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  1. She's a good girl for not wanting to go inside the truck but scary she got out. It's hard to be mad at them for trying so hard to be good. Black jack would do stuff like that. I'd be outside and to avoid going in the lawn he'd go way out in the pasture to go (not like him to leave me) it would scare me to death when I couldn't find him but I couldn't get mad for him trying to be a good boy but just not knowing he shouldn't run away to poop. Lol.
  2. It's impossible to only have one, or two. Lol. Welcome to the foster failure club! I have found after rescuing three challenging dogs that the bond you build with them by working through their problems lasts forever. Best of luck with her and I know she'll have a great home.
  3. He's a cute pup for sure. Welcome to the boards.
  4. WyoBC

    Black Jack

    Thanks for the kind words everyone. It has been the toughest time in my life and even though I knew it was coming I still wasn't as prepared as I thought. The hardest part is that I did everything with him so no matter what I do I think of him and how alone it feels without him. But that also tells me that he had a great life and got to do so many things. Even though it hurts I wouldn't have traded the time I had with him.
  5. WyoBC

    Black Jack

    I knew this day would come but I didn't think it would have been yesterday. After 10 and a half years of having my best friend at my side I had to make the call to put him to sleep. He fought back and nerve problems until he couldn't walk anymore. I couldn't watch him not enjoy life anymore. I feel blessed that the whole weekend before I got to stay home and spend it with just him. We sat in the grass for a couple hours and I told him how much I loved him and always will. Packing him out the door was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I knew it was for the best but that doesn't make it any easier. I'm lost without him and what's hard is knowing there probably will never be another dog that I have such a bond and connection with. I remember looking at his photo in the news paper from the shelter while I was waiting to adopt him thinking "I'm going to bring you home" and now all I can do is look at his photo again but this time he's waiting for me. You better be guarding the gates for me bud. I love you more than words can say. You were the best dog any one could ever ask for. A true best friend and once in a lifetime companion. Life goes by in a blink of an eye, don't take one minute for granted.
  6. Thanks everyone for your help and support. I'm broken hearted today because I ended up having to put him to sleep this morning. I was by his side the whole time but it was by far the hardest thing I have ever done but I know it was right. He couldn't walk anymore and you could tell in his face he was ready. Thanks again and I hope to stay around for a while. I miss talking to everyone on here.
  7. Thanks guys. I know it's up to me to decide when it's time so it does help hearing from other people when they said it was time for them. What you guys said pretty much sums up what I was thinking and going by so it helps knowing I'm thinking the right way. I really do appreciate it. I take him in for another steroid shot today so hopefully it will help him out.
  8. It has been a couple years since I have been on the boards, it's amazing how fast life goes by. Anyway I was hoping for some prayers for my boy black jack. He is about 12 to 14 years old and a rescue for those who don't remember us. He has been showing his age for a while but doing ok with it. About four weeks ago he lost use of his back legs but with a steroid shot he can at least slowly walk now. My vet thinks he has DM (Degenerative myelopathy) but I don't want to put him through tests to find out because hes already weak enough I dont want to stress him more. He has slowly been losing use of his back legs and since he is older it's taking a toll on him. Steroid shots have helped but not a lot. I'm mainly looking for advice or help as to when you guys would think about putting him to sleep or what made you guys decide in the past. I'm having a hard time with it because I've had him 10 years and we do everything together. He doesn't seem to be in pain. Just confused as to why he can't move very good or do the things he could before. I have to help him on the couch, in the truck and up the steps. But he can still go to the bathroom. I'm struggling with it because I want what's best for him and I don't want to make him suffer but I also don't want to let him go either. He's my first dog I have had that was mine and also the first one I have had to make this decision for. Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
  9. Lol. great joke but so true. I couldnt figure out why Black Jack couldnt find his toy in the field when I pointed to it (you could plainly see it) so one time I started yelling out "to your left" "right" and so on and he actually knew what I was talking about and found the toy very easy. So now I can tell him to get anything as long as I use left, right, behind, and out front. I wish I could say I taught him that but I cant.
  10. Welcome! You can learn a lot on here. I always do
  11. Happy bday Maverick! Heres to many more fun filled years!!
  12. That is awesome! Black Jack used to have a rabbit here at the house that would meet him at the barn and play herding with him. It was funny.
  13. Welcome! You have a good looking bunch there! Ace is going to be a pretty boy.
  14. When I rescued black jack he didnt know how to play so I just started trying to play bow with him in the yard and I just had fun with his toys and after about two or three times he started to pick it up.
  15. He is so sweet. Now he doesnt have any reason not to listen to you
  16. As far as adding "not good with kids/dogs" on the tag you probably wouldnt get anything from it. Most people wouldnt believe it or might even let him go again. I guess adding "needs meds" could help in some cases. Even if they dont return him to you they may take him to a vet to see whats wrong and in turn they may know he is missing. Either way it may help get him back.
  17. I use and love boomarang tags. Black Jack kept getting his tags caught in the crate door so now thats all I buy. I have my name, cell number and home number, and address. I buy hamilton collars. They are great collars and hold up pretty good. You can find them at most tack or western stores. I love Murdochs
  18. The holidays are always hard. So much going on and so much food around. Not to mention how nice it is for us to bring in a tree to pee on just for them Glad he did so good. When did you adopt him?
  19. Thanks guys! Actually I dont watch football much but when we rescued him I couldnt come up with a name to save my life. Then one day I was at pizza hut and they had the game on and saw Tim Tebow and thought that was a cool name. I tried calling him Teebo and he liked it so it stuck. I just changed the spelling
  20. Some of you guys may still remember me and Black Jack. It has been at least a year since I was on here but finally found it again. We have been doing really good. Black Jack is 8 years old now but he is as happy as ever! Since I got Teebo about 3 years ago they have become best buddies. Teebo is outgoing and active so he keeps Black Jack playing and learning that people are ok. Looking back when I adopted Black Jack I would have never thought I would be typing this with my two best friends and toys on my lap but wouldn't chance a min of it. Hope to be around more now! For those who don't remember us Black Jack then Teebo then Black Jack and Teebo now
  21. Nice to hear from you guys again.
  22. Mine talk everytime they want to play. If you count play growling and puffing their cheeks out talking.
  23. Best wishes and prayers headed to both Zipper and you. I'm sure he will be with you for quite a while. He's lucky to have an owner like you. Keep me updated.
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