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Out of the Blue

As I already mentioned, my darling Hudson the wonder dog died in the wee hours of yesterday morning. We found her in the morning as if she were asleep, so we'll take comfort that she went somewhat peacefully, and, very true to her terrier nature, on her own terms. It's still sinking in, since we had a full day with Grandma Belle's funeral, which was quite touching and lovely, so this has all been a bit of a whirlwind. Speaking of Belle, I mentioned how the ups and downs of Hudson's and Belle's conditions seemed to match each other until they recently took turns in different directions, but them passing three days apart shows they were pretty well in sync after all. I am beside myself with grief at the moment, but I want to thank you all for your kind sympathies, as they have been a genuine comfort, and leave me overjoyed that I got to share with all of you so much of what made my baby so special over the years.

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36. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 16:05 Tim H
 
Just dropping by to pay my respects. I've read your page for years and always enjoyed the exploits of your little guys. She obviously had a great life with you... Please accept my condolences for your loss. They worm their way into your heart and just make it a very nice place to be. We've had 2 of our beloved Scotties pass away and it is never easy. We have another rescue Scottie (sorry just love the breed ) who is lying by my feet as I type this and I am gonna give him a big hug after writing this, (if he lets me. He is quite the handful ) confusing the heck outta him, but just glad for his company and love.

Sincerely
Tim Harrison with a loving lick from Scotty 'MacBones' Harrison
 
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35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 15:43 Agent.X7
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 25, 2013, 13:25:
Keep the faith, pal.

Know what Jesus and I have in common? We've both been crucified. I went 3 and 10 yesterday.

Wow, dude. You are the guy at the funeral that knocks over the casket. You know that, right?
 
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34. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 15:33 FDP
 
I started reading Bluesnews in 2001 when Hudson was just a puppy. In the years since I have greatly enjoyed hearing of her exploits and eccentricities. I will miss my regular dose of Hudson happiness, as even in text form she managed to bring a smile to my face on many a bad day.

I was deeply sorry to read of Hudson's passing. I will always be grateful that you decided to share her life with us.

-Joel

 
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 15:25 MajorD
 
nin wrote on Nov 25, 2013, 14:53:
and Sharky Extreme

Wow, that's a flashback...not thought of them in years...


We can't forget Redwood's. Back then I bounced back-and-forth between Redwood's and Blue's News. Redwood drops in here every once in a great while to say hello.



 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 15:09 DrSquick
 
I'm sorry to hear Blue, I am definitely a dog lover, and every time they go I swear I can't do it again.  
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 14:57 TangoBaker
 
Meant to write something a few days ago but I couldn't find words. I don't know that I can still but I've made up my mind to try.

I've been checking in here first thing for longer than I care to remember. Since early '97 at least. Over the course of that time, my interest in gaming has waned but I still come back here, not so much for the gaming news but because it's a part of my life. Anything I can say has probably already been said and I don't feel like it will help. I'd very much like to say something clever or wise here. To offer to help or to be able to help. I know that a lot of other people feel the same way. In the end all I can do is offer my most sincere condolences.

Sincerely,
Tony Bedsaul and family
 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 14:53 nin
 
and Sharky Extreme

Wow, that's a flashback...not thought of them in years...

 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 14:39 Maler23
 
Registered just to post. I've been reading this site since the days of Voodoo Extreme and Sharky Extreme(lots of extremes! :), but I've always loved how simple this site has remained with a minimum of snark. In fact, it's the sense of quiet humanity that has always made you and this site a little area of calm in the gaming news world. Part of that, of course, has been your updates regarding your own life and that wonderful companion of yours.

Having lost a dear pet a couple of years ago, all I can say is Hudson was lucky to have you as a caretaker and friend and you were both lucky to have each-other for the time you had. Surround yourself with warmth and love this Thanksgiving week. You deserve it. As we all do.

Cheers!
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 14:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Sorry to hear that Blue.  
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 14:08 Creston
 
LesCaster wrote on Nov 25, 2013, 13:17:
Embarrassed, not because I lost it, but because I couldn't hold out 5 more minutes when I would have been safely on my way home instead of in the vet's office surrounded by a bunch of people I didn't know.



There's probably not a better place on earth to grieve a lost pet. Everyone there will know exactly what you're going through.

When I had to put the little doggie that had showed up on my doorstep down (she had Distemper and was just wasting away), I cried for about 20 minutes while in the exam room where they had given her her injection.

Nobody ever said a word about me holding up other patients or anything. All I got were pats on the shoulder and even a hug from a little girl who started crying herself when she saw me come out looking like that.

 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 13:27 nin
 
LesCaster wrote on Nov 25, 2013, 13:17:
Creston wrote on Nov 25, 2013, 12:49:
LesCaster wrote on Nov 25, 2013, 12:13:
Pretty embarrassing at the time, actually.

Why, for being human? People who can put their pets down without crying should be forced to move to the Soulles Fucking Bastards colony.

I've had to put down two pets, and both times I've been a fucking wreck.

Embarrassed, not because I lost it, but because I couldn't hold out 5 more minutes when I would have been safely on my way home instead of in the vet's office surrounded by a bunch of people I didn't know.




I would hope that if you were in the vets office, people there, of all places, would sympathize with you.

 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 13:25 Cutter
 
Keep the faith, pal.

Know what Jesus and I have in common? We've both been crucified. I went 3 and 10 yesterday.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 13:25 Graham
 
There's this guy on the internet. He runs a site where he finds links to all of the news actually worth reading about the games that I like, and he puts them in a list. It's a totally OG Internet site, and I've been visiting it for years. I don't know this guy...

...but I'm still sitting at work choked up to hear about his dog passing away.

Blue, hopefully it will help to know that Hudson didn't just bring happiness to you, but to some of us as well. Sorry for your loss.
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 13:17 LesCaster
 
Creston wrote on Nov 25, 2013, 12:49:
LesCaster wrote on Nov 25, 2013, 12:13:
Pretty embarrassing at the time, actually.

Why, for being human? People who can put their pets down without crying should be forced to move to the Soulles Fucking Bastards colony.

I've had to put down two pets, and both times I've been a fucking wreck.

Embarrassed, not because I lost it, but because I couldn't hold out 5 more minutes when I would have been safely on my way home instead of in the vet's office surrounded by a bunch of people I didn't know.


 
I once prayed to god for a bike, but quickly found out he didnt work that way...so I stole a bike and prayed for his forgiveness.
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 13:10 Wazoo
 
I am very sorry for your lose. Having lost my 2 year old German Shepherd many years ago when he choked on his ball, I know how deep and how long lasting the sadness can be.

Yet, as dog owners, we all know the day is inevitable, and I've yet to meet one of us who would trade the grief we suffer for the removal of the memories we had with our pets.

They are special indeed.

 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 13:01 Cale
 
I am sorry for your loss, I lost my 12 year old German Shepherd last fall and it took me months to get over the loss, it was my 1st time to ever lose a dog so it was really tough for me.

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20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 12:49 Creston
 
LesCaster wrote on Nov 25, 2013, 12:13:
Pretty embarrassing at the time, actually.

Why, for being human? People who can put their pets down without crying should be forced to move to the Soulles Fucking Bastards colony.

I've had to put down two pets, and both times I've been a fucking wreck.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 12:30 Capella
 
So sorry to hear this. I feel like I lost one of my own.  
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Cause everyone seems to need the cure"
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 12:13 LesCaster
 
I consider myself to be fairly hardened emotionally but found myself bawling like a baby in the vet's office immediately after giving him consent to euthanize my dog. I was a rock up to that point then I just lost it. Pretty embarrassing at the time, actually.

I can definitely sympathize


 
I once prayed to god for a bike, but quickly found out he didnt work that way...so I stole a bike and prayed for his forgiveness.
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 12:12 pingfreud
 
One of the reasons I come to this site daily is not just for the excellent, minimal and relevant content, but also the personal anecdotes. I am very sorry for your loss - I still feel the loss of my first dog 20+ years later. Turn to your friends, they are your best comfort.  
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