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An unforgettable Pet...

  1. b. Malin profile image73
    b. Malinposted 7 years ago

    Did you ever have a pet that long after it's gone you were never able to forget?    I had my dog Brandy, A Belgium Shepard for 10 years. He was the most incredible animal.  We came to a sad ending due to the break up of my marriage, after moving to a different state.

    1. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      when i was 10 yrs old, i had a stray cat, it is black and white and had been living with my family for a couple of yrs. I love Kitty dearly because he is cute, loves to catch birds and lizards but never eats them. He was hit and run by a motorbike early in the morning around 5am. I got to know the accident because I was preparing to go to school and heard a motorbike screeched. I cried for days. Had been dreaming about Kitty ever since that day.

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      we had a parakeet that was amazing...he would race around the house whenever we challenged him...

    3. Tiza7 profile image54
      Tiza7posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We had a kitty that passed away from kidney failure back in 2006. His name was Tiza. When we first saw him outside, he looked like a flame of fire. No joke!  He was almost black, more very dark brown, with long silky hair, but since he had been out in the sun, he had a reddish streak and it was beautiful.  It's difficult to describe. I don't know if someone dumped him or if he had ran away from his former home, but he was totally starving to death. This was back in the fall of 1997 when we found him. 

      Well, I broke my own rule.  I brought him inside.  I had preached to my daughter, we don't pick up strays, and we live in the country.  People dump animals all the time. But he turned out to be the best kitty in the world.  We thought that he was a semi-munchkin kitty because he had short legs, which made his body appear longer. He kind of waddled when he walked.

      To this very day, I miss him so. He was such a good kitty friend to me.

  2. Arthur Fontes profile image81
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    I have had two dogs which I have lost.  I remember them every day and my current pets receive the affection.

    My Basset Hound developed cancer at 6 years old.  She was a great dog and even three years later I write this with tears in my eyes.  I miss her so much sad

  3. Aiden Roberts profile image84
    Aiden Robertsposted 7 years ago

    The first dog I had when I left home "many years ago" was a rough collie, she was ill from the moment I brought her home.

    She had Addisons disease and cost me a fortune in monthly vet's fees, she lived for 15 years.

    She went everywhere with me including work, if the dog couldn't go, I didn't go.

    In all the time I had her she never once got angry with anyone or any other dog, she was the best dog in the world and I will never ever ever forget her sad

  4. PaulaHenry1 profile image77
    PaulaHenry1posted 7 years ago

    I had a cat that I found in an alley in Minneapolis when I was 16. I moved out from my moms at 15 and was on my own. This cat was my savior. It was as if she knew that I needed someone. She had 1/2 ears and no tail due to frostbite (I assume) she was a sight.I brought her home and we became 'friends'
    I let my cat come and go as she pleased. I left the window open at all times for her to have freedom. She always came back! She could be gone for a week and I knew she would be back sooner or later. I felt she needed to still have her freedom as I did from my home. But she needed someone too.
    She surprised me one night as I came home and she had given birth to 7 kittens on my bed while I was at work!One slowly died but the others she cared for wonderfully. OMG- they were the sweetest things...I regret now that I never kept them.
    After she gave birth, we were inseperatable. She would wait for me to come home and stay in the chair I sat in all the time while I was gone. She began to sleep next to me and she was just like a ragdoll as I slept. Everytime I rolled over I would just pull her with me and she would just, well, come.
    She would meow to christmas carols as I sang them. She would let me hold one paw and I would hold her like a toddler and dance to "Lady in Red" -That song brings me to tears.
    After 2 years I moved back home and "kitty" came with me. Although I was in a place that I hated and my self-esteem and image was going to hell, she was there. She taught me about unconditional love.She always loved me and I- her.
    My mother said that she needed to get "fixed" as I could not let her come and go any longer.
    The day my mom drove us to the vet and I handed her over, I knew in my heart I would never see her again.
    The next morning I heard my mom on the phone. I started to cry even without knowing who was on the phone. I felt it in my heart.It was empty.
    My mother came in the room and told me she had died. I died as well.
    Later that day we went to get my kitty. She was in a cardboard box. No "I'm so sorry or anything" just "No charge" was what the vet had said. I sleep with my beloved kitty that night. I cried and prayed she would come back to me. She did not. She was taken away the next day to be buried at a farm. I don't know if that is the truth or what they told me but I like to think of her running free.
    It has been 21 years since my kitty died. I still cry when I see photos of her. I cry now as I write this. She was my heart. My best friend and I loved her.
    RIP my sweetheart. I miss you.

    1. Tiza7 profile image54
      Tiza7posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry about your Kitty.  That made me cry, as well.  After my Tiza died, my husband brought him home from the vet's, and we both petted him, both of us crying like crazy. I held him in my lap and petted him. Our dog came over very upset, as she loved Tiza too, and she was trying to push on Tiza with her nose to wake her up. Not hard, just nudging Tiza.

  5. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Ohhh so many lovely memories of wonderful pets. And all so badly missed sad

    Our now pet is memorable, and she hasn't left us yet. She's currently in bed with a giraffe. Figure that one out hmm

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ...is that Boo?....sounds like Boo will be very memorable.

      ...mine right now is my cat Moe....he only left about a month ago...i'm never, ever getting another cat....he was a really neat cat... very, very sociable......he didn't just sleep and lie around.......if he was alive...he'd be sitting next to me right now, watching and trying to join in while i bang away on my laptop......

      he hated halloween though with a passion!

  6. donotfear profile image88
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I have. I had a hinny (half horse/half donkey) named Kojack, which I wrote about in 2 of my hubs. It was so sad to see him go, but it was necessary. He didn't die, but I had to sell him because he was so mischevious!

  7. libby101a profile image60
    libby101aposted 7 years ago

    Oh yes! I have had a few actually! My Golden retriever, katie... I loved her so much! My chocolate lab, Dogie...a sweetheart. My other golden, Ginger. My pit bull...blacky! All of these I have so many memories of...all all hurt me deeply when they passed!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My ferret named Tazz

      She was 1 pound of pure high energy. Like a cross between a dog, a cat and playful and wild like an otter. Very curious and affectionate

  8. erthfrend profile image66
    erthfrendposted 7 years ago

    Oh yes! My husband and I had two dogs, Zeke and Trigger. They were with us for 12 and 15 years. We did not have children so our dogs were our kids and they did everything with us. They were so incredibly special and one we had to put down very unexpectedly and about two years later we had to put our other one down (which was a year ago). Our memories and our love for them will never ever fade.