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RIP Tinker - the greatest dog of all time

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Naffa, 2 Jun 2010.

  1. Naffa


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,455

    Location: Bristol

    I'm taking my turn to call upon the sympathies of our beloved OcUK.

    My companion of eleven years died this afternoon. Her name was Tinker, and she was probably the most intelligent animal I've ever come into contact with (really). You could speak to her in near enough standard English and most of the time, she would understand you. :p


    She'd been fairly ill for the past couple of days, but passed on this afternoon. My mother was with her in her kennel and was stroking her when she suddenly stopped breathing. Apparently it was very quick, and she didn't suffer. I can't even imagine what it must have been like for my mother to be there, but I think she's grateful that she saw Tinker out.

    When I was told I couldn't breathe for a second, but I felt ok. However, when I went out to see her, just prior to her burial, I broke down. I've never lost a pet before, let alone a dog. I feel like I've lost a brother or sister, or even a best friend. She's been my companion for the best part of my life, and has always been there with me as I've grown up and experienced so much. I just can't believe how much I miss her, I had no idea I would feel like this. Only a pet owner can know how painful it is to lose one, and no matter what anybody says, they are as much a part of your family as anyone is.

    Me and my family have found some solace in the fact that she had the best life a dog could ask for, and couldn't have passed away more peacefully. She lived on our farm, with two other dogs and she was loved from the second she got home until the very second she passed away.

    Thank you very much for reading. Bye Tinker, I'll never forget you.

    EDIT: Please don't take the ':p' to be a sign of flippancy or of me being facetious, I didn't want the thread to be too depressing given how she had such a great life.
    Last edited: 2 Jun 2010
  2. JHeaton


    Joined: 19 Dec 2009

    Posts: 2,669

    Location: Lancashire

    Rest in peace. :(
  3. kibblerok


    Joined: 21 Nov 2002

    Posts: 5,011

    Location: Manchester

  4. orderoftheflame


    Joined: 28 Mar 2005

    Posts: 11,255

    Location: Newbury

    :( RIP :(

    Lovely looking pup.
  5. Acrotomophilia


    Joined: 29 Aug 2005

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  6. FBi7

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,023

    Location: Central Scotland

    Sorry to hear your news, naffa.

    RIP Tinker.
  7. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 9 Jan 2007

    Posts: 163,805

    Location: Londinium

    RIP Tinker :(
  8. Sharpedge


    Joined: 16 Sep 2008

    Posts: 132

    Location: Bristol

    RIP Tinker, naffa keep your chin up. How are the other two dogs taking it. My father has had a few German Shepards over the years and one has always gone before the other. The one left behind appears to take it rather hard, always looking round the garden for a lost pal...
  9. Martin_Man


    Joined: 2 Jun 2004

    Posts: 755

    Location: Space

    ruff ruff = RIP
  10. Alex74


    Joined: 7 May 2009

    Posts: 3,541

    Location: London

    RIP :(
  11. Stuff

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,408

    Location: Brighton

    :( <3
  12. DirtyJester


    Joined: 17 Oct 2006

    Posts: 25,680

    Feelin your pain mate .... :(
  13. Haiku

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Dec 2007

    Posts: 1,257

    Location: Edinburgh

    Sorry, dude. :(
  14. lcg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,977

    Location: London

    She looks a lovely dog. Sorry to hear this, naffa. RIP Tinker :(
  15. djohn


    Joined: 7 Oct 2005

    Posts: 619

    Location: Norwich UK

    Sorry to hear this naffa, hope your pain is not to severe. :(
  16. Ciphon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Dec 2008

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    Location: Hampshire

    Always sad to loose a pet. RIP
  17. pmbuzz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jan 2003

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    Location: Weston-Super-Mare

    Rest In Peace Tinker :(
  18. Voltage


    Joined: 5 Jul 2006

    Posts: 3,651


    Its really heart wrenching when they pass, i still miss my Labrador every day and its been years since she left me.

    The pain will passi promise, but from experience, no one will ever love you as much as your dog, that for those 13 years, while they were not long enough, i was blessed with true unconditional love. That is the memory you should cherish for the rest of your own life.
  19. Metalface Mark


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 15,375

    Location: Paisley

    Sorry to hear that, i remember how broken up i was when my first dog died, it was on November the 5th, and i was too upset to set off my fireworks, i bunked off school the next day and did a 12 rocket salute to Sascha Ranfurly Moonlight Symphony.

    My sister picked the name by the way.
  20. djmc0


    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 2,886

    Many sad faces :(