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Author Topic: In memory of my little baby... Arnold, I miss you boy!  (Read 27374 times)
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mgt
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I will see you soon my little boy! Momma loves you


« on: October 04, 2007, 12:34:32 PM »

My little baby, Arnold, left my side on September 11, 07.  He was a very special Springer Spaniel.  He was always, even as a puppy, very gentle and loving.  He was a VERY good boy.  He will be GREATLY missed...  He was with me for 12 years...  always by my side.  I miss him and love him very much!  He was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma 4 weeks before he passed.  He was never ill, very healthy... I wrote about it on another topic  ( http://itchmoforums.com/help-with-my-sick-pet/can-tainted-food-cause-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-t846.45.html  ) (this is the topic where I wrote about when he was sick until now)...  I just wanted to post here... where loving memories live on...  I made a little video out of pictures I had for him...  If you would like to visit sometime it is: http://http://youtube.com/watch?v=f7NR4TjiLaQ



I Only Wanted You
My dear baby boy,
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

Momma loves you baby!!!


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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 01:55:00 PM »

Klondike,
Thank you so much, I find comfort in your post, as you know what I am going through...  I am sorry to hear of your little Sheltie too.  I didn't know about this type of cancer until the day of his emergency spleenectomy when the doctor told me it could be hemangiosarcoma.  After researching a bit of the diesease, I knew I didn't have long, I didn't think it would be so fast though...  I often feel he was taken too soon, then I think how blessed I am that he didn't suffer long.  He passed in my arms when I asked God to take him, because I could not see him in pain.  (he collapsed) He was so brave, just as I know your little Sheltie was too.
Yes it is a nice peom, I can not take credit for it though... the author is anonymouse.  I hope it helps others who have lost their babies too...
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 03:19:03 PM »

mgt,
The love that is created by parent and fur-kids like Arnold stays
with us forever. Remember the goodness and you will never lose Arnold.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 08:01:23 PM »

What a beautiful memorial for Arnold mgt. He was special and will be always be in your heart.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 02:28:48 AM »

mgt,

Thank you for telling us about your handsome Arnold.  You gave him a long and wonderful, love-filled life.  That was one lucky pooch.

Springer's are special kindred spirits, and smarter than most folks I know.

Furry hugs and sandpaper kisses.

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 08:09:49 AM »

Lovely videos and poetry, mgt. It's clear that Arnold enjoyed that love throughout his life.

I especially liked the photos you took of him in the yard, with the sunshine gleaming off his fur.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 12:51:34 PM »

I was sorry to read that you lost Arnold, mgt. I have lost pets over the years myself, and I feel that these animals stay with you in your heart forever.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 01:53:36 PM »

To Mgt: I am so sorry on the loss of your beloved Arnold. It's so sad to lose a pet that is so loved. 

What a nice tribute to Arnold. He was lucky to have you in his life.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2007, 09:12:48 AM »

Mgt, It is so hard to lose a loved one. Two years ago I lost my beloved Barkley, 13 y/o golden, to hemangiosarcoma.  We did not discover it until it was in his liver and his blood vessels in his skin.  We too had just 4 weeks with him and I know how hard it is to go on without Arnold.  My husband and I found that it was just too quiet without hearing his tags clink and even the cats were looking for him.  It was 6 weeks later that we decided to adopt Harry and Lucy, littermates, who were 9 weeks old.  It was a hard decision but one of the best that we have made.  It was a great distraction to the hurt we were feeling.  Arnold was a lucky pup to have you in his life and vice versa!
I have spent the early part of 2007 with Harry at an oncologist in Mass as he has a sarcoma in his neck and I met too many pups there with hemagiosarcoma.  It is much too common!  I had not heard of this before Barkley and now I see it everywhere!
Hugs to you with continued healing.  Happy memories will replace the sad ones as there were far more happy than sad!! Right?? Kiss
Carol
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2007, 08:05:32 AM »

Everyone, thank you so very much for your kind and comforting words.  I can't even begin to explain how great it feels to read your posts.  I know that you understand how it feels to lose a furry child.  I appreciate your time and words GREATLY!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I appologize for not writing earlier, my parents drove up 16 hours to visit me for a week for emotional support...  Thank you everyone!!  Thank you for viewing my baby's video and for caring!!
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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2007, 08:19:11 AM »

Carol,
I am so sorry to read about your little Barkley.  Your beloved Barkley is awaiting you and his family and watching over you... He will be at your side again some day!!!  Thank you for sharing your story with me!!  You are right about the special moments and memories, although sometimes, those are the hard ones to recall because I miss him so much...  But I will forever hang on to those to get me through the time we are apart...  I too had never heard of Hemangiosarcoma, but now see how common it is becoming too.  I pray for your little Harry, how is he doing?  I pray that he will be free of his condition and for you to be strong too.   
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2007, 08:34:14 AM »

Mgt,
Harry is holding his own.  We have not told him he has cancer!   It has been a year this Thanksgiving week we found out it was a very aggressive sarcoma.  The oncologist who is treating him (radiation and chemo) did not think he would be here at a year.  He has no obvious signs of recurrence but where metastisize is lung and lymph which is hard for us to know.  There is nothing to do if it comes back so we are only seeing our oncologist every few months (for our piece of mind).  We had a scare a couple months ago and I posted "Hope for Harry" here as we thought that was it!  There is something so special to those of us who have that special bond.  I always feel sad for those that don't "get it" that we mourn so deeply.  I guess that they just did not have that special someone in their life!  So in a way I gues we are the lucky ones to have experienced it!  Harry was 2 this past July so it will be certainly hard to lose him but my husband and I have enjoyed him and his sister Lucy and their interactions, that we could not change a thing!  It is them in the little pix here!   I hope your heart continues to heal and know that many here are thinking of you during this time!
Carol
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2007, 09:39:49 AM »

Carol, I am happy to hear that he is doing well, I think they feed off of our emotions so I am glad that you are being strong.  When I found out about my baby's cancer, I researched ways to fight it.  I think in the end, it was just too far gone... but I did learn a lot.  Have you ever heard of Natural Cellular Defense?  I was giving it to my Arnold.  I found this website very helpful, www.cancerfightingstrategies.com 
I appreciated reading your post, I guess I never really thought about it... but you are VERY right.  We are very blessed to have had such a strong bond that even our moning is a blessing because it is a reference to how much we loved and continue to love them.  I just don't understand how some could not take on such responsability. 

Both Harry & Lucy and the picture are beautiful, they are very lucky to have you and you them!!!
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2007, 11:24:22 PM »

 Cry Cry Cry

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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2007, 10:25:30 AM »

Today is a very difficult day for me...  its been 2 months... even to the hour my baby left my side.  I couldn't go to bed last night just thinking and remembering the day before he had to go.  I went outside and cryed my heart out... just couldn't stay inside.  I can't even write this post without tears.  This is by far the hardest thing I have ever had to go through...  Last night as I was sitting outside I thought how its been only 2 months...  it seems like forever...  it seems like I have been living each day so slowly and in some ways I just want time to go by faster.  I knew it was going to be very hard... I just feel its even harder than I could have imagined.  I keep having to remind myself at how I have to learn from him... he was such a patient little boy!  Last night I was remembering when I was going through a really hard time in my life and my (then) fiance and I went our seperate ways, I told my little Arnold, "Don't ever leave me boy, promise me you won't ever leave me!!"  I felt in my heart he understood... now I know he kept his promise... he lives in my heart.  I know all of us share such special bonds with our babies so I know you all understand.  I used to read all of the memorials before... crying for those who wrote about their little companion...  and as I looked at my side I was thankful that I was still blessed with my babies.  I am very blessed...  I still have my other babies who I love with all of my heart... its just that one is now missing... my special, loving, wonderful little boy.  It hurts so much.  My dogs are my children, my family, now my family is not complete.  Its funny because 3 years ago we (my husband and I) adopted a little female lab from the pound.  It was a spur of the moment decision and it was one of the best ones we have ever made!!  Arnold was a VERY good boy... amazingly good.  He was content it just being him and I...  but when this little girl came along he welcomed her and protected her...  they were best friends.  I never really realized how much of an impact he had on her until now...  when I look at her and see her doing things that he used to do...  she learned everything from him... to the point that it makes me wonder if it is him telling her to do certain things.
Thank you all for being such a great comfort to all of us who have lost our little ones...  I am greatful that I can write and know that all of you understand the loss...  He wasn't just a dog like so many say... he was and is my heart, my family, my little boy...
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