18 November 2012

RIP War Puppy

Faithful companion Banjo at my feet
Long time readers of this blog will have noticed that our faithful hound Banjo the Beagle appears from time to time (like here), but truth be told he is my constant companion and never more than 3 steps from me when I am home.  I am very distressed to announce that he was taken from us last night.  We'll miss you buddy, the Man Cave will be emptier without you.
The boys hard at work

48 comments:

  1. I'm sorry for your loss Paul. A few years ago now my cat Wilson was hit by a car and the space he left behind in my life was just staggering. He managed to crawl all the way home and laid at my window where he would sit waiting patiently every morning to be let it.

    We call them pets but really they're our friends in every sense.

    Rest in peace Banjo.

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  2. I am vary sorry to hear this. They are family in ever since of the word.

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  3. Totally understand your loss. My good mate Max the cocker spaniel is coiled up faithfully at my feet as I write. When his time comes to part with us I know I'll be a mess.

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  4. Condolences, I remember all my dogs with affection.

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  5. Very sorry to hear that. RIP Banjo

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  6. Losing pets is like losing part of yourself- they are family.
    They should live as long as we do. Sorry to hear this.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your loss. As a couple of others have already commented, pets are just furrier (feathered, scaled etc) family members.

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  8. I'm really sorry for your loss, Dog's especially play a big part in our families. Thoughts to you all at this sad time

    regards
    Simon

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  9. Sad to read this Paul. They do become a very big part of the family. RIP Banjo.

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  10. Very sorry to hear the sad news, dogs do become a big part of the family and are greatly missed when they pass, my condolences.

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  11. My deepest sympathies. We had to put down our 17 year old Lab a couple months ago so I know what you're going through. They take up a big space in your heart. If it helps, read this piece by Pablo Neruda - I think he does a good job in capturing the sentiment.

    http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/29680

    Curt

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  12. Hi Paul,

    Really sorry to hear the news Paul - very upsetting and I know how painful it can be. Best wishes to all the family.

    All the best,

    DC

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  13. Banjo, you will be sorely missed.

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  14. :\
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Such friends always leave tremendous holes when they part.

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  15. My condolences Paul.

    As others have said losing a pet is like losing a family member. Deepest sympathies to your family.

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  16. Paul, very sad news. We lost our dog last year and I know what it feels like. RIP Banjo.

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  17. I am sorry for your loss, Paul.

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  18. Sorry to hear about your loss Paul. I still remember the sadness I felt when our cats and dogs died, even after more than 20 years. Pets do become a very big part of the family.

    RIP Banjo

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  19. Sorry to hear about your loss mate.

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  20. Please accept my condolences for your loss.
    Miles

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  21. My condolences on your great loss, they are a huge part of family life and missed greatly when gone I still miss mine after many years.

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  22. Very sorry for the news. My condolences.

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  23. Sorry to read this Paul. RIP Banjo.

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  24. Very sorry to here hhis Paul. I know we'll enough the companionship offered by our canine friends, and the hole left behind in their wake. RIP Banjo.

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  25. Sorry to hear about Banjo. The loss of a family dog is one of the worse things in life to deal with (short of the loss of a friend or family member). My thoughts are with your family.

    My wife and I had to put one of our two dogs that we got from the Basset rescue over 10 years ago to sleep in Aug. after fighting to keep him around despite his medical issues. We still miss him months later....

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  26. Very sorry to hear of your loss Paul. RIP Banjo.

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  27. So sorry to hear about your loss of Banjo. He looked like a friendly sort.

    I'm giving my beagle mix Remy a hug for you, sending positive dog thoughts your way.

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  28. Terrible news, so sorry to hear that mate. Give the lad and swmbo a big hug from me. RIP Banjo

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  29. Very sad news. I'm sure you will always cherish the memories.

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  30. My deepest sympathies to you all.

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  31. I'm very sorry for your loss. We lost our longtime (14 years) golden retriever companion recently and I totally sympathize with your hurt. All I can say is that I'm convinced that all dogs really do go to a better place so try to take some solace in that thought. Good luck and best wishes!

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  32. So sorry for your loss, recently happened to me so i share your pain, gone but never forgotten

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  33. My heart goes out to you mate.
    I can certainly empathise... we have lost our share over the years too... the hurt is often soften by the arrival of a new puppy or kitten to the fold...

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  34. Really sorry to hear that, man. I recently lost my buddy Diesel so I know the feeling all too well.

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  35. That's bad news. My sympathys to you and the family.

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  36. Sorry for your Loss matey !

    Best regards Michael

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  37. Thank you all very much indeed for your kind thoughts and condolences.

    We hear so much about the negative aspects of 'social media', but as Alan (aka Dux Homunculorum) and I were discussing last week, the wargaming blogosphere has really generated a great community spirit which extends well beyond just the immediate gaming and painting aspects. At times like these it can really be a comfort.

    Thank you

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  38. Hi Paul, really sorry to read about your family's loss.

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  39. RIP Banjo, no longer an Enemy of the Revolution, but now an Honorary Member....I'll miss your enthusiasm to roll dice and chew my army, and I know how much you meant to Paul, Right Stuff, SWMBO and The Lass....farewell War Puppy..

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  40. Sorry to hear about Banjo, a good dog is a great mate.

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  41. A little belated, but sorry to hear about your loss all the same.

    Have a better one,
    Jason

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  42. Thanks gents, it will take awhile for us all to get over it

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