To all our dear friends - I wanted to let you know that we had to let our little boy Remy go on December 28, 2010.


He woke up Christmas morning and was very sick - he did not eat, drink or move all day.   We thought it might be something he ate but started looking and acting better on Sunday.  By Tuesday we could tell there was something wrong and took him to his vet, Dr. Craig Meyer of Lake Travis Animal Hospital .    Dr. Meyer is the best vet we EVER had.   He would spend up to 2 hours with us during an appointment when we were trying to figure out why Remy was having trouble walking when his DM started.   He spent 2 hours yesterday with us making sure we were not overlooking any possibilty that could help Remy.   I know some might say it's because he's charging by the hour - but that's not the case - he really cares about his furry patients and the people who love them!


Dr. Meyer said that sometime in the past few months, Remy had developed a tumor that developed very aggressively.  Dr. Meyer said that it was to the point now that it was pressing on his bladder and that was why he was having trouble.   He said that he had less than a week and was concerned because if the tumor ruptured, he would bleed to death and it would be very painful.    We always thought the DM that caused his lower spine and back legs not to work would be what he would succumb to.  Just last week Remy and I were out on the back deck playing ball and he was running around chasing the ball in his cart - so happy to be outside playing in the warm weather.


We kept him that night and in the morning took him to let Dr. Meyer put him to sleep.   Dr. Meyer offered to come to the house but could not do that until later in the day.   Remy did not look good this morning and we could see he was telling us it was time.


As you know, Remy was "our little boy".   We always knew this day would come and when it did, it would be very hard on both of us.   It's worse than I thought.   We miss him terribly, but know we did the right thing so that he did not suffer.


Alot of people would say "he's just a dog" but he wasn't that to us.


Our house is very quiet and it does not feel right to not have him here.


Thanks for being a part of his happy life!


Karen, Rob & Remy Martin of Travis, the Sweetest Pea in the Pod!


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Thank you for sharing your story. My heart goes out to you. My 11 year old corgi girl, Nora Lee, passed away this past October. The sense of loss is beyond measure, but I take comfort in picturing her with her corgi peers. Remy has many, many friends to comfort him and I hope that you find comfort in the support here. The kind words helped me tremendously.

Wishing you a peaceful New Year...

Thanks Heather!   Your little Nora Lee was so precious.   She loved playing ball just like my little Remy - 24/7/365 if you would let them!   They loved life and us and are waiting for us to again play ball when we get to the Bridge.   Thanks for your words of comfort - hug little Sammy for me tonight!

Mauser was way to young to cross the bridge is right. At birth he was very very small and not making it on his own. I had to help him for several weeks, first tube feeding and then just warding off his siblings since they were more then twice his size and he couldn't fight them off to feed. He came through nicely. He got a new home and was doing well. In December he became ill, losing weight, not eating or drinking. Right around Christmas he was seen by a vet and right after Christmas took a turn for the worst showing renal failure. By Dec. 28th he was in alot of pain and euthenized. An autopsy was done that I truly felt would come back as developmental issues which would explain issues at birth but that report showed it had nothing to do with development nor congenital but was toxins and/or trauma. Don't think trauma means abuse or injury but more the toxins caused trauma to the organs. God takes the Angels young or early.

I just realized Mauser and Remy went across the Bridge with MaGuire.  We had a 9AM appointment at the Vets on December 28th and I didn't know how it was going to turn out, but didn't look good.  I had said my Good Byes to MaGuire ahead of time - just in case.  And I told him several times, "Remember what I said".  And since we are all crying by now, has anyone read the poem called "I Loved You Best"??  I'll include it, but it's tough to read.

So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you'll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.
I will go on, I'll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.
There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
will remember well all you've taught.
Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this...I loved you best.

Paybacks I guess are due to me.... I deserved that since I got Geri and Bev to cry all over again. LOL Will my eyes ever look normal again? The lump in my throat go away? The heaviness that lies in my chest? There has been way to many crossing the bridge lately and with reading all these poems or tributes...I believe I need a glass of wine and more Kleenex. That was beautiful and that is a keeper. Thank you!

I don't know about the others, but I cry alot if it's quiet or if I'm talking about him.  Doesn't matter.  And every time I read that poem.  You are right - too many crossing lately.  Thanks to everyone because knowing I'm not the only one does help!!!  I've been medicating with dark chocolate:) that we are admitting to our weakness' then I will say I did have a piece of chocolate cake for lunch. The scale is going to scream at me. I'm such a cry baby..can't help it. Last night we had to help our mutt cross the bridge who has been a family pet for over 10 years and I looked at the vet as we were getting ready crying and told him "You'd think this would get a bit easier or I would get a touch stronger for this." He just gave me one of those half grins as if to say...NEVER!

OK Amy, here I go again. :'(

That is an amazing poem; I'll be saving it.


I think I'll pass on the chocolate or the wine...pass the scotch!

Geez guys, I went to bed in tears and now I am having my breakfast in them...chocolate, wine and scotch...Hmmm might work. Anyone who has experienced this loss will always be touched by hearing about others I think. It brings back happy and sad memories.
You have me in tears! I still have my wonderful baby boy at home, but I'm on a business trip this week and reading all these stories is making me miss him even more. I miss him curling up next to me on the bed, his face being the last thing I see at night and the first thing I see in the morning, his snoring putting me to sleep and just having him following me around. Oh I can't wait for Friday when I can scoop him up in my arms and plant a big wet one on him. I promise to give him extra kisses, hugs and snuggles for all the corgi's that have crossed the bridge.
so sorry Wendy :(
Thank you...I just posted the video I got of him on Dec.3rd when he came to visit and play with his siblings I kept on youtube.


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