My poor Polly

@Polly1 (12649)
United States
April 20, 2010 6:53pm CST
I just wanted to let my friends know that my poor Polly went to doggy Heaven today. She had a good long life, she was about 16 years old. I had been expecting it for some time. She had a tumor growing on her abdomen, I believe it was a cancer of some sort. Surgery of any kind would have killed her. I am so glad that she died here at home and that I didn't have to take her and have her put to sleep. She is buried in my back yard with her momma and daddy, and a whole bunch of other pets. I have a regular pet cemetery back there. Have you lost pets? Are you able to bury them in your yard? We are not supposed to do it, but we do. I miss her at my feet under my desk. Just wanted to share my sad news.
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@Soleil05 (136)
• United States
21 Apr 10
I'm sorry to hear about your loss.. your dog did live a very long life :) I just lost my lab-x two weeks ago to cancer, too. It was growing on her spleen and I took her to the vet and she had to be put down :( She was only 9 years old and traveled with me everywhere. I think of her every day.. she was not an easy dog but still I loved her with all my heart. As I was little we used to bury our pets in an area of my parents yard, but we could not do that here where we live now.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Awww, I so sorry to you too. It is hard when we loose our pets. Even when they are brats they are our brats. At least they don't hurt anymore. BTW welcome to mylot. I hope you like it here and hang out for awhile.
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@Soleil05 (136)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Thank you for the welcome. I think I will stay for a while...
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
22 Apr 10
Yes, I've lost pets before. Some are buried in my current yard. I'm not sure if it's allowed here or not, but my husband and I have done it anyway. I don't know what to say other than I'm sorry for your loss. Run free Polly...
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
22 Apr 10
What you said was perfect...Run Free Polly. Its also nice to hear that so many people here have buried their pets in their yards. I probably isn't allowed but oh well. Take care.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Apr 10
hi p olly1 I am so sorry you loss your poor Polly. I haven't had a pet in years once we sold out house, we were doomed to live in apts,that never let you have pets.Now I am here at Gold Crest I could have a small dog or cat b ut it would up my rent a hundred dollars which i just do not have. We also had that thing about not burying pets in our yard whenwe still lived in our house,but we did not fortunately lose any pets.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Thanks so much Hatley. Gabs put Polly on Gissi Memorial page, she gave me the link in her response. It was so nice and comforting to me, even though I cried when I saw it. I still have 4 cats to keep me company. Its too bad it would cost so much to have a pet, they are good company, at least your not alone. I continue to be thankful for mylot, its so nice to have people from all over the world care what happens to you.
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@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
21 Apr 10
I'm sorry to hear about your lose. But I agree with you, glad she was at home with you when she went to doggy heaven. I had a golden retriever, that was 14 when she left us, and a bassett that was 15. They were both buried in our backyard, along with other pets. However, there was no problem with it since we lived out in the country. We have since moved but everytime I drive by that old house, I think of them.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Thank you so much. It is hard when you loose your pet. You had your two dogs a long time too. Anything over 12 to 13 years is old, specially for a big dog. Its nice you know where they are, we never forget our fur babies. Thanks for stopping by.
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@piya84 (2591)
• India
21 Apr 10
Hiii there i am really sorry to hear that news.We as a animal lover we are very much attached to our pets esp to dogs.And when they die hell breakout.I remember when i was kid and i lost my dog i was crying for three days and i didnt eat anything as well.My dog was young but he had fight with some other dog who was rabies infection and then municipality people came and they killed him..Its like a deep scar still in my mind.Those are very painful memories.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Oh my, I am so sorry for what you went thru when you were a kid. Thats a horrible tragic thing to happen. I can't even imagine how horrible it was, that is so sad.
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@my52cents (569)
• United States
21 Apr 10
So, so sorry to hear about your loss. Yes, we've lost dogs and cats and, like you, have a pet cemetery in our big yard. Losing a pet is never easy. Our current two cats are almost 17 and healthy, fortunately, and our dog is young and healthy. I hope we don't have to say goodbye to any of them anytime soon. I know you'll cherish your memories of your Polly forever.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope you get to keep your bunch for a long time to come. I still have my 4 cats, I won't be alone.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 10
Sweetie I am so sorry I know what you are going through and I know the Pain, My love and Hugs is with you and remember Polly is still there with you I have lost many Pets specially Dogs as I grew up with them and have always had a dog I know how much you are hurting My thoughts are with you Sweetie RIP Polly
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 10
Sweetie Polly is now on Gissi's Web Memorial Page Here is the link to it THIS IS NOT A REFERRAL LINK http://www.freewebs.com/gabs8513/memorialpageoffriends.htm
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 10
You are very welcome Sweetie She belonged there Big hugs to you Thank you for BR
• Pamplona, Spain
29 Apr 10
Hiya Polly, Really sorry about your Dog that´s a really nice photo of her too. Have lost Pets too but my Dog Shep a Border Collie was the one I got most upset about as we both got on so well together. Every morning I would play a game with him a different game every day as he was so smart he outwitted you without you realizing it. He let me outwit him every Day though as I used to give him his favourite Dog Biscuits I used to play throw and catch with him before having to go to work. The memories of him is what heals the hurt and with time I have still very fond memories of him as he was full of life and energy he lived till he was 18 and a half so that was a really good run don´t you think?
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Thank you, fond memories does help heal the hurt. I have had some favorite pets over the years too, I still miss some of them. You had your pooch for over 18 yrs., thats a really long time. Thats really unusual for a dog to live that long. Polly did good to live as long as she did. I still have a houseful of animals, 4 cats. They eat like pigs, poop like elephants and sound like a herd of horses running thru the house. Take care, thanks for stopping by.
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Apr 10
Hiya Polly, He did live a long time and I like to think it was more the love I gave him as much as I could. He was never really mine but I used to play with him whatever time it was. He had a rubber ring a strong one with and elastic band on it and I threw it to him and he would catch it and hold on to the ring with all his might as he was very strong and I would pull the other end. Sometimes he would just let go and when I was going to pick it up again he would grab hold of it again. He was so intelligent he used to make all sort of growly noises like K9 did. If I started laughing and said stop cheating he would wag his tail and start all those noises all over again. Being a Border Collie he would always try to round you up like the Sheep too that´s if you let him (grin). Glad you have other animals to distract you too. They sound quite a handful.
@BarBaraPrz (19869)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Apr 10
I can't believe it. First I read that Pyewacket (the cat) passed, and now your Polly dog. Heavy traffic on Rainbow bridge. Sorry for your loss.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Oshy just told me about the kitty, that is so sad too. Thanks for the kind words. We sure are a bunch of animal lovers.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
21 Apr 10
This is a day of pet angels for sure. I can think of nothing better than to have them pass peacefully with no pain.
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@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
29 Apr 10
I am very sorry for your loss. It is never easy to loose someone that we love and it sounds as though you loved Polly very much. I am sure that you made her last time as pleasant as possible and I am sure that she was very sure of your love with her till the end. I think that pets are so much more than people think, they are family, friends and confidants. I personally have a cat, dog and fish. I have always had at least 2 cats in my life but now that I am living on my own, I only have one. I love all my pets more than just pets, they are family. I know that when they pass on I will sorely miss them, they are a big part of my dad and I know that I will love the for the rest of their days. I hope that the memories of Polly will help to make the grief less tangible, I know it will never go away but eventually it will lessen.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Thanks so much for your kind words. Your so right, pets do become family, they are like our kids. They usually listen and mind better then our kids do too. I miss Polly under my desk at my feet. I felt so sorry for her the last few weeks, I kept telling her I was sorry. I said my goodbyes to her several times too. She was a tough old girl.
@bunnybon7 (36541)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Apr 10
Bear and Lee - my grandson and Bear in '05
oh poor polly. she looks like she might have been the same kind of girl my coconut is. I know what you are going through. i didnt have my Bear but only 5 yrs. he was supposed to be only 7 or 8 yrs old but i think he was more. i cried for 3 days and could hardly eat for missing him. he got so sick in florida, i just couldnt keep watching him suffer. the vet recommended putting him down. my daughter just kept after me to eat and couldnt understand why i was so upset over a dog. i was lucky to have coc. poor thing kept looking around for him. im trying to load a pic of him. so sorry for your loss. maybe they will play together there. dont know if its big enough. its my grandson lee and Bear back in '05 he loved kids.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
29 Apr 10
It is so sad when you lose a pet, they become so much a part of your family. I have lots of good memories of her, I am also relieved that she doesn't hurt anymore and she went naturally. She wasn't having a real bad time in the end. You could tell she was old and tired though. I don't have to worry about her anymore. Thanks for your kind words, everyones sympathy and caring here has helped so much.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
26 Apr 10
My dear friend...I'm so sorry for your loss. Yes, I've lost a couple of pets. The cat I had before this one I accidentally ran over. I was devastated and so ill. She was a most beautiful cat and I loved her dearly, she was very special. There was also my Maltese cross pup whom I loved and lost. I had Pix from when she was a baby and we went through a lot together and had lots of adventures. It's funny, because when you are grieving for them and having the memories you realise what a wonderful addition they have been to your life and the pain of losing them is replaced by a real happiness that they were a part of you....that's what I've found anyway. Sure, I miss them, but thoughts of them give me joy rather than sadness. I hope you find lots of wonderful memories of you and your pet.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
27 Apr 10
Oh my goodness, that is devastating to accidently run over a pet or any animal. I have loved and lost so many pets, too many to count. Your right about the memories of them are fun memories. its nice to think of them when they were young and doing funny and special things. I had my Polly girl for 16 years, I have lots of good memories of her. She had a good life, memories of her are good memories. Take care,
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Aw, so sorry to hear that! Too sad! That's great you had her for 16 years, and I'm sure it was comforting to her to be at home when she passed. I have a little pet cemetary (of sorts lol) here on the farm. There's my race horse I had, dogs I've had through the years, and some of my cats that have passed. When my girls were little and lost their parakeet, it got buried there too in a shoebox. I haven't lost any in years, but I know the days are numbered for my one old cat. She's at least 18 and I took her in as a rescue when she was around 3 (3 as close as the vet could figger at the time anyways.) Glad to hear you were able to bury her there with the others. Nothing wrong with having a pet cemetary (unless it was built by Stephen King!) Hugs to you and Mom, I'm sure she'll miss her too!
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Polly, I am sad for you, but glad that you did not have to put your dog to sleep. I guess that means she was not in a lot of pain. We bury our pets around the outside of our yard, but do not mark the places. They go back to the earth with the leaves and the roots of the shrubs and trees that surround them. My niece brings her animals here, as she lives in an apartment. My sister lived with me, and we buried two of her kitties here as well. We do not ask if it is okay, we just bury them.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Thanks GG, it is sad but at the same time its a relief for her. She was so old and tired and not feeling good. Right up to the end she was still getting up, going outside walking around, etc. I knew that her time was really close. I have always buried all my pets in the back yard. I don't put any markers out neither. We just know not to plant the garden in the back corner. I have lost count how many dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, fish, lizards, hamsters, birds, and even a rabbitt are out there. Take care....