Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I lost my beautiful yorkie, Cory, that is pictured with me on my blog this morning. He fell from my second floor balcony yesterday evening and has had a long hard battle all night and today. He was finally put out of his suffering as he has severe brain trauma and nothing could be done but end his pain. He has a brain cord injury. This was my baby, the closest thing I have to one and I am absolutely devestated. I am typing this with tears pouring down my cheeks as I simply am lost without him. I just need to share my grief with someone as I know alot of us childless couples have pets the closest possible thing to our I have taken a zanex and I am going to try and go to sleep for now to stop all the crying.


Amani said...

Oh becky ... that is horrible news. Devastating. He is your baby. Oh ... I really don't know what to say other than if we lost our Amber baby I don't think I could ever recover.

Honey .... what can I say or do? I am just devastated for you and your hubby.


Two Blessings From Above said...

I am so sorry! I have twin boys and my dog is still my baby, I can't imagine losing him. Again, I am so sorry!!

Cara said...

Oh Rebecca, my heart aches for you! Shiner is definitely like a kiddo to me and I would be devastated if we lost him, so this just makes me so sad. :(

Christy said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so so sorry! Prayers and hugs being sent your way.

Terry in LA said...

I am literally sick to my stomach reading this. If you have read our blog, you know we lost our precious yorkie in February this year at 13. He was the love of my life - I don't think I have ever loved anyone more than I loved that dog. I understand more than anyone how much a dog can mean to you. It is impossible to understand why something so tragic would happen to your baby. I am so, so sorry.

Megan said...

OMGoodness! I am SO sorry!! I have absolutely no idea how I would go on if I lost my fur-baby. My thoughts and prayer are with you. (((HUGS)))

LittleM said...

I'm so sorry! This is truly awful news. I have so much in common with you, including a yorkie(poo) who I consider my baby. My thoughts are with you. hugs.

jojo said...

I'm so sorry Becky. My mum sent me this last night.I hope it helps.

A Dog's Purpose ? (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me.. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The Six-year-old continued,

''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy..

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.


candi said...

I am so sorry to hear the news,my maltipoo is my baby, I could only imagine how hard it is for you. She will be your doggy angel, and watch over you as you did for her.

Kristen said...

Oh no, I am so sorry! I know exactly what you mean about pets being the closest thing we have to kids. (((hugs)))

Jess said...

Oh my, my heart is breaking for you. As a person who's dogs are her children souly, my heart aches for your loss. Our dogs are the closest things to our children and I am so sorry!! I'm praying that you'll find strength to make it through this difficult time :( Hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your little Cory doggie!!

Lisapon said...

I am so,so sorry to hear your sad news.

Hugs and prayers,

Natalia Ritchie said...

Oh, I am so sorry!! We lost our Yorkie about a year ago now, and it was terrible!! Your pain is horrible right now I know.

I wish I could say something to make it better. so sorry =(

Anonymous said...

We are so sad to her the news of your loss of your pet dog. We have a pet Burmese "Gracie" and she is treated like our child and loved like one as this is all we have. To lose your four-legged friend is terrible news and I am crying for you !! Silly me!

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