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My old dog

Discussion in 'OX & Alex Forum' started by Dinky, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Dinky

    Dinky Numpty

    May 22, 2003
    My old dog Bracken, a 14 yr old Border Collie had a seizure this morning. Her hearing and sight have been declining over the last year. Bracken is now the old house dog, can't let her go to the barn and be around the horses anymore or chase after the geese in the pasture. She gets confused and I need to watch her very close when she is outside, wandered into the road a couple of weeks ago, fortunately, no cars coming down the road.
    She is laying over by the back door, her favorite spot, except for my chair, asleep and snoring.
    As long as she is here with us, she will be loved and taken care of.
    I just needed to say those things.
    I have had animals most of my life and the end of days never gets easier. :crying:
    This getting old thing sucks
  2. dango


    Jun 9, 2008

  3. OSSI

    OSSI Litter Kitty CLM

    Mar 17, 2004
    Tasmania, Australia
    Dinky my friend
    Same here. One of our dogs Mini Foxy is now 14 years old, completely deaf, has arthritis.
    But as long as he does not suffer he will be loved and taken care of.

    Me too have been around animal all my life. Lost some, it's always hard, but they give soooo much joy.

    Dinky you are a good man :) :) :)
  4. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

    Jan 7, 2001
    Plano, Texas, Republic of
    Best wishes to you and your pal, amigo. :angel:
  5. smith10

    smith10 10MM WOOOOOOT

    Jul 25, 2002
    southwest Pa.
    We do love them, glad you have given her a great home.
  6. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    I will grieve for you when the time comes. Few things hurt as much as losing a good family member and loving friend.

    Dogs seem to adopt us as much as we adopt them. I worry more about my boy getting old (12 now) than myself.

    I can always manage my future, but he depends on me and sometimes it gets so hard.
  7. VinnieG


    Dec 18, 2012
    I feel ya bro. My lab Milo is 15 and has had 3 strokes. She still loves to be petted and eat but other than that she is pretty confused and is not really there any more.
    I love all my dogs and it hurts bad when one is sick or dies, but the love they give and are always willing to receive makes it worth it.
    Prayers for your friend bro
  8. Dinky

    Dinky Numpty

    May 22, 2003
    Thank you OSSI :wavey:
  9. Dinky

    Dinky Numpty

    May 22, 2003

    Thank you sir....:wavey:
  10. Dinky

    Dinky Numpty

    May 22, 2003

    She has given me much more.....and I willl take care of her.
  11. Dinky

    Dinky Numpty

    May 22, 2003
    Thank you.:wavey:
  12. Dinky

    Dinky Numpty

    May 22, 2003

    Thank you and sending good vibes to Milo.

    Have always thought of a dog named Milo as a Basset Hound:supergrin:
  13. tallmerlin


    Jan 3, 2013
    Dogs are family. They take care of us and we take care of them. Best wishes to you both. My dog left us yesterday and today my wife and I are both home from work. Mental health day. Take care.

    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
  14. Dinky

    Dinky Numpty

    May 22, 2003

  15. JackMac


    Mar 13, 2011
    God bless you. I'll bet there are lots of good dogs in heaven!
  16. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

    Jan 2, 2005
    Taylorsville, KY

    Our mostly Schnauzer is 14, and deaf as a post. We stomp to get her attention, as she can feel the floor move. She's still nearly as full of energy, but I fear this will be the last Summer for her.

  17. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

    Aug 1, 2001
    Wythe County, VA
    Ever wonder why the lifespan of a dog is so much shorter than that of a man?

    So we can have the privilege of knowing several dogs during our lifetime.

    I don't know about you but I like most dogs better than most people.

    Bid your dearest friend, goodbye.
    As soon as possible, get a new friend.

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
  18. Dinky

    Dinky Numpty

    May 22, 2003
    Well, my Bracken had a stroke Saturday morning:crying:

    A very had day for me, she is doing well. Not eating much, had a few bites of food last night and is not drinking, only fluid is what she has gotten from her few bites of food. Bracken walks very stiff but does get around some.
    This morning she greeted me at the side of my bed' as she has done most mornings for the last 14 years:crying:
    I believe we shall make the trip to our vet in the morning:crying: