My Porkchop

by Kristy

My angels Franny and my little Porkchop

My angels Franny and my little Porkchop

My Porkchop was a beautiful 15 year old long-haired dachshund who was the light of my life. He loved me unconditionally. When he got very sick and I knew that he was not going to get better, I made the heart-wrenching decision to have him put down and now I miss him so much and it really hurts.I still see his face in my mind. I still have his sister, a short-haired dachshund and I find myself worrying about her and her care. I don't think I could handle another loss. When does the hurt stop? Will it ever?. My sweet Porkchop died on February 22,2012.I know that he is in Heaven now, but I really do miss him.

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Aug 25, 2013
and now Chess too...

Well Friday I lost my beloved Francesca "Chess" to us, the other half of this amazing dachshund duo. I am still trying to deal with the heaviness of the grief.She was 17 years old! My children, my husband, (and I) grew up with her.Tell me how soothe the pain of this sadness. She was truly a family member.

Feb 27, 2012
My Porkchop and my Franny
by: Kristy

Words cannot express the gratitude that I feel to all of the words of love and understanding that I have received. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can bring comfort to my precious dacshund who is the sister of Porkchop who I had to put down? She is grieving. We actually let her see and sniff him before we buried him, but her eyesight is bad and she still seems to be "looking" for him.It breaks my heart. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can help her get closure? She has actually been sleeping on his former side on our couch instead of what was her former side.

Feb 25, 2012
I Know What Your Going Through
by: Matilda martin

I recently lost Hudeany my Goffin cockatoo on Valentines day. Hudeany been having arthritis problems since I first got him from my ex-boyfriend few years ago. It wasn't that bad during other winters. Usually during the mid spring when things starting warming up and summer before he was well or more himself. Right up until when we starting getting a lot of steady days of wet, rainy days in September before my bird's problem acted up. But since fall he started getting cribbled up and stumping his one foot little more then he usually done. Few days before February 14Th I was faced with making the hardest decision, something that I've never had to do before in my life. Once more I've never loved any animal or any person that much the way I loved my Hudeany. So it really hurt to have to see him go that way. It will be two weeks Tuesday since I last brushed his sweat little head few times, whispered to him that everything is going to be alright and I said my last good-bye. It hurt like crazy. I've never cry so hard and for so long. There were days I had to force my self to get out of my bed and go to school. I'm currently a student. I to had questions. I to wonder when will the hurt end. Will my pain ever become less intense. Writing this to you hurts.I have cried less and lesser as the days goes by. I still done nothing with Hudeany's cage. His food and water is just as was before my bird left it. His favorite blanket is hanging over the both sides of the cage. The window that he use to loved looking out while at his food dish or even to watch other birds outside feeding from off the ground has the curtain closed. I don't know when I'll ever be ready to do anything with the cage. One of my friends suggest that I should get an other parrot. I told that friend no, because nothing could ever replace Hudeany. He was a unique fellow.

Today he's buried in a special place in my flower garden. With small, flat rocks surrounding his grave so that I wouldn't touch that area of the flower bed. I made a wooden cross until I can get him a prettier cross with red flowers all over it on pay day and I planted a tulip bulb and placed it by the beautiful plastic bouquet by the cross. I often visit his resting place just so I feel can feel closer to him.

Feb 25, 2012
by: Kristy

I appreciate so much the words of encouragement from Janet and though it hurts, I know that I am not alone.My dachshunds were and are the light of my life.God bless you.

Feb 25, 2012
by: Janet

Yes it does get better. I know where you are coming from. Many years ago, actually I finally quit counting, had to have our Manx, Garfield, put down because of Feline Lukemia. It came on very suddenly and there was nothing we could do. It happened in the span of less than two weeks. I told my husband, Jim, that I did not want another Manx because I could not go through that loss ever again. Garfield was actually his before we married but he became mine. He hated my husband and Jim always said it was because he was pissed at him. He brought him back from Austin, Texas on the back of a motorcycle. He said Garfield never liked him after that, but he loved me to no end. I could not make a move without Garfield being there beside me. He would sleep on our water bed at night and never ever caused any kind of leak. He loved to flex his claws but he was so gentle when he did it. He always slept on my side of the bed. Since then I have lost and buried 3 Chihuahuas, another cat and a terrier. My son has an American Pit Bull Terrier that has been my savior since I lost my husband 3 months and 24 days ago.
They become our children. They are a part of us and unfortunately people who do not have pets do not understand the connection. I am here should you ever want to talk about the loss of Porkchop. You may e-mail me any time ( Know your Porkchop is safe in Heaven and is happy. Think of all the people up there who are enjoying his company and remember even with the loss of a pet one breath, one step and one day at a time. That is all we can do for ourselves. May God hold you and keep you safe in the palm of His hand.

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