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Our home is a little darker today.

Discussion in 'Sheltie Angels' started by Margi, Nov 2, 2021.

  1. Margi

    Margi Premium Member

    Nov 2, 2012
    Corona, AZ
    We are missing the light that was Koko's sweet soul.

    He had a stroke or accident or seizure a week ago Saturday. Instead of gaining strength in the following days, he got more unsteady when he walked. Thursday he threw up his meals, Friday evening he stopped eating. I was unable to get him to eat anything over the weekend, and drinking was minimal. He had shut down. We took him in this morning.
    Daddy dog, I pray I made the right decision for you.

    How I would love just one more time to

    play "Footies on the Bed" with you.
    watch you root and snoot the pillow till you got it just right.
    get you an icecube when I'm making my drink.
    watch you schmooze the seniors at the dog park out of every treat they had.
    have you bitch me out for daring to feed you LAST.
    have you jump on the bed and squeeze between us during a thunderstorm, and fall
    asleep there because you were safe now.
    see you stand so still and be so gentle while little children patted you.
    be reminded emphatically it was time for breakfast or lunch or dinner.
    see you up on the sitting wall, your favorite spot, barking orders and surveying the yard.
    hold you, kiss your nose all up, and tell you how much I love you.
    Koko and Emilo.jpg
    Last picture taken of Koko on Thursday evening, with the crippled little baby next door who adored Koko.
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  2. Sandy in CT

    Sandy in CT Forums Sage

    Aug 5, 2018
    So very sorry! I am happy to have met Koko - he was very special and oh so tender and gentle. We've been praying for you and Rod all day. I hope memories eventually heal the holes in your hearts. Many, many hugs to you both....
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  3. Ron Atkinson

    Ron Atkinson Premium Member

    Oct 5, 2019
    Sugarcreek, Ohio
    I am very sorry for your loss, sounds like Koko was very special and you had a lot of fun together. May the memories that you made, help you heal. I will say a prayer for you and your family, that you find comfort and healing during this difficult time.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2021
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  4. KarenCurtis

    KarenCurtis Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2010
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  5. Darren

    Darren Forums Enthusiast

    Nov 1, 2019
    Oh Margi I'm so sorry for your loss, this is heartbreaking! It's never easy to let them go and there's no doubt you did what was right by Koko, just like you have his whole life. I hope you find comfort in the special memories you made together. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and sending hugs and love your way :hugs:hugs:hugs:hugs
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  6. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Moderator

    Jun 26, 2015
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    I am so very sorry for your loss Margi! I can imagine how empty your house must feel without Koko there:cry:...my heart breaks for you. :hugs:hugs:hugs
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  7. SheepOfBlue

    SheepOfBlue Premium Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    Sorry, definitely the right choice no matter how much it hurt.
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  8. trini

    trini Forums Sage

    Nov 13, 2013
    upstate NY, USA
    Margi, I am so very sorry. Koko was blessed to have spent a life time of love with you and to have been given the final loving gift of a gentle passing when it was time. There are no words anyone can say that lessen the heartbreak when we lose such a sweet soul, but I hope in time memories of Koko will bring smiles to mingle with the tears. Sending hugs, Trini
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  9. RikyR

    RikyR Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2013
    Baton Rouge LA
    So very sorry for your loss Margi!
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  10. Ann

    Ann Moderator

    Feb 25, 2008
    Oh Margi, I am so very sorry to hear about Koko. He was a very special boy and how lucky he was to have lived his life with you. I wish you comfort and warm memories of your precious boy. Sending you many hugs. :hugs
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