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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Upwind Tika

Tomorrow, Tika will make her final trip to the Vet. It's been pretty emotional around the house the past week or two, but sadly the time has come.
Tika had a heart of gold, a very quiet, gentle way, but was a stubborn as a barnyard mule. Of the 5 Vizslas I have had, she was mentally the toughest. If she decided she wasn't going to do something, she wasn't going to do it. She wasn't mean, or nasty about it. Didn't run away, or whimper on the ground. She would just stand there. An immovable object.
I got her somewhat late in puppyhood, about the 22month mark. Her owner had fallen ill, eventually passed away, and Tika was basically kenneled her first 22months. She had all the tools you could ever want, but she just would not leave my side afield, no matter how much I worked with her. Gunnr would head for the next county, but Tika would just quietly walk along with you. She wasn't gun shy, or anything like that, it was just that there was something, or a piece, I could not fill in for her. All of her training on birds gave no indication I would have this issue.
She was a wonderful companion for Gunnr, whom I lost this past spring. She kind of kept Gunnr grounded as best she could. She was faster, and stronger than Gunnr, and the two of them used to knock the crap out of each other in the yard, but slept in the same bed all the years I had them.
We've had Vizlsas in the house since 1986. All have been Upwind dogs from Lisa Deforrest's Kennel, but with the passing of Gunnr this past spring, and now Tika, there surely can't be very many Upwind dogs left out there, as Lisa passed away in 2009.
It's going to be quiet around the house, that's for **** sure.
We'll see if the quiet is to much and make a decision to get another pup if the quiet becomes to loud. If so, I'll be back here looking for a breeder.
She was good girl, and she will be missed dearly.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 09:51 PM
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I am so very sorry.
Once a home is full of Vizsla antics, it feels very empty without them. The way they make our life better, just by being apart of it.
Run free Tika, until your reunited again.
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very sorry for your loss. the energy they provide for us is endless and they are getting under your skin once u had one. hope Gunnr, Tika and Lisa can reform their pack and enjoy it fur-ever.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 11:27 PM
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In plain english IT JUST SUCKS. We had to put our beloved 13-yr old down this past April. It was time and I was a peace with it. Miss him terribly, but he gave so much to us for so many years. Still miss him but know he's in a better place. His ashes, along with our other long time companion, sit on a special mantle in our living room.

We all hope your "last" visit to the Vet with Tika is a special place in time. -God bless
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-29-2019, 02:24 AM
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my heart goes out to you Lee and Mike, it's always the hardest trip in the world to make.

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This is so hard to do, but you know in your heart it is the right thing.


Now just when you least expect it , something adorable will come into your life to fill the hole in your heart.
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Those who we love deeply never leave us.

Rest in good hands...
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2019, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for all of the thoughts and words. They're important.
As much as it can be said, everything went well yesterday for Tika. I'm very glad for that.
It was pretty quiet in the house this morning.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 03:25 PM
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Sorry for your loss, gunnr! I've always enjoyed your posts and benefited from the experience you've shared here over the years. If/when you're ready, I know another puppy will be lucky to have you.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 07:47 AM
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I am so sorry. What a good home & family she ended up with....truly loved & she loved back.
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