My Tuffy died today

by Iris
(Campbell,CA USA)

Thursday March 15,2018 6:46AM

Angels have him he smiled when they took him rip. My heart my good boy. You took care of me, always be with me. I love you Tough Guy "Tuffy" Coton.

12/26/07 -3/15/18
On Friday he had his booster shots, rabies,distemper,parvothe Vet said you have a healthy dog, he just needs his teeth cleaned. On Saturday hw tapped me on the arm and looked in my eyes, he could not eat or drink and was lethargic. On Sunday he began vomiting profusely,over 20 times.Tuffy was weak and dehydreated. We went back to the Vet, he was rehydrated and injected with medicines for acute pabcreatitis and infected liver, we had to go back again for more rehydration and additional stronger meds. Tuffy was in a lot of pain . I was instructed to feed him honey for energy and give him water and meds with a syringe, poor Tuffy was bloated from the inflamed liver and in extreme pain, He suffered and got so weak he could not walk.

He died suffering for hours,on my bed in my arms this morning. I am distraught and beside myself without my good boy Tuffy. He will be cremated and returned to me in a box in two weeks. He was my heart.ā¤ļøšŸ¶šŸŒ¹ Iris Miller

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Apr 16, 2018
Love & Compassion
by: Iris Millet

My heartfelt thanks to our Coton family for all the love and compassion for my loss by the painful death of my dear Tuffy Coon.My emotional assistant, my heart, the rock of my life
It has been a month since he died. The loss is more painful and the tears keep flowing.
My ten years of dependence on Tuffy who Was with me since he was four weeks old , has left me as if It were a drug addicted dependency, now going through a very painful withdrawal. I have trouble downloading pictures here. I will email them to Gale to help get my Tuffy pictures posted.
I love you all and your sweet and darling Cotons.
Stay in touch.
Love Iris in memory of my Tough Guy "Tuffy" Coton de Tulear
Born Dec.26,2007-died Mar.15, 2018 r.i.p. Good boy Tuffy

Apr 15, 2018
Confolences for Tuffy
by: Leslie Hawkins

Hello Iris,
My heart goes out to you and your loss. I love the Rainbow poem. It is comforting and I think true. You gave Tuffy an incredible loving life. I am in tears as I write this. He was so lucky to have you, as you also were indeed lucky to have him.
Know that you did all that you could. You did everything right.
I am also saddened as I see that you live in Campbell CA. When Jasper and I joined this site, we lived in Oakland CA. If I still lived there, Iā€™d ask if I could come and see you and hold you. Alas, Jasper and I are in NC now.
We all on this site support you. Perhaps you can get a framed pic of you and Tuffy on one side and this poem on the other side.
On another but possible related note, I have been watching the truth about Pet Cancer this week (7 parts). It talked about how small pets are probably being overly vaccinated in this country. It is required by law and groomers and boarding facilities, Etc. So we almost have no choice but to vaccinate. The timing makes me suspect that the vaccinations and his departure could be related.

Mar 18, 2018
by: Connie

My heart breaks for you. RIP Tuffy.

Mar 18, 2018
Unbroken bond
by: Iris

Today i am inconsolable.
I just opened a new box of blackberries and said oh no, moldy already? Then i took a closer look
and Swear to G-D
Tuffy is right in the middle of it smiling back at me !!!! šŸ¦‹

Mar 18, 2018
Sincere condolences
by: Pat

Iris, I'm so sorry to hear about your Tuffy. I know it is shocking and upsetting to you especially since he had a good vet visit and then suddenly got sick. My heart goes out to you. You know your Tuffy loved you as much as you loved him. It's not right that our pets don't live as long as we do. Please accept my sincere condolences. Tuffy is watching over you now.

Mar 18, 2018
Thanks to our Coton family
by: Iris Miller

Much love and geatitude to our Coton family. Many of you know from the previous life events I've shared about Tuffy and how much we've been thraough over the years. Still, he recovered from seveal illnesses and surgeries and remained a happy playful pup and serious about his job being my emotional service animal. We were together 24/7. Iappreciate all of your kind thoughts and support. Because this last illness was sudden and deathly I am devastated and still in shock over the loss of my loving companion . He suffered horribly for five days in excruciating pain, injected with half a dozen useless medications. I could not leave him at the Vet hospital, they were not set up with overnight care. I took him home, crushed pills and fed it to him with a syringe The Acute Pancreatitis and subsequent inflamation liver infection took his strength, starved and dehydrated him.even after three hydration treatments.I was helpless,holding him after he collapsed and to weak to stand, he groaned and wimpered asd struggled for each short little was truly horrible to experience my poor Tuffy's death. May he now please rest in peace. Mommy

Mar 17, 2018
by: Anonymous

I am so cut to heart by your loss. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.You're poor Tuffy. My heart feels heavy. Please accept my condolences.

Mar 17, 2018
Beautiful Tuffy xx
by: Jacquie Thompson

I am so so sorry for your loss of Tuffy ,I'm sorry he suffered . This breaks my heart or you .
I wish I could help you ,I know the pain you are living right now it's unbearable .I'm so sorry .
I wish they could live with us till the day we die . My beautiful Charly died almost 2 years ago and my heart won't mend ,I miss him everyday . But I'm so glad he came into my life as you are with Tuffy . They are a gift from heaven !
I hope you are ok ,if you need a chat I'll be right here . please please breath and know that he loved you so much and will always be right there by your side XXX so so sorry

Mar 16, 2018
by: Anonymous

My prayers and thoughts are with you. I have been in your shoes several times, nothing soothe the pain you feel. Just know he will always be with you and will meet you at the rainbow bridge one day. Sending you hugs šŸ¤—

Mar 16, 2018
by: Wendy

I'm so sorry to hear about Tuffy, Iris. It's hard to understand how one minute he's healthy and the next day he's not. Sending a prayer for comfort.

Mar 16, 2018
Sorry for your loss
by: Joanne

So sorry for your loss. They are in your heart and so dependant on us. I, too, worry about too much vaccine at one time. They say it is safe, but...
Two years ago I lost my Scarlett during a teeth cleaning. She drowned as the tech did not have the dam placed properly and all the fluids went in her lungs. Vet apologized and paid for cremation but he killed her. Still not over that one. Reported him but slap on the wrists.

Mar 16, 2018
Dear Tuffy hope this helps.
by: Maria

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of all its beautiful colors.
Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
hills and valleys with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place.
There is always food and water and warm spring weather.
The old and frail animals are young again.
Those who were sick, hurt or in pain are made whole again.
There is only one thing missing,
they are not with their special person who loved them so much on earth.
So each day they run and play until the day comes
when one suddenly stops playing and looks up!
The nose twitches! The ears are up!
The eyes are staring and this one runs from the group!
You have been seen and when you and your special friend meet,
you take him in your arms and hug him.
He licks and kisses your face again and again -
and you look once more into the eyes of your best friend and trusting
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together never again to be apart.

Author: unknown

Mar 16, 2018
So sorry
by: Narita

My heart breaks for you. I know how I feel about my bill and how these wonderful little fur babies bring so much to our life. As you grieve. Big hugs

Mar 16, 2018
by: Anonymous

So sorry to hear that you beloved friend is gone. I can tell you that I feel your pain. I can not imagine how hurtful it must be to go through something as unexpected as his early departure. To many vaccination at the same time is really not good but many vets are trying to squeeze as many as possible to make money. Soooo very sad. Keep strong,you are not alone in your pain. Yolanda

Mar 16, 2018
Sweet Tuffy
by: Gale

Iris, I'm so sad to hear this heartbreaking news. Tuffy feels like family - you've shared so much of his life with us and I feel like I knew him. I pray that you find peace and can find some comfort in knowing that Tuffy had an amazing life with a mom who loved him so much. Sending love and prayers so you can get through this difficult time. ā¤ļø

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