Sayonara Coco...

24 March 2011

It took us by surprise... Coco as our first pet made him the most wonderful. Coco will always be Coco, no pet will ever replace him being COCO. He brought so much sunshine in our home. As a Beagle, he's a rare kind. I've always wondered what will Coco look like once he has fully grown...
Losing Coco is like losing a special person in our hearts. I cried the most... I took care of him 24/7 when he was sick. I fed him like a child, I made it a point that he gets the nutrition he needs and his medicines on time. I tried so hard helping him to fully recover. But I failed... 

It was relieving to know that my son even took it more lightly than I did... I was scared that he might get badly affected, since Coco was a gift to him from his Dad. 

What caused Coco's sudden passing? It's Pneumonia. Puppies in general, are prone to all kinds of sickness. The first 3-6 months are known to be the critical stages. We thought that Coco was going to make it. Emo came...

Yes, one of the things that held me back from doing what I regularly do was taking care of a sick dog and nurturing a new one. It is an extraordinary experience and it's all worth it. I wake up at 4am in the morning just to clean their dog pan, because I want to make sure that they stay clean and if they're clean, there's less chance for infection. 
My husband and I got caught in some mixed situations that got us so confused. We even had doubts, because we were kinda observing the veterinarian too. There was a point when Coco's vet  was acting as if she was also clueless of Coco's case. It was really bad. Some pet owners advised us to see another vet provided, we get recommendation from Coco's original vet. Another, was the possibility that Coco was already sick when we bought him. Coco stayed with us for about a month. We were very excited because Emo was around. But Coco got terribly sick so they didn't have the time to play together. Kept the 2 dogs apart,  avoiding Emo to get sick too. The 2 dogs are far different from each other. Emo is a loud dog, he loves to run around and he's more playful. Coco barks, but not as loud, he runs but he 'd rather lay down beside his masters.

When Coco passed away, I gave him his pillow. I know that looking at Coco's pillow without him will only break my heart everyday... We never thought that losing a pet was going to be painful like we lost a family member... We went through the very same process, we took a moment of silence and remembered the days this dog made us happy. We grieved.

A friend told us: "That Coco may have been your Papa's (my late father-in-law) Dog from Heaven. He lent you guys Coco to show how much joy a dog can bring. But now, he needs Coco back..."

Our friends know how much we love our dogs. We inspired some of them to get their own Beagles. And it was a touching moment when they sent their comforting messages. It helped us with the healing process.
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 Emo is my husband's gift for me... Emo is a new phase in our lives.
We learned a lot from Coco.  I've moved-on with Emo. Like Coco, Emo is a pleasant dog. He amuses us, he makes me laugh by going after his own tail... Emo is a total angel.

To end, let me share a photograph I found online. I'm using it as my desktop wallpaper. Remember, when I shared that I'ved wondered how Coco will look like once all grown up? this photo also answered my thoughts on how Emo will also look.
Well, this image made me smile today... What do you know... we were given a chance to see the future of our Beagles. It's like Coco and Emo still  together...

7 comments:

jellybelly said...

How sad... when I lost my dog Gus, I was already in my 30s. He was my first pet and I was so sad I took the day off from work. I couldn't stop crying.

Chris said...

i am so sorry to hear that you lost Coco.. it reminds me of losing Jabez.. my first and only dog... anyway, God knows the best.. and now that you have Emo.. may you have many happy memories together! :D

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'm sorry Enchie. i know how it feels to lost a pet. I lost three rabbits that I loved so much. kaya hindi na ako nag-pet ulit, parang di ko kaya pag nawala ulit...

Jes said...

oh sorry ench....

Jhari said...

Mommy Enchie, sorry to hear about Coco :(

simply kim said...

that was so SAD... pets are practically part of our family..

kittykat said...

I can relate to what you've been through..also did the same for my pup Max..he is a pug...I even brought him to an animal clinic and was admitted there..but still he died..it really felt like I lost a close friend..I was so devastated...

 
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