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    Default I know it's coming soon.

    My wife and I have been married nearly 51 years, and we have owned Boxers since our first year. Well we had our last girl put down about a year ago and it's been different for sure. No happy faces staring out at us when coming home and walking up the front porch, no sniffing at the bottom of the door when we pull into the garage on the bike. We have enjoyed the freedom that comes along with not having a dog, but the house just seems empty.

    We will be going to Fla for two weeks in January and I can tell just by the wife's actions and what she looks at on the computer that it won't be long before another pup is in the house after we return. But at 70 years old my concern is who will look after it when we are gone and our son already has 3 dogs of his own. I hope to live longer than my 80's, but don't know if I want to go thru the heartbreak of losing another 4 legged family member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mykneesbehurtin View Post
    My wife and I have been married nearly 51 years, and we have owned Boxers since our first year. Well we had our last girl put down about a year ago and it's been different for sure. No happy faces staring out at us when coming home and walking up the front porch, no sniffing at the bottom of the door when we pull into the garage on the bike. We have enjoyed the freedom that comes along with not having a dog, but the house just seems empty.

    We will be going to Fla for two weeks in January and I can tell just by the wife's actions and what she looks at on the computer that it won't be long before another pup is in the house after we return. But at 70 years old my concern is who will look after it when we are gone and our son already has 3 dogs of his own. I hope to live longer than my 80's, but don't know if I want to go thru the heartbreak of losing another 4 legged family member.
    Iíve had dogs in my household all of my life.. basically since the day I was born until maybe six or seven years ago. Iím 77 and I will get a dog in an instant if my wife would agree to it but she said after all these years of having a dog she doesnít want to go through it again.. so as of now I have to be content with just looking at all the dogs collars from all the dogs Iíve had over the years that I have hanging up in my garage.. Iím going over to my sons house and let the dogs out for a run and actually as Iím typing this now Iím sitting in my sons yard with his two Frenchyís just let them run aroundÖ Your wife wants a dog you want a dog donít let your ages bother you and matter-of-fact having a dog around the house will keep you alive longer 👍Ö So my advice is to get two of them..🦮🦮👍👍..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mykneesbehurtin View Post
    My wife and I have been married nearly 51 years, and we have owned Boxers since our first year. Well we had our last girl put down about a year ago and it's been different for sure. No happy faces staring out at us when coming home and walking up the front porch, no sniffing at the bottom of the door when we pull into the garage on the bike. We have enjoyed the freedom that comes along with not having a dog, but the house just seems empty.

    We will be going to Fla for two weeks in January and I can tell just by the wife's actions and what she looks at on the computer that it won't be long before another pup is in the house after we return. But at 70 years old my concern is who will look after it when we are gone and our son already has 3 dogs of his own. I hope to live longer than my 80's, but don't know if I want to go thru the heartbreak of losing another 4 legged family member.
    This is such a difficult thing to decide. Other people will toss if off to - aw... dogs are adjustable - they'll find a loving home soon.

    Just something to think about. My circumstance is: My goal is to live past these dogs' lives so that they won't be put out to a shelter. I don't know of anyone who would take them upon my demise. Three are rescue dogs and I would hate to have them separated now ... nobody is going to adopt them to keep them together... and ... people don't want senior dogs. They start having medical/dental problems and the vet $$$$ is extremely high today. I had 4 dogs, the oldest passed a year ago...I was down to 3. I had been taking care of a very elderly lady's dog on and off for the last 3 years. She passed away in June and had no family or friends that could/would take the dog... I just could not bear to let him go to a rescue facility... he's sweet, intelligent, housebroken, good, doesn't shed... so, I have 4 dogs again. They do keep me confined as to travel because it is so expensive to board them and I don't know anyone who would come in to take care of them. I did research some services that do this but they were actually higher than the boarding kennel. I could kick myself all around the world 10 times for doing this but I did, its done, I love him, and he has a home with me and 3 companions until one of us "deaths do us part".. My will has provisions for them... they are all senior enough I don't expect but maybe another 5-7 years left for them - trying my best to keep me healthy to be here for them.

    You just have to decide what is best for you - much like trying to decide between motorcycle brands, kits, support for each.. and you know that drill... Good Luck and let us know what you do... there are no wrong decisions.
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    I am in the same boat its a constant fight with myself not to get another one and the wife thinks the same way I do

    The wife and I have had dogs all our lives . We grew up with the dogs our parents had.

    Three years ago we had to put our last dog down he was 13 years old

    Out of all the dogs we/our parents had he was very special for some reason !

    I dont want to go thru losing another one again its bothering me to type this now just thinking about him

    Also we have gotten used to not having to rush home from someplace to let one out

    and we can at a moments notice leave without having to make arrangements for a sitter

    Which is nice and I mean days/weeks not just hours.

    Plus we no longer have a fenced in yard. the dog would have to be walked several times a day

    which I dont mind but my back would mind

    So for the foreseeable future we will remain dog less

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    As far as a shelter goes our neighbor always comes over and feeds them for us when we are gone for more than a day, plus we have a BIG yard that is fenced with 6 ft chain link along with a doggie door. And yes no matter how crappy of a day you are having, the pups are always glad to see ya. Decisions decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino 2 View Post
    Iíve had dogs in my household all of my life.. basically since the day I was born until maybe six or seven years ago. Iím 77 and I will get a dog in an instant if my wife would agree to it but she said after all these years of having a dog she doesnít want to go through it again.. so as of now I have to be content with just looking at all the dogs collars from all the dogs Iíve had over the years that I have hanging up in my garage.. Iím going over to my sons house and let the dogs out for a run and actually as Iím typing this now Iím sitting in my sons yard with his two Frenchyís just let them run aroundÖ Your wife wants a dog you want a dog donít let your ages bother you and matter-of-fact having a dog around the house will keep you alive longer 👍Ö So my advice is to get two of them..🦮🦮👍👍..
    At one time we had 3 boxers our male was nearly 100 lbs so with three of them in the bed with us a king sized bed rapidly became a single for the wife and I lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mykneesbehurtin View Post
    At one time we had 3 boxers our male was nearly 100 lbs so with three of them in the bed with us a king sized bed rapidly became a single for the wife and I lol.
    Not to try to out do you.....At one time i had Two Newfies and a Wheaton.....

    The Male Newf was extra large clocking in at 206...The Female was 165..

    And if any of them got into/on our bed ' My Wife would have made bear skin rugs out of them and Me.......And don't let anyone tell you that Newf's and Wheaton's don't shed.

    At least the Wheaten didn't Drool....I would have to carry a Drool rag when walking the Newf's.......But Dam i miss them.........
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    Weíre a furbabies couple. I know the day is coming. I retire in 5-7 years so after that it will be hard to make the decision to get another one or two hounds.
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    Had 3 Shitz Tzuís. Bought one , inherited another and adopted the third . Hence the three Musketeers. After putting down the last one , my avatar , I didnít want to go thru the heart breaking routine again .

    A year had past . Having coffee and staring at my roommate, I said ďThere is somthing missing hereĒ . Thatís when both her and I realized we need another dog . We searched months to rescue another Shitz Tzu , but had no luck . We finally found a mixed Shitz and think Pug at a rescue foster home . Mr Beans has filled that void . The only question is who will outlive who !Click image for larger version. 

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