Gala
 
Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 11:32 am
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obit_world_s_oldest_dog
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 11:38 am
You know that doggie had a good life.
Gala
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 11:41 am
@chai2,
Such a sweet face.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 11:50 am
@Gala,
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The playful dachshund was only 6 weeks old when Denice Shaughnessy, then serving with the U.S. Army, adopted her from a shelter in Newport News, Va.

Along with her owner, Chanel spent nine years on assignment in Germany, where she became adept at stealing sticks of butter from kitchen countertops and hiding them in sofa cushions in the living room, Shaughnessy said. She also liked chocolate, usually considered toxic to dogs, Shaughnessy said.

"She once ate an entire bag of Reese's peanut butter cups, and, you see, she lived to be 21, so go figure," Shaughnessy added.
go figure is right... Smile
Gala
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 12:31 pm
@Region Philbis,
I never knew chocolate was bad for dogs. We used to feed out dog chocolate from the candy dish. It was never as much as Chanel ate, nonetheless, he never suffered from it.
kuvasz
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 12:40 pm
Rest in peace, Chanel.

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Tribute to a Dog

The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has, he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us, may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads.

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer. He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

If fortune drives the master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death.

George Graham Vest - c. 1855
Gala
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 01:15 pm
@kuvasz,
Here's another shorter tribute :

If you want a friend in washington, get a dog --- Harry S. Truman
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 04:12 pm
@Gala,

same here -- growing up, our doberman mix would get the occasional M&M.
he had a sweet tooth, and was always pilfering gum, tic tacs, mints, ect.
he lived to age 11, which was more or less his age expectancy...
Gala
 
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Reply Wed 2 Sep, 2009 05:33 am
@Region Philbis,
I just looked up this whole toxicity thing and here's an excerpt...

How Much Chocolate Is Deadly?
If a 50-pound dog eats a teaspoonful of milk chocolate, it's not going to cause serious problems. However, if that same dog gorges himself on a two-layer chocolate cake, his stomach will feel more than upset and soon it's likely he'll be vomiting or experiencing diarrhea.


Er, if anyone gorges themself on a a whole chocolate cake they're bound to get sick. It seems like common sense to me.

Anyway, here's the link to the whole article.

http://www.dogownersdigest.com/news/library/chocolate-dog-poisoning.shtml
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