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Old 07-28-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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Last 24 hours has not been fun. Its to the point that it is helpful to remember:

"If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You get another chance."
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One of my beloved beagles is inthe vet hospital and we still don't know whats wrong after two days. It could be the big C Regardless, the poor thing is getting the best care money can buy.

My parent's pitbull mix who I grew up with and who has been a faithfull companion and protectress for 17 years was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer yesterday.

In my family, the dogs are family members. It is like having a son and an aunt get very, very ill at the same time.
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Sorry Brewer, I had a Beagle once. Loved that animal!

I was never able to train the Beagle however. Do you have any trouble training yours?
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Sorry Brewer, I had a Beagle once. Loved that animal!

I was never able to train the Beagle however. Do you have any trouble training yours?
Hahahahahah!!! I can just about keep them from climbing onto the kitchen table (if I stand there and push them away while I am eating). Hounds, in general, are pretty hopeless as far as training goes except for trailing game/hunting.
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Sorry Brewer, I had a Beagle once. Loved that animal!

I was never able to train the Beagle however. Do you have any trouble training yours?
Apparently someone's able to train beagles. One of the military's drug-dog teams in Pearl Harbor uses beagles on submarines-- the only animals dumb enough to (fit into &) race down a torpedo tube for whatever reward they use.
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I am sorry to hear about your dogs. I feel the same way about mine as you do yours. Keep the faith. It may turn out better than you think.

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I am really sorry to hear about your dogs too. Mine are getting older and it just breaks my heart to think about them getting ill. Last month was an especially expensive month (eye surgery) but that is one area of our budget that will not be compromised. They are our furry children!
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Apparently someone's able to train beagles.* One of the military's drug-dog teams in Pearl Harbor uses beagles on submarines-- the only animals dumb enough to (fit into &) race down a torpedo tube for whatever reward they use.*
Yup, I could get my Beagle to do almost anything if I had a treat in my hand. It got to where I would give the Beagle a command and it would sniff in my direction. If the Beagle did not smell a treat, it would simply ignore me. If it smelled a treat it would immediately obey.
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I'm sorry Brewer, those little guys do worm their way into your heart ....
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Yep

Peter, Becky, Prancer, Critter, DAWG - know the names of every dog since the age of 5 - like family.
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Heidi, Sparky, Nicky, Ruffles, Putter, Cassidy

Another dog lover here...Brewer hope you get some good news.
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Heidi, Sparky, Nicky, Ruffles, Putter, Cassidy

Another dog lover here...Brewer hope you get some good news.
Bud, Buster, Jack and Maggie send their best wishes.

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Hope your dogs are ok....

Another former beagle owner. Couldn't train her unless I had something she wanted to eat.

Her favorite food was salmon. We could hardly eat it with her in the house. She's lunge towards it. You beagle owners know what I'm talking about. They definitely are food dogs (and garbage).

We gave her to a family with a boy beagle. Both dogs were much happier afterwards
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One of my beloved beagles is inthe vet hospital and we still don't know whats wrong after two days. It could be the big C Regardless, the poor thing is getting the best care money can buy.

- Maddy cant be trained either. She is smart as a whip, but she uses her brains for her own evil purposes (getting food and finding a warm body to snuggle into)....Hope things go ok.
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With a name like mine you know I'm a dog lover. My golden retriever is snoozing as I type this. Birdie and myself wish you the best of luck!
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Best wishes to my little buddy..

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just make sure he doesnt surf for "kitty porn".
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just make sure he doesnt surf for "kitty porn".
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Thanks for the well wishes and sympathy, guys. We went to see the poor guy last nght at the hospital. He didn't look so great, with his face swollen, a pain patch on a shaved area, and an IV tube trailing off, but he was happy to see us and stopped shaking shortly after I started to pet him. He even sniffed and looked hopefully at us when my wife gave our 1 year-old a piece of cookie to keep her occupied, despite the fact that the poor thing's faceis too swollen to eat. It was good to see him, but of course I was bawling my eyes out practicaly the whole time.

We are supposed to get results from the radiologist's read of the CT scan today. Wish us luck...
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