an awful and tough thing to go through. Hope you find a new buddy in a few months, and provide another great pet with a good home. They're never replaceable, but having another one to somewhat fill the void sure helps.

stumppy
04-21-2011, 04:26 AM
I'm awfully sorry man. It's damn hard when you loose one of those hairy, drooling, farting, shoe chewing, hole digging, barking, mud tracking in the house, four legged, biting, bad breath pains in the ass. You'll see him again someday.

I wish my Max was here to do all of that again. RIP buddy January 17, 2010

carlo.goldberg
04-21-2011, 06:10 AM
i feel sorry for you...:)

carlo.goldberg
04-21-2011, 06:11 AM
Hope you get another buddy soon:)

Lzen
04-21-2011, 07:57 AM
Sry for your loss. A good dog is tough to lose. I'm surprised that she wasn't bigger. I always thought Swiss mountain dogs were big.

tooge
04-21-2011, 08:04 AM
Sry for your loss. A good dog is tough to lose. I'm surprised that she wasn't bigger. I always thought Swiss mountain dogs were big.

that first pic was when she was about 12 weeks old. Second was about a year old. she was about 105 lbs when she died, which is about average for a female swissy. Males get much bigger though.