RIP Tex

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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    My pride and joy Gin Rin Matsukawabaka Tex that I got from the Dallas Koi show last year Got caught between the rock wall and the roots of one of my potted plants. We though possibly a predator got him then last night I got in the pond to move a few rock and move some lilies to deeper water and found him. So sad, I really liked him and at 15" was one of my bigger Koi. so to tribute- RIP Tex, You brought enjoyment while you were with us.
     

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    Aww, thats too bad, RIP little guy... or big guy I guess.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    darn bummer fishin......rip
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    That's sad, so sorry fishin!
     
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    So sorry fishin....what a terrible way to lose a fish. rip
     
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    So sorry Tex is gone :(
     
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    He was a beautiful fish, sorry he is gone.
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Thanks everyone. I keep wondering though why is it that it always happens to your favorites?
     
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    So sorry fishin. You're right about it happening to the favorites, my favorite goldfish died this winter and I cried like a baby.
     
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    Sorry to hear that :( He sure was handsome!
     
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    I really hate losing fish. I really like his color combo
     
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    sorry to hear and it happens no stopping it ,just like jumping out
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    They say bad things come in three's. Well for me I guess it's true. First we lost our Pancake tortoise, Not a BIG shock, we think it may have been sick or old when we got him but it still makes me extremely sad when one of the animals in my care passes away. Then last week Tex, passed away. Then last night our 6 year old chocolate Lab. Johnny B got hit by a car. We went to put them in there pen for the night and he didn't show up when we called. Not like him at all, he's usually right there at the door waiting for bed. I had to get on the 4-wheeler and go looking for him. I found him at 10:30 and also found a very large water moccasin that had been hit about 8 feet away. I don't know if he was trying to keep it away or what was going on but he was still breathing and I could tell he was hurt pretty bad. The closest trama unit for animals was 45 minutes away ( Well 25 minutes away when your driving in excess of 100mph.) I got him there along with 3 state troopers. The state police allowed me to bring him inside and talked to me for about 30 minutes. They were really nice, they let me go with no ticket ( Clocked at 116mph) and sat with me and the wife until after 2am. At 3:35 the Dr. came out and told us they were giving him CPR, they revived him, but at 4:05 they lost him again and this time he was gone for good. Been a very sad day, week, month for sure. I'm angry one minute and crying the next. It's so hard! It happens but when you treat them like your kids and spoil them and they become as smart as Johnny man you miss them so much more. We bought the property because we wanted a safer place to raise our animals, A pond for Johnny B to fetch and swim in, Now I can't help but wonder , Was it really worth it? RIP JOHNNY B! YOU WILL BE MISSED! We love you man.
     

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Oh man Larkin that is very sad news! I feel bad for you and your family. Hope things get better for you at your new place and no more of this bad stuff! RIP Johnny!
     
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    Sorry for your losses, Larkin. Let's hope that's it!
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Thanks JW, Got the plants today, I'll try and plant them in the morning. Have to get out and do some unwanted digging anyway. Been raining way to hard this afternoon. Our mix breed is staying right by my side, we can tell she knows something is wrong, It's just not going to be the same around here for sure. He'll always hold a special spots in all our lives.
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Thanks John, Yea, I really hope that's it for while to come now.
     
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    So sorry for your loss. They are so much part of our family.

    I still miss my little yorkie the coyote took, still breaks my heart.
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Thank you Addy, I know we will miss him, and for a long time he'll be thought of often. It's part of the grieving process. He was like a child to us and it's really taking it's toll on all of us. It's just not the same not seeing him greeting us or his happy attitude that we have all become so used to seeing when we come up each day.
     
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    Hope the plants will do well for you Larkin.
    I hope all our pets that have passed are up there in Heaven all playing together.............I like to think that and hope that I see my best friend Zeke up there someday. He's been gone for over 15 yrs now and I still miss him dearly. Your dog Johnny B reminds me of my Zeke only a different color:

    zeke86.jpg
     
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