Hugs needed for me and my family

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chicknmania, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    I came home from rehab today and found our 9 year old Dachsund dead on the front porch. He had seemed perfectly healthy, although getting pretty gray. At first I thought he had been hit by a car and someone had just brought him and laid him on the front porch, because he was just lying on his side, an odd position. But the road is a long way from our house and there was no sign of trauma, no dirt, scuffs, blood, obvious broken bones, nothing. He was the most maintenance free dog we have ever had, he never ailed anything except skin problems once in a while. He was up to date on all his vaccinations and his heartworm protection. The only thing I could think of is maybe he had a heart attack or stroke. My poor daughters, especially my oldest, she was the love of his life. Our other dog came to the door, saw him, stared, went into our library and laid down with her head on the ground. We buried him beside our pond with lots of rocks and plants for his grave. We loved him. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. kellim

    kellim Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
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    I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you all must be devastated.
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Oh I am sooo sorry!! :aww
  4. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    hugs hugs hugs!
  5. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    [​IMG] So sorry for your loss. My very first pet was a dachsund named Mitsy. I still miss her. [​IMG]
  6. emandmikey

    emandmikey Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    Wake Forest, NC
    I'm so sorry for your loss! We recently lost our family dog, Colby, and we couldn't take it for very long without one in the house. Now we have a little scruffy dog named Buster. I hope you're able to feel better soon. I know it's hard!
  7. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Songster

    Jul 10, 2008
    Collinsville, Oklahoma
    [​IMG] I am so sorry for you loss.
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    That is the saddest thing I've heard all day long. [​IMG] Those sweet little dachshunds are such wonderful dogs. I truly am so very sorry for you and your family. [​IMG] Here's to your sweet doggy.

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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  9. go-veggie

    go-veggie Flew the Coop

    Your baby didn't want you to see him pass...he wanted you to find him just the way you did-lying peacefully. My MIL found her daschund in almost the same way last year. My heart goes out to you. I know your pain. Picture him alive and bouncing around on a cloud! Dry your tears with the fur of another one of these amazing creatures God has given to you to love!
  10. risurocket

    risurocket Songster

    Jul 5, 2008
    [​IMG] :aww

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