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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:58 PM

Dog Gets Epic Last Meal before he's put down for illness



It's sad when beloved pets have to be put down, but one owner made sure to give his dying boxer an amazing final treat.

Lennox, a dog with severe cancer and debilitating arthritis, had survived numerous surgeries, but a recent tumor growth (visible on his left shoulder) had left him barely able to get up. According to his owner's roommate, Reddit user "Nikolaoss," Lennox was euthanized Jan. 23, but before he went, he got an epic last meal.

In the photo, which was posted to a Reddit image forum yesterday, Lennox looks over his feast, which included a turkey leg, bacon, sausages and rice. The picture received more than 24,000 "upvotes" on the social news site.

"This post isn't meant to be sad in any way. He lived like an absolute boss all his life! And the meal reflects that!" "Nikolaoss" wrote.

Many users wished Lennox well, shared memories of departed pets and offered condolences.

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"Nikolaoss" later posted a video of Lennox enjoying his last meal. (Naturally, he goes for the bacon first.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/dog-cancer-epic-last-meal-photo-video_n_2543181.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:00 PM

1. ...........

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:01 PM

2. What a cutie

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:03 PM

4. Boxers are great pets.

I've known a few in my life. They look tough, but they aren't at all.


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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:29 PM

10. Indeed.

They are affectionate and fun loving slobber-monsters.

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:29 PM

11. Boxer was my first doggy

They are gentle.

This "last meal" makes me get a lump in my throat, even though I'm a cat mommy.

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:01 PM

18. No, they aren't.. All bark and no bite with a playful nature their entire lives.

Mines a pure mix from boxer and rotweiler parents. He's got the body and brown color of a boxer and a big ole funky head like a rottie... It's a very cute mix. Mine's going on 11 this year. We must be doing something good for him, he keeps lasting and lasting and doing the same crap that drives us crazy, but we will miss when his big ole self goes to doggy heaven. Lord my child will cry his eyes out. The dog came before he did. He's got this way of being all waggy and bupping into everyone and thing (think bull in a china shop and you have my Hurricane- actual name fitting the actual dog- LOL). He's been bowling my son over all his life, but in the end the two of them end up all cuddled up at quiet times.. Just dog and his boy.

Oh and I'm his Momma, still thinks he's 5 wks old and can sit on my lap or that he's 1/2 human and deserves "people food treats" which, if you know anything about boxer/ rottie, will cause the dog to stink up the joint with deadly farts. More than once that dog has figured out how to open up my bread box and get out a loaf for himself.

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Response to glowing (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:13 PM

36. "More than once that dog has figured out how..."

Every time I write our boxer/Rhodesian ridgeback-mix off as being dumb as a box of hammers, she figures out something that none of the other dogs can - including the border collie. Right now she's working on the back door knob. She knows that we use it to open the door, she just hasn't figured out 'turning' yet. Yet.

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Response to 4_TN_TITANS (Reply #36)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:45 PM

42. Mine knows how to open up the screen door if we have the sliding glass door open.

His best tricks are getting at food and drinking water from the fridge door dispenser if we don't leave him any in his bowl. AND his fav punishment for leaving him all alone and not keeping our bedroom door open so he can lay down on his bed in our room is to take a poop or pee somewhere; doesn't matter if its just a 20 min quick trip, he will do it as a punishment for making him stay out of "his room".

And for some reason, he loves when he gets to travel with us somewhere or is going off to the groomers, but for some reason that dog knows when he's going to the vet and acts up and balks at getting into the car. How do they know when they are going to the vet? I really hope he passes peacefully in his old age laying on his bed in the comfort of his people and doesn't end up with a hip issue or cancer pain that will make us have to decide for his good to put him to sleep. He's got a few minor "cyst" type bumps. One is a bit larger on his knee, but every biopsy since he was a young age has remained a benign growth. I really hope it stays that way.

When we had to put down his sister dog Sugar, it was extremely painful, and even though my son was 3 when we had to do that, he still prays to God that S/He brings back his Sugar dog, and will even cry over missing her. He can't remember what he did last week sometimes, but he still gets upset about that dog. We did it when he was in Pre-School so that he wasn't around. And my husband and I were still hesitant if it was the right thing to do because she was family and our first pet together, but we probably did, she was having so many problems with her ears and her eyes were going bad and her hearing was bad and her temper was turning because she was loosing her senses and I think she was in pain because of the constant infections that we could never fix, but still you feel guilty having to choose to end another being's life essense. It sucks being an adult (that was both our first adult decision we had to make about ending a pet's life- no parents to make that decision).

Our Hurricane has outlived his sister by many years now, and longer than we have expected knowing the usual life span of the breed. Its going to be a tough one on us and even harder on our son.

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Response to glowing (Reply #42)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:50 PM

68. She already knows how to jump up

and hit the latch on the front storm door. I don't know if they are that smart or if they stumble onto solutions thru sheer will to try and try again until they figure something out.

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Response to 4_TN_TITANS (Reply #68)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:00 PM

71. Mine has this insane habit of tapping his feet on the wooden floor to insist I get up and

let him outside, get him some water, get him some food, let him have some of my dinner, or just general "look at me attention". I will try to ignore him and his prancing, but he will persist for the longest time. This is his newest annoyance to get me up or away from something else to cater to his fancy... AND because that tapping of his feet on the floor is so annoying, he knows eventually I'll cave. Little bugger. Just like an old demanding man.. LOL... Insisting "woman, wait on me".

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Response to glowing (Reply #71)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:49 PM

92. heeeeeee! how cute



I think you should get him a little crown to wear.

Just so you don't forget.

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Response to 4_TN_TITANS (Reply #68)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:49 PM

141. hah!

one of my cats does this. if i'm not up by a certain time in the morning to feed her and her brother, she will jump up and try to pull the doorknob lever down to wake me up. i wouldn't have believed it if i hadn't seen her do it one time!

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Response to 4_TN_TITANS (Reply #36)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:26 PM

83. Gary Larson brought up dogs and doorknobs

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:12 PM

35. they are the best family dog there is. bar none.

just had to put my third sweet boxer down less than 2 weeks ago.
now i feel like a jerk for not letting her go out like this. what a great owner. i am sure he was a great dog.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #35)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:46 AM

170. I always have the vet come to my house

I want them to die while I'm holding them and all the familiar stuff is around. While this is cute, I would be terrified that my dog would barf and therefore have a stressful goodbye. I both love and hate that dogs usually die before us. I wouldn't want my dog to not be cared for after I left, but I hate mounting up all of the goodbyes that come with a long, dog filled life. I've said goodbye many times.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #170)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:30 AM

172. the barfing thing is what got me.

i thought about a nice last meal, but yeah, barfing.
yes, i have said many goodbyes. some sadder than others. somehow the boxers are the hardest. maybe because a boxer was my first dog. we did not have him long, as he was a grown boy when we got him. but for a kid, well......
i could go on about what that first boxer did for me. but suffice to say i would be a different person without him.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #172)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:57 PM

188. Dogs have that power - the power to shape children into giving and caring adults

They don't do it on purpose, they just do it by being.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #188)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:11 PM

189. i have often said

that is would be a different world if every child was assigned a boxer dog at birth.
raising children without animals is some sort of malpractice.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:04 PM

5. I wish we could be that kind to people too! I'm so happy for this dog to be able to

move on with less pain and suffering. I have seen people literally tortured by the end of life on earth by do gooders and our ridiculous laws.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:09 PM

6. I wished I had known when my girl was leaving me. She was diabetic in her later years

and I would have loved to have given her ice cream before she went.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:24 PM

8. My Bichon is diabetic and I really miss giving him treats,

but the Vet says once I can give him skinless boiled chicken breast.

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Response to broiles (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:32 PM

135. For my mom-and-dad's pug, who's diabetic, we do have diabetic dog treats.

They seem to work well. Of course, the rule now is no table scraps, which we should have done from the beginning.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #135)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:11 AM

151. Thanks, I'll check this out.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:10 PM

7. Such a sweet face...

RIP Lennox

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:28 PM

9. We had to have our

little terrier mix euthenized because she was in so much pain and getting worse.

We decided to have this done at home and under a lovely shadey tree - as the vet was prepping I was giving our Jenny chocolate - she loved sweet things. The vet was shocked that I would do such a thing, until I reminded her why she was there.

There is a reason that God is Dog spelled backwards.

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Response to Smilo (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:44 PM

12. .

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Response to Smilo (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:51 PM

14. ...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:50 PM

13. Aw, sweet boy.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:52 PM

15. Awesome!

If you have to send him off, send him off like a king! Godspeed, Lennox.

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:00 PM

17. Instead it helped feed two souls about to say goodbye one last time.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:42 PM

64. Well, I hope the dog enjoyed it

 

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Response to railsback (Reply #64)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:30 PM

134. I'm sure he did. And luckily for the kids and other hungry people it's not a zero sum game.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:59 PM

180. You believe dogs have souls?

 

Really?

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Response to littleswan (Reply #180)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:05 PM

185. Shoo.

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:02 PM

20. Stay classy

just sayin'

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:32 PM

60. Yes, dogs over children

 

How could I miss so much class?

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Response to railsback (Reply #60)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:34 AM

155. Dogs over children? Because a family gave its beloved pet a good last meal?

There's not a starving child involved in this story who's being deprived of food in favor of an animal.

If you don't have any understanding of this family's love for its dog, I hope you don't own any kind of pet. Pets should be loved as members of the family; why else have one?

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Response to pacalo (Reply #155)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:36 AM

159. And for some of us,

our pets are our children!

I do not have any (human) children, but my cat is certainly my kid

So, if I were to do this for my cat, would I also be accused of starving some children?

Good points, too, pacalo

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Response to kentauros (Reply #159)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:16 PM

187. My dog was my little child, too!

He could "play" the piano by walking his front paws from one end of the keys to the other, then end with a high-note "duh", then a low-note "duh". Many times when I was talking on the phone he would jump up on the piano bench & start playing for attention & whomever I was talking to would get a kick out of it. He was 12 yrs. old when he died in June. He loved seafood & we gave him shrimp for his last meal.

Now we have two new children: two Boston Terriers named Gladys & Abner. Gizmo was always so nosy & curious, I always thought I should have named him Abner (Kravitz -- from "Bewitched"), so when we got our new BTs, we knew right away what we'd name them. Sure enough, whenever we leave to go somewhere, or when the neighbors leave, they both stick their noses (what little they have!) under the gate to get a peek.


Thanks, kentaurus!


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Response to railsback (Reply #60)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:39 AM

169. Yes, because we all know that many children go to bed hungry because of a lack of food on earth.

You can't be serious.

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Response to railsback (Reply #60)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:12 AM

173. I don't know how

perhaps you weren't treated well as a child, it might have something to do with a massive lack of friends or personal contact. In any case dude you are pretty much an non-empathetic tool.

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Response to railsback (Reply #60)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:14 AM

193. 38 posts in this thread and you had just 480 when you began --probably your biggest day posting here

ever at DU, since you've been here over 3 years.

almost 10% of your posts over 3+ years were griefing this thread.

have you ever spent so much effort on a thread in one day at DU, or did you wait for the post about a dying dog's last meal being one kind of food instead of the usual dog food?

is this the most important thing that has been posted on DU since you've been here?

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:04 PM

21. wow. cold.

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Response to unblock (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:29 PM

58. How so?

 

That I would rather have a child eat that meal instead of a can of dog food?

Interesting.

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Response to railsback (Reply #58)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:46 PM

67. why are you typing on a computer? you realize that computer could be educating an entire classroom?

or searching for a cure for cancer or something? why not put it to better use?


please. there is no child starving solely because a dog got a plate of human food as a last meal. it doesn't work that way. we have more than enough food to feed the world, the problem is distribution, so conserving one plate somewhere isn't going to change anything.

there are SO many WAY bigger factors to complain about if you're concerned about starving children.

would you really even think of telling those people that they were causing some child to starve?

and by the way, dog food is still food. so we're not talking about a survival difference, we're talking primarily about a culinary palate difference.

should they have just starved the dog? i mean heck, the dog's just gonna die later anyway, right?

sheesh!

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Response to unblock (Reply #67)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:24 PM

80. LoL

 

That was a funny rant. It was the turkey leg wrapped in bacon dinner or NOTHING!

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Response to unblock (Reply #67)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:04 PM

98. right. don't expect the troll to answer you, though.

You made too much sense.



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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #98)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:10 PM

103. Troll??

 

How little, how FOX-like to resort to name calling. Peas in a pod.

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Response to railsback (Reply #103)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:30 PM

133. What's in a name?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. And is it REALLY name-calling to refer to your posts by what they are? (I.e, trolling).

I suppose the money spent to feed pets and pay for vet bills would also feed a lot of starving children. Are you advocating that people euthanize their pets and feed starving children with the money they would have spent on their pets?

Come to think of it, humane euthanasia isn't free either. It costs money to have it done right. Should people take their pets out into the back yard and bash their skulls in with bricks, and give the money saved to "Save the Children"?

The money that I spent on the lasagna I'm preparing for dinner would have fed a lot of starving children, but it's already in the oven? Instead of eating it myself, should I take it down to the starving children facility and leave it on the doorstep?

You know what would REALLY feed a lot of starving kids?? The money spent on this fiasco: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/07/f-22-fighter-loses-79-billion-advantage-in-dogfights-report/

So, yeah, you're trolling when you troll your trollishness on here in a thread about the last meal of a dying pet.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #133)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:39 PM

139. Any money that is spent on making sure a beloved family member...

...is loved and shown that he is cared for in his final moments is money well spent if you ask me.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #139)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:41 PM

140. No, the only money well-spent is to feed starving children.

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Response to railsback (Reply #103)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:33 PM

136. We call 'em like we see 'em, troll.

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Response to railsback (Reply #58)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:06 AM

166. So go buy a child some food.

Thanks for your "concern".

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:09 PM

22. Does this come naturally for you?

Or did you work hard to become like this?

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Response to railsback (Reply #54)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:18 PM

77. sounds like you'd be happier taking your cdog to the homeless shelter, killing him

And carving him up and passing out the pieces. To the children.

In fact, what are you even doing with a dog? That's a hungry mouth taking food from starving children.




And thanks for ignoring all of my previous points. That IS what cretins do.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #77)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:26 PM

82. Sounds like you would be happier with a kid starving to death

 

rather than a dog happily eating a can of dog food. Kids are such an inconvenience, you know.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #97)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:45 PM

120. You leapt a long time ago

 

"sounds like you'd be happier taking your cdog to the homeless shelter, killing him And carving him up and passing out the pieces. To the children.
In fact, what are you even doing with a dog? That's a hungry mouth taking food from starving children. And thanks for ignoring all of my previous points. That IS what cretins do."


Its hard to resist entertaining such fanatical leaping. Its fun on FOX because I have such little regard for their intelligence. Here, it makes me sad because I expect so much and get so little.

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Response to railsback (Reply #82)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:10 AM

167. They're not bad, if you cook them properly.

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Response to railsback (Reply #54)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:05 PM

101. I'm reasonably sure your dog hates you

Have a nice day.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #101)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:13 PM

105. Stop calling my dog's cellphone

 

Oh, wait. My dog can't talků or build rockets.

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Response to railsback (Reply #105)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:24 PM

109. It's worse than all that. I'm sending messages straight to your dog's brain.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #109)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:47 PM

121. LoL

 

That explains the confused look on his face. I think the only words he understands is 'fetch', 'sit', and 'dinner'.


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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #101)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:36 AM

156. ^^^ BEST RESPONSE ^^^

For this epic trolling thread...

ETA: I meant the post by DisgustipatedinCA just above that I replied to.

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Response to railsback (Reply #54)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:25 PM

110. That answers my question....

you work very hard at it, hopefully your enjoying the 'fruits' of your labor.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #110)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:57 PM

125. Oh, you do the same thing?

 

Maybe we can meet up and gorge ourselves together while laughing at all those starving kids. Sounds like fun.

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Response to railsback (Reply #125)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:12 AM

171. How about this?

I couldn't care less about starving children. Don't. Give. One. Flying. Damn. I don't have to, there are plenty of other people who do.

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Response to railsback (Reply #125)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:10 PM

186. Bookmarking this sub-thread. I want to be able to re-visit your posts whenever ...

I start to think that the right has cornered the market on assholes.

I feed my Rescue Lab twice a day. I also donate every month to Save the Children. Should I shoot the dog so I can give more to the children's charity?

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Response to daleanime (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:34 PM

137. He had to spend eight years in Asshole School! n/t

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:11 PM

24. Your concern is noted. Please feel free to share more of your concerns, and enjoy your stay. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:15 PM

50. Of course

 

I enjoy being called a 'cretin' for standing up for starving kids.

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Response to railsback (Reply #50)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:26 PM

57. I did not call you a 'cretin.' nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #57)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:32 PM

59. I didn't say you did personally

 

Down a few spots, complete with a dictionary definition.

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:17 PM

25. And it looks like you win the douchebag of the week award.

just sayin

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Response to trumad (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:13 PM

47. Starve the children.

 

Feed the dog.

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Response to railsback (Reply #47)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:43 PM

65. Tell you what. You feed the starving kids because it affects you greatly

and I'll donate money/food to animal causes because that affects me greatly.

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Response to Bigleaf (Reply #65)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:18 PM

78. I see you got your priorities straight

 

And I'll be the first one in line to support the first dog who becomes a civil engineer.

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Response to railsback (Reply #78)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:13 AM

168. Mine can design and dig tunnels under the patio.

Does that count?

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Response to railsback (Reply #47)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:49 PM

146. OH FFS

that food would've just gone to waste in the grocery store's dumpster if that guy didn't buy it for his dog. No kids would've been fed. Besides, the grief from having your dog put down often means it's hard to eat for a few days. That probably made up for the money he spent on the dog.

Dumbest. Argument. Ever.

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:26 PM

28. Let's all wear sackcloths and ashes, and live in huts eating only what we grow and hunt.

Anything beyond that is unncessarily excessive, as it could have gone to someone else.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:12 PM

46. Dogs certainly deserve more than a starving child.

 

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Response to railsback (Reply #46)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:52 PM

69. How do you know the owners of that dog...

don't help feed homeless/hungry people? Your comment was an ASSumption, as you have no idea if these people also help feed the hungry.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #69)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:34 PM

88. If they did

 

then they wouldn't have done that. Not rocket science. $20 goes a long way and could feed numerous kids, some who could eventually discover the cure for cancer.

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Response to railsback (Reply #88)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:51 PM

93. Bullshit...

I often donate to food banks and give my time in other ways to help feed the hungry. And my dogs get 'treat dinners' on Thanksgiving and Christmas. And occasionally other times. Whenever I make ham they get a small piece, I don't make ham often so they don't get it often. You can do both.

I was in BJ's parking lot just yesterday when a man with his son approached me told me they were displaced and wouldn't have a place to stay until Monday. He was asking for help for food and money for a place to stay.

I went into BJ's took out enough money so that he could get a place at motel I knew right up the road and bought some food, I gave him and his child a ride there and got them checked in. It's bitter cold here and there was no way I was leaving them in that parking lot.

My dogs each got chicken in their dinner last night. I got some on sale and thought it would be a nice treat. They're getting older and one of them has had cancer and has another tumor. So yes, I spoil them from time to time, but that didn't stop me from helping someone in need.

I think you're just being an _____fill in the blank.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #93)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:35 PM

115. Maybe so

 

There was a total freak out at the suggestion that that extravagant meal could have fed a few starving kids, which of course caused me to ponder the validity of so much self professed liberalism here. I can only conclude that we are truly a nation of 'meh'. Gone are the days of activism, of demanding change in the streets. We kind of care, but not enough to make a difference, since that kind of caring would demand sacrifice. Without a social safety net like they have in other civilized nations, its understandable. We kind of care about starving kids, but spending extravagantly on your pets is no big deal, since if that money were donated, it wouldn't make that much of a difference because the system is corrupted and dysfunctional and it wouldn't help 'enough'. In other words, its going to be a long, long slog to a truly socialist society.

Yes, I was being a dick back to those being hypocritical dicks. You got me. I couldn't help it.

I salute your compassion.

Salute!

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Response to railsback (Reply #88)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:09 PM

143. careful of bell curve speculation...

The kid you save could cure cancer..... or could be the next Jeffrey Dahmer.

The Bell curve works both ways.


You never did answer....how many kids have you adopted? Fed? Clothed? Have you bred a houseful, adding to the planetary burden and using up your income to support them, while homeless or family-less kids languish? or do you save your money and donate it all to children's causes?

You should illuminate us on how you contribute rather than sling insults at everyone else for imagined transgressions.








Troll.

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Response to railsback (Reply #46)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:10 PM

102. Provide a link that shows that happened.

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Response to secondvariety (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:07 PM

45. So, a 'non-cretin' chooses dogs over starving children

 

Where am I, FOX???

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Response to railsback (Reply #45)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:50 PM

147. Not mutually exclusive

You may think you are at Fox because it's clear that's how your brain works.

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Response to railsback (Reply #45)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:05 AM

165. you had only 483 posts in over 3 years here and just posted 38 in this this in a matter of hours.

well i'm sure nothing as important came up to post about here at DU for you.

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:26 PM

39. I hope you don't have kids or aren't planning to, because

that would take away from other children. Not to mention the extra people added to the planet and the destruction of habitat and species.

Plus, there are kids here already who need adopting. Maybe you can take a few?



You have no idea what someone's pet can mean to them.

Animals are Love.



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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #39)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:05 PM

44. LoL

 

Some kid died today of starvation. I'm sure he/she would have appreciated a can of corn, let alone a turkey leg wrapped in bacon.

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Response to railsback (Reply #44)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:15 PM

49. Double down docuhebag.

quit before you triple down.

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Response to trumad (Reply #49)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:16 PM

51. Kill the kid

 

Feed the dog. Who's the douche?

Wow.

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Response to railsback (Reply #51)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:42 PM

119. Still you. N/T

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #119)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:49 PM

122. Wow. I didn't know how messed up America was until now.

 

The sane have gone insane!

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Response to railsback (Reply #122)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:29 PM

132. Get off your high horse.

You came into what was supposed to be a nice thread acting like an insensitive clod. What sort of reaction did you expect to get?

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Response to railsback (Reply #51)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:15 AM

154. How about you feed the kids

Last edited Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:22 PM - Edit history (1)

With all the money you spend on video games and other unnecessary expenses.

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Response to railsback (Reply #44)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:21 PM

53. kids are dying so you can have an internet connection.

Just saying.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #53)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:24 PM

56. Hmmmm

 

I swear I'm at FOX Nation.

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Response to railsback (Reply #56)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:33 PM

61. you're the one who decided to shit on a thread about a dying dog

Suck it up.

And I expect you will donate your next cable bill to charity.

For the kids you know.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #61)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:44 PM

66. I'm not the one doing the sucking

 

And there's certainly a lot of sucking going on here.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #61)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:28 PM

85. it's amazing how fast trolls can takeover a thread.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #85)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:53 PM

175. +1000

Really. This person is working my last nerve.

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Response to railsback (Reply #44)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:27 PM

84. so why the fuck didn't you feed the kid rather than spending time on the computer

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Response to JI7 (Reply #84)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:37 PM

91. Ok, FOX

 

You got me, Kilmead. Can't argue with 'baggin' science.

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Response to railsback (Reply #91)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:57 PM

95. your original reply was Fox Logic, kids aren't starving because of lack of food

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Response to JI7 (Reply #95)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:39 PM

117. Yes, they're just starving because they choose to be starving.

 

How could I not see the light?

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:24 PM

55. In the United States, children don't go hungry because there's a food shortage

They go hungry because our food is poorly distributed. There is, in fact, far more than enough food to both give that dog a fine last meal, and to feed every hungry child. We just do a really shitty job as a nation of making sure that hungry children get that food.

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Response to Hippo_Tron (Reply #55)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:16 PM

75. Well, thanks for the sane post

 

We certainly are a nation of conveniences, as inconveniences take work. We complain about the excessiveness of the wealthy and note how many children all that excessiveness could feed and cloth - but point out the excessiveness of the $20 + meal for a dying dog, who would be just as happy with a can of $2 ground animal parts and a lot of affectionate love, the line is drawn. Perplexing.

I understand your point, but in this day and age, with poverty so high and the children trapped in it by no fault of their own, we can do more than faun over an excessive meal given to a dying dog who couldn't have cared less what he was eating.

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Response to railsback (Reply #75)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:24 PM

81. couldn't you be working at a foodbank or something right now , why do you

want people to starve and die.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #81)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:32 PM

87. How do you know I'm not?

 

One thing for sure is that NONE of you are trying to make any difference, other than complaining about the excessive wealth of the 1% while feeding dogs $20 + meals and thinking nothing of it.

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Response to railsback (Reply #87)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:58 PM

96. now you are exposing yourself asshole

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Response to JI7 (Reply #96)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:51 PM

123. Oh, Kilmead

 

Always amusing.

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Response to railsback (Reply #87)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:12 PM

104. Oh, the horror.

Your righteous outrage has made me rethink everything. I'm going to follow your example and be as unpleasant as humanly possible to people who show kindness to a dying companion, because in that way lies goodness.

Naw.

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Response to REP (Reply #104)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:54 PM

124. Hey! Maybe you can call me 'asshole', too!

 

I won't return the favor, though, because I'm bigger than that.

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Response to railsback (Reply #124)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:11 PM

127. Why bother?

You've made it clear what you are, and yes, a bigger one at that.

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Response to REP (Reply #127)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:14 PM

129. Ah, you guys are ALL class

 

Apparently I have none, because I could never do such a thing.

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Response to railsback (Reply #129)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:20 PM

131. Poor you.

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Response to railsback (Reply #124)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:38 PM

144. you're "bigger" than that....

Oh honey, puh-leeze.

You started calling people cretins, "baggers", FOX-ers though you know nothing..

NOTHING

about what anyone here does to help others....humans AND animal. You sound as if you must even resent vetenarians, since they used money to learn to treat animals rather than spend it on starving children.

Arrogant schmuck that you are, you come here lording it over others. Insulting everyone, accusing everyone of every nasty imagined ugliness you can think of, accusing everyone of being UNWORTHY OF YOU....

while sharing nothing of what action YOU take to help the world.....but congratulating yourself for not calling someone an asshole though that's exactly what you ARE doing to everyone.

Arrogant creep.
Oh, and I'm not going to grovel for your approval by sharing what I give back to the world. I'm happy knowing I make a positive impact in a variety of ways every day--without your holy blessing.

Everyone else here does too. And they don't go buzzing around shitting on other people for not living according to their rules.

Phew. There. Got that off my chest!!!!

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Response to railsback (Reply #75)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:36 PM

89. Again, hunger is a systemic problem

It's not something that's simply solved if everyone went out and fed a hungry child instead of giving a bunch of food to their dog, or if everyone just gave a few more cans to the food bank at Christmas every year.

It's not about the wealthy and what they have or don't have.

The nation has a more than adequate supply of food to feed all of its people. It's simply not distributed to some as it ought to be.

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Response to Hippo_Tron (Reply #89)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:56 PM

94. The point is to try

 

Be liberal, or just be a 'Jack' liberal. Every little bit helps. One meal can be the difference between life and death. Kids starve to death every day. You can blame the lack of distribution as a major contributor to kids dying, but the ones that ARE reached certainly have more value. And yes, I can and do tie this directly with the complaints of the wealthy, for who are we to complain about excessiveness while indulging in excessiveness?

I'm sorry, but I find this thread extremely hypocritical.

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Response to railsback (Reply #94)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:04 PM

99. you are a fucking idiot, the complaint isn't excesses about the wealthy but that they don't pay

their share.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #99)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:40 PM

118. LoL. Peas in a pod.

 

Amazing.

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:16 PM

74. i don't think you care about hungry children

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Response to JI7 (Reply #74)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:04 PM

100. Not your strong suit, I see.

 

Thinking.

Defend dead dog's extravagant last meal = Liberal

Point out that that extravagant meal could have made a difference to a starving child = Nazi

Got it.

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:18 PM

107. I'm all for feeding children

but I'm not going to judge a pet owner for wanting to make their pet's last day a happy one. I think it's a good story.

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #107)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:05 PM

126. I just made a simple observation

 

People freaked out. Then I noted their hypocrisy. They freaked out some more. I've never been called names here before, so its been really eye opening to people's core values, as wishy washy as they are.

Thanks for being civil.

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Response to railsback (Reply #126)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:39 PM

145. There is no hypocrisy you dumbfuck , it's been pointed out that kids are not starving for lack of

food or because pets are being fed.

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:14 PM

128. Wow, what a mean and hateful post. Classy! n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #128)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:17 PM

130. Well now

 

If I have no class, while all the bizarre posters that posted all that bizarre shit to me do, then I choose not to have (that) class.

I'm a Liberal.

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Response to railsback (Reply #130)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:38 PM

138. No one ripping you is bizarre. Just normal behavior. Enjoy your short stay. n-t

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Response to railsback (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:59 PM

184. Half of world food goes to waste, global study says

http://demu.gr/1014363280

Looks like that could feed a lot more than a few hungry children

Just sayin'.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:02 PM

19. we had all kinds of plans for our basset hound's last day

including time at the park playing frisbee, and running around with our 6-year old boy, etc.

unfortunately, when her time was up she had a severe limp due to spread of her lymphoma and virtually no appetite.

then again, she was a great doggie and all she ever really needed for a great day was attention and affection, and we were happy to give her one last day of a ton of that.

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Response to unblock (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:33 PM

113. hugs to you and your little sweetie....

Bassets are so cute.


Our furry babies...so special. Soooooo hard when they have to leave....

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:10 PM

23. I remember my Golden Retriever's last days....

In her healthy days, I would take her on walks down to the Chesapeake Bay, where I would throw tennis balls to her out in the water and she would, as her name suggests, retrieve them and bring them back to me. I could do that over and over and not get tired of it, and neither did she.

Unfortunately, arthritis set in. At first it was manageable, but later on it became more and more difficult for her to walk.

Long walks, like the ones I took with her to the beach, became out the question.

I had just gotten my drivers license when her mobility declined significantly. I wanted to take her to the beach, but I knew it would have been too much for her to walk.

So one of the first drives I ever took, I put her in my back seat and drove her to the beach. And we had one last game of catch by the beach.

She passed away quietly in her sleep probably a week or two later.

But that last game of catch on the beach seemed to mean a lot to her. And it meant a lot to me, as well.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:23 PM

26. It seems like the word Epic gets over-used or misused lately.

Nice to see it in proper context for once.

Have something in my eye...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:26 PM

27. Awww, that's wonderful!

It's fitting because I found out from the internist this morning that my sweet rescue dog only has about a year to live. I decided to give him the best quality of life possible while I have him.

I think most people can relate to losing a pet, so it's nice that Lennox owner posted this.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:28 PM

29. poor dog

 

At least he'll be eating well before his untimely death. May he rest in peace

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:35 PM

30. My Rottweiler had a very similar cancer, plus arthritis, and also tumors in her liver.

She was just two months of 13 years old. Because of her ailments, she lost her appetite. I would even buy her filet mignon just to get her to eat. I am hoping that I made her last few days happy.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #30)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:42 PM

32. I'm sure you did.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:40 PM

31. When we had to have our Frankie put to sleep last year, his last meal consisted of lots of chocolate

He was always trying to steal it, but chocolate is toxic to dogs, so as his last meal, we had a stack of a dozen chocolate bars with bacon bits in them that we gave him. He enjoyed them immensely, and I was very happy to give him something that made him that happy at the end

RIP Frankie.

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Response to ET Awful (Reply #31)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:30 PM

86. RIP frankie. sweet dog

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Response to ET Awful (Reply #31)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:23 PM

108. Awww. What a sweetheart. He deserved every treat he received!

I hope he is happy in doggy heaven and I am so sorry for your loss.

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Response to ET Awful (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:20 AM

152. I'm happy y'all had eachother.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:11 PM

34. Bless the hearts of all the sweet pets who leave us too soon!

No matter how old they may be, it's never old enough.

Lennox had a great last meal, and sounds like he lived a wonderful life and was loved very much. That's something all animals should experience.

RIP, Lennox.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:17 PM

37. I know this story isn't supposed to be sad,

but I'm sitting here tearing up. I just love animals so much that when one has to be euthanized it just tears my heart out.

RIP Lennox!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:19 PM

38. Sweet Dreams Lennox

We have a senior dog in our home too - Sunshine is 13-year-old dachshund w/hunting hound mix with some arthritis but otherwise healthy.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:31 PM

40. ..

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:32 PM

41. So sweet and so sad





Our dogs mean everything to us so I can totally relate to wanting to let Lennox have such an awesome last meal.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:02 PM

43. I DO NOT LIKE...

"IF" that is what the dog was accustomed to eating then I am not surprised he has issues...I have seen first hand how a proper diet can turn unhealthy dogs around. Not only healthy but strict portions! Many dog owners out of love for their dogs simply fill up a huge bowl of food & allow the dog to eat when & how much it wants to not realizing dogs are like us & they get very unhealthy if we eat wrong.

However, if the dog was only given this type of food for a last meal then of course there is nothing wrong with that.

Spade & Neuter your pets!

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #43)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:15 PM

48. Oh, let's assume the best and appreciate the kindness.

Not that your expertise isn't appreciated. It's "spay", btw.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #48)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:41 PM

63. That explains the intelligence of the poster.

Any one with half a brain knows that it is not "spade", but "spay."

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Response to nolabear (Reply #48)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:55 AM

164. Yeah I screwed that up...

BTW- Not my expertise at all it is just common sense science that can extend the life of your dog...Loved one.

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #43)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:35 PM

62. You are so wrong.

My Rottweiler was not accustomed to eating filet mignon, but I fed it to her in her last days to make her happy, as I am sure the owner of Lennox the boxer did.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #62)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:52 AM

162. Read what I said agin...

Because I made a point to say if this was only an end of life meal...And even like you described with your dog those are precious last days and of course allowing your dog to eat junk food is fine.

However, anyone who feeds their dog that type of food and/or allows their dog to eat as much food anytime they want are not doing what is best for their dog. This is not my opinion this is science.

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #162)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:07 PM

176. Why is there a need to bring this into the discussion of a beloved pet's last meal?

Can you not just post about "Proper Pet Nutrition" in the Pets forum and leave this thread to the feel-goodness that it is? Or is that very difficult to do.

Also:

Dogs with cancer have special dietary needs. PetEducation.com recommends feeding dogs diets high in protein and fat to help combat weight loss due to cancer or cancer treatments, and trying novel foods to encourage appetite.

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #162)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:03 PM

181. We are talking about a last meal for a dog that is about to go to doggie heaven.

It is not about the food that is given to the dog all its life.

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #43)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:09 PM

73. That's spay, not a shovel.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #73)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:53 AM

163. Yeah, I screwed that up...

Thanks for the correction.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:20 PM

52. Awww RIP Lennox

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:56 PM

70. Awww...RIP Lennox...

I have two Boxers and they are the best dogs. I've had three total an I absolutely love the breed. I've had Rotties too, another breed I love.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:02 PM

72. Poor little fella. His owner obviously loved him bunches. Both were very lucky. May he rest

in peace. And may there really be a rainbow bridge.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:17 PM

76. When it was time...my son cooked his faithful black Lab a leg of lamb & then for a last swim.

He was sooo brokenhearted!!!! When he first left home after College. He bought himself a Black Lab and took him to Vail Colorado, then SF California, then NYC and back home to VT. They had many experiences together...from snow country, to desert country, to city life and lots of time in rural Vermont. Lots of quail hunting, duck hunting and swimming in icy streams, the retrieving in the cold ocean and cool lakes. It was just the two of them for several years...till he came back home and got married.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:22 PM

79. What a great idea!

My Claude is 17 yrs. old so I know his time is coming soon. If he is able to chow down, his favorite things will be available.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:36 PM

90. Thanks for posting. n/t

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:16 PM

106. Awww...

What a sad story.

It's obvious the owner wanted what's best for his pet and wanted him to die happy.. and I'm sure he did.

May Lennox rest in peace.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:28 PM

111. Poor Lennox. He is such a sweet, soulful doggie!

I am so happy he got a final great meal before he had to go. I am sure he deserved it! I am so sorry that dogs have to leave us so soon when they offer us so much love and happiness.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:30 PM

112. Poor doggie!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:33 PM

114. We put our Golden Retriever down a week before Thanksgiving.

The ladies at our vet clinic (new to us, we just moved in a couple of months ago) gave our girl all the chocolate candy she wanted before they put her down. It was the first time for me, and it was so peaceful.

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Response to mwdem (Reply #114)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:04 AM

192. that's really sweet. Glad your dog got such a nice send off

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:02 PM

142. We gave our Kelly girl

A huge bowl of chicken and a dish of vanilla ice cream before having to put her down. I understand it perfectly.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:53 PM

148. Epic way to go out!

To doggie heaven, go to the light boy

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:58 PM

149. Aw, sweet boy.

I did that with my dog - he got ill rather suddenly, but it was internal bleeding from an undiagnosed splenic tumor. The vet said surgery probably would kill him. He was woozy, but famished, so I fed him chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy - chicken was hands down his favorite. He at the whole plate. Then I took him in to the vet. I was so glad that the previous Christmas I let him eat the bits off of the ham bone. I would've done it more often had I known the end was so close (he was a small dog and died at 12...our other small dogs lived usually much longer).

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:02 AM

150. My 19 yr old Spinner cat had been pretty much off his food for a couple of weeks

but he went crazy for the Christmas turkey and ate a few pieces of the breast meat every day. When it was gone he stopped eating again until I cooked another turkey for him. We were so sick of turkey that year.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:03 AM

153. We treat a dog better than Texas Death Row prisoners.

They no longer get a last meal.

Oh well, the dog didn't commit a crime, right?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:41 AM

157. Great dog owner.

My best friend Texas Elvis a dalmatian I had been with for 13 years passed on last February and as I knew it was time we had steak and beans for a whole week. I gave him a bath each night and when he was crossing over I whispered in his ear. "I'm here man. I'm here." It was tough and sad for the whole family. But what a cool dog he was. We buried him beyond the fence behind the house in a nice new orange sleeping bag with my pillow which he loved, some family pics, his soccer ball, and a bottle of Becks. He loved a sip of beer and even had some before he went. A nice little plaque commemorates his resting spot. Raising a glass tonight for all cool dogs and their loving owners!

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Response to go west young man (Reply #157)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:13 AM

174. *sob*

There's a book called "Why We Love Them So", about our pets and the heartbreak when they go.

I want to get it, but if I cry like this just reading your post and the others here.................. well......

So hard to bear the heartbreak.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:48 AM

158. Very cool.

I think we let our beloved elderly dogs go too long before putting them down.
It is such a tough decision. We took them EVERYWHERE with us for 17 years: vacations, dining out on the weekend, evening walks, the list goes on.

When they finally need to leave, it's is soooo tough.

We have a new pup now, and of course she didn't replace the memories of our ole buds; but we feel good about giving a loving home to a dog that was on the streets. She's a gem, too!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:28 AM

160. This was so beautiful it made me cry.

His people must miss him terribly.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:32 AM

161. wow

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:14 PM

177. If they have to go, they should at least go happy

I remember when a family friend got the devastating news that his yellow lab had incurable cancer of the jaw. When the dog started to show signs of discomfort, he took her for a long walk through her favorite woods, gave her a good scratching in that favorite spot behind the ears, and shot her between the eyes. One can argue with shooting your dog, but she died a lot happier than she would have if she'd gone to the vet to be put down.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #177)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:03 AM

191. omg. That's kind of shocking

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:21 PM

178. What a nice final gesture to man's (and women's) best friend.

If you've never had a dog, it's hard to understand how sentient these wonderful creatures are. They offer unconditional love and companionship.

When our beloved chocolate lab Maddie died last year (at 14), she stopped taking food very suddenly, then stopped taking all liquids. I offered her scrambled eggs, ice cream and even homemade beef gravy, but she refused it all. We had to euthanize her the next day since she was clearly suffering. We all hugged her and kissed her for a good hour before the technician came in to administer the IV. She didn't fuss at all and seemed to understand that she was not going to see us again. What a tearful ride home we had.

Good ending though - about a month later we came across another chocolate lab who looked just like her, so we brought her home. Even though we'll never forget Maddie, we now have a new crazy lab in our lives. She has a completely different personality, but is still overflowing with love of everything and everyone.

I see absolutely nothing wrong with spoiling a pet who is in it's last stage of life. Anyone who is offended by this is either looking for a fight or just has no soul.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:22 PM

179. Both sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.

RIP, Lennox.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:28 PM

182. boxers are great

 

RIP poor guy

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:47 PM

183. My dog's last meal........................

was her favorite, fried chicken livers. I also like chicken livers, didn't eat it often, probaly 3 times a year. I would fry up a whole pound of it with onions. My dog ate more than half of it, every time.

She suffered from congestive heart failure, was going blind and was arthritic. It was a tough decision to make, but I had to. So the evening before I took her to the vet, I fried up those chicken livers. I saw her stir in her bed, her nose just sniffing, she crawled out of her bed going toward the kitchen. I picked her up (12 lbs) and hand fed her. She even licked my fingers when the livers were gone.

I'm glad I could make her happy.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #183)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

190. these stories make me tear up

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