Love you Monkey

I lost my best friend a few days ago, he was about to turn 5 years old. He was caring, loving, playful and simply the best friend I could've asked for. Although he stayed home during the week, I brought him everywhere on weekends. He would come shopping with me, mountain climbing even cycling in his little backpack with his head and paws on my shoulder. He was always happy to be with us and running around.

I got him when he was 2 months old and unfortunately, he had a tendency to chew on all sorts of things like shoes, cushions and of course any food item he could find. In the last two years, he could go weeks without destroying anything but still, we were always so careful not to leave anything lying around. We would walk through every room - even child-proofing kitchen cabinets within his reach.

I was using an ice pack at night and somehow forgot to put it back in the freezer when I left for work in the morning - it was next to my bed, somehow I didn't see it. I came back home to find my dog unwell and the ice pack bag in pieces and empty. We rushed him to the emergency vet, they started him on an IV even though his symptoms seemed different than anti-freeze poisoning - also the ice pack company had a "non-toxic" label. Within 1hr of arriving, his temperature went from 98.6 F to 102 F and then to 107 F. His heart simply couldn't take it. We tried to revive him but it was too late. The vet and the toxicity experts on the line don't understand what/how this happened. I don't know how to go on without him.

I hope you are well now, love you and miss you so so much <3

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Feb 16, 2019
Your friend
by: T St Louis

I'm so sorry. My heart hurts for you. I'll be thinking of you.

Feb 06, 2019
So sorry
by: Nanette

Oh, I'm so very, very sorry for your loss of your beautiful baby. It brought back very sad memories for me. Our little schnauzer girl, Chloe, was put to sleep April 27, 2015. She had kidney failure and had just turned 6 less than a month before. She also was a nibbler-plants, ink pens and chewed up several cell phones. We will never know what caused her kidneys to fail but I will always feel guilty as I think it was something she ate. We should have kept things put up. The loss of her still brings me to tears as she was my "lap girl". We will never understand why this happened to us and our babies were taken so young. I will send you prayers for healing. I hope in time the sweet memories will replace your tears and make you smile again.

Feb 05, 2019
So sorry!
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry for your loss. It was purely an accident and I hope you don't blame yourself. You gave him a very good life, it seems. I had a black mini schnauzer as well. His name was Kipton and he was the best. He's been gone just over a year now (passed away from cancer in December 2017) and we still miss him terribly. I fully understand your pain. I'm sorry you have to experience it.


Feb 05, 2019
I'm so sorry
by: Jackie

I'm so sorry you lost your little friend. How incredibly sad. Thinking of you and hoping you will be okay.

Feb 05, 2019
I am so sorry for your lost
by: Anonymous

I feel your hurt I had to say Goodbye to my little Juhani 1/3/18 he was only 7 years old.

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