teddy bear is now in heaven with God and the angels as me and my husband weep because we miss him so much. his death was so tragic and happened so fast i fear i will never find peace with in my self as it feels as though i lost my child as me and teddy shared a very special bond with each other. what hurts the most is that today is his 2nd birthday :''( i had all his gifts ready and i was going to make today very special and at the end of the day i was going to make him a cake.

 

he died on Tuesday night and in a way i blame my self for what has happened because i made the decision to go out that night. right before we left we played tug of war for a bit and then played chase so he would be tired for that after noon. he had already has walk that day and i am at least thankful my husband was there so we all had one last walk together :'( right before i left i looked in his eyes and told him to be a good boy, i never knew that would be the last time i would ever look into his beautiful eyes again.

 

when we came home he didnt greet me at the door as he usually does. my heart sunk. he had gotten into the trash and got a corn dog bag over his head. his body was already stiff and he was so cold. his tongue was purple and the whites of his eyes were red and wide with panic. me and my husband cried while holding his little body asking God "why" as he was the most loving dog u would ever meet. so sweet and gentle. we called a friend to drive us to my work as they have a freezer for cremating dogs. it was the last place in the world i wanted to take him but i didnt know what else to do. at the clinc me and my husband held his body telling him what a great friend he was and that he was the best corgi anyone could ever ask for. we said are last good byes and petted him for the last time.  the house just feels so empty now, i dont ever want to get up in the mornings now because he would always greet me with a waging nub and kisses just because his mama, me, was up.

 

i am thankful for the time God gave me with him as he truly was a blessing. i love him with all my heart and soul and its just so hard to think he died like that i couldnt be there for him :''( we had so many great memories together such as when we took our first walk together, teaching him his first trick, taking him home to see my family, and this year he learned how to swim. the bond we had was so deep i swear i could read his mind. i always knew how he was feeling. i would have taken a bullet for this dog if i had to i love him so much. he was always so trusting of me and knew i would take good care of him no matter what. i made sure he was on the best food, always had a variety of foods on his kibble, i brushed his teeth, every Sunday he got groomed and i ALWAYS made sure he got his walks and if it had rained the day before and i couldnt walk him i would take him to the field so he could run. he would chase that ball or stick and he would fly across the field and theres nothing in the world i loved more than making him happy. i always wanted to be sure he was comfortable so i used harnesses instead of collars.

 

he loved people and children so much that he always welcomed them and wanted to say hello. he was always so gentle to little children. if they wanted to pet him he would lay on his side and wait patiently until they were done. he was to most gentle and friendly dog i have ever known.

 

Teddy, me and papa miss u SO much that we cant even express it. when i get your ashes back they will always be in the family room and i will be sure to pray to ask how u are doing. i know u are in even greater hands but the pain in my heart still hurts. u were such a wonderful friend. if i was ever sad or sick u wouldnt leave my side for even a second because u wanted to be sure i was ok. i will really miss our cuddles on the couch in the after noons and how u would get so excited when i asked if u wanted "noms" or a treat and u would jump at my face and lick me. i will miss our afternoon walks as i know u enjoyed those. i will miss taking u to the field so u can chase that stick, theres nothing like watching a happy corgi fly across the field and running back with a happy look in your eyes. i will miss u always bringing us your rope toys to play with because u loved tug-or-war so much. i will miss u greeting me at the door, seeing u after a long day at work made everything better. i will miss u greeting me in the morning with your kisses to get me up.i loved looking into those beautiful eyes he had. dark blue in the middle and then they were light blue on the edges.

u were my best friend and if i could have one wish it would be that u could be here again. we love you so much little buddy. i will see u one day at the rainbow bridge

 the petco pictures i posted about are the last photos i have of him. those were taken on sunday. please, i beg u, dont leave bags on the floor and when u throw them away cut them open to prevent this from happening to u.

 

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You are so right, Ellen.  This is a wonderful community, and John does have a special way with words and with advice--extremely practical,  refreshingly honest, always thoughtful, and with just the right dose of humor when needed.  Like you, I'm now cutting all of my food bags and being more careful with hazards in general, and am working hard to train the rest of the family to do the same.  I still need to work on my son's friends, who are always coming over here with chip bags which they proceed to leave in his room.  Teddy and Rebecca (and John, too) have undoubtedly saved the life of one or more dogs--quite possibly even my own.  I give my dogs an extra hug and a tummy rub each day in honor of Teddy and will probably do that forever.  Rebecca...I hope you know how many of us are still thinking of you multiple times each day, and sending thoughts and hugs your way. 

Ditto!

Double Ditto!

I just read about the reason for Teddy's passing.  I want you to know that it is hard to explain why sometimes these tragedy's happen to us.  It was a tremendous lose and shock for you both.   I lost my Ch. Beddlington Terrier to eatting a panty hose many years ago.  I was so hurt asking why we didn't pick the hose up.  It was an accident for us both.  I know it doesn't make the hurt any less right now. The point is you both loved Teddy and by the pictures you both have touched lots of lives in your everyday lives and here on the list with him.  We are all richer for it.  I was cheered up the day you shared the Petco pictures. They brought pleasure at seeing such a sweet couple and their dog.  Thankyou. I pray you both go on to be a light in the future.  God Bless you both.

Oh Rebecca, I can't begin to say how sorry I am to read this.  I was looking at John Wolff's post about the bags and talking about Teddy's tragic loss and it only slowly dawned on me that they were all talking about your Teddy.  It's so hard to lose a much loved family member so suddenly, especially when they're young, you and Arthur have had to go through it twice now.  My heart bleeds for you.  I can't even imagine if something like that happened to the boys.  All I can say is, know in your heart that you gave Teddy everything of the very best, including so much love, that he went to the bridge too soon, but having lived a very full life.  You'll always have a Teddy shaped hole in your heart and it will be full of memories until you meet him again.  You'll cry a lot, and that's okay.  Eventually you'll start to remember the good times, and you'll still cry.  But one day, you'll be able to smile through the tears and that's when Teddy will know you're ready to accept a new puppy into your hearts, and he'll send one to you.  You'll know it when you see the right one, that it will be a gift from Teddy at the bridge.

RIP Teddy

I haven't gotten over here in a while and just learned of your heartbreaking loss. I am so so sorry. Teddy was a beautiful boy.

 

Prayers for continued healing and that something good will become of this.

My heart is so broken for you. I am so sorry for your loss.

So very sorry this had to happen for us to be aware of the things that could and do happen. We all love and enjoy the pictures that you have shared with us.

Oh, Rebecca!  My heart is breaking for you all.  I can't even find the words to express how sorry I am for your loss.  Teddy was a muched loved little guy, that is without a doubt.  You each gave each other the greatest joy in life.  He will be missed and always be with you.  Sending healing and comfort to you.

I am so sorry. :( Look at all those beautiful pictures. You sure gave Teddy a wonderful life. 

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