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.
I am so sorry Rebecca...
I am so, so sorry. The amount of love you have for Teddy is evident in every post you've ever done and the fact that he is gone so soon is just heart breaking. I showed the Petco pictures to my boyfriend on Sunday because I liked them so much and told him that Teddy was probably more spoiled than Waffle! How cruel it is that something as simple and mundane as a plastic bag has the power to take all that love away. :[
thank u Rachael, i feel the same way. i never thought i would lose him to something so simple as a bag. i tried everything in my power to protect him but in his greatest hour of need i couldnt be there :'(
I am so sorry for your loss. Teddy will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deepest sympathies.
Rebecca, your story is haunting me. That one of the most loved dogs on the planet could be gone because of a simple accident breaks my heart.
Would it be ok with you if I copied your story and e-mailed it to some dog-owning friends?
I think of myself as very careful with bags, because I have heard some other sad stories, and yet I just looked in the bin and found I'd tossed a plastic treat bag. Since you posted I moved all the dog treats into a tight-closing cupboard because the cat sometimes knocks them down from the shelf where they were. Before this my thought was the worst that could happen would be my dogs over-ate treats and got a little sick. Now I think differently.
If you don't want me to pass it on I understand.
What a sweet, beautiful dog. What a joy he was and how lucky he was to have you for his short time. It was an accident plain and simple. Things happen in a flash. How were you to know? Do not blame yourself. I know that is easier said than done. His story will help others.
thank you Beth, u are more than welcome to share my story. i want this to reach as many owners as possible as this was so horrible to come home to. i would hate to see it happen to anyone else as the pain of losing him to something like a bag is unbearable
I'm so sorry for your loss, Rebecca. What a tragic thing to have happened. Thinking and praying for you and your husband during this rough time.
Oh Teddy, I am so sorry to hear that you have left this earthly world. My soul is aching for your momma and poppa and I am crying for them. Please watch over them. You are loved Teddy.
Rebecca, I am so sorry for your loss! Rest in peace, little Teddy.
i want to say thank you to everyone for your kind words. they mean alot in this hard time without him. please hug and kiss your corgi and cherish every moment u have as u never know what could happen
i'm in tears. so sorry for your loss.