May 26, 2014

  Remembering the life of  my special boy......

Dearest friends,

On Memorial Day Weekend last year when Weenie was 11 years old, while we were visiting Bentley's family, he was stung by killer bees and died the next day. This last year has been difficult but for the last several weeks I have had my little fella on my mind non-stop.  So I decided to take a short break and went through our picture folders from the day I decided to foster a 9 year old blind boy I knew nothing about until his last picture was taken. My biggest regret I had, when I lost my Samantha after 14 years, was that I didn't have hardly any pictures and I said that would never happen again. So I decided to make a Smilebox of some of my favorite pics. As you will soon see that wasn't a problem. It was very therapeutic even though I cried the whole time.

Right after I decided to adopt Weenie, I decided to take him in to the Vet to have some teeth pulled and to have some lumps on his side checked out. This was on 4/06/11. I was terrified, with Mona being a cancer survivor and having Cushings, the thought of Weenie having cancer was too much to bear. But we got lucky.

Then  on 4/22/12 Weenie was diagnosed with Pancreaititis and the medicine and special foods started which he hated. Then on 12/02/12 he had to be admitted to the hospital and the shots started, the ones that burned and hurt going in.  On 5/13/13, he was admitted to the hospital with a severe attack, stayed 3 days and came home slower than usual but as sweet as ever, still trying to roach, loving to nap and have me cuddle him.

Before I brought him home that last time I had a talk with Dr Briles about what to expect. This is what he said (taken from post done at the time).

 Weenie's Pancreaities has developed to the chronic stage. Dr Briles is concerned that he might get Cushings like Mona and based on some of his blood work, maybe Diabetes. He is also getting senile. He will be taking 2 kinds of medicine now. After a joyous reunion with Mona, he ate his dinner and then went to sleep. I had to carry him to bed, nothing unusual there.

It' just a wait and see right now.

14 days later my little fella crossed the bridge. Based on the timing of events in his life I believe he was ready to go.
 I think maybe God decided it was time to end his suffering.
 I don't blame the bees. I just wish he could have been in my life a little longer and I thank God ever day for Mona and Prissy giving me the strength to go on.


These are just a few of the many pictures I have of my heart but they are my favorite .......
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Until, we meet again..........Love Mommy


Molly the Airedale said...

So many wonderful pictures and so many memories. Big hugs to you and your mommy, Mona and Prissy ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Kinley Westie said...

Sending y'all big hugs.

Astro & Mitzie said...

Sweet memories each and everyone of them.
Boy that wennie sure could destuff and toy. BOL.

Sending you all happy crazy love.
XO Cinnamon and Linda

Amber DaWeenie said...

We've all been thinking about you guys a lot. I know these types of anniversaries are the hardest. They always are for me.

Sending you lots of hugs. We miss the little guy too.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Lovely sweet memories of your special little boy.
big pug hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Taffy said...

What a wonderful tribute to Weenie! Taffy and I are sending you some special hugs!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Very beautiful and loving photos, thank you for sharing with us,
We send you lots of love,

haopee said...

Weenie will be missed. It's been a year.

Happy memorial day.

Angel Weenie, we miss you already.

Unknown said...

We know how much Weenie is missed. So sad when they leave. Always in our hearts there is a place where the memories and the love live on. Beautiful tribute.
Best wishes Molly

Cupcake said...

Thank you for this beautiful Smilebox. I'm so glad Weenie had such a loving home with you.

Love, Cupcake

stellaroselong said...

Thank you so much for sharing all those wonderful memories of Weenie with us. I thought it was so symbolic that we saw bee's in those pictures from the start, I bet Weenie is dancing away at the bridge.
stella rose

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Big hugs to you xxx

Daisy said...

Oh my, we had to re-read your post to fully appreciate everything you and weenie went through. I think the best part was Weenie was beloved by you! We love the pictures (you are so good with the Smilebox). I did not know the whole story - thank you for sharing it with us!

Lovable Lily said...

Such a beautiful tribute to Angel Weenie! It brought us to tears too. Butt then we got happy with the thoughts of the GREAT life he had with you and that made us smile again.

Mommy said she knows that we're all gonna go through it in our lives and the pain will bring us to our knees. She said that LOVE is stronger than pain and that is what we have to remember. (Mommy thinks she's strong, but we really know the truth!)

We always keep the faith that Angel Weenie is smiling down on us.

Lily Belle & Muffin