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post #31 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 07:13 PM
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Aiden would stay with my BF. If something happened to him, my sister would take him. If that didn't work out, then they'd be in contact with friends from Schutzhund to help place him.
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post #32 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 07:42 PM
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All the pets..dogs, cats, and fish go to my son. I have a $25000.00 policy that is dedicated to my son to take care of the pets. He's not to happy about the fish part, but I told him I would haunt him if he doesn't take care of them

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post #33 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 08:03 PM
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Husband loves the dogs just as much as I do, so they would stay with him. If something happened to both of us our oldest daughter would take.
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post #34 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 08:45 PM
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Ok- let's admit it. We're all pretty crazy dog people. I mean- we're hanging out on a dog forum for crying out loud! Our dogs are more than a hobby; they are our family- in a way that is very much like children.

...So what happens if you die? Do you have a plan for your animals like you do your children?

This is really hard for me because members of my family are either annoyed by Pimg's energy, or are very lazy. Both cases make them unsuitable places for Pimg to go if something were to happen to me. So what would you do? I'm really unsure that I know anyone (well enough) to place Pimg with if something were to happen to me. What a hard decision!
Yes, the Sams have been in our will for several years now and would go to our friend that is also our pet sitter. She loves our dogs and refers to them as her god dogs

She was also consulted when we were considering getting the puppy and we just need to add the pup to our will.

Neither of our family treats their dogs like we treat ours, so family is/was not an option for us.

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post #35 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 09:16 PM
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Dean would go to my mom. I would like to say he would go to my BF to be with our other dog, but the truth is my boyfriend wouldn't be able to handle him. He's complacent with how lethargic our lab has gotten on his watch, Dean would either become a nightmare or go the same road as Mal.

Mom, on the other hand, is always spoiling Dean and happy to play with him and walk him if I'm working both of my jobs. She knows our routine other than training, which I like. If my mother was unable to take care of him, I have multiple aunts who dote on him as well. One of my best friends would jump to take him as well, even though we live hundreds of miles apart currently.

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post #36 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 09:33 AM
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I have no kids and no spouse/bf.

Sinister would go to my ex boyfriend, he is the only person I trust to take care of him and I know he will continue being fed a high quality kibble, get the exercise he needs and the attention and love that he deserves.

I am worried what will happen to my cats. My friend that would have taken them is moving to Canada to go to school, he would not be able to take my cats, my mom loves them but refuses to have indoor cats and my cats will not be able to survive outdoors. My other friend doesn't like cats and my other friend already has 2 male cats and 3 dogs.


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post #37 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 03:39 PM
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We have it all in our wills. Our oldest son will take care of them. In addition to what is being left to our children, we have also set aside an amount specifically for the care of R.D. and Mia.
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post #38 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 03:54 PM
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If I died, Koda would stay with Matt and Simi would go to my best friend. If Matt died as well, it's likely that Koda would not be alive either since she is always with one/both of us. If she lived, though, without either of us she would go to my best friend permanently, or until a proper home could be found (my best friend has been such my entire life, and knows Koda VERY well... I fully trust her to do right by my baby).

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post #39 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 04:00 PM
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I don't think I can die. My husband is useless and wouldn't be able to handle Raina or the cats. My daughter would take care of the cats but Raina out weighs her and she really isn't a dog person. I could leave Raina to one of my friends but none of them would take care of her the way I do. I had planned to leave Raina to my trainer but then he moved out of town and we have been out of touch for almost a year so he's out. I worry about this type of thing a lot. I'm getting ready to make a cross country trip with Raina by myself and I need to write down instructions in case anything happens to me on the trip. Raina is microchipped and tattooed but that doesn't mean they would follow up on that after a car crash or something in a different state. I'm in the same place I was when my mother in law suggested we write a will as to who would raise my daughter if we both died - luckily she is 23 now and I don't need that but I had a hard time deciding which side of the family. Maybe my sister in law would take my dog as I know she loves hers the way I love mine. I need to talk to her about this.


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post #40 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 04:05 PM
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If I die, one of my dogs will be PTS. He is a liability that I manage. I have one horse that will be PTS as she has a terminal illness that costs a great deal of money to manage, she is my liability as well.

My Lacy will go back to the breeder. He is a good man and would find a responsible owner for him.

My GSD will stay with my husband (if we both go, then my daughter).

My Mini Doxie would go to my daughter.

My 1/2 Arabian will go to a good friend who would find him a good home. My remaining paint mare would go back to the ranch I bought her from as they would find her a good working home.

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