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This is the first Christmas since 2003 that Toto hasn't been with me.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Toto'sDad, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    For some reason, I've found this to be true, the final days we have our dog friends before they go into that stage where they are not going to get better, seem the sweetest. There's just something about and old and trusted friend who has been your companion for a long time. Kind of like that old buddy that you can just sit in the company of, and words are passed without being spoken.

    Enjoy Daisy, and I know you will, because it's really true about life. It's old dogs and children and watermelon wine.
     
  2. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Yoinked for my new sig... Sending the release form for you to sign in a PM. :D
     
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  3. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Jan 15, 2010
    Houston
    Glad your dream was special. After reading your post, I will go over to the bookshelf where my Harley Dog rests and ask him to stop by tonight. Hope it works. Even with the two great dogs we have now, I still miss him. He would lay his head on my shoulder at night. Only after I dozed off would he move to the more comfortable spot at the foot of the bed.
     
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  4. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Doggone & all...celebrate the season in his memory!
     
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  5. Boubou

    Boubou Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Age:
    59
    Jul 30, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    Thanks, same to you, we lost the brown one , Daisy, just before Christmas last year, I still miss her (and a bunch of other dogs and cats), she was 16 yo.
     
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  6. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    55
    Apr 1, 2011
    Far N.E. Philadelphia
    Yep he's still around. Be strong. You got this. Take in the good around you.
     
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  7. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    68
    Jan 14, 2015
    Chicago
    Have a Merry Christmas, TD. My baby, Cody, just got over an infected anal gland, so I'm glad he'll be OK for the holidays. He's 10 years old and I hope we'll have him around for several years, because he may the last dog my wife and I will have. (this isn't Cody, but it looks just like him)

    Cody With Goggles.jpg
     
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  8. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    53
    Jan 23, 2007
    Denmark
    The day after our old dog died , we picked up our next dog, Bella.
    We did everything wrong , yet ended up with the best Pal anyone could ever wish for
    TD, I wish the best possible Xmas for you and your Wife...... Get a new pup if you want to, everything will work out just fine
     
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  9. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    53
    Jan 23, 2007
    Denmark
    Stupid auto correct, my little buddy is very much a boy, his name is Bello!
     
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  10. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    We over the years have had some doggie friends that lived to be 16. In fact most of ours lived to be at least 14. I'm sure Daisy was a true pal to be around for so long. As I said before, there's just something about old dogs, or ones you've known all of their lives. They're just special. Little Toto though, was my lifetime dog, I loved all of them, but he was just my dog, and my friend. He was close to me all of his life, and he died right there with me. I'm too old to ever experience something like that again, I'm just lucky that it happened once.

    Cheers Boubou,
     
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  11. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Thank you sir, and I hope you and yours have a great Christmas.
     
  12. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Glad Cody is doing okay, and that is a COOL pic!
     
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  13. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    55
    Apr 1, 2011
    Far N.E. Philadelphia
    They are amazing friends aren't they.
     
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  14. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Oh I know from the past that we go on, it's just taken longer with Toto than any of the others. He really is still around, I feel him every where.
     
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  15. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 21, 2016
    Rhode Island
    Weird

    Had a crystal clear dream the other night of Ted as a wee lil poodle puppy

    Crystal clear so I could touch him

    Gone 1 year on 12/17
     
  16. pcampbell

    pcampbell Tele-Meister

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    Jan 9, 2013
    Memphis, Tennessee
    What a blessing it is in this life to experience the love of a truly great dog. I've been lucky in that regard, and still am now.

    The bond between humans and dogs amazes me sometimes. Once they're bonded to us they really seem to see us in our best possible light, better than we actually are much of the time.
     
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  17. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Don't forget to send one to Tom T. Hall!
     
  18. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    I just got a Billy T Wahburn, that count? ;)
     
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  19. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    I must have been asleep at the wheel.
    I didn't know about Toto.
    What a Cool pal to share lives with for all these years.
    Not everybody is lucky enough to make a connection like that!

    sorry for your loss.
    Thanks for sharing a wonderful Dream.

    -ST
     
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  20. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Thank you ST, he was a pal among pals! I'm editing this to thank you for recognizing what I've been trying to say. I was very lucky to have had the connection I did with Toto, having held him in my hands as a puppy, watching him grow up, watching him at his peak, then watching him slowly age and finally pass on. It was an experience both rewarding and heartbreaking, but I wouldn't have missed it for the world. I've had other dogs, and they've been good friends, but Toto was just something special.
     
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