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Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess


by dogplodder » Mon May 15, 2017 11:53 pm

Route description: Loch Morar to Tarbet, Bracorina, near Morar

Date walked: 14/04/2017

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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby Collaciotach » Tue May 16, 2017 11:22 pm

Ach that is sad and sorry for your loss :( She had the good life and that knowledge should help a wee bit in dulling the sadness of losing a member of the family x .
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby JEfoundmybootsagain » Wed May 17, 2017 2:08 am

Brought a tear to my eyes. had to do same with my old collie a few years ago. Really enjoyed seeing pics of Tess (and Jack ) on your reports

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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby BlackPanther » Wed May 17, 2017 9:52 am

It's been many years since I had to say good bye to my furry friend (he was 11 years old and diagnosed with cancer :( ) but I can still remember how it feels. Always a tough decision. But as others have already said, Tess had a happy life and enjoyed her hill trips with you and your family... She's over the rainbow bridge now and you have lots of happy memories.
Why I am crying?...
dog-pennies-heaven.jpg
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby Bod » Thu May 18, 2017 12:18 pm

My thoughts with you dogplodder, simply lovely and a beautiful reflection of Tess and the family :( :( :( :D
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby Graeme D » Thu May 18, 2017 4:14 pm

Not sure "wonderful report" really is appropriate here, but you know what I mean. The pictures of Tess on various hills over the years are what really make this report. You will miss your faithful pal, that is sure. Sadly for me, I think I may be writing a similar report in the not too distant future. I have thought that day was upon me a few times in the last couple of years but my Lucy, 14 in December should she make it that far, has always managed to bounce back. She has been a faithful companion on so many hill days but none for a couple of years now, and now she is going downhill fast. I don't think she will bounce back again. We are steeling ourselves too for that day. My thoughts are with you.
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby monarchming » Thu May 18, 2017 4:26 pm

So sorry for your loss of your great dog Tess
I have a wee Cairn called Angus and dread that day
But as everyone has said you have some amazing memories together
I hope you find some comfort in the time you had together especially in the mountains
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby rockhopper » Thu May 18, 2017 5:13 pm

Echoing the above, a fitting tribute - you'll have some great memories by which to remember her - cheers :)
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby dogplodder » Thu May 18, 2017 8:39 pm

Mal Grey wrote:
Canoed along this shore recently, calling at the chapel, a very well built ruin.


Exactly what we thought - solid walls, just the roof is gone. 8)
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby dogplodder » Thu May 18, 2017 8:41 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Lost my old Lab just over a year ago and still miss her , :(


Can understand that. They really get into your heart.
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby dogplodder » Thu May 18, 2017 8:43 pm

Cairngorm creeper wrote:Wonderful memories of a very remarkable companion.


No one can take way the memories. 8)
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby dogplodder » Thu May 18, 2017 8:46 pm

Beaner001 wrote:Awfully sorry for your loss, I really enjoyed reading your reports as a newbie Walkhighlander and in fact they gave me a lot of advice for taking my two into the hills so for that I say thanks :clap:



Oh thanks - and I always enjoy hearing about your two as well. :wink:
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby Alteknacker » Thu May 18, 2017 11:07 pm

It's clear from so many of the comments so far that those of us that have pooches absolutely understand your loss. Yet, as others have said, she clearly had a great life from rescue - some source of consolation when the inevitable happens. We lost one of our rescues in an accident, and that's something the rescue centre leader said to us at the time.
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby KatTai » Fri May 19, 2017 10:02 am

Difficult report to "like", but such a lovely tribute to Tess and I'm so sorry for your loss. She had a fantastic life with you. My oldest two are 13 this year, and Fly (who's hill-life was pretty much cut short by arthritis that she had when I got her) probably doesn't have much time left given the state that her hips are now in. At the moment she is happy, but I know probably sooner rather than later the time will come to say goodbye. All we can do is make sure they are happy, and I'm sure Tess was a very, very happy dog.
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby Chris Mac » Fri May 19, 2017 11:03 am

All the best in Doggy heaven Tess (yes they do go there), your adventures will live on forever in every walk report you have featured in. :clap:
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Re: Loch Morar in the rain and goodbye to Tess

Postby celt54321 » Sat May 20, 2017 12:58 am

when a pet passes away,you just have to be strong ,they are part of your life .i hope you cope as well as you can,im so sorry for your loss.its not easy.but time heals,it may not what you want to hear but thats life.god bless the wee dog.iv been in your position a couple of times.its not easy,hope u guys cope ok.
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