- From: "Grampa Gus" <starob@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 23:21:35 GMT
I'm still here in the Assisted Living Facility (ALF) and going ahead with
planning to move to N Carolina so I can be with my daughter.
Sadly, on the previous Friday it was time to put my 10YO Dobie/G Shep down
because of bone cancer which just showed up from out of now where, about a
month ago. Pain killers kept him going pretty well for several weeks. [When
I moved from N CA to S CA I had to leave him behind, but at least with a
very good family.]
I remember driving my jeep (canvas off) through high country in E MT. Since
this was Grizzly bear country I was armed for, well... bear. But I didn't
see any. I carried a high power rifle in a in a leather scabbard that was
tied to the roll bars. When we came back out of the mountains I stopped at a
gas station and went inside to conduct my business, (leaving the rifle in
the scabbard). When I came back out a Crow Indian approached me and asked my
how much I wanted for him? I said, "Not at any price." The man told me that
he'd watched Gus guarding my property, that nothing tempted him to move, and
that overall, he was, "a perfect ranch dog."
Well, he was the perfect dog for me. I wish I could have been with him but
there was just no way I (SCI/CP) could have gotten there. I'm having him
cremated and it is my wish that he is buried with me. He meant that much to
Why do these emotional events have to hurt so [expletives omitted] much?
[BTW I had no intention of shooting anything, but I didn't want to be lunch
I once knew a man who had no legs, when we compared notes he said he wouln't
want trade places with me because he wouldn't be able to ride his Harley
(w/sidecar) anymore. This really happened.
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