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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by NotLuke Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:46 am

ElkinFencer10 wrote:Rest in peace, Jack. Thank you for 17 amazing years of love and friendship.


The bond between man and dog is truly something amazing. Knowing that you gave Jack the best life possible counts for so much. Hope your heart heals soon.

Should you like to read an article on grieving for pet loss, one is below from the American Counseling Association.

https://ct.counseling.org/2021/08/a-fir ... nt=petloss
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by bmoc Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:28 am

I'm so sorry to hear about that Elkin. I'm glad that I got to meet Jack and that he got to use my foot as a pillow. I know you kept him as comfortable for as long as your could.
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by ElkinFencer10 Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:27 pm

Thanks everyone. I'm actually doing better than I expected. The first couple days were REALLY hard, and nights tend to be rather tough, but the knowledge that I made the right decision for him and that he's not in any pain or discomfort anymore gives me some solace.
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by MrPopo Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:43 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:Thanks everyone. I'm actually doing better than I expected. The first couple days were REALLY hard, and nights tend to be rather tough, but the knowledge that I made the right decision for him and that he's not in any pain or discomfort anymore gives me some solace.

I'm sure it also helps that it was something that you knew was coming with the building health problems. I can compare how my grandfather's death (long battle with pancreatic cancer) vs. my aunt's death (murder) affected the family; the former was FAR easier than the latter because we could see the writing on the wall and had been emotionally steeling ourselves for it.
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by Blu Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:50 pm

Elkin, I'm so sorry man. My childhood dog was a beagle, and they're such wonderful, devoted pups. I had a hard time when Maggie was put down, because I was away at college. She obviously wasn't doing well, had a bunch of similar tumors and cancer-related growths, but my parents had to make the decision in my absence. She was obviously in a lot of pain, but that didn't make it any harder.

I am sure that Jack was so happy to have had you as an owner, and I'm happy to see that you're finding ways to remember/honor his life. I'm glad that you've also got lots of support through the grieving process.
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by Jagosaurus Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:47 pm

Sorry to hear Elkin. I had to put my 2 dogs to sleep due to health issues in a little over a year timespan recently. Both were right at 14. Not to make it about me, but saying I feel for you brother.

I tend to use this thread as a check-in. Hi to everyone. I've been working a ton and picked up a lot of new clients. Good problem as it equates to income in my world of 3rd party IT consulting. So adult job-ing & family time taking up most of my time.

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by SamuraiMegas Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:05 am

I got my second covid shot yesterday and was UNBELIEVABLY sick last night. Shortness of breath, non stop puking, everything hurt, the works. I was the only person home when I started getting a little shortness of breath around 2am- freaked me out so bad I called my parents because I was just straight up getting scared at that point. I felt so sick I could barely comprehend what was happening. Let's pray today goes better.
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by prfsnl_gmr Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:29 pm

SamuraiMegas wrote:I got my second covid shot yesterday and was UNBELIEVABLY sick last night. Shortness of breath, non stop puking, everything hurt, the works. I was the only person home when I started getting a little shortness of breath around 2am- freaked me out so bad I called my parents because I was just straight up getting scared at that point. I felt so sick I could barely comprehend what was happening. Let's pray today goes better.


Glad you got your shot, SamuraiMegas. The second shot will give you a reaction, albeit (typically) milder, than catching the actual virus. I hope you’re feeling better today. I took about 24 hours to get over mine.
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by SamuraiMegas Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:35 pm

I've recovered a bit but I'm definitely still sick. Hope I don't have to get a 3rd shot as a booster, both the 1st and 2nd made me really sick
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by REPO Man Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:37 pm

Get well soon, SamuraiMegas!

:| Hours getting cut. Food Lion has me only working Friday to Monday and Duck Donuts cut me down to two mornings (Saturday and Sunday).

Glad to have more free time and more opportunities to not have to wake up at 6am to the sound of Carly Simon's "Let the River Run". It's still my wake-up alarm but now I can set it later.

But this also means less income and having to spend spring and possibly a good part of summer paying off 10-15 hundred bucks in back rent.

So naturally I'm trying to figure out how to buy Nintendo Switches for my nieces (the boys, "Mario and Luigi" would, as Robyn would say, "have them for breakfast"). On my last trip up the beach, my oldest niece said she played one at her friend's house and apparently liked the game Just Dance. Personally, my rhythm game of choice is DDR. And my youngest niece accidentally heard me run the idea past Robyn and when I said I wanted it to be a surprise she said she'd probably forget by then. :lol:

But seriously, even if I threw in a case, screen protectors and a few games (New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, Link's Awakening, Pokemon Shield/Sword and Borderlands Legendary Collection), if my mom, dad, brother, his girlfriend, the girls' moms, et al, all pitched in it'd only cost $300 per person, give or take, to buy four of everything.
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