Four aka Mr. Handsome Pants

Postby LMM » March 7th, 2011, 9:56 pm

Today the heartbreak is complete. Four and I spent our last moments together this afternoon while he was freed from his unbearable pain. It's amazing how something so right can feel so very wrong to your heart. He was in his glory beforehand with his Micky Dee's cheeseburgers and vanilla ice cream. I had to laugh after that I asked for them without onions, like what did it matter? Even though I know it was the right thing to do his entire head was wet with my tears and snot (I know, TMI) :(

My daughter took it very hard. I wrestled with the decision to tell her but I didn't want to lie to her. She immediately drew a picture of him and wrote him a note. She's now obsessed with the other dogs and their ages. I told her not to worry about that right now. She seems consoled with the fact that Four is no longer in pain and he will always be watching over her while he lives in her heart.

I will miss his "talking" to me every day when I come home. He always gave the softest butterfly kisses, how to live without those? His propeller tail and how he loved his buns to be itched. How he burrowed his head into me as I itched his belly. How him and Max used to sleep curled up together. His beautiful face and soulful eyes. How so many people worked tirelessly to save him. This one sweet old man that ended up at one of the biggest, highest kill shelters in the country. And he made it out! What an amazing dog, I cannot believe someone dumped in the shelter as he grew old. Four had such a wonderful temperament, I simply cannot imagine how they gave him up like that.

I am glad he is free from pain and I envision him running free and happy. I know he is with Lenny, both free from their pain. I will hold him in my heart always.

I love you handsome pants :(
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And your girl does too
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Run free and happy.
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Postby iluvk9 » March 7th, 2011, 10:06 pm

I don't have the words right now, but my tears could fill the ocean. I am so sorry things turned out this way.

My deepest sympathy.
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Postby BigDogBuford » March 7th, 2011, 10:12 pm

*sigh* It's been a really rough week, but I have to say that I'm so very proud of my friends who give all they can to their dogs....including relieving them of their pain and staying with them until the very end.

*hugs* to you and your family.
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Postby TheRedQueen » March 7th, 2011, 10:13 pm

I'm so sorry to see this...(((hugs))) to all of you...I know Four was loved.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 7th, 2011, 10:20 pm

Oh no. Jenn, I'm so very sorry. RIP Four...
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Postby Hundilein » March 7th, 2011, 10:27 pm

:hug3: I'm so sorry.
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Postby kera09 » March 7th, 2011, 10:42 pm

im so sorry jenn :( you gave him what no one else would tho! RIP Four
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Postby pitsnok » March 7th, 2011, 10:54 pm

:hug3:

I am so sorry to hear of this. Such a wonderful tribute to such a perfect old man. That is the sweetest face... Good thoughts for you guys.


Rest peacefully sweet Four.
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Postby mnp13 » March 7th, 2011, 10:56 pm

BigDogBuford wrote:*sigh* It's been a really rough week, but I have to say that I'm so very proud of my friends who give all they can to their dogs....including relieving them of their pain and staying with them until the very end.


I couldn't have said it any better - to you or Joyce.

I hurt for both of you...
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Postby airwalk » March 7th, 2011, 10:57 pm

Jenn your family gave him what no other did. You loved him and let him live a his final time with love. You also were kind enough, loving enough and strong enough to give him peace when it was right to do so.

Four, you and Lenny have fun! Look for my crew they are always up for a good game.
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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » March 7th, 2011, 11:10 pm

Our hearts mourn with you Jenn.
Run free, Four.

We light a candle for Four today too.
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Postby hugapitbull » March 7th, 2011, 11:27 pm

RIP sweet Four. Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
Hugs to you and your family, Jenn. Doing the right thing is sometimes the most painful thing in the world. You and Joyce are my heros today.
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Postby cheekymunkee » March 7th, 2011, 11:27 pm

Good night sweetheart. I'm so very sorry Jenn
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Postby TinaMartin » March 7th, 2011, 11:34 pm

RIP Four. :(
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Postby plebayo » March 7th, 2011, 11:39 pm

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Postby ArtGypsy » March 7th, 2011, 11:47 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: JENNN :cry: :cry: :cry:

I am most touched by my Friend's bravery to do the hardest and the Very Best For Their Loved ones...
Bless You, Jenn....for all you gave him and for the Vanilla Ice Cream.
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Postby Jenn » March 8th, 2011, 1:18 am

I am so sorry :hug3:

RIP Four :cry:
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Postby Malli » March 8th, 2011, 3:49 am

I am so sorry :(
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Postby CinderDee » March 8th, 2011, 4:27 am

I'm so very sorry Jenn. :cry: You gave him a family with so much love & were brave enough to let him go when it was time. :hug3:

He looks almost exactly like Kato in the first pic. I hope our sweet old men are pain free & running with Lenny, Jasmine, Sofie, Vinny, Sock-M & all the other PBT dogs we've lost.

RIP Four...You are missed by all. :heartbeat:
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Postby copperlegend » March 8th, 2011, 9:28 am

Rest in peace, Four.

Jenn, I am so, so sorry.
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