Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rest In Peace Mowgli

Mowgli passed away this afternoon.

Our options were very very limited. I thought about getting him a wheelchair. I would have loved a rolly polly puppy. Unfortunately he no longer had control of his lower organs, bladder or bowels. I would have to manually make him go to the bathroom 4-5 times a day. I would have done that.. but there was a possibility of kidney disease or ruptured colon. The condition was getting worse and was starting to show in his front legs.  I sadly had little choice, as it would only get worse.

This was the hardest thing in the world to do. Brad and I brought him a pizza and took him outside to eat it. He loved pizza more than anything. His ears always perked up when you mentioned pizza. He mostly ate the cheese and got the sauce all over his cheeks and nose.

I held his little head and kissed his nose. Telling him how beautiful he is, and how thankful I was to have been his momma for two whole years. I am the luckiest girl in the world to have had him in my life. He has taught me so much. I will miss him..

This whole process has been incredibly exhausting, heartbreaking and expensive. Thank you all so much for your love and donations. They have helped so much. And once again, since he didn't end up having the surgery.. I don't mind sending your donations back. Just send me an email.

If I would have known this would happen, if I would have known I would only get him for 2 years.. I wouldn't have changed a thing. He was a beautiful spirit and my very best friend. He was and always will be my little sunshine.

I will post pictures of our Private Pizza Party soon... when I'm feeling a bit better.

35 comments:

  1. i remember losing my dog last year. it really is like losing your best friend. i can't tell you how sorry i am. feel better :(

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear this. I know Mowgli was very special to you. I hope that you find peace knowing that you did what was best for him. Saying a prayer for you. :)

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  3. i am so so sorry to read this.
    i have been thinking of you both a lot as you've been posting the last few days.
    sending love your way, from a long time follower of your blog x

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  4. I am so so very sorry Rachael. He was such a lucky doglet to have had you for his Mummy. You must feel like a piece of your soul has gone. Sending you much love and peace. ♥

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. He looked like such a happy puppy and you were all lucky to have each other, no matter how little it lasted. I'm glad he had a wonderful last day on this earth and I'm sure he'll be truly missed. rest in peace little guy

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  6. Oh, Rachael! I'm so sorry! Sending love your way. Sleep well, Mowgli!

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  7. I am so, so very sorry, losing a pet can be so tough and you and Mowgli were so close.
    I too have been thinking of you a lot, all the way up in Canada.
    He was a lucky pup to have had such a loving and creative mum for his short time here.
    <3

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  8. In tears. I'm so sorry. He was a very lucky, very loved dog, and he had a wonderful life!

    Feel better... <3

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  9. :( This makes my heart break! I'm so sorry. At least he was able to experience life the best he could and have an amazing person to share it with. You both were lucky and blessed to have each other. Hang in there and cherish every memory you've had.
    xoxo

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  10. Me too, crying for you both. He was well loved by an amazing dog mommy. Hang in there, your gonna feel quite bruised for awhile. You have my love, I am so sorry for your loss. Everyday...in a little while...you'll start feeling better and better. My heart completely goes out to you! You have my support...I'd never dream of asking for any money back. Consider it a gift to help you heal in this hard time. Sincerely...a blog buddy- Janna Lynn

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  11. oh Rachel. I am so sorry! At least you had two years with him and I am sure he cherishes those memories as much as you do!!
    I'm always here if you need someone to talk to!!!
    Love you dearly!!
    xoxoxoxo

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  12. I hope you do not mind, I had posted a donation post and felt I should do a memorial one. I linked to you and swiped a pic for the memorial. Sincerely, Janna Lynn

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  13. Oh Rach, I am so sorry. What a tough decision. Mowgli is no longer in pain & probably running and jumping and eating pizza in doggie heaven. He was lucky to have such a rad momma, who spent time keeping him happy & comfortable until the end. Sending virtual hugs, be good to yourself girl! xx

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  14. I'm so sorry Rachel... I'm glad he is not in pain now though... I know you are hurting :( but you did the right thing... Please keep my donation, and use it for whatever helps you feel better. ((hugs))

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  15. i'm so sorry.......i've been reading your blog for a while now. he was very lucky to have you. much love!

    -Steph

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure he would thank you for the best two years as well.

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  17. I am so sorry! Crying while typing...my family lost a dog 3 weeks ago...and everyhitng is still so fresh...sending hugs your way!! Stay strong!!

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  18. Sorry for your loss. I spent the whole day thinking about both of you and hoping he will be able to pull out of this. Read your post and went home and hugged my dog. It was nice that he spent his life with you and gave you his love and soft touch. You cared for him until the very end, the same way he would, if it was your turn. Mowgli: Rest in god heaven, no more pain. Smile and wag your tail to those of us left behind.

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  19. Love and peace to you. I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't want my donation back - I can spare a little and besides, I'm sure you still have incurred a lot of vet bills during this ordeal.

    Mowgli was a very lucky dog and always looked happy everytime you shared pics of him. He's peaceful now - try to let that be your solace if nothing else helps during this time of heartbreak and healing.

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  20. This story totally touched me. It made me appreciate my little dog. I am so sorry for your loss. I teared up a little reading your last couple posts. I hope you stay strong and just remember all the good times you had with your little Mowgli. Rest in peace little guy.

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  21. You did the right thing and I believe he loved you with all his heart and you gave him the best possible life he could have. Will be praying for ya girlie it'll be okay keep your chin up.

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  22. This truly broke my heart! Im so sorry :( I hope you feel better soon hun >_<

    You loved him and cared for him and i know he is and will always be eternally thankful.... xoxo

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  23. Oh honey I am so sorry! I know how hard this is for you! I was telling my mother tour story and she was crying as well. It brought back memories of when we put our dog down. Please know that you made the right choice!! You love Mowgli and only wanted what was best for him! Sending you peace and prayers.

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  24. omg omg this is all still so fresh even for me, 3 weeks later after my pug died. omg i am so sorry rachel :( i know how hard and horrible it is. i am glad you got to have those last moments. i am crying for you. please email me if you want to talk. i know exactly how you feel. there is nothing more devastating than losing a pet, they are our babies. i still cry everyday for cyrus. as hard as it was, you made the best decision for your baby. take care of yourselves.

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss Rachel. I remember letting go of my childhood dog last year and I got to have a last night with her. I couldn't got to the vet. It was so hard.
    I'm so glad that you got to have that time with him. He was a beautiful dog and will be missed by everyone.
    Sending love your way!

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  26. I am so sad right now, I can barely even type. It is funny how I feel as though I lost my own dog in a way. I have lost a dog 4 years ago, she was my best friend for fourteen years. I think every time a dog passes away it brings up those feelings I felt when my own dog died. I also have two little pups right now. They are both around one year old, and to think that Mowgli was only two scares me. He was the sweetest little pup, and you gave him a great life. He will ALWAYS be in your heart, and his little spirit will be running through the forrest's and going on all of your little adventures:) I am so so sorry for your loss Rachael. I hope you find peace soon. RIP Mowgli

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  27. I know there's not much we can say that will make you feel better, by reading this I could feel your pain as if it were my own and all I can say is I'm really sorry for your loss, dear Mowgli was a gorgeous baby and was lucky to have you take care of him, I'm sure he is now eating pizza in doggy heaven dreaming of his dear mommy <3 I really hope God can make you feel better soon and you can always remember him. I send you a big hug.

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  28. Sorry doesn't even explain how I'm feeling right now...... It's such a sad thing when pets pass, they are just like little people. They bring so much to your life.

    You will miss him for a very long time, but the wounds will heal with time.

    I gave a donation and I'm happy that it has helped you out - it can be very hard finding your feet again after a separation.
    Thinking of you.
    xoxoxo

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  29. I am so very sorry about poor Mowgli! I am sure he had the best 2 years of his life and will be watching over you forever! I am sure he loved his pizza party!

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  30. My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry. It truly is one of the hardest things in life to go through. Hugs and prayers to you.

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  31. I am just now learning of mowgli. dear girl, i am so so sorry. He had the best momma in the world and two years with you was heaven on earth for him...
    love you and miss you
    xo
    m.

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  32. Stalked your archives to read more about Mowgli and now teary at work :(

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