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Lost my navigator yesterday

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ModelNforNerd, Apr 9, 2018.

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  1. ModelNforNerd

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    It starts off non Tesla-related, but it gets there.....I'll try to be brief.

    8 1/2 years ago, I met a girl who had just adopted a dog. We had a Cavalier and a moped between us for transport. That dog decided we should be together and we agreed, so we've been together ever since.

    That dog was so smart, he would watch what we were doing, and always made jokes that he was learning to drive.

    Jobs changed, our home changed, our income changed, and in December, I took delivery of a CPO S. I let him sit in the seat while I used Summon. HE WAS DRIVING!! HE WAS LIVING HIS DREAM!!!

    He loved going for car rides in that car more than any of the others we'd had along the way. Chill mode and low regen made it so easy for him to stand up in the back, compared to an ICE.

    Two weeks ago, he developed a respiratory infection. He fought so hard, but last night, we had to say goodbye to that little boy who brought so much joy into our lives.

    Here he is helping me navigate, and one of him sitting in the driver's seat.

    I love the car.....but I'd give it back in a second to be able to go on one more ride with him. IMG_20171217_132816874_HDR.jpg 00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20180203171511927_COVER (1).jpg
     
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    We lost our loyal companion of 15 years to a respiratory infection also. That was three years ago and the loss still stings, but the memories are a salve and they make my heart glow.
     
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    I’m so sorry for your loss. We got our Juno at 8 weeks old last March, just a few months before we took delivery of our Model X. Juno loves riding in our Model X.

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    Andrew
     
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    I’m very sorry for your loss - and thank you for sharing with us about all the great times you had with your dog in your Tesla. My dog too loves to go for rides more than anything in our Tesla and you’ve inspired me to let him try “driving” some day!
     
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    Thanks everyone. 5 years ago, we got him a sister to keep him company. She gets motion sickness, and isn't very good in any car, except the Tesla. We did our 1200 mile Christmas road trip this year, and she didn't ruin a single dog bed.

    She'll never have the love of car rides her brother had, but she at least doesn't fear the experience any more.
     
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    I'm tearing up here. Thanks for telling us about your puppy. So sorry that he's no longer there to navigate for you.
     
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    As you can see by my avatar we have a beagle that we treasure. He is the best dog we’ve ever had and he is a therapy dog for us after losing our son. These guys become wonderful family members.
    We are very sorry for your loss
    It is sad that we outlive our pets but the joy that they bring is truly a gift
     
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    Man that makes my sad to hear...but also know it reminds me to go hug our rescue dog.
     
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    Your sweet boy could be a twin to our little girl. She is just as heartbroken. The last she saw of him was me snatching him up and running out to the vet ER. That was NOT the last ride I envisioned taking him on......

    She's been staring out into the yard, and doing all of the things that would antagonize him (sitting in all his favorite spots, etc), and just being generally mopey.

    I think today, her and I are going to set off on an adventure somewhere he's never been, so we can try to build some memories that involve only her, until we are strong enough to go back to some of his favorite places.

    I'll let her navigate.
     
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