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  • giventofly69giventofly69 VancouverPosts: 748
    So sorry to hear about Scooter, Mayday.  My heart goes out to you and your family.  Thanks for sharing the pictures - Scooter looks like a bundle of joy and love.  Your life is better because Scooter was part of it.  And Scooter's life was better because of you.
    Hearts and thoughts.
    "Your light's reflected now, reflected from afar. We were but stones, your light made us stars."
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,211
    speaking of shining lights, here’s a couple.

    or maybe they’re dim bulbs. :wink:


    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • PJ_ROCKSPJ_ROCKS THE 406Posts: 6,733
    Wobbie said:
    speaking of shining lights, here’s a couple.

    or maybe they’re dim bulbs. :wink: 
    ;)

    1995 San Francisco
              San Jose

              San Diego 2 shows 

           
    2003 Missoula

    2005 Missoula

    2006 Denver 2 shows with Tom Petty 

             Gorge 2 shows

    2009 Utah

              LA1

              LA2

    2012 Missoula : Meet and Greet : "Instant Classic show"

    2013 Portland

             Spokane


    2018 Missoula



  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,268
    sorry mayday for your loss (been there)

    Isn't today International Dog Day (or was that yesterday?)


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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • PJ_ROCKSPJ_ROCKS THE 406Posts: 6,733
    sorry mayday for your loss (been there)

    Isn't today International Dog Day (or was that yesterday?)


    today

    1995 San Francisco
              San Jose

              San Diego 2 shows 

           
    2003 Missoula

    2005 Missoula

    2006 Denver 2 shows with Tom Petty 

             Gorge 2 shows

    2009 Utah

              LA1

              LA2

    2012 Missoula : Meet and Greet : "Instant Classic show"

    2013 Portland

             Spokane


    2018 Missoula



  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,242
    MayDay, I'm so sorry for the loss of Scooter.  I can tell what a great dog he was and how loved he was from the pictures.  I've been through what you're experiencing more than once and I know the pain is hard to bear.  It feels like it lasts forever.  But it does eventually pass, and your love of Scooter will remain with you.  You brought your grief to the right place--many of us who post here have been where you are.

    That essay that Rob posted always brings tears to my eyes.  It's so spot on.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 10,062
    Thanks for the kind words everyone.

    It has been OK, already.  Last week was exceptionally tough with the routine as I mentioned.  He was everywhere I went and would wait by the door if I was away from the house, wait for me outside the shower, etc., for 13 years.  He has also been a diabetic for the last 2.5 years, so I also needed to provide additional care with a strict feeding schedule/diet as well as insulin injections.  It is tough not having him around.  

    I am somewhat thankful that the end came quick and I wasn't faced with a lot (any) real decisions with finances vs his comfort vs time.  I would have a VERY hard time making that final decision, and making a phone call/driving to the vet... and have feared that day since Scooter was a pup.  It just kind of happened, nothing is in my control, and I now just have to deal with it.  On the other hand, I am very thankful that the humans close to me are all in good health.
  • blackhawksblackhawks Posts: 174
    edited August 2018
    Our big guy Wrigley who is the most loving, relaxed, social, chill dog I have ever seen.  He is the neighborhood mascot and everyone knows his name but not ours.  We showed him to his Championship and then he retired to a life of lounging in the AZ sun.
    91 - Ames Iowa CY Stephens Auditorium
    Lots Lots Lots of shows.....
    2018 - Seattle 2/Missoula
  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,935
    Glad to hear that you’re (mostly) doing okay Mayday.  Make space and time to grieve.  There will always be moments that will catch you unaware and off guard, embrace the memories with a smile.


    Wrigley looks like a true champion blackhawks.  He’s beautiful.  Glad he’s enjoying his retirement years lol
    "What the CANUCK happened?!? - Esquimalt Barber Shop
  • blackhawksblackhawks Posts: 174
    Wrigley is our ‘heart’ dog.  There is no other like him to us and he is such a huge part of our family.  When he passes that will be it for pet ownership for us unfortunately.  So we hope he has a long life as far as Danes go and we get to enjoy many adventures traveling the west!
    91 - Ames Iowa CY Stephens Auditorium
    Lots Lots Lots of shows.....
    2018 - Seattle 2/Missoula
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,330
    I'm going over to some friend's house to say goodbye to my long time buddy, Sparky.  His real name is "Shady" but his owners always thought it was cool that I call him "Sparky".  In his younger years, he was just that- a little spark plug of a dog.  Cute , sweet, loving, full of life.  But now he is over 17 years old and ready to go join his pals Alice and Woody.  It's gonna be a tough goodbye.
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,139
    Sorry to her about Scooter, MayDay. 

    Norm says hey 


  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,211
    Wrigley is our ‘heart’ dog.  There is no other like him to us and he is such a huge part of our family.  When he passes that will be it for pet ownership for us unfortunately.  So we hope he has a long life as far as Danes go and we get to enjoy many adventures traveling the west!

    why will it be “it for pet ownership”?
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • PJ_ROCKSPJ_ROCKS THE 406Posts: 6,733

    1995 San Francisco
              San Jose

              San Diego 2 shows 

           
    2003 Missoula

    2005 Missoula

    2006 Denver 2 shows with Tom Petty 

             Gorge 2 shows

    2009 Utah

              LA1

              LA2

    2012 Missoula : Meet and Greet : "Instant Classic show"

    2013 Portland

             Spokane


    2018 Missoula



  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,242
    Hey, Sophie. 
    Nice to see Norm too.
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,549
    Has anyone ever used the Rover.com app to find a pet sitter/boarder for your dog?
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,268
    Has anyone ever used the Rover.com app to find a pet sitter/boarder for your dog?
    One of my friends is a pet sitter/boarder for rover though (also a PJ fan but don't think they're on the board).
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,786
    Has anyone ever used the Rover.com app to find a pet sitter/boarder for your dog?
    Yes, I have used it for 2 different sitters. First sitter was great and used her for a few years till she recently adopted a greyhound who gets anxious around other non-greyhound dogs so she stopped boarding dogs. We just went on vacation and Willow stayed with new sitter for first time and everything went fine.

    When you find someone you think will work, you arrange a meet and greet prior to final booking of the stay so you (and more importantly your dog) can meet the sitter and any pets they may have beforehand.

    Good experiences for me.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,549
    Poncier said:
    Has anyone ever used the Rover.com app to find a pet sitter/boarder for your dog?
    Yes, I have used it for 2 different sitters. First sitter was great and used her for a few years till she recently adopted a greyhound who gets anxious around other non-greyhound dogs so she stopped boarding dogs. We just went on vacation and Willow stayed with new sitter for first time and everything went fine.

    When you find someone you think will work, you arrange a meet and greet prior to final booking of the stay so you (and more importantly your dog) can meet the sitter and any pets they may have beforehand.

    Good experiences for me.
    Thank you. This is good to hear. We messaged one of the highest rated sitters who live close earlier today and have not heard back yet. Did you message a few of them before settling on the one you eventually chose?
    chinese-happy.jpg
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,549
    Has anyone ever used the Rover.com app to find a pet sitter/boarder for your dog?
    One of my friends is a pet sitter/boarder for rover though (also a PJ fan but don't think they're on the board).
    Is he by any chance located out near Lansdale area?
    chinese-happy.jpg
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,786
    Poncier said:
    Has anyone ever used the Rover.com app to find a pet sitter/boarder for your dog?
    Yes, I have used it for 2 different sitters. First sitter was great and used her for a few years till she recently adopted a greyhound who gets anxious around other non-greyhound dogs so she stopped boarding dogs. We just went on vacation and Willow stayed with new sitter for first time and everything went fine.

    When you find someone you think will work, you arrange a meet and greet prior to final booking of the stay so you (and more importantly your dog) can meet the sitter and any pets they may have beforehand.

    Good experiences for me.
    Thank you. This is good to hear. We messaged one of the highest rated sitters who live close earlier today and have not heard back yet. Did you message a few of them before settling on the one you eventually chose?
    First time it was the 2nd person we contacted we went with (and then used for a few years) as the first one we contacted had already booked to board a dog on the dates we needed.
    This most recent time when we had to find a new boarder it was the first one we contacted that worked out.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • blackhawksblackhawks Posts: 174
    edited September 2018
    Wobbie said:
    Wrigley is our ‘heart’ dog.  There is no other like him to us and he is such a huge part of our family.  When he passes that will be it for pet ownership for us unfortunately.  So we hope he has a long life as far as Danes go and we get to enjoy many adventures traveling the west!

    why will it be “it for pet ownership”?
    We will not be able to deal with his loss very well.  He has been a one of a kind for us and no other pet has been like him.  I can not describe it any better I guess.  Just that we agreed we would perhaps watch people’s pets while gone but adding one to the family would be too hard for us.  I wish I could describe the emotions we feel for him.  The other night I hurt my foot and he put his paw on my leg, licked my face 50 times, then went and got Jan.  He is so human I can not describe.  I know I sound weird and people will say he is just a dog but he is..... In don’t know how to describe it.  He has been like this since we took him home.....like it was always meant to be.  He never whined in his crate, potty trained in a week and a half which sure made life easier. Always has been a pleaser and social with a huge heart.
    Post edited by blackhawks on
    91 - Ames Iowa CY Stephens Auditorium
    Lots Lots Lots of shows.....
    2018 - Seattle 2/Missoula
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,268
    Has anyone ever used the Rover.com app to find a pet sitter/boarder for your dog?
    One of my friends is a pet sitter/boarder for rover though (also a PJ fan but don't think they're on the board).
    Is he by any chance located out near Lansdale area?
    no new jersey, sorry.
    bf959b1f-9b77-457c-baf8-038776f33339_zps8a6a389d.jpg?t=1365722973
    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,211
    Wobbie said:
    Wrigley is our ‘heart’ dog.  There is no other like him to us and he is such a huge part of our family.  When he passes that will be it for pet ownership for us unfortunately.  So we hope he has a long life as far as Danes go and we get to enjoy many adventures traveling the west!

    why will it be “it for pet ownership”?
    We will not be able to deal with his loss very well.  He has been a one of a kind for us and no other pet has been like him.  I can not describe it any better I guess.  Just that we agreed we would perhaps watch people’s pets while gone but adding one to the family would be too hard for us.  I wish I could describe the emotions we feel for him.  The other night I hurt my foot and he put his paw on my leg, licked my face 50 times, then went and got Jan.  He is so human I can not describe.  I know I sound weird and people will say he is just a dog but he is..... In don’t know how to describe it.  He has been like this since we took him home.....like it was always meant to be.  He never whined in his crate, potty trained in a week and a half which sure made life easier. Always has been a pleaser and social with a huge heart.
    We had Gracie, who got me thru cancer and then died of her own cancers at 5.5 years. she was awesome (altho we called her devil dog for her first 2 years). that said, we now have these two and love them to death. note Winnie in the doorway. :smiley:



    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,211
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,991
    ^ :smiley:  :plus_one:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • blackhawksblackhawks Posts: 174
    edited September 2018
    Wobbie said:
    Wobbie said:
    Wrigley is our ‘heart’ dog.  There is no other like him to us and he is such a huge part of our family.  When he passes that will be it for pet ownership for us unfortunately.  So we hope he has a long life as far as Danes go and we get to enjoy many adventures traveling the west!

    why will it be “it for pet ownership”?
    We will not be able to deal with his loss very well.  He has been a one of a kind for us and no other pet has been like him.  I can not describe it any better I guess.  Just that we agreed we would perhaps watch people’s pets while gone but adding one to the family would be too hard for us.  I wish I could describe the emotions we feel for him.  The other night I hurt my foot and he put his paw on my leg, licked my face 50 times, then went and got Jan.  He is so human I can not describe.  I know I sound weird and people will say he is just a dog but he is..... In don’t know how to describe it.  He has been like this since we took him home.....like it was always meant to be.  He never whined in his crate, potty trained in a week and a half which sure made life easier. Always has been a pleaser and social with a huge heart.
    We had Gracie, who got me thru cancer and then died of her own cancers at 5.5 years. she was awesome (altho we called her devil dog for her first 2 years). that said, we now have these two and love them to death. note Winnie in the doorway. :smiley:



    That is awesome!!!!  We still have 4-6 years with Wrigley and maybe our mind will change.  We are just trying to living in the moment with big guy.  He sure fills our hearts and lives up.
    91 - Ames Iowa CY Stephens Auditorium
    Lots Lots Lots of shows.....
    2018 - Seattle 2/Missoula
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,242
    "The stars are all connected to the brain."
  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,935
    My wake-up view this morning  . . . 


    "What the CANUCK happened?!? - Esquimalt Barber Shop
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 15,524
    Ellie, watching her stories.......


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