CPK Pet Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Standard78, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Not a pet picture but Casino’s post reminded me of Amazon Smile. My daughter volunteers at a rescue called Rescuing Cujo. If you didn’t know Amazon Smile will automatically donate to a charity of your choice, doesn’t cost you anything and it adds up over time. We still donate food and bowls, toys and such but this does just a bit more with no extra effort. They have tons of charities so you’re certain to find one you like.
     
  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Not a pet pic either (will be quite a while till that time again, I think) but a book recommendation for all of you dog lovers, whether you've just lost one recently like I did, lost one moons ago and left it at that or currently enjoy the companionship of your dog(s):

    I recently picked up A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron which I have found to be a very delightful book. I am liking it so much so far that I have also ordered the follow up book to it, A Dog's Journey. There was a motion picture produced back in 2017 (I was not aware of it till recently) which basically combined and condensed these two books but after reading both the books' and the movie's reviews, I personally decided to read the books instead of going the lazier route of watching the movie. I have always found out that if time permits, the books are always better encompassing literacy, imagination and one's own perspectives/conclusions! There is also a third volume A Dog's Promise plus a bunch of other ones from the same author, the latter ones (not A Dog's Promise) being more directed at school age children.

    The first book is an easy read as I assume that the rest follow the same easy path in terms of reading. Since these are written with the main character, i.e, the dog as the narrator and the story-teller, the life tales and experiences will bring copious smiles, laughter plus both tears of joy and sadness. Once you start reading it, you will immediately be familiar with how your own dog(s) would easily be "thinking" and "talking" in those ways as they go through the phases and the spectrum of their own lives. Fair warning though, you've gotta be in the right mood! If you have younger children to whom you read bedtime stories, I would also highly recommend but bring some Kleenex around ;)
     
  3. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    The fun never ends...
    The 4 amigos now live in Colorado
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  4. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
  5. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
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  6. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
  7. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    A tribute to Red Lion's Haw Creek Bear. A Chesapeake Bay Retriever. He lived for the family, and died in our arms. 14 years of wonderful protection and love in all his "Chessie" charm. The pictures are ones that my sister took here on the farm, and also at their place where he lived the last several years. They lived on our other farm, and they "adopted" him after his hunting days were over. (He did not know that).

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    He was always ready to escort the children to the creek, and to watch the young ones, and to guard against the "dangerous" squirrels and raccoons we would encounter. For which he would get praise and adoration.

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    Retrieving was programmed in a he would submerge and find his favorite rock and bring it to us...

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    At night nothing escaped his attention, and occasionally he would bring a trophy from night time forays back to the porch.
    He will be missed, and always remembered with love and warm thoughts... The children are grieving, and this also is part of life... One never replaces a dog like this... We may just learn to love another eventually for their specialness in their way, and that never diminishes the memories of the past.

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  8. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    It's FRIDAY friends!
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  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    @Brian77

    I am very very sorry for your loss. As a current grieving doggie-daddy myself, your pain and that of your family is freshly felt within me. Please pass on Uncle Matty’s sympathies to your family.

    14 years is a great feat for a larger dog but that still doesn’t dull the pain and the sadness over your loss. 14 years of true love and affection is the most wonderful gift that you had given to each other. That true sense of love will live on with every one of you for the rest of your days.
     
  10. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    That was a great tribute to Bear. Hit me right in the feels brother.
     
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  11. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    My little dog 'Fly.' She's a dandy if I do say so myself.

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  12. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
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    Beautifully written. Very sorry for your loss. One thing to take solace in that he obviously was well loved, cared for and had an amazing life.
     
  13. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    @Brian77

    So very sorry to hear of your loss, my sincerest condolences.
     
  14. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
  15. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    It's a terrible thing losing a great dog. He looks and sounds like a real treasure. Sorry for your loss.
     
  16. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
     
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  17. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Well someone has taken my carhart jacket lol
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    The above look I got when I said that’s mine lol
     
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  18. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    Mako had a lot of fun running around in the snow today!
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    my condolences, @Brian77
     
  19. BIGDORK

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 27, 2018
    We've been sitting around 0° the last few days.
    The wiener dog thought he needed to go out last night
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  20. beattheheat

    beattheheat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 13, 2018
    Bigdork,that's one hell of a fast u-turn,hahaha!
     
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