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Scout Is Gone To The Bridge And I Am Heartbroken


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Scout Brinegar: 2/24/2000-11/15/13

 

Scout was not a greyhound but he accepted my two greyhounds into my life and lived in peace and harmony with them.

My Scout was a wired haired fox terrier. He was 110% terrier. That boy was the best watch dog we ever had. He watched over his girls (my Mom and me) and he never let his guard down. He would follow me every where when I was home and once I left to go to work he stayed at my Mom’s side. Since my brother’s eye surgery he has been my brother’s devoted companion. At 13 ½ years old he still would not go and lay down and go off duty. He rarely took naps. He would stand and fall asleep on his feet. He would fall asleep sitting on the stairs.

Scout invented a game we called bone-ball. You(the dog) had to have a bone in your mouth. He took a furry tennis ball the breeder gave me and he would take his front paws and push the ball backwards thru his hind legs. If he made the ball go thru both back legs he got a point. He played this game all the time. We would tell him to play bone-ball and he would run to get his bone and his ball. He knew all of his toys by name: big mean kitty, Dr. Doris, postman, all his Fat Cat Dog Toys. He loved them.

He was the first dog that was completely mine. I found him (damn those puppy cams!), and paid for him. He was the first and last dog I will ever buy. He was never a cuddly dog. His puppyhood was just awful. I spent many a times on floor crying as he grabbed at my pant legs barking, nipping me.

He was the most challenging dog I ever had. He barked and bit us constantly. Little did we know he had bladder stones which are extremely painful. Almost from the minute I brought him home he had peeing issues, with bladder infections and accidents daily. He was diagnosised with bladder stones at 9 months old and had careful monitoring from his kidney specialist for years at great expense. He was on a prescription diet for all of his life. His body produced too much acid and his blood did not get enough oxygen. I was told never to over-exert him as he could just drop dead. Not what you want to hear about a very active puppy that desperately needed to be worn out by long walks and play time.

He was a biter and bit my Mom over 50 times drawing blood. I would come home from work and she would have band-aids all over her hands or arms. She always made excuses for him, he was on her lap and she turned her book page, or moved the newspaper and startled him. I spent almost $1,000 on behaviorists only to have my family refuse to follow thru with their suggestions.

He went to puppy kindergarden and actually came in 2nd place. The teacher was impressed that Scout behaved so well. She didn’t expect much from a fox terrier. Unfortunately he was diagnosised with his bladder stones shortly after and we never did continue our training. He would have been great at fly ball if he could have been that active.

He barked all the time and when most dogs would stop barking after the person who walked down the street was out of site Scout would continue to bark for 20 minutes. He barked at everything. He even lost his voice a few times from barking so much.


More on Scout:

Scout did not care for other dogs. He especially detested little dogs. But I started to notice that his bark to the big dog across the street was different, almost like a conversation. This gave me hope that I could bring a greyhound into my life. If he wouldn’t accept a greyhound I would have to wait for him to pass. That is sad to have to lose one dog to get another. So I took Scout to meet the greyhounds at a local meet and greet and we were all pleasantly surprised by his reaction. He wasn’t aggressive, didn’t bark, just sniffed and walked away. I thought- this could work.

I took Scout to the kennel to pick out my hound. My Luka was the third hound they brought out. They sniffed each other and that was it. Luka was mine.

I prayed so hard that Scout would accept him into our house and he did. The first night Scout sat on the corner of my bed and just stared at Luka who was on a dog bed. Who is this big guy and why is he in my room?

We were afraid that Luka would become a barker like Scout but that never happened. Luka started dropping mouthfuls of his dog food for Scout. According to the animal communicator we saw Luka was paying Scout back for accepting him into his house, it was his way of thanking him. Unfortunately Scout developed pancreatitus from eating Luka’s rich food. Both my hounds will drop cookies for Scout because they know I will give them another one. I have never seen dogs sharing food like that. Scout was really food aggressive with his food dish to us but never with the hounds. They could take food out of his bowl and he never showed any aggression to them.

In the last year Scout became pretty blind and deaf. I told my Mom the other day that since Scout had become blind and deaf he is a pretty nice dog. No more excessive barking, no more biting. I know most of his behavior is my fault. If we have listened to the advice of the behaviorists it would have been easier.

I am sorry Scout for all the times I yelled at you. There were times I didn’t like you but I never stopped loving you. I hope that you were able to look back at your life and know you were loved and it was a pretty good life. You have been a huge part of our lives and you will be missed forever. The house will be so quiet without you. No one will ever watch over your girls like you did. My little boy. My Scout. We’ll see each other at the Bridge. Your Momma forever, Janice

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I'm so very sorry. He was a special boy.

 

Godspeed Scout.

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I'm so sorry you've lost your precious Scout.

:grouphug

Rita, mom to Dakota (Dakotas Dream) & Wish (Kiowa Wish Wish) and my angels

Toby (Sol Marcus) and Robin (Greys Robin Hood)

Forever missing our beloved Robin and Toby

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Ohhh *tissues* I'm crying over here. I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a very special boy.

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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)
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I am so very sorry for the loss of Scout. Terriers in general are great dogs and while they can be stubborn, they are loyal and loving.

 

Run free Scout, run free sweetie...:gh_run

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So sorry for your loss of Scout. You don't see wirehaired fox terriers much anymore...my best friend growing up had one. I think he was probably one of the smartest dogs I ever met, but I remember he was a real handful because he was so smart. Scout sounds like he was true to form and very special.

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I am so sorry for your loss. My Aunt had a wire haired fox terrier named Pixie; smartest dog to ever walk the earth and just as quirky.

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>

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I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a special boy Scout was and how awesome that he accepted your hound.

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

 

Godspeed, special fellow.

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So sorry for your loss of Scout. :grouphug

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