In loving memory

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In loving memory

 

Morgan's Alfie....of Misty Glen

 

February 21, 2000 - May 22, 2013

 

No man could have a better, more faithful friend.  I shall cry myself to sleep tonight.

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hp, I am truly very sorry to hear of your loss.  I, too, am a dog lover and I know that Alfie had a wonderful life.  Experience has taught me that words cannot alleviate grief.   But I hope that you will find some solace in all the good memories you must have, and in how much you and Alfie meant to each other.  My sincere sympathies,

 

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Sorry Phil, I know what it's like.  My late lady friend's dogs all adored me and I adored them.  Cried after each and then she'd swear, not another one to go thru the heartbreak again. Smiley Sad

 

Of course first there was Cliffie McGiffie then Schautze then Snickers and finally poor little Mayberry (got him after her mother died).  Mayberry died and she passed not much longer after that.

 

All during this time, there were a number of cats always around.  When Cliffie McGiffe got attacked by a larger dog, all the cats at the time came out trying to attack the dog that was going after Cliffie. Smiley Very Happy

 

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So sorry, Phil.  I know how much he meant to you guys.

 

Gizzie Hascall and I will say a special prayer, tonight.

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I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

 

I know what a good friend Alfie was to you.

 

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mibrnsurg wrote:

Sorry Phil, I know what it's like.  My late lady friend's dogs all adored me and I adored them.  Cried after each and then she'd swear, not another one to go thru the heartbreak again. Smiley Sad

 

Of course first there was Cliffie McGiffie then Schautze then Snickers and finally poor little Mayberry (got him after her mother died).  Mayberry died and she passed not much longer after that.

 

All during this time, there were a number of cats always around.  When Cliffie McGiffe got attacked by a larger dog, all the cats at the time came out trying to attack the dog that was going after Cliffie. Smiley Very Happy

 

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After Mandy lived 'til 18,  we vowed we'd never do it again and we held true with that course until the neighbors asked if we would like to adopt Gizmo, another Shih Tzu  When we first saw Gizzie, he was so shaggy and filthy.  The neighbors daughter-in-law had given him to a co-worker and the co-worker said that she was moving and she had no room for him.  He had 8 homes in his first 12 months!  My heart still breaks thinking about what he must have went through with all of those changes.  Why can't pet owners all be like Phil and most of us on here?  Gizzie has been a Hascall since December 2008.  He still is a finnicky eater and I have wondered if he was tortured for begging?  But he is now "my son" and I love him dearly just like Phil loved Alfie.  Sad.  Can't wait to get home to Giz and hug him.

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Very sorry to hear that, Phil. I know you cared for him a lot.

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So sorry over the loss of your fur baby. Smiley Sad

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Awww..I'm SO sorry to hear about Alfie, Phil. Smiley Sad I know you and Alfie were great friends and you took such good care of him. Loved seeing his pictures. 

 

I'm sure you'll miss him a lot...I've been there with a few of my own. That's probably why I haven't had another one in 20 years...just didn't want to do that again until 2 weeks ago...now I'm an owner of a 3 year old Silky Terrier and she has brought such joy to us. I know that day will come again when we'll have to say good bye and I'm not looking forward to it already but for now, we'll just enjoy her.

 

Take care, Phil. 

 




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Thank you all for your thoughts and sympathy.  Indeed.....Alfie was my very close buddy.  He got me up every morning to take our walks before our breakfasts and he followed me all over the house most of the time.  Recently our walks became shorter and slower.  But I thought was mostly because I'm slowing down so severely (pulmonary fibrosis).  He was 13 in February.  But seemed in pretty good health.  This past Tuesday I took him to the vet for his annual checkup and shots...to keep them current.  He seemed OK except didn't eat to well that night.  That did not seem out of the ordinary because after his shots he usually did go through a 24 hr. period of not feeling too whoopy.   Then, on Wednesday....after our walk and light breakfast....we were off to the grooming salon at the PetSmart Store where he was excited as usual to see his groomer.  A great young lady who had been taking care of him for several years.  She had the patience and calmness to put up with his antics and his rather strong resistance to being groomed.    I arrived back at the store just as she was finishing up with him.   I wandered around, out of his sight, because when he would see me he got more difficult for her to handle.   Then I circled back....he was standing quietly and she was trimming his skirt.  All of a sudden he laid down and didn't move.  She was alarmed and I went into the salon to check.  His tongue was turning white-ish gray and he was almost comatose.   Both vets in the clinic adjacent to the store were out to lunch so it was a 15 minute, speed limit breaking drive to the nearest full service vet clinic/hospital. (part of the group that I usually took him to).   The groomer went with me to hold him in her lap.  I called ahead and they were waiting for us.  Two vets, one assistant and me hovered around him as they put him on oxygen, intravenous liquid and gave him a shot to stimulate his heart.  They X-rayed him and performand an ultrasound exam.  His abdominal cavity was full of blood...but they could not determine the cause.....perhaps a blown out arterial aneurysm or, perhaps a problem with the spleen. (they love to bleed)  Anyway it was pretty much too late so, as I held his head and scratched his cheek (a favorite spot of his) the doctors went on with the shots to put him to sleep and then to stop the heart painlessly.  And he went to sleep......and I sobbed.   While I was expecting this might happen soon.....perhaps sometime in next year or so......THIS came totally unexpected.    Alfie was my last little buddy.  Another dog would probably end up being full responsibility of my wife after I'm gone.  So..........my prayer is that he'll be anxiously waiting for me when I get there.

 

Thank you again, my friends, for your kind thoughts and prayers.  They help more than you can imagine.  I think this was the last photo I took of him on April 2, 2013:

 


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Awww, Phil, you made me get all teary eyed. Smiley Sad I'm SURE Alfie will be waiting for you someday, but not anytime soon, I hope. Take care of yourself. Alfie was a sweet little buddy.  

 

 

 




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So sorry for you loss.

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Phil,

  I too am saddened by your loss. I have loved hearing of the stories of you and Alfie.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you. 

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Phil, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your family member.  That is what he is, even though he physically isn't with you anymore.  Anyone who has been around here any length of time has, in some way or another, has taken Alfie as the Unofficial Uverse Pet.  I hope the pain of this loss will be extremely short lived, and the memories bring you great joy.  We will miss Alfie also.

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Phil, late (as usual) with this note, but I wanted to write to let you know sorry I am for your loss.

 

Jeff

 

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