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Santas Helper    779

It was a sad day for me and my wife today.

We had to put one of our babies (pet dog) Cody to sleep. Full Blooded Maltese officially named and registered as "Sir Cody".

He developed a back injury in early January (reason unknown) that led to problems that increased over time. Today my wife called me at work (which she never does so I know it was important). She said Cody isn't doing good and we need to take him to the vet.

At that very moment I knew what was coming, I knew...

My wife purchased Cody back in November 2003 (12 1/2 years ago) to be a companion for our other baby (Cuddles) I bought for Carol a year prior (2012) before I went to the desert (military called).

Cody (aka Little Man) was a funny dog and always happy. Became everyone's friend after a short sniff test. His wagging tail never rested.

He did tricks with his food, like a game. He rushed to the call like a general ready to take charge, only to return with success of mission complete.

He was a wonderful and happy part of our family and I miss him like crazy, already. :( 

The vet said there is nothing they can do as the conditions have already set in for an undesirable and irreversible outcome.

He was tasked to provide his humor and joy to another place. But will always be here with us in our hearts.

Anyway, I just wanted to share with my friends here the loss of my "Little Man".

Thank you for listening.

Love you and miss you Cody (Little Man),

Tom

Picture taken moments before his passage to a happy place for dogs.

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Mega Arch    572

Oh man that's tuff my friend. We too have two Maltese. They are family for sure. Hopefully you two can lean on each other and get through this. 

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George Simmons    1,148

People who don't believe dogs are family don't have dogs.  It hurts just reading your tribute to Cody.

 

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TheDucks    25

We have both Dogs and Cats in this house. 'forever'.

Not having a pet is something I can't fathom, even if it is a fish or gerbile.

Even the cats miss their 'dog'  when it goes to the 'big boneyard'.

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k6ccc    481

Sorry for your loss.

 

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Also sorry for your loss.  Know that you gave Little Man a great life and that others lucky enough to have you in their life also appreciate all that you have to offer.  Wishing you the best of strength through the healing process....

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BMurray    55

Sorry to hear this. Those of us with pets can relate.  This past year I had to let one of my boxers and a cat go to the happy hunting ground in the sky. Hope you feel better soon. 

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lightingnewb    28

Best wishes to your family. I've had fish plenty of times before, and I had a hamster at one point, but didn't feel any connection to my pets until my parents brought our dog into my life and that forever changed me.

To me, my Maltese seems incredibly fixated on names and the smell of each person in our family. This is one of the traits I love about him. He's about 7 in human years and I'm just scared thinking of the day he will be joining Cody in doggy heaven. I can see the complete look of sadness and love in your face in your picture. He will be missed dearly.

My condolences on your loss.

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Santas Helper    779

Thank you everyone. 

It's really tough to lose a pet "family member" of 12 1/2 years. It was a sad evening and I'm a baby when it comes to things like this. I look like Rocky after a fight. :( 

It's amazing how passionate we become with our pets.

Thanks again,

Tom

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caniac    205
30 minutes ago, Santas Helper said:

Thank you everyone. 

It's really tough to lose a pet "family member" of 12 1/2 years. It was a sad evening and I'm a baby when it comes to things like this. I look like Rocky after a fight. :( 

It's amazing how passionate we become with our pets.

Thanks again,

Tom

we feel your pain, we have three chihuahua's the smallest of which is 2lbs of sheer attitude!!  you get really attached to them and all their "quirks" (our two pounder has a sixth sense when we are near an Arby's).

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Bill P    96

So sorry for your loss. Like Chet we have a house full (5) Chihuahua's and they are our children just like my human kids. They are all rescues out of Georgia. This is our first Beamer and he's my buddy wherever I am he is. 14dde1b826c7883142fd4cba11f623fe.jpg
And this is our last Mr. King who almost didn't make it he is just about 2 pounds at almost a year-old
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Mega Arch    572
3 hours ago, Santas Helper said:

... and I'm a baby when it comes to things like this. I look like Rocky after a fight. :( 

Right there with you. I was in the Waco airport when I read your post. I'm sure everyone thought I was bawling because we were finally loading. 

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Jeff F    5

Sorry for your loss. Had to put my 13 year old Jack Russel to rest 2 Fridays ago. Rescued her at 8 weeks. Her brother misses her.  No one to pick on. LOL

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Mega Arch    572
1 minute ago, Jeff F said:

Sorry for your loss. Had to put my 13 year old Jack Russel to rest 2 Fridays ago. Rescued her at 8 weeks. Her brother misses her.  No one to pick on. LOL

Yeah. Tuff on pets too. Sorry for your loss as well. 

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Mega Arch    572

When my two aren't sitting with "mommy", here's their favorite hangouts:

(Jasper in the red chair - he looks like he could be Cody's bro. Charlie likes it up high so he can track everyone)

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Santas Helper    779

Thank you camper. 

I'm constantly thinking of him and the daily things he did that I took for granted. I hosted a mini this past weekend which helped get my mind off him not being here. That helped a bunch!!!

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dibblejr    360

Tom, Saturday the reality was sitting in with his little sister, she was wondering around.

This is TJ our Cairn terrier buried in the pet cemetery in Syracuse NY. Cant find all the pics of him and the pics I was able to dig up of TJ was not the cool ones of him wearing sun glasses, hat, tie and shoes but I will find them.

Here he is when we first took him home and another of my wife's friends children loving on him.

Really sorry for your loss.

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dibblejr    360

BTW- back at home, now my mad pic hosting skillz are back in order. Had to be the slow hotel connection.

JR

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Santas Helper    779
5 minutes ago, dibblejr said:

Tom, Saturday the reality was sitting in with his little sister, she was wondering around.

Really sorry for your loss.

Thanks JR. Actually the one you saw was Cuddles. The mate/mother of their puppies of two litters.

And you're right, she was wondering around looking for him. She still is. So we are giving her a little extra attention.

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Santas Helper    779
4 minutes ago, dibblejr said:

BTW- back at home, now my mad pic hosting skillz are back in order. Had to be the slow hotel connection.

JR

So the mini paid off. Lol

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dibblejr    360
Just now, Santas Helper said:

Thanks JR. Actually the one you saw was Cuddles. The mate/mother of their puppies of two litters.

And you're right, she was wondering around looking for him. She still is. So we are giving her a little extra attention.

I had forgotten her name. Sweet little pup. Give her all the attention she needs.

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