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Gas Man
06-19-2013, 02:04 AM
It is with the saddest of hearts I talk to you all today... I just uploaded the last pictures of my boy Brinks.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Pets/Brinks/myboy_zps9fa174df.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Pets/Brinks/myboy_zps9fa174df.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3869_zps99c89b4b.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3869_zps99c89b4b.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3866_zps61ee653b.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3866_zps61ee653b.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3867_zps6df35f6d.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3867_zps6df35f6d.jpg.html)

Today I had to put the best dog I've ever met, to rest. My boy Brinks, my son. The dog I held in my arms at two weeks and he wouldn't even go from wrist to elbow and barely had his eyes open.

He was the hardest dog Teen and I ever had to raise in our lives, but with that he gave us the greatest reward. I have never met a dog with such character and love for his family & friends. If you knew Brinks you were in his pack and he greeted you "nub & ass" wagging with such excitement just to be knocked over when he leaned into you was his greatest form of acceptance.

He was amazing and I'm a better dog person because of him. Everybody always wanted to know Brinks even through his mighty bark he loved to shout with. Hanging out in the garage wrenching on bikes, sitting on "Lookout Post 7", barking at people in "his world" while wagging his nub.

They say all the greats die young and pack a big life punch... never more true than with my boy Brinks. There is a huge part of my heart that was tore out today. He was only 5 years old and that was way too soon!!

Back story... so I don't have to explain it a zillion times...

For the last couple of weeks he's had a weird cough, we were treating it as such with our vet. It got worse so back into the vet. The second the doc heard his changed cough, I could see it in her face and straight to the xray machine they went. Brinks had enlarged heart with thin heart walls, congestive heart failure, and dilated cardiomyopathy. His lungs filled with fluid giving him his cough, his heart couldn't keep up because it was enlarged and weak. We ran more tests while we weight the options and prognosis... an EKG, and full blood work. He also had arrhythmia, which is a bad heart beat. He wasn't eating much, was going to need about 45 pills a day (which he doesn't like) and could drop from a heart attack any moment. It was no longer an IF but a when and a bad battle with his condition. He didn't deserve any of this and he was so tired from almost two weeks of this and not getting much sleep (him or us). He also didn't deserve to live like this and be in such pain and discomfort.

It took everything out of me, but Teen and I had to let him go.

It will bring tears to our eyes but please, next time we see you, share that great memory of Brinks with us, for we will miss him so very much.

A small piece of the pictures I have of Brinks is linked below.
http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/library/Pets/Brinks

RIP Brinks Guardian Clark. 6/1/2008 - 6/18/2013

Momma and daddy love you and we'll bring a treat for next time we see you.

Gas Man
06-19-2013, 02:06 AM
Here's a link to my Brinks album
http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/library/Pets/Brinks

Here's a slide show of my Brinks album
http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/slideshow/Pets/Brinks

cutter
06-19-2013, 02:19 AM
Sorry for your loss - I can relate. Dogs have always been a part of our family as well, but unfortunately they just dont live long enough, especially the giant breeds

Moesride
06-19-2013, 06:51 AM
Chris and Kristine..Reading this brings tears to my eyes since I can relate to what your both going through. I am saddened to here this..........he was a gentle giant for sure. I am so sorry man.........

sprink
06-19-2013, 07:06 AM
I always enjoy the pictures you have shared. I am sorry for your loss and sorry I never met him.

Bagger Dave
06-19-2013, 07:09 AM
:( Sorry to hear this Chris and Teen. I was there when Brinks was a pup and growing up...I always loved your dog! he was the coolest dog anyone could have! I still can't believe he's gone! always enjoyed him being in the garage when we were working on the bikes...RIP buddy

Kosher
06-19-2013, 08:44 AM
I only knew him for a short time, but he was a fine fellow and an old soul. Condolences to you Chris, and Tina...

Thruxtonbill
06-19-2013, 08:57 AM
Been there, man it sucks. These guys are in our lives for such a short time and they are truely members of our families. Sorry for your loss. RIP Brinks.

TopShelf Scott
06-19-2013, 08:57 AM
Sorry to hear... my thoughts are with you 2....

Hawgrider
06-19-2013, 09:07 AM
Absolutely Mans best friend!

Gas Man
06-19-2013, 10:18 AM
Sorry for your loss - I can relate. Dogs have always been a part of our family as well, but unfortunately they just dont live long enough, especially the giant breeds


Chris and Kristine..Reading this brings tears to my eyes since I can relate to what your both going through. I am saddened to here this..........he was a gentle giant for sure. I am so sorry man.........


I always enjoy the pictures you have shared. I am sorry for your loss and sorry I never met him.


:( Sorry to hear this Chris and Teen. I was there when Brinks was a pup and growing up...I always loved your dog! he was the coolest dog anyone could have! I still can't believe he's gone! always enjoyed him being in the garage when we were working on the bikes...RIP buddy


I only knew him for a short time, but he was a fine fellow and an old soul. Condolences to you Chris, and Tina...


Been there, man it sucks. These guys are in our lives for such a short time and they are truely members of our families. Sorry for your loss. RIP Brinks.


Sorry to hear... my thoughts are with you 2....


Absolutely Mans best friend!

Thanks guys! It's especially sad when they only live 50% as long as they should have... I was just in the garage this morning and looked back at the door to the house, and didn't see him looking out at me... lost it...

It's going to be a rough next couple of weeks...

BuckHunter
06-19-2013, 11:03 AM
Chris and Christine I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm teary eyed just reading this. I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have caught up with you guys last week to see him one last time. You guys are family and he will definitely be missed!

RedneckMedic
06-19-2013, 12:11 PM
Wow! Im shocked and feel for you guys. Ive been there and had to put an awesome dog to rest too young but Brinks was an awesome dog and he just loved attention. Every time we came over to wrench i. The garage he would be there at the door waiting to be let out to come and join in the fun.

Gas Man
06-19-2013, 01:17 PM
Chris and Christine I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm teary eyed just reading this. I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have caught up with you guys last week to see him one last time. You guys are family and he will definitely be missed!

No worries Joe, nobody knew.


Wow! Im shocked and feel for you guys. Ive been there and had to put an awesome dog to rest too young but Brinks was an awesome dog and he just loved attention. Every time we came over to wrench i. The garage he would be there at the door waiting to be let out to come and join in the fun.

Yeah he loved hanging in the garage with the boys...

Mudpuppy
06-19-2013, 02:44 PM
sorry to hear chris

Gas Man
06-19-2013, 02:49 PM
Thanks mud...

Wife and I are having a real bad time with it..

Mad Dog
06-19-2013, 02:52 PM
So sorry to hear Chris. My heart goes out to you and Christine. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Brinks when he was just a pup. I think it was your first Michigan Wrench Day. You will always have the great memories to carry with you and he will live on in your heart. I also met Al that day. Another great soul lost way too young. RIP

Chain
06-19-2013, 03:21 PM
Sorry to hear, like stated before... brings tears to my eyes reading this. Most of us have been there!

Like they say, NO words can heal... but better to have loved and lost, then never loved at all...

Mudpuppy
06-19-2013, 03:42 PM
Thanks mud...

Wife and I are having a real bad time with it..

I can only imagine. Sorry I had to cut the last post short my god damn inside sales guy had to come ask me shit. So anyways I know how much you loved that dog. Too bad he had to go down early. Seems the good ones always do. Sounds like you had a lot of good times with him. Wish you guys all the best in this tough time.

horrorbusiness
06-19-2013, 04:30 PM
Godspeed brinks.

junkyardjon
06-19-2013, 09:48 PM
Real sorry for your loss

Ultra AL
06-19-2013, 11:36 PM
I only met Brinks once, but found out he was a great dog. Sorry to see that this happened Chris. Never easy, for sure.

seatmaker
06-19-2013, 11:42 PM
Damn that sucks Gas, sorry to here.

Gas Man
06-20-2013, 01:00 AM
Thanks gents... this one is real hard for me and the wife... it cut deep.

Nobody
06-20-2013, 02:36 AM
My condolences. It's never easy to make that kind of call.

Gas Man
06-20-2013, 09:13 AM
Thanks Dustin.

I'm not sure if it would be any better if he just died on his own without me making the call. He was just too young!

Hawgrider
06-20-2013, 11:52 AM
Thanks Dustin.

I'm not sure if it would be any better if he just died on his own without me making the call. He was just too young!There is no cure for the loss of mans best friend. Time wont even heal it. The only thing that will ease the pain especially for the women in the family is get a puppy and start over. Trust me I know...... Ive buried 2 in the back yard. My wife never let up until I let her get another pet. Now go get a puppy and then take that hocking hills ride.

Gas Man
06-20-2013, 09:09 PM
No dogs right now... just not happening... but I understand and thanks for the perspective.

Gas Man
06-20-2013, 09:15 PM
A friend put this together... it's nice.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3886_zpsc8dcab86.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3886_zpsc8dcab86.jpg.html)

And I picked up Brinks today and put it with the plaster paw prints from just before we lost him. Also in the picture is prints from when he was 6-8 weeks old and his oldest surviving toy bone.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3890_zps060a466d.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3890_zps060a466d.jpg.html)

Bagger Dave
06-20-2013, 09:19 PM
A friend put this together... it's nice.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3886_zpsc8dcab86.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3886_zpsc8dcab86.jpg.html)

And I picked up Brinks today and put it with the plaster paw prints from just before we lost him. Also in the picture is prints from when he was 6-8 weeks old and his oldest surviving toy bone.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3890_zps060a466d.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Pets/Brinks/IMG_3890_zps060a466d.jpg.html)

That's nice :dthumb:
I'm just sad that this happened on my B-day :(

Gas Man
06-20-2013, 09:22 PM
Yeah sorry about that bud.

Bagger Dave
06-20-2013, 09:27 PM
Yeah sorry about that bud.
That's not your fault man...I will always remember him...no matter if its on my birthday or not :cheers:

Gas Man
06-20-2013, 11:25 PM
Thanks bud.