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Goodbye Old Friend.

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by 70 StangMan, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. 70 StangMan

    70 StangMan Well-Known Member Donator

    Our oldest lost his fight with cancer last night. We were dreading having to take the drive in a few days but Cooper lifted that burden from us last night when he passed in his sleep. Rest in Peace Dear Cooper. You are loved and missed greatly.
  2. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    I am really sorry to hear that. We have an aging dog that is having problems as well. They become such an important part of the family which makes saying goodbye even more difficult. I will be thinking about you.

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    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Some know exactly how you feel. RIP
  4. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    RIP Cooper, sorry to hear about his passing.
  5. FordDude

    FordDude Well-Known Dude Staff Member Moderator

    I know kinda long story, but I hope to meet an old friend one day. Sorry for the loss of a member of your family.

    "No Dogs In Heaven"

    An old man and his dog were walking down a hot, dusty road lined with a beautiful white fence on both sides. As they walked along, the old man and his dog became very thirsty and tired.

    Soon, they came to a gate in the fence where, on the other side, they saw a nice grassy, wooded area surrounding a cool clear pool of fresh water. "Just where a thirsty 'huntin' dog and a man would like to rest!" thought the old man. But there was a sign over the gate that read "No Dogs" so they walked on.

    Further on, they came upon a man in flowing white robes standing just inside a strong iron gate across a path that led to a beautiful, sunny meadow with a cool clear stream running through it.

    "'Scuse me Sir," said the old man, "My dog and I have been on this road all day. Mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?" "Of course!" The man said. "Come on in and rest. You look thirsty and tired." The old man said, "We sure are!" and started through the gate with his dog.

    The gatekeeper stopped him. "Sorry, you can come in but your dog can't come with you. "You see, this is Heaven, and dogs aren't allowed here. He has to stay out here on the road." "What kind of Heaven won't allow dogs?" said the old man. "Well, if he can't come in, then I'll stay out here on the road with him. He's been my faithful companion all his life and I won't desert him now."

    "Suit yourself," said the gatekeeper, "but I have to warn you, the Devil's on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you into his place. He'll promise you anything, but dogs can't go there either. If you won't leave that dog on the road, you'll spend all Eternity on the road with him. Better if you stay here."

    "Well, I'm stayin' with my dog," replied the man and he and the dog walked on. Gradually, the fence became more and more faded and rundown until they finally reached a spot where the boards fell away completely leaving a gap. Another man dressed in old, ragged clothes sat just inside the broken fence under a shady tree.

    "'Scuse me Sir," said the old man, "My dog and I have been on this road all day. Mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?" "Of course!" The man said. "Come on in and rest. There's some cold water here under the tree. Make yourself comfortable."

    The old man paused, "but what about my dog? Can he can come in, too? The man up the road said dogs weren't allowed here, and they had to stay on the road." The other man answered, "Well, you look pretty tired and thirsty. Would you come in here and rest if you had to leave that dog?"

    "No sir!" the old man replied, "A glass of cold water and some shade would be mighty fine right about now but I won't come in if my buddy here can't come too. I didn't go to Heaven because my dog couldn't come with me, so I sure as how ain't about to go to Hell without him neither."

    The man smiled and said, "Welcome to Heaven, and bring your dog!" The old man exclaimed, "You mean this is Heaven? And my dog can come with me? Then why did that fellow down the road say they weren't allowed in Heaven?" The man replied, "That was the Devil and he gets all the souls who are willing to give up a life-long companion for small comfort because they think it will make their lives a little easier."

    The man continued, "They soon find out their mistake, but, then it's too late. The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there. God wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all, He created them to be man's companions in life, why would he separate them in death?"

    - Story is based on an episode of The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling

  6. SkidMark

    SkidMark Active Member

    Sorry for your loss.

    After our last dog passed I told my wife no more pets. Lasted a month. Can't imagine life without a dog.
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  7. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your loss. RIP Cooper.
  8. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear. Our pets do become family members.

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  9. Teebone

    Teebone Active Member

    So sorry for the loss of your pal Cooper.
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  11. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear about his passing.

    Never argue with a Moron. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
  12. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels at c2 Donator

    Sorry to hear the sad news Dale. Our companions may leave us, but they'll never be forgotten.
  13. 70 StangMan

    70 StangMan Well-Known Member Donator

    Amen Brother. Thank you all for the kind words and thoughts. They mean a lot right now.
  14. sgtjunior

    sgtjunior Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss Dale

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