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Barry Attwood
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From: Enfield, U.K.
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 - posted August 23, 2013 03:50 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yesterday we had to have our lovely and intelligent dog Jenny put to sleep, she had a cancerous growth on her side, and it was irritating her so much she opened up a 4" gash, and the vet said that it was so infected that even with more treatment she would only last another 3 to 4 weeks. I know some of my collecting friends who came to my home for films will have met her, she was a lovely dog, and she went everywhere with me, she was always by my side. My brother Michael is distraught, as this was most definately his dog, when he was around I was number 2, which was fine by me, I had her all the weekdays. She will be sorely missed, as us being 2 old batchelors, she was the nearest thing to a child we will ever get.

Rest in peace my lovely Jenny.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted August 23, 2013 04:46 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry to hear of your loss Barry, Mans best friend, i saw a good sticker on a car yesterday, it said,

"The more i meet people the more i love my Dog",

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted August 23, 2013 05:21 AM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry to read about your loss Barry, it must be heartbreaking when you have to make a decision like that. My dog is my companion 24 hours a day, and not having any children she is like my child.

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Barry Attwood
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From: Enfield, U.K.
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 - posted August 23, 2013 05:52 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
She was a good age, nearly 14, but that's what makes it harder, she's been with us for so long, you know in your heart of hearts that your animals don't live as long as we do, but it still makes it bloody hard.

She even survived a mini stroke when she was 4, so she was a fighter, right up to the end.

But she will be missed, who am I going to talk to now about you collectors during the day.

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted August 23, 2013 06:01 AM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
Very sorry to learn of your sad loss Barry, I know just how you feel.
All the dogs that come our way are rescue dogs, the two we have
at present are getting on, but that's life, the best thing you can
do, is after your term of mourning, is to get yourself another dog,
or cat, they have great personalities too.

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted August 23, 2013 07:13 AM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Barry, I hope you have some film or video of her that you can look back on.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted August 23, 2013 11:28 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So sorry to hear that Barry. Always hard to see a beloved pet go. I could on about our own pets over the years but I'll spare you. However, all the best to you.

OSI

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"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

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Joe Taffis
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 - posted August 23, 2013 04:17 PM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry for your loss Barry, I can relate. I had to go through sad times at the vet's with three of my dogs in the past; and the only one besides me in the house now is my dog....

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Joe Taffis

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Barry Attwood
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 - posted August 24, 2013 01:10 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for all your kind words, we are going to get a puppy in a few weeks, but we've got to make the house "Puppy Proof" before we get one.

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Alan Rik
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 - posted August 24, 2013 02:20 AM      Profile for Alan Rik   Email Alan Rik   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry to hear about your loss Barry. I love all pets. The loss of one is devastating.
But if you remember all the good times it is worth it. Man's best friend for sure.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted August 24, 2013 05:17 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Barry
Don't you mean "Poopie Proof"? Hope you've got plenty of Lassie films to show to your new baby.

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James N. Savage 3
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 - posted August 27, 2013 07:08 AM      Profile for James N. Savage 3   Email James N. Savage 3   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm sorry for your loss Barry. I know how hard that can be. I've had several dogs put to sleep over the years. Two were from large tumors. Believe me, its the most humane thing you can do.

Its funny, when I was a kid, my line of thinking was, "Thats cruel and selfish to put a dog to sleep- just let them live as long as they can". I'm glad that with age comes wisdom, because, nothing could be farther from the truth. I think once people see how quick and humane it is for the dog, they will do it too, rather than have a dog suffer for a long period of time.

Take care Barry.

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted August 27, 2013 10:00 AM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My condolences Barry. I recently went through this and it was an awful experience, tempered by the knowledge that it was the right thing to do.
I'm glad you and your brother were able to enjoy Jenny's companionship for such a long time. She was lucky to have you both.

Doug

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Mark Williams
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 - posted August 27, 2013 11:54 AM      Profile for Mark Williams   Email Mark Williams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry to hear about your dog Barry [Frown]

My old dog died last year and its a real heartbreaker.

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted August 27, 2013 12:23 PM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Our dear Barry. So sorry to hear the news my friend which I can sympathise with having just exited the endless tunnel from my own recent Cancer scare, hospital tests and theatre over the last couple of months. What is a comfort is to know your film collecting friends are close to you as I have found as well and a great comfort in a dark hour facing a concrete wall. You take care and love from us both here XXXX

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted August 27, 2013 02:05 PM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
Lee, mail sent, I , and no doubt many other members are concerned for you, and wish you the very best of health. Folks like
your goodself are the backbone of this hobby, and we hope you'll be here for years to come.

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Rob Young.
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 - posted August 27, 2013 05:29 PM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Barry, best wishes mate.

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted August 28, 2013 12:07 AM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
It's a horrible truth that must be faced, these little creatures, don't
have our lifespans, and when they go, part of us goes with them
Our little "family" of rescues eventually passed away, one, Zeb,
a collie/alsation cross, cost over £2.000.00 for us to have his leg
fixed, but we were not told that the steroids used, buggered up
his main organs after less than two years. I know that Barry, like
all animal lovers, will come to terms on his bereavement, it's just
like a loved person passing, but like I said previously, a new pet,
eventually, helps with the loss.

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