Tremor Dogs! Let’s See Um!

Oscar our first small dog always had Spaniels, what a great traveler he is.
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And do me a favor when any of you read this in the future. Please spoil your pup a little bit extra for me today.
Both of ours got a little extra something in their dinner, from our dinner... ;)
 
Hey Family,

I’ve been away from the site for a few weeks due to a neck surgery and two weeks ago today the loss of my best friend and honestly the coolest, sweetest, best damn dog I've ever been around. I fully understand that everyone feels that their dog is “the best”, but I was blown away by how many people (some of whom I don’t even remember her meeting like my aunt from Portland) reached out to me and commented on how cool of a dog she was. She was an old soul for sure.

She was a few months past 14 years old, so my wife and I knew her time was coming, but she went from healthy and happy to sick and passing in such a short time that it’s been very difficult for us to adjust to the new and quiet life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy for her that she didn’t suffer, and was walking outside with me and giving me a little of her old dog sass only hours before she started getting sick, but the suddenness of it all has been difficult.

My wife and I have been married for a few months shy of 16 years, and Cricket has been a constant in our lives for almost all of it. We’ve grown up together with her and learned a ton about one another though caring for her. I’m not sure where our relationship would be if it wasn’t for this dog blessing our lives. Here’s a few more pictures of her one last time on here. Thank you for reading this. It’s one of the last things I feel I need to do in order to really start moving forward again.

Here she is as a pup trying on (and despising) some shoes that my wife found for her. The second is her testing out her “Crickie Claus” outfit so she was ready for her first Christmas performance for our nieces and nephews.
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Up next is a few shots of her and her encounters and observations of animals over the years.
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My wife taught Cricket how to open presents, so she was always very excited on Christmas and her birthday.


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She loved to cuddle and also get belly rubs.

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She was my ride along whether she was happy with the seating arrangements or not.


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She liked to be left alone when it was nap time.
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But she loved to pose for pictures.

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Ok that’s the last of them. I appreciate any of you who have made it this far. You must be dog lovers. And since you’re a dog lover, I’ll leave you with a quote from my good friend and former (always) Desert Storm Marine who helped me put things into perspective after hearing me pour my guts out to him. He took a nice pause and then said to me “if you’re not torn up and left with a big void in your heart and in your life after losing a dog, well you sure as hell didn’t deserve to have that dog in the first place.”

Thank you for sharing this window into the wonderful relationship you had with Cricket, what a treasure. When the pain of loss finally begins to fade, may your happy memories of your time together remain as bright as the day they they were made.

I hope things went well for you with your procedure as well and that's you're solidly on the mend.
 
Hey Family,

I’ve been away from the site for a few weeks due to a neck surgery and two weeks ago today the loss of my best friend and honestly the coolest, sweetest, best damn dog I've ever been around. I fully understand that everyone feels that their dog is “the best”, but I was blown away by how many people (some of whom I don’t even remember her meeting like my aunt from Portland) reached out to me and commented on how cool of a dog she was. She was an old soul for sure.

She was a few months past 14 years old, so my wife and I knew her time was coming, but she went from healthy and happy to sick and passing in such a short time that it’s been very difficult for us to adjust to the new and quiet life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy for her that she didn’t suffer, and was walking outside with me and giving me a little of her old dog sass only hours before she started getting sick, but the suddenness of it all has been difficult.

My wife and I have been married for a few months shy of 16 years, and Cricket has been a constant in our lives for almost all of it. We’ve grown up together with her and learned a ton about one another though caring for her. I’m not sure where our relationship would be if it wasn’t for this dog blessing our lives. Here’s a few more pictures of her one last time on here. Thank you for reading this. It’s one of the last things I feel I need to do in order to really start moving forward again.

Here she is as a pup trying on (and despising) some shoes that my wife found for her. The second is her testing out her “Crickie Claus” outfit so she was ready for her first Christmas performance for our nieces and nephews.
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Up next is a few shots of her and her encounters and observations of animals over the years.
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My wife taught Cricket how to open presents, so she was always very excited on Christmas and her birthday.


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She loved to cuddle and also get belly rubs.

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She was my ride along whether she was happy with the seating arrangements or not.


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She liked to be left alone when it was nap time.
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But she loved to pose for pictures.

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Ok that’s the last of them. I appreciate any of you who have made it this far. You must be dog lovers. And since you’re a dog lover, I’ll leave you with a quote from my good friend and former (always) Desert Storm Marine who helped me put things into perspective after hearing me pour my guts out to him. He took a nice pause and then said to me “if you’re not torn up and left with a big void in your heart and in your life after losing a dog, well you sure as hell didn’t deserve to have that dog in the first place.”
It's never easy. The line that echos in my head is that while they are only a small portion of our lives, we are their whole life. We lost two seniors a month apart in '22. I still think about them. My mourning has turned into increased affection for our current pups. I like to think that on some level they all know.
 
After Scout (13yrs old) our last springer I told the wife that I couldn't go thru that again. Then she brings this little guy home and man I tell you he is such a joy in our lives. Never thought I'd have an ankle biter oh how life changes.
 
After Scout (13yrs old) our last springer I told the wife that I couldn't go thru that again. Then she brings this little guy home and man I tell you he is such a joy in our lives. Never thought I'd have an ankle biter oh how life changes.
We were the same way. Had three, lost two, swore that was it, fell for another. lol
 
This was a couple of trucks ago but the same window graphic is on my current 2023 Tremor. Unfortunately all 4 dogs have gone on to their reward but this is my tribute to them.
 

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Great quote here
Thank you for sharing this window into the wonderful relationship you had with Cricket, what a treasure. When the pain of loss finally begins to fade, may your happy memories of your time together remain as bright as the day they they were made.

I hope things went well for you with your procedure as well and that's you're solidly on the mend.
Great quote here...
 

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This was a couple of trucks ago but the same window graphic is on my current 2023 Tremor. Unfortunately all 4 dogs have gone on to their reward but this is my tribute to them.
So awesome!!
 
This is our Wire haired Jack Russell, Mickelson. He was 18 years old and we had to put him down last week. I miss him every day.
So sorry to hear. We decided to exit the dog world after we had to say goodbye to the last of our 4. The older I get the loss is too much to bear.
 
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My sympathies to you for your loss. It’s definitely hard to lose them. One day at a time my friend. We will get through this.
 
Thank you for sharing this window into the wonderful relationship you had with Cricket, what a treasure. When the pain of loss finally begins to fade, may your happy memories of your time together remain as bright as the day they they were made.

I hope things went well for you with your procedure as well and that's you're solidly on the mend.
Thank you for the kind words. Recovery from a double disc replacement in my neck was quickly put on the back burner when my pup got sick. By the time I started thinking about my health again, I was already feeling better and moving my neck way more freely. A few more weeks and I should be back to normal.
 
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