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aerovette 04-13-2019 11:46am

Rainbow Bridge thread
 
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I'm not sure if this will catch on, but many of us have lost pets and those threads get pushed away over time. I thought I'd give a shot at starting a place where we can all post a tribute to our lost pets. I lost Cabo in July 2017 and Ladybug on 3/14/19.

NEED-A-VETTE 04-13-2019 12:15pm

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Lost Fatso in September 2017. She was 19 years old.

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Lost Bailey in April 2018. She was 12 years old.

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Fatso was older and had been in the first stages of kidney disease for awhile. I came home from work one day and she was very “off”. She tried to get up to greet me like she always does and just could not stand up. We took her to the vet and did some sub-Q fluids and other things but she wasn’t recovering at all the following 24 hours. We knew it was time.

With Bailey, she was perfectly healthy. One day we noticed she had not touched her food for her morning or evening meals. Took her to the vet to have her checked out because it was very unusual for her. She was running a temp and was dehydrated. They gave an antibiotic shot and sub-Q fluids. Took some blood for tests. Took her home. By the next morning, she was clearly in distress. Rushed her to the vet. She spent two day in the oxygen, then the inserted a feeding tube, took X-rays and blood tests...they were absolutely stumped. Everything came back as normal. Our vet even consulted with a neuro-vet that she went to school with. She started having some seizures, so they were leaning towards it being something neurological. But they could not figure it out for sure. She took a bad downturn and we knew it was time. The devastating part about Bailey is we just never knew what happened.

We do have their ashes and paw prints. 🐾 🐾 🐾 💕💕💕

Ol' Timer 04-13-2019 12:20pm

No pics handy, but

Cats:

KC
Max
Snowball
Cricket
Poof
Tiger

Dogs:

Cinnamon
Muffin
Abbey
Honey
Grover
Maggie
Dillon
Ramona

Every one is missed, but we keep coming back for more. I can’t imagine life without a dog (or 2).

lspencer534 04-13-2019 1:16pm

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I've lost so many cats over the past 40 years that it's hard to count them all. Some of them were not necessarily beautiful or even pretty, but I loved each one of them. Whenever I take a cat in, I always tell them the same thing: "Welcome to the cushy life. You'll never go hungry again, you'll be kept healthy and without disease, and you'll be loved."

I haven't lost anyone in the last 2 years, but I'll always remember Tank and Fearless Fred:

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Tank was less than two-years-old when he got into a fight with dogs, Fearless Fred was just a couple of weeks from being 20-years old.

Other cats over the years who aren't with us any longer:

Ben
Annie
High-Rise
Miss Callie
Lucifer
Bandit
Isabel
Katherine
Puff Daddy
Mr. Beefy
Baseball
Sooty

:sadangel::sadangel::sadangel:

Loco Vette 04-13-2019 1:40pm

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Chester January '18

BADRACR1 04-13-2019 2:02pm

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Sandy, our Golden Retriever. Jan 2, 2006/July 6, 2017.Attachment 24971

04 commemorative 04-13-2019 2:19pm

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Sooner than later we will need to put Ty down.....will be our 3rd.....wife & I agreed to "take a break" before we get another so we can do some traveling as we don't have anyone to watch our pet....

Ol' Timer 04-13-2019 4:40pm

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Current lineup:


Levi and new guy, Zeke

Black94lt1 04-13-2019 8:18pm

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Einstein September 2017, she was 16 and had health issues her whole life but that didn’t stop her from taking on the other cats who were bigger and younger, she was truly fearless

Defib1961 04-13-2019 8:27pm

Rainbow Bridge thread
 
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JetMechZ16 04-15-2019 10:57am

Thanks a lot Aerovette! This thread and others like it always bring tears to my eyes. It doesn't look good when people see the mean old grumpy guy sitting at his desk with "Pollen" in his eyes.

LilRedCorvette 04-16-2019 12:27am

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It is good to have a place to share this kind of loss with others who have also gone through it and understand exactly what it feels like. :yesnod: Most of my friends/people around me aren't really 'dog' people per se, so outside of here and my monthly pet loss support group, I'm kind of flying solo on this grief airplane. :sadangel:

I lost my beloved 12 yr old Boxer Cosmo on 11/3/18, thread posted here: https://www.thevettebarn.com/forums/...d.php?t=117759

Other Boxers I have lost before the era of digital photos:
Bo
Bobo
Casey
Oliver
Rindy

Doggies I have dogsat that I became very close with:
Pogo (Dorgi - Dachshund/Corgi mix)
Anya (Schutzhund-trained German Shepherd)

The person who runs the pet loss support group has well over 40 years experience as a therapist, including her work with hospice...and still says that the pet loss therapy work is the most difficult of all.

My heart is still irretrievably broken. :( But I am comforted a bit by the thought that each day that passes is another day closer to reuniting at the Rainbow Bridge. :angel:

C3C7NIC 04-16-2019 10:12am

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Always by my side.

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His favorite pillow was Mom's lap.

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Still so handsome even after his amputation.

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Sarge was the most laid back sweetest boy ever. Being a 100lb+ dog, he initially intimidated many people, but they soon learned he was an absolute gentle giant. BIG DOGS RULE!

During his 3 year battle with ostosarcoma, he was so tolerant of all the chemo and treatments. The vet said most of their chemo patients dreaded their visits, Sarge always happily hopped in to greet the girls at the reception desk.

I miss him every day!

aerovette 04-16-2019 10:42am

Dogs are a part of our lives, but we are their entire life.

EDIT: This applies to cats, or any other pet too. :yesnod:

JetMechZ16 04-16-2019 11:33am

Quote:

Originally Posted by aerovette (Post 1667002)
Dogs are a part of our lives, but we are their entire life.

EDIT: This applies to cats, or any other pet too. :yesnod:

Even a Galápagos island tortoise? :barnbabe:

LilRedCorvette 04-16-2019 12:11pm

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Originally Posted by aerovette (Post 1667002)
Dogs are a part of our lives, but we are their entire life.

EDIT: This applies to cats, or any other pet too. :yesnod:

We have people in our local pet loss support group who have lost dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. :yesnod:

LilRedCorvette 04-16-2019 12:26pm

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Originally Posted by C3C7NIC (Post 1666996)
His favorite pillow was Mom's lap.

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This photo reminds me of the ONE time a week I'd leave Cosmo home and have a dinner outing with friends (esp the last year of his life he needed pretty much 24hr/day care)...note the look of desperation:

"Where is she?? Get her back here!"

Seeing that pic made me want to come home (even though I was exhausted and really needed a break).

:sadangel:

bsmith 04-16-2019 1:32pm

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Jamie in the snow, got her as a puppy.

Missy was a surrender situation.
She had a bad start to life, bouncing from shelter to shelter and home to home for a while before we got her.
Sweetest dog I have ever seen,
In a couple weeks it will be two years since we lost her, and I still get a lump in my throat thinking about her.
And now I see that Missy is still my avatar. :lol:

C3C7NIC 04-16-2019 2:33pm

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Originally Posted by LilRedCorvette (Post 1667018)
This photo reminds me of the ONE time a week I'd leave Cosmo home and have a dinner outing with friends (esp the last year of his life he needed pretty much 24hr/day care)...note the look of desperation:

"Where is she?? Get her back here!"

Seeing that pic made me want to come home (even though I was exhausted and really needed a break).

:sadangel:

Boxers can stare into your soul!

Our mix hates eye contact, Boxers think it is a form of mind control, and it works! :funniest:

JRD77VET 04-16-2019 7:19pm

When I was married to my "darling ex", we rescued a kitten from the senile lady next to her apartment. After "DE" left, Smoky was my buddy and was a great help for keeping my sanity. I'll have to see if I have any pictures of Smoky as he was in the film only era. I had him cremated and he resides in a box now.


After mary and I moved to this house, she found Mochi, our previous Swissy. Mochi was headstrong but a great dog.

We lost him 2012
https://oimg.photobucket.com/albums/...DCP_3909-1.jpg

Then in June of 2013, we got Levi, literally weeks after I had shoulder surgery

https://oimg.photobucket.com/albums/...i/DSC00208.jpg

Lost Levi April 12th 2019 at 6 years and two weeks

https://oimg.photobucket.com/albums/...i/DCP_6415.jpg


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