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watch baxter *sniff*

Postby lola chow » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:49 am

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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby chowpups » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:28 am

Iam crying my eyes out.. it reminded me of my mothers passing .. she had a newfie (her drs dog)in bed with her at the nursing home and she passed that night after the dr. brought his dog in.. there was something that the dog could bring out of my mom that no one else could. She came around and rallied for a short time with the dog licking her face and her petting him.. she loved animals..so the dr. decided to bring in his dog.. it was also a therapy dog. It was wonderful to see her smile and enjoy something so simple and sweet..
Wonderful video..
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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby tabitha » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:32 am

Baxter is so sweet. He has a website and a blog.

http://www.momentswithbaxter.com/

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Postby onthemove » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:58 am

That is so touching. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby lightforce18 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:45 pm

very sad

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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby Auddymay » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:07 pm

I did not watch. I got TMI from the posts after...my heart cannot take it's strings being plucked.

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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby Swerve » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:02 am

Well I had wet eye's

Poor little Baxter and good to see he is still bringing joy to people

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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby deidre » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:46 am

I cried like all of you and i looked over to my two happy healthy babies and cried even more, i cant take seeing them when they are so old and even though baxter wasnt in any pain we could recognise my heart aches for him as i would not want to put my babies through that suffering when they reach their old age, its cruelty in my eyes and even though baxter helps people, i wonder if the people are helping him? i think not
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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby Layla » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:45 pm

Honestly, I looked at the video & thought that Baxter deserves to be allowed to stay home these days. He's old, unable to move himself so really has no choice in what happens. I vote he's helped enough people & deserves to retire. His owners make a fair income from his books etc. Maybe it's time they got another dog to carry on his legacy... Excessive licking can be a sigh of anxiety in dog.
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Postby vicster605 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:25 am

The sweetest and saddest thing I have ever seen :cry: I agree with Layla, maybe time to give Baxter a rest for all of his good work
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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby Sirchow » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:32 am

I found this really upsetting to watch. I feel as if the owner is getting something out of having a dog that has to do good work whether he wants to or not. At this stage (and any other stage) of life Barney is dependant on her and she owes it to him to put his needs before any others. If she feels so much for the old and infirm why does she not translate those needs to Barney. I really do not think that this work is meeting HIS needs. It makes me kind of sad but also a bit angry to see this. :(
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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby Victory » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:26 am

While I also think he does great work with hospice, I was upset by the look in his eyes, he's old and tired and I think it's time for him to be left to himself and to let him go. I read an excerp from the book, the owner wants him to live to be 20, which will be Mar. 2010. I was upset that she charms, commands, treats and otherwise bribes him into walking a mile a day...he's told her in everyway possible I think that he wants to leave. They will give their hearts to do what you want to please you to their very last breath and I feel the owner is taking advantage of that. I hope he has peace and goes to the bridge without pain. This really upset me.
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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby tabitha » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:09 am

On Sun Oct 18, 2009 Milla Öst sent a message via Facebook to the members of The Baxter Bussey fan club :

Subject: R.I.P. Baxter!!

"Baxter, the world’s best and oldest therapy dog, 19 years and 6 months, eased peacefully from his life on Friday afternoon, October 16th, 2009.. The sweetest angel..
We love you Baxter, and many hugs to his family.."

Baxter March 23, 1990 – October 16, 2009


To visit Baxter Bussey's Facebook Fan Club click this link.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=185753213708

Baxter's final photo taken October 15, 2009 click this link.
http://www.momentswithbaxter.com/

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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby chewfozz » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:21 am

Wow! I should not have clicked on that link at work. I am sobbing!. Once I stop I am ordering that book. Thank you for sharing, what an awesome dog!

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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby Mia » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:54 pm

Aww...had tears rolling down my face.
What a beautiful, gift from to the world Baxter was.
To me, all animals, of course especially dogs, are just gifts to the world.
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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby Victory » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:57 pm

Run free Baxter, run free.
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Re: watch baxter *sniff*

Postby tabitha » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:04 am

Just saw this on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4307619298

Memorial Service For Baxter

The public is welcome to attend a memorial service for Baxter at 7:00 PM Wednesday October 28 at San Diego Hospice & The Institute for Palliative Medicine located at:

4311 3rd Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103-1407
(619) 688-1600



about an hour ago


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