A place to remember and to heal from losing your beloved corgi
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2012
Started by Rhonda. Last reply by Ed and Michelle Nov 15, 2011.
We lost another one of our dearest Corgi angel's last week, Andy who was 12 years old. Only 4 months after our other Corgi, Barney. We are in shock and completely devastated. I was with my angel's…Continue
Started by Connie Rose. Last reply by Dave Bennett Dec 28, 2010.
I lost my corgi, Langston, 4 weeks ago today on Oct 1 and I'm still devastated. He was 11 1/2 and seemed to be a healthy, happy corgi with many years ahead. And around Aug he became very…Continue
I want to thank everyone for the wonderful words of comfort. It's true that sorrow shared is sorrow diminished. I'm trying very hard to put the events of the past week into the background so I can remember just the best times--our "walkies," playing on the floor, napping together on the couch, him chasing the vacuum, bouncing a ball off his nose, barking at the hair dryer, and all the other wonderful times we had together. He loved to chase rabbits out of the yard. It was really his yard and his gardens--I just took care of them. :) I took Doug's advice and started an album. I've been gathering all the pictures together and found (sadly) that there is not a single picture of the two of us. I was always the picture taker, so there are lots of Stinky Wink alone, and with other people. Still, that's okay. I'm thankful I have all of those. They are going to make a very special memorial to a wonderful friend and his life. My son is making a grave-stone, which we will set in the spring. Thanks again everyone!
Randy , we are so sorry for your loss. Stinky Wink was a very handsome guy. You will be together again some day.
A week ago today (2/12/12) my beloved Morgan ("Stinky Wink") became very ill. He had been slowing down, but he would have been 12 in May, so I attributed it to old age--like myself. However, He had not eaten since Saturday morning and was not keeping down water. About noon I took him to the emergency vet. She did blood work and gave him a shot to stop his vomiting. We came home and he continued to feel bad. She called Monday morning and told me he had diabetes and we should go to our regular vet. When I got there the vet on duty said she had read the faxed reports and that they needed to do some more tests. She said he would be there 2-3 days. For the past five years, we had only been apart when I had heart surgery in 2010 and gall bladder surgery in 2011. But he was always at home with my wife. That was the very first time he had ever spent the night away from home. I went the next day to see how he was doing. The vet said there were several other problems that could probably be dealt with later. On Wednesday I called to see if he could come home. The vet said he had not yet eaten anything, although he had been drinking water. I told him that Stinky Wink did not like to eat if he was away from me, so he let him come home. He showed me how to inject insulin and said to inject him at 8 p.m., even if he didn't eat. We got through the first injection, even though he would not eat. I stayed next to him that night and about 4 a.m. Thursday he began very shallow, labored breathing. I called the vet and he said that maybe his blood sugar had dropped because of not eating and advised me to give him a little Karo syrup on his gums and wait a half hour. That didn't help and the labored breathing continued. I called back to the vet and he said to bring him in. As he lay next to me in the front seat of the car, I promised him that no matter what I would not leave him again and that one way or another he would be better when we left. I think I knew in my heart when we left the house that I would have to make that decision we all dread. The prognosis was not good and the vet was honest and said that it probably would not improve. They had gotten his thyroid results that morning and he said there was no thyroid function. I decided then I could not let him suffer any more. He had been too precious a friend to let him go on suffering. So the decision was made and I stayed with him to the end, as I promised, whispering in his ear and petting him as he breathed his last. I brought him home and we buried him in the back yard among the irises, where he loved to lie and keep an eye on his "domain." That was three days ago and the pain is still almost unbearable. I can see his grave from all the east windows of the house and it is a kind of comfort to know that he is there. He was my best friend for almost 12 years.
MORGAN "Stinky Wink"
27 May 2000--9 February 2012
Rhonda and Ed, I did get another Corgi puppy on November 11. I wasn't actually going to get another, I wanted a Swedish Vallhund, but I was getting impatient for a dog (can't function without one and I didn't have any) so I jumped on an ad for Corgi puppies and got him two weeks later. He's definitely different than Chansey but I'm not expecting him to be just like her, I may never have another one like her.
Melodie,so sorry for your loss.I hope in time you can open your heart to another corgi,it is the best medicine,trust me I know.Hugs to you.
Sorry for your losses Melodie. Chansey sort of sounds like my girl Lexi, who we lost to lymhposarcoma. I hope time helps you to heal, and that you find another fur baby to love.
What a beauty she was Melodie! It is so hard to lose them, what a terrible blow to have several of your furry family all go so close together. Hugs!
This was Chansey when she was about 2 years old, she lived to be 12 but she didn't go peacefully. She drowned in my grandmother's pool this past August, I still can't figure out why it happened because we had been living there since July 2007 and she avoided the pool like it was the plague. She was a great dog, a couch potato who clinged to me like her fur did to my clothes. She would lie by the front door waiting for me to come home and helped me through some of the most difficult times of my life. I hate that she is gone and there's nothing I can do to bring her back. I feel lost without the three pets that have made the most impact out of my life. First my Doberman Hershey who I had to have put down on Halloween in 2008 (he would have been 15 that December), then Chansey in August and my 16 year old cat Ernie was put down 3 months later due to complications caused by diabetes (he was diagnosed 2 years prior). They leave a great big hole which will probably never heal but doesn't stop me from getting more pets. There are things they can do that humans cannot.
Hugs to you and your family, Ed and Michelle.
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