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Triple Lutz Report--A Fair Well To My Border Collie Baily
www.KerryLutz.com ^ | 01/08/12 | Kerry Lutz

Posted on 01/08/2012 11:39:11 AM PST by appeal2

A short tribute to man’s best friend, my constant companion for the past 14.5 years, a true loyal friend whom I shall eternally miss. Baily, a female border collie, expert herder, amusing canine and all around great dog. She suffered on for many years because she just couldn’t stand the idea of leaving us. She was always on guard for any potential threat, be it wolves, coyotes or bad people. She was smart, full of life and always ready to help out.

R.I.P. Baily Lutz!

Listen to the Tribute


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dogs
A brief tribute.
1 posted on 01/08/2012 11:39:20 AM PST by appeal2
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To: appeal2

My heart goes out to you. Losing a good dog is devastating irrespective of it’s inevitability.


2 posted on 01/08/2012 11:41:09 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: appeal2

Sorry to hear. Condolences for your loss.


3 posted on 01/08/2012 11:42:32 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: appeal2

I know she knows how much you love her.
There is nothing like that bond.
I will hug my doggie princess in Bailey’s honor


4 posted on 01/08/2012 11:47:20 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: appeal2

Beautiful dog. We have a Tri-color split-face Aussie. Sorry for your loss.


5 posted on 01/08/2012 11:52:42 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: appeal2

I’m sorry for your loss.

It really hurts to lose a pet.


6 posted on 01/08/2012 11:54:18 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: appeal2

All dogs go the heaven.


7 posted on 01/08/2012 11:56:46 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: appeal2
Here's my Border collie, Freckles.
Had to go pet her and snap this pic to post here.
Great dogs!


8 posted on 01/08/2012 12:16:50 PM PST by Bobalu (We cannot afford to bring Mittens to a Newt-fight.)
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To: appeal2

So sorry - I lost a standard poodle a little over a year ago. She was 15 and I still miss her horribly. I was such a wreck and didn’t think I could bear not having a dog so I got another standard poodle right away - a puppy who has been something of a challenge.

Not sure if it was smart to get another dog right away but it’s a done deal and I am adjusting to this new personality gradually and vice versa probably. I wonder if she might suspect that she has big paws to fill - they have a way of knowing more than we realize.


9 posted on 01/08/2012 12:22:56 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: bgill

Yes they do!


10 posted on 01/08/2012 12:23:42 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

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11 posted on 01/08/2012 12:26:13 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: appeal2

Sad news, I am so sorry to hear it. :(


12 posted on 01/08/2012 12:30:48 PM PST by Ditter
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To: appeal2
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13 posted on 01/08/2012 12:30:47 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: appeal2

Condolences on your loss.

I said goodbye to my 15 year old Female BC a few years ago. I still have her photo on my home page.


14 posted on 01/08/2012 12:38:32 PM PST by left that other site
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To: appeal2

Dogs matter.

I am sorry for your lose. My greyhound passed away last October and I still get choked up when I think about him.


15 posted on 01/08/2012 12:42:21 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: appeal2

I am so sorry to read of your loss. They are our heart and soul & you will always miss Baily. I still cry about my Oliver (Dec 2005). They give so much and demand so little. I have no magic answers for dealing with grief. (even though I am a grief counselor). BUT my prayers are with you to find peace.


16 posted on 01/08/2012 12:47:27 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: appeal2

Sorry to hear about your loss.


17 posted on 01/08/2012 12:51:51 PM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: appeal2
We lost our 15 year old border collie a couple of years back. Best babysitter ever! He was the smartest dog I ever had.
18 posted on 01/08/2012 12:59:03 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Bobalu

Thanks for posting the picture of “Freckles”.

I’ve been staring at the pic for 5 minutes thinking of our Red/White male Aussie that we lost to cancer a few months ago. The exact same eyes have looked at me at least ten thousand times in the past 14 years.

I miss him so much and truly believe that it is un-natural to be without a dog in our lives.

Thanks again....panax


19 posted on 01/08/2012 1:03:02 PM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: appeal2

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...


20 posted on 01/08/2012 1:16:30 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: appeal2

It’s hard to lose our 4 legged members of the family.


21 posted on 01/08/2012 1:22:35 PM PST by marty60
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To: appeal2

So sorry for your loss. Feel good that Bailey passed knowing how much you loved her. So many dogs and cats die every day homeless on the street or in shelters without knowing the love Bailey got from you.

Greive not or speak of me with tears
But smile and laugh as if I were beside you.
I loved you so...
Twas Heaven here with you.

by Isla Richardson


22 posted on 01/08/2012 1:39:16 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: appeal2

I suspect there is much that could be done that would significantly improve canine health and longevity. Selective breeding has incorporated a lot of recessive genetic problems that could be corrected, and there are many dietary supplements that could add several healthy years before the onset of age related problems.

The end result, in itself a benefit, would be that dogs would remain puppies longer and reach adolescent maturity later. Importantly, dogs have been bred so that they do not reach emotional maturity, as this is an important element of domestication.


23 posted on 01/08/2012 1:45:28 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: appeal2

So sorry about the loss of your dog. I know that is really tough. Prayers for your healing.


24 posted on 01/08/2012 3:06:49 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Thank you all, I am so touched by the kind words from all of you. FreeRepublic really is a special place.


25 posted on 01/08/2012 4:45:06 PM PST by appeal2 (Don't steal, the government hates competition.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Interesting post. I am trying with my 5th Golden to do everything I can to extend his life beyond the 15 or so years I’ve gotten with my 4 previous Goldens. Brushing teeth, cleansing ears, keeping nails clipped, bathing with oatmeal shampoo weekly, taking an exercise run/trot while I bicycle each day. Hearworm/Ivormectin, glucosamine, omega oils, hypoallergenic RX food mixed with cooked grains & veggies. He really likes pot liquor (from cooking greens).

Good grief! Now I feel so guilty about how my previous dogs were treated in the ‘70’s, ‘80’s, and not so much the ‘90’s after Frontline, etc.
I hope they have forgiven me and will happily greet me in heaven.


26 posted on 01/08/2012 6:20:52 PM PST by bukkdems (Polygamy is the essential ingredient of Islamic evil.)
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To: appeal2

I’m so very sorry for your loss.


27 posted on 01/08/2012 9:57:21 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: appeal2

14.5 years seems like a long time for a dog, yet not nearly long enough. You know she would have stayed even longer, if she could have.

So sorry for your loss.


28 posted on 01/09/2012 7:20:02 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: appeal2

I am so sorry for your loss. You have my sympathies.
I lost my lovely Lola, a most precious person in a fur coat, last year.

It is so hard to lose a beloved member of the family...you want to keep them with you forever.

I believe that if God wanted us to have such a loving bond with these companion animals, the bond is forever. They go on their way, but at some point that spiritual connection is forever, and if there is a heaven, they surely will be there.

May the angels encamp around you to strengthen you and give you mercy in this difficult time....and may you know the “peace that passes all understanding.”


29 posted on 01/09/2012 8:02:22 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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