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Old August 1st, 2013, 10:00 PM
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I just saw this thread. I took my best friend Turk with me to Colorado to pick up my Defender. I am positive at 12 years old, his days and moments here are coming to an end.

Back story. One of my Army brothers and I met at Infantry Basic in 08. We went to OCS together (wrong decision there) and all the subsequent training after. Many a cigar and chats would fall to his time he fell in love with the Defender when he was in Britain doing some classes at Oxford. My eye was caught when my grandpa would talk about the "truck" he had while working in Africa. The plan was that after coming back from Afghanistan, we would go ahead and fulfil our Defender quest.

On June 6th 2010 the world lost a fantastic human in the Khogyani district of Afghanistan. 2LT Michael Everett McGahan forever young. I was his special escort to Arlington. I lost sight of the Defender for a few years.

As my military service has started to come to an end, Turk (my Akita) has reminded me that it was time to get one. I had friends that asked to come with to help drive it back. But I had to do this trip with Turk, an Akita, A Japanese breed known for its loyalty and tough aloofness. Turk who loved the Japirish (Mike was half Japanese and half Scotch Irish) almost immediately and that was rare.

Off Turk and I went, and when I saw the Crusty but awesome 87 sitting there, well I am glad Ned the owner was still driving down to sell it to me. I needed some time. I was probably still a little too emotional when he did arrive lol.

Defenders tend to not be just any car, they have stories. And this one will forever be tied to my brother Mike and this old soul sitting here as I type, Turk. Our time is not guaranteed, but its a beautiful thing.

We got our Defenders after all.
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Old August 1st, 2013, 10:18 PM
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I came home yesterday and my Bitch had turned into a Pussy...
awesome ... Paddington approves!
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Old August 1st, 2013, 11:05 PM
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I just saw this thread. I took my best friend Turk with me to Colorado to pick up my Defender. I am positive at 12 years old, his days and moments here are coming to an end.

Back story. One of my Army brothers and I met at Infantry Basic in 08. We went to OCS together (wrong decision there) and all the subsequent training after. Many a cigar and chats would fall to his time he fell in love with the Defender when he was in Britain doing some classes at Oxford. My eye was caught when my grandpa would talk about the "truck" he had while working in Africa. The plan was that after coming back from Afghanistan, we would go ahead and fulfil our Defender quest.

On June 6th 2010 the world lost a fantastic human in the Khogyani district of Afghanistan. 2LT Michael Everett McGahan forever young. I was his special escort to Arlington. I lost sight of the Defender for a few years.

As my military service has started to come to an end, Turk (my Akita) has reminded me that it was time to get one. I had friends that asked to come with to help drive it back. But I had to do this trip with Turk, an Akita, A Japanese breed known for its loyalty and tough aloofness. Turk who loved the Japirish (Mike was half Japanese and half Scotch Irish) almost immediately and that was rare.

Off Turk and I went, and when I saw the Crusty but awesome 87 sitting there, well I am glad Ned the owner was still driving down to sell it to me. I needed some time. I was probably still a little too emotional when he did arrive lol.

Defenders tend to not be just any car, they have stories. And this one will forever be tied to my brother Mike and this old soul sitting here as I type, Turk. Our time is not guaranteed, but its a beautiful thing.

We got our Defenders after all.

Time to have new adventures! Good luck with that 90!!
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Old September 1st, 2013, 07:14 PM
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I need the older style Raingler nets with the smaller squares. Murphy my dog just started doing this. It doesn't look as bad from the inside.
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Old September 1st, 2013, 07:17 PM
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Well the new dog bed just arrived and it was well received. This is the BEST dog bed I've seen!

OK that's freaking me out...the dog has a smiley face spot pattern on her ribs!
Bill, great lookin dog!!!!!!!!!
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Old September 1st, 2013, 11:20 PM
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Bill, great lookin dog!!!!!!!!!
Thanks! Still just trying to get through the stupid puppy stuff! She traveled well on the trip to Colorado and back so that wasn't so bad...
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Old September 14th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Dove hunting this morning
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Old September 14th, 2013, 02:49 PM
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On strike

Front bumper so I don't forget her!
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Old September 14th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Front bumper so I don't forget her!
Won't forget her when she is sitting next to you ;-)
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 11:23 PM
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Rousey is gettin to be a Big Girl after only 6 months...two days till the big fix...snippin of the tubes!
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 11:40 PM
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I need the older style Raingler nets with the smaller squares. Murphy my dog just started doing this. It doesn't look as bad from the inside.
have the option of buying a dog with a larger head . the cone of shame might also help.

if both of those fail there is always a dog helmet and doggles, however my research would suggest that the dog skull is harder than the helmet by 10 fold.

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Old September 24th, 2013, 01:41 PM
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Jack the bodyguard. 75lb white boxer. Goofy as hell, but a great dog
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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:33 AM
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Sadly, my girlfriend's family dog, Clery, had to be put down this morning. She was an 11.5 year old White Golden Retriever, and her health had failed pretty quickly over the past 2 weeks. She was a real sweetheart, and was the only dog that my dog seemed to actually respect. She was never much of a road-trip-friendly dog, but loved riding around in the D90.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:38 AM
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Sadly, my girlfriend's family dog, Clery, had to be put down this morning. She was an 11.5 year old White Golden Retriever, and her health had failed pretty quickly over the past 2 weeks. She was a real sweetheart, and was the only dog that my dog seemed to actually respect. She was never much of a road-trip-friendly dog, but loved riding around in the D90.
Sorry to hear - she's in a better place.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:41 AM
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Sorry to hear that Josh... she must be pretty broken up about it. I recently took "ownership" of an 8 year old landseer Newfy named burton who has quickly become my best friend. He used to ride in Heeps, but now is a Land Rover only dog.


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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Sadly, my girlfriend's family dog, Clery, had to be put down this morning. She was an 11.5 year old White Golden Retriever, and her health had failed pretty quickly over the past 2 weeks. She was a real sweetheart, and was the only dog that my dog seemed to actually respect. She was never much of a road-trip-friendly dog, but loved riding around in the D90.
Damn, very sorry to hear this Josh. Our first Weim went downhill very quickly. x-rays showed a mass on the spine and in less than a week he couldn't pick up his hind leg. He was almost 13.

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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Thanks guys. She wasn't even my dog, but there was no mistaking her love and loyalty for kids and adults, so even I got a little teary-eyed this morning when I read the e-mail from her father about having to bring her to the vet to be taken down. Here she was at home on Thursday when they brought her back from the hospital. We went out there on Friday, and she still seemed to be in good spirits but she had to go back that night out of fear that she was getting dehydrated. Over the past 2 weeks she had been in the vet hospital more than she had been home, and even though she seemed happy, she just wasn't eating or drinking anymore, so they had to make the tough decision this AM.
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It was the same at the end for both our English Setter and Golden.

Tough times indeed. You never forget their love.
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