Lost our little buddy

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  1. Prosideus

    Prosideus Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2012
    Franklin, TN - Old Hickory Lake
    400 Sedan Bridge '96
    Cat 3116
    The day after Christmas our little schnauzer woke us up and he couldn’t get confortable. He would try to lay down in very obscure places for a few seconds at a time. We took him in to discover his kidneys were shutting down and had an enlarged heart. Next day we had to make the tough decision.

    Can I just say that it totally sucks. 30 years ago was the last time I had to deal with this and was at a very different position in terms of empathy. This go around has been hard mainly because of all the memories as a family we have made. I still look for him to come around the corner, lay at my feet, bark at the doorbell. Girls are having a super hard time of it as well. We miss this little guy.

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  2. Dave - M

    Dave - M Member

    Aug 29, 2018
    1990 270 Sundancer
    7.4 Mercruiser
    I am so sorry to hear that. To me, our pets are members of the family and the loss is incredible.

    Google and read Rainbow Bridge if you havent already.

    Again, I'm sorry for your loss
  3. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island. N.Y.
    2005 500DB
    Furuno Tztouch2 12” MFD x2
    Furuno NXT radar
    Furuno Navpilot
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    Been there, sorry.
  4. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Sorry to hear, I know how you are feeling. We lost our Pug 2 years ago, I still miss him.
  5. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    So sorry to hear about this. They are truly members of the family. They give us much more than we give them.
  6. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    I know what you're going through, it's rough for a while. My Schnauzer past away 6 years ago. I don't think of him everyday anymore, but still something triggers it often enough. My best wishes to you.

    I said I'd never have another dog but lately I been thinking about it.

    I see your Schnauzer liked Rum. The hard stuff was off limits for my Giant, he was already a big enough clown, but he did enjoy a Bud Light occasionally when sitting around the campfire.:D
  7. JustRight

    JustRight Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 4, 2013
    Seneca Lake, NY
    2005 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer
    1996 Renken 190 open bow
    Twin 8.1 MPI inboards
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
  8. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    Sorry for the loss of your family member. We've been there also, it really sucks.
  9. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Sorry about the loss. Always hard saying goodbye.
  10. Southern Cross

    Southern Cross Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    Alexandria, VA
    2005 320DA
    Twin 350 MPI, V Drives
    It looks like your little buddy lived a great life and he left your family with many wonderful memories. I am so sorry for your loss.
  11. Dani-Lu

    Dani-Lu Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2007
    Long Island - Great South Bay / Delray Beach, Fl.
    2001 410DA
    3126 Cats
    So sorry for your loss. I have been there a few times. Heart felt condolences.
  12. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    From your pictures it looks like your little buddy was an awesome boat dog. As many have already stated been there myself. We have no children so for my wife our pets have been our children. The loss is hard for sure. My heart goes out to you.
  13. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    So very sorry. They give so much. Our family has had a very rough few years and our golden doodle has been the one steady smile in our lives. It makes my heart break to even think about when he won't be with us.
  14. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    +1 to the comments above. Pets are truly a family member and losing one is a tough loss.
  15. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 15hp Mercury
    So sorry for your loss, we have had a few cats and a dog, seamed easier with the cats the dog ran away 7 years ago and I’m still waiting for him.
    Hope you and your family find peace.
  16. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Losing a pet is tough. Sorry for your loss.
  17. ziekman@cox.net

    ziekman@cox.net Active Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Old Saybrook, CT
    2012 45 Yacht
    D6 Volvo Penta IPS
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. It looks like he really loved being on the water, and what great memories you must now have from over the years. There is nothing that compares to sharing it with them, especially when they love it as much as yours obviously did.
  18. Mac-Daddy-Minnesota

    Mac-Daddy-Minnesota Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Cottage Grove MN
    Sea Ray Sundancer 310
    twin 5.7 with alpha 1
    Little guy was lucky to have such a loving home. We have a rescue as a family member, he's showing his age as well.
  19. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7

    twin 5.7 300 Hp.
    We had to let go of our boat mate Max this fall. He was with us for 17 years. The love they have to give is never ending. I think that is why they always have a place in our hearts. 321450_209949342392308_804838_n.jpg
  20. SteveRuss

    SteveRuss Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Amityville, New York
    2000 280 Sunsport
    Twin 5.7L EFI w/Bravo I Drives
    It is so hard to say good bye to them. They are all special but there is 1 that stays with you the rest of your life. I lost that 1 special one 4 years ago and think about him every day. Doesn't mean I don't love my current two but god he was special. I hope your grief eases quickly.

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