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Glenn’s emotional farewell to ‘best friend’ Victor
www.GlennBeck.com ^ | Friday, Mar 22, 2013 | Glenn Beck

Posted on 03/23/2013 2:31:27 AM PDT by Yosemitest



Watch Glenn in his own words talk about it for 17 minutes 16 seconds.
Victor has been battling health issues in recent years and tomorrow [ Saturday Mar 23, 2013 ],
the family will say their final goodbyes as he will be relieved of his suffering.




TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: beck; dog; glenn; glennbeck; theblazecom; victor
Glenn, as the tears run down my face, my prayer go out for you and yours.
I know what this is like, although I don't have children.
I especially hurt for them, and I hope they understand.
Please don't cremate Victor, but get some 2"x4"s and some 3/8" plywood and build a simple box to fit him, and bury him in a place of your choosing.
I hope they use an I.V. sleeping solution, and not a needle to the heart.
If you have the nerve, a simple bullet to the back of the head is the quickest and least painful method, but with children, I understand the way you've chosen.
Again, many of us who were raised in the country have gone through this.
You're not alone in this hardship and wait a while before you choose another dog.
Allow your grief a chance to pass.
May I recommend a wolf hybrid? Once you've owned a wolf, you'll never go back to a regular dog.


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1 posted on 03/23/2013 2:31:27 AM PDT by Yosemitest
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To: Yosemitest

I was listening to this yesterday while in my workshop and had to change the station. I am a Beck fan but, WTF?. I put down two great dogs in the past year, said my goodbyes in the veternarians treatment room, and left it there. I couldn’t figure out what the point was in him blubbering on and on. There will be time enough for mourning if our country stays on the path it is on and it won’t be for pets.

My apologies inadvance for those who think I am insensitive.


2 posted on 03/23/2013 2:56:53 AM PDT by MountainYankee
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To: MountainYankee
I won't let another person, a stranger, put down one of my pet.
Every watch "Of Men And Mice", the original?
The dog trusts his owner, and it must be done with compassion.
It shouldn't be done sloppily, causing more pain than necessary, but quick and painless.
Only the owner of the pet should do the task.
3 posted on 03/23/2013 3:06:52 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: MountainYankee
I was listening to this yesterday while in my workshop and had to change the station. I am a Beck fan but, WTF?. I put down two great dogs in the past year, said my goodbyes in the veternarians treatment room, and left it there. I couldn’t figure out what the point was in him blubbering on and on. There will be time enough for mourning if our country stays on the path it is on and it won’t be for pets.

I'm with you but it's not just Beck. We have to put up with Savage, Levin and Limbaugh's endless yammering about their pets and how they suffer or their stupid pet stories.

I, too, have had to have dog put down. It's sad but sheesh, how are their pets more important than ours that we have to listen to this?

4 posted on 03/23/2013 3:25:20 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: MountainYankee
Agreed. There seems to be this view today that every emotion has to be made public.

Mourning is very personal and should be private.

5 posted on 03/23/2013 3:33:42 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“Mourning is very personal and should be private.”

Mourning is always private, and VERY painful.

Which is why the mourner needs to hear an acknowledgment of one’s grief by saying a kind word about the lost one, or an expression of sympathy for the mourner’s difficult journey back to normalcy.

Which is why Ann Landers said, “There’s an elephant in the room and no one sees it,” while discussing how badly we handle other people’s grief.


6 posted on 03/23/2013 4:13:26 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Yosemitest

I remember the stories of Victor when he was very young. I feel connected to someone when they share their grief and their victories. Connection to others is something we have lost as society becomes less personal. A dog that will sacrifice his life for yours is much more than a pet. I can not relate to that connection. I cried too, every animal I have had to put down. Thanks for sharing a personal connection.


7 posted on 03/23/2013 4:24:30 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: raybbr
I'm with you but it's not just Beck. We have to put up with Savage, Levin and Limbaugh's endless yammering about their pets and how they suffer or their stupid pet stories.

You don't have to "put up" with anything, change the channel on the radio. Personally I don't know why anyone listens to Savage (whack-job) or Limbaugh (gotten soft ...) .. Levin's the only good one of that bunch.

8 posted on 03/23/2013 4:28:48 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: momincombatboots
I cannot prove it, but I have a belief that God allows angels to watch after us through pets.
I've seen pet call other people to the scene of accidents, thus assisting in the rescue and saving of other people's lives.
I've seen horses jump across a small branch and when their owner stumbled going up the other bank and fell, the horse somehow fell to the right of the owner on its knees, when motion and gravity would have had the horse land directly on top of the owner.
I've seen small wonders like that, several times in my life, that cannot be explained, for if angels can take the form of men, what makes us think they cannot watch after us through pets?
9 posted on 03/23/2013 4:37:33 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: usconservative
I like them all, even though I rarely get to listen to Savage, due to other things I have to do.
10 posted on 03/23/2013 4:39:46 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

I so disagree with you people who think a bullet to the head is the best way. Why allow your beloved pet to die in such a violent manner? Damn it, have you never seen a dog go with the overdose of an anesthetic? It’s quick and it’s peaceful.


11 posted on 03/23/2013 4:48:29 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

i agree - its painless - in fact we had a cat many years ago who had feline leukemia - finally it was weak and frail - the injection must have made the pain subside long enough to perk up and stand up for about 7-10 seconds before he passed


12 posted on 03/23/2013 5:13:27 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Yosemitest

Wolf Hybrids do not make good trustworthy pets. The Dog part wants to love and protect it’s human masters and the Wolf part wants to flee and attack it’s human keepers. The animal is in a constant state of internal conflict. They are a danger to anyone that is not part of it’s imediate family pack. After two I will never have another.


13 posted on 03/23/2013 5:50:19 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: OldPossum

Agreed. Pets deserve a quiet and peaceful journey..


14 posted on 03/23/2013 5:53:23 AM PDT by seeker41 (On our way to hell in a handbasket)
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To: Yosemitest

I put my pet hamster down, using a home made CO2 generator.
It made me feel creepy, it was too easy. Was glad to relieve him of his suffering though.


15 posted on 03/23/2013 6:04:28 AM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: MountainYankee
I don't think you are "insensitive." You are NORMAL!!!

The cult of animals makes me sick. Lord there are many people who care more for some animal than they do for their children. Sometime compare the fee charged by a Pediatrician with the fee charged by a veterinarian. Such difference illustrates the relative value placed by many people on their children and animals.>P/ By the way I have owned and cared for many dogs in my life. None of them ever suffered by my acts or inaction.

16 posted on 03/23/2013 6:13:51 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: MountainYankee

The internet and mass media have made us all these incredible, navel gazing narcissists.


17 posted on 03/23/2013 6:24:36 AM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: OldPossum

Granted it should be as quick and painless as possible but I could never pull the trigger on my best friend. Just seems wrong. I put one of my beloved English Springer kids down a couple years ago and it still stings. I just think of the happiness that we brought each other for almost fifteen years. No animal or human deserves to suffer....


18 posted on 03/23/2013 6:32:15 AM PDT by Rick66 (Don't dislike me cause I live in Massholechusetts.)
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To: MountainYankee
I have had to say goodbye to numerous pets all my life. I never felt compelled to make a histrionic display of it in public.
19 posted on 03/23/2013 6:35:09 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: usconservative

This strikes a nerve. I have a 90# Black Lab,’Valor’. He was Seeing Eye trained and is just,well, my best friend.He will be 14yo on 4/12. He had a seizure last year and now has a broken toe but his quality of life is still good and he loves the snow and the water. Vitamins and glucosamine seem to have him stable.
Statements regarding disposition of pets are interesting. I am coming to believe pets will be found in heaven.


20 posted on 03/23/2013 6:58:51 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: MountainYankee

I turned away from it for awhile simply because most of us pet owners have gone through the same torment—why relive it again. Tuned back in after awhile.


21 posted on 03/23/2013 7:41:01 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Yosemitest

I think the owner of the pet would be more likely to botch the job. The euthanization of a pet these days is very clinical and painless. They simply go to sleep and that is it. I know people who shoot their own dogs. I used to subscribe to that. I can’t say I have ever done it. I don’t see where the compassion is in an act like that these days. It was noble and just in “Old Yeller”. They didn’t have any other option in those times.


22 posted on 03/23/2013 7:44:49 AM PDT by MountainYankee
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To: Yosemitest

I appreciate what you are saying, but I can assure you that the process of lethal injection is painless.

I’ve watched it several times. Our dogs were given a sedative. We said our goodbyes. When the doctor gave the final injection it was if the strings were cut on a puppet. They were there, and then they were not. No noise. No shaking. No spasms. No heartbeat. They simply ceased to live.

I have put dogs down myself.

The Vet course is less painful to me.


23 posted on 03/23/2013 7:50:44 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: MountainYankee

Funny Old Yeller story.

I came home from work one day to find my wife’s friend over with her two young children. They were 5 and 3. As I walked through the living room to the kitchen I noticed they were watching Old Yeller. It had about 15 minutes to go.

I walked into the kitchen and asked my wife and her girlfriend if they really thought letting the kids watch that movie was a good idea.

Both of them asked, “Why? It seems like a nice movie about a boy and his dog.”

They both confirmed they had never seen the movie.

I chuckled to myself, and walked down the hall to change and start some chores.

About ten minutes later I heard screaming and inconsolable crying from the little kids.

I saw one of those kids the other day and asked if they remembered that movie. The response was that it was one of those moments in their lives they will never forget. That girl was 3 at the time—Its probably the ONLY memory of being a three year old.


24 posted on 03/23/2013 7:58:09 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Yosemitest
I want to caution people about pet euthanasia. When the time comes to say goodbye, when you take your dog/cat to the vet, please insist that the vet heavily sedate the animal before the actual euthanasia.

There is a component in the euthanasia solution that stops the heart. I've had beloved pets scream just before death and now I will not allow the vet to euthanise my old friends without pre-sedation (they are pretty much asleep before they're given the final medication).

25 posted on 03/23/2013 7:59:02 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Yosemitest

To all the naysayers, if you don’t want to hear about something turn the channel or don’t click on the thread. I guess your mothers didn’t teach you that “if you can’t say something good - don’t say nothing at all.”


26 posted on 03/23/2013 8:05:49 AM PDT by Smittie
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To: MountainYankee
"I was listening to this yesterday while in my workshop and had to change the station. I am a Beck fan but, WTF?. I put down two great dogs in the past year, said my goodbyes in the veternarians treatment room, and left it there. I couldn’t figure out what the point was in him blubbering on and on. There will be time enough for mourning if our country stays on the path it is on and it won’t be for pets."

"My apologies inadvance for those who think I am insensitive. "

I'm a doggie guy...click on my name to see my crew.

I like Glenn, but, I also had to turn away...it was just too much too long.

27 posted on 03/23/2013 8:06:46 AM PDT by blam
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To: MountainYankee

Amen, brother! Preach on it!

I tuned into Glenn Beck yesterday, and he was boo-hooing. I didn’t stick around to hear what he was crying about, but turned in disgust to another station.

Grown men who experience sadness should have enough self-discipline to refrain from airing their feelings in public.


28 posted on 03/23/2013 8:10:27 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Yosemitest
Here's a suggestion for Glenn Beck's new theme song.
29 posted on 03/23/2013 8:12:36 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: raybbr
I'm with you but it's not just Beck. We have to put up with Savage, Levin and Limbaugh's endless yammering about their pets and how they suffer or their stupid pet stories.

I, too, have had to have dog put down. It's sad but sheesh, how are their pets more important than ours that we have to listen to this?

Teradittos! When I posted a message on FR objecting to Mark Levin's going on and on, ad nauseam, about having to put his dog to sleep, the Levin groupies responded by giving me so much flak that I felt like I was flying a B-52 over Hanoi in 1972. Don't get me wrong--I've lost many beloved pets in my life--but I agree with Dennis Prager that the life of a human is far more important than the life of a pet.

30 posted on 03/23/2013 8:24:37 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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31 posted on 03/23/2013 8:27:54 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MountainYankee

I agree with you. Maybe Beck is hurting for ratings.


32 posted on 03/23/2013 8:30:51 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: Yosemitest

I understand Glenn, been there many times. Get another dog that’s the best way to get over it.


33 posted on 03/23/2013 8:39:25 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: aumrl
This strikes a nerve.

Not sure why you're complaining at me. My comment was directed solely at those who were complaining about "putting up with" pet talk on the radio. They don't like it, change the channel.

As for me, I've had dogs my entire life. Each and every one has been unique and special in their own way, and all full fledged members of the family. I've never had a "bad" dog. I've been through having to say good-bye to my best friends (who ironically have always been ... dogs.)

I won't go into how many tears I've shed over the years at missing each and every one of them. I can totally relate to Glen Beck on this one.

As for your statement that you believe pets will be found in Heaven ... I say "why wouldn't they be?" Doesn't our Lord in Heaven know that His children experienced in some small way His own unconditional love for them through our canine friends?

When my time comes, my prayer to our Lord is simple: just send my best friends over the hill for me. They'll find me, I'll know my time has come and I'll gladly follow them home.

Peace.

34 posted on 03/23/2013 9:25:20 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Patriot365
I've had three of them. Two died of old age and skin infections and one was stolen.
I highly recommend them.
They make very loyal pets, but the do shed hair, a lot of hair, and they eat like a horse.
You don't know what you're talking about.
35 posted on 03/23/2013 9:37:16 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: MountainYankee
One of the mot painful deaths I've seen was at the hands of a vet, with the needle top the heart and air injections. NEVER AGAIN!
A bullet to the back of the head where the indentation is, where the skull joins the neck and the spinal cord is closest to the skin is an almost instant death.
It's much better than what the vet did.
36 posted on 03/23/2013 9:42:45 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

I know how he feels. I just lost 3 of my shepherds this past year and this year to bone cancer, liver cancer, and stomach flipping. It’s just to hard to talk about.


37 posted on 03/23/2013 12:12:31 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Yosemitest

Never seen a vet do that, but it sounds positively savage.

We’ve had 2 vets and both simply injected into the foreleg vein after shaving a small patch of fur off.

The older one I believe simply used a massive OD of anesthetic, and they would simply sigh and close their eyes and be gone. Clearly very painless.

The newer one sedates first then uses a second drug to finish it. The cat we had to that to that vet lasted just long enough for one last nuzzle and was gone.

I think he understood what was going on...but again, clearly no suffering. No crying, no pain, only the tiniest flinch from the actual needle stick.


38 posted on 03/23/2013 12:38:45 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High
I understand. There are some good vets and their are some quacks that just don't care.

39 posted on 03/23/2013 5:04:28 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

This made me cry. So sorry for your loss, Glenn.


40 posted on 03/24/2013 4:32:12 PM PDT by tob2 (Want to sue the groundhog for inaccurate weather report!)
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