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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 08-07-13, 07:04 AM   #1
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No more cycling with my dog :(

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.
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Old 08-07-13, 07:07 AM   #2
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Very sad to hear about the passing of your buddy/training partner. Sounds like he gave you all he had.
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Old 08-07-13, 07:07 AM   #3
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I am sorry for your loss and your family's loss. Dogs are great and noble companions.
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Old 08-07-13, 07:09 AM   #4
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oh gosh, that's so sad. nothing hurts like a broken heart. here's hoping you and your family have strength now and lots of happy memories!

I know the pain of losing a loved family pet(s). we went through a quiet time after losing a couple very close to each other. then one day a gift appeared for us and we are happily burdened again with caring and loving again!

have a good day
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Old 08-07-13, 07:09 AM   #5
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So sorry Adelaa - had to bid adieu to our Faithful Friend almost exactly a year ago.
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Old 08-07-13, 07:11 AM   #6
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Sorry Adelaa.
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Old 08-07-13, 07:18 AM   #7
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Adelaa

Our dog passed away on last Friday (8/2). He had terminal cancer and was only 15 months old. We are sad, heart-broken, devastated.
I am sorry for your loss. Dogs really take a piece of our hearts when they pass.
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Old 08-07-13, 07:23 AM   #8
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Sorry to hear about your friend. I lost my Golden when he was just 6 years old. I guess it's true what they say, Dogs live a short life because their hearts love too much.
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Old 08-07-13, 07:38 AM   #9
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So sorry to hear this. It's a shame these things can happen so suddenly. Best wishes.
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Old 08-07-13, 07:39 AM   #10
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Sorry for your loss, Adelaa.
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Old 08-07-13, 07:41 AM   #11
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Very sorry man. That really sucks.
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Old 08-07-13, 07:51 AM   #12
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Old 08-07-13, 07:53 AM   #13
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Sad time, Adelaa. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Awww, crap. Just remember all the good times you had with him.
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Old 08-07-13, 08:33 AM   #15
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Sorry to hear about your loss. A tear came to my eye reading your post.

On a side note, I would caution anyone from riding a bike with their dog. A friend of mine did that with hers and ended up completely shattering her leg and knee when the dog suddenly ran in front of her bike while she was holding the leash. It has been a long recovery period for her and she is still feeling the effects of the injury two years later. The dog sustained no injury.
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Old 08-07-13, 08:37 AM   #16
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Sad to hear that, AdelaaR. Post a pic of his if you feel like it.
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Sorry for your loss. My sister lost her cat after a short illness last month, and it was devastating to both of us.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. My two favorite times of the day are when I'm at the park with my dog and on my bike.
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Very sorry to hear about the passing of your pal. Our doggie pals are truly friends to the end. Their spirits being constant reminders of what is important in life. Thanks for sharing your story.
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Sorry for your loss.
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Sad for sure. But awesome memories to have had a dog that could join you in your sport.
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I'm sorry. Rest in peace, doggy!
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Sorry man. I'm going to hate the day when I have to put my dogs down. They are my family. Very close to them. Pain is part of life though and death is just another stage in life.
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Sorry for your loss. He's chasing after cars in doggy heaven now.
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Sorry for your loss, Adelaa.
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