Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!
Posted on: Mar 9, 2016 02:38PM
When I saw the post cats, cats, cats, I simply had to create this one. I've had two dogs. My first was a miniature pinscher named Bucky. He'd been thrown out of a car (!) and ended up on a corner where I got off the bus. He was one year old, and eventually became my psychiatric service dog. The difference between that and a therapy dog was that Bucky had actual tasks to carry out. Such as pawing at my leg to bring me out of a dissociative state.
The second picture is an expression we used to call The Face. When he saw something he wanted. Food, toy, you name it.
Bucky died abruptly of congestive heart failure at nine. That was over five years ago, and I'm still heartbroken.
I got a puppy, another miniature pinscher, named Fletcher. He is an adorable bundle of energy, and neurotic as the day is long! EVERYTHING scares him! He's a rescue who spent his first four months in a cage by himself at a puppy mill. Five years later, Fletcher is a sweet, loving dog. But a real mess. He didn't even know how to be a dog. He still doesn't greet like a normal dog; he's happy to see me, but darts out of reach if I try to pet him. Other than that, he loves to cuddle. And he has a loud, shrill bark, as these dogs do.
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Sep 8, 2019 05:37AM Micmel wrote:
Sep 10, 2019 04:03AM Newfromny wrote:
I’m so sorry about Jackson, it’s so hard
Sep 10, 2019 04:28AM - edited Sep 10, 2019 04:28AM by Micmel
mommy~~~~~~~~💔💔💔💔💔💔🙈🙈 I am so sorry honey. Tell Jackson Tag will be along to play shortly I'm sure. I am deeply sorry sweetheart. 🥺😢😔
Sep 10, 2019 04:29AM Micmel wrote:
please post a pic so I can save it. I’m really thinking about starting a thread for our animals. They go on this journey with us also.
Sep 10, 2019 06:02AM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Thanks everyone. I am really shattered over losing him. He and his brother Charcoal saw me through the cancer diagnosis and the treatments. Now its up to their sisters to carry on the fight with me.
My sweet angel boy Jackson
Sep 10, 2019 07:37AM - edited Sep 11, 2019 01:19AM by Micmel
mommy~ my heart hurts too honey. Beautiful little angel. Thank you for the pic. I'm loosing Some tears. 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾 for Jackson. 🌈 🌈🌈
Sep 10, 2019 02:45PM JACK5IE wrote:
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Jackson.
Sep 10, 2019 10:37PM Rah2464 wrote:
Mommyof2 - I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful boy
Sep 10, 2019 11:13PM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Thank you all. It doesn't seem real he is gone. Hardly slept at all last night, when I did, I kept dreaming of him as a puppy. This morning was the worst yet, while I was making the coffee and feeding Grace I hollered up to my hubby not to forget to bring Jackson down, only to remember what I was saying and I broke down again.
Sep 11, 2019 12:21AM Micmel wrote:
🙈 I could completely understand why.....💔💔💔 wrapping you in love.
Sep 11, 2019 12:49AM Newfromny wrote:
I understand,my Colby is gone 12 days and I still think he’ll greet me or follow me to the kitchen, my heart is with you through these difficult days.❤️
Sep 11, 2019 02:28AM Micmel wrote:
For you ! mommy and Jackson!
Sep 11, 2019 02:38AM - edited Sep 11, 2019 02:40AM by M0mmyof2
Aww! So pretty! Thank you for the picture of the flowers. I appreciate them so much. Even though I still have my kitties, the house is too quiet without Jackson. I miss his barking when the phone rang, the mail being dropped in the mailbox, when his daddy came in the door from work or when I came home from being out of the house for a bit either at the doctors, when I was going to college or even just running an errand. Sometimes he would do a funny thing when he would bark. When he would do that, he would throw his head back and commence with what we called his "Roo Roos". Always made me laugh. Plus when his back would itch, he roll over on his back, paws in the air and wiggle his body back and forth until the itch was gone, we called that his "Wiggle Butt" phase.
Sep 11, 2019 02:44AM Micmel wrote:
please share anything you can remember, soon I know you and I will be in the same boat. Tag just isn’t doing well. My DH doesn’t want to hear it. He said he can still walk. Two days ago, he fell down the entire flight of stairs I screamed “NOooooooo” my da came whipping out of his bedroom, but what could we do? We helped him up and he seemed ok. I just know it won’t be Be long! I love wiggle butt!!!
Sep 11, 2019 04:19AM M0mmyof2 wrote:
I was trying to hold on to him as long as I could, so I am feeling a bit guilty. I saw he kept getting worse but I kept praying for one more day. Guess he knew he was ready, even though I wasn't after his seizure three weeks ago.
I still remember him as a puppy and how when he would chase his brother Charcoal, that he would run back and forth across the couch until he got down. Seeing the two of them play was a sight. You'd see a flash of black come flying by followed by a streak of tan and white, only to hear what sounded like a herd of elephants running up the stairs and into one of the rooms. Pretty soon the thunder of paws would be heard again and here came the streak of tan and white flying by followed by the streak of black. Still remember on one of those occasions they were going at top speed and Charcoal made the stairs with no problem but Jackson ended up skidding on the hard wood floor as he came off the rug and unable to stop his sliding, he bounced off the lower stairs. He just stood up and looked at me and my hubby like, "Mommy! Daddy! It's not funny!" while we sat and laughed over the whole thing! was so comical!
Sep 11, 2019 05:44AM Spookiesmom wrote:
I think we all do that, not wanting to let them go. I woke up 10 years ago today, of all days, and knew. My boy had had a rough nite, and I knew. So I called work, told them I had a death in the family and wouldn’t be in. Called the vet when they opened made the appointment.
Your memory made me giggle. That’s the best kind of memories.
Sep 11, 2019 06:59AM Newfromny wrote:
Our dogs give us so much joy but it is so hard when we lose them far too soon
Sep 11, 2019 07:18AM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Starting to feel a little more settled. Hubby and I talked last night and we decided to wait for a while before bringing home another furbaby. Feel like when the time is right Jackson will let us know in some way.
Sep 11, 2019 11:48AM Micmel wrote:
they indeed are family..... beautiful dogs....
Sep 12, 2019 12:48AM Micmel wrote: