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Karson The Wonder Beagle


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Sadly Karson our beagle/basset mix went quietly to the bridge this afternoon.

 

Karson was a stray hunting pack dog left behind by hunters, who I found in the bush in South Carolina, wounded, lame, and starving. We took Karson to the vet in hopes of finding him a home, but there were no rescue/humane societies in our area, and the vet made us an offer to share the cost of "fixing him up" if we wanted to take him home.

 

Karson came home a few weeks before our first greyhound Mickey arrived, and poor Karson had no clue how to be a pet. He mostly laid in his bed and cowered every time any human came near him. It was pretty obvious that he had a tough life before being left in the woods.

 

Once Mickey arrived, Karson emulated her, and found his "pet" legs. He copied nearly her every move, and became a happy, outgoing little greyhound wannabe. He has lived nearly all of his pet years surrounded by a pack of greys, and fit in just nicely. Most recently putting up with two 2 year old rambunctious greyhound "puppies", and holding his own in play fights.

 

Karson moved with us from South Carolina to Alabama, and finally to Canada where he absolutely fell in love with snow. He was a well traveled happy little tail wagger, and loved new adventures.

 

Karson's health has been declining over the past year. Recently he had been having a hard time climbing the stairs, and was coughing and putting on a lot of weight. The vet confirmed congestive heart failure this afternoon, and he was PTS. Unfortunately I am away at work and couldn't be there, but DW and our niece were with him when he passed.

 

Fun free Karson, you will be missed ??/??/99 (approx) - 10/16/12

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I am so sorry. Rest well, Karson!

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Cindy with Miss Fancypants, Paris Bueller, Zeke, and Angus 
Dante (Dg's Boyd), Zoe (In a While), Brady (Devilish Effect), Goose (BG Shotgun), Maverick (BG ShoMe), Maggie (All Trades Jax), Sherman (LNB Herman Bad) and Indy (BYB whippet) forever in my heart
The flame that burns the brightest, burns the fastest and leaves the biggest shadow

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I'm so very sorry.

 

Godspeed Karson.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21)

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I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Karson does indeed sound like a Wonder Beagle, and a fine friend to all in your home.

 

Godspeed, sweetheart.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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There's something about those hound dogs, isn't there? Karson spent his best years with you and his buddies. I'm so sorry. Rest well, handsome boy.

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Missing my handsome men Lewis (Vs Lowrider) - 11/11/01 - 3/11/09, Kevin (Dakota's Hi Five) - 1/1/06 - 4/18/11 and my cat, Sparkle Baby - ??/??/96 - 4/23/11

"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is, in fact, the most precious and valuable possession of mankind." (Theodorus Gaza)

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:( im so sorry. Thank you for taking him in and loving him.

Mom to Macho (JS XtremeMachine 1/12/2007 -8/17/2012 ... Gotcha day 9/2/2011. I miss you BigMan)
Moonbeam (Ninos Full Moon 11/1/2009, Gotcha day 9/2/2012), Hattie (Kiowa Hats Off 4/14/2011, Gotcha day 10/13/2012), Keiva (JS Igotyourbooty 1/12/2007, Gotcha Day 1/8/2014)
Jimmy (Blu Too James 06/26/2014, Gotcha day 09/12/2015)
, a shepard mix named Tista, some cats, and some reptiles.

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I'm so sorry you had to say good-bye to Karson. How lucky for him that you found him and gave him the wonderful gift of a loving home.

Mary, mom to kitty Rebel.
Always missing Sherri (SO DELICIOUS) (12/6/2005-8/29/2018) kitties Marley (4/2000-12/3/2015) and Beady (4/1998-2/24/2006) and Dalmatian Daisy (7/25/1984-5/13/1999).

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work

and give to those who would not - Thomas Jefferson

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He is running free and painfree, there is always a spot in your heart for him, and now he has made room for a new one for you to love. Sending you hugs during this hard time.

Kathy, Bo (SK's Bozo), and Angels Storm (Greys Big Storm), Grace (Rise to Glory) and Sky(Greys Sky Dove),

My dog believes I go to work for their food and treats.

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I am so sorry! I'm sure Mickey was there to greet him. :grouphug :grouphug :grouphug

Linda, Mom to Fuzz, Barkley, and the felines Miss Kitty, Simon and Joseph.Waiting at The Bridge: Alex, Josh, Harley, Nikki, Beemer, Anna, Frank, Rachel, my heart & soul, Suze and the best boy ever, Dalton.<p>

:candle ....for all those hounds that are sick, hurt, lost or waiting for their forever homes. SENIORS ROCK :rivethead

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I'm so sorry for your loss of Karson...he sounded like he had a wonderful life with your family.

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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