I know “it’s just a dog” but still

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by STAGE III, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Exactly! Just found this post. So glad the outcome was good!
     
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  2. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Thank you everyone, yes as I was lying there last night preparing for the worst but determined not to give up till I found her in any condition I could feel the old me coming back (not that it ever totally leaves or not yet anyway).
    When I was younger I was almost killed several times mainly because I was white & in a VERY violent school and since I was big I was beaten literally multiple times daily both by multiple older assailants (including a school bus driver who HEAVILY reinforced things if you dared fight back against his crew that had flunked a few years & were still at that school he now drove for).
    Was either severe physical beatings,choking,switchblades or even guns depending on what their justice determined for fighting back.
    I also lived in a very nice home with a VERY bad neighbor directly next door who literally burned homes down & one night set our woods on fire at the back of our home.

    I slept 365 days a year with the window open so I could hear the gas "WOOSH" & have time to secure my rifle number one,, and a basically useless small fire extinguisher in hopes I could still get my parents and me out downstairs as our jump option was 3 floors to the concrete.

    I still freak out at certain times with people coming up on me suddenly,even hit the dirt if something sounds real bad and close & stay like a coiled spring 24/7 ready to react swiftly if anyone attempts to harm me and definitely for my family.

    I never have gone out to start ANY kind of fight but after I ditched the turning the other cheek years later I beat the crap out of a couple of the also vicious rednecks that thrived on making themselves feel better by unleashing their pain on others.
    They too travelled in groups (usually 3) and I learned to go after the leader and the rest didn't know what to do.
    I am not proud of ANY of that but it has given me a unique position to help out numbered or basically helpless people being bullied or roughed up. I see red when I see those types of situations, even backed up a lone police officer one night facing down 5 big rednecks beating a small little guy in a bar parking lot that were also threatening the lone young officer.

    Sorry to ramble on about this, I attempt to be the class clown on here and I am always ready to cut myself down to keep the peace around here and try to be fast to apologize .

    So what does this have to do about a dog?
    I cannot tell you the relief it helps to supply to have another set of eyes and keen ears.
    The smallest rustle or twig snap & I always laugh because Rosie is ears up looking at the exact same spot and after a few seconds we are looking at each other & go on with whatever we are doing on our property.
    It sounds trite I am sure to those blessed with never having had to INSTANTLY defend themselves from an unknown attack as well as be the only true line of defense between loved ones, but having Rosie here has definitely allowed me to at least somewhat uncoil my spring to action just a little bit & I will even go out around people more now.
    I had not been to the GS Nats in over 25 years because crowds put me on high alert normally, but with her? I can actually be kind of normal! : )

    Watch no one wanna hang around with me now, I don't have any screws loose(yet heh heh) but I have been pounded like a nail & been under intense stress my whole life (tip of the iceberg info here) and this little puppy has definitely been a God send & I recommend them highly if you deal with any similar issues & by ALL means get on an anti-depressant till you find the right one, but for Gods total intervening (can't convince me otherwise) I should not even be here, never wanted to live past 21 back in the day.

    So if opening up & sharing fears,anxiety,depression,and 24/7 "on the ready" (even when in constant pain from untreated injuries) helps one person I pray you get some help and PM me if you just want to talk you are good as it in turns out it helps me also so you will be NO burden but actually a blessing & we are told in the good book to help bear one another's burdens because THIS world sure ain't no Happy Meal! Lol

    And by all means if possible learn to laugh & soften your heart & help others when your dealt hand seems hopeless . Helping at the homeless shelters or helping military & civilian widows is a true blessing too.

    Okay probably not for everyone but helps to get that off my chest so thank you if you read it all & even more Thank You for your thoughts & prayers.

    Now if I can just get a Buick back on the road & get my true smile back but that one is on Gods time as the family is priority after him.

    I hope everyone has a blessed week & Thank You for caring.

    Sincerely,

    John
     
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  3. Duane

    Duane Member

    "Watch no one wanna hang around with me now"

    Don't worry John, I will hang around with you.
    I feel the same way about my Cats, they are definitely a part of the family, and there is nothing worse then the feeling of not being able to help someone/something that is in your care.

    My one cat got out yesterday. The door was closed but not tight. He is part Maine Coon and pretty good sized, and he grabbed the door and pulled it open before I could get to him and he was out. He was a stray when we got him from the rescue, so there is always the worry that if he gets out he will never come back. Anyway I chased him around the house for a good 30 minutes while I was freezing, until he finally got tired of it and ran back in the door.

    We had ours chipped so if someone finds them we can get them back. You might want to think about that.
    Duane
     
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  4. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Thank youz Duane,

    Yes, definitely getting her chipped & maybe a gps collar.

    praying you get your buddy back too as we have to 2 cats also we saved & are now family. They were looking everywhere for Rosie last night and giving me the eye like “Rosie left with YOU Big fella...where is she?!”
    You should see Rosie & them rough house, non stop entertainment.

    Praying for your boy now.

    Kindest Regards,

    John
     
  5. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Thick as thieves they are! :D
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  6. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    John I dont think anyone here will look at you any differently, not all of us have had "perfect lives", most of us have had to do things in our past we are not proud of. Some of us have had things done to us that no other human needs to even hear about, for the sake of the other person.

    When I was 7 my baby sister oldest boy was 15 and he used to force me to do things at knife or gun, told me to do then or it would be my little sister that got it next.......and we will leave it at that.

    Find peace in the house of the lord, if you need help getting a car up and going I'm sure there are ppl here to help you.......even though alot ifvthe fun is doing it on your own ...

    Glad your friend is home and safe
     
  7. Duane

    Duane Member

    I got my big boy back, he finally got tired of me chasing him and ran back in the cellar door.

    The cats have chips, but not me. Does that mean my wife Beth doesn't want me back if I run away? Just wondering.
    Duane
     
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  8. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    John.

    You have survived, and more. In spite of it, you still have a heart and soul many will never have, nor understand.

    People like you, because you are you, as you are.

    All those things have added to your character, and in spite of all of it, you are stronger and not weaker for it.

    Just know that there are others who have traveled that same road, perhaps before you, after you or in the other lane beside you.

    And enjoy them critters, always. They will never judge you, or ever do anything malicious or hurtful.

    Glad your dog got you back.

    Your friend.

    Michael
     
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  9. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    John, I just read your post regarding your past. I can understand. Neighborhood bullies in my past as well. Long story short, my cousins were cops, taught martial arts, took me in, I studied hard, repaid exponentially.
     
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  10. 12lives

    12lives Gravity is matter warping space-time - Einstein

    So glad to hear you got Rosie back - wonderful news. I've had dogs get loose and its a horrible feeling.
     
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  11. gsgnnut

    gsgnnut Well-Known Member

    Just a dog? Your kidding right? Dogs are family ! Mans best friend! Love my dog more than most people. Glad you found your best friend! When mine last went missing I tore my neighborhood apart searching for him. Total freak out. Just a dog.? Uh no. One of God's greatest gifts to man.
     
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  12. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Hey Fritz when I read this I thought someone might have snatched her up. My saint bernard Australian Shepard mix went missing at 2.5 months and I went searching for weeks and put up signs. 3 weeks later some girl called me saying she had it. She was keeping it for her self but couldn't handle it. When she brought it back it had a new collar, dog food and she swore she taught it how to sit roll over and more. When she left I told him "roll over" and he didnt. Lol.
    Well i vote you chip her too. Once in a while they chip dogs for free, look into it.
    My dog is hard to handle, bold and not your ordinary cute puppy. From what she told me it was punking her pit bull and tore up her house.
    Glad you found your dog. I bet your eyes popped out your socket when you seen her.
     
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  13. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    John,
    I just seen this post, So glad you found your baby. We lost our baby girl a few years ago and still miss her everyday..... God blessed us with her for nineteen & half years, and several surgeries. We took her everywhere and to us she was like a child... Bless you and yours.

    Nelson
     
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  14. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block


    Ben,

    My heart aches for you for what you shared my friend, IMHO I think that as tough as it is to share these traumatic events that exposing it to the light instead of carrying it takes some of the power away from the incidents & the sick people who perpetrated these evils on us brother.

    Although we will never totally get over these horrors (this side of heaven) I think that God can still use these experiences to allow us to recognize the depressions or look of helplessness in those still stuck in these earthly hellish events and be able to show empathy & share how God got us through to the other side & assure the victim that they can,with Gods help, work through the hate,fear,depressions and all of the other worldly emotions (NEVER trust emotions) that keep us trapped in our own “hell prison” reliving these events over & over & over.
    I am sorry it took me a couple days to respond but I really needed to absorb what you said because it was very real and I wanted to pray about it and be lead in how to respond, brother.


    I am not going to say I am “cured” & I still wake up for no reason many nights a week with the immediate need to pray RIGHT THEN, for Gods guardian angels to intervene on behalf of the helpless of all ages right then in situations that are at risk of death, abuse of ALL sorts, and also pray for the misguided perpetrators committing these crimes.
    It’s shown in the Bible that God can change the heart of even the very worst of those unleashing their toxic hate on the least among us.
    Again IMHO I think when (NOT easy) we can pray for those who committed evils on us we can sense where all the evil that was inflicted came from and pray that persons heart is softened,their ears are opened and the scales can drop from their eyes and they can see & be convicted of how wrong they have been, seek forgiveness through God and go 180 degrees in the other direction to not hurt anymore but actually help those in need rather than spilling their own hate out onto Gods children.
    I pray all of us one day will be able to return evil with good because as the saying goes “If you go to seek revenge dig TWO graves before you leave “.

    God bless you & thank you for sharing & please don’t hesitate to reach out when Satan uses the past to attempt to turn your face away from our Lord.

    Definitely not perfect but still your brother in Christ,

    John
     
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  15. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    John I struggled if to share with you, I know sometimes ppl when they hear of others going through other situations are reminded of their own. I pray me sharing did not cause you harm, or heartache, but rather was taken and ment as another human reaching out out to walk hand and had with you along your path.

    I found a way back then to gain control of my situation, and that many will have forever has his own emotional and physical scares to bear for his choices.

    God gave me the strength and path to beat my demon back into as very tiny box and helped me pack it away. But every so often I hear something that lets it back out. This time I can honestly say is one of the few times in life I have opened the box. But I felt it was appropriate and responsible to do at this time.

    I have never even spoke a word of this to even my wife of over a decade.

    For me I dont tell many as I dont want yo harm them by telling them. But for other they find strength in telling other. It's really amazing to see all the different tools and way God gives ppl to help themselves and help others. For me keeping my box packed way away allows me to live a full, happy, thankful life

    There is alot of good in this world and it takes some looking to find, sometimes it finds us, you have some good in your friend, and she will be there for you in even you deepest darkest place and hr. I thank God that she made it though the night safe and found her way back you and your family

    Peace and love, if you ever need anything I'm hear to listen
     
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  16. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Battery is at 1% so quickly..... my sweet buddy gurl D3DD5E09-3102-494E-AC44-599B4568846E.jpeg
     
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  17. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Thank you Ben, no worries , I appreciate your sharing and keeping things real my friend.
     
  18. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    Dogs & cats are four-legged people! We have cats and love them all. Our cats stay inside but are chipped just in case they get out. I even worry about the stray cats that we feed if they miss mealtime.
     
  19. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    Great news!!!

    Mikey
     

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