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My Beautiful Labrador has gone.
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Topseyt · 03/11/2019 21:24

I am devastated.

He was 15 years old, so had a great innings. His legs and joints finally gave out very suddenly this afternoon and he became unable to support himself or get up.

Just back from the out of hours vet. He is at peace now.

Maybe I will post a picture tomorrow when I can possibly face it.

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MuttsNutts · 03/11/2019 21:25

I am so very sorry Flowers

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StillMedusa · 03/11/2019 21:28

So sorry. 15 is a good age, but that's no comfort I know. What was his name? Tell us about your boy if you can bear to xxx

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Fakeflowersaremynewnormal · 03/11/2019 21:29

Aww sorry to hear that you must be really upset Flowers

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GreenJumperDay · 03/11/2019 21:30

so sorry op Flowers
we are at the start of our journey with our Lab and it breaks my heart to think he won't be here for ever.
15 years is pretty good tho, you obviously gave him a life full of love.
Please post a pic of him when you are able 💕

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Littlestlily · 03/11/2019 21:30

So sorry xx I’m sure he was a wonderful boy xx

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Herecomethedaffodils · 03/11/2019 21:34

💐

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SpookilyBadOooooooh · 03/11/2019 21:34

@Topseyt I’m so sorry to hear about your boy. It’s heart breaking when they go. But you’ve given him many wonderful years and a kind & living end of life. You were lucky to have each other x

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Aposterhasnoname · 03/11/2019 21:37

Flowers I’m so, so sorry. Tell us about him, I bet he was amazing.

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Youonlyhadonejob · 03/11/2019 21:38

I am so very sorry. We lost our beautiful old black lab girl due to arthritis at the end of March and I miss her every day so I'm sending unmumsnetty doggy hugs x

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QOD · 03/11/2019 21:38

I’m so sorry 😐 💐

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Topseyt · 03/11/2019 22:01

Thank you all.

His name was Charlie. He was our greatest friend for 15 years and leaves a massive hole. A massive labrador sized hole.

He was a real character. I remember one holiday in North Wales near Abersoch. Walking along the beach with him running off lead. He ran around a beached fishing boat, emerged with a carrier bag in his mouth, which I took off him. A man appeared out of nowhere and asked me if my dog had possible eaten his organic bacon fishing bait. Sure enough, the bag was empty. Of course it was. The organic bacon fishing bait was in the labrador.

I'm sure I will remember others.

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Topseyt · 03/11/2019 22:14

I was trying to eat some food DD3 had prepared for me after we got back this evening. We all just suddenly realised that never again would he be there nudging up beside us at the table hoping to steal some food.

He was also a great partner in crime with our cat, who sadly had to be put to sleep on Christmas morning 2017. I well remember the day that they collaborated to steal a cake that DD1 had baked but not boxed up and put away (despite me telling her). The cat appeared to have jumped up and kicked it down from the worktop and had then joined both dogs (we still have a cocker spaniel) in eating it. None of us humans even got a crumb.

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Bonkersblond · 03/11/2019 22:20

So very sorry Flowers

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Topseyt · 03/11/2019 22:20

Here he is. Hope it works.

My Beautiful Labrador has gone.
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Topseyt · 03/11/2019 22:21

Sorry. Will try again tomorrow on my laptop. Posting photos is a bit hit or miss on my phone for some reason.

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Littlestlily · 03/11/2019 22:24

He sounds like a real character and that he had a truly wonderful life with you xx

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XXcstatic · 03/11/2019 22:27

I can see the photo- beautiful boy. So sorry for your loss Thanks

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EarringsandLipstick · 03/11/2019 22:28

I'm so sorry @Topseyt

Beautiful dog (photo worked!) & lovely stories. 💐

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GreenJumperDay · 03/11/2019 22:44

I can't see the photo😞

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Topseyt · 03/11/2019 22:55

I'm glad the photo worked. For some reason I can't see it on here.

I'm very sad, but in a strange way relieved that I was able to make the decision needed at the time it was needed. I'll never stop missing him. At the moment I am very tearful and can hardly believe he is gone. My greatest friend for 15 years.

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Topseyt · 03/11/2019 22:57

Why do photos work for some and not for others? I have never understood that. I'll maybe try again tomorrow.

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Janus · 03/11/2019 23:01

I’m so sorry. I have a 14 year lab that stole an entire birthday cake once!!! I’m dreading this day. 15 is an amazing age. FlowersCake !

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Namaste6 · 03/11/2019 23:17

So sorry OP. 💐💕. As a dog owner myself, I have a lump in my throat reading your posts. Your beautiful lab was a very handsome chap (he looks proud!) and you are absolutely right, he had a wonderful, loved, happy innings. Way to raw at the moment, but in time you'll remember these great times and smile.

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purpleme12 · 03/11/2019 23:22

I'm so sorry he sounds beautiful and so so cute

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ErrolTheDragon · 03/11/2019 23:27

Thanksso sorry OP - it must have been a shock, but so much better for him that it was quick.

Re the photos, I think it can take time for them to upload to the MN servers, and I'd guess there may be different ones for the various platforms.

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