My choice for Carlos Garcia

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Postby iluvk9 » January 9th, 2008, 7:00 pm

We had just moved into our house and I wanted a friend for Louie, my Lab. We found an adorable shep/husky puppy at a local rescue (Bearman!). On a very cold New Years Day, I noticed a black Lab/Chow mix standing in the street in front of my house, walking over to passing cars and sniffing as they slowed down. Then he would sit on the side and wait patiently for the next one.

He was skiddish, but friendly. I didn’t know any neighbors, so I brought him into the garage for the night. I felt bad because my two were in the warm house, but at least this one would be safe and fed.

The next day I had my son and his friend take the dog throughout the neighborhood and ask if anyone recognized him. An hour later, I see my son walking back with an empty leash. :)

It turns out, the dog broke loose from my son’s hands and ran a mile back to my house. He was now and curled up in my garage. :heartbeat:

This time, when night fell, I put the visiting dog in the den, with baby gates up. In the morning, I wake up to see him curled up in a small corner, next to my bed. He jumped the gate and found his way upstairs to our room. 8)

My husband said, “I think you have a third dog.â€
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 9th, 2008, 7:04 pm

RIP Louie and Carlos Garcia... :(
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Postby Marinepits » January 9th, 2008, 7:07 pm

Oh my gosh, Joyce! Thank you for sharing your story. :hug3:
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Postby amazincc » January 9th, 2008, 7:18 pm

Oh, Joyce... :(

He was BEAUTIFUL... I've wondered what he looked like every time you mention him... thank you for posting his picture. :hug3:
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Postby Judy » January 9th, 2008, 10:34 pm

Oh Joyce :hug3:
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Postby Jeni » January 9th, 2008, 10:45 pm

Oh Joyce, I'm so sorry. :(
He was a beautiful boy!
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 9th, 2008, 10:57 pm

Though it's sad...I like to see the love that everyone gave their dogs at the end...
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Postby luvmypitties » January 9th, 2008, 10:58 pm

Joyce I am so sorry for your loss. I know they still hurt just as much today!

Thanks for sharing the story.
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Postby cheekymunkee » January 9th, 2008, 11:00 pm

Such a regal looking boy, thank you for sharing them with us.
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Postby Malli » January 10th, 2008, 1:12 am

thank you for sharing their story
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Postby Jenn » January 10th, 2008, 1:24 am

Awww, so sorry for the loss of both of your guys :hug3:
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Postby Emi » January 10th, 2008, 11:17 am

Joyce I'm so sorry about your loss ...

What a lovely soulful dog he looks to be, he looks like an old soul.

I'm glad he found his human in you. And that they both had a wonderful life.
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Postby DropkickPA » January 10th, 2008, 3:18 pm

Thank you for sharing!! :hug3:
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Postby Favorite Kitty » January 10th, 2008, 4:06 pm

aww, he looked so soft. and his ears :) thanks for sharing your stories, joyce.
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Postby iluvk9 » January 10th, 2008, 6:14 pm

Thank you, everyone. It was actually more difficult yesterday than I expected. As you all know, the pain never goes away, it just lessens as little.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 10th, 2008, 7:02 pm

:hug3:
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Postby CinderDee » January 11th, 2008, 5:35 am

Thank you for sharing your story, Joyce.:hug3: He was such a handsome dog.
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Postby iluvk9 » January 11th, 2008, 6:58 am

Thank you for your kind words.

Tamara, his fur was like a chinchilla's. I figured it was the Chow in him.
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Postby amazincc » January 12th, 2008, 6:04 pm

It takes a lot of strength, compassion, and love to look past ones own desires and wants - I can only hope I'll be able to be as kind to my own dog when it's time, Joyce... :hug3:
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Postby iluvk9 » January 12th, 2008, 10:49 pm

That is exactly what my Mom (who was 80-ish) said, Christine. She knew how much I loved my dogs and said it was probably the most self-less thing I did.
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