Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
RIP Kramer the Corgi
Old 08-05-2014, 11:50 AM   #1
Full time employment: Posting here.
Tailgate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 881
RIP Kramer the Corgi

Kramer 8/25/2003- 8/05/2014

Kramer passed away Tuesday after a brief illness. He was born to a litter of 3 girls and 2 boys and he was adopted by his loving humans at 6 weeks of age.

Kramer loved to spend his days sleeping and scratching. His early career of chasing squirrels was cut short when he realized that Corgis have extremely short legs and a long body and he knew his dreams of being drafted by the NSL would never be realized. He became quite the foodie and spent his days watching the refrigerator, his version of the Food Network and announcing the daily arrival of the mailman.

Kramer leaves behind his soul brothers Tubby and Tailgate, along with his brother from another mother, George the cat. Kramer seemed proud of his heritage, being the only purebred in the family. The rest are either rescue mutts or the rescued cat. But he loved them all equally.

Services are pending at God’s Creatures Crematorium. His ashes will be scattered at a later date. He was a good dog. We will miss him.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Kramer 8-25-2003 - 8-5-2014 copy.jpg (420.5 KB, 19 views)
__________________

__________________
Tailgate is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-05-2014, 12:04 PM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
nash031's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Coronado
Posts: 1,486
Very sorry for your loss! Great looking Corgi!
__________________

__________________
"So we beat to our own drummer in the sun;
We ask for nobody's permission to run.
I just wanna live in a world like that;
Now I'm gonna live in a world like that!" - World Like That, O.A.R.
nash031 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 12:11 PM   #3
Recycles dryer sheets
Mo Money's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: .
Posts: 269
Chin up. Kramer is barking in Doggie Heaven.
__________________
“We always may be what we might have been.” -- Adelaide Anne Procter
Mo Money is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 12:14 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 11,615
Kramer is a fine looking pooch. Sorry for your loss, I know you'll miss him a lot.
__________________
"Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite." - R. Heinlein
samclem is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 12:16 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tailgate View Post
Kramer 8/25/2003- 8/25/2014

Kramer passed away Tuesday after a brief illness. He was born to a litter of 3 girls and 2 boys and he was adopted by his loving humans at 6 weeks of age.

Kramer loved to spend his days sleeping and scratching. His early career of chasing squirrels was cut short when he realized that Corgis have extremely short legs and a long body and he knew his dreams of being drafted by the NSL would never be realized. He became quite the foodie and spent his days watching the refrigerator, his version of the Food Network and announcing the daily arrival of the mailman.

Kramer leaves behind his soul brothers Tubby and Tailgate, along with his brother from another mother, George the cat. Kramer seemed proud of his heritage, being the only purebred in the family. The rest are either rescue mutts or the rescued cat. But he loved them all equally.

Services are pending at God’s Creatures Crematorium. His ashes will be scattered at a later date. He was a good dog. We will miss him.
A lovely dog. It must be difficult to say goodbye. Date of passing is in the future!
__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 12:21 PM   #6
Full time employment: Posting here.
Lakedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 654
Nice pic of Kramer. Sorry for your loss - always tough to lose our fur kids. Sounds like Kramer had a great life with you.
__________________
Lakedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 12:33 PM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 5,581
Sorry for your loss. It's tough losing our beloved animal friends.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Early Retirement Forum mobile app
__________________
MRG is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 12:47 PM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Awww...what a lovely write-up of Kramer... He sure was a fine fellow and a lucky one to have stolen your heart.
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 02:21 PM   #9
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
ExFlyBoy5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,977
+1 on the "obit"...great read.

I am sorry about your loss. We have 4 critters running around and although they can be quite annoying at times, I dread the day when we lose them...getting choked up just thinking about it.
__________________
Founder and Head Lounger @ The Life of Leisure Institute
Retired in 2014 at the Ripe Age of 40.
ExFlyBoy5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 02:25 PM   #10
Full time employment: Posting here.
SumDay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 799
Marvelous obituary. I believe that was one lucky dog. We've recently had a pet loss, and I can just now talk about it without blubbering.

When you aren't quite so sad, check out the Rainbow Bridge:
https://rainbowsbridge.com/poem.htm

Took me a couple of months before I could read it this time.
__________________
SumDay is offline   Reply With Quote
Condolences from "Champ" & his Humans
Old 08-05-2014, 02:48 PM   #11
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Huston55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: The Bay Area
Posts: 1,802
Condolences from "Champ" & his Humans

Our sympathies to you. We've lost two Corgis and still have our third "Champ" who brings us endless joy. Time and your other fur children will help heal the loss.

Champ wanted to send his personal regards to Kramer.

Attachment 19571
__________________
You may be whatever you resolve to be.
Huston55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 03:00 PM   #12
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
grasshopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,670
Dogs, they never live long enough. I feel your loss.
__________________
For me experiences are not good or bad, just different
grasshopper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 03:16 PM   #13
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
DFW_M5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 4,982
What a nice looking dog. Sorry for your loss.
__________________
Doing things today that others won't, to do things tomorrow that others can't. Of course I'm referring to workouts, not robbing banks.
DFW_M5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 03:17 PM   #14
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
ExFlyBoy5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,977
Quote:
Originally Posted by grasshopper View Post
Dogs, they never live long enough. I feel your loss.
It's kind of a cruel thing...to get so attached to something that we know won't be around forever. I've always liked the temperament of Corgis and they look pretty neat too...might be our next companion.
__________________
Founder and Head Lounger @ The Life of Leisure Institute
Retired in 2014 at the Ripe Age of 40.
ExFlyBoy5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 04:16 PM   #15
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 24
RIP Kramer

Tailgate; know that Kramer had a happy and safe life, and that you'll see him again someday. It's a hard thing, to say good bye to a trusted friend.
__________________
Old guy in new pants
Schutzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 04:27 PM   #16
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
steelyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Triangle
Posts: 3,218
Kramer gets my salute.
__________________

steelyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 10:39 AM   #17
Full time employment: Posting here.
Tailgate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 881
thanks all for kind words and support... sure is quiet around here this morning...strange how the other dogs seem to know they've lost their friend.

Here's a pic of Kramer (baring it all) and his litter mate at about 2 weeks old and a single pic of his baby brother.. pretty damn cute as pups...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Kramer baby 1.jpg (332.4 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Kramer baby.jpg (322.8 KB, 7 views)
__________________
Tailgate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 12:38 PM   #18
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,456
God, is there nothing cuter than puppies? He was adorable!

From another herding dog aficionado, my sincere condolences on the loss of your Corgi.
They are great, cheerful, fun, and affectionate little dogs--and I know yours must have been a stellar example of the breed.

RIP Kramer.
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 12:47 PM   #19
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Live And Learn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 1,689
I'm sorry for your loss. I know how hard it can be. He was blessed to have you as a skin-parent and I hope you always have the fondest of memories of him.
__________________
"For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." ~
Hebrews 12:11

ER'd in June 2015 at age 52. Initial WR 3%. 50/40/10 (Equity/Bond/Short Term) AA.
Live And Learn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 01:35 PM   #20
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 438
I'm so sorry for your loss, Tailgate. DH and I have kitties and it is so painful when it's time to say goodbye. 3 years since we lost our last two and I still tear up when I think of them.
__________________

__________________
TrvlBug is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kramer's got something Ed_The_Gypsy Life after FIRE 11 07-20-2013 12:22 AM
Kramer Stevewc Life after FIRE 4 07-28-2010 11:41 AM
Homebase vs travel, ala Kramer Enuf Life after FIRE 8 09-13-2008 09:40 AM
My Goal: No more financial advisor rip-offs SamHouston Hi, I am... 31 02-17-2006 05:39 PM
Six Feet Under. RIP. tozz Other topics 2 08-22-2005 10:14 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.