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Goodbye for now, Petey.

post #1 of 11
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Our beloved dog Petey passed over the Rainbow Bridge yesterday morning. He was 11 years old.

It came on quite suddenly - he went into shock yesterday morning. He'd been fine and normal (morning sluggishness associated with arthritis) up until that point. The vet said his spleen had probably formed a fast-growing tumor and ruptured. We chose to have the vet bring him peace through euthanasia.

My husband lovingly laid him to rest in our back yard, where he had joyfully chased squirrels and played with his buddy Beth (our other dog).

DH is trying to be stoic about this, but his pain is deep.

Beth and Oreo seem lost and confused today - I have to admit to feeling lost and confused as well.

Petey has been with DH since he adopted him as a young dog in late '95, and has been in my mind and heart the best dog in the world ever since I met him (and my husband - Petey actually played a role in our meeting) in 1998.

Petey helped raise DH's cat Oreo to be a unique and loving cat, more readily accepting of other animals than most cats.

Petey has done many remarkable things over the time I've known him, as well as doing the best job that any beloved pet can do, in being a source of joy and comfort every day, always a loyal friend.

Petey was intelligent, loving, stubborn, and sweet all rolled into one. When I went on a training kick and started working with him, it only took a few weeks to get him well-trained enough to pass his Canine Good Citizen test on his first try, at the age of 9 years old.

He was friendly and sweet to almost everyone, always ready for fun, yet I would trust him with my life, as he was an amazing judge of character. On the rare occasions that he was not friendly to an individual, he's always turned out to be right.

Petey, you will be dearly missed. We hope you will play joyfully over the Bridge with the other dogs and cats, to reunite with us when our time comes.
post #2 of 11
Awwww look at that sweet face as well

Bless his little heart i'm so sorry This must be so hard for you all to lose such a gorgeous little boy like Petey.

He's well over the bridge now chasing more squirrels but when the time comes he'll come bounding over to meet you all again

Have fun Petey, but no chasing the kitties up trees!!
post #3 of 11
Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a longtime family member like that. RIP little Petey.
post #4 of 11
I'm very sorry to hear about Petey. My prayers go out to you and your family.
post #5 of 11
awww.... he sounded like such a wonderful dog. He was certainly handsome. I am sorry for you and your husband's loss. Time will make the pain fade and I guess that you can count your blessings that Petey did not suffer long.
post #6 of 11
What a beautiful tribute.
RIP Petey ... you were truly loved.
post #7 of 11
That was beautiful! RIP, Petey! You were very loved!
post #8 of 11
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Thank you
post #9 of 11
Condolences on the loss of Petey. What a loving tribute...I almost feel like I knew him! Rest in peace, Petey!
post #10 of 11
Oh what a sweety, I'm so sorry to hear you lost him. May he rest in peace and have no more pain.
post #11 of 11
I am so sorry for the loss of your dog. Rest in peace dear Petey.
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