We Just Lost Gus, Our Pointer, AKA The G-Man, Today.

We Just Lost Gus, Our Pointer, AKA The G-Man, Today.

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    Unhappy We Just Lost Gus, Our Pointer, AKA The G-Man, Today.

    Regulars to this forum will remember a thread I posted about our Gussy a little over a year ago.

    Well, Gus recently had his 15th birthday and there will not be a 16th.

    Here is the thread I had posted.........

    I may need to play the Rainbow Bridge; UPDATE, Gus is feeling better!

    There are a couple of pictures of him on that thread at post 31.

    At that time we thought we were going to lose him, but he rallied and was back to his normal crotchety self.

    Today, time caught up with the G-Man. We still have our other four legged children, but it was he who was the prime defender of the castle against trespassing racoons, cats and deer that would stray onto our property.

    This is the third we have lost during the last five years, and it doesn't get any easier. I'm sitting here at work right now trying to function and hoping nobody looks into my office to see the condition I'm in.

    We've known for a while this day was coming but you can never prepare yourself for the day it actually happens.

    Gus has lived with us for roughly five years. We rescued him when he was about 10. Older dogs are harder to place as everyone seems to want a puppy.

    The warning signs of advancing age have been with us for a while.

    I'm sorry, I have to stop and take a break now. I can't type any more.

    Please say a prayer for our G-Man who has now crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is chasing rabbits in heaven.

    I may add more later. The vet who helped us at the end is a saint.
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    I'm sorry for your loss, Gunny.

    It's a brave thing to pick up a 10-yr old rescue, knowing that their time will be short. You've done a very good thing.
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    I am so sorry for your loss.

    You did a noble thing taking him in and giving him his forever home at the age he was when you got him.
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    Very sorry for your loss, GB. Very sorry.

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    I feel your pain,and your right,it doesn't get any easier. We have had to put two cats to sleep.both of us cried like a baby and still get mistyeyed thinking about it.
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    I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.
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    I'm very sorry about Gus. It just totally sucks when we lose one of our furry friends. A couple years ago I lost my best buddy. His name was George.

    We feel your pain, G.B.
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    Sorry for your loss, Gunny...I know it hurts!
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    I know your pain,11 months ago to the day I had to put my 13 year old Lab down,I haven't cried like that in years,and I didn't care who saw me.If they have rabbits up there I'm sure Lucky is showing Gus where they hide
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    Sorry for your loss Gunny. Heart felt condolences go out to you and the family. I know it doesn't help, but at least now he has no pain, and in the end he knows he was loved dearly.
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    If God don't let dogs into heaven, what's the point of going?
    Sorry for the loss of your friend, Gunny.
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    Gunny,

    I thought I'd throw this in...it was a 'tear jerker' for me...


    For Dog Lovers And Their Humans!! Be Sure To Read Until The End.
    A Dog's Purpose? (from a 6-year-old).

    Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

    I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

    As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

    The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

    The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
    Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

    Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

    He said,''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?''
    The Six-year-old continued,''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''

    Live simply.

    Love generously.

    Care deeply.

    Speak kindly.

    Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

    When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

    Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

    Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

    Take naps.

    Stretch before rising.

    Run, romp, and play daily.

    Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

    Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

    On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

    On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

    When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

    Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

    Be loyal.

    Never pretend to be something you're not.

    If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

    When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

    ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!
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    Thanks Ret, that was my post.

    It'll be a couple of days til i can function normally.

    In the meantime our other "children'" are surrounding us, giving us their uncondtional love.
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    Sorry to hear of Gus' passing.

    May he live on in your memories
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