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Starbuck the Wonder Dog
Posted by: Dale Franks on Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Today, after a series of increasingly worse seizures, coming less than an hour apart, which even general anesthesia could only temporarily halt, Starbuck took her last trip to the vet.

And that's all I care to say about it.

11/11/06 - 4/25/07

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Written By: Bryan Pick
Damn condolences
Written By: darohu
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Oh man, I am sorry. Best wishes
Written By: coyote
It’s heartbreaking.

She only had a short time on this earth, but she obviously spent it with folks that loved her.
Written By: Rich Horton
Man, that’s terrible. My condolences to you and Christine.
Written By: Jordan
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I’m sorry to hear man. Go take a couple of days away man. No one here will blame you...

Take care man...
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Written By: Firehand
I feel for you. Condolences.
Written By: Kav
Dinah In Heaven

"Then flew Dinah from under the Chair,
Into his arms she flew—
And licked his face from chin to hair
And Peter passed them through!"
Written By: SDN
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Sorry to hear about Starbuck.
Written By: Ted
Very sad news. I’m sorry for the loss of your young friend.
Written By: JWG
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No need to say more, and thanks for keeping us up to date. With regards and condolences.

Written By: Lance

All the best to you and Christine in this hard time.
Written By: A fine scotch
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Very sad news. Poor puppy.
Written By: James Joyner
So very sorry to hear that Dale.
Written By: Sean
I feel your pain. My condolences. Pets bring so much into the family.
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Sorry Dale.
Written By: looker
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Very sorry to hear that. Been there. It sucks.
Written By: stimactual
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So, so sorry...
Written By: Joe
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I’m so sorry, Dale. Here -

It’s sappy as hell, but the thought’s a good one.
Written By: Christopher
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I’m sure everyone did their best for her, I wish to h3ll it’d worked.

My condolences.
Written By: Tom Perkins
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Ouch. I share your sorrow. I lost my guy last month. Toughest thing I’ve ever had to do.
Written By: kalthalior
Condolences on your loss, Dale. Losing a pet is never easy, even when their time with you is short.
Written By: Brian Martinez
My condolences, Dale. It’s awful losing a family member.
Written By: D.G. Hall

My heartfelt condolences.
Written By: h0mi
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I’m very sorry.
Written By: MarkD
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Dale, I am very sorry.
Written By: Ralf Goergens
I’m really sorry to hear it. My 4 1/2 year-old beagle, Maggie, has seizures about once a month. She’s my "dog of a lifetime" and it hurts. I dread having the make he decision you’ve had to make, but I know it would be right, just as you should.

“If the are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went”
—Will Rogers
Written By: Augustus
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Another reminder of mother nature’s fundamental indifference to justice. You seem to have done everything you could do, though. Condolences.

Written By: glasnost
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I’m so sorry. She looked like a beautiful animal.
Written By: Doug Purdie
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There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie—
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years that nature permits
Are closing in asthma or tumors or fits
And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers, or loaded guns.
Then you will find—its your own affair
But—you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will
When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone—wherever it goes—for good,
You still discover how much you care
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we’ve kept ’em the more do we grieve;
For when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short time loan is as bad as a long—
So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

Rudyard Kipling, "The Power of the Dog"
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More Power,
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