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MyLittleOneIsGone

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This is a story of a little girl who had a lot to live for, but her life was cut very short.  Her name was Angel. She was a sweet little Angel.  A beautiful little girl.  She was only a puppy.  Part Dachshund and part Chihuahua. Sweet and innocent. 

It is believed she was born somewhere in Louisiana because that's where she was thrown from a moving car when she just was a puppy.  It was a horrible thing to witness, but someone was able to take Angel to a vet so they could try to save her.  Being part Chihuahua, and still so young, she still had her soft spot on her head that was possibly still open and most likely suffered damage from this heinous act.  She was treated and sent to a shelter. She appeared to be holding her own and maybe would make it through this horrific crime.  She eventually made her way up to a rescue where I volunteered.  A nice family adopted her. At first she appeared to be doing well, but then she had trouble with her gait, and didn't seem right. It was determined her brain may have been damaged. The family gave her back to the rescue so they could get treatment for her.

I met this little girl.  She was adorable.  She had to wear a little diaper. She was give medications to try to get her better.  I couldn't let her stay kenneled.  I volunteered to foster her. I took her home to meet my own 3 adopted fosters, all males (Parker was one them. He passed away tragically last winter).  My boys loved her.  I thought maybe socialization could help her.  I wanted to help her get better.  

She had some good days, but then the bad days followed. She began to regress.  Sometimes she would be confused. Her eyes were glassy. She would stumble and go in circles. I could see she was not doing as well as I hoped.  She had many bad days. Falling down, and wailing and crying at all hours of the day and night.  She was confused and her brain was not working properly.  It was unfair anymore to let her live like this. The rescue owner, our vet, and I came to the conclusion that Angel would be suffering and would not make it. I wanted so badly for her to live a normal life. It would never. She was too brain damaged.  

The rescue owner and I brought her to our vet.  It was the last night we saw Angel.  Our vet reluctantly put Angel out of her pain and misery and put her to sleep.  I waited outside with the rescue owner.  We cried so hard and for so long. We must have been there for a couple of hours, crying, and crying, and crying.  I will never forget that evening. 

We cried for Angel.  No one else.  I have often thought about that little girl and the devastating events she endured.  I prayed for her.  She is at peace.  I miss her.  I kept her little collar.

I hope this story is an inspiration to you to find it in your heart to foster a needy pet, even if it is for a short while so they can feel loved during their last moments here, such as with Angel. I gave her as much love as I gave to my own dogs.  I wanted her last days to be happy for whatever she could understand.

I've attached some pics of this delightful little sweetie.  

Rest in peace, Angel. I think about you often.  I will see you again. 

My Dear Parker, please take care of Angel and keep her good company.

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VBunny

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What a little sweetie she is. How sad her life ended too soon but I’m so pleased she found a loving home after such a cruel horrific act. I love all animals and what happened to Angel was just senseless but it gives me faith in humanity that there are kind people like you. I agree about fostering, there are so many animals needing homes. I’m selfishly not ready for an animal in my life just now as I miss my girl too much but your post has helped me realise that I need to foster/ adopt again in the future. Thank you for your beautiful post on the forum.
grievingmom

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Such a lovely testament to a beautiful girl.
PreciousMomi

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Sweet little angel, so lucky that you two found each other. It really is a love story. Thank you for sharing. Your little girl is free from pain, she did not die. Her beautiful heart and soul is continuing on elsewhere in the cosmo. You’re a beautiful kind person to provide her with such love and care.
MyLittleOneIsGone

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While trying to cope with my loss and heal, I've been looking for signs, trying to keep busy, listening to music that puts me in another time and another place.  I just read that the following song was composed by Charlie Chaplin.  A surprise to me.  Nearly 20 years later, lyrics were added by songwriters John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons. This first version is sung by Nat King Cole. Maybe this song will put a smile on our faces as most of us have been so sad.  The song makes me smile with its musical tone the meaningful lyrics. I hope you get some comfort from this, too.

Wishing you peace and comfort.
~ Parker's Mom

https://youtu.be/YynxFjMXF1Y
MyLittleOneIsGone

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They Will Not Go Quietly

They will not go quietly,
the pets who’ve shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.


Old habits still can make us think
we hear them at the door
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.


Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.


And although time may bring new friends
and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts
belongs to them…
and always will.

Unknown

MyLittleOneIsGone

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He Was Just My Dog

By Unknown Author

He was my other eyes that could see above the clouds;
my other ears that heard above the winds.
He was the part of me that could reach out into the sea.

He had told me a thousand times over that I was his reason for being;
by the way he rested against my leg;
by the way he wagged his tail at my smallest smile;
by the way he showed he hurt when I left without taking him along
(I think it made him sick with worry because he was not along to care for me).

When I was wrong, he was delighted to forgive.
When I was angry, he clowned to make me smile.
When I was happy, he was joy unbounded.
When I was a fool, he ignored it.
When I succeeded, he bragged.
Without him, I am only another person.
With him, I was all powerful.

He was loyalty itself.
He had taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I knew a secret comfort and a private peace.
He had brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee could heal my human hurts.
His kisses on my tears washed away my bad feelings.
His presence by my side was protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.   

He had promised to wait for me…whenever…wherever…in case I need him.
And I expect I will — as I always have — he was just my dog.

MyLittleOneIsGone

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He Was Just My Dog

By Unknown Author

He was my other eyes that could see above the clouds;
my other ears that heard above the winds.
He was the part of me that could reach out into the sea.

He had told me a thousand times over that I was his reason for being;
by the way he rested against my leg;
by the way he wagged his tail at my smallest smile;
by the way he showed he hurt when I left without taking him along
(I think it made him sick with worry because he was not along to care for me).

When I was wrong, he was delighted to forgive.
When I was angry, he clowned to make me smile.
When I was happy, he was joy unbounded.
When I was a fool, he ignored it.
When I succeeded, he bragged.
Without him, I am only another person.
With him, I was all powerful.

He was loyalty itself.
He had taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I knew a secret comfort and a private peace.
He had brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee could heal my human hurts.
His kisses on my tears washed away my bad feelings.
His presence by my side was protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.

He had promised to wait for me…whenever…wherever…in case I need him.
And I expect I will — as I always have — he was just my dog.

 

MyLittleOneIsGone

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This is an example of a terrific person with a kind heart.  We need more people like this.  Every kennel is empty at a Kansas City shelter because of the kindness and generosity of Derrick Nnadi of the Kansas City Chiefs.  He kept the promise he made.

Thank you Derrick for making it possible for these dogs to have a forever home.  


https://www.today.com/pets/kansas-city-chiefs-player-derrick-nnadi-sponsors-dog-adoption-fees-t173096
MyLittleOneIsGone

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For all of us.  May our pain and loss become less intense.  May we be able to enjoy life again with our beloved held close to our heart.



When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see.

The sun will rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me.

 

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you.

And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me, too.

 

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,

that an angel came and called my name and petted me with her hand.

 

I thought about our lives together, I know how you must be sad.

I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.

 

So, when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart.

For every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart.

 

~ Unknown author

MyLittleOneIsGone

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From Parker's Mom.  This poem is for all of us, for we are all hurting and missing our beloved pets.  We all hope to see them again. 
I am still hurting.   I miss him everyday.  I hope to see him again.
I'm sure everyone here has a story or more to tell, and with accompanying tears. 

Bless you all.


I Haven't Left At All


I saw you gently weeping as you looked through photographs
You paused for just a moment at one that made you laugh;
But as you turned more pages the tears began to flow
You whispered that you missed me but I want you to know;
I softly licked those stinging tears that down your cheeks did fall
I want to help you understand I haven’t left at all.

On those days that you are overcome with sorrow, pain and grief
I rest my head upon your leg to offer some relief.
When you take our walking path I’ve seen you turn around
Because I know you surely heard my paws upon the ground. 

At night while you are sleeping I snuggle at your side
You stroke my fur as you touch that place where I used to lie. 
You said it’s just your heart playing tricks upon your mind
But rest assured I’m really there, my spirit’s left behind. 

I know your heart is hurting; it’s like an open sore
You think my life has ended and you won’t see me anymore. 
But for those of us bound tight by love, death is not the curtain call; 
It’s really the eternal beginning that waits for us all
So, dear Master as you live your life I patiently await
For us to be together when you pass through Heaven’s gate. 

Author Unknown

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