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#21 Sue R

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:18 AM

So sorry to hear this.
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:48 AM

I'm so sorry, Smalahundur. I know you had high hopes for him, not to mention that it's a great loss in general.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:39 AM

I am so sorry, as I know your pain all too well. 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:40 PM

Oh no! I'm so sorry.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:17 PM

So very sorry to hear this. I have also lost a dog - years ago - after being hit by a car. It is so painful.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:40 AM

Oh, Smalahundur, I'm so sorry..
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:23 AM

Thanks everybody.

Yeah, it was a great loss. Not only because he was a promising, very keen sheepdog, also because of his nice character. A lovely balance between having a strong will, but still being biddable and willing to be a partner. Off sheep a happy, playfull guy.

I will need a replacement; Gláma, though still going strong, is slowly moving towards retirement (I do hope she has at least two working years in her).

But I will take my time. Don't think I will take any action before spring time. Maybe I will go for a started dog instead of a puppy.

Strange feeling to have to contemplate this now. Wasn't supposed to have to think about a next dog for at least a couple of years.

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#28 Sue R

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:40 PM

A loss like this is a shock in many ways. 


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:56 PM

sorry, my friend





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Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:53 AM

Oh, my gosh, I am so sorry! I lost a promising young pup to an auto accident 10 years ago. What a punch in the gut. I'm so sorry.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:15 PM

Oh my, that so terrible.  


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