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10-24-2013 09:10 PM
Tater Todd Sorry for your loss. I still think about Elyut (Elliott) and I lost him 8 years ago. But his framed picture still hangs in my garage.
10-24-2013 07:48 PM
GermanShepherdJeeper I am sorry for your loss of marmol
10-24-2013 06:47 PM
Johnnymoto SCPO, there ( Oceana Clinic ) was a person I know that perhaps you knew, Dr. Rudy Ruiz. He was a civilian Dr. there, good fellow, we became good friends. I hope you ever got to meet him, awesome guy.
Base was pretty and nice, I lived there, but was attached ( SEA Op DET ) to the Roosevelt for 5 years. I love Oceana, great place. My brother was also in the Navy in Little Creek, USS Saginaw.
Nice meeting you Chief !!!
10-24-2013 06:47 PM
SmugglersBlues This poem always helps me.

The Rainbow Bridge Poem - The beautiful journey of a pet after death
10-24-2013 06:39 PM
Senior Chief
Originally Posted by Johnnymoto View Post
SCPO, thanks for the kind words man !!!

I was in the Old US NAVY myself, AT2, 87-94, Memphis, NAS Oceana, CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt, AIMD 600 Div.
Learned a lot from them, am what I am thanks to them, thanks Senior Chief !!!
I was TAD to the clinic onboard Oceana before going to FMSS (84).... It was all Tomcats and Indruders then... Not a lot of Corpsmen to hang out with, so a lot of my friends at the time were Airdales ... Know the E-club there well..
10-24-2013 06:20 PM
Johnnymoto SCPO, thanks for the kind words man !!!

I was in the Old US NAVY myself, AT2, 87-94, Memphis, NAS Oceana, CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt, AIMD 600 Div.
Learned a lot from them, am what I am thanks to them, thanks Senior Chief !!!
10-24-2013 06:10 PM
Senior Chief I am truly sorry for your loss.

I parted company with my best friend recently due to a Divorce... I can only echo what others have said, and restate that someone like yourself, so possessed of love for your dog, certainly provided a life rich in affection and comfort.. That the life he left behind was a good one... I'm sure you did as much to enrich his existence, as he did yours

He was lucky to have you.....

10-24-2013 01:48 PM
Johnnymoto My heart is with all of you who have lost dear freinds, I guess we can celebrate that they are all together in Heaven running and barking and having some fun, or perhaps they have reincarnated, and are helping somebody else cope with lonelyness and making them happy !!!!!
God Bless all those hairy pals, our Dogs !!!!
10-24-2013 01:43 PM
Johnnymoto Thanks to all. And I can see there are other people who also lost their friends too, I feel what you feel, going through that now.
I remember, when I got full Custody of my two kids, I bought a small wood house, in much need of repairs, and every other weekend, my kids went with their mother, and in summers and Christmas. I was working on that house almost 24/7 every minute I got off from my job. And I remember, me mixing cement, cutting wood, diging, hammering, painting, etc, Marmol was always within sight, he moved every time I moved away from position, from room to room, to outside, etc., I bet he was watching over me, I bet he was some kind of an angel protecting my good will of fixing that old house for my kids. And what about all the times I left to work ( or party ), every single time, Marmol was there, waiting, quietly, and peacefully, and considering he was not fenced or tied in any way or manner, he stayed, he never left us, he knew we were coming back, and he watched our property like a good soldier, and never let us down, never quit, never left. I still have to find a friend who will wait for you while you work or party, I guess that is true unconditional love and loyalty. He helped my son Jorge cope with me being away for the 7 years until I got full custody of them, but I would never guess Marmol would be the one who helped me cope with my kids being away so many times, and today I look at our old little house, our Home, a although Marmol could not grab a hammer or mix some concrete, he help me put it together, and my soul too, by sticking with me and giving me unconditional company.
10-24-2013 12:59 PM
SWAMP RAT I'm so sorry for your loss. It is very heartbreaking. We lost our dog of fifteen years a couple of weeks ago. Not a minute goes by that I don't miss him. But they are in a much better place.
10-24-2013 12:56 PM
BonesBrigade Had to go through this twice in one year with my two beloved friends. I don't know why, but I found it more difficult than when my father passed. My wife had a dog when I met her and we still have him but after this one, I won't be able to take it again. I still have the best memories of my two darling girls who I rescued many years ago and while the hurt eventually recedes, my memories never fade.

Dogs are so innocent and want nothing but to be loved and have a good human or two to take care of them and treat them kindly. It sounds like you are one of these, Johnny. My thoughts are with you.
10-24-2013 12:43 PM
DrewG I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. My thoughts are with you and your family...I know how tough it is to lose a dog / best friend.
10-24-2013 11:26 AM
Rusty Pancelode It hurts us so much when our dogs have to go because we love them so much.
Why do we love them so much?
Well, maybe it's because they love us unconditionally and provide us with companionship and a faithful friend.

I know all too well how losing one of these friends can be very difficult.
Even though one heals over time and it does get better, the sadness from that loss never really goes away.

Even so, I'd rather have had the time with a good friend and then suffer the loss, than to never have had the friend to begin with.

I'm sorry that Marmol had to go.
You and your family will be in my thoughts.
10-24-2013 11:01 AM
Johnnymoto Thanks HBGirl, thanks for the kind words and understanding.
10-24-2013 10:06 AM
hbgirl I'm so sorry to hear of Marmol's passing; I hope that knowing he is no longer in pain and suffering can be of some comfort.

Anytime I lose a pet, I always seem to gravitate back to this:

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...
Rest in sweet peace, Marmol.

10-24-2013 09:18 AM
Johnnymoto Hi friends at W.F.
I wanted to share with you good people, that Marmol passed away last week. The Doctor found that the constant licking of his belly was due to pain on his belly, due to a Cancer Tumor in his intestines. I guess he just wanted to relief some of the pain by licking, causing all those skin infections. This time, the Vet said the tumor was so big inside that was jamming his small intestine, causing him not to be able to evacuate, Doctor said he was in extreme pain, and would die from the clogged intestine soon. He would cry all day, sore of bloody tears dried on his eyes, we had to constantly clean them. He was put to sleep, and we stayed with him all the time, I held his head as he fell asleep, then quietly went to Heaven in our arms. After giving it a lot of thought, I realize, that it took us a year to finally accept his illness and his fate. I believe the external tumor that developed, gave my son Jorge a visual way of everyday acceptance of his eventual fate, and I believe Jorge eventually accepted it too. Jorge was the one who gave permission to help him go to Heaven with the Vets noble help. We accepted it together, as a Family, and we all cried, and we all miss him very much. Marmol, was a True Friend. We interred him in our yard, next to Lola the mother of Sancho, his surviving son ( now 4 years old ). I thank you all for listening to us on those dificult days, it is easy to find people, but it is difficult to find people who understand how much a Dog can be Loved. THANKS TO ALL HERE.
01-03-2013 09:22 PM
1jeeplvr Im sooo glad you posted about him.I was thinking about you and Marmol but I hadent heard anything so I was afraid to ask.You make sure you give him extra hugs & kisses.
01-02-2013 01:26 PM
hbgirl So happy to hear this! Big hugs for Marmol.
01-02-2013 10:20 AM
shell I came to this thread late, but I'm very happy to hear that he is doing much better. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. Dogs are wonderful creatures that love us no matter what. The Jeepers on this forum were here for me when I lost my almost 17 year old best friend Daisy Mae. Know that we are here for you.
01-02-2013 10:11 AM
Johnnymoto For all those who sent us good wishes and hopes here is new info.
Marmol is doing alright, he survived the infection and is getting better every day. The wound which got to be as big as about 45 square inches between his rear legs ( a skin infection ), is finally more than 90% closed. We had to keep him with the neck collar until yesterday, because he always wanted to lick the wound and that was the problem in the very beginning, he was hurting himself without knowing it, licking, in this case, was not helping himself. He is doing alright for now, and we are hoping the infection does not come back somewhere else. We still don`t know what caused it, but I have the feeling something bit him or sting him, perhaps fireants, and it got really really bad.
I from my heart thank you for your prayers and thoughts and wish you ALL A VERY COOL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks a whole lot to ALL !!!!
12-11-2012 11:49 AM
TJ-GTR Very sorry to hear about your beloved family member. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
12-11-2012 10:48 AM
GREEN-MACHINE thoughts and prayers going out to you and your dog,,,, keep us posted on how he makes out.
12-11-2012 09:12 AM
BAP as i sat here reading this i had cold chills,,i know how it is our pets are family,,i kept thinking do not give up on him,,, he is in my prayers,,
we all know all to well how it feels to lose part of the family,,,but lab,s even mix are tough,strong dogs,,,--i have 2 now the mother lucy and her son which is half lab and great dane,,,,best dogs ive ever had the pleasure of haveing..--lucy is old and someday soon it will be her time,,

please keep us posted...---prayers sent your way..
12-11-2012 07:39 AM
warbird24 Dogs are family to be sure. I lost the best dog i ever had over two years ago. Miska was a wonderful Keeshonden. She was much loved by the whole family. She started going blind at about 14 years of age, and then started having small strokes at 15. She had a massive one at 15 1/2 that left her motionless in my arms. It was hard taking her on her last ride in the Jeep.

Dog and Jeeps.....Once you've had one, you want another one when they are gone.

You and Marmol will be in my prayers. I hope for solace and comfort in the times ahead.
12-11-2012 07:23 AM
hdb I am sorry to hear about Marmol, I hope the best for him.
12-10-2012 10:25 PM
Rubicon 13 Im glad to hear that he is doing better. He is a beautiful looking boy. Best of luck
12-10-2012 10:24 PM
BlueRidgeYJ My thoughts are with you, friend, and it saddens me deeply to hear about Marmols recent struggles.

As a lifelong dog owner and having sent 2 of my best friends on already, seeing that picture and hearing your story, I can assure you dogs do not live that long, or fight so hard, unless they know they are loved and have a home - in the truest possible sense of the word. A place where they are part of a family, based on love and mutual respect, and a place they are happy to stay.

Bless you for giving him so many wonderful years and such a reason to fight.
12-10-2012 10:12 PM
1jeeplvr Im very happy to hear your boy is doing better.Just be sure he doesent continue to hurt.We lost our boy 2 yrs ago and it still hurts.Just enjoy every minute you have with him.Dogs just dont live long enough.Im going to give our girls kisses right now!!!
12-10-2012 09:58 PM
Vici Sounds like Marmol is getting good care. I worked for a vet for almost 10years and I really believe they know when you're trying to help them feel better. At least he's with dog people when he can't be with you.

I hope he's feeling better and back home soon. I've seen some amazing recoveries.
12-10-2012 07:02 PM
Johnnymoto Thanks to all.
Marmol is "Hanging in there".
Doctor-Vet says he has a chance to survive because he still eating well. What he has is a really bad skin infection that has eaten a lot of flesh between his rear legs, and he was licking it so hard that he was hurting himself every minute. They say is possible he can survive, but we had to leave him in the Hospital because he needs almost perfect cleanliness and rest. They can provide that better than our yard. So he will stay there as long as the Doc says for now. If the infection stops growing, he can still make it. They put lots of good stuff on his skin, and injections, and is up to his strenght to fight the disease. Doc says he has to be treated awake, because he is too old and weak to survive a sedative. So he is suffering A LOT. Doctor only suggested treatment, so is up to him to fight it and survive. My son Jorge is very optimistic, but also realizes he won`t live for many years if he survives. Jorge is accepting reality, and getting prepared for the worst.
Thanks a million for being supportive, for being there for us.
Will keep you informed.
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