Corgi owners were always so kind in their remarks and advice for my little warrior.  Joey went to the Rainbow Bridge today, June 1st.  His autoimmune condition known as erthyma multiforme, consumed him.  I adopted Joey 3 years ago and we have fought through bleeding paws, crusts and bleeding eye margins and the lethargy and depression that accompanies autoimmune conditions.   A confirmed Sheltie owner, Joey opened my eyes to a whole new world of dog.....I've never owned a dog with a personality as clever as Joey's.  I can see why Tasha Tudor kept bundles of them at her Vermont farm!  I am left with a thousand thousand mental images of my little guy....his joy, his determination and his nearly human attitude.  The pain is gone, Little Joey: rest well, my friend.   John

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Comment by Judith Andre on June 8, 2011 at 12:56am
I am so sorry.  I've been there.  Having to put down Zac after a long battle with DM was the worst day of my life.  Murray picked me out 4 months later and helped me heal.  I have a friend who has been training dogs in agility for years, but never had a Corgi.  The dogs I have known her to have have kind of picked her..2 rescue Border Collies right now.  Anyhow, she has said at various times that Corgis are the most human-like dogs and that she thinks they're humans reincarnated.  I think both just might be true.
Comment by Chloe's parent Liz on June 7, 2011 at 12:06am
I am so sorry for your loss Keith. I lost Rusty in 2006,  I now have Chloe, and she has helped so much. Corgi's have so much personality.
Comment by Winnie on June 3, 2011 at 9:51pm

Keith, did you get another dog?


Comment by keith sauder on June 3, 2011 at 4:35pm
John, When my katie passed away a year and a half ago, I thought my life would never be the same again.  I hold on to all the memories and pictures of her.  It is never easy to loose a four legged part of the family.  Just remember all the good times you had with him.  I'm so sorry for your loss.                  keith
Comment by Solomon & Naomi's Page on June 2, 2011 at 8:40pm
John when I lost Chloe I thought my world would end.  She was with me for 12 years and she was the one and only dog that I truly owned by myself.  She picked me out as a puppy and she and I shared alot, she passed on 2/17 and I died a little when she did.  I felt like I could not husband suggested that I get another corgi and I could not bring myself to do it.  I felt I was betraying my baby girl Chloe.  Little did I know that she was guiding me straight to Solomon and this web site.  I never knew that there was a corgi breeder 13 miles from my house.  Solomon is 4 and I adopted him from a breeder 2 weeks after Chloe.  He brought me through the healing process and now I can sit and think about her with a smile, knowing that she would definately approve of his little silly self.  She would probably snap to keep him in line but she approve.  I never understood how people could do that but I now know that helps heal the heart.  Good luck, any Corgi would be honored to have you for a Dad!!
Comment by Tina & Sophie on June 2, 2011 at 6:02pm

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  How wonderful that he was in such a loving home to the end.


Comment by Teresa Gilpin on June 2, 2011 at 4:47pm
How dreadful!  I am so sorry for the loss of Joey!  He sounds like he was a great little guy!  But God bless you for taking such good care of him for these last years!!
Comment by Alison Prasavath on June 2, 2011 at 3:55pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for giving Little Joey 3 wonderful years.
Comment by Lucy & Ricky (Wendy/Jack ) on June 2, 2011 at 3:46pm
Our hearts go out to you and we share the pain of losing a loving Corgi friend and companion. May all the loving care you gave Joey bring you some peace and comfort. From experience I know that no Corgi takes the place of another, but nothing helps heal that hole as well as another Corgi.
Comment by Joanna, Rainy and Calvin on June 2, 2011 at 3:24pm

We are very sorry to hear about little Joey.  I also lost a corgi to auto-immue disease and cancer.  It is hard, but we are glad that you will find another corgi that needs you, in time.  Love is better shared than sadness.  Our thoughts are with you.

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