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Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:05:30 PM »
My season ended a bit sooner than intended. I hunted my 10-year old pointer on Saturday and he hunted like a machine. When we got back home after hunting I noticed that he seemed a bit "out of it" and would not eat. Took him to the emergency vet and he was suffering from hypoglycemia that caused his temperature to drop significantly. The vet thought that since we got him there before he began experiencing seizures that he would recover, but unfortunately we lost him that night. I find some comfort knowing that he went out doing what he loved to do. It was almost like he saved his best show for last. A few pictures from our season are attached.

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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 01:07:27 PM »
Bummer... no better friend than a hunting dog.

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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 01:16:15 PM »
That's terrible!  I didn't know a dog could suffer from hypoglycemia.   :dunno:

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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 01:17:38 PM »
Condolences. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 01:21:27 PM »
Crap, so sorry to hear about your pup.  Like you mentioned, he went out doing what he loved! 
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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 02:28:47 PM »
Oh man so sorry to hear about your loss. We are blessed to have them in our life especially when you let them do what they love and are built for but it really makes it hard when you loose them. I've said a prayer for you and yours ya bum.


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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 02:37:38 PM »
So sorry for your loss...but glad you got out one more time. Prayers sent.

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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 03:05:53 PM »
That sucks, sorry for your loss. 

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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 03:07:39 PM »
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May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.

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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 03:23:11 PM »
Very sorry for your loss. It really hurts to loose a  good pooch.

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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 03:30:26 PM »
Condolences to you and your family.


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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2017, 03:52:25 PM »
Sorry to hear this. I lost one several years ago in one day. I still miss her. You will too! But every time you hunt, you will remember, They are never really gone!

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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 03:58:36 PM »
Always hurts to lose a family member.  Sorry for your loss.
RIP Colockumelk   :salute:

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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2017, 04:28:30 PM »
Ouch, so sorry to hear man, so tuff losing our best friends. 
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Re: Said Goodbye Sooner Than Intended
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2017, 05:13:42 PM »
Very sorry for your loss.  So hard loosing such good buddies that they are.  I think you are absolutely right that he went out the best way possible.  Can't argue that passing away after a day of doing what you love with the ones you love is about the best you can ask.

May your grieving process be healthy.