Sunday, February 3, 2013

Anuther sad anniversary

Shiloh here - sum of u may haf read this last year butt we haf a few nue followerz so I'm gonna talk 'boutz my little "big" brudder, Angel Oreo, cuz 'cept fer mom, I knew him best.  An'it makez mom furry much sad when she readz'boutz Angel Oreo. 

Here r a couple of pikchurez of Oreo when he wuz a puppy-


When I came tue live with mom, Angel Oreo - he wuzn't an angel yet - butt mom sez he wuz gettin'older (going on 12) an'mom wanted anuther doggy - a companion fer Oreo an'I wuz it.  Mom didn't know there cood b a lotta truble with an older dog an'a rambunctus pup like me (I wuz 8 weekz old).  BUTT az u can c

we got along just fine, even b-came 'best budz'the older we gotz

Here is me, mom'n Oreo all tuegether at our very first Christmas tugether-
sorry fer the poor quality - mom sed the film messed up - b-4 the diggy camera.

This next pikchur iz of me'n Oreo at our second Christmas

Butt then later in 2006, Oreo started sleepin'more an'he wuz stayin'by hisself out in the kitchen.  Mom sed he had a 'episode' erlier that summer - after it wuz over, Oreo seemed fine an'he wuz eatin'ok but mom notised he had more problemz not goin'potty in the house - that'z when mom started puttin'diaperz on Oreo.  He didn't even wanna play no more.  Mom started tue notis that when Oreo walked intue the living room - he wood just stand there az if lookin'fer sumthin'then turn around an'walk bak tue the kitchen tue nap.  Mom wuz worried - she didn't want tue let Oreo go an'leave us by ourselves butt she didn't want Oreo tue suffer any more either.  An'she just didn't want tue let him go tue the Rainbow Bridge unless he wuz really ready.

Rite after Thanksgivin'of 2006, we got little sis, Shasta - this iza tag that mom'z friend made with all of us - it iz furry much speshal tue mom cuz this wuz Oreo'z last New Year an'Shasta'z first.

Mom wuz still havin'truble - she wuz worried that she wood let Oreo cross the Bridge tue soon butt then agin she nue hiz quality of life wuz just not there anymore.  Shasta wuz more of a pain tue him than I ever wuz az a pup so she kept them separated.  Finally, after mom had talked an'talked 'boutz when tue let Oreo cross the Bridge - all the vetz wood tell her iz "You will know"  No one ever told her how she wood know - ya'see, mom had never had tue deal with this b-4 even tho she had grown up with doggyz - her dad alwayz took care of taking the doggy fer that final trip tue the Bridge.  Butt now she
truly b-leevz after a doggy givez u soooooooo much durin'it's life that this wuz her duty - she owed this tue Oreo - she just didn't know when or how she wood know.  Even her sis talked tue sum peeple who owned Westiez like she duz - "How due u know when" she wood ask them.  At first there wuz just more "You will know".  One day tho, a friend of mom's sis sed sumthin furry much impawtent - "You will know when you cradle your dog's face in your handz an'you look intu that face an'there iz nuthin'there lookin'bak at u".  So one day, that iz what mom did - az she sat on the kitchen floor one day, she held Oreo in her armz an'looked intu his little face - an'yes, that'z when she knew.

Mom made Shasta stay home that day we took my little "big" brudder Oreo tue b-gin his trip over the Rainbow Bridge cuz Shasta didn't really know Oreo butt she did take me cuz she knew we were "best budz".  Az we sat there in the room, mom knew she had made the right d-cision cuz little Oreo didn't even wimper when he got that first shot - he just laid there like he wuz takin'a nap.   I wuz rite there b-side mom when Oreo left us - I got tu b there tu say "See ya later, Best Bud"

The little stone mom got frum our vet


Unknown said...

Lovely tribute to sweet Oreo. We never forget our furry friends. God bless. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Agnes B. Bullock said...

This is a lovely tribute to Oreo- wish that we had known him also!

Anonymous said...

Shiloh you did Oreo proud with that tribute, so glad you were there to help him on his journey, just think he is waiting for all of us to come and join him for all the running, chasing and good times with no pains.

Your Pals
Susie & Sidebite

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That is a beautiful tribute to your beloved Angel Oreo.

Mom and Dad have pawmised me that they will not make me stay HERE one moment longer than THEY would want to. They say that it is the GREATEST GIFT OF LOVE they can give to me.. or Ernie either.

Dexter said...

Oreo sure was a special guy and I'm glad you got to know him. It is so hard for humans to say goodbye, but it is true that we do out best to let them know when we need their help to make our final journey. Momma has had to help four doggies over the rainbow bridge. It is so very sad for her to think about. You have Oreo watching over you always and your momma has a fuller heart for having known him.


Fenris and Family said...

We are so sorry Oreo had to leave you, he looks very nice. We are very sorry we didn't have a chance to meet him.

Dachshund Nola said...

That was a beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry for your lose

TwoSpecialWires said...

Shiloh, we're glad you introduced us to Oreo, 'cause you were right. Some of his hadn't met him yet. What a sweet memory he must be for your family.

We're happy that you and Shasta noticed we dropped back into blogland. We're not making any promises, but we are going to try our best to stick around for a while. You gave us hope.

Jake and Fergi

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a beautiful tribute to sweet Oteo
Benny & Lily

K9 Katastrophie said...

Oreo was very cute. I am sure he is watching over all of you now!

Special licks to my Shiloh.


Berts Blog said...

Don't matter how long ago it was, it still hurts, doesn't it. Thanks for tellin us more about Angel Oreo.


Reuben said...

This brings a water to my eyes... NOT crying, just - a little leaking. Mama says she appreciates the wisdoms about knowing when to let go. None of Mama's furkids has had long illness, all of thems died unexpectedly and so never has she had to make that kind of decision. Oreo looks like a very special guy, I knows you misses him but he is playing happily at the bridge now, no pain and full of life.


Anonymous said...

That was a great tribute. Must have been really hard to let go.

Lovable Lily said...

Such a wonderful tribute to your sweet Oreo.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Rest in peace, sweet Oreo. You were such a sweetie xoxo