Thursday, February 18, 2010

R.I.P. My Sweet Tobie....

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Tobie
July 21, 1999 - February 17, 2010

Yesterday, we suddenly lost our Yorkie named Tobie.  Ryan got Tobie for me as a birthday present the first year we were married (1999), so we had Tobie with us 10 and 1/2 years.

Without going into alot of detail, Tobie was fine yesterday morning....he cuddled up next to me on the couch as I did my blog, Brooke and I threw his toy for him over and over mid morning, and he played in the backyard whie we ran errands around lunch time.  Around 12:30 we returned and Brooke was finishing up her nuggets from Chick Fil A.  Tobie was doing all he could to try to steal one out of her hand.   Within 5 minutes, Tobie was gone.
Brooke found him laying on the floor by the back door (a popular spot for him to rest). I saw her petting him saying, "Awww, mommy look. Tobie is sleeping."

I called the vet who let me bring him in to do an examination.  My first thought was that Brooke fell on him. When I asked her what happened, she kept telling me he was sleeping when she found him.....when we heard from the vet he said there were no signs of trauma to his neck or back (ruling out that Brooke had any part in his death).  It appears he had a heart attack......my other thought is that he got one of those nuggets from Brooke and choked on it....we may never know.

All I know, is my little buddy is gone.

My first "child".

Sorta.

I am taking this alot harder than I ever thought I would. I am missing his warm little 8 pound body curled up next to me as I type this, and his sweet gurgling-like sound he would make when he was happy to see you. 

We were buddies.

He loved me.

...and I loved him.

But I have some great memories of Tobie over the last 10 years.....

and I hope he's in doggy heaven right  now with fond memories of the family that loved him so for over 10 years.

R.I.P. my sweet Tobie.

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Tucker , Faith and Tobie in 2003
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Brooke giving Tobie a hug in 2007
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I took this as Tobie was a headed out to the groomer a few months ago
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Tobie loved hanging around Brooke when she was eating....he knew she would eventually drop something for him....
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Miss you Mr. Tobes!!!!



5 comments:

Marsha said...

That is just awful! It is so hard to lose a pet! You are in my thoughts and prayers. And thank your husband for the service for our country!

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

i am so sorry paige. that is sad. it's always so hard to loose a pet.

Gabby said...

AWWWW!! That is so sad!! I am sorry for your loss!! He was so cute!!!

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Ashfro said...

Oh, Paige! How devastating! Especially when it comes as such a surprise. Bless his heart. I'm so sorry for your loss. Those 4-legged babies sure do make permanent homes in our hearts and families. I'll be thinking about you.