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mmandley
08-20-2013, 10:45 PM
Today I morn the passing of Butch, my best friend of 13 years. I got him as a puppy in Tucson AZ, he was a Doberman, Blue Healer mix. Smartest dog i have ever known, show him something once and he knew it after that. He was also my drinking buddy for a long time. I would have a beer and he would have one in his bowl with me. Many memories of nights like that. At 1 point my X said " You love that dam dog more then me!" Well we can see who lasted 13 years. He was the toughest dog i knew, He had Valley Fever in 04 and was said to only live 2 years, i got him chemo pills, and he lived for another 9. Tonight i hold a glass of Crown Royal in one hand to toast the best dog i have ever known because he is royalty. In the other i pour out a beer for him. This Coors is for you Butch, you will always be in my thoughts every time i have a beer boy. Love you like a som bitch man. Here is a few of my favorite pictures with him over the last few years.

Green Peter 2013

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Saying Good bye 2013
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First winter with Claudia as my GF 06
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First home in 07
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mmandley
08-20-2013, 10:46 PM
Spring of 09

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Waking our niece in 09
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Grandma in 2010

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wolfeman131
08-20-2013, 10:55 PM
Sorry for your loss, mike

dusty2221
08-20-2013, 11:21 PM
Mike. . im sorry bud.

E4NASH
08-20-2013, 11:21 PM
Man, I hate that for ya Mike. We just went through the same thing except Dakota was only 7. It's a hard thing to do. You are in my thoughts ...

smitty75
08-21-2013, 12:54 AM
Sorry to hear it man, I know what you're going through. Lost my dog 2 years ago, a car went off the road and hit him in our yard. It's like losing a family member.

sandm
08-21-2013, 08:46 AM
sending a dog to a better place has to be one of the toughest things I have ever done. leaves a void..

sorry for your loss but he's onto a better place..

jmvotto
08-21-2013, 09:13 AM
Mike,

Sorry man, one of the toughest thing I have ever done, was to put done a mans best friend.

KG's Supra24
08-21-2013, 10:17 AM
Hate to hear that Mike. Sorry for your loss.

kaneboats
08-21-2013, 10:42 AM
Sorry about the loss of your bud.

rsinger
08-21-2013, 12:35 PM
Don't have the words other than to say sorry. You know I've been there, recently too. Wish there was something more we could do to help you through this time.

brain_rinse
08-21-2013, 01:29 PM
Sorry to hear, Mike.

mmandley
08-21-2013, 02:00 PM
Thanks everyone, it means alot. It's a little easier today. Sad part is Oso knows he's gone and just lays on his bed. Here seams very sad good buddy is gone.

newty
08-21-2013, 02:08 PM
Sorry bro, I hate loosing dogs. Sucks.

smorris7
08-21-2013, 02:21 PM
Sorry for your loss Mike. Sounded like one hell of a dog!

moombadaze
08-21-2013, 02:32 PM
sad day for sure, sorry for your loss Mike

chawk610
08-23-2013, 09:17 AM
Been there... not an easy thing to do. Sorry for yall big time.

patrick232
08-23-2013, 09:39 AM
Thanks everyone, it means alot. It's a little easier today. Sad part is Oso knows he's gone and just lays on his bed. Here seams very sad good buddy is gone.

Sorry to hear about your little buddy, keep a close eye on Oso. When we lost our Kirby in 2007 Kaiser was lost without him. No chasing balls, would spend 23 hours a day on Kirby's bed. Tried meds it helped some, but the answer was a new puppy Ruby that he did not care for at first but within a month he was back to him self. We made the tough choice to put Kaiser down in 2011 after 13 years, the last year tough. And now the cycle continues we just brought home a new boxer Rosie for Ruby.