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11-11-2019 09:35 AM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by MVDobie View Post
I now live in Arizona where I am surrounded by ranches and beautiful riding trails. Once as a teenager, I spent a summer riding (western) up north on the east coast. My dream since then was to have my own horse one day.. Here, many of my neighbors do, but go figure the zoning changes on my side of the street. Boarding is not an option - honestly I couldn't afford it, besides my free times are spent at home with my dobie, who entertains me so much w/his 4 fury pals! He runs and my eyes see an Arabian prince. He fills my heart w/love. He is almost 6 so I need a plan to avoid drowning in my own tears in a few years. My plan is to get involve with the horse rescue organization in my area where my time and dedication will help their cause. I know I will receive back a lot more than I can ever give. You make me think of all of this so much that I'll be driving up there today... just to send good vibes your way.
I just want to say,

We pick the lifestyle we want.

I never wanted children.

Always loved animals and art of said creatures, yet the only animal I am able to draw are horses.

I worked two jobs to help me get my credit straightened out and save a down payment for my first property.

So, now I have my property with room for a horse, but no barn to store hay and no horse.

Now I have to concentrate on building a barn. My significant other wants a shop. So, we are butting heads on what needs to come first. I think since this is my place, the barn comes first.

On the other hand, I wouldn't mind a shop.

I feel like I will be hauling myself to the vet to be put down before I get a barn.

I am going to be too old to ride before the barn is here.

Just a little rant there.

Now I am agitated and going to further investigate riding lessons.

BTW, English saddles make me feel intimidated.

I hope I can "get" this!
11-10-2019 11:26 AM
StrykersPerson Yep MV,

You brought tears to my eyes.

I think your plan is a good start!

I've moved around a lot, but my home State is Kansas and I was fortunate enough to have a Grandfather that had that desire for horses.

I have a favorite cousin that still lives in Kansas. As kids, whenever my family came to visit Grandma and Grandpa, she was always able to conjure up a couple of horses for us to ride.

I've lived in some weird places just so I could have a horse.

I feel your desire. I get it! I pray you get your desire.

Kiss your Dobie for me!

I am thinking about spending the money that I am saving without a feed bill on riding lessons.

Went to Tractor Supply this morning and started on the wrong aisle. Found myself going straight for the horse food when I was actually there for chicken food.

Best wishes for you.

I appreciate your condolences.
11-10-2019 09:56 AM
MVDobie I now live in Arizona where I am surrounded by ranches and beautiful riding trails. Once as a teenager, I spent a summer riding (western) up north on the east coast. My dream since then was to have my own horse one day.. Here, many of my neighbors do, but go figure the zoning changes on my side of the street. Boarding is not an option - honestly I couldn't afford it, besides my free times are spent at home with my dobie, who entertains me so much w/his 4 fury pals! He runs and my eyes see an Arabian prince. He fills my heart w/love. He is almost 6 so I need a plan to avoid drowning in my own tears in a few years. My plan is to get involve with the horse rescue organization in my area where my time and dedication will help their cause. I know I will receive back a lot more than I can ever give. You make me think of all of this so much that I'll be driving up there today... just to send good vibes your way.
11-09-2019 08:56 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by MVDobie View Post
We hear that it's better to have loved and lost then never have found love. I lost many times... I know all about tears... I love horses but never had the unique priviledge of having my own.
I never experienced the ultimate bond of riding in harmony with a horse that trust me. Now that I feel your pain, I realized the cost of all the magical moments you lived. Remember you're one of the few lucky ones on earth.
Tell me more, if you care to share, MV.

Why can't you be lucky too?

If that is too personal of a question, then don't answer.
11-09-2019 08:50 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by MVDobie View Post
We hear that it's better to have loved and lost then never have found love. I lost many times... I know all about tears... I love horses but never had the unique priviledge of having my own.
I never experienced the ultimate bond of riding in harmony with a horse that trust me. Now that I feel your pain, I realized the cost of all the magical moments you lived. Remember you're one of the few lucky ones on earth.
I wish everyone could experience the horse bond. Stryker was a cantankerous one. Couldn't trust him one bit on a ride because he had issues, but was a sweet horse when no one was on him. I don't know what he went through before I acquired him.

I wish I could win the lottery and open up a riding stable for people who have never gotten the opportunity to enjoy the ride. You would be the first one invited.

I wish you the opportunity to share the equine bond with a special horse.

My previous horses? I would just ride off into the sunrise or sunset on.

I so appreciate your words and I feel like you have been cheated.
11-09-2019 08:26 PM
MVDobie We hear that it's better to have loved and lost then never have found love. I lost many times... I know all about tears... I love horses but never had the unique priviledge of having my own.
I never experienced the ultimate bond of riding in harmony with a horse that trust me. Now that I feel your pain, I realized the cost of all the magical moments you lived. Remember you're one of the few lucky ones on earth.
11-09-2019 07:39 PM
StrykersPerson I just wanted everyone to know that, even though it sounded like I was being a smart ass, it's my way of dealing with grief. Like I am a tough girl, or something.

I want to take this moment to thank you all for your support on the sad day and hope I didn't offend anyone by my callous remarks.

The outpour of support lifted my spirits greatly.



Thank you, All!
11-06-2019 10:56 PM
sandy2233 Sorry to hear this.
11-06-2019 09:02 AM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by Coco Loco View Post
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Coco!

You are not helping me with that red Dobe. I also wanted a red love seat for Lily.

Teasing you.

Thank you for your support.

I am suddenly having a weeping moment, but it's okay.

My intentions really were to get a red couch to accent my cow hide wall hanging.

Go figure!

Red is not even one of my favorite colors.

Thank you again.

11-05-2019 08:00 PM
Coco Loco I'm so sorry for your loss.
11-05-2019 05:39 PM
triciakoontz So sorry for your pain. So many amazing memories will eventually fill that hole in your heart. Horses teach us so much...

Hugs.
11-05-2019 07:40 AM
dax0402 Denny, so very, very sorry for your loss. Run free sweet boy!

When I lost, my Misty horse at 37 1/2, I wanted to do something as a remembrance. I ordered one of the cremains boxes that our vet used for the dogs and had her name put on it and put a lock of her tail and mane, her last horseshoe, her shoe pick, phones, and some other mementos of my 34 years with her.
11-04-2019 10:02 PM
StrykersPerson Thanks Auntie.

I couldn't sleep before the decision and now I can't sleep after.

What the hell?

I won't be presentable for work tomorrow.

And, you know what?

They can all kiss my buttocks!

Bet you all thought I was going to say A$$ and get sent to the WS!

I am already looking for him on the camera and expecting him to be griping at me because I am not feeding him fast enough.

Dear God. Please let the grief be over.
11-04-2019 07:45 PM
dobebug DT ate my last post--just saying so sorry--it's always hard to let them go--but when it's time and the right thing you'll never regret it, Denny.

He'll always remain in your thoughts.

dobebug
11-04-2019 05:45 PM
StrykersPerson Thank you.

I never really understood what this song meant.

All I know is my Wildfire is gone and all I have his tail.

Thank you for the condolences.

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11-04-2019 05:05 PM
spocksdad Denny, so sorry for your loss of Stryker this sad day.

I've read on this forum that the bond humans have with Dobes can be similar to those with horses.
After having Dobes for almost 10 years, I now understand what that means...


Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphy

11-04-2019 05:02 PM
StrykersPerson Going to go pick up his tail now.
11-04-2019 04:20 PM
MeadowCat I'm so very sorry for your loss. You did the right thing for HIM, even though it is so terribly hard for YOU.
11-04-2019 02:28 PM
StrykersPerson Why do I feel like such a bad person?

I just called the vet to confirm he's gone. Have to go back and pay the bill and collect his tail.

This sucks!

Why is death so painful to the ones left behind? It's supposed to be joyful for the ones that have passed on. We are with the Lord, Jesus Christ. Right?

I am a sobbing mess.
11-04-2019 02:27 PM
Rosemary I'm so sorry.
11-04-2019 01:10 PM
TNfisher I'm so sorry, Denny.
11-04-2019 01:02 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by 4x4bike ped View Post
Thinking of you Denny...

We have a beautiful area about 100 miles up the Columbia River called Horse Heaven Hills. Next time I drive through I will keep an eye out for Stryker.

STJ!
Don't forget he's grey with flea colored specs. And, he's a butthead just like you! He's a handful and so beautiful.

Thank you for keeping an eye out!

And, Lily showed back up and made the mistake of showing me the flaw in the fence. Her cover is blown!

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

And No, you can not eat my chickens, John!
11-04-2019 12:46 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by 4x4bike ped View Post
Thinking of you Denny...

We have a beautiful area about 100 miles up the Columbia River called Horse Heaven Hills. Next time I drive through I will keep an eye out for Stryker.

STJ!
I thought all my tears were spilled. You made me start crying again.

Thank you!

Need to get it out of my system.

So glad you are back!

I know you hate emogies, but here are three more to jack with you.



And, Lily escaped the yard again. Twice in one day?

What the?

She isn't back yet.

I give up!

Gonna have to get a new roll of paper towels soon.

11-04-2019 12:27 PM
modm I don't have the words SP - But thinking of you and as always all the hugs in the world. As the others said he is running free; tail and mane flying in the wind with the sun on his back!
11-04-2019 12:11 PM
LadyDi Been thinkin of you all morning Stryker we love you and will miss you dearly!

It seems that the universe always works in great ways just like today, providing that mare.

Crying my eyes out ...enough said .......

Love you Cuz!:cryin g:
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