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.

    Imp
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I am so sorry-the loss of a pet can be heartwrenching(been there, done that).
    Sounds like Amos was one awesome dog.
     
  5. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Nebraska
    So sorry to hear about Amos...what a wonderful dog and what a wonderful testimonial by you! Sending hugs your way...
     
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  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I'm so sorry....he's just waiting on the other side of that rainbow bridge!
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    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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