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13 minutes ago, Art From Coleman said:

He was happy, because he knew he was making you happy.

..thats about  the way of it, allright, Art !!

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5 hours ago, Art From Coleman said:

He was happy, because he knew he was making you happy.

It's really that simple. We could all stand to take notes.

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Had to say goodbye to an old friend / Family member . Our 14 year old black Lab . He had been getting multiple tumors showing up all over his body and had been losing weight . He started developing a bad cough and seemed short of breath with little exertion so we had to make a decision . What should be an easy decision due to his detoriating health is still a tough one to make . Took him to the Vet as there is no way I could have did it . He went peacfully .

RIP Remington .... you were definately a one of kind .

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2 hours ago, FARMALL FIXER said:

Had to say goodbye to an old friend / Family member . Our 14 year old black Lab . He had been getting multiple tumors showing up all over his body and had been losing weight . He started developing a bad cough and seemed short of breath with little exertion so we had to make a decision . What should be an easy decision due to his detoriating health is still a tough one to make . Took him to the Vet as there is no way I could have did it . He went peacfully .

RIP Remington .... you were definately a one of kind .

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I am very sorry for your loss.

Just looking into those wonderful, loving eyes.............................RIP Remington

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7 hours ago, FARMALL FIXER said:

Had to say goodbye to an old friend / Family member . Our 14 year old black Lab . He had been getting multiple tumors showing up all over his body and had been losing weight . He started developing a bad cough and seemed short of breath with little exertion so we had to make a decision . What should be an easy decision due to his detoriating health is still a tough one to make . Took him to the Vet as there is no way I could have did it . He went peacfully .

RIP Remington .... you were definately a one of kind .

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Looks like a great dog. If you're life were a book, how much better is it because of that guy? Worth every minute I'm sure.

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Cool scooter.

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And way more reliable and loving than the hardbelly he replaced...lol

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I had to bury Max the other day, he was my companion for nearly 13 years.  He was up and about until his last day, I couldn't bear to put him down but he spared me that and passed on his bed in the garage with my wife and me by his side the next morning.  

Thanks for listening, it's great that there are 77 pages of posts on a "dog thread" on an old machinery forum.

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4 hours ago, chevenstein said:

I had to bury Max the other day, he was my companion for nearly 13 years.  He was up and about until his last day, I couldn't bear to put him down but he spared me that and passed on his bed in the garage with my wife and me by his side the next morning.  

Thanks for listening, it's great that there are 77 pages of posts on a "dog thread" on an old machinery forum.

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That last pic speaks volumes.

Very sorry for the loss of your friend.

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Hot and lazy...

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5 hours ago, chevenstein said:

I had to bury Max the other day, he was my companion for nearly 13 years.  He was up and about until his last day, I couldn't bear to put him down but he spared me that and passed on his bed in the garage with my wife and me by his side the next morning.  

Thanks for listening, it's great that there are 77 pages of posts on a "dog thread" on an old machinery forum.

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Please accept my condolences.  For me, it is far easier to get teared up over the loss of a pet, mainly because they gave everything, and IF they had any bad in them, it was trivial, compared to what good they gave for so little in return.

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The last couple of days feeding calves without Gus has been hard on me and seeing the others who have lost their constant companions, I feel your pain. 

I think I speak for everyone on here when I say our lives would be very empty without our dogs. 

 

Wife knows I been down so tried to cheer me up with this photo of Cash and the caption:

 

The Border (collie) has been overrun by the cats

RETREAT   RETREAT  😄

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30 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

The last couple of days feeding calves without Gus has been hard on me and seeing the others who have lost their constant companions, I feel your pain. 

I think I speak for everyone on here when I say our lives would be very empty without our dogs. 

 

Wife knows I been down so tried to cheer me up with this photo of Cash and the caption:

 

The Border (collie) has been overrun by the cats

RETREAT   RETREAT  😄

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Worn out from trying to herd them.

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15 hours ago, chevenstein said:

I had to bury Max the other day, he was my companion for nearly 13 years.  He was up and about until his last day, I couldn't bear to put him down but he spared me that and passed on his bed in the garage with my wife and me by his side the next morning.  

Thanks for listening, it's great that there are 77 pages of posts on a "dog thread" on an old machinery forum.

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I'll bet there is more common ground in loving dogs, than the merits of red tractors on this forum. Tells you what you need to know about dogs.

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20 hours ago, lorenzo said:

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friend of mine had one of those hardtail panheads... surprisingly fast of a bike on top end, with what gearing it had.  i rode it one time and came back surprised anyone could endure the ride (but, my road here at the farm isn't a city street or highway).  the guy kept having wrist watches vibrate and quit on him.  then, we were in his shop and he dumped out a big old folgers coffee can of bolts, looking for a bolt of a particular size, and in that can of bolts was one of those tuning fork watches... accutron... said, "there's dad's old watch"... his dad was a long haul truck driver that chain smoked and drank the heck out of coffee, stayed off interstates, ran the 2 lanes at 55mph, coast to coast, and loved trucking.  that watch still ran and it outlasted the panhead's five more years with the guy.  if it was above 30F temp and not raining, he was riding that bike everywhere, to work, just everywhere.  i bet he put over 100kmi on it in a 10yr ownership.  i was riding a '75 gold wing stripped of its fairing, luggage, and muffler, so like a weird bigger 750, with a weird high rpm VW sound, and he was nice enough to not give me crap over it.  that was in '84... long time ago.   brakes were leading shoe, and not very good.  he kept slinging the riveted rear brake shoe lining, with no front brakes, and multiple times we left his house to ride to work at the auto parts store 25mi away, and he'd have no brakes.  he'd compression brake and then scooted shoes on the pavement.  i'd never believe it without seeing it.  then he'd get lining material and fix the brake shoes.  ought to have had a spare set, really.    

here's the bike riding dog i had... sam #2... dad named dogs the same name over and over... said, "it's just easier and the dog don't know the difference"... he'd ride that gt550 everywhere... it was a cheap bike and i didn't mind the scratches... that dog hated everyone but me, the folks, and that guy with the panhead.  everyone else, he distrusted, wanted to bite, and was very giving that he didn't bite everyone all the time.  but... the guy he hated more than anyone was the UPS driver.  he could hear that truck a half mile away and would go into a shrill wild animal high pitched growl and would hit the yard running... as the truck would come by, he'd run in an arc to try to match the window of opportunity to get in the door of the passing UPS truck... he had nerve damage in a paw from a previous car accident, and every now and then he'd falter... one day, he was nearly to the door on timing, and he faltered... under he went.  it's been 35yrs ago, so i'm more removed from the awfulness of the day.  but, i'll say this, the guy went doing something he loved... trying to bite that UPS driver.   sam #3 was a much friendlier dog, but that's another story.   

sorry for the long windedness there... dad's cancer nurse (that i dated a while after dad's passing, and that i miss greatly) said of a survey of the pictures in the house here at the time, selected and placed where my late mom put them, "beards and dogs"... 

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After losing my border collie Harvey back in February (13 yrs.) I wasn’t sure if I should get another dog that could probably outlive me.  It was kind of a lonely Spring without a dog though and when I found a litter of red border collie/Australian shepherd puppies nearby on Craigslist, I decided to take the chance.  Been a week now and seems to be going ok so far.  Wish me luck with the whole “puppy” thing!  This is Molly60D699D6-9FB9-4018-A6C3-D0284BACA011.thumb.jpeg.04eb7557aee6937ad26f519175f82418.jpeg

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14 hours ago, axial_al said:

After losing my border collie Harvey back in February (13 yrs.) I wasn’t sure if I should get another dog that could probably outlive me.  It was kind of a lonely Spring without a dog though and when I found a litter of red border collie/Australian shepherd puppies nearby on Craigslist, I decided to take the chance.  Been a week now and seems to be going ok so far.  Wish me luck with the whole “puppy” thing!  This is Molly60D699D6-9FB9-4018-A6C3-D0284BACA011.thumb.jpeg.04eb7557aee6937ad26f519175f82418.jpeg

She looks beautiful .  Looking forward to seeing more of her.

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18 hours ago, axial_al said:

After losing my border collie Harvey back in February (13 yrs.) I wasn’t sure if I should get another dog that could probably outlive me.  It was kind of a lonely Spring without a dog though and when I found a litter of red border collie/Australian shepherd puppies nearby on Craigslist, I decided to take the chance.  Been a week now and seems to be going ok so far.  Wish me luck with the whole “puppy” thing!  This is Molly60D699D6-9FB9-4018-A6C3-D0284BACA011.thumb.jpeg.04eb7557aee6937ad26f519175f82418.jpeg

Hopefully she has a little more Border Collie than Aussie. Our four year old Aussie thinks he is a six month old puppie.  Cute dog.

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On 6/29/2022 at 7:59 AM, russ_alabama said:

friend of mine had one of those hardtail panheads... surprisingly fast of a bike on top end, with what gearing it had.  i rode it one time and came back surprised anyone could endure the ride (but, my road here at the farm isn't a city street or highway).  the guy kept having wrist watches vibrate and quit on him.  then, we were in his shop and he dumped out a big old folgers coffee can of bolts, looking for a bolt of a particular size, and in that can of bolts was one of those tuning fork watches... accutron... said, "there's dad's old watch"... his dad was a long haul truck driver that chain smoked and drank the heck out of coffee, stayed off interstates, ran the 2 lanes at 55mph, coast to coast, and loved trucking.  that watch still ran and it outlasted the panhead's five more years with the guy.  if it was above 30F temp and not raining, he was riding that bike everywhere, to work, just everywhere.  i bet he put over 100kmi on it in a 10yr ownership.  i was riding a '75 gold wing stripped of its fairing, luggage, and muffler, so like a weird bigger 750, with a weird high rpm VW sound, and he was nice enough to not give me crap over it.  that was in '84... long time ago.   brakes were leading shoe, and not very good.  he kept slinging the riveted rear brake shoe lining, with no front brakes, and multiple times we left his house to ride to work at the auto parts store 25mi away, and he'd have no brakes.  he'd compression brake and then scooted shoes on the pavement.  i'd never believe it without seeing it.  then he'd get lining material and fix the brake shoes.  ought to have had a spare set, really.    

here's the bike riding dog i had... sam #2... dad named dogs the same name over and over... said, "it's just easier and the dog don't know the difference"... he'd ride that gt550 everywhere... it was a cheap bike and i didn't mind the scratches... that dog hated everyone but me, the folks, and that guy with the panhead.  everyone else, he distrusted, wanted to bite, and was very giving that he didn't bite everyone all the time.  but... the guy he hated more than anyone was the UPS driver.  he could hear that truck a half mile away and would go into a shrill wild animal high pitched growl and would hit the yard running... as the truck would come by, he'd run in an arc to try to match the window of opportunity to get in the door of the passing UPS truck... he had nerve damage in a paw from a previous car accident, and every now and then he'd falter... one day, he was nearly to the door on timing, and he faltered... under he went.  it's been 35yrs ago, so i'm more removed from the awfulness of the day.  but, i'll say this, the guy went doing something he loved... trying to bite that UPS driver.   sam #3 was a much friendlier dog, but that's another story.   

sorry for the long windedness there... dad's cancer nurse (that i dated a while after dad's passing, and that i miss greatly) said of a survey of the pictures in the house here at the time, selected and placed where my late mom put them, "beards and dogs"... 

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,,great story, Russ...Thanks !!!

...the UPS  truck and the old Hounds reaction reminded me of a very good driver , who drove one of the early Cummins powered Australian  6x4  trucks  I had....This bloke had a dog who could somehow differentiate between "His"   truck and an identical spec'd truck.....when either truck drove past the farm where driver and hound lived..The old hound would fire up barking when ''his'' truck went by....but wouldn't even raise his head  when t'other identical IH   truck went by

Quite amazing , I thought

 

Mike

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