Good Old Hitch

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  1. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    Hitch will be 10 soon (2 months is soon to me) and he is just as lively as the first day he came into my life. I hate to retire him this year but I don't want to burn him out. He is getting neutered in 2 weeks and then he will be retired from breeding as well (I hope i hope I hope POe turns out to be breeding worthy). He hasent be doing to many runs lately as i want to transition him out of it.

    Anyways this afternoon I was laying on the couch after both runs and just relaxing before I had to start getting things together for their lunch. Pakak has transitioned to the barn which he did well and he still spends alot of time in the house but he is just so big and he enjoys his outdoor time more. And Poe has been being kept outside in the barn kennels with his mum since he was 10 weeks. Anyways to the point I moved Hitch inside so he can live out his years sleeping on beds instead of sawdust and straw.

    To my point lol I was laying there starting to fall asleep when I felt weight on the couch and then paws and a head on my chest. I opened my eyes to see Hitch he was laying/standing there just staring off into space with heavy eyes. I started to pet his head and he started to make his happy moan. He then pulled his paws down and just sat there next to the couch looking at me with just love in his eyes and wagging his tail.

    I just love that dog its like I can read his mind and he can read mine. He often reminds me of Tosser ( Tosser is his uncle) in so many ways i often wonder if Tosser just took over his body. He is my Partner in everything sleddog and we have had many memories not all pleasent from the trail i will never forget. Though Hitch is now retired and no longer a "working dog" I will never let him feel useless. And I hope to have atleast 6 more years with this wonderful dog :).
     
  2. EliNHunter

    EliNHunter New Member

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    AAAAAWWWW... sweet Hitch! That's precious! You are so good to your doggies! :D
     
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    Why is it, allmost everytime, when you do a post of one of your dogs I get a great big grin?
     
  4. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    Thanks Eli he is quite the sweet heart when he did that to me i just looked at him and said " Yup I love you too".

    Blue lol I have no idea perhaps my dogs are just overly loveable?
     
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    Ild venture to say it is your love of your dogs that makes me smile.
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Hitch sounds like he's going to enjoy being your companion indoors now enjoying his life inside.
     
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    It was so nice of you to bring Hitch inside as I'm sure he will enjoy all the attention you will be giving him now that he is retired. Your story was very touching and I too understand how dogs can read your eyes. I recently lost my 11-yr old Australian Shepherd (Partner) which was one of my 5 dogs and they all definitely have eye contact and sometimes seem to read your mind without speaking. Partner was 75lbs and would always have always have to have a big hug from me when I came home and each time before he was let out of the house along with the others, he would stop while they others ran out just for his hug and would actually jump up to give me a very tight hug if I did not immediately lean down to give him one. I miss him terribly and would just like to say "give Hitch lots of hugs and enjoy every moment with him".
     
  8. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    Yes he is a sweet boy :) and he is so great inside it seems he's not sure which room he can cannot go in (He's welcome anywhere as my other dogs are). Such a sweet soul.
     
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    So good that even as they age they are so wonderful .
     
  10. Renee750il

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    I don't know who I love more, Pits, you or your dogs - but you and your dogs are so much one spirit that I guess it doesn't matter :)
     
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    Awwww Scarlette. Another bed companion. And what a sweety. He'll be so happy to be with you. Hugs for both of you!
     
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    Doesn't it seem that when they age, they become more gentle and polite? It's as if their puppy days are gone and they now are role models to the "younger generation." LOL I am glad Hitch will get to live out his senior years right up under you. You are living my dream. I want to be able to have lots of dogs, cats, etc. and just live the life of pleasance with them. I know it is hard work, but it comes back to you more than 10-fold. :)
     

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