Lost my Great Dane today.

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  1. Big_John

    Big_John Old Man with a Hat

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    We had to have House, my Great Dane, put down today. I've put up pics of him once in a while here.

    He's been having some issues lately and the vet discovered a mass on his chest that was probably causing most of them. With his recommendation, I decided he wasn't going to suffer anymore.

    Hanging with me on a NAPA parts run.

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    cantflip Old Man with a Hat

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    My condolences Big_John, he looks like a happy guy... and I never met a Great Dane I didn't like.
     
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    :( very sad John ....my sorrows

    Cool pooch. How old was house?
     
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    Big_John Old Man with a Hat

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    House was nine from what we can figure. He was a rescue dog that we got four years ago. He had a rough life before that.
     
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    Sorry to hear. Not that it makes it any better, but I believe that is about their life span. Big dogs go sooner.....sad no matter what.
     
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    I am so sorry for your loss and to hear this John...I know what you are going through. You may not know that I am a huge fanatical dog lover and have three Labradors and lost my yellow lab girl "Cheese" in 2013 with an aspiration. I always adopt and rescue dogs to have our city maximum of three allowed per resident. I would have ten if I could. Our house motto is "Dog is God spelled backwards."
     
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    Sorry to hear that John! Matt had a beautiful Great Dane too that I was able to meet in Detroit. Gentle giants for sure!
     
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    So sorry for your loss.

    As someone that spent 10 years in rescue, thank you for adopting from a shelter.
     
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    Very sorry to hear of this. My condolences.
     
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    So sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences.
     
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    Hi John. Very sorry to hear about the death of House. It is extremely hard to lose a family member. Dogs are definitely family members. I have never owned a great dane, (we have a yellow lab). However, my father's family owned one called Burley in the 1930s. It was named after their neighbors, the Burlesons, who gave the dog. I dug up the pic below, circa 1935. I know House is now playing with Burley and having a good time. After all, all dogs go to heaven. I'm sure you'll meet House again there.
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    Sorry that you had to make that choice, but you saved him and gave him a better life.
     
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    Sorry to hear. It sucks no matter how, what, why. At least you provided him with a happy home for the second half.
     
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    :( Sorry about your loss. They become a family member and leave us to soon
     
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    Very sorry for you and your family, putting a family dog down is just plain hard. Late at night when the house is quiet, you will hear "House" patrolling and checking his family.

    I put my last best buddy down in 2008 and decided since the kids were all out of the house to not go through that again with another dog. However, every time I see a black lab my pulse jumps and I start thinking, maybe ...
     
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    Very sorry to hear of your loss John
     
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    Sorry to hear. I'm sure though the 4 years you gave him made him forget his early struggles. I always say dogs are never with us long enough so make the most of the time you do get to share.
     
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    Sorry to hear that John. What a bummer.
     
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    Sorry John, you know my heart is with you on this one. Remember the words you said when I put my dog down, "He is not suffering anymore". Remember all the fun times you had with him.
    Bill
     
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