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Old 12-01-06, 04:06 PM   #1
 
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I thought it would be nice to talk about our past pets and how they have affected our lives. I had my shih tzu Mialing for 16 years. She was born on Jan. 1, 1990 a New Years baby. I had to put her down this past year just 3 days after her Birthday. Now that the day of her parting is coming around I still feel lost without her. She was my child, I don't have kids so she was it. I found myself wanting to get another baby shih tzu after the hoildays. I believe it will help in the healing process. I have her pictures all over the house, this always makes me smile.

She loved to get into the squad car with me and catch the bad guys, or in her case Bad Cats!. We even have a song we made up while we were on patrol. Bad Cats, Bad Cats, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when the Pooh comes for you? Bad Cats, Bad Cats. The guys at the Precinct call her Deputy Dog, like her mom (me) Deputy Dawg because my last name is 4 charaters. She was the K-9 Pooh patrol. Even though she was wearing bows and a silver star crystal collar she thought of herself as one of the German sheperds that are the real K-9's, she thought she was a bad ass.
I have many many memories like these and so many others, I just wanted to share with you all some good times I had with her. I look forward to hearing Tales about your pets.
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I'm sorry to hear about your baby...my aunt and uncle had a llapso alpso that they had to put down recently too...

What are you planning on naming him, or her?
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I think you should get another baby after the holidays,..absolutely!!!
It seems like you need another one,.even though it will never replace the one that passed away,...you seem like you really need a companion,..and why not,..you have grieved already,.and still are, probably....go ahead,..get another one,.....
I had a wonderful cat,..I got him as a tiny kitten,..I got him and his brother ,...together,..they were the cutest,..sweetest cats I had ever had,....they were long hair koon cats,..but the one always looked kind of round,....when he was a kitten,..he looked like a cotton ball with little legs.....well unfortunately,..he just died of a heart attack last year...he was only five years old,..he had a heart defect,....I never knew....
His name was Jupiter.........
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My dog Sparkey was born sometime in 1991 and he died of cancer on Easter Sunday. Needless to say I wont be celebrating Easter ever again.

He was like my child and went almost every were with me. When I was in the seventh grade he got heart worm and I thought I was going to loose him but luckly sience he hadn't started showing symptoms he was able to recieve a set of shots that killed the worms, larvae, and eggs and saved his life.

For a few months after his heart worm treatment he had to take baby asprin and another medication. He used to make me laugh so hard because, to give him the asprin I put it in cheese cubes and somehow he would seperate the cheese from the medicine :lol: .

The vet had told us to have him rest as much as possible and to not do any unnessary activity so I carried him just about every were and that continued for the rest of his life. I could tell he would get annoyed when I would have him actualy walk anywere cause he was so used to being carried.

He loved going for rides in the carand going to the pet store. He would ride in the cart and when the cart got near a shelf with treats on it he would reach out and grab one and start chewing on it right there in the store :lol:

He used to have seizures because his prevous owner had beat him so much. Those were scary. His whole body would stiffin up and he would just scream. When they were finaly over he was out of breath, shaking and wimpering. The only thing I could do was just be there for him. A few weeks before he died he had the most violant seixure ha had ever had. He even lost control of his bladder which had never happened before.

The day he died was the worst day of my life. I was letting him sleep in because he had been so sick and just got back from the vets the night before. I heard him barking, which he had always done when he relized I wasn't with him (he had separation anxioty) I went in my room to check on him and he was crying and barking had lost control of his bowels. I took him to the living room to clean him up and he could'nt even stand up and was so scared. Every time I went to get a towel to clean him up with he would start barking and crying. He didn't want me to leave him. That afternoon I made the desicion to put him down. The vets told us there was nothing more they could do for him and he would have died a very painfull death had we kept him alive a little longer.

I still miss him and think about him every day. I apologize for this being so long. I guess even with him being dead I'm so proud of him that I just rambel on and on about him. It actualy kind of helped to talk to him. Although I couldn't talk about him in any other way other then typing or I'd be crying right now. I'll pose a picture of him in the pet place sometime
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All of you are too kind sharing your stories with me. This helps me so much with the grieving process. I had no choice in putting her down. Her back right paw was infected and the vet (4 of them) had never seen anything like it in their profession. Well I'm not dwelling on the past but I'm working on looking at the future. I hope to get another baby by Xmas but it looks doubtful because of my financial problems. Maybe on Valentines Day! that would be special and Iwould love to get a new shih tzu.

Boulevard, Jupiter, Beautiful and of course tiggr you guys are the only reason why I come into this site. :D You are good people that helps alot of us in here. We all need each other. I just wish I can get online more often.

P.S How in the heck do you put a pic. into your screen like I have seen others post. I would love to show you a better picture of Mia-Ling.
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I'm sorry for your loss dear, first of all.

My dog Shatzi comes to mind, after reading this. I had totally found her by accident, a hug Rottie breeder. It was a mess there, but for some reason, she caught my eye. I took her home, she was filthy! I gave her a bath, took tons of pictures, & she was another "baby" in my life. Because of her breed, most people at the dog parks I took her too, were afraid of her. She had this very loving nature about her; people just seem to be drawn to her, even though they were afraid. Kids would pet her, while parents were yelling, Get away from that dog! She never bit anybody; just licked them! She made some people think differently about the breed. It was the owner I kept trying to tell them, NOT the breed.

She did have this one issue, it was with feet! I still crack up every time I think of this. Shatzi didn't like feet on her, by her, or near her. She would growl at you & then she'd move. One night, when I was sleeping, I must have accidently touched her with my toe, she nipped it & good! It truly hurt at the time, but I still think about her doing that.

In August of 2001 I was sitting watching TV; she was always by my side. I started petting her coat; blood was all over my hand. I took her to an Emergency Vet. They kept her over night, & tried everything. They suggested I take her to my vet. I took her in. She came home, then shortly after that, a neighbor tried to kill her, with food; he through it in the lawn when she was out. I saw him, but didn't catch her eating anything. Later that night, she became very sick. I again took her to the Emergency Vet. They told me I had got there in the nick of time!

I spent well over 10k on my dog, they never could treat what was wrong with her. They came back, with a biopsy, stating that he'd(the vet) only seen this with 1 other dog that came in. It was a secondarly bacterical infection; couldn't be treated. I figured I'd wait it out. She never attacked anybody; ever.

One day, about 1 week after she had been through all the testing, she came at me; sadly I knew I was being very selfish for keeping her around & truly understood now, that she was suffering. She was put to sleep, on Feburary 5, 2003. She was only 2 1/2 years old. To this very day, I miss her dearly. She was a beautiful animal! I know that her spirit's with me, even though she may not be.

The beautiful ending to this story. When I had to put her down, I did recall that the man I bought her from Guaranteed me the Hips on her, she did have to have Hip surgery. I ended up going back out to the place & he was gone! To make a very long story short. I ended up rescuing 4 Labs, her mother; Rottie, then out of the dirty hole in the ground; a little black Lab puppy nose appeared....GUS! I ended up taking him home. I just think that to this day, that's why Gus is with me; Shatzi's wanted him with me..

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I'm so sorry about your beloved pet. It sounds like you have some great memories (and adventures!) with her - the K-9 Pooh control - awesome! There's just no easy way to get over our pets. They linger in our thoughts and we hear their sounds all around...the pitter patter when they greet us at the door, the slurping and licking sounds, and the racing when the doorbell rings. I swear I still hear my dog Sally's footsteps when I come home every night. I had her for 12 years, and like your dog, I had to put her down a few days before her birthday. Ha, now this isn't going to be hard to believe, but her birthday was St. Patrick's Day.

The anniversary will bring a flood of emotions. I'm sure that she'll send you a signal that she's doing ok and wants you to also.

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Aries and irishred you guys have such touching stories and I'm sitting here crying :cry: my eyes out just like I did the other night when I read the other stories.

The hoildays are not the same this year without my mom or my pet in my life. :cry: I know that they are in heaven and they are watching over me. I will find another baby to take care of this year. I think Mia-Ling would like that. No one can take the place of the original Pooh patrol, there can only be 1.

That is a small picture of her that I use beside my name when I am on here. She is laying down on her food bowl. My husband took it when I was at work on the day he took her to be layed down. :cry:
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You know, it's hard to lose a pet. They're so much like family, people sometimes don't understand that. It's great that you have such wonderful memories. Cherish them, hold them close, & remember, she's always with you. It helped me get through mine.

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The hoildays are not the same this year without my mom or my pet in my life. I know that they are in heaven and they are watching over me. I will find another baby to take care of this year. I think Mia-Ling would like that. No one can take the place of the original Pooh patrol, there can only be 1.
oh redcopgirl, your tears are so sweet. you are crying for all of the lost pets of our lives. and that's just fine with me (as long as you are ok!).

i feel for you in having to face the holidays without your mom and pet. that's a hard one. but your attitude is postive and yes, they will be sending Christmas love to you each step of the way. when you falter, just listen for the yapping and know that Pooh patrol is still on duty. and your mom - well, she'll be wrapping her arms around you the whole way. sit quietly and you'll feel her warmth. and it will be good.

get a new baby and start on a new journey. that's what life is. but it's hard.
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