Had my 15 year old Yorkie put to sleep

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by mjgkennedy, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. mjgkennedy

    mjgkennedy New Member

    As some of you will know from a post I put up recently about my pet Yorkie and scratching well it was so bad this week and his paws were so sore and swollen I couldnt see him suffer any longer. His back paws gave away the other day. He suffered from dry itchy skin and Arthritis and I think he was biting at the paws to get relief.

    I made the decision to have him put to sleep this morning. A very nice lady Vet. looked after him and w said our good byes to him. He was cremated.

    I am crying buckets and will be for a while to come as I can see him everywehre especially when I go to bed to-night I will be expecting to have him lying on my feet.

    I will have to wait and see if I will get another one. I will enjoy my freedom which I havent had for a while and then see.

  2. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    It's always a difficult choice we make for our pets but only you know how much your pet was suffering.

    I just know how difficult this decision is (and I really don't want to start crying right now) so I'll just wish you well.


    Nancy B
  3. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    I'm so sorry. I'm with you in my heart.


    Heaven is where all of the dogs you have loved come to greet you.
  4. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    you'll miss your little darling so much and of course he cant be replaced but you might find such an emptieness that only
    another little dog will fill.

    I'm really sorry.

  5. mollystwin

    mollystwin New Member

    I'm so sorry you lost your yorkie. I remember your other post. You did the right thing by letting him out of his misery.

    God Bless.

  6. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    Ohhhhh, that's one of the hardest things we do in life, isn't it? It's so hard to lose our sweet pets who give us all that unconditional love and devotion that often comes from nowhere else.

    Let yourself grieve and miss him - but then let yourself enjoy your freedom too. Everything has an upside. Everything.


    PS. Love your art. How about doing a painting of your dog as a tribute?
    [This Message was Edited on 06/29/2007]
  7. sisland

    sisland New Member

    Your in my Thoughts and Prayers also!,,,,,,Sydney
  8. mjgkennedy

    mjgkennedy New Member

    Thanks everyone for your understanding posts about Teddy my little Yorkie.

    I cried buckets last night because he should have been in bed with me. I also thought about all the joys he brought me. My Husband is taking it worse than me because he was retired and took him for lots of walks.

  9. ckball

    ckball New Member

    I am so sorry, I do know how you feel and you did the right thing for Teddy. That is a hard pill to swallow. But now he is pain free and a angel on your shoulder.

    I wished you lived close to me. I have neighbors that don't have a clue about animals yet they keep getting them, not vet treatment, then they die. I have watched it for 3 years. Right now they have a puppy her son found and it is in a filthy pen, they don't even remove the poop. I have cried and worried over this little girl. She is part beagle and chichuaua and is so sweet. I would steal her and give her to you. I have made calls to all the authorites but nothing can be done, so sad.

    I know it will take you awhile to greive and you will catch yourself looking around to see if he is under your feet or somewhere. I lost my 15 yo cat Mar 2006, still miss him.

    Have you been doing any painting? Could you do a painting of him, a small way of keeping him with you? You are in my thoughts and prayers-Carla
  10. mjgkennedy

    mjgkennedy New Member

    I know what you mean cyball. There is a little dog behind where I live outside in all weathers while they are both working. I dont think he has ever been in the house.

    It really angers me especially in the winter when they are sitting beside the fire he is outside in the cold and wet with no company. I know what I would like to do to them.
    I dont want to get involved because before we move dhere we had to take out next door neighbour to court for dog cruelty. It seems to be everywhere Ireland where i live is no different.

  11. VeniceQueen

    VeniceQueen New Member

    So sorry for you loss. Read all the posts, made me teary eyed. It's so hard when you have the loss of a pet, people that dont have them dont get it.
    I have a 3 year old dachshund, cant imagine life before him. We dont have any children so he is my life. When I've had a bad day at work, he makes me smile and calms my soul. I let him sleep in the bed with us even though he snores..so cute so I dont mind :)

    Take care,


  12. JLH

    JLH New Member

    My condolences on your loss. I know how our pets become part of our family.

    My daughter, Mary, has a little Yorkie and she takes him with her everywhere, he sleeps with her and her husband, and he sits with her to watch TV.

    He also has allergies that cause him to bite at his back paws and has worn a lot of his hair off his paws. I think she gives him allergy medicine daily.

    She has had him about 3 years.

    I know you did what you had to. In time you will know whether or not you want to get another pet.

  13. jaltair

    jaltair New Member

    I've been where you are and I know how hard it is.

    Our little furry friends are part of the family, no two ways about it. A loss of one of these beloved friends hits hard.

    I'm watching my Bear (lab and chow) get older and have more and more problems and am sure I'll be facing another loss not too far in the future.

    We just love them so very much.

    You are in my prayers, Jeannette
  14. bandmom90

    bandmom90 New Member

    So sorry to hear about Teddy.

    We have a yorkie named Dolly and she is 13 yrs old. As a fanily occasionaly we talk about Dolly's age. Dolly sleeps with me every night and when I was very ill she never left my side. She seems to be the only one that knows when I'm in pain.

    I can not say I know how you feel. I will pray with time you and your husband will only have the happy memories of Teddy.

    Hugs and Prayers
  15. rachel432

    rachel432 New Member

    losing a pet is like losing a family member. my deepest sympathies to you. i know he will be greatly missed!
  16. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    I am so sorry for your loss. We had a Silkie once, similar to Yorkie. She was sooooo sweet and had epilepsy.

    When I was at work, she went into seizures. By the time she was at the vet, they could not save her. My husband and I were just crushed for several days. Openly crying. Each day I woke up thinking it was a bad dream she was gone and I would start crying again.

    We went out and bought a Yorkie but it did not replace her at all.

    You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your precious little dog. The spirit of your little one will be with you always to ease your pain.

    Here is a poem for you:

    I'm Still Here

    Mommy, please don't mourn for me
    I'm still here, though you don't see.
    I'm right by your side each night and day
    and within your heart I long to stay.

    My body is gone but I'm always near.
    I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
    My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
    as long as you keep me alive in your heart.

    I'll never wander out of your sight-
    I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
    I'll never be beyond your reach-
    I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.

    I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
    and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
    I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
    The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

    I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
    The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
    I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
    and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

    When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
    you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
    I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
    and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

    I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
    and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
    I'm the smile you see on a baby's face.
    Just look for me, friend, I'm everyplace!

    Author Unknown



    He never came to me when I would call
    Unless I had a tennis ball,
    Or he felt like it,
    But mostly he didn't come at all.

    When he was young
    He never learned to heel
    Or sit or stay,
    He did things his way.

    Discipline was not his bag
    But when you were with him things sure didn't drag.
    He'd dig up a rosebush just to spite me,
    And when I'd grab him, he'd turn and bite me.

    He bit lots of folks from day to day,
    The delivery boy was his favorite prey.
    The gas man wouldn't read our meter,
    He said we owned a real man-eater.

    He set the house on fire
    But the story's long to tell.
    Suffice it to say that he survived
    And the house survived as well.

    On the evening walks, and Gloria took him,
    He was always first out the door.
    The Old One and I brought up the rear
    Because our bones were sore.

    We would charge up the street with Mom hanging on,
    What a beautiful pair they were!
    And it if was still light and the tourists were out,
    They created a bit of a stir.

    But every once in awhile, he would stop in his tracks
    And with a frown on his face look around.
    It was just to make sure that the Old One was there
    And would follow him where he was bound.

    We are early-to-bedders at our house --
    I guess I'm the first to retire.
    And as I'd leave the room he'd look at me
    And get up from his place by the fire.

    He knew where the tennis balls were upstairs
    And I'd give him one for awhile.
    He would push it under the bed with his nose
    And I'd fish it out with a smile.

    And before very long
    He'd tire of the ball
    And be asleep in his corner
    In no time at all.

    And there were nights when I'd feel him
    Climb upon our bed
    And lie between us,
    And I'd pat his head.

    And there were nights when I'd feel this stare
    And I'd wake up and he'd be sitting there
    And I'd reach out my hand and stroke his hair.
    And sometimes I'd feel him sigh
    and I think I know the reason why.

    He would wake up at night
    And he would have this fear
    Of the dark, of life, of lots of things,
    And he'd be glad to have me near.

    And now he's dead.
    And there are nights when I think I feel him
    Climb upon our bed and lie between us,
    And I pat his head.

    And there are nights when I think
    I feel that stare
    And I reach out my hand to stroke his hair,
    But he's not there.

    Oh, how I wish that wasn't so,
    I'll always love a dog named Beau.

    Jimmy Stewart 1908-7/2/97

    [This Message was Edited on 07/06/2007]
  17. mjgkennedy

    mjgkennedy New Member

    Its a week to-day that teddy went to Doggy heaven. I still miss him and see him everywhere.

    Thanks for the lovely poem it made me cry.

    I guess time will heal.

  18. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I have always found this poem to be a comfort; I hope it comforts you too.

    Love, Mikie

    <b>Farewell, Master</b>

    "Farewell, Master, Yet not farewell.
    Where I go, ye, too, shall dwell.
    I am gone, before your face,
    A moment's time, a little space.
    When ye come where I have stepped,
    Ye will wonder why ye wept."

    After Death by Edwin Arnold
    [This Message was Edited on 07/06/2007]
  19. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Well-Known Member


    I know how you must feel. They get to be part of the family especially when you have them so long. My 2nd daughter had to have her 14 year old kitty put to sleep about a month ago. He was just so week and aold and wasn't eating or drinking. So, she had to have him put to sleep.

    They were all upset about it as you are , very understandably. My daughter saidthat they might get a puppy instead this time but we will see what happens. My grandson wants to get a puppy. So, we woll see.

    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers !

    God bless,

    Granni (Marilyn)