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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Sad vent.....

I got Morgan for my grandparents a few weeks after my Uncle (their son) suddenly passed away. He was their first GSD, and the first dog they had had in many years. I still remember plain as day the look on their faces when that big black and tan puppy I was holding in my arms ferociously barked at them as I was handing him over.

They bonded quickly, but my Grandpa and Morgan were really pals. Over the years I cant really think of a time when you saw one and not the other. I really think he helped my Grandpa heal in many ways after losing my Uncle. When my Grandpa would make his weekend trips to Kentucky my Grandma would call me and say "This darn dog wont eat when your Grandpa isnt here. He's going to starve his fool self."

Today I looked out of my Kitchen window and saw my Grandpa and Morgan walking side by side from the garage to the back door of the house. Both of them with a slight limp, heads down as they walked. Its almost funny how they resemble each other right now. Morgans face and my Grandpa's hair are the same silvery white color now. As they came to the steps, Morgan lifted his head so that my Grandpa could put his hand on him for balance as he stepped up the last tall step to the door. I could see my Grandpa holding the door open for Morgan as he slowly got up that last tall step himself.

How quickly these last 10 years have gone by.....it really doesnt seem fair.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 05:41 PM
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Aww, that painted a touching picture. What a thing it would be to grow old together with your best friend.

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Oh, what a gift have you given this man. The more time you spend with a good dog the your souls merge together. I wish these two many more years together.
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sounds like they both had an incredible journey together. True companionship
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Ah, that actually made me a little misty eyed. Sounds like they have an amazing bond.

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that made me cry and smile xx may they both live a long and healthy life

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Thanks for sharing. Definitely makes you think about life...

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Well, you just had to make me cry...I can just picture that scene and its sweet.
Bittersweet.
But, what a wonderful thing you've done!
(Yes, time passes much too quickly.)

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I agree that time goes by way too fast... And it's sad to think of that
But you did a great thing, and I'm touched by the fact that the two of them are still so close. Thank you for sharing this story! I'll likely be passing it on (:

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I agree that time goes by way too fast... And it's sad to think of that
But you did a great thing, and I'm touched by the fact that the two of them are still so close. Thank you for sharing this story! I'll likely be passing it on (:
Ditto.....

With tears in my eyes, I picture a Rockwell painting of the 2....
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