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Well stated Glen. Lots has changed for me since you first asked as well. Archie is gone now. I still miss him. But Henry is learning, he's got some growing up to do before he can fill Archie's shoes. (Figuratively speaking that is...) I agree with the first five of your lessons learned, never tried number six... Here's to many more years and many more miles for you and Barley!!

Tom Wells aka Reardan Tom

Reardan Tom - 5/18/2011 8:45 PM

Well stated Glen. Lots has changed for me since you first asked as well. Archie is gone now. I still miss him. But Henry is learning, he's got some growing up to do before he can fill Archie's shoes. (Figuratively speaking that is...) I agree with the first five of your lessons learned, never tried number six... Here's to many more years and many more miles for you and Barley!!

So sorry to hear of Archie's passing. A week ago Saturday I lost my five year old golden, Tadcaster, to lymphoma. He was a remarkable dog, devoted hunting companion, and a damned good friend who went way too soon. But he faced each day as if it was a celebration of life, and even on his last day managed to get in a few frisbee retrievals and an hour swim in the pond.

May we both become the sort of men our dogs think we are!

Pete

Glenfiddich - 5/18/2011 8:51 PM

May we ... become the sort of men our dogs think we are!

Pete

Amen!! That can be a tall order for most of us.

Lee Summer Grove, LA R1100GS/CSM Sidecar, Burgman/Texas Ranger, Zuma 50F, MB5, TW200, CRF250L

Glad you enjoyed the experiences with your dog. Mine are both ticked at me, as I have my rig down for some color changes, at present. They climb in the hack and watch as I toil about or piddle about with the bike. Both are anxious to ride and don't quite understand just why I am not on the bike and zooming off into the sunset with them. Hopefully all of my parts will get put back on before long and I can enjoy riding with them both once again. My wife never enjoyed riding in the sidecar, so it has been a dogmobile almost since day one. Hard to explain just how great it is riding with them both to anyone who is not a dog lover, but I would not trade any of my experience with them for anything. God bless those hack pooches who have passed away. I lost Baby and Bosco this past year, but I have never lost their memories. I still pull up their pictures on my computer and have a laugh, have a sob and have a great ton of memories to keep. Enjoy your's while you can, as there is indeed a heaven on earth, and hack pooches are a great part of it.

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