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20 November 2020 - 3:55 am
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So far…. (fingers crossed)… Bo’s bodacious booty has stopped him from catching anything, lol. He will see a squirrel that will hop up to the top of the 6′ fence, run right down the fence line, and outruns him. Funny thing is, I really don’t know what he would do if he ever actually caught anything icon_lol  We have another family of feral kitties in the yard, he does the same thing. He is getting better because I shame him when he does it but fortunately everything out there has been quicker than he is so far, lol. In the house he is much gentler. If he noses the cats too much they swat him in the head and he backs off, hahah. And if he ignores them too much they will run over and head butt him until he reacts so things are mostly peaceful inside sp_hearticon2

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20 November 2020 - 10:43 am
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Oh Baxter! Like the others I applaud your reflexes but yikes! One day the skwirell kingdom may turn on you so be careful out there 😉

Wyat and Jerry were both a lot like Bo: they loved the hunt but never caught one. In fact one time we had a mouse get into the RV while we were sitting inside, and Wyatt let the bugger scamper across the floor right under his nose. I guess because the mouse wasn’t running from him, he just didn’t care. It was more about the chase for that dawg!

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24 November 2020 - 9:30 am
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LOL at the image in my head of Wyatt letting a mouse run right under his nose! 

It may be about the chase for Baxter too, I’m not sure. Baxter goes nuts when we see a cat on our walks. But earlier this year at the vet, one of the office kittens started rubbing up against him and he just gave this befuddled look at it.

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Rocky had his right front leg amputated on Valentine's Day 2017 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

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24 November 2020 - 10:46 am
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Oh yeah, if only we had caught it on video. He stared right at it!

Baxter sounds like he’s got a soft spot for kitties, maybe there’s one in your future? 😉

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24 November 2020 - 12:49 pm
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I don’t think me and kitties would get as long as well as me and doggies. And I wouldn’t trust Baxter with a kitty. I was scared he was going to try to eat the one at the vet. 

My brother’s family just got three kittens a couple of months ago. My mom says Baxter can never go visit now. 

David and Rocky (and Baxter now too!)

Rocky had his right front leg amputated on Valentine's Day 2017 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

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24 November 2020 - 1:18 pm
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Aww well at least you know yourself and Baxter well enough! No surprises is a good thing when it comes to other critters.

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I’ve mentioned my parents dogs – Ripple and Tigger – on here a few times. Unfortunately, Ripple has joined Rocky at the Bridge today. He was almost 15 and battled numerous issues like a champ the last five years or so. Sally, if you’re reading this, he was the one with the eye issues similar to Merry Myrtle. 

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Rocky had his right front leg amputated on Valentine's Day 2017 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

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27 April 2021 - 3:46 pm
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Oh no! I’m sorry you guys are coping with this heartbreak, my condolences to all of you.

Fifteen years sounds like such a long time, but it goes by in the blink of an eye doesn’t it? I imagine you and Ripple had a lot of good times together. And the whole stood by him for all those years, what a gift! Now, he will stand by you wearing his beautiful angel wings, with sweet Rocky by his side. They are never far.

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Oh David, I’m  soooo sorry! And absolutely  I know who Ripple is!  Not just bec of his eye issue, but because  we got to know him and see an occasional  picture thru his gatherings  with Rocky and Baxter♥️

Yes, we can all celebrate  a well loved and well lived life for an amazing fifteen years…….but that doesn’t  ease the grief at all.  Fifteen  years created a lot of routines  that will no longer be there and HUGE void in the hearts of all who loved him so dearly.

Several years ago, my Happy Hannah  transitioned along with several others in April…some within days of each other.  We called them  April’s Angels .  Several have also transitioned this month as well.

I  have no doubt. they were all there to greet him as he ran free and young toward the Bridge.  😇

Please, please convey to your parents how very much I appreciated  how they reached out to me when Merry Myrtle was first going blind.    Ripley’s experience helped me guide Merry Myrtle thru hers.  That sweet boy touched a lot of lives💖

When you can, I hope you’ll share more pictures of Ripple, and more about who he is.  We already know he was well loved and well cared for and enjoyed  every  moment of his earth time!

Much love to all 💖

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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