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Levin: We dog lovers understand, and weep, and mourn
Mark Levin Twitter ^ | 5/18/20 | Mark Levin

Posted on 05/18/2020 9:36:02 PM PDT by conservative98

We dog lovers understand, and weep, and mourn pic.twitter.com/frmZ4NEOVJ — Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) May 18, 2020


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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: barney; beau; dogs; jimmystewart; johnnycarson; levin; levinlounge; marklevin
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1 posted on 05/18/2020 9:36:02 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

I understand this. Like the old song goes...”after 20 years he still grieves”.


2 posted on 05/18/2020 9:40:31 PM PDT by House Atreides (It is not a HOAX but it IS CERTAINLY A PRETEXT.)
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To: conservative98

Yep we do. You come home without your best bud and he is everywhere and nowhere. His dishes and his sleeping spots are empty. His favorite toys are here and there. No more play. His leash is hanging by the door. No more walks. It is gut-wrenching.

Six months later if you can do it, you have a new pup. And he steals your heart. Twelve years later, he’s slowing down, can’t play like he used to, sleeps for hours, and can’t hear you calling him inside anymore. You use hand motions to call him in. The Sherriff isn’t on duty so much anymore. God, how you love that good dog. And you know you don’t have years left anymore. That’s where I’m at now with my Riley.

I know there are people who think Levin is a moron for mourning that dog. But I get it. Completely.


3 posted on 05/18/2020 9:48:26 PM PDT by bluejean (I'm becoming a cranky old person. It really annoys me.)
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To: conservative98

I just lost my Maine Coon Bijou 4/4/20. There is not a day that goes by without me weeping for the loss of her. My heart goes out to Mr. Levin, because we’re both going through the same thing now.


4 posted on 05/18/2020 9:48:30 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: bluejean
Jimmy Stewart’s ode to his dog Beau.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwGnCIdHQH0&list=RDCMUC7McHNOsrUL2fRxTB_xvgRQ&index=3

5 posted on 05/18/2020 9:50:59 PM PDT by Chgogal (Wuhan Virus, Chinese Virus, Kung Fu Virus - Wuhan Chinese Kung Fu Virus aka CCP virus.)
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To: conservative98
I know what he means. We had a Golden Retriever named Molly and every night when we went to bed her toe nails would click on the floor as she followed us into the bedroom. And then she would plop down on her dog bed on the floor and let out a sigh. She wouldn't just lie down, she'd plop down.

I don't know how she did it but somehow she'd get up on the bed without us feeling it and we'd wake up with her at our feet or between us.

Every great once in awhile as I'm drifting off to sleep, I hear those toenails clicking on the floor and I hear her plop down on her bed and sigh. And then I fall asleep.

6 posted on 05/18/2020 9:51:31 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle
If you haven’t seen Jimmy Stewart’s poem about his dog Beau.....

It is very moving.

7 posted on 05/18/2020 9:54:52 PM PDT by Chgogal (Wuhan Virus, Chinese Virus, Kung Fu Virus - Wuhan Chinese Kung Fu Virus aka CCP virus.)
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To: conservative98

Totally get it. We have lost six. NONE of them was easy, but the last death was the most difficult pet death I have ever tried to get over.


8 posted on 05/18/2020 9:58:34 PM PDT by madison10 (Wash your hands & say your prayers cause Jesus & germs are everywhere)
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To: conservative98

The Art of Racing in the Rain.


9 posted on 05/18/2020 10:10:42 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: conservative98

Or Boz right behind me on his bed, a rescue Boxer now twelve years old.


10 posted on 05/18/2020 10:26:30 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken)
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To: Chgogal

Yes, that’s what the Twitter link goes to. Jimmy Stewart reading the poem on the Johnny Carson show. I’ve seen it before. Makes me cry every time. And I’m a big strong tough guy.


11 posted on 05/18/2020 10:31:13 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
That stupid book. I cried like a damn baby.

And, spoiler alert, the book begins with the dog dyint. From the very first page of the book you know he's going to die and I still sobbed uncontrollably. My wife refused to go see the movie. She knew I would embarrass her.

I wonder if it's on Netflix yet. It should be.

12 posted on 05/18/2020 10:35:16 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bluejean

Good post.

I’m retired and have a 7 y/o Labradoodle. We are together 24/7. I’m already dreading the day that he leaves and goes to heaven. It’s going to be hard. Real hard.


13 posted on 05/18/2020 10:36:35 PM PDT by Mr. N. Wolfe
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To: conservative98

I can’t read The Power of the Dog without my eyes tearing up remembering old friends
http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_dog.htm


14 posted on 05/18/2020 10:37:01 PM PDT by j.havenfarm ( Beginning my 20th year on FR! 2,500+ replies and still not shutting up!)
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To: conservative98
It's so hard to lose the fur members of your family.

Beautiful poem.

Condolences to Mark Levin.

15 posted on 05/18/2020 10:39:12 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Texas Eagle

All but one of our cats and dogs have either come from a shelter or were abandoned in our woods. It takes a lot of time to earn their trust, but so rewarding when they finally decide we’re worth it.

It always hurts immensely when we lose any of them, but we always have that hope that their years with us made up for whatever they endured before. Tough guys have hearts too and help those in need, be they pets or people.


16 posted on 05/18/2020 10:49:26 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: EinNYC

really, any pet owner who loves their pets.

i empathize.


17 posted on 05/18/2020 10:52:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: House Atreides

Bo Jangles.

For me, it’s been 21 years.


18 posted on 05/18/2020 11:04:57 PM PDT by Does so ( POLONIUM in presumptive candidate's future?)
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To: Texas Eagle

“Every great once in awhile as I’m drifting off to sleep, I hear those toenails clicking on the floor and I hear her plop down on her bed and sigh. And then I fall asleep. “
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I’m a grown ass man, but that almost made me cry.


19 posted on 05/18/2020 11:16:52 PM PDT by House Atreides (It is not a HOAX but it IS CERTAINLY A PRETEXT.)
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To: bluejean

I get it, too. My childhood dog, Heidi, died when I was fifteen, and she was nineteen. We’d carry her up and down the stairs to do her business, because she was still there upstairs, but her body was failing; she kept having strokes. We had to euthanize her on my birthday. Worst ever.

Three months later, we took in a dog that a friend of my little brother’s had, and the dog was abused. A 3-month old American Eskimo Dog. She had a ton of energy, and the family had no clue what to do with her. They were the types that bought puppies and they dumped them when they were no longer baby-cute.

Juneau was with us for sixteen years, but both her mind and body deteriorated. The dog that laid around with me when I was home from school, puking in kidney failure, was not the same dog. She was doing her business inside, and she would walk into a corner and just cry unless someone was holding her. That was really hard, because I’d stay up at night and keep an eye on her. A couple of days after Easter, we brought her into a veterinary ER and she had to be euthanized.

The following September, I adopted a Boxer Pitt mix from CACC in Chicago. She’s incredibly sweet, and she’s become my shadow. She knows when I’m sick and will keep me company, or try to comfort me. She’s also a therapy dog, and I’m working on training her to perform some service dog activities. I’ve had her for almost two years, and she’s been wonderful. She and I are so attached to one another, so I dread putting her down. I almost hope she dies at home, where things are familiar and comfortable.


20 posted on 05/18/2020 11:35:21 PM PDT by Tacrolimus1mg (Do no harm, but take no sh!t.)
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