Amos... our 12 year old Blk Lab died a few minuets ago...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Rebel Rooster, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Amos had been a part of the Rush family for a lot of years...
    He had a massive stroke a few days ago and was paralyzed from his shoulders down... [​IMG]
    He was still so strong and eating but dragging himself around... This evening he seemed to have another stroke... [​IMG]
    It's been raining here allllll dayyyyyy! And sometime during the day his house sprung a leak and he didn't won't to stay in there anymore. So... we made him a bed in front of his house and my wife covered him with a blanket. I prayed for the Lord to please take him, so that I wouldn't have to put him down... in the 5 min. it took me to go get a beach umbrella to put over him in case it started to rain again... he was gone [​IMG]
    It's been a sad day at the Rush house. He protected our flock from predators and was such a big & strong presence, (almost 120lbs)even though we have coyotes all around, none ever came close to my yard! We'll have to depend on his girl (Puddin') also a Blk. Lab. He managed to father one last litter this past summer and I have a 10 week old puppy off of him (Amos' Sweet "Rose") I have a clumsy 1 year old Bassatt (Cool Hand "Luke") that does a wonderful job of sturring up my flock every chance "He" gets... Sorry for the long post... wanted to give Amos a little appreciation time here with my new friends on BYC... [​IMG]
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I'm very sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

    (BTW, I love your avatar!)
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  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    So sorry. It's always sad when we lose a member of our family. Thank you for giving Amos a long happy life.

  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    I am so sorry-the loss of a pet can be heartwrenching(been there, done that).
    Sounds like Amos was one awesome dog.
  5. So sorry to hear about Amos...what a wonderful dog and what a wonderful testimonial by you! Sending hugs your way...
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    I'm so sorry....he's just waiting on the other side of that rainbow bridge!
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Aww! I'm so sorry! [​IMG] He sounded like a special dog. [​IMG]
  8. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I'm so sorry you lost good Amos - he sounds like one-of-a-kind. I'm glad God answered your prayers and took him. Amos obviously had a wonderful home with wonderful people who loved him. My condolences to the Rush family. Rest in peace, good dog!
  9. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Thanks for all of the support guys!! [​IMG]
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    what a bitter sweet memory that has been made. God has given us charge over the animals. and you've done that. with grace and care. how beautiful. [​IMG]

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