Now in my second year of Handicapping, I have become aware how personal wellness can effect your ability to do this job. Between 2 family members passing, then returning from the Memorials only to have my dog die also, I know I don't have it in me today to do the work necessary. We will see about tomorrow.
His name was Tanner and you guys will appreciate the fact he was an "Underdog" as I rescued him from a shelter with hours to go...
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takes a huge toll on you to cap daily & correctly stat/dave.. healthy mind set & energy + patience are the key... sorry about the losses as understand completely... have 3 rescue dogs as that is the only pets we have... one from a 24 hr high kill shelter in phila and the other from a high kill shelter in NC... they drop the puppies in clothing pick up bins there for gosh sake...
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I 100% understand what you're saying. Sometimes you have to give yourself some space and just regroup mentally. As far as Tanner goes I think you can feel gratified that you rescued him and gave him a quality of life that he would have never known. A few years ago we got a puppy Bull Mastiff, he was our second. He looked perfect and his name was Buster. We immediately learned that he has a heart defect from the Vet school here at Missouri. There was no cure and they said he would live only a few months. I was obviously pissed and called the breeder who was apologetic and offered to exchange Buster for another. Of course we were now attached to our own little "underdog", we committed to giving him the best life possible while we could. Did exactly that and Buster made it around a year and a half. The morning I had to take him in and have him put down was brutal. There was no way in hell I was handicapping anything for a couple of days. Sorry for the drawn out story, it just struck a chord with me. I say trust your own instincts. Good luck to you.
Thank you so much for your kind words...Mastiff's are great dogs...Here's to Buster and Tanner and the joy they brought us.
Agreed, take care my friend!
The loss of a beloved pet, a dog, is something that is about as painful as any family member you could lose. Unconditional dedication from them is something I hold near with my pets..BIG TIME.
I lost my girl Sadie in 2004 and to this day there is not a 24 hour period I do not mourn her in some way. All dogs pass in 10-12 years usually, and knowing she was spoiled rotten to the point she thought she was human, eases my mind...and yes she was an adopted lost soul from the humane society....
Be well my friend....it never is easy.
Regards, Tony George- Big 12 Expert, 21 Year Veteran Capper, Pregame Pro Handicapper - "I hate to lose, more than I Love to Win"
Sorry for your loss. Hang in there it is tough but you will get through it. Handicapping can be put aside as the beauty of sports is that there are always more games tomorrow...
Rescue Pets are great as I have one also. He lays by my desk while I'm working and I usually work very late each night. He'll stay in my office till I go to bed.. He's a Boston Terrier and fit right in with our other Dog. The two are best friends..
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Thanks for the sentiments and the cool pic of your "research buddies". Gonna take a few days or so then comeback strong after the MLB ASG (Hopfully!).
sorry to hear, always tough to lose a pet especially when u have had them for awhile...have rescue dog too and he is great one....tells u when he needs to go out and great with kids....gonna be real tough when his time comes.....take care and we'll be here when u r ready