Laika passed on Saturday afternoon. My whole family is pretty broken up about it. As my wife put it “Laika knew things that we didn’t know, she was like a yogi”. Laika was the Will Rogers of dogs, she never met a person she didn’t like. When I think of how quickly she died after we first found out she had a tumor, I know that she must have been putting up a brave face, hiding it from us for a while, because all she wanted was for the people around her to be happy. So we are trying out best not to be too sad, because the last thing she would have wanted was for us to be sad. Laika didn’t have a mean bone in her body, as one of the groomers put it. She wished everyone the best.
I’ve never been too much into the whole “he’s a nice guy” school of politics. Nice guy? I don’t give a shit. Good father? Fuck you. Go home and play with your kids. But Trump is such an incredible asshole that I do hold it against him. I don’t think it’s healthy for us as a country to have someone like that in the White House. That is not reason enough to impeach him, but it is part of why I now think it’s time for him to be removed. I don’t know how great the politics of that are, I don’t know if Pence might have a better chance of winning in
2016 2020 than Trump. But it doesn’t matter to me, anymore. What he did with Ukraine is completely beyond the pale and it’s not isolated. He needs to go.
If you made me guess, I’d say that if there’s a Senate trial, there is almost no chance that more than 2 or 3 Republicans in the Senate would vote for his removal. And I think zero or 1 is most likely. But I don’t know for sure.
First step is the House. Democrats in competitive districts may be hurt by the politics of impeachment so let’s raise some more money for them.
My condolences on your loss. Laika sounds like the person we all wish we could be.
I’m so sorry, Doug.
Dorothy A. Winsor
I’m so sorry.
Doug–I am so sorry. Comfort to you and your family. She is so loved.
I am so sorry.
SO sorry about Laika. Remember that as you mourn her, she is saved the heartbreak of mourning you had you gone first
So very sorry for your loss. Something like this can be really hard on young kids who don’t understand; how is he coping?
I’m very sorry for your loss, Doug.
Once the dam breaks, it’s broken. And there are cracks showing. Anyone who hasn’t sold what little is left of their soul can see the cracks. It was no different with Nixon. Nothing then boom, the vast majority came around. It’s quick, this dam breaking thing. Which is why it’s difficult to see till it’s already happened. You can’t count on the dam not holding but if the pressure is high enough, the dam will break. And trump applies enough pressure all on his own. The impeachment hearings just need to happen, with enough pressure/evidence released to make it obvious even to the regular believers that it’s time. That’s a part of the reason that Nancy waited, that pressure has to build and enough evidence released to widen the cracks. Timing is everything. Then the dam breaks. And once it does and a few jump ship, that makes it OK for more to do the same. And we only need a few, not all. We may even get something that the republicans would never do by themselves, not be 100% compliant to every whim of their masters. We may actually get a country back.
I think you are allowed to be a little sad about such a terrible loss, even as you revel in all your happy memories. Condolences and sympathy.
Mitch McConnell said today that if the House impeaches, he will bring it up for trial in the Senate (rather than just sitting on it as some have predicted). But yes, unless things shift substantially from where they are now, few if any Republican Senators will do the right thing. Some are true believers, others are scared to death of primary challenges.
You were blessed with a great friend. Peace to her family.
Sorry for your loss, Doug. He was a good dog.
Now on to more important matters.
Sorry about Laika. She obviously had a great life and made the most of it. You did good by her, cared for her, loved her, and she returned that many times over. There is nothing better.
I’m so very sorry about Laika, Doug.
And I know what you mean about Trump. I am very much opposed to mocking someone’s physical appearance, but I take great vicarious pleasure every time someone points out the size of Trump’s hands, because it pleases me to know it gets him so upset. I say this as someone who myself has squirrel paws.
Sorry to hear about Laika. She does sound like the best dog ever.
I am so sorry about Laika. She is the most beautiful creature.
As many of us have suggested, the Republicans will turn on Trump if and when they’re convinced he’s hurting their reelection chances. Swinging public opinion may well give them that push. Equally important, if a few of them swing against Trump, it may push public opinion the same way. That’s what really breaks the dam.
My condolences. As the saying goes, we don’t deserve dogs (and, even if we never knew anything else about Trump, it’s enough to know he doesn’t like dogs.) They can make us better humans.
I’m so very sorry. A beautiful picture of pure goodness. Deep sympathy to your family.
So sorry for your loss. Laika sounds like an ideal to aspire to, for humans no less than dogs.
What a gorgeous, happy doggie face. Thank you for sharing Laika with us, Doug. Big condolences to you and your family.
Joy in FL
Who would not feel some sadness at losing such a dear friend? My sympathies to all of you who love Laika.
Ghest of Joe Lieblings Dog
Oh damn, Doug – I’m so sorry. I was hoping that you and she would get a reprieve, as I’m sure everyone else here was too.
What a sweet face…so very sorry for your loss, DougJ.
So sorry for your loss. We can all understand and empathize with your sadness. I lost my good dog five years ago and still miss her every day.
I’ll drop off some food and a couple of toys and $ at the shelter in memory of Laika. I’ll take some good sticks for the dogs too if they will accept them.
I’m so sorry about Laika, Doug. My deepest sympathies to you, your wife and, especially, Benny. And even though I don’t believe in a heaven (or hell) for people, I firmly believe that all dogs go to heaven.
So sorry for your loss. She was clearly such a loving wonderful dog.
Aww Laika sounds like my orange girl cat. She is zen, and she never ever scratches or bites. May Laika RIP.
Less than an hour from the discovery of a tumor to the end for the last dog I had. Vet personally came over (my shop was only a few doors down from his) and brought me in to look at the pooch, anesthetized and opened up on the table, in order to give the okay.
Oh, and kicked in in Laika’s memory. I’m sure she would want Dems to win everywhere.
I’m so sorry Doug, we went through a similar experience last year, although we knew it was coming for awhile. It’s so, so tough to say goodbye even when you know you have to.
I’m so sorry, Doug. :(
Condolences on Laika. Having a Will Rogers of dogs must have been fun.
As for politics: “I don’t know if Pence might have a better chance of winning in 2016 than Trump.”
Some polls are asking about Pence versus Dem candidates for 2020 general. For what it’s worth, Pence gets crushed by all the leading Dem candidates, by 15 to over 20 points. I guess early results like that are worth a little, at least McConnell can compare Pence to Trump results and make obvious inference: lift to keep Senate in 2020 general will be much harder with Pence.
Pence will captivate the Evangelicals, and more repressed misogynists and racists and xenophobes who like their racism respectable and polite. I’m guessing the wild asses who want all that to go with the Trump style won’t go for Pence. Same with the dingbats and ignorant knuckleheads who are pissed off in general and still think Trump is draining the swamp and looking out for the little guy (may not be large group at this point, but is critical group they need to eek out an electoral college win with a popular vote loss).
Gin & Tonic
Sorry for your loss, Doug. We grow so attached, and it’s unfortunately almost always too short. But at least she had a longer and much better life than her unfortunate namesake.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Oh, what a sweet face (Laika, not Trump). Condolences, Doug.
Sooo, sorry. You, your family and of course, Leika are in my thoughts. Good dogs really are irreplaceable and stay with us forever. (And I agree they tend to hide their aches and pains and maladies from us.)
So sorry . She sounds like one wonderful pup.
I’m sorry about your dog, Doug. She looks like she was real dear.
We have a candidate to run against Latta in Ohio here locally. Good guy- a Bernista. He’s doing his petitions to qualify. It’s a very Trumpy seat- 70% T in this part of the district so unless lightening strikes it’s staying R but I’m glad the Democrats have someone on the ballot to vote for.
Deepest sympathy. May her memory continue to be a blessing.
What an awful time for you. Condolences to you and your family.
So sorry to hear about Laika; just from the photos she was a Good Dog.
My deepest sympathies on the loss of Laika. I lost my Cohbe on August 20. He fought cancer for a year and a half – he was a brave boy.
2019 has sucked. I’ve lost one cat (age), two dogs, (tumor and seizure) and on Saturday my mother-in-law died of dementia.
I’m about done with this.
Oops, latest polls with Pence show races that are only a little worse than against Trump from GOP point of view. Maybe people starting to figure good chance Trump won’t be there?
I should always check before I type.
So sorry about your loss ??
You gave her a good life. She was loved
And , I know all of you are??
I’m so sorry, DougJ. I know she’ll be a first ballot HoF bestest doggo candidate.
So sorry for your loss.
Doug, I am so sorry.
smedley the uncertain
I’m so sorry for your loss, Doug J. Laika sounds like such a wonderful friend.
I’m so sorry…
We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our
own, live within a fragile circle;
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only
certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan.
— Irving Townsend
I am so sorry.
smedley the uncertain
@dmsilev: Moscow Mitch eagerness to have a trial worries me. I think he believes
Trump will be found not guilty because of the preponderance of Republican votes in the senate. Then every one can claim Trump was exonerated… not guilty just before the election.
Sincerest condolences. Even though it has been 4 years since Maggie crossed the bridge, the memories are bittersweet. When we first see something, like another beagle, that brings her to mind, we remember something with a touch of sadness, but before you know it we are smiling remembering the joy she gifted us with. Not sure we were quite as generous in return but I think she knew she was loved.
@jl: Except Pence is up to his eyeballs in the Ukraine business, and Manafort manipulated Trump into picking Pence. Pence will inevitably be tarnished to such a degree from this that he’ll “retire” and move on to a high-paying no-show “think tank” job.
Also, too – I am very sorry for your loss, DougJ. It’s never easy to lose a good friend but I hope you eventually choose to fill the void that she left by adopting a new dog. No two are alike, and a new dog cannot cure the loss, but it’s my belief that you honor her memory by opening your home to a dog in need.
One question, though, Doug…why is my new congressman, Conor Lamb, not in this group we are donating to? He is definitely in a challenging district and has (finally, though understandable considering the nutcases around here) come out for the impeachment inquiry. Can we add him to the mix next time at least?
Mike in Pasadena
@<a href="#comment Don't trust McConnel. He is probably misleading everyone about his intentions.
The passing of a loved dog is hard. Life is too short.
Very sorry for the loss of your Laika. What a sweet, beautiful face.
doug, i am so sorry you had to say good bye to laika. We never have enough time with them but i hope the memory of the joy and love she brought your family will ease the aching in your hearts.
I’m sorry to hear about Laika. I hope I can attempt the same level of acceptance when our own “Will Rogers” Golden Retriever Cody is at his end. I so appreciate him not only for how he is with our family but how he is with the world. Some animals are just what humans need, especially now.
Sorry about Laika.
We’ve lost two cats and a dog in the last two years to sudden illnesses. Fine to gone in a week.
My condolences, Doug. Losing a pet is the worst.
@Kdaug: And to you, too. Can’t even imagine going through that many losses in a year.
@guachi: …and also to you.
Ceterum censeo factionem Republicanam esse delendam.
Oh I was hoping for good news. You gave Laika the best life a doggo could have. Rest in peace sweet pup.
@smedley the uncertain: I think this is the danger of a rushed process. Unfortunately, impeachment process has been delayed for so long there’s not a lot of time before the next election, but unless Republicans are forced to defend damaging testimony for many months, they’re going to hold firm.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your pooch. Dogs are so awesome because they’re so loyal. Condolences….
I’m sorry about Laika. She was a beautiful dog. She had the best life possible. She had all of you. What more could she have wanted?
Grieve not, but laugh and talk of me as if I were here beside you..,
I loved you so…
‘Twas heaven here with you.
Elsa Paschal Richardson
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@smedley the uncertain: McConnell has his own re-election to worry about which isn’t looking good right now. I can see McConnell calculating that with Trump gone, it will be a year and the public will forget without Trump rubbing the public’s face in it all the time, the conservatives who are driven off because of Trump will flock back to vote against a Democrat like those voters have been conditioned too. Pence appointing a VP that the Republicans select and then Pence resigning would be prefect in McConnell’s mind I think- basically a reset from the Trump disaster before 2020.
@ Enhanced Voting Techniques
Have always sort of wondered how many McConnell voters know he’s married to a not a white woman.
@smedley the uncertain:
Maybe he will have a “trial” in the same vein of the Kavanaugh hearings. More on this line of thinking over here:
It’s a tough one Doug, hand in there.
Ceci n est pas mon nym
Beautiful dog, and I love that look of pure simple bliss: Got a good stick, got a shady spot, got my peoples around me, don’t need anything else.
Re impeachment: to me it’s first and foremost the investigation I want to see. The RWNJs are screaming about unjust removal from office and how it’s treason to even question the King, but we’re still just beginning the evidence-gathering. And we need to see that evidence.
ALL OF IT.
I am so sorry Doug J.
Good dog Liaka is at the rainbow bridge with many loved companions.
@ Millard Filmore
There’s also precedent, legally upheld (although not at the presidential level) for the Senate to try an impeachment by committee rather than as a body.
I am so sorry, Doug. I always joked that I would contribute only when you put up pictures of Benny and Laika.
As soon as I can, I will kick in. May her memory be a blessing.
Bad linky. Fix.
There’s also precedent, legally upheld
So very sorry about Laika leaving you. It’s so painful. Sending you warm thoughts of doggy goodness.
So sorry to hear this sad news Doug.My six rescues and I send our condolences.
I’ve been saying this since January 2017 – the Republicans will be with him until he’s against him. There won’t be some drip-drip-drip of defections that steadily grows. If it happens, it will be sudden. In 1974, when the Dems needed only 8 Republicans out of 41 to turn, it didn’t look like Nixon would be convicted until the smoking gun tape came out. Then – like magic – it was obvious he would be convicted, he was told so by a delegation from the Senate Republican caucus, and he was gone, all in four days.
I’m so sorry about Laika. Our pets bring so much to our lives, and it’s hard when they go.
@Ruckus – @randy khan
Yup. Political potential to make the Johnstown flood look like an errant garden hose in speed and intensity.
I am so sorry. It is hard to cushion the blow but you can console yourself a little that Laika did not suffer for long.
Too sad, Doug. I lost my Golden, Dexter, three years ago to bone cancer that had spread to his lungs. Best dog I’ve ever owned in my nearly 70 years. We do whatever we can for them their whole lives, but in the end we do what we must for them. Wag on Laika, wag on.
Am glad you had so many years with your wonderful Laika. It’s a blessing that she didn’t have to suffer at the end.
I am so sorry for your loss.
If you’re McConnell, you’re probably ticked off that Trump is the kind of guy who might not resign even when removal from office is inevitable, as resignation might be the option that’s best for the Republican Party. If Trump resigns, he can blame the fake news and the evil Democrats, at least potentially limiting the damage the Republican base turnout (although of course you couldn’t be sure he wouldn’t say nasty things about Senators he thought were insufficiently supportive). If he’s convicted, then the MAGAts will be mad at the Republicans, too, and easily could sit out 2020 entirely.
I’m so sorry. Laika sounds like a lovely member of your family.
@Millard Filmore: The outcome of the trial will not be determined in the Senate chamber. Either public opinion scares the Republicans into removing Dump or it doesn’t. By the time it gets to the Senate, it should be pretty clear whether or not the pressure is hot enough. Either they will go through the motions and just say that he’s not guilty because he’s a Republican, or they will flounder desperately trying to not have to go on the record. But by the time it gets there, any value in setting the narrative will be gone.
Nothing quite so pure and warm as the love of a good dog. The best anyone can do is to do their best to deserve that love and give them a good home. I think you did that. Love given, returned, debt repaid with interest. As sad as it is now;it simply never gets better than that. I am saddened by your loss. Be thankful for the life and love given.
@smedley the uncertain: The Senate saving Trumpov’s dirty ass is all the RW has left. They know he’ll be impeached and that he’s caught red-handed but country be damned, the hell with right and wrong, conservatism cannot fail. From the ashes of treason and blatant criminality the South, I mean Trumpov will rise again. They vote for crooks all the time. In their delusional, hateful minds this will be the greatest own-the-libs ever.
Condolences on your loss, sounds like she was a wonderful companion.
Re Trump’s toxic assholery, you’re right, and that is ultimately what will bring him down. I know that it’s popular to say that Trump is just the logical conclusion of what Republicans have been cultivating for several years, and there is certainly a lot of truth to that, but I also think getting rid of him alone may be more beneficial than some think. That kind of malignant narcissism has network effects, makes a lot of people around him worse than they probably would have been otherwise.
Ann Marie Ritchie
Doug, I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet dog.
@randy khan: I think they’re hedging a bit, but that’s generally the plan. They KNOW Trump won’t resign to save himself and the rest of the party, so they either have to make sure he doesn’t get removed or the damage is less than having Trump and themselves so obviously tarred with corruption that they suffer for it.
The moment that changes and it’s more beneficial to let him go, they’ll do it. They’ll go in full fucking speed, and claim they were ALWAYS against him, pointing to their furrowed brows and concerns over the past few years, saying that the Democrats were just abusing the process but thank God the Republicans were here to make sure that the process was respected and you owe everything to them now.
Way, way OT. Phrasing!
Just now heard on a program running in the background.
The time: WW2
The place: Great Britain
Young man comes in to the sitting room, toting a box of tools, to proudly inform the family thus: “It’s finished. The finest glory hole in the country.”
And I have been disagreeing for only a few weeks. The top Republican leadership are all in danger of a long session of hard time in prison. They will never leave him. However, in partial agreement with you, those that only risk probation or a few weeks or months in Club Fed will flood out. According to a poster at democraticunderground, the trickle of low level staffers is growing. It has started.
Post title: If you are not up on todays events… CNN is killing it!
McConnell has harvested a crapton of young, predictably reactionary conservative federal judges, a tax bill-corporate+billionaire giveaway, and rapid gutting of the federal government departments not named “Defense.”
He doesn’t need Trump anymore. It’s already done. All of it. Anything further is just a thin, little, after-dinner mint.
SB206 has been signed. College athletes in CA can be paid.
This will be fun to watch…
Sorry to hear of Laika’s passing. We lost our beautiful border collie, Simon, two years ago, and though it was the last loving thing we did for him–ease his passing, we were also heartbroken. In the two months before Simon died, we rescued a small terrier mix (Milo). Milo is not A replacement, but he is himself a wonderful little guy and Simon did approve!
@sdhays: Agreed. Prospects of McConnell running a real trial in the Senate will depend on how GOP Senators chances look in the primary elections (filing deadlines pass without credible opposition, and polls) and general election (polls).
@Millard Filmore: Disagree. I think McConnell knows that the price of removing Trump through impeachment is that he and the rest of the upper-level republicans get off scott-free.
When it comes down to it, they know that 35+% of the country will violently defend them no matter what. They also have the Supreme Court to adjudicate in their favor, and they’ll work it for all they’ve got. They know the media will always give them credibility, so it’s a good play.
Can’t wait for NCAA to try and kick out USC and Stanford. Popcorn, please.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Goldens are sunshine in canine form.
@Millard Filmore: ” Lots of Republican Civil Servants, (Trump’s Transition Members ex-staff members) all coming out to splatter Trump… ”
Everyone, except his hard core base, loathes Trump. Wonder if some GOP Senators who might be helped by opposing Trump (Collins?) and those in safer states start joining the chorus of condemnation will start to come out. That would a sign things are crumbling. And some Senators aren’t up for reelection. So, maybe McConnell starting to plan out scenarios and options if he needs to dump Trump in a trial and still preserve as many seats as possible.
This. The only reason they’ll turn on him is to save themselves, and they’ll be absolutely shameless about it when they decide to do so.
I don’t see GOPer Senators actually voting to convict. More likely they’ll either vote to acquit or they’ll talk/bribe him into resigning (maybe with a pardon from Pence).
Damn, that Laika was a cute dog. Glad Doug and family got to share her company.
Animals almost always makes us better people (it’s the person’s fault if this doesn’t happen)–they keep our hearts open and never take back what they have given. Laika’s memory will always be a blessing.
@Roger Moore: Oh but it will be sooo much fun to watch the bloodletting.
So sorry for your loss of a great dog. So well said on our Exec branch situation. Our country has lost during these years.
Unfortunately, I doubt the GOP Senators will show the panache that Brutus, Cassius, et. al. managed.
Dolt45 has no honor. Doesn’t give a shyt about the Party.
If Dolt45 is going down…HE’S TAKING EVERYONE WITH HIM.
Gin & Tonic
Actually a decent piece in USA Today, of all places, comparing Republican House investigations of Obama with Democratic House investigations of Trump. Written by a guy who was chief spokesman and strategist for Darrell Issa, it’s a good read.
But because I’m petty, I loved the photo in the middle of the article, Obama and Trump at inauguration, I think, next to each other and on the same step. Obama is clearly taller, even though Trump’s head is somewhat inclined, but their overcoat sleeves and at almost exactly the same level, making it clear that Obama’s hands are nearly twice as large. I got a kick out of that. Yes, I’m a dick.
Gin & Tonic
Shit, “end” not “and.” No, I can’t edit my comments.
Just One More Canuck
my condolences, Doug
yes yes yes yes
@Ruckus: I was an impressionable young’un then – was the entire republican party corrupt then like it is now? I know we didn’t have the constant drum of hate radio and cable infotainment at the time.
Gin & Tonic
@CindyH: No. There was a time when it held people like this.
What a beautiful picture of Laika. I’m so sorry, Doug.
@Gin & Tonic:
Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
What a sweet face! I’m sorry for your loss.
Awww. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Oh and I was so hopeful Laika was going to be okay. Much love and healing light to you and your family.
I am so very sorry. Sometimes I think we don’t deserve dogs.
Condolences from our home to yours.
in the tall grass,
in the ones i love
My condolences, Doug. Whenever I’ve lost a pet, for the first week or so, I expect to see him/her around every corner in the house… I just silently say hi, and maybe thanks.
J R in WV
Condolences on your loss, she was obviously the very best one ever!
And thanks for the work you do for the nation, also!
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This is why I think McConnald wants to panic Trump into resigning now rather than going threw a brutal impeachment. Already there has been an article in Time from a former Bush official saying Trump will resigning with an immunity agreement.
@TaMara (HFG): Without us, there wouldn’t be dogs. Without dogs, there wouldn’t be us. We’re practically symbiotes at this point.
This one’s for Rudy.
Did we know they were also investigating whether Trumpists pressured Ukraine to prosecute Ukrainians who provided evidence against Manafort? I didn’t know that.
Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho
My condolences on Laika’s passing. They leave such big paw prints on our hearts.
@Kdaug: What a horrible year for you. I hope that the trend doesn’t continue.
I’m so very sorry. Laika was beautiful. I went through the same thing last summer, it is incredibly painful. My best to you and your family.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
TV meltdown in …3…2…1.
Is MAYORAL HARASSMENT a thing yet?
@dmsilev: He hasn’t been the mayor of anything for a long time.
But is delusional asshat harassment a thing? It should be.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
tee hee hee
3 “business associates” too. They’ll definitely need the business associates.
Maybe Cohen is Rudy’s lawyer. Oh, right, he’s in prison so probably not.
Another day, another leaked conversation. From FTNYT:
Edit: Democrats need to drag Barr in, by subpoena if necessary, to get him under oath on this stuff. Won’t be easy, since he’s smarter and more evasive than Rudy or Trump, but necessary.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
so… after two years of me rolling my eyes at the idea that IC would take trump down, is it finally happening?
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@dmsilev: professional outside counsel professional outside counsel professional outside counsel professional outside counsel professional outside counsel
You have my complete agreement on that. Not sure how many of his co-conspirators he can save.
I can’t believe they think Mueller was part of the “conspiracy” to take down Trump. Worst co-conspirator ever, if that was the case.
So sorry for your loss Doug. Dogs are the best people I know.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: @dmsilev: Honest to god, I pretend to work for half an hour, and two ridiculously Trumpian things happen.
Pompeo was on the 7/25 Ukraine call.
A Ghost To Most
Hooray! We are now entering the save your own ass phase of the conspiracy.
God just get RID of these people already before they drag every country in the world into this mess. Suspend them or something until someone can determine what’s going on.
@dmsilev: @Jim, Foolish Literalist:
Australia and the Mueller investigation? They go together like butter and space travel. What fresh hell is this?
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@trollhattan: George Whatsits got drunk with Aussie gov’t officials (intel officers or diplomats, I forget) and told them Russia had HRC’s emails. The Aussies contacted the FBI and that, as I recall, is what launched what became the Mueller investigation
Tonight a tall glass to those who run before us and a double helping of scritches for our current menagerie.
I think this says it all. Peace and comfort to you in this time of loss and sorrow. Any of us who have walked in your shoes knows how hard it is.
Doug: I am so sorry. Laika was an incredible dog, and a good girl to the end. They never live long enough, but glad she will be in Benny’s baby pictures and was his first canine guardian.
Those are some big paws to fill.
So sorry about Laika. She was a lovely girl.
Condolences on Laika, nothing better than a good dog.
From the photo, Laika was obviously everything you described her as being. A being without an iota of meanness in her whole makeup. While I lost a much loved 16 year old cat a year ago, she was never the the bestower of unrequited affection that your Laika was. My sincere sympathies to you and family and friends on your loss.
Condolences Doug. It’s never easy, especially when she’s the best dog in the world.
Hang in there.
Condolences on Laika. Obviously a good soul who loved well and will be greatly missed.
Condolences on Laika. Obviously a good soul who loved well and will be greatly missed.
Laika, most bestest girl, watch over the humans, especially one Benny, and someday we will all meet again on the Bridge.
My condolences to you and your family.
So sorry for the loss you and your family have suffered, Doug. Laika sounds like she was wonderful.
Sister Golden Bear
I’m so sorry.
I’m sorry, it has to be hard on your whole family because you all loved her and she was a wonderful dog. That’s a sweet picture of her.
My heart goes out to your family, DougJ. There’s no creature as good as a good dog, and Goldens are just what their name signifies.
My condolences for the loss of this loving, gorgeous family member.
She might not have been putting on a brave face. Tumors can move very fast in Goldens. My dear Bosley went from perfectly healthy to gone in two weeks. It’s rough. Sorry.
That picture of Laika is wonderful. “I have a stick, and I’m chewing. I’m a happy dog!”
So sorry that you loss Laika. Obviously the best dog in the world. Take care of yourselves and find joy in your grief from your memories.
I just saw this post, Doug. I’m so sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a great dog. I think your family should allow itself time to grieve for her passing. The pain doesn’t go away completely (I know firsthand) but it does become more tolerable with time.
Very sorry for your loss, Doug and family. Laika sounded like the best dog ever.
Sincere condolences for your loss Doug. What a great picture, and your memories will shine forever more.