Our perfect companions

by Shirl

Bodie & Bina (R.I.P Bina) our little babies

Bodie & Bina (R.I.P Bina) our little babies

My husband never liked small dogs, he always saw them as yappy little things that got under the feet all the time? how wrong he was. But I wanted a Chihuahua to cuddle and love, and it took a while before I could convince him to buy me one.

By November 1999 I had my little lad, and before long my husband had fallen in love with him. The next year he decided to get his own, a little girl. We then had 2 - Bodie & Bina (Jacobo & Jacobina) and we were happy and contented. We would have happily taken on board more, but we aren't silly enough to take on more than we can chew.

My little lad is with me almost constantly, he has only 2 faults: 1: he's a very moody little lad, and he's always grumping a lot. 2: he has fits, not often, but it is a worry when he does. Other than that he is the softest, sweetest and most loving little boy you could ever come across.

My husbands little girl is beautiful, loving and sweet. She's not good with strangers (typical Chihuahua trait) and she can get moody and a little snappy, but we wouldn't change them for the world.

A few weeks ago my husbands little girl Bina started coughing, we thought it was just a cough, caused by her being so small and the dust. How wrong we were!

Early Friday morning, 30th October 2009, Bina is coughing and it sounds a little raspy. I'm worried and call my husband into the bedroom. He picks her up and she goes limp in his arms. He passes her to me and calls the vets. Her tongue is blue and she's not breathing.

Panic hits, tears fall, I call to her to stay with us. I beg her to stay, please don't leave us, please. I don't know what to do, she's not breathing, there is blood coming out of her nose. I hug her and cuddle her, I'm crying and nearly screaming, my husband is getting nowhere with the vets, they say stay with her 'til she's gone, it's her heart, and it's too late, there's nothing they can do for her.

By 3am we say goodbye to our sweet little girl. 10 years of love, total love, whole love, no questions asked, and it's gone, taken away in a blink of an eye. Why?

It's my birthday soon, it's also our wedding anniversary and she's not here to share it.

Friday my husband takes her to the vets and they arrange her cremation. She will be picked up Monday 2nd November, and return the following Monday (9/11/09).

The tears haven't stopped, the pain hasn't gone, the grief continues.

My little lad is lost. It was 10 years to us, but 53 years for him. He still occasionally looks for her, he realises she's not here and he suddenly slumps, his head falls, his tail drops and he cuddles up with whatever he can find. He often asks for comfort from us both, and to watch his pain is heart breaking.

Not everyone understands, not everyone cares, so we're alone in this pain and grief for now.

We will always love you Bina, we will always miss you to, and we will NEVER, EVER forget you.

Until the day we meet again, you're in our hearts and in our minds.

Sleep well our little baby
Our special little girl
"Queen, Bina, Zena, Nena"

My bestest little girlie friend in the whole wide world, and daddies little baby. The little girlie that did what no other could do. You touched his heart.

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Mar 05, 2010
Deeply Touched
by: Ric

You story deeply touches me as many of us have similar experiences. The guilt of what we did or didn't do, how come we didn't react sooner, and then, when it's all so final, death.

When my little girl passed on 1-5-10 I thought "how unfair it is that I'm the only one who cared" then I thought how many millions of pets die and really nobody cares.

You story brings tears to my eyes because I know the pain, you share the pain and we grieve together.

God Bless

Feb 08, 2010
It's Appropriate
by: Joe

I heard this the other day and how appropriate for you and me.

MY HEART BELONGS TO A CHIHUAHUA

For the smallest breed
Of dog we know,
The Chihuahua takes the prize-
With a heart
That's warm and loving,
Far beyond its tiny size.

A dog that loves to cuddle-
A charmer from the start.
A Chihuahua
Came into my life
And stole away my heart

Jan 10, 2010
Part 2
by: Joe Again

You may or may not have heard this poem. I offer it to you.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet
goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special
friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water
and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals that had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor.
Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we
remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy
and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special
to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops
and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body
quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green
grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy
kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and
you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from
your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Jan 10, 2010
I hear ya !
by: Joe

I hear your words and feel your pain, for my story is very close to yours. My Chihuahua (Yogi) died Oct 12th and I don't know why, and I got the cremains back on Oct 19, 2009. I know how you feel, and wish I had some great words for you, but I don't. I guess some day we will get over this, and it will be another chapter in our life. Until that time, we stumble along. (But it sure is not any fun).

Nov 10, 2009
Thinking of you
by: Allison

Shirley that is one of the most beautiful things i have read! That brought a tear to my eyes! Thinking of you both x

Nov 09, 2009
TO SHIRL SYMPATHY FOR BINA
by: YOUR FRIEND

TO SHIRL
I AM AN ANIMAL LOVER. I RESPECT ALL LIVING THINGS. SOME PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE JUST ANIMALS.
NOT SO. THEY ARE A BIG PART OF US. THEY ARE A PART OF OUR FAMILY. YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR LITTLE BINA. SHE WILL BE IN YOUR HEART FOREVER. REMEMBER HER WITH FONDNESS. REMEMBER ALL THE WONDERFUL TIMES YOU HAD TOGETHER. GIVE SPECIAL TENDERNESS TO THE LITTLE ONE YOU STILL HAVE. HE FEELS THE LOSS ALSO. THEY HAVE FEELINGS, TOO. I HAVE LOST MANY PETS DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS, AND I REMEMBER EACH OF THEM. THE HURT WILL EASE IN TIME. AND THAT'S OKAY. BUT YOU'LL ALWAYS LOVE HER IN A SPECIAL WAY AND KEEP HER MEMORY TUCKED INSIDE YOUR HEART.
MY LOVE TO YOU, YOUR HUSBAND AND THE LITTLE ONE YOU STILL HAVE. IN TIME, PERHAPS ANOTHER LOVELY LITTLE PET CAN COME INTO YOUR HOME. YOU HAVE MUCH LOVE TO GIVE A PET, AND IT WOULD BE A VERY LUCKY LITTLE ONE TO BE A PART OF YOUR FAMILY.
GOD BLESS YOU.

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