Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Out of the Blue

I really need to get Cesar Milan in here or something, as our little buddy the Gunnar-man has been taking to marking around the house, a recent development that has gotten worse, rather than better since we've been trying to address it. He's an intact male, and the balls are often thought to be a factor in this, but there's no explanation for why he waited until he was seven years-old to start in. Either way it has to end soon, or MrsBlue is going to make me turn him into sausage.

Sausage Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Achievement Unlocked 3.
Bomb Runner.
Links: 12 Games Boycotted for incredibly Stupid Reasons.
Stories: Prometheus: Film Review. Thanks nin. *Spoilers*
'Mr. Trololo' Eduard Khil Fighting for His Life Following Stroke. Thanks nin.
Images: Legend of Zelda Coffee Sizes.
{P}imp.
Media: Super Mario Fishtank of the Day.
Connecting The Space Shuttle and 747.
The Funnies: Darth Vader Wins Big.

View
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2012, 13:25 Ratty
 
Verno wrote on May 30, 2012, 10:58:
Just getting some shit off my chest. Our little yorkie Lucy passed away yesterday. She had a little doggie version of a stroke and her equilibrium was off as a result. She could barely get around and obviously wasn't happy so we put her down. She had been blind for a few years which was really rough at first but eventually we discovered that her other senses more than made up for it. All the same I had a long 16 years with her and my GF and her daughter have only been around for 3 but seem to be taking it harder than I am.

I don't really know the protocol for these things, this has been my only pet and has been with me since I was 16. Part of me really wants to wait and just mourn for awhile but another part wants another little companion again as soon as possible. My GFs daughter is totally heartbroken and keeps asking when Lucy will come back from heaven, three year olds are adorable.
I've been through quite a few pets over my lifetime. I've decided the best thing to do is get a new one the very next day. One day to mourn and remember what a great dog he was is enough. Any more than that and you are yielding to the notion that to get a new dog too soon is somehow disrespecting the memory of the old one. But it's not like they're in doggy heaven frowning down on you for "forgetting" them. You're not forgetting about them. For a while you'll think about them fondly every single day. You'll compare the new dog's behavior with the old one, noting how they behave differently, how they're not as good in some ways as the old one, seeing how they're better in some ways too.

By the way, I love the story about how your old dog was blind but he adapted and flourished under your patient care anyway. I'm a sucker for that kind of thing: dogs with no back legs wheeling around in custom wheelchairs, that sort of thing. Bravo to you sir.
 
Avatar 22908
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. May 30, 10:37 Re: Out of the Blue Creston
  2. May 30, 10:45 Re: Out of the Blue MajorD
  3. May 30, 10:47  Re: Out of the Blue nin
  4. May 30, 10:49   Re: Out of the Blue Bill Borre
  5. May 30, 10:49   Re: Out of the Blue InBlack
  6. May 30, 10:54  Re: Out of the Blue sauron
  8. May 30, 10:59   Re: Out of the Blue nin
  10. May 30, 11:38    Re: Out of the Blue MajorD
  12. May 30, 11:56     Re: Out of the Blue nin
  22. May 30, 15:03   Re: Out of the Blue jdreyer
  7. May 30, 10:58 Re: Out of the Blue Verno
  11. May 30, 11:51  Re: Out of the Blue SimplyMonk
  18. May 30, 13:37   Re: Out of the Blue xXBatmanXx
  13. May 30, 12:27  Re: Out of the Blue Fibrocyte
  15. May 30, 12:45   Re: Out of the Blue MajorD
  17. May 30, 13:27    Re: Out of the Blue nin
  26. May 30, 15:35     Re: Out of the Blue space captain
  29. May 30, 16:18      Re: Out of the Blue Fibrocyte
  30. May 30, 16:19       Re: Out of the Blue Fibrocyte
  36. May 30, 21:06        Re: Out of the Blue jdreyer
  42. May 31, 04:19        Re: Out of the Blue InBlack
  46. May 31, 09:34         Re: Out of the Blue Fibrocyte
  32. May 30, 17:50      Re: Out of the Blue MajorD
  35. May 30, 20:59       Re: Out of the Blue space captain
  37. May 30, 21:11        Re: Out of the Blue SimplyMonk
  45. May 31, 09:13         Re: Out of the Blue nin
  48. May 31, 11:57          Re: Out of the Blue SimplyMonk
  51. May 31, 12:33           Re: Out of the Blue space captain
  47. May 31, 10:10        Re: Out of the Blue MajorD
  50. May 31, 12:26         Re: Out of the Blue space captain
  52. May 31, 19:06          Re: Out of the Blue MajorD
  53. May 31, 19:22           Re: Out of the Blue Sepharo
  54. May 31, 19:27            Re: Out of the Blue MajorD
  55. May 31, 19:47             Re: Out of the Blue Sepharo
  56. May 31, 20:41              Re: Out of the Blue Orogogus
  41. May 31, 04:17   Re: Out of the Blue InBlack
  14. May 30, 12:41  Re: Out of the Blue MajorD
>> 16. May 30, 13:25  Re: Out of the Blue Ratty
  19. May 30, 13:56  Re: Out of the Blue Creston
  20. May 30, 14:18   Re: Out of the Blue nin
  34. May 30, 19:55  Re: Out of the Blue Prez
  40. May 30, 21:17   Re: Out of the Blue Cutter
  43. May 31, 08:12    Re: Out of the Blue Gocows
  44. May 31, 08:59     Re: Out of the Blue InBlack
  9. May 30, 11:29 Re: Out of the Blue Acleacius
  21. May 30, 14:30 Re: Out of the Blue Verno
  38. May 30, 21:16  Re: Out of the Blue sauron
  39. May 30, 21:17   Re: Out of the Blue sauron
  23. May 30, 15:09 Gunnar-man jdreyer
  24. May 30, 15:21 Re: Out of the Blue Hoop
  25. May 30, 15:32 Re: Out of the Blue space captain
  27. May 30, 15:37  Re: Out of the Blue DG
  31. May 30, 16:59  Re: Out of the Blue damn skippy
  28. May 30, 15:47 Re: Out of the Blue derelict koan
  33. May 30, 17:58 Re: Out of the Blue Cutter
  49. May 31, 11:57 Re: Out of the Blue SuperBill


footer

Blue's News logo