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Old 06-16-2005, 06:52 AM   #1
Chris Longley
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Yesterday was a sad day for me and my partner as our pet cat Sophie passed away in the morning.

Sophie was fascinated with my Crossfit workouts and often sat by watching with a bemused look on her face as I struggled my way through the WODs. As such she has been witness to many of my personal bests and run-ins with Pukie. She was there for my first proper freestanding press-to-handstand, my first muscle-up and my first 2x BW Deadlift.

Any other Crossfitter's with pets for workout partners will understand what I'm talking about and why I've posted this message.

She will be sadly missed.
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:09 AM   #2
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Chris,
Losing a friend is hard. May the mixture of sadness and sweet memories grow sweeter and less sad over time.
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
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Thanks Jon.
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:43 AM   #4
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I feel your pain Chris. I've lost a few pets over the years. Notably one.
Two springs ago I took in a stray dog. He was a pathetic thing. Really ugly. Looked like a Golden Retriever with short Dachshund like legs. He was old, had tumors all over his body, coughed and wheezed a lot. I felt so sorry for him. He just showed up in the neighborhood one day. I thought about calling the humane society to have him hauled off, but I knew they would just put him down. Instead, I took him in, fed him, wormed him, got him his shots and built him a house. Because of his poor condition, I figured he wouldn't last very long anyway, and I figured I'd make his last days as comfortable as I could.
That old dude followed me everywhere. At least he tried to. I'd go for my hill runs out in the woods, and I'd hear him gasping and wheezing trying to keep up with me all the way down the hollow. His wheezing got so loud it actually echoed through the hills. On my way back I'd pass him, he'd turn around and follow me back. Took him a while, but he'd finally make it.
I of course, named him 'Ol Wheezer.
He actually got better for a while. Maybe because of the exercise and food he was getting. It was obvious that whoever had him before never gave a damn about him.
Then one day last fall, during a run, I didn't hear his usual wheezing. When I came back up the hill, he was just sitting there looking at me. I swear I could see a look of guilt in his eyes from not being able to follow me. I carried him back to the house and layed him down by his water dish. He struggled to get up to drink from it, looked at me and wagged his tail, layed down in my lap and went to sleep while I petted him.
The next morning he was dead.
Of all the dogs I've had, I think I'll remember and miss him the most.
He was my Crossfit workout buddy.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:31 AM   #5
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Last time I cried, out loud, was when my dog died 15 years ago.
Haven't had a pet I've cared for since. Probably won't have another.
That dog could chase down and catch a Frisbee like no other. Fast, smart, loyal. No other dog could ever match her.
Yeah, I understand.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:37 AM   #6
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Sorry to hear that Chris.
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Old 06-16-2005, 01:40 PM   #7
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Yet another argument for bumper plates.



Sorry.

-D.
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Old 06-16-2005, 04:04 PM   #8
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Hey Dan, I would be more considerate if I were you.


We don't want your owner to take away your catnip privileges, I know how important it is for your mouse chasing and string batting.



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Old 06-17-2005, 04:28 AM   #9
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Thanks for posting guys - even Dan.
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:22 AM   #10
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Sorry for your loss. I know how you feel; two cats and a dog agree I'm insane when I workout.
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