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Escribano

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My dog River died tonight 

Some of you may know of my dog, River. Some have even met him. Well, the Grim Reaper came calling, so I had to send him to sleep tonight. We went through a lot together in 12 years, including those years in Spain where we had a lot of time to play in the hills and snuggle by the fire on chilly nights.

He was a very special dog and I will never be quite the same person without him. So, a toast to River. The biggest, stupidest, softest Ridgeback in the whole World.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 19:44:42
 
cRobson12

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

My condolences Simon.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 19:58:30
 
n85ae

 

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

"Old men miss many dogs" - is a favorite quote of mine from losing some of my own.

Best Regards,
Jeff
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 20:00:35
 
Ron.M

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Ach...Simon,

I feel so sad for you. I know that pain.

My own beloved Lab ended her days at 11.

We're all headed for that Country eventually, if that's any help.

Nobody ever gets left behind.

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 20:17:29
 
Doitsujin

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Oh man thats sad.. my condolences!

But he had a good life right.. ? So ..12 years is a good age. I guess he was happy all the time. I think I remember you taped your buddy in a video where you played in the background very nice classical guitar music by villa lobos.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 20:21:28
 
Leendert

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Sorry to hear. I'm a big lover of dogs as well and I can only imagine how it must hurt.
Wish you strength in this hard time.
But like I read in other comments as well, you should have a ton of beautiful memories which I hope you will cherish!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 20:45:14
 
Elie

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

so sorry to hear that
its the worst thing could happen to a man ~ losing his fav pet
I've been through this before

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 20:52:35
 
xirdneH_imiJ

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Elie

i'm really sorry to hear that :(
been through that myself twice, i hope the third time is far away...
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 21:48:18
 
Ailsa

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

I remember River from our visit to your place in Spain. He was a really friendly dog, full of enthusiastic energy. I'm sure he'll be missed.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 21:57:15
 
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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Sorry to hear this, Simon. What a way to start the new year...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 22:07:05
 
gerundino63

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Sorry to hear that Simon, my thoughts are with you.
I will never forget him, alltough i only saw him on a video from you.
Never heared of a ridgback before, but if I ever take a dog, it will be a Ridgeback. Such a beautifull and sympathic dog...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 6 2011 23:09:21
 
Kate

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

I am so sorry to hear that Simon. River was a wonderful dog and that's a fantastic pic you posted. Just as I remember him. How very sad.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 7 2011 0:51:34
 
marduk

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

oh no, thats really sad. I am really sorry to hear that :(
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 7 2011 2:08:31
 
cathulu

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Very sorry to hear that and my condolences. My Airedale is 7 years old, I hope I get a lot more years out of her. It will be very sad in our family when she passes, so I think I know what you are going through.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 7 2011 4:50:16
 
malakka

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

My condolences to you, Simon. I remember those pictures and videos of him in Andalucia in the fields and the canal. River sure seemed like a great dog! My neighbor has a ridgeback, great dog as well.

Cheers to River and to your life together!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 7 2011 5:28:50
 
Florian

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

i am very sorry to hear Simon, my dog died a couple of months back...its very sad

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 7 2011 12:21:27
 
michel

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Florian

that's very sad, i'd also like to express my condolence
i had a boxer and a bernese mountain dog, their death was awful for me.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 7 2011 13:08:26
 
at_leo_87

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

im sorry, simon. he looked like a great dog from all the pictures you took of him.
12 years is a long time and im sure he had a great fulfilling life.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 7 2011 14:38:40
 
Escribano

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Thanks for all your kind words of support. Means a lot to me.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 7 2011 15:44:44
 
edguerin

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Sorry to hear that, Simon.
Dr.Fitzgerald, my retriever mix, died end of September at age 12 and a half, so I know exactly what you're going through ...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 7 2011 15:46:29
 
Stu

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

So Sorry to hear that simon!
Ridgebacks are fantastic dogs! "Like Zoinks Scoob!!"
he looks great in that pic!.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 8 2011 0:27:17
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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

My condolences...sad to hear

beautiful pic

animals of unconditional loyalty and love

we learn alot from them...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 8 2011 1:04:36
 
Graham_B

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Sorry to hear about your loss Simon.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 8 2011 12:06:57
 
aarongreen

 

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Simon,
Deepest condolences. It's the hardest aspect of being friends with a critter, but it's still one of the greatest relationships a person can have. I'm sure River had a great life.

aaron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 8 2011 12:47:56
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

We come to love them so. They set such an example, bringing out the best in us. You are fortunate to have had such a great friend. The pain will pass. The good memories will not.

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 8 2011 17:06:54
 
CarloJuan

 

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Hello Simon, don't worry it'll all come to pass. my condolences. pets are indeed gifts from the Almighty.

They don't exasperate, bicker or pester us like some women do.

Cheers m8
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 9 2011 4:13:24
 
Ruphus

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

Without empathy for fellow creatures there is no true empathy and human being.
My condolences!

( Though wished eversince, never had the conditions for appropriate keeping of a dog, but for cats. My tomcat now getting old I can´t even think of how to get through, the day if he wouldn´t be around anymore.
He will be 14 in spring with the time having passed by in a blink.)

The serious drawback with pets is the short period they live.

Wish you best,

Ruphus
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 9 2011 14:38:53
 
alaskaal

 

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to Escribano

I am so sorry for your loss.

Al
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 10 2011 6:52:28
 
henrym3483

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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to alaskaal

sorry about your loss simon, i miss my poor little pet ferretts every day. they really were such smart and fun little pets. aint suffered the loss of a dog yet.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 10 2011 19:33:50
 
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RE: My dog River died tonight (in reply to henrym3483

Simon,

I'm so sorry to read about the loss of such a special companion - I only met him once when you guys visited Stephen Hill in La Herradurra about 5 years ago to check out a bar that was available for rent (I was a student of his at the time). I have since lost both of my Retrievers at 15 and 16 years old - I've now got a labradoodle, she's special, as were the other two, she lives alongside their memories and not as a replacement.

If you ever get another dog I hope it is loved as much as River...

My condolences,

Peter the Geordie

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