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    Very sorry.

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    A nice dog/cyclist story for once.

    So sorry to hear of your loss, AdelaaR.
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    Thanks guys.
    The first time I'll go running again sure will be a lonely one, but life goes on.

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    Sorry to hear that - been there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaymadd View Post
    On a side note, I would caution anyone from riding a bike with their dog.
    I agree that for inexperienced people it is indeed very dangerous.
    I would certainly not recommend it to everyone, but personally I have been cycling with my dogs since I was about 11 years old and (not trying to brag but) I'm also pretty good at training dogs and communicating with them.
    You could compare it to circus artists: for most people doing trapeze work is very dangerous, but for experienced people it actually isn't.
    My dog understood a bunch of commands like: slower, faster, left turn, right turn, on the pavement, off the pavement, follow closely, watch it, etc ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by abhirama View Post
    Sad to hear that, AdelaaR. Post a pic of his if you feel like it.

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    I feel your sorrow at the passing of your animal friend. It is always such a tough thing to go through. I had to put two of mine down last year.

    Remember that he is in a better place and probably worried for you that you will no longer be trying to keep up with him on the bike any more!

    Please visit a shelter and consider adopting an animal in need.

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    I am so, so sorry for your loss.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Byron
    Near this Spot
    are deposited the Remains of one
    who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
    Strength without Insolence,
    Courage without Ferosity,
    and all the virtues of Man without his Vices.

    This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
    if inscribed over human Ashes,
    is but a just tribute to the Memory of
    BOATSWAIN, a DOG,
    who was born in Newfoundland May 1803
    and died at Newstead Nov. 18, 1808.

    When some proud Son of Man returns to Earth,
    Unknown to Glory, but upheld by Birth,
    The sculptor’s art exhausts the pomp of woe,
    And storied urns record who rests below.
    When all is done, upon the Tomb is seen,
    Not what he was, but what he should have been.
    But the poor Dog, in life the firmest friend,
    The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
    Whose honest heart is still his Master’s own,
    Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone,
    Unhonoured falls, unnoticed all his worth,
    Denied in heaven the Soul he held on earth –
    While man, vain insect! hopes to be forgiven,
    And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.

    Oh man! thou feeble tenant of an hour,
    Debased by slavery, or corrupt by power –
    Who knows thee well must quit thee with disgust,
    Degraded mass of animated dust!
    Thy love is lust, thy friendship all a cheat,
    Thy tongue hypocrisy, thy heart deceit!
    By nature vile, ennobled but by name,
    Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.
    Ye, who behold perchance this simple urn,
    Pass on – it honors none you wish to mourn.
    To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise;
    I never knew but one -- and here he lies.
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    So sorry for your loss :'(
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    My deepest sympathy. We're multiple dog owners, and having put a few down over the years, know how you must feel. Doing the right thing like that is still emotionally very hard.

    I'd recommend going out soon and getting another dog to love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    Some of you may remember how I once told about how I used to go cycling and running with my dog.
    Unfortunately the topic quickly derailed because people thought I was lying about his speed.
    He was a great running dog with husky ancestry and his anearobic threshold speed was between 18 and 20mph, which was perfect for running along while I went cycling and he used to love doing that.
    When I went running with him he was a bit dissapointed that I couldn't hold that same speed, but he loved to go running nevertheless.
    Sadly though, a week ago he suddenly collapsed while I was playing with his ball in my garden.
    Scans at the veterinarian showed that he had a severely misformed spine in two places in his lower back.
    He had an acute hernia because of this with complete paralysis of the rear body.
    To make things even worse, he couldn't even control his bladder any more.
    The vet tried strong cortisone injections and other pills, but after a week there was no improvement whatsoever.
    We tried our best to help him as much as we could, but with two small children in the house we couldn't find enough time.
    The whole situation was very hard on my dog's mind and body ... especially since he had always been such a supersportive dog that never got ill in his life even once.
    He stopped eating and drinking unless we almost made him.
    With no outlook on improvement we finally decided yesterday that he needn't suffer any more.
    He rests in peace now.
    Let this story be a lesson to us all.
    Live, run, play and cycle while you still can and make the best of every moment, because from one second to another it can suddenly and without warning be too late.
    Very sorry A. But you did the right thing, that sounds pretty miserable for your canine friend. It would be hard to put my dog down, but I could never let him suffer. Going through that with our dog Sam now (cancer). He's still with us, but we're afraid he is starting to decline.

    Live in the moment. Our dogs do even if we can't always manage it. Easier said than done.

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    Glad you have lots of good memories. Right now, our kids are playing with our dog, who is perfect for us. It will be a very sad day when the time comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Very sorry A. But you did the right thing, that sounds pretty miserable for your canine friend. It would be hard to put my dog down, but I could never let him suffer. Going through that with our dog Sam now (cancer). He's still with us, but we're afraid he is starting to decline.

    Live in the moment. Our dogs do even if we can't always manage it. Easier said than done.

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    pcad, very sorry to hear what you and Sam are going through. All I can say is cherish every remaining day you've got with Sam.
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    Sorry for your loss. I feel your pain. I lost my 10 year old Australian Shepherd October 2012. I dread the day when our 13 year old female Australian Shepherd passes.

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    Very sad, went through all that last year with our Wheaten Terrier and it sucks. So sorry for your loss .
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    Always so hard to lose a pet you love. Feel sorry for you man, but it sounds like he had an awesome life.

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    sorry to hear, I'm sure he's enjoying dog heaven though, and sounds like he had an awesome life!

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    so sad.

    it's truly disheartening to lose such a companion.

    iirc, and if it's any consolation, C.S Lewis believed we would be reunited with our lost companion someday.

    i'd like to believe that too.
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    Sorry to hear, I've always wanted a husky They say before starting an exercise program to check with a doctor, but nobody would think of the dog
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    I'm sorry to hear about your dog. It seems like he was a member of the 41 as well.
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    sorry to hear, nothing worse than losing a best friend
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    I'm sorry to hear about your dog. It seems like he was a member of the 41 as well.
    I did do "De Beerendries" with him a few times, so you're probably right about that.
    His VO²max/kg and W/m² was certainly at least two times higher than anyone else's here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrozombie View Post
    Sorry to hear, I've always wanted a husky They say before starting an exercise program to check with a doctor, but nobody would think of the dog
    Husky's are great athletes, but difficult to train, mind you.
    I needed a doctor's check last year to be able to get a racing licence for triathlon.
    It was nothing more than a simple listen to heart and lungs and some general questions.
    I certainly wasn't completely MRI scanned.

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    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. In the right environment, pets can truly be members of the family. As was mentioned above, doing the right thing isn't necessarily easy, even if it is for the best, but letting him live on in misery just to avoid a decision that would be painful for you would have been selfish.
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    very sorry for your loss. I love most dogs a hell of a lot more than most humans. Brings a tear to my eye thinking about going through what you just did.

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