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RIP - Maddaroo

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 

If you've read any of my trip reports, you've seen shots of Maddie...

 

The inspiration for who I am today, Maddie was put down this afternoon following a series of seizures due to a mass in her brain.

 

She lived to be 14 years old.  She taught me everything I know.

 

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post #2 of 27

It always makes me choke up when someone looses a dog, is that a shepherd mix? beautiful dog, sorry to hear about your loss.

post #3 of 27

Dakota will certainly be missing Maddaroo as will you and your wife.  I know how hard it is to say good-bye to one of your best friends but the memories are always there.  Hugs and an extra dozen treats to Dakota. 

post #4 of 27

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post #5 of 27

Very sorry to hear that.  I've always loved reading your TR and seeing the pics w Maddie chasing you around.

 

RIP

post #6 of 27

So sorry for your loss of Madfaroo, Splitter.  It is always hard to loose a surrogate child and friend.

 

 Take heart that she is hanging out with some really good dogs, and there is no more pain.

post #7 of 27

sorry to hear about your loss splitter.....this is the most difficult time in all pet owners lives.....i have experienced this with my own dogs.....know that you did the right thing......get and read a copy of "the rainbow bridge"......and remember.....all dogs go to heaven.....

post #8 of 27

Oh no Splitter... I have a lump in my throat and an ache in the pit of my stomach.  

Sending love to your house tonight.

post #9 of 27

I had to do the same months back. 

 

Abe Lincoln said  "It's not the years in your life that count....It's the life in your years!"

 

From the photos you took of your dog out in different places. I'd say you got that covered very well.

 

Sorry for your loss.

post #10 of 27

Sorry to hear this.  It is always very difficult to lose a great friend.

post #11 of 27

 Deeply sorry to hear this. All good things come to an end :( R.I.P Maddie

post #12 of 27

Your pics tell me that was one lucky dog, living a pretty great life. Thanks for posting them.

 

I'm sorry for your loss too.

  Blair

post #13 of 27

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post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 

thank you for all the kind words...

 

she finished as strong as she lived.  I was able to spend a bunch of time with her this week and it was a good week filled with dog parkin' and beach bummin'.

 

we didn't know she was sick, yet I happened to have a bunch of days off and we visited some places we hadn't in a while.

 

the night before she turned we had my annual birthday chili cook off so she was able to see everyone she loved one last time.  

post #15 of 27

My sympathies.
 

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Originally Posted by splitter View Post

thank you for all the kind words...

 

she finished as strong as she lived.  I was able to spend a bunch of time with her this week and it was a good week filled with dog parkin' and beach bummin'.

 

we didn't know she was sick, yet I happened to have a bunch of days off and we visited some places we hadn't in a while.

 

the night before she turned we had my annual birthday chili cook off so she was able to see everyone she loved one last time.  

That must be somewhat comforting. We had a similar experience with our dog last summer when she died, although we did know for about a month that she was terminal. But before we knew, and after, we got a lot in.
 

post #16 of 27

Much sympathy. There's nothing better than the bond between you and your dog.  I wish you peace. 

post #17 of 27
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My sympathies.
 

That must be somewhat comforting. We had a similar experience with our dog last summer when she died, although we did know for about a month that she was terminal. But before we knew, and after, we got a lot in.
 


 

it is, she went out as good as possible...

 

yesterday I had to be the strong guy for my wife and mom, today I'm tired

 

and sad...  I thought yesterday would be the hard day but this normal day without one major normal thing is tearing me up

 

and there's no fluffy maddaroo under the desk on my feet

post #18 of 27

I am so sorry.  The loss of a four legged companion is painful.  Please take care.

post #19 of 27

Really, really sorry to hear that, splitter.

 

It doesn't help you much, but all of us who have had to give up a beloved pet over the years are feeling your pain right now.

post #20 of 27

So sorry... so painful... grieving with you...

post #21 of 27
Thread Starter 

thank you all for remembering my dog with me...

 

yesterday was a hard day, maddie was so much a part of everything we do, some little moments we didn't see coming broad-sided us...

 

my early wake up companion wasn't there, we took dakota for a hike down to the lake and a few times we each looked back to see what was taking maddie so long...

 

getting dakota dinner kinda sent us over the edge when I scooped one bowl of food and only one dog pushed their dinner bowl around the kitchen

 

on our hike we were able to talk to dakota about his new role in the house and he seems honored and ready

 

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and then we chased a stick

 

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post #22 of 27

Great pics. I think I'll go hug my dog now.

post #23 of 27

Sorry for your loss, beautiful dog...good long life though.frown.gif

post #24 of 27

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Great pics. I think I'll go hug my dog now.


Me too.

 

When Shadow died, it was hard enough to go thru the daily rituals without her.  What I was unprepared for was how Greg's 4 cats (who had previously tormented Shadow 'til they reached an uneasy truce) sat at the top of the stairs, waiting for Shadow to come up or in the front door.  They sat in the window and looked and looked for her. At supper time, they'd look around for "Big Thing." I'd no idea that they would grieve for her but in their own way, I think they did.

 

Dakota rocks--and you do too for having such great relationships with your dogs. 

post #25 of 27

No dog could have lived a better life.  Its a wonderful gift you gave each other.

post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 

so it's been a few weeks and I decided to look back at this thread...

 

I gotta say, what a great community and offering of sympathies, I'm touched even more now.

 

To be honest, my emotions were probably distracted then.  

Thank you to all that commented, and thank you to anyone that remembered ol maddaroo without commenting, I know she made her impact...

 

and some maddaroo stoke

 

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post #27 of 27

When you posted this thread, I went back to look at some of your TR's and  said some of my own good byes.  

Thank you for sharing Maddaroo with us.

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