I just lost Katie...

@Loverbear (4928)
United States
November 21, 2009 9:25pm CST
Katie was such a wonderful sweet mini Dachshund. She came into my life two years ago after I had to put my Rottweiler Hannibal down. Katie was an older dog and was strictly a "kennel" dog that didn't know the inside of a house until she came into my home. She won both my BF's heart and mine. Then in the past couple of days she went down hill health wise...she still ate like a horse and drank plenty of water but she was kind of listless. Then this morning she couldn't walk and wouldn't eat even her favorite foods. Before I could get her loaded to take her to the vet, she passed away in my arms. I totally lost it!!! She died peacefully, but it still was soooo painful. My other three dogs are mourning the loss, as they were in the room with me when Katie died. Tomorrow she will be buried under the Mullberry tree in my side yard...Katie would love it! Then this spring a white rose bush will be planted in Katie's memory...as Katie was such a pure loving soul...she will be so missed by all of my furry family and my two legged ones too. Good bye Katie, I send you to heaven with all my love.
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• United States
22 Nov 09
I am so sorry for your loss I know the hurt you must be feeling I have lost beloved fur-babies before here is a poem that a good friend of mine told me about when my Princess passed the website also has some other stuff you might find helpful during this time http://rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm so sorry again HUGS
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
22 Nov 09
I cry buckets every time I read that poem, but it is so beautiful, isn't it?
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 Dec 09
I am so sorry for your loss. We are still grieving Sable's passing a month ago. So strange how these critters just take over our hearts!
• Canada
25 Nov 09
I have lost to many furry friends in my time. However i will never live without a dog in my life, my wife feels the same way. The last , not that very long ago wAs a Bouvier named Gheyske'. She was my lil girl. For the Bouviers that I have she was small in size 94 lbs by the Vets weight for her meds., she was grand and big at heart. She had bone cancer. I was at her side when she went. I will always remember her.. REMEMBER ALWAYS LUV/CARE FOR YOUR DOG/ PETS, THEY WILL ALWAYS LUV U...
@minx267 (14738)
• Hartford, Connecticut
22 Nov 09
I am so sorry to hear about your little baby. I have lost more than I dare count and it is always hard. Especially those "special" ones. At least it was very quick and she doesn't appeared to have suffered. We must be grateful for those little things. The Rose bush is such a beautiful way to keep her memory alive. She will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge. I am looking forward to getting there myself, I have a lot of little critters waiting for me to arrive.
• Japan
22 Nov 09
rip katie~~~~~~
• United States
22 Nov 09
I am sorry. My dachshund's name is Twinks. I have had her for many years. I know that her time will be soon. I can't imagine what you are going through. I dread that day when my Twinks passes. I am so glad that your Katie went peaceful. I have had a dog that did not go peacefully and it was in the middle of the night on a holiday. No vet would let me get him put down because of the holiday and time.
• India
22 Nov 09
bodies perish away memories are there in our hearts and minds forever n ever!
• United States
22 Nov 09
Losing a pet is one of the hardest things. Four years ago I had to put down my 9 year old Golden Retriever because he could not walk anymore after I spent thousands of dollars trying to help him. He had the best personality I have ever seen in a dog and he was my best friend so it was extremely hard...Two years ago I was forced to put down my Pitbull "Capone" after he chewed through the window screen while I was at work and got hit by a car - sadly, he had too much internal damage and the vet suggested that I put him down. I think about him every single day and sometimes still cry. I don't think you actually ever get over losing a pet, time does not heal that kind of pain. Time only heals heartache from a broken relationship, etc...I guess we just begin to realize that our pets who have passed are in a better place and we will eventually see them again.
@ElicBxn (60907)
• United States
22 Nov 09
I'm so sorry to hear about Katie. Those senior animals worm their way deep into your soul so it feels like pulling out chunks when they die. My dog, Cujo, had never been in a house before he came to us, but he's got the best manners of the dogs. Didn't even know what a treat was. And granted, he still spends a lot of time outside in the yard - he was a yard dog before - he is a really sweet little dog - well, he's some where between a big small dog and a small medium dog...
@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
22 Nov 09
I too am sorry you lost Katie..The white roses are a very suitable tribute for a dog..and I'm sure at some point you will be comforted by the fact that because of you Katie passed away in someones arms and not in a kennel..Sounds like you both found each other at the right moments. again, you have my condolences.