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Stillwaterssb, I am so proud of you for handling the problem the way you did. I know Kodak dog felt good about being with you and, eventually, getting free of her pain.

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Congratulations Janet on celebrating your 50th in Sept. We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren and 4 granddogs!!!! I will check out your page!

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Thanks to all of you! I also still miss "Smidgon"
who passed 5 yrs. ago Nov. 10th..
You must check out my page for some of this
years decor. pics.. The one of Eddie in his
Santa pic. [from last Christmas]. I have the
pic. on my tree with angel wings above it!
Lexies pic. is on the tree also. My profile pic.
is Lexie in her Christmas Dress. She appears
to be doing fine. She is just that much more
spoiled. They both were; but, now she is worse.
Sandi, we celebrated our 50th on Sept. 01, 2012.
We have three children and 5 grandchildren.
One son-in-law and one daughter has a companion.
See pics on gallery.
Let's all remember the reason for the season!
Hugs,
Janet
I am also co-leader of "Yorkie Lovers".


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Janet, thank you for sharing. It's good to know we're not in this alone. I feel for everyone who loses a beloved pet....child.......family member. I will forever treasure Kodak in my heart as I know you will your little one.

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Janet, I am sorry that you are still grieving but it hasn't been that long yet. We do all know what you both are going through. Sending hugs.

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Hi, I'll have to make this short. I lost one of my
beloved Yorkies 2 mos. ago this past Wednes-
day. I haven't really greived yet. He started
going down-hill almost overnight. It was deter-
mined he had Inoperable Terminal Cancer. Eddie
was 9 1/2 yrs. old. He wou....sorry I just can't
finish this at this time.
He left his female companion, Lexie; she appears
to be tolerating it well. She's also 9 yrs. old.
So, I can honestly say I am grieving with you.
You are in my prayers.
Maybe later we can talk with one another.
Hugs,
Janet

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A friend told me about this site........My beloved Kodak died this Wednesday and I'm having a very difficult time trying to accept it. I posted some stories on my blogs and so a friend suggested I share some of those on here.

Kodak was 11. She was a cancer baby and has had 3 cancer surgeries. Last Sunday morning she couldn't get off the couch. I carried her up and down the 17 stairs to get her outside but she quit pottying. She didn't potty for 4 days other than 1 time when the vet gave her a muscle relaxer to take xrays. She also didn't drink for 4 days and only ate one meal during that time.

Turned out she had a ruptured disc in her spine and she couldn't move. I'd put her down after carrying her downstairs and she couldn't walk so I had to pick her up and carry her outside but she couldn't get into the position to potty.

Wednesday I took her in to the vet again....third day in a row. She couldn't walk at all that day. The day before the vet had given her two shots of morphine, and doubled her evening pain medication. She had a bad night. I couldn't make her through back surgery and I didn't want to see her on a morphine drip so I had to let her go. This is the first time I've been able to write any of this without bawling my eyes out. I miss my baby so much!

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It was two months this past Wed. [28th] that
our beloved Eddie passed in my arms!
Lexie appears to be handling it well. I must
say they were always spoiled, but, she 'stinks'
with spoilness now! And, within reason, we
just can't say no!
Thanks again for everything. I must get back
on the link and regiester him for the Spring time
season.
Hugs,
Janet

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WWREFUGEE1942 We are glad you have posted on the Rainbow Bridge Team. It does help to "talk" with others who know the grief we have when losing a beloved furbaby. I know my Honeybear is up there playing around with everyone's babies. It is hard on the other animals in the family when one of them is gone. It is so sad.

Sending you hugs.

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Thanks for the Rainbow Bridge link. I put my Frodo on there last June when he died and again just now for the Monday night candle lighting ceremony. I posted his pic on there. It is nice to share my grief with the other good people at Rainbow Bridge. It is so hard when we lose our favorite friends. My second dog is helping me get through losing Frodo but he lost Frodo too so I feel bad for him too. We are a couple of sad old people, me and Skeezicks, but he helps me get through.

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Janet,

I have sparkmailed you a copy of the Rainbow Bridge but I also saw this and am posting a link here as it is beautiful...just touched my heart to see it with the picture of the Rainbow Bridge. Beautiful.

www.rainbowbridge.com/Poem.htm

Hope you like it as much as I do.
Blessings and hugs,
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Hi Janet,
I'm sure either of our team leaders can tell you where you can get a copy of the poem, there might be on somewhere on our team page. I looked for it but couldn't find it. It was sure a comfort to me when my Honeybear went to the Rainbow Bridge. Our first Christmas without her was very hard but I still hold on to the precious memories. I have several ornaments with her picture on them. I waited about 1 1/2 yrs. before getting another dog but that was mainly because my hubby really didn't want us to get one since we travel a lot. But then Zoey came along and stole our hearts.

It takes a long time to heal but you will one day. I hope Lexie will continue to adjust to her loss of Eddie.
Sorry to learn of you being sick with a UTI too, that is no fun.

Hugs,
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Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!
I have been till since the day before he passed.
UTI and the possible reaction to a med..
I was wondering where I could possibly get a
copy of the poem of the rainbow bridge?
The vet had told me to let Lexie sniff my jeans
that Eddie had lost control of his bowels on, and,
that would help her to understand. Which I did.
She appears to be adjusting well. They had been
raised together since pups. Even had had a
litter together before we got them.
The holidays will be tough as I am sure.
The other day she saw a picture of Eddie and
just stared at it. Then, she just walked away.
I still have some of his things and such scat-
tered around for her bebefit as well as ours.
I was also wondering at what point do I start
putting them away one by one.
Thanks again!
Hugs,
Janet

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My thought and prayers are with you also. I lost my yorkie in June. emoticon

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Janet,

My heart and prayers are with you, also. It sounds like you were giving Eddie the very best that you possibly could. I'm sure he is happy and whole waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge now though. I know the thought of my furbabies waiting on the other side brings me great peace and comfort... It's especially true when they've become "seniors" and had health problems... Please let us know if there is anything you need. We will definitely be sending up extra prayers and have your family and little Lexie in our hearts as you grieve the loss of Eddie.

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Janet, I am so sorry that you lost your precious furbaby today. We all grieve with you and know what you are going through. I know Eddie knew how much you loved him and I'm sure little Lexie will grieve for him too.

Sending hugs and love,
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At approx 4:11 p.m. today one of my beloved
Yorkies went to sleep in my arms. He is 9 yrs. old.
Eddie is his name.
He leaves also his companion, Lexie.
He had cancer, was given 3-4 mos., with a miracle
maybe 6 mos. He would fill up with water. First
his belly, then it would move up to his lungs.
Very fast. Today he had his lungs tapped for the
third time in a little over a month. They got 3.5
liters this time. He came out from having that
done, wagging his tail. When we got about a
block from home, he slipped down in my arms
and was gone. The Vet said his heart just stopped.

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I so sorry to hear of your loss...it;s amazing how these special friends steal our hearts....i know your pain..i had to put my dog to sleep oct 30th...the pain is still there...i still look for him when i come home from work...
they are in a bettter place and they are watching over us until we meet again...

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I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you as you go through this very difficult time. I know that Crazyhorse would not want you to grieve for him forever but he would want you to continue living life. Yes he is gone at the moment but he will forever remain in your heart. He is waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge where he has many, many new friends to romp and play with until he sees you again. He knows you always loved him dearly and wanted only the best for him. Remember that he is no longer suffering and each day is peaceful and blessed for him. Do not blame your sister for being in the ICU when this happened. Crazyhorse had 11 wonderful years with you and your son...as a rescued dog, his life could have been much different but instead you gave him all the love he could ever want and a wonderful home! My prayer for you is that you and your son are able to find the peace and comfort you need as you go through this very difficult time. We all grieve differently and there is no time limit on our grief. However we are here to help you in any way that we can. Please remember that.

Dear Lord, you are our refuge in good and in bad times. In your infinite mercy, bring peace and comfort to those of us who face days sometimes filled with pain and depression. Help us to realize that through you there is joy and the promise of lasting peace. Help us through the rough times. Walk before and beside us so that we may walk in your footsteps and reach out to you in our journey on this earth. Help us to focus on our blessings rather than our misfortunes, our losses, and our pain dear Lord. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. Amen

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Every new story breaks my heart to hear... I shed several tears again with yours as I thought not necessarily about your loss, but about the honor you gave your baby in his passing by sharing why/how he was remarkable.

I know it feels so difficult now, and I can understand how there are still bad days ahead, but your heart will "patch" over and you will keep moving forward.

All dogs are special, but I think some times it can be harder with a service dog because you really do rely on them for so much. I understand that you have some resentment for the situation and the way he left this life, but you SHARED many good years. We're all human... I can't say that my years with any of my dogs have been perfect, but I've always tried to do right by them as much as possible. I believe in my heart that you did the same, and he didn't say goodbye feeling any less loved and cherished. You will get through this though, and I hope you will tell us many more stories! We're all thinking about you, praying for you, and hoping you can find peace.

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Words are inadequate at a time like this. We all have been where you are and it is such an unhappy place. I am so sorry for your loss, it just makes my heart break for you. Please remember the good times and all he did for you and your son. He would want you to press on. Wish I were there to give you a big hug, I know it is hard. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I know exactly how you feel, I lost my "baby" Blue last October and I still miss him dearly and I now cry every time I hear the song "Feed Jake" (can't remember the band...Pirates of the Mississippi I think).

I remember being mad and hurt that he was taken, but then I remembered that we'd had him in our lives for nearly 18 years and that it wasn't his fault that he had to leave us. I hope that eventually you are able to think of your sweet boy with a smile and not tears at all the memories he gave you.



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I am so sorry. This is awful. It is the worst feeling. I have been through this more times than I want to remember. It hurts everytime. I lost my Tanner last year. We rescued another sad little lost soul 2 months later. Heinz has his forever home now. He never took the place of Tanner (9 when he died) but he did fill a hole we were feeling in our hearts.
They are together at The Rainbow Bridge waiting for us free of pain. Letting him go was the best thing for him. He knows you loved him. ((((((hugs)))))))
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Oh Sister, my heart goes out to you. I wish I were there to help you through this. I know full well where you are coming from. Over our 30+ years of having 'furry kids', we have gone through this. It never gets easier!

He knows you did your best for him. He knows you would have been there if your sister hadn't needed. 'Furry kids' have a way of knowing these things.

He would want you to remember the good times you all had. He would want you to know he has no pain now---and, he is romping with all the doggies and kitties that went before him.

Blessings,
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I rescued my dog 11 years ago. I found homes for all his brothers and sisters but he kept hanging around. My son was diagnosed with autism during this period so I tested the last puppy to see if he could be a service dog. He passed with flying colors! I registered him as Michael because he seemed like an angel sent to help me as well as my son. My son called him Crazyhorse. I called him my son's little brother. No matter what you called him he was a great dog. Smart and funny, Such a good little doggie. He did every thing asked of him even after he retired he still took care of his family.
We'd had a medical scare with him back in Sept but he seemed to bounce back and like he had another year in him. I left him with my dad to take care of my sister inthe ICU when my dad called and said I had to come get Horse.
It was such a shock b/c he had been doing so well. He played and ate. He was himself again. But there he was eyes all weird looking and a blue tounge that was normally pink. He had a catastrofic failure and the only right thing to do was end his suffering. He was panicked and crying. His big brown eyes stared at me begging me to explain what was happening and to help him. He became hysterical and pulled the IV out and got blood everywhere. it was awful. then they gave him a sedative then the final injection which caused a reaction and he coughed and squirmed. Poor thing suffered to the end. I'd seen euthanizations before.as a vet. assist. This didn't go like all the others. I couldn't even have that. he deserved a peaceful end. I feel like I should have been there for him b/c he was always there for me. I am mad at my sister now b/c she made me miss his last few days. She did it to herself what put her in the ICU. What am I going to do with out him? He helped me though my divorce, my mom's death, everything. Such a good boy. I would pet him and the bad things didn't seem so bad. He helped my son alot with his anger issues.
There is a grief and loss support group that meets on Tuesady starting in Janurary but I am supposed to lead a support group of my own starting the same date and time. Beside that is a long time from now. I'm sad now. I don't want to wait until Janurary.
I did feel a bit better once I got his paw print from the vet. They gave me the Rainbow Bridge poem with little inked paw prints in blue ink and they made a 3-D paw print too. They put some of his fur in a little white bow in a plastic bag. I didn't keep his ashes which I kinda feel bad about now.
People that don't have little fur covered humans don't understand my grief.

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