R.I.P. Corky

R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:26 am

Sad to say, but we found Corky dog yesterday. He was about a half a mile away and had gone through thin ice. Charlie and I managed to get him out of the ice and I brought him home for Keeoh dog to sniff & say goodbye, then Linda & I gave him a proper burial. Wrapped in his favorite "go to camp" blanket I laid him to rest facing the rising sun.

I found him because a neighbor told me they thought they saw him in the morning in that area. It's really weird how things work out. I never would have found him without that tip.....but, they could not have seen him. Evidence strongly shows he met his demise Sunday or early Monday. He left giant paw prints in frozen slush as he tried to cross the stream. There was only a 12 hour window that we had that slush.

That means he survived for 4 days in 10 below zero weather, quite close to home, yet was never seen. *sigh*

I am thankful for all that helped in whatever ways. Some with words, some with hands on looking. Thank you all.
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:34 am

Freddy, I am sorry to hear about Corky. When a member of the family is lost ,well, that is an especially sad event unlike any other. Mike
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:44 am

Freddy, I am so sorry to hear this. I'm grateful that you have been given an answer to your questions. That's a Christmas Blessing. God Bless you and yours, Lisa
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: coalfan On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:47 am

am very sorry to here this news !! dam and our thoughts and prayrs are with yoiu . !!!!!!
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:15 am

RIP indeed Corky. Now you're runnin free. Say hi to my ODAAT dog if ya will.
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: D-frost On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:00 am

Sorry to here the sad news. Knowing that 'foul play' was not involved does not bring him back, but, now you know it was an accident. RIP Corky.
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: KLook On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:05 am

Sorry to hear Freddy, seems I have heard about several dogs going onto thin ice this winter....

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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:50 am

I feel for you Freddy.
I just lost Bandit a short while ago and this brought those memories flooding back. I'm hoping that Bandit was there to greet Corky when he crossed over. RIP, Corky.
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:01 am

Hoping for a better outcome...
Sorry for your loss...
Found this when looking to GPS my kids...
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:47 pm

Freddy...... :bang: .........

Utterly,Words Fail.......... :bighug:
Hambden Bob
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:17 pm

Freddy.....I'm very sorry it turned out this way. :sick:
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:49 pm

Very sorry for your loss Freddy.
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:55 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss, Freddy. They are called pets, but they really are family.

Sunny Boy
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:37 pm

That's terrible news....my condolences
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Re: R.I.P. Corky

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:10 pm


So sorry to read this. It is 1 day away from the 5 year mark that I put down my "Opiey."

Having farm ponds we always worried about the dogs getting out on the thin ice as we would see their paw prints on the ice never knowing when they actually were on it.

Perhaps Opiey was waiting at the gate for Corky ???

Again my sincere condolences,


ps. This month really sucks. So many of my friends have lost loved ones in the past several weeks. And now sadly, my mother in law will probably be gone within the next 24-36 hours according to the hospice nurse. Hurry up and get here 2017. I can't take much more of this year.
Rick 386
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