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    So close to tears! I split with my partner of 3 years on the weekend and we had 2 dogs. One is mine and one is his so in a way I lost one of my dogs.
    I understand the struggle about an older dog. My dalmatian is 13, I got her when I was 10 and she was my childhood best friend, I wasnt a very cool kid so I would spend my days exploring the yard with my dog. She is still with us but she is slow and takes a long time to get up and an even longer time to lie down. She can still see, hear etc just fine and is still very happy but I know she will go downhill quickly soon and that she wont be around much longer. Best of luck with your decision and recovery. You can only take it one day at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    Thanks everyone for your support and also for sharing your own experiences on "when its time". So far for the most part Jack is happy and energetic, its just when he exerts himself that i can see there is a problem. I'm trying to let him chase the ball at the beach every day still, just i'm now limiting it to 5 - 10 throws, rather than the 100+ he used to do. Today he chased his ball for about 10 minutes but soon was showing signs of exhaustion, so i put the ball away and just let him have a sniff around and try and hump a few dogs(i just disown him while he's doing that lol). On the way back to the car he fell behind and was struggling by the time we finally got there .... a bit of rest, and he's back to normal. So i'll just keep taking him to the beach each day and limit his exertion, i think he'd rather die having some fun than laying around the house day in day out, at least i know i would!
    Oh my goodness, Jack humps other dogs? I am relieved to know this. Oskar is a 5 month old pest...we take him to the beach every day and he tries to hump other dogs. He has tried to hump human legs, and even tried humping my boyfriend when he was playing on the ground. Jack certainly sounds like a character

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClareBear View Post
    So close to tears! I split with my partner of 3 years on the weekend and we had 2 dogs. One is mine and one is his so in a way I lost one of my dogs.
    I understand the struggle about an older dog. My dalmatian is 13, I got her when I was 10 and she was my childhood best friend, I wasnt a very cool kid so I would spend my days exploring the yard with my dog. She is still with us but she is slow and takes a long time to get up and an even longer time to lie down. She can still see, hear etc just fine and is still very happy but I know she will go downhill quickly soon and that she wont be around much longer. Best of luck with your decision and recovery. You can only take it one day at a time.
    Not to steal the spotlight off Jack, but oh my goodness ClareBear, my heart goes out to you. 3 years is a long time...and just to let you know, I wasn't a very cool kid at school either. I used to go to the library (voluntarily lol) at lunch times and read national geographics mags or books on rock music, mostly 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    Oh my goodness, Jack humps other dogs? I am relieved to know this. Oskar is a 5 month old pest...we take him to the beach every day and he tries to hump other dogs. He has tried to hump human legs, and even tried humping my boyfriend when he was playing on the ground. Jack certainly sounds like a character
    haha until Jack got desexed i'd never seen him "hump" anything. After he lost his manhood he just can't help himself, although he does seem a little choosey on which dogs he'll go for. I put it down to dominance i.e if you're a top you're da man, if you're a bottom you're someone elses bitch. Jack will arc up at any dog that tries to mount him. It has been quite interesting watching his interactions with other dogs since i've reduced his ball play

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    Enjoy your days at the beach!
    If he's still humping there there is still a fair bit of life in him, lol.

    I hope I cark it at the beach when my time is up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    haha until Jack got desexed i'd never seen him "hump" anything. After he lost his manhood he just can't help himself, although he does seem a little choosey on which dogs he'll go for. I put it down to dominance i.e if you're a top you're da man, if you're a bottom you're someone elses bitch. Jack will arc up at any dog that tries to mount him. It has been quite interesting watching his interactions with other dogs since i've reduced his ball play
    Oskar hasn't had the snip yet, but it's gonna happen soon lol, then he will probably hump like crazyyyy It is embarrassing isn't it lol

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    Just a little update on jack. After his last downturn, i slowly built up the amount of excercise he had until he was doing a solid 30 minutes of chasing his ball daily. He's never quite come right but he was a lot better than he was. Unfortunately it looks like he's going into another downturn. THe last few days he's shown signs of not having normal amounts of energy. Well today i took him to the beach and actually took the ball with me(i had given him a few days of just sniffing around at the beach with no ball play cause he wasn't looking right but today he seemed to have plenty of energy) however before we even got to the beach(500m or so from the car) he was knackered. I thought i was going to have to carry him back to the car he was that bad. After 30 minutes or so of laying around he was able to walk back to the car. I'm hoping this is just another temporary downturn, he doesn't seem to be in any pain, just doesn't have the energy to back up what he wants to do.

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    Sorry to hear about the continuing health problems. But I am happy that you two still get to spend some quality time together. I hope he'll perk up a bit again and I wish you both lots of strength.

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    Was giving Jack a smacko tonight bit by bit, making him earn it and i thought of Jadielee's pics of Bella and Harley with the biscuits on their paw. So here's my photo response lol

    p.s the flash and his eyes don't go so well together

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    Aww, cute!

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