Things That Suck

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  1. thirty-two

    thirty-two boglehead Contributor

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    I had to put my pup Winston to sleep on December 18. It has honestly been the most painful thing I have ever experienced. My dog was my boy, and he brought so much joy and love to my life.

    Every part of my day reminds me of him. Wake up? Time to feed Winnie! Get off the couch? Look at the floor so you don’t step on him! Doorbell rings? Oh here comes the barking! Dropped food on the floor? No worries, Winston will get it! And all of that is no more. Now when I wake up, I miss him because I can’t feed him. When I get off the couch, I look for him and he’s not there. The doorbell rings and there’s silence. If I drop food, there’s no one there to pick it up.

    He was so engrained in the fabric of my life that it’s been jarring for me these past few days. I miss him so damn much. I wish I had taken more videos and photos of the early years. But it was before iPhones and such. The pictures and videos I do have bring me great comfort, so I am thankful for that at least. Pets are family, man.
     
  2. Brian in Mesa

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    Toughest part about having pets. So sorry for your loss. Pets are family.
     
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  3. Linderbee

    Linderbee Let's GO, CARDINALS! Contributor

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    I'm so, so sorry, Kate. :(
     
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  4. Hollywood

    Hollywood is part black.

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    I am sorry for your loss. They look to us for everything. Food, water, shelter, love and in the end this heartbreaking task to end their suffering.

    I read somewhere that the greatest achievement of mankind might be the domestication of the dog. If unconditional love exists in this world it is from our dogs.


    "This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog."

    Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.

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  5. Kel Varnsen

    Kel Varnsen Moderator Contributor

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    I’m so sorry. This is devastating. I hope you can take comfort in your memories as time passes.
     
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  6. Brian in Mesa

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    People in our neighborhood setting off their huge stockpiles of fireworks almost non-stop since about 7:30 PM. Last year they went on and on until at least 3 AM. SMH.
     
  7. Dback Jon

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    Oh Kate. - that was so heartbreaking to read that. That empty feeling of not being greeted at the door and pure joy of your presence.
     
  8. MrYeahbut

    MrYeahbut 4 Food groups: beans, chili, cheese, bacon Contributor

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    A tooth chipped off on my front bridge. Estimate to replace $12K! Ouch. It's a hassle but looks like I'll have to go back to Juarez for more dental work. Probably half that price with the dentist I've used before.

    Sorry to hear about your pooch @thirty-two
     
  9. Brian in Mesa

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  10. Kel Varnsen

    Kel Varnsen Moderator Contributor

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    This Planet Fitness ad talking about their location on "Val Veesta."
     
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    Also, planet fitness has an ad, "$10/month. Only a dumbbell would pay more." I had the black card ($20/month) so I canceled my membership.
     
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    puckhead Waxing Gibbous Contributor

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    FIL passed away yesterday. 72. Cancer sucks.
     
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    Sorry to hear that.
     
  14. Brian in Mesa

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
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    My condolences, puckhead. It’s an evil disease.
     

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