sad day at my house

chasinhornsnfans

6 pointer
May 16, 2008
423
marion county
our family dog ( gracie ) a golden retriever died this afternoon. for the past few days she hasnt ate or drank anything, just layed around, and throwing up clear mucus. so today i got home from work i picked her up and put her in the truck to go to the vets. she raised her head once going there. vet said probably best to put her down, so we decided to do so. by the time we got out to the truck with the shot, she had died. my kids are sad, my wife is sad and now i am sad.

so maybe in a few weeks i might try and get me a pup. any good ideas on a family dog that is good with kids?
 

GSP

14 Pointer
Staff member
Dec 12, 2001
13,077
Montrose
Sorry to hear your family's loss.

As for what type dog to get? You had a great breed in the Golden for a family, hard to beat them as a pet. I like all the "feather" dogs for family dogs.
 

7mmx2

12 pointer
Nov 8, 2007
3,058
KY
That stinks!!
We lost our family Boxer (actually my parents, but I picked her out)
She passed away last Saturday.
11 years old.

Boxers are great dogs.
 

wkyoutdoorsman

10 pointer
Jan 13, 2009
1,748
Trying to slow down this train
Sorry for your loss! I hate to hear that. The previous two dogs mentioned are great, of course any kind of lab, a chesapeake bay retriever, or beagle are all dogs worth looking at as well. Again I'm sorry for your loss. Any ideas on what might of caused her to get sick like that?
 

lady estrus

6 pointer
Aug 31, 2008
168
Ky
Sorry for your loss. We have a bull mastif that will be 11 years old in November, we have had him since he was six weeks old. He cant hardly hear and he limps when he walks. We keep him in the house in the winter.
We took him to his yearly visit to the vet a few months back and she did x-rays and said that he has artheritis between his lower vertebra and told us that it is pretty bad and said eventually it will paralize him.
He has been a great dog and we love him. Dont want to see that day come but its probably going to be sooner than later.:(
 

raktrakr

Cyber-Hunter
Jan 20, 2002
6,669
central ky
so maybe in a few weeks i might try and get me a pup. any good ideas on a family dog that is good with kids?
Sorry for you loss, we lost our dog back in Feb,she was one month shy of 16. You may want to ease in on the new pup thing, talk it over with the wife first before springing it on the kids, you never know how they'll react. Just a thought
 

bowhunter08

10 pointer
Dec 29, 2007
1,846
Paris, Ky
Sorry for your loss. Don't know what I would do without mine sometimes, she is almost like another kid around the house.
As far as what breed, I myself am a beagle fan, they are very loyal dogs, and every beagle I have ever owned have been great with kids.
 
our family dog ( gracie ) a golden retriever died this afternoon. for the past few days she hasnt ate or drank anything, just layed around, and throwing up clear mucus. so today i got home from work i picked her up and put her in the truck to go to the vets. she raised her head once going there. vet said probably best to put her down, so we decided to do so. by the time we got out to the truck with the shot, she had died. my kids are sad, my wife is sad and now i am sad.

so maybe in a few weeks i might try and get me a pup. any good ideas on a family dog that is good with kids?

Chasinhorns.........I feel for you and your kids. I posted mine after you did yours cause Ineeded all to know what a great dog I had. I hope your girl was half the dog mine was. If so, it was a great dog. And to answer your question..You KNOW you must get another Golden. You will never find a greater dog. God Bless you all.
 

Cornpile

12 pointer
Dec 1, 2006
6,075
Kornfield County,KY
Chasinhorns,sorry you lost such a great dog.Heres a pic of a male named Connor .He belongs to the farmer who lives at the back of our hood.Connor comes up every evening to play and get rubbed by the kids and everyone.Everybody in the hood knows him,and you and 12pt.know that they are wonderful dogs.Connor is a big old baby,and doesnt have a mean bone in his body.Sorry both of you lost such great dogs.

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