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Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by wheelie » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:10 am

My Bloodhound took a turn for the worst on Christmas morning. Some better now but spitting up blood the past two weeks and going blind. Three and a half years over his life expectancy. What an 11 year ride with a crazy ass loyal dog. Would not even eat unless you gave the ok. Up, down, in, out, he always waited for his command before doing anything. Had many funny moments with him and his ways when others have watched him when we went on holidays. Calling vets Monday morning to put him down. Good by to "Wicked Lester from Cufoo Kennels".(for registration we had to be related to the band KISS).(We called him Lester) When he was two I thought he was bored so I put out feelers for him got a call from the Texas Police and said they checked his bloodlines and said they would take him. Both parents worked for RCMP and Champion show dogs and I asked what it he doesn't get along as a search dog as I would want him back. They said no that they would find him a good home. I said let's just forget about it because he loves snow anyways.

Took me three years to get him on a waiting list. Had to meet with breeder three times and have my home inspected. Only dog that can not smell their own scent so if they get away they can not find their way back. Much different than the beagles. They got lost hunting I would throw a blanket on the ground and go back and hour later and they be on blanket waiting for me.

He has only bite three people in his 11 years. All three were older lady's walking by the house and he would whimper at the fence and all three walked 30 feet across my lawn and reach over the fence to pet him. No black marks on the dog . Health Department ask me what's up with people walking across your yard to pet your dog. After three I put up a solid eight foot fence. :lol: Beverly Hillbilly's bloodhound was drugged. Bloodhounds are very aggressive dog's and only listen to one person, Has to be a male with a deep voice.


Life expectancy for a female Bloodhound is 3 to 6 years, male Bloodhound is 7 to 8 years. Lester is over 11 years old.


He always thought he was a beagle also. But he just never did fit in places the beagles could. :lol:


After the two beagles are gone all I want is a Pocket Beagle. Would think about a Jack Russel as well.

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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by papabear1 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:51 am

So sorry to read that you have to put your dear beloved lester down Wheelie
the bad thing about having dogs is we lose them too soon, lester gave you
11 yrs. of himself :(
you were fortunate to have him that long :)
sorry for the loss of your great friend.

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Post by AJ01 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:51 am

I feel for you my Brother!! It's always a sad time. :cry:

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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by Driftless hunter » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:15 am

Putting down a loyal companion is really hard. Those of us that have done it can really relate. It sounds like your dog has had a wonderful life. Dogs hold a special place in our hearts. Sorry to hear your dog's final days have come.

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Post by xcaliber » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:20 am

So sorry to hear this, it is the hardest thing to do.
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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by onebigskittle » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:36 am

I am so sorry to hear this i know the feeling of loosing a dog and they are like or better than family sometimes. I lost 2 this year both was 13 years old.

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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by Doe Master » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:20 pm

Sorry to read this Kevin .
But as you said he lived longer than normal . So that shows he came from a stress free environment .
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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by Brad Cayton » Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:54 pm

So sorry for you. Our Lab was a member of our family and we still miss her dearly. It's a hard thing but you'll have him in your heart forever.

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Post by ko4nrbs » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:06 pm

I can never read stories like this without tearing up. Dogs can really get into your heart.
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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by Cardinalsfanforever » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:48 pm

We've lost our share of good dogs ,so know the pain! We raised Newfies and the wife was well protected during those years. Had a Golden that was pretty awesome too. My son brought home a chow german shepard mix that was a noted coyote killer back in his day. some one dropped off a mix, looked like a Canaan dog when we were living on the farm. had her 14 years. tore me up to put her down but she got the parvo.
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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by longbow joe » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:01 pm

Sorry.... been there many times.
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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by elkaholic » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:31 am

I'm sure anyone of us who had dogs , know what you are feeling and going through.

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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by IronNoggin » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:16 pm

They are our Family. Been over a year, and I find it still damn tough...

"A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.
He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?'
'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered.
Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked.
Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up'.The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

'Can my friend,' gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveller asked.
'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.'

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?'
'Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in..'
'How about my friend here?' the traveller gestured to the dog.
There should be a bowl by the pump.'

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveller filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.

'What do you call this place?' the traveller asked.
This is Heaven,' he answered.

'Well, that's confusing,' the traveller said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.'

'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell.'

'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?'

'No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.'"
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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by DanO » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:44 pm

Sorry for the loss of your family member (dog)! It's never easy to put a dog down and it's awful hard to move on after their loss. I still get down when I think of my cocker spaniel. Lost her on Labour Day.
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Re: Upsetting Christmas Day

Post by DuckHunt » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:29 pm

Sorry to hear about your dog. We lost our eleven year old Golden Retriever back in February and our seventeen year old cat back in September. I'm down to a single nine year old chocolate lab. After he's gone, we're taking a break from pets for a while. Its tough to say goodbye to a pet you've had for so long.
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