Skip to comments.Prayer Request (for our dog Copper)
Posted on 01/31/2009 5:47:18 AM PST by God luvs America
Our 14 and a half year old pomeranian Copper died just about an hour ago- our house is filled with sadness.
My wife bough Copper from a breeder when she was six weeks old. I arrived two years later almost to the day. If God was ever to create the perfect little dog- it would be Copper- this little seven pound dog was filled with more love than anything anyone could ever imagined....as I type this tears are streaming down my face- my wife and I can't bare to look at each other as we break out crying....
She had few medical problems for such an older dog of 14.5 YO and most everyone thought she was a puppy the way she looked and acted but a heart mumur must've done her in....I knew something was wrong with her last night as she was laboring a little bit to breathe so I stayed up with her most of the night and planned to take her to the vet this morning. About a hour ago she got up, walked over to me, laid down then past away....
I'm killing myself wondering if there's anything else I could've done...I am also shattered as I know we'll never have such a perfect little dog ever again to bring us so much love and joy....
God be with you Copper- I hope I get to give you some more kisses if I ever get to heaven to see your beautiful, smiling face again....
this may sound dramatic but I've never been sadder in my life...
Please find comfort in knowing Cooper had a wonderful life with you and your family. She was obviously a well loved dog and she knew it. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers- a lot of us Freepers know the pain you are feeling.
Prayers for you. Having had to put our 13 year old yellow lab to sleep 3 weeks ago, I know EXACTLY how you feel. It is truly a loss of a family member.
So sorry...When I married my wife she had this little Bichon named Sugar. I thought little dogs were quite silly...but came to love this dog. I remember when she cut her paw, I rushed her to the emergency vet, even 15 years ago this cost big bucks. Sugar died one Friday-13 years old. My wife had taken her to the vet. She had glaucoma and was blind in one eye-would have lost the other eye. Any operation would have been done without anesthesia because of her age. My wife did the right thing and put her to sleep instead. My wife was about to give birth and our baby was born the following Monday. I still miss this dog...we have a medium sized mutt from an animal rescue place now. It helps...but. Prayers and good thoughts heading your way.
Prayers to you.We have gone thru this with a number of cats
and I still think of them. Our condolences to you and you
Only another pet owner understands the pain of the loss.
Speaking as a life long dog lover, I completely understand where you are right now. I am so sorry for the loss of your special friend. I have been there many many times and it does hurt. I know you can’t imagine it now but hopefully someday (sooner rather than later) you will find another furry friend to love.
” He guards the sleep of his pauper master as though he were
We miss our loving friends.
What a lovely quote...
Prayers for you. Having a heart big enough to love a dog as much as you do is a good thing.
Old Jake the Handyman had been a Christian for more than 50 years. One day, while doing his handyman duties he was asked, “Jake, what’s your favorite Bible verse?”
Jake answered, “My favorite appears many times in the Bible: It came to pass.”
“But that’s not even a complete verse. I don’t understand.”
With a twinkle in his eye, Jake replied, “Don’t you see? It didn’t come to stay. It came to pass.”
Grieving and pain are heartbreaking and seem almost unbearable, but they come to pass, not to stay. Praise God.
It has been two weeks since we had to put our dog Gracie down. I understand how you feel. Pets are a member of the family. My prayers are with you and your wife. There is a great poem called the Rainbow Bridge - there is a site that has put it to music - it is really beautiful. It gave us some peace - you might want to google it.
Sorry about your loss. The price of owning a pet is the pain you must pay when they pass. They own such a huge piece of our hearts. Here’s a little piece I hope comforts 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 who 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....
I should add: I have stood exactly where you stand many times. Losing a pet is extremely painful.
We had a diabetic cat whose illness we treated daily over several years. When he finally succumbed, it was tough.
It’s amazing how emotionaly attached we (well some of us at least) become to our pets.
>>I’ve never been sadder in my life...
Then count yourself lucky.
It’s a small loss compared to that experienced by folks whove lost children.
I replaced my cat with a trip to the local pound on the same day he died.
There’s probably a warm puppy... waiting for you now.
“If you ain’t busy living, then you’re just busy dying.”
Sending prayers your way....we have 2 little poms, I know how they work their way into your heart.
Time will eventually heal your heartache.
My condolences. Lost 3 pets to feline leukemia last year.
Prayers, to you and your family, for the loss of Copper.
I am so sorry for your loss.
I have no doubt that when I pass my loyal K9 friends will be there to greet me. Remember, all dogs go to heaven.
Yes, those little Poms really “get to ya”. I lost my little one, Bea, over two years ago, and I still miss her happy little face and waving tail! She was two months short of 16, so it was not a complete shock.
I really feel for your family and pray for your sadness to be eased and comfort for you now.
I, too, hope that Copper and Bea will meet us some day.
I’m so sorry.
I’m am so sorry for the loss of your Copper. I know how very hard it is. I lost my Sammy (13 yr. old Cocker Spaniel) on June 28th of 2008. He was my love and he also passed away here at home after a very difficult night. He was my comfort and I miss hugging him and loving him. He will always be in my heart.
Please go to www.petloss.com
It is a great website to honor our pets and get a little comfort.
I hope you will be comforted in the days ahead and might be able to consider, at a future point in time, to enjoy the companionship of another furry friend.
God bless you and your wife- we’ve been there, and it’s sure a long lonely road to walk.
I’ve lost three dogs of my own, and my folks and I [when I was younger] lost three more. The gift of dogs is unlimited love. The cost is too short a life.
My deepest condolences.
I've been through that part myself. Two years ago, my beloved Jack who was ill with Cushing's disease but was being treated became ill while his vet was gone for Christmas vacation. I had to take him to another vet twice, the last time he said take him home we will do some bloodwork tomorrow.Well, Jack died that night and I have done the 'what if' to myself for months after that, even now. However, in my heart I know it was his time to cross the rainbow bridge and will wait for me there.
Since then, I have adopted two brats whom I love almost, if not as much as Jack. I will always be grateful for all the dogs in my life as they always gave unconditional love!!
Being adoptees and previously abused they have their issues, but I am always happy to tell them they are safe and sound now!
I am so sorry for your loss and pain.
I am so sorry to hear about Copper. You may find comfort in the poem called Rainbow Bridge which talks about pets when they go to heaven.
Been there, done that a couple of years ago with a 13-year-old cat. Easily the saddest day of my 50 year life. I know what you are going through.
I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss. I know it hurts.
Copper must have been wonderful, very smart, and funny! I always remember my old dog Snoopy the half beagle/pitbull mix and Suggie the chiuaua/pickenese mix. When I get to heaven, I can’t wait to see them!
One more thing. Because I have lost dogs in my life, I volunteered to work at the local dog pound. My orientation is next week and I am very excited. I found myself going there every few weeks not to adopt but to say hello to all the lonely dogs. I wish I could take them all home but cannot. I feel that dogs are a present sent by God.
Thank you so much. I will check out that forum.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Pets have a way of working themselves deep into our hearts.
After reading another post I just installed the search engine dogpile on my computer. I saw that they have a section where you could write stories about your pet. I thought you might be interested. It helps to talk about it and, as you can see from the responses, many people do understand how your heart is breaking.
thank you everyone for your well wishes- I had tears rolling down my cheeks reading them and it will probably happen a number of times in the coming days as I come back to this thread....
Copper touched a lot of people- we’ve been getting calls from everyone all day to say how sad they are to hear the news- even the vet called when she found out to say she was broken hearted....
I really hope dogs do go to heaven- I think of all the miserable things I’ve done in my life and only hope there is a place for me above- then I think of how wonderful little Copper was all the time and how much love she gave and how deserving she is of a spot in heaven-
the doctor said she diead of heart failure- I told the doctor little Copper had so much love in her heart to give it probably all busted out- she was truly a gift from God....
Sorry to hear of your loss.
I’ve been there before.
My husband and I rescued a dog after our beloved dog passed.
It helped us to have a new friend, even though our friend could never be replaced.
I’m very sorry for your loss. Copper was a very lucky dog to have had you to love her for so many years.
Prayers for Copper and your family.
I’m right there with you.
I still mourn the loss of Sweets - a German Shepherd, Husky, streak-in-the-night we adopted when I was in fifth grade in Colorado Springs. She got sick when I was in the Air Force, and my parents took her to the vet, and he released her from her pain. That was in 1987, and twenty-two years later, it still brings tears to my eyes. Every now and then, I learn a little bit more about that day - for example, when they got to the vet, my dad gave her one of those Starlite Mints - those were her favorite treat.
Last year, I had to take Pitch to the same vet - he had been very ill, and we had done everything we could to keep him around. Eventually, it was just too much for him. I held him the whole time, telling him it would be okay, that soon he’d be out of his pain. It about killed me to feel that mighty heart be stilled.
They are waiting for us, God luvs America. I am firmly convinced of this. To be honest, if our animals aren’t in Heaven, I’m not sure it’s a place I want to be.
God bless you and your family in your loss. It’s okay to mourn, they are family members, and hold a large place in our hearts and in our lives.
Take Care and God Bless
We had a doberman live to 14 1/2. That is really old for a large dog. He also had labored breathing at the end of his life.
We had a second doberman remaining who was young. Still, there was a void and a saddness we couldn’t shake. After a few weeks, we got a puppy. There is nothing like a happy romping little puppy to shake the blues away.
The trouble with loving a dog, is that eventually you have to endure the pain of losing him. That hurt is love. Know your dog was in a great home, had a great life, and consider giving another pup or dog a happy home with you again.
Our broken hearts were cured by a 20 pound doberman pup. 3 years later he still makes us laugh everyday with his antics and spunk. He’s also a great companion to our 6 year old dobie.
Cherish those memories and give your love to a new pup or mature dog. We used a doberman rescue and got a 18 month old (that one is 6 now)for very little money, about 100 dollars. You can search for any breed rescue you like. Maybe helping out another Pomeranian would comfort you.
I am so sorry for your loss. Grieve for as long as you want. I did when I had to make the decision to have our dog, Ricky, put down. It was basically the same situation as yours but we got her to the vet’s while she was still alive. I second guessed myself for weeks...did I make the right decision? I just couldn’t bear to see her suffer anymore. To this day (3 years later)I wear a little dog pin that has a halo and wings that our vet gave me. You’ll see your pup again. Have to go now. The screen is all blurry.
Was just thinking about you...
thanks so much and thank you everyone for your thoughts...unfortunately the hole in my heart has gotten larger the past two days...
after a long day on Saturday with eyes that were burning from crying all day I finally went to bed- I said the Lord’s prayer twice- once asking God to take care of Copper and a second one thanking the Lord for putting Copper in my life- weeping as I prayed-
I woke up on Sunday and felt a little better until I got out of bed and realized there was no Copper at the bottom of the steps waiting for me, no Copper to share my breakfast with or even just scratch her back...tongight when I get home from work and look up the stairs and don’t see my little dog looking down and waiting for me with a smile on her face I’m sure it will be just as bad...
people were calling all day Sunday with their condolences which was nice but made me realize what an even greater loss we suffered....
my wife is beside herself with grief- Sunday we usually go to my in-laws for dinner but I stayed home yesterday as I knew what would happen- little Copper would stay with my in-laws when we went on vacation and they treated her like a grandchild- my mother in law would make steak and chicken for Copper and whenever we’d tell Copper we were going to “nana’s” she’d start twirling around in joy...my mother in-law always said what great company Copper was...
when we were at the vet hospital on Saturday morning, me, my wife and my 5 year old daughter, we were all crying- my daughter pointed to the sky and said, “is Copper up there?” and my wife answered yes....
yesterday my daughter drew a picture- is was the bed Copper slept on and clouds on top...there were stairs that went from the bed through the clouds- my daughter told my wife they were for Copper, in case she ever wanted to come down and visit again....
I said to my wife last night, I only wish....
I truly pray God will grant you peace & comfort in this time of mourning...
I strongly believe & have faith that God brings ALL of His creatures home to Him....
Ecclesiastes 3: 18-21 ~ I also thought, "As for me, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath, man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?
(A fellow dog lover is in NEED of prayer after his beloved dog passed on the the next life...please stop in)
You are not to blame, it was her time and sounds like she had a wonderful life with a lot of love and brought a great deal of job into your lives. It’s just not fair that our wonderful companions have such short lives... but I can tell you fourteen years after we lost our first dog, you never forget them and even that far in the future you will look back and tell funny stories about this wonderful creature you shared your life with.
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