Friday, 1 October 2010

In mourning


Had to put my beloved Buddy to sleep today - in fact we'd kept him longer than we should have. Feel myself sinking into a major depression now so don't expect any posts for at least a few days.

Sorry about this - don't forget to come back!

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear this. Hang in there mate.

Anonymous said...

Savant - I really respect a man who loves his dog and it is quite understandable that you are now despondent when the dog passes away.

Sorry man,

Gatvol

kulak said...

Every boy should have a dog.

mememe said...

I know the feeling only too well. Had to do the same thing again last year.

Chin(s) up!

Derek said...

Losing a loved pet is always difficult. Sorry to hear that Savant.

Unrepentant British Nationalist said...

I know how you must feel. My cat's part of my family, and I would be distraught if anything happened to him.

Anonymous said...

Too bad you couldn't have put one of Ireland's cultural enrichers asleep with him. As an Irish dog I know he would have wanted that.

Bemused stare said...

Take all the time you need Sav. Sorry for your loss.

Arminius said...

I am sorry about your dog. Halt die Ohren steif, Junge!

Anonymous said...

Mother died in 2005 (Alzheimers) and Father in 2009 (sudden stroke). Laddie died in 2006 (anti-freeze poisoning). I don't miss or mourn Mum and Dad - at 83 and 91 their time was well spent. I mourn Laddie, still can't talk about it. Sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

What a handsome Alsatian-or as we call them in the U.S-German shepherd-
my sympathies to you-have had to put two dogs down in the past few years -
chin up and remember the good times with Buddy

Anonymous said...

ho ho! typical. German Shepheard for a Nazi. Lets hope you get put to sleep soon as well.

Onebulletoneliberal said...

Anon 10:22 "ho ho! typical. German Shepheard for a Nazi. Lets hope you get put to sleep soon as well."

Well seeing you can't spell, you ignorant cretin. 'Shepheard' - Try keeping a dictionary link, that way, you might give people the impression you're not a twit.

If you can't spell shepherd, you probably can't spell 'liberalwanker' either.

Sorry about your loss Savant.

Avanti said...

Your love of animals comes through your writing. Sorry for your problem, but you'll get a new dog sooner than you think.

Steve K. said...

If I got my hands on you I'd bury my boot a yard up your pink asshole. Yeah, and learn to spell 'shepherd' you wanker.

Anonymous said...

sorry about this sav. time will heal.

Tosyig said...

I lost my dog recently. Am still sad about it. He had a loving and gentle personality that I miss dearly. Chin up old chap - from an English patriot

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your dog, my friend. My 12 YO beloved Black Lab Otis has cancer and I can't bear the thought of life without him. Hang in there, IS.

Anonymous said...

how about working Buddy into a revised photo ? That one of you in a mini isn't really happening.

Hector said...

I'm in the same situation as anon. My retriever is 12 and I know I'm going to have to do the deed soon. Oh God!

Malcolm said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss, Mr. Savant. The payment due on the joy a dog brings to a home is always formidable, but a bargain worth every tear.
Buddy looks like a big and very generous boy, and I envy you his companionship.

Anonymous said...

it doesn't get easier but give thanks for the time you were with him and get a puppy asap. love is not a zero sum game.

holy oak said...

My sympathies Savant, but you must remember it is only a dog, a dumb animal. Really, it concerns me when I see people attribute human qualities to animals - I see it as a sign of moral decadence.

Anonymous said...

Savant,
Sorry for your loss. Take your time and mourn as you will.
All of life ends at some point. The memories of those past are priceless.
I see a few jews are having abit of games here with the nazi statements.

Tough times come and eventually they pass.
God knows Ive lost too many loved ones. But the world still moves on until its our turn.
My sympathies.

Katie said...

There's a good article here on coping with the loss of a dog http://www.pet-loss.net/emotions.shtml

mulberry said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. A good dog is never forgotten. You need to do what's best for you as far as whether or not to get another pet. But remember, if you choose another pet you won't be replacing Buddy, you will just be enhancing your life with another love and providing for another pet who needs you.

Krokodil said...

Umm, I don't wish to sound wonky here but, as a christian, I do believe in life after death. I'm well aware that mainstream theology doesn't hold for an after-life for animals but, personally, I don't agree.

I remember as a teenager taking our corgi to the vet to be put down (with my older brother), and how poignant a moment it was when the old dog looked at us as we walked away. It can still bring tears to my eyes when I think about it (a few decades later).

Death for any creature (including human beings) might seem like the end of the road - but, as stated, I personally don't believe so.

I know you are not a religious type, Savant, and I hope you do not think I'm in any way pushing it, but those are my genuine feelings on the matter. I hope you will be comforted, in some measure, by what I've said.

As for Holy Oak, well yes, an animal is not a human being, and humans are more important; but that does NOT mean that animals are to be seen as of no value! One of the trademarks of traditional western-society has been compassion towards animals and wildlife conservation.

As for dogs, it is an utterly true saying that they are man's best friend. I cannot think of a closer loyalty on this planet.

Heraclitus said...

What Krokodil says is reassuring but personally I don't think it's true. As science advances we see that more and more of what we are is embedded in our physical representation - for example memories.

Then again, something as fundamental as our moral compass we now know is synonimous with our pre-frontal cortex (which is why our darkie friends have a problem on that score).

Robert said...

Sad news.

kulak said...

I'm well aware that mainstream theology doesn't hold for an after-life for animals but, personally, I don't agree.

The class of "dreaming vertebrates", as Benford calls them.

The loophole in behaviorism is mirror neurons.

To form reasonable predictions of others' behavior, we run a little emulation of them; this autistics cannot do. But the emulation isn't actually distinguishable in a behaviorist sense.

There is then a form of immortality, remembered as a gestalt by those who knew us, or in distributed fragments, secondary reflections.

The perfection of Heaven is a combination of nostalgia and limited information storage capacity.

Mirror neurons being what they are, Heaven is race-specific.

George said...

Savant, last Feb. our longtime companion, Laurel, a 15 yr. old Golden was put down. The entire family was distraught. We decided to adopt a 4 month old Shih Tzu from the pound. He was found abandoned on the street. He has only one eye but is an adorable hoot. He has flled a void that was left by Laurel's passing. Not replaced her, mind you. That isn't possible. Better days ahead.

Anonymous said...

hello from chicago savant. sorry to hear about your dog,we had a big old doppy golden Lab, could give us nothing but love and laughs, when he died in the house it was like a death in the family and yes i do beleive there are dogs in heaven to greet us, that love just gos on to another sphere,

Macaw said...

Sorry for your loss. Animals are fantastic and I know the feeling all too well.

Hang in there.

1111 said...

It's a good sign of you Savant that you feel so much for your dog. You've taken another notch up in my book!

Heraclitus said...

Wow kulak! I was wondering whether you'd fit race into that treatise. You managed it, and fairly convincingly too!

Anonymous said...

Let me echo these other forms of consolation. Been there, done that. Even months later I still expect him to be there when I get up in the morning.

AsiaWoman said...

SHAME YOU DID NOT DIE ALONGSIDE YOUR FUCKBUDDY, YOU ALCHO BASTARD!!!

Anonymous said...

If I got hold of you Asian woman I'd stick my scimitar up your goat-widened tunnel.

BITCH!