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Our cruising buddy is gone. 05 Jan 2008 05:01 #1

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After nearly seventeen years, yesterday our miniature dachshund, Corky, left us. It all started July first weekend, 1991 when we were rafted up with our friends, the Millers, from Vancouver at Montague Harbour. They were cruising with "Max". and after the weekend of play with him, all our youngest son, Brad, wanted for his 9th birthday ( july 10 ) was a miniature weinerdog. So enters Corky. Been cruising since he was 3 month old. Over the years, he made friends from La Connor, Chatterbox Falls, Roscoe Bay to the Broughtons. At sixteen pounds, he had an attitude and a swagger, many times his size. Once in Friday Harbour, a sailboater commented "is that a gator in a dog suit." Another time, he took on two neighbourhood german shepherds when they came on "his" farm and dispite the 40 plus stitches, it never donned on him that he might have lost. When Brad and his older brother, Shawn, were in their teens and we were at places like Roche Harbour, Corky became the "Chick Magnet". When Brad went to work in Alberta in 2000, Jeannie and I inherited Corky. Just mention the word "Boat" and he would be at the door waiting. We were indeed fortunate to share our cruises with him. Ted

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 05 Jan 2008 05:48 #2

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I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your cruising buddy, it puts a lump in my throat. You were fortunate to have him around for so long, the attachment to the old heart strings is a strong one.
Best Regards
Robyn

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 05 Jan 2008 09:20 #3

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I feel your pain with your lost. A lot of people don't understand what a pet can mean to you. I always kept in mind when we had to part from one of our cats, we did every thing possible to give them a very good time. But those days when we had to call the Vet and had to made the final decision it were some very wet days after!

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 05 Jan 2008 16:59 #4

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Sorry to hear about your loss...we loss our 14 yr old sheltie...who also loved boating and was a chick magnet...so..I know how you guys are feeling...my prayers are with your little buddy!!...

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 05 Jan 2008 18:52 #5

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Me too... I'll be torn up when I lose my Newfie...

I can appreciate your loss... sounds like he had a great life with a great boating family. Best cure for the loss of a loved dog... is puppy breath..

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 05 Jan 2008 19:55 #6

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Ted,Sorry for your Loss.:(

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 06 Jan 2008 06:00 #7

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SomeSailor;100771 wrote: Best cure for the loss of a loved dog... is puppy breath..


I think that's the only cure!!

I'm so sorry for your loss, Ted.

Tana

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 07 Jan 2008 01:27 #8

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Sorry for you loss Ted. When my 9 year old Sheltie "Fox" decides to make the big trip, I'll be devestated. It puts a lump in my throat even thinking about it. He loves the boat and loves jumping off the swim platform - when that day comes I don't think anyone will be able to jump from the platform without thinking of Fox....

My thoughts are with you...

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 07 Jan 2008 02:00 #9

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Hugs to you from Badger and I.

So sorry! Please take care, I know how hard it is. Here is just a bit of poetry that helped me a few years back...

LAST NIGHT

I stood by your bed last night; I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today; your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you; I smiled and said, "It's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be near you every day.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over...I smile and watch you yawning
And say, "Goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to be with me.

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 07 Jan 2008 02:45 #10

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We are sorry for your loss also. We cruise with our 2 mini weiners, Stitich and Sally, hope to meet you sometime.

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 07 Jan 2008 04:40 #11

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Ted -

It's always painful for me to hear of someone's loss of a friend. I've had so many 4 legged and feathered and 2 legged ones depart before me.

The few words I've ever been able to issue have never seemed to be adequate - so I'll not give very many here.

Best to know that the permanence of memory is perhaps the finest thing we carry on.

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 08 Jan 2008 03:00 #12

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Many thanks for all your kind words and thoughts. Pets just like kids are all unique and so special. It has always amazed me that sometimes the smaller they are, the bigger the space they take. Puppy breath - yea, probably but not sure what we want next - big, small - inside,outside, - farm, house (spelled boat) - for a while we had both. Thanks again, Ted & Jeannie.

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 12 Jan 2008 11:09 #13

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Sorry to hear of your loss Ted, There is something special about cruising with a pal who is always keen to go and never grumbles.
Sue and I still miss Willow our golden retriever who loved the boat- the faster you went and the rougher the water, the better she seemed to like it.
You can not replace them - you would not want to, but in time you may share your boating with another.
Kind thoughts Sue & Mike

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 14 Jan 2008 06:13 #14

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Sorry to hear Ted.

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Our cruising buddy is gone. 26 Mar 2008 17:53 #15

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I am also very sorry for your loss of such a fine pet. I lost my dachshund Stuart and he loved the boat as well. I hope that you will find another friend that you will love spending time on the water with.

Regards,
Kedo

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