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    Sleep well old boy

    Well I guess it was only a matter of time, but I finally made the hard decision to let my old boy Rocky go last Thursday night. He was diagnosed with diabetes about a year ago at the age of 11 and I've been injecting him with insulin twice a day since. Not to mention the huge amount of blood glucose tests I've done on him. He had a sever dose of pancreatitis as well as gastroenteritis 3 weeks ago and after 5 nights in Massey's ICU, he came home to recover. Unfortunately he took a turn for the worse and he went back in last Tuesday where they all worked to find out what was wrong with him.
    Given his age and he was not getting any better I decided to stop being selfish and let him go.

    He was a rescue dog I drove from Palmy to Taumarunui to pick up since the bastards posted a picture of him and I could just leave him there tied up.
    That was 10 years ago and I had 2 Rotties at the time so Rocky made 3

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    Anywho he was a bit of an escape artist. I got home from work on the first day I had him and he was gone. Of course the 2 Rotties were there since they had no desire to climb over the back fence.
    So new mission build him a prison

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    He was a real goofball and definitely not a thinker like the Rotties. But a loveable goof


    See ya mate

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    This is the first time I have been without a dog in more than 20 years. I've been wandering around the property like more of an aimless twat the usual lately.
    They work their way deep into your life if you let them

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    Losing a pet is hard. Condolences. I'd give your post a like, but it doesn't seem appropriate somehow..
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    Sorry to hear of your loss man. A good four legged pal is worth gold. Its hard for quite a while.
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    I'm Sorry
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    It's tough Mate. Not long been through it myself.
    Too damn tough actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    Losing a pet is hard. Condolences. I'd give your post a like, but it doesn't seem appropriate somehow..
    Yeah, I liked it but thought the same.

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    I lost my girl about the same time he was diagnosed. She had her own problems and was on thyroid pills for a few years, which is why she looks like a little hippo

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    @rugerman They are more human than human, a mans best friend indeed.

    Sounds like the old boy hit the jackpot in life when he was adopted.
    Good innings Rocky, RIP
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    There was a cluster of vets around him when I went in Thursday night, and they all said they couldn't believe how many chances I had been giving him. They were running all sorts of tests, plasma transfers etc.. but nothing was working. He touched a few hearts in there too
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    They become a big part of your family. Take comfort from the fact that you and him had such great times together and that you both provided a loving environment together.
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    Good on you for taking the hard decision. Hurts like hell though aye?
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    @rugerman

    Their life span is the only real downside of dogs. They are blameless companions. Sounds like you made the difficult call for him about the right time.
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    Losing family is never easy.
    Condolences bro.
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    That is always very hard. Condolences, mate.
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    Hard times alright and I offer sincere condolences,but don't forget what a gift it is to share your time with a good dog and actually one of the most important parts of your side of the relationship is knowing when that time has arrived.
    Don't put off getting another for too long,great for your soul to have the companionship of a good dog
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