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Accused dog-napper jailedtook neighbor's dog without permission, neutered it
Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 13, 2006 | By Stephen Hunt

Posted on 04/19/2006 10:56:14 AM PDT by girlangler

By Stephen Hunt The Salt Lake Tribune

Janet Lane - who on Monday got in trouble with a 3rd District Court judge for having too many dogs - was rearrested Tuesday because of yet another pet-related crime. Two years ago, Lane allegedly "dog-napped" a neighbor's registered golden Labrador retriever and paid a veterinarian to neuter it. Lane then dropped the Lab off in the night at a county animal shelter. Lane, 45, was charged with criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor, in June 2004, but had never appeared in court. She was arrested Tuesday on the outstanding warrant and spent the night in jail. The Lab's owner, Yvette Brimhall, of Herriman, said Wednesday she was stuck with her own vet bills because "Duke" was not provided with a neck cone and injured himself by gnawing at the fresh surgical wound. The dog required emergency surgery. Furthermore, Brimhall said, she and her husband lost potential fees they could have charged for Duke's services as a purebred stud. Lane is a well-known advocate for spaying and neutering pets who has spent thousands of dollars sheltering homeless animals and getting them fixed. But Brimhall said Lane had no right to steal and neuter her dog. "It's not for her to decide," Brimhall told The Tribune. "And how could she drop our dog off without the proper protection? He could have died. I don't see that as a humane act." On Monday, Lane had appeared in court to be sentenced for having five more dogs than the two-per-household allowed by Herriman city. Four months earlier, she had pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors. Judge Stephen Henriod was shocked to learn Monday that Lane had not gotten rid of the extra dogs. He told her she should have shot the extra dogs rather than come to court in blatant violation of the law, and he sentenced her to 180 days in jail. The judge was vilified by animal lovers for making the dog-shooting comment. But he apologized at a Tuesday hearing, insisting he was trying to make a point with Lane and meant no harm to her dogs. Because Lane's friends had meanwhile taken her surplus dogs to a shelter, Henriod said she could be released from jail. But jailers discovered the outstanding warrant in the neutering case and she remained behind bars until Wednesday afternoon. Lane's next court date on that case is April 25 before Judge Paul Maughan. The alleged dog-napping occurred on March 2, 2004, when Lane took Duke to a Salt Lake City veterinarian, according to the charges. A camera at Salt Lake County Animal Control Services caught her dropping the dog at the shelter that night, and recorded the license number of her van. Meanwhile, Brimhall had contacted Lane and other neighbors looking for Duke. She said Lane - who knew Duke - twice denied any knowledge of the dog's whereabouts. Two days later, Animal Services called to say they had identified Duke from his implanted chip, and said the dog had apparently suffered a botched neutering. Lane eventually admitted she was the culprit, but told investigators the Brimhalls were "not completely blameless" because their dog was running loose, according to court documents. Brimhall said Lane typically walks a half-dozen unleashed dogs. And Lane's own female dogs are not spayed, Brimhall said, which is an attraction to male dogs. "I think she's baiting dogs," Brimhall said. But Cheryl Smith, director of Wasatch Humane, called Lane a "long-time responsible dog rescuer" who fosters for shelters, cares for homeless dogs and is "saving animals [and] serving our community." Smith wants Henriod removed from the bench for his dog-shooting comment and is urging pet lovers to file complaints with Utah's Judicial Conduct Commission. shunt@sltrib.com


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animal; animalrights; botched; coocooforcocopuffs; dog; doggieping; neuter; neuteredparagraphs; nutjob; oops; thief

1 posted on 04/19/2006 10:56:20 AM PDT by girlangler
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To: HairOfTheDog; SJackson; billhilly; proud_yank

Yikes,

What happened to my paragraphs?

Ping


2 posted on 04/19/2006 10:58:32 AM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: girlangler
Let me give you a hand with that.

Janet Lane - who on Monday got in trouble with a 3rd District Court judge for having too many dogs - was rearrested Tuesday because of yet another pet-related crime.

Two years ago, Lane allegedly "dog-napped" a neighbor's registered golden Labrador retriever and paid a veterinarian to neuter it. Lane then dropped the Lab off in the night at a county animal shelter.

Lane, 45, was charged with criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor, in June 2004, but had never appeared in court. She was arrested Tuesday on the outstanding warrant and spent the night in jail.

The Lab's owner, Yvette Brimhall, of Herriman, said Wednesday she was stuck with her own vet bills because "Duke" was not provided with a neck cone and injured himself by gnawing at the fresh surgical wound. The dog required emergency surgery.

Furthermore, Brimhall said, she and her husband lost potential fees they could have charged for Duke's services as a purebred stud.

Lane is a well-known advocate for spaying and neutering pets who has spent thousands of dollars sheltering homeless animals and getting them fixed.

But Brimhall said Lane had no right to steal and neuter her dog.

"It's not for her to decide," Brimhall told The Tribune. "And how could she drop our dog off without the proper protection? He could have died. I don't see that as a humane act."

On Monday, Lane had appeared in court to be sentenced for having five more dogs than the two-per-household allowed by Herriman city. Four months earlier, she had pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors.

Judge Stephen Henriod was shocked to learn Monday that Lane had not gotten rid of the extra dogs. He told her she should have shot the extra dogs rather than come to court in blatant violation of the law, and he sentenced her to 180 days in jail.

The judge was vilified by animal lovers for making the dog-shooting comment. But he apologized at a Tuesday hearing, insisting he was trying to make a point with Lane and meant no harm to her dogs.

Because Lane's friends had meanwhile taken her surplus dogs to a shelter, Henriod said she could be released from jail.

But jailers discovered the outstanding warrant in the neutering case and she remained behind bars until Wednesday afternoon. Lane's next court date on that case is April 25 before Judge Paul Maughan.

The alleged dog-napping occurred on March 2, 2004, when Lane took Duke to a Salt Lake City veterinarian, according to the charges. A camera at Salt Lake County Animal Control Services caught her dropping the dog at the shelter that night, and recorded the license number of her van.

Meanwhile, Brimhall had contacted Lane and other neighbors looking for Duke. She said Lane - who knew Duke - twice denied any knowledge of the dog's whereabouts.

Two days later, Animal Services called to say they had identified Duke from his implanted chip, and said the dog had apparently suffered a botched neutering.

Lane eventually admitted she was the culprit, but told investigators the Brimhalls were "not completely blameless" because their dog was running loose, according to court documents.

Brimhall said Lane typically walks a half-dozen unleashed dogs. And Lane's own female dogs are not spayed, Brimhall said, which is an attraction to male dogs.

"I think she's baiting dogs," Brimhall said.

But Cheryl Smith, director of Wasatch Humane, called Lane a "long-time responsible dog rescuer" who fosters for shelters, cares for homeless dogs and is "saving animals [and] serving our community."

Smith wants Henriod removed from the bench for his dog-shooting comment and is urging pet lovers to file complaints with Utah's Judicial Conduct Commission.

3 posted on 04/19/2006 10:59:26 AM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: girlangler

Heh... this is why I only post excerpts when I post articles.


4 posted on 04/19/2006 11:00:07 AM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: vetvetdoug; Calpernia; tet68

A ping for dog lovers


5 posted on 04/19/2006 11:00:15 AM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: girlangler

I knew a guy whose car was stolen and later recovered. The thief had installed new shock absorbers.


6 posted on 04/19/2006 11:00:32 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Ignore the drive-by media. Build the fence. Sí, Se Puede!)
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To: girlangler
Janet just doesn't have a firm grasp of how you do these things.
You don't just go out and do it yourself... You get local or state government to do it for you!

The second-hand-smoke laws are a perfect template!

7 posted on 04/19/2006 11:02:19 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: Gordongekko909; girlangler; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; 88keys; DugwayDuke; sissyjane; ...
Ping!


Other articles with keyword "DOGGIEPING" since 12/29/04

8 posted on 04/19/2006 11:02:39 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Gordongekko909

Thanks,

Not sure why that happened, there were paragraphs there when I posted it.


9 posted on 04/19/2006 11:08:49 AM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: girlangler
The Paragraph Monster ate them.

Take warning, FReepers: your paragraphs could be next.

10 posted on 04/19/2006 11:32:34 AM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Gordongekko909
"And how could she drop our dog off without the proper protection?"

My vet has NEVER asked for ID... except when I write her a check.

11 posted on 04/19/2006 11:35:51 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: HairOfTheDog

A Vet's Story

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year- old dog named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for the four-year-old Shane to
observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The four-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply, Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.


12 posted on 04/19/2006 11:36:57 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Islamic Terrorists, the Mainstream Media and the Democrat Party Have the Same Goals in Iraq.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL. I had a woman friend in NY whose ugly, rusted out, bright yellow, really crappy Chevy Cavalier station wagon was a health hazard and visual blight was stolen, driven for a couple of weeks and later found a few blocks from where it was stolen with several thousand additional miles on it.

Any reasonable person would have driven this wreck directly to the scrap yard.

The car was sooooo cheap,.....How cheap was it?,....It was so cheap it didn't even have a passenger side mirror. It was so cheap it didn't even have a cigarette lighter.

I loved it when she would go to meet her stock broker son at fancy restaurants for dinner and valet park the thing.


13 posted on 04/19/2006 11:40:24 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: Jeff Chandler

Now THAT is an odd story :)


14 posted on 04/19/2006 12:47:29 PM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: girlangler
registered golden Labrador retriever

There is no such thing. It is either a golden retriever, a yellow lab, or it is not registered with any registry I know of.

susie

15 posted on 04/19/2006 1:14:01 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: girlangler

LOL I hate when that happens!
susie


16 posted on 04/19/2006 1:14:21 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: girlangler

If you have ANY html in the post you have to put the paragraph code (a p inside carrots) or a break (br inside carrots). Otherwise it all runs together. Took me awhile to realize that, so you're not the lone ranger.
susie


17 posted on 04/19/2006 1:15:53 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea; girlangler
Just so this is perfectly clear:

Carrots:

Carets:

< >

18 posted on 04/19/2006 3:32:47 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Oh no, are you making fun of my spelling???? 8-0
susie


19 posted on 04/19/2006 3:42:50 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea
Who me?

I'd hate for somebody to try to post paragraphs like this:

Put useless written matter here

20 posted on 04/19/2006 3:58:44 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

LOL how DID you post the < thingies? I thought if I did that some sort of weird html thing would happen!
susie


21 posted on 04/19/2006 4:45:36 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: AnAmericanMother

I thought Carets were in diamonds :)

Checking out my keyboard now -- I don't see anything close except this ^ :)


22 posted on 04/19/2006 5:01:46 PM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: girlangler
No, the things in diamonds are CARATS.

O.K., class, now let's review -

Carrots:

Carets: < >

Carats:

'Zat clear? < wink wink >

23 posted on 04/19/2006 5:18:36 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: girlangler
Look over the comma and the period at the lower right corner of the keyboard.

You'll see a left caret over the comma, and a right caret over the period.

Here's where you can go to learn all about 'em:

HTML Bootcamp

24 posted on 04/19/2006 5:20:17 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: brytlea
The trick to posting the carets is to put a space on either side of them. That short-circuits the HTML command.

< P >

< grin >

< see, it's easy! >

25 posted on 04/19/2006 5:21:05 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: brytlea
Good catch on the "golden Labrador retriever."

It seems like I'm always hearing somebody saying that.

Oddly enough, there IS a Golden/Lab cross who lives around the corner. But her mom was a chocolate Lab. She looks like a brown Golden Retriever. I think she has her humans under her thumb, she's always towing them like a water skier, and barking at everything in sight.

26 posted on 04/19/2006 5:28:07 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

I'll be danged!!!!!

Never knew that:) Thanks for the info.


27 posted on 04/19/2006 5:48:34 PM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: rightinthemiddle
You might appreciate--and be comforted--by this quotation: "Separate Lifetimes "We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily, and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessarily plan... "Anonymous." I was recently given this after the death in February of my 17-year-old beagle mix, whose passing hurts me every passing day. Reading it helps me somewhat and I keep hoping that the pain will ease. But it doesn't. Maybe this passage will help someone else.

OP

28 posted on 04/19/2006 5:49:56 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum
I messed up the paragraphing. Here's the way it should read. You might appreciate--and be comforted--by this quotation:

"Separate Lifetimes

"We who choose to surround ourselves

with lives even more temporary than our

own, live within a fragile circle;

easily, and often breached.

Unable to accept its awful gaps,

we would still live no other way.

We cherish memory as the only

certain immortality, never fully

understanding the necessarily plan...

"Anonymous."

I was recently given this after the death in February of my 17-year-old beagle mix, whose passing hurts me every passing day. Reading it helps me somewhat and I keep hoping that the pain will ease. But it doesn't.

Maybe this passage will help someone else.

29 posted on 04/19/2006 6:01:53 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: AnAmericanMother

LOL
Yeah, makes me crazy, because people are always coming up to me with my golden retrievers asking, "Is that a golden lab?" Of course, now I have to admit that when I got my first golden retriever (a rescue) I got her for my husband, thinking she was the same thing as a lab....

As for < > I had no idea they weren't spelled carrots. But...don't tell anyone!
;)
susie


30 posted on 04/19/2006 6:21:04 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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Comment #31 Removed by Moderator

To: OldPossum; rightinthemiddle; HairOfTheDog
Here's another one that Hair found . . .

MISSING OUR DOGS

Old Men miss many dogs.
They only live a dozen years,if that,
And by the time you are sixty, there are several
The names of which evoke remembering smiles.
You see them in your mind, heads cocked and seated.
You see them by your bed, or in the rain,
Or sleeping by the fire by nights
And always dying.

They are remembered like departed children
Though they gave vastly more than ever they took,
And finally you're seeing dogs that look like them.
They pass you in the street but never turn
Although it seems they should,their faces so familiar.

Old men miss many dogs.

32 posted on 04/19/2006 7:34:58 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

I miss many dogs...

Love that poem. :~)


33 posted on 04/19/2006 7:37:54 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: OldPossum

Possum,

I had a little toy silver poodle for 13 years, and when I lost her to a heart attack, it broke my heart. I actually grieved over her for about a year.I still dream about her often, and think of her everyday.

I had carried her around in my arms for 13 years, knew from the look on her face when she was hurting, scared, etc. She was my baby. Every night I'd lay her on my bed, and take a warm bath cloth and clean her face and around her eyes. She loved it.

My Mother has a Pomeranian that is 15, and yesterday I took Mom to the doctor and she was telling me how her dog is trembling, sick, and Mom doesn't know what else to do for her baby. I looked in the little Pomeraniam's eyes and could tell she is close to the end of her life. She, like my poodle, would attack an elephant to save my Mom.

My Mom will be 80 next September. And when she loses this little dog it will devastate her. But I can see it is coming. My Mom has taken better care of this dog than many people take care of their children.

The pain will ease with time, but it hurts to lose a friend, a friend who will lick the tears from your eyes, and love you unconditionally when nobody else will.

I think animals like dogs and cats are angels. They are here for us a short time, but they teach us a lot about unconditional love in that short period.



34 posted on 04/19/2006 7:40:18 PM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: brytlea
I gotta tell you a story - you'll appreciate this one.

We were over at a friend's house - he has a three year old son who just started in his first T-Ball league. So he's out in the yard practicing his throws at one of those net things. He misses the net, and down goes the baseball about 30 feet into a tangle of honeysuckle, ivy, and briars. His daddy (who's standing barefoot on the lawn) starts to wade into the tangle, and I said, "Wait a minute."

I put the Shelley dog in heel and unsnapped her leash, put out my hand and said, "There's a dead bird in there, girl. Dead Bird. BACK!" She took off into the honeysuckle on a dead run. She went a little left, I whistled between my fingers, she turned and sat, I gave her a right "over" and she ran right over the baseball. She looked at me like, "That ain't a duck OR a bumper!" and I said, "Take It!" and she picked it up, ran to me, flipped into "heel", sat, and delivered to hand.

Everybody's mouth was hanging open. My mouth was hanging open too because she's just started blinds, but I shut it quick and acted like she did this every day . . . < g >

35 posted on 04/19/2006 7:41:31 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: HairOfTheDog

I'm still on my first dog . . . but I miss many cats.


36 posted on 04/19/2006 7:42:19 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Can I hire you to train my dog?

She was an awesome, trained bird dog, a beautiful tri-colored English setter, before I turned her into a 60-pound poodle (lap dog).


37 posted on 04/19/2006 7:46:21 PM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: girlangler
Mine's a lap dog too. Demands pats by shoving her nose under my elbow while I'm trying to FReep . . . insists on sleeping on the bed and then insinuates herself between my husband and me and licks our faces . . .

But when she gets on the line in retrieving, or to the starting line in agility, she's ALL business. She knows the difference. Bet your dog does too.

38 posted on 04/19/2006 7:50:40 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

LOL!
My first show golden had a WC and a JH leg. I was a miserable field trainer, but she was force fetched (had to do it for obedience, she would retrieve real birds, but wood dumbells didn't interest her in the least). One day, I needed a roll of TP (not going to go into any more detail there!) It was across the room. Believe it or not, I told her to fetch it, and she did. :) However, your dog sounds much further along than she ever got! (we had 2 CDX legs when she started having vision problems and I retired her).
susie


39 posted on 04/19/2006 7:57:50 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea

Well, my girl's never retrieved a roll of TP . . . but we do practice blinds on the laundry. (We have this weird house with random areas open to the second floor - everybody dumps the laundry from the second floor down into the foyer around the corner from the laundry room, so I send the dog "Back" to pick up laundry. She's pretty good at it, but I hope she never finds an odd sock in the field, or she'll be returning with that first before she brings the duck.)


40 posted on 04/20/2006 6:12:11 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

LOL
Well, at least our dogs are useful! Pauli (my newest) if pretty useless so far, but she has learned to catch a treat!
susie


41 posted on 04/20/2006 7:04:36 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea
Well, that's the first step - learning to catch a treat.

My dog catches them in the air, so the cats don't have a chance at them. She is pretty good at waiting and watching a treat between her front paws until I tell her to "take it," but we haven't mastered setting the treat on her nose and having her wait to flip it into the air and catch it. She can actually sneak her tongue up and lick it off her own nose without moving her head . . . we gotta work on that.

42 posted on 04/20/2006 8:44:16 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother
Thanks for your post (#32). It does bring back memories.

In my case, it was more than just a dozen years. I spent 17 years with my beloved Bradley and therefore I have lots and lots of memories. Unfortunately, right now they're painful to recall. I'm told that that will change.

43 posted on 04/20/2006 4:48:42 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: girlangler
Thank you so much for your beautiful post. I am so sorry to learn of your loss. And I know it is a terrible loss. You lost a dear friend, a "fur friend" who lived with you for 13 wonderful years.

I find it interesting that you still miss your dear dog even after a year's time. That is indicative of the strength of the bond.

One wonders whether there can be a "Rainbow Bridge." I certainly hope that there is. Call me sentimental but sometimes it is the hope that one can be re-united in the hereafter that can keep us going.

I think that you are right to worry about your Mom. When her baby (and that's what some dogs and cats become, your baby) passes on, it is going to be devastating to her. It might even affect her health (God forbid!); I pray that it doesn't. She'll need some heavy-duty counseling to get her over her loss. The good thing is that she has had her darling dog to comfort her all this time. That, girlangler, as you well know, is a blessing all to itself.

And thank you for that last paragraph. Dogs and cats are little angels, given to us for a brief time, to comfort us, make us happy. They truly are God's gift and we should treat them that way.

Again, thanks for your post. I really appreciate it.

44 posted on 04/20/2006 5:06:38 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

It does get better. I've lost special cats (Siamese all, the most doglike of the kitties) and I grieved for a long time. But now I remember them fondly and happily.


45 posted on 04/20/2006 5:20:06 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: OldPossum

My poodle, Prissy, died in 2001. I said I grieved over her for a year, but I was referring to the serious grieving part, where my heart still ached very badly.

Now, five years later, I still dream about her often. And I am crying as I type this, so I guess I'll really never get over losing her, but I can talk about her now (most of the time) without crying.

Her quality of life was getting pretty bad in the end, and, although she would never let on, to keep from alarming me, I could tell she was starting to suffer.

I cherish every moment I had with her.





46 posted on 04/20/2006 5:27:42 PM PDT by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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