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gunslinger387

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Not a pet picture but Casino’s post reminded me of Amazon Smile. My daughter volunteers at a rescue called Rescuing Cujo. If you didn’t know Amazon Smile will automatically donate to a charity of your choice, doesn’t cost you anything and it adds up over time. We still donate food and bowls, toys and such but this does just a bit more with no extra effort. They have tons of charities so you’re certain to find one you like.
 

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Not a pet pic either (will be quite a while till that time again, I think) but a book recommendation for all of you dog lovers, whether you've just lost one recently like I did, lost one moons ago and left it at that or currently enjoy the companionship of your dog(s):

I recently picked up A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron which I have found to be a very delightful book. I am liking it so much so far that I have also ordered the follow up book to it, A Dog's Journey. There was a motion picture produced back in 2017 (I was not aware of it till recently) which basically combined and condensed these two books but after reading both the books' and the movie's reviews, I personally decided to read the books instead of going the lazier route of watching the movie. I have always found out that if time permits, the books are always better encompassing literacy, imagination and one's own perspectives/conclusions! There is also a third volume A Dog's Promise plus a bunch of other ones from the same author, the latter ones (not A Dog's Promise) being more directed at school age children.

The first book is an easy read as I assume that the rest follow the same easy path in terms of reading. Since these are written with the main character, i.e, the dog as the narrator and the story-teller, the life tales and experiences will bring copious smiles, laughter plus both tears of joy and sadness. Once you start reading it, you will immediately be familiar with how your own dog(s) would easily be "thinking" and "talking" in those ways as they go through the phases and the spectrum of their own lives. Fair warning though, you've gotta be in the right mood! If you have younger children to whom you read bedtime stories, I would also highly recommend but bring some Kleenex around ;)
 

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A tribute to Red Lion's Haw Creek Bear. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever. He lived for the family, and died in our arms. 14 years of wonderful protection and love in all his "Chessie" charm. The pictures are ones that my sister took here on the farm, and also at their place where he lived the last several years. They lived on our other farm, and they "adopted" him after his hunting days were over. (He did not know that).

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He was always ready to escort the children to the creek, and to watch the young ones, and to guard against the "dangerous" squirrels and raccoons we would encounter. For which he would get praise and adoration.

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Retrieving was programmed in a he would submerge and find his favorite rock and bring it to us...

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At night nothing escaped his attention, and occasionally he would bring a trophy from night time forays back to the porch.
He will be missed, and always remembered with love and warm thoughts... The children are grieving, and this also is part of life... One never replaces a dog like this... We may just learn to love another eventually for their specialness in their way, and that never diminishes the memories of the past.

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I am very very sorry for your loss. As a current grieving doggie-daddy myself, your pain and that of your family is freshly felt within me. Please pass on Uncle Matty’s sympathies to your family.

14 years is a great feat for a larger dog but that still doesn’t dull the pain and the sadness over your loss. 14 years of true love and affection is the most wonderful gift that you had given to each other. That true sense of love will live on with every one of you for the rest of your days.
 

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A tribute to Red Lion's Haw Creek Bear. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever. He lived for the family, and died in our arms. 14 years of wonderful protection and love in all his "Chessie" charm. The pictures are ones that my sister took here on the farm, and also at their place where he lived the last several years. They lived on our other farm, and they "adopted" him after his hunting days were over. (He did not know that).

mP6ShyF.jpg


z81odyP.jpg


He was always ready to escort the children to the creek, and to watch the young ones, and to guard against the "dangerous" squirrels and raccoons we would encounter. For which he would get praise and adoration.

LmSQMbk.jpg


Retrieving was programmed in a he would submerge and find his favorite rock and bring it to us...

cK9kGuY.jpg


At night nothing escaped his attention, and occasionally he would bring a trophy from night time forays back to the porch.
He will be missed, and always remembered with love and warm thoughts... The children are grieving, and this also is part of life... One never replaces a dog like this... We may just learn to love another eventually for their specialness in their way, and that never diminishes the memories of the past.

T3ca714.jpg

That was a great tribute to Bear. Hit me right in the feels brother.
 
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gunslinger387

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A tribute to Red Lion's Haw Creek Bear. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever. He lived for the family, and died in our arms. 14 years of wonderful protection and love in all his "Chessie" charm. The pictures are ones that my sister took here on the farm, and also at their place where he lived the last several years. They lived on our other farm, and they "adopted" him after his hunting days were over. (He did not know that).

mP6ShyF.jpg


z81odyP.jpg


He was always ready to escort the children to the creek, and to watch the young ones, and to guard against the "dangerous" squirrels and raccoons we would encounter. For which he would get praise and adoration.

LmSQMbk.jpg


Retrieving was programmed in a he would submerge and find his favorite rock and bring it to us...

cK9kGuY.jpg


At night nothing escaped his attention, and occasionally he would bring a trophy from night time forays back to the porch.
He will be missed, and always remembered with love and warm thoughts... The children are grieving, and this also is part of life... One never replaces a dog like this... We may just learn to love another eventually for their specialness in their way, and that never diminishes the memories of the past.

T3ca714.jpg
Beautifully written. Very sorry for your loss. One thing to take solace in that he obviously was well loved, cared for and had an amazing life.
 

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A tribute to Red Lion's Haw Creek Bear. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever. He lived for the family, and died in our arms. 14 years of wonderful protection and love in all his "Chessie" charm. The pictures are ones that my sister took here on the farm, and also at their place where he lived the last several years. They lived on our other farm, and they "adopted" him after his hunting days were over. (He did not know that).

mP6ShyF.jpg


z81odyP.jpg


He was always ready to escort the children to the creek, and to watch the young ones, and to guard against the "dangerous" squirrels and raccoons we would encounter. For which he would get praise and adoration.

LmSQMbk.jpg


Retrieving was programmed in a he would submerge and find his favorite rock and bring it to us...

cK9kGuY.jpg


At night nothing escaped his attention, and occasionally he would bring a trophy from night time forays back to the porch.
He will be missed, and always remembered with love and warm thoughts... The children are grieving, and this also is part of life... One never replaces a dog like this... We may just learn to love another eventually for their specialness in their way, and that never diminishes the memories of the past.

T3ca714.jpg

It's a terrible thing losing a great dog. He looks and sounds like a real treasure. Sorry for your loss.
 
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