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Goodbye my friend... #34732
04/22/10 03:17 AM
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**Posting a goodbye for a friend of Stark's**

Although King was not a purebred German Shepherd he was still an amazing dog.

He did not know love, kindness, or peace in his first year of life. He was abused both physically and mentally, he did not know the warmth of a house or the softness of a bed. He was left tied to a tree along a path by a chain until someone found him and called animal control.

Two weeks after he was found he was adopted by Rob. Rob was looking for a friend to walk and hike with. King was a large black and tan dog, who would bark any time he got excited. His bark was BOOMING! He scared off a lot of potential adopters because he was untrained, a tad dominant, and starting to become aggressive toward other animals. No one wanted him.

Rob brought him home and worked with him over the next year.

Fast forward eighteen months (he was 2.5 years old) .. King was just that.. a king. He was living the good life. Walks, hikes, ball playing, training, cuddles, slept in a 'king sized' bed and was treated as he should. Rob and King's favorite thing to do was to wrestle.

King was great with other dogs and people, although the GSD in him kept him pretty aloof to strangers. Our group meet nightly and we would allow the dogs to play off lead and everyone had a great time.

King was loved by everyone and we are all feeling a little lost without him tonight.

King crossed over the bridge this morning after his kidneys and liver shut down. Rob made the decision to let him go in peace instead of watch him suffer - a very tough and heart wrenching decision.

We will all miss King very much and we are trying to help Rob through this.

Goodbye King, you will be missed by your pack (Stark, Buddy, Jessie, Jacob, Billy, Molly and the "owners").

King


King and Stark


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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: elisabeth] #34736
04/22/10 03:23 AM
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Elisabeth,
I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful boy. I was following the other thread and hoping that maybe things would turn around for Rob and King. It is just so sad, as these two obviously had a very special relationship. But I am happy that they had each other for this time, even though it was far too short. The love you describe is something most people and dogs never get to experience in a lifetime.

I am heartbroken for Rob. Please give him my condolences. I feel so bad for all of you... hugging

Run free and healthy sweet boy. You will be missed more than you can possibly know... butterfly


Kris
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Samson, GSD, 10/13/07
Annabel, Keeshond, 4/21/11
Petie, Toy Poodle, 5/5/07
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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: elisabeth] #34737
04/22/10 03:25 AM
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So sorry.
Rest in peace King.


Angel

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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: AngelJ] #34740
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Thank you. I will be emailing Rob this thread as well.

Tonight while we were at our nightly play group at the park Rob came out and hung around with us and the dogs, I felt so bad for him.

The dogs all went over one at a time and rubbed up against him. I think they knew.. they were not as playful tonight. They must of felt our energy and knew something was up when Rob came without King.


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G Wild Winds Zephyr "Zefra" BH, HIC, NTD, ITD, CGN, TT
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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: elisabeth] #34743
04/22/10 03:29 AM
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Hugs to you, and the Dimock Pack sends all their love to Rob, who is feeling the pain of crossing a loved one. hugging
They leave this life to soon, but forever remain our guardians. gsdhalo

Last edited by bjdimock; 04/22/10 03:30 AM.

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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: elisabeth] #34744
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I'm so sorry Rob and Elisabeth. It's terribly unfair. teary I'm glad that King new such love before he had to leave.

Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: elisabeth] #34745
04/22/10 03:30 AM
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I am so sorry to hear about King. I was hoping for a turnaround. Please pass along my condolences to Rob. King sounds like he was a wonderful dog and a loyal friend. It's unfortunate their time together was short. But I'm sure they had many great times together.

R.I.P. sweet King.


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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: DancingCavy] #34752
04/22/10 03:41 AM
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Sorry to hear of King's passing. rip


Johanna

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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: DancingCavy] #34753
04/22/10 03:42 AM
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I am so so sorry for your loss frown What an amazing dog who found an amazing friend in his life!


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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: DancingCavy] #34754
04/22/10 03:42 AM
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I'm so sorry, hugs for you, Stark, and King' family hugging

RIP handsome guy.


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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: Rei] #34758
04/22/10 03:47 AM
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Very sorry to hear about the loss of King. rip sweet boy

I am heartbroken for Rob and all of King's friends hugging


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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: Rei] #34762
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I am so sorry for Rob in the loss. It is not an easy thing.

Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: Samba] #34763
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I am so sorry for the loss of King. My condolences to Rob and to you and all the pack.


Kristin

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Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: Rei] #34771
04/22/10 04:13 AM
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RIP King.

Re: Goodbye my friend... [Re: Jason L] #34780
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rip King butterfly

It sounds like Rob made such a great home for King, hugging for Rob


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