Cancer has taken one of my greatest friends of 15 years

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    My friend,hunting partner, fishing pal has lost his battle with cancer tonight.
    So long my friend and thank you for the wonderful years.
    Jack. DSC00098.
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    So sorry to finally hear this QS. I know he was a great bud and fellow adventurer to you and I know you will miss him dearly.

    I think a Pendleton salute is in order.
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'm so sorry to hear the news Quig. I know there are no words of comfort just shared sadness.
  4. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Oh Quigs...I'm so sorry for y'all's loss.....Jack looks just like my Maggie, and I still miss her...Pets are just so much a part of us, and I feel your loss....Godspeed Jack...thank you for being such a good friend to our friend. <3
  5. XR750

    XR750 Monkey+

    I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. I am reminded of a letter I saw in Dear Abby many years ago about where to burry your dog. To make a long story short you burry your dog in your heart along with all the good times you spent together.
    Again I am sorry for your lose
    Couraqge is being araid and saddling up anyway
  6. 24kt

    24kt Monkey+

    So sorry to hear about Jack, what a fine looking friend..was he part Austrian Blue Healer?
  7. 24kt

    24kt Monkey+

    I love that line about where to bury your dog, thank you!
  8. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Plus one, Quigs A"relationship" with a pet can be very deep,
    I prefer animals to people sometimes.
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your buddy. I had to put my little terrier down,years ago, Still hurts. Didn't cry when my dad passed; bawled over "indy".
  9. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    QS, sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yes, it is never easy losing a loved one. A dog is just as much a part of a family as any person. Wishing you the best.
  11. RichB69

    RichB69 Monkey+

    Sorry to hear it man. I lost a little dog of 16 years and still not over it. God Bless

  12. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Your best hunting partner, your buddy, your friend,
    Stood beside you and minded you right to the end.
    And tho' in his last days he couldn't keep up,
    You helped him. You carried your old, aged pup.
    And into the truck, to the river you'd go
    Where he'd lay on the sandy beach watching you so.
    Unlike days of his youth, when he'd jump in the bed
    And do anything, everything, for a scratch on the head.

    He lived for your happiness, rejoiced in your love,
    And thrived on the kindness you were never short of.
    It never mattered to him just where you were going
    Hunting, fishing, just to town, he'd be there; always knowing
    That no matter where each day's venture would end
    He'd always be there with you, Master and friend.

    There's a reason that your and Jack's lives intertwined;
    He's there with you still, in your heart, in your mind.
    For the joy that he brought you, it never will end -
    That's the gift that he gave you, his very best friend.
    He leaves you with memories that will bring smiles and laughter,
    And waits for you, loyally, watching from the hereafter.

    For your loss, my dear friend, I send prayers from the heart,
    As I know the pain suffered when best friends depart. [angel]
  13. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Thank you all, Tracy thank you very much for that it still has a way of bothering me when I read it, in a good way.
    It is amazing how after 15 years of having a dog and the everyday things you do that are gone, like stepping aside the door because you know he is going to be going through when you open it, but now he isn't there and everyone looks at you as if to be wondering why is he stepping to the side before going out the door.
    Also my biological clock was set to get up and let him out, I still can sleep past that time and some mornings I find i stand up and head for the bedroom door before realizing hes not here anymore.
  14. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Sorry to hear about your loss... I've lost some good buddies... never quite get over it... still dream about them....
    Take Care....
  15. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Thanks everyone he was a deep part of our family and i cannot get past the part of not having one.
    I still go to the door , open and step to the side and look back, and he's not there....
    I wake at 4:00 am just like its ground hawg day and head for the living room to let him out and he's not there.
    I come home and when the family is still gone I go out and sit and miss him when the time on the porch was our time, and he is no longer there.
    so the weekend I am going to look over some pups and see if one attaches to my heart.
    If so I will post a pic or two.
  16. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    There will be one Quig - if not this weekend then another time soon. Years ago, I picked up this little 8 week old Dobie and he started to suckle my ear lobe. It took me another 4 hours to accept the fact that he'd been mine since that first snuggle
  17. OzarkSaints

    OzarkSaints Monkey++

    they can be the best....seems like ya gave him a long and VERY great life....take care bud
  18. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    You should get one of those mean lookin' Caucasian Shepards...
  19. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    Quigs -

    You can have my dog.


    :^) Just kidding. For all the trouble mine causes, he's the most loyal and loving creature I've ever seen -- first dog I've owned too. (y)
  20. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Thanks Beav
    M Funny thing you should mention that, going to look at one this weekend.
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