Simpatico: My Heart is Broken


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My Heart is Broken

You see Milo AB Off the Radar (aka Mr. Velvet Ears, Dohcephus, Dohregard, (I guess you'd say, what can make me feel this way) My-Doh (My-Doh, My-Doh, talkin' bout My-Doh oooooh) became sick Wednesday. Vet visits, iv's, pain meds, x-rays, staying up with him night after night…. nothing worked. By today at noon he was dead of renal failure.

I know many people will think this is silly, but you all know how we feel... to us our dogs are our other children…. our family. We had him eight days shy of 10 years and 9 months. We got him when he was 8 weeks old and weighed a whopping 800 grams. Right now all I want to do is sit and cry, just like I have since he died in my arms at 12:25 pm.

Mark and Reed built him a coffin this afternoon. We've all been digging up his grave spot at the back of the property where he loved to go (and we hated him to go bc he was hardheaded and wouldn't come back when we'd yell because there was always one more squirrel to chase or chipmunk to run to ground). He was the smartest dog I've known… and stubbornness and diva-like in his demeanor… but he was my baby. 

Today was awful. Today my heart broke off a big portion and it is buried in the ground where I will never get it back. Today the Rainbow Bridge has another playmate. Run Fast and Free, My Love.



Brian March 15, 2015 at 7:52 PM  

We are so very, very sorry. Love and hugs from all of us.

Lovable Lily March 15, 2015 at 8:04 PM  

We today too, mourn the loss of our good furend Milo. We've been heartbroken all day since we received your text and we share in your deep pain. We love them like no other that's for sure!

In the days to come, we will slowly start to smile again when thinking of our wonderful Kentucky furends bcuz that is what Milo would want from us. We will remember him fondly from your stories told from the Pennington Farm.

Sending you a lot of love in hopes that it can warm your heart just a little knowing how very much we care.

Rest now with the angels Milo. You fought the fight well. We will love and miss you always.

Lily Belle, Muffin, Aunt Kim, Uncle Rolf & G-Pa Bob

Millie and Walter March 15, 2015 at 9:49 PM  

We're so sorry to hear about your sweet Milo.

Angel Prancer Pie March 16, 2015 at 1:30 AM  

So sorry to hear about your lovely boy. Sending lots of kitteh purrs and comfort your way.
((Hugs)) from all of us at Angel Prancer Pie.

Jans Funny Farm March 16, 2015 at 1:41 AM  

We didn't know Milo but we know the heartbreak of losing a beloved furry, so we came by to leave a warm hug, purrs and paw taps from all of us.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette March 16, 2015 at 3:00 AM  

We read about Milo on the CB and can imagine the ache in your heart. We are so sorry you lost your sweet friend.

Woofs, Purrs and Neighs,
Everyone at The Poupounette in France

Frankie Furter and Ernie March 16, 2015 at 4:14 AM  

Lily Belle and Muffin send the sad news to us yesterday... We were so sorry to hear the bridge had called Milo.
He left us all with some Beautiful memories...
We truly MISS you in Blogville..
We think of you SO often.... every time we look at the darling Dachshund Measuring spoons that hang in our toy room...

Austin Towers March 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM  

We read on FB about the loss of Milo and wanted to come and say how sorry we are. Our furbabies are our life and when they leave the sorrow is overwhelming! Gentle hugs, Caro and Austin xx

Molly TheWally March 16, 2015 at 6:06 AM  

So, so sorry. We send love and gentle hugs from across the pond. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Best wishes Molly

The Church Cat Family March 16, 2015 at 6:21 AM  

We are so sorry to hear of your heartbreak at the passing of Milo. It's always so hard because they have such a hold on our hearts. Know we send our comforting purrs to you. x

Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin, Bridgie and Mom Julie

momsbusy March 16, 2015 at 6:47 AM  

We read about your loss on FB. Although we didn't know Milo, we understand the emotions and heartbreak. Sending comforting purrs and prayers.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs March 16, 2015 at 7:40 AM  

We are so very sorry. Purrs of sympathy and paws of comfort for you and your family.

Amber DaWeenie March 16, 2015 at 8:13 AM  

Shelle, I'm so sorry to hear about Milo. I'm grateful that we got to actually meet that sweet boy "in the furs" a couple years ago. We lost our Jack Russell, Bailey, just two weeks ago and I honestly think Bailey and Milo are comparing Blogville notes at the Bridge. I know Milo left you with so many wonderful memories that you will keep safe in your heart forever. He will always be with you.

BoSoxAmy March 16, 2015 at 10:16 AM  

I'm so sorry for your loss. Much love coming your way.

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) March 16, 2015 at 10:23 AM  

I am so very sorry for your loss. {{{hugs}}}

Casey March 16, 2015 at 11:46 AM  

I'm so sorry. Godspeed, Milo!

Anonymous March 16, 2015 at 2:28 PM  

So sowry fur yous loss. Weez'll be purrayin' fur y'all.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Lovable Lily March 16, 2015 at 10:09 PM  

Just wanted to send you some love tonight.

Lily Belle & Muffn

Pan March 17, 2015 at 3:31 AM  

I'm terribly sorry to hear about Milo.

a hug & a little love being sent your way..

stellaroselong March 17, 2015 at 4:33 PM  

We are late on our blogs and we are so sorry when we read this...we do know how you feel because meanoldcat dietzman went to the bridge last week, and we had him for 18 years, maybe they are running and playing together...hugs stella rose and momma

LBJ March 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM  

I am new here and have tears in my eyes, feeling like I lost a friend, I never got the chance to meet. I hope the following can bring you some comfort, from the book I wrote as a tribute to the dog (and brother) I lost at the same time. - Lin

"When I as 18, and lost my lifelong companion, Sally - with me since birth, a small black and white cocker mix... my best and sometimes only friend, my soul-mate... She loved me, I believe more perfectly than I could ever have loved her in my inexperience. When she was 18 she died and I grieved and I cried and I still get tears in my eyes when I think of that sweet little soul who gave me so much. So, no, you never get over it, I do not know anyone who has loved a dog and has said goodbye that gets over it. The pain? As you know, it eases, it becomes sweet memory with time, you still get tears in your eyes, but the smiles and laughter at the remembered fun and antics of your 4-legged Pal returns to you.

My mother is part Iroquois, and although a lifelong Catholic carried with her some of the mythology handed down in her family. She knew my grief was raw and painful and that only time would help heal the wound in my heart. She said to me "Sally walks with you, and with time, she will allow you to feel her there beside you. During the first time of grief, you are blind to her, and that is as it should be, so she will know she is no longer in This World, but now walks in the Spirit World. When you are ready, she will help ease your pain by showing you memories, and helping you laugh again when you are ready to see that she is not lost to you, but always remains a part of you. Your tears will then be tears of joy at your good fortune at having known such a one."
--From "The Book of Barkley - Life and Love Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever

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