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Old 01-26-2013, 10:53 AM   #941
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Sorry for your loss, Lisa.
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We lost our boy Truman yesterday. He was a 110 lb Newfoundland/Akita cross who loved everyone. He was 10 1/2 year old, so had a very good, long life for such a big fellow.

RIP Truman, we love you.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:08 PM   #942
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We lost our boy Truman yesterday. He was a 110 lb Newfoundland/Akita cross who loved everyone. He was 10 1/2 year old, so had a very good, long life for such a big fellow.

RIP Truman, we love you.

How sad. I'm so sorry, we love our pets so dearly.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:24 PM   #943
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We lost our boy Truman yesterday. He was a 110 lb Newfoundland/Akita cross who loved everyone. He was 10 1/2 year old, so had a very good, long life for such a big fellow.

RIP Truman, we love you.
Very sorry about your Truman. It's always sad to hear when one loses a family member. It's a shame they don't stay with us longer, but as long as we give them a good life, we've done our part.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:49 PM   #944
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We lost our boy Truman yesterday. He was a 110 lb Newfoundland/Akita cross who loved everyone. He was 10 1/2 year old, so had a very good, long life for such a big fellow.

RIP Truman, we love you.
Oh yes he did have a good long life. So sorry for your loss.
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Lisa, I don't know you but I sure know what you're going through,having loved and lost many dogs over my life time. My sympathies to you. All we can really say is that we gave them a good life while they were here, and they gave us a good life, too.
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Lisa, so sorry for your loss. I have lost a number of those "little" guys and every time it rips my heart out. So sad. Best wishes.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:06 PM   #947
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Thank you all for your kind words. We've lost three dogs in just under five years and each one has been so painful. But regardless of the pain of loss having them in our lives for even a short time is so worth it. They've all been rescues and to have been able to provide them with love, a warm bed, and a happy home is worth our pain.
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Lisa, they will all be running together over the Rainbow Bridge, your life is blessed by the kindness you have shown.
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Lisa, they will all be running together over the Rainbow Bridge
Every time I hear this song while I'm on the elliptical it brings a tear to my eye as I remember my Border collie:

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It's amazing so many of us relate to our pets on such a deep level. Perhaps that's one reason some of us looked for alternatives and found this place.
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My two beagly bitsas, Leo and Licorice:
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This magnificent creature was proudly posing in F's yard this afternoon, standing there proudly and as still as a statue. I think he's a white crane.

This was taken from the window of my Venza, and when F got out the crane took off awkwardly and soared down the street.
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This magnificent creature was proudly posing in F's yard this afternoon, standing there proudly and as still as a statue. I think he's a white crane.

This was taken from the window of my Venza, and when F got out the crane took off awkwardly and soared down the street.
Magnificent indeed, but to me the bird looks more like an egret of some kind. There are two kinds of cranes native to the US--Sandhill Cranes are gray and Whooping Cranes, although there is a flock in Louisiana, are nearly five feet tall. Maybe it is the angle of view, but the bird in the picture looks quite a bit smaller than that to me.
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I think he was about 3.5 feet tall, or 4 feet at the most. Thanks! He sure was beautiful.
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These are good looking beagles! I have 3 myself.
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Looks like a Great Egret to me.
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This magnificent creature was proudly posing in F's yard this afternoon, standing there proudly and as still as a statue. I think he's a white crane.

This was taken from the window of my Venza, and when F got out the crane took off awkwardly and soared down the street.
We have one that walks around our apartment complex peering into the hedges looking for geckos.
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I asked F how tall this bird was, and he said easily 5 feet or taller. Since he was standing within 10 feet of the bird when he got out of the Venza, and since he is barely over 5 feet, I think his estimate is a lot better than mine. I was further away, taking the (well cropped) photo through the open passenger window, while sitting in the driver's seat.

When he flew away, his wingspan was gigantic, perhaps 10-12 feet (just a wild guess). After an awkward launch and only a couple of flaps of his tremendous wings, he was way down the street.
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My Peterson Field Guide identifies it as a Great Egret
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