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Memories of Poopie Puppy (aka Blade)
01/17/24 - Dropped some new toys for you. LYMY ❤️

11/04/23 - Happy Heavenly birthday, Poopie Puppy!!! 3 years at Rainbow Bridge, you would have been 18 today. Mommy loves you and misses you EVERY day...

08/17/2023 - 3 yrs!!!
How have you been in Heaven 3 years?!!! Sometimes it seems like yesterday, sometimes it seems like a million years ago. I am amazed that I still listen for your mouthiness. I still expect to see you. I still expect you to bring the ball or your leash. None of that matters, really. I still talk to you, sing to you, wish you good morning & good night as if you were physically here. Just know, I will always love you, my gorgeous ginger boy. My Poopie Puppy...

02/02/23 - I miss DaBoyz so much!
128wks & 72wks at Rainbow Bridge.
I love you so much, Poopie Puppy & Stage. I can't wait to see you again...

01/17/23 - 2 yrs, 5 mos
Love you, miss you

12/17/22 - 2 yrs, 4 mos
1 yr, 3 mos,1day
That's how long it's been since you left me.
I love you both so much!
I miss you, Poopie Puppy & Stage

11/4/22 - Happy 3rd Heavenly birthday. You would have been 17 today. Love you, mishu my gorgeous ginger boy...

10/17/22 - Missing DaBoyz so much!
Blade 8/17/20
Stage 9/16/21
Mommy loves you!

08/17/22 - I was planning on saying a bunch of beautiful words but, at the end of the rainbow, I just can't wrap my mind around the fact that you've been gone for 2 years. The weekend leading up to that day, that day in itself. I had so many plans, so many ways that I wanted to send you off. Nothing I had planned happened. There was no last grooming session. There was no sitting outside under the umbrella. Even your last meal was rushed. If I could do anything over on that day, I would have spent more time just hugging you instead of worrying about the business end of things. But since you were the first one that I had ever sent to Rainbow bridge, I didn't know what to do or what I could do. I would have held you for a while afterwards, not worrying about how long I was taking and knowing that the vet was waiting. I could write a book here right now on all of the thoughts and feelings that come back to me. I've been a total mess all day today knowing that I was going to write something. The most important thing is, I just want you to know that I love you and I miss you more than anything. I wish I could have fixed you, made you better. I wish I could have done... MORE.

My gorgeous ginger boy, my Poopie Puppy, my Blade...

07/17/22 - 1 yr, 11 mos (100 wks). Love you, mishu!!!

06/17/22 - 1 yr, 10 mos
(95+ wks), my gorgeous ginger boy. Love you, miss you so much!!!

05/17/22 - 1 year, 9 months!
Love you, miss you!
My gorgeous ginger boy...
My Poopie Puppy...

04/17/22 - 1 yr, 8 mos!
Love you, mishu my gorgeous ginger boy!!! My Poopie Puppy...

03/17/22 - 1 year, 7 months.
My heart is in Heaven. 💕 you, miss you, my gorgeous ginger boy.
My beloved, Poopie Puppy

02/17/22 - 1 year & 6 months!
Love you, miss you, my gorgeous ginger boy. My Poopie Puppy...

01/17/22 - How has it been 17 amonths since you left me? Do you know that I still cry for you everyday? Love you, mishu, my gorgeous ginger boy. My heart - Poopie Puppy...

01/10/22 - 71 weeks in Heaven, Poopie Puppy! Oh how he LOVED the snow! Love you, miss you, my gorgeous ginger boy!!!

12/17/21 - How has it been 16 months?!!! I still can't believe that you're not here. You were my everything!!!. Drill sergeant, playmate, walking buddy, talker, confidant. You were NEVER just a dog to me! Everyone that met you just loved you. I could talk about you forever and I always will. I love you and miss you so much, my beautiful ginger boy, my Blade...

11/17/21 - 1 year & 3 months, Poopie Puppy!!! I still can't believe that you're not here. I can't reach over and touch you, hug you, kiss your beautiful face. I have tried to move on, but I'm not being very successful. I tried to adopt a baby that I thought you sent to me, but it fell through. Perhaps it's too soon? I mean, Stagey Pagey has only been gone 2 months as well. I've told everybody all along that the two of you were my life I don't know how to go home without you...

Hugs and kisses up in Heaven, my beautiful ginger boy...

11/04/21 - Happy 2nd Heavenly birthday, my gorgeous ginger boy. You would have been 16 today!!! I love you and miss you so much, my Blade, my Poopie Puppy!!!

I pray the angels are serving you your favorite homemade puppy pizza, homemade puppy cake & Frosty Paws.

Are you popping red balloons today? You and Stage play nice today! BingBing, Dobby and I are celebrating you down here today...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, you look like a monkey and you smell like one too! 🍕🍨🍰🎈

10/17/21 - 14 months... 😢😢😢
Love you, mishu, my beautiful ginger boy!

9/17/21 - Oh, Poopie Puppy, it's been 13 months since you said so long. I don't know how it's possible, but I miss you more every day.

Now, as you're aware, Stage said goodbye to me yesterday. I hope you met him at Rainbow Bridge? He missed you so much and couldn't wait any longer to see you. I hope the two of you are having the time of your lives, running, jumping and swimming as puppies once again and for furever more!

The 2 of you were my life for 14 & 16 years and I don't know how I will go on without you. I loved you then, I love you now, I love you furever...

08/17/21 - The love affair started on a beautiful sunny day in Conroe, TX in April 2006. I saw him in a Walmart parking lot. He was the one remaining puppy that she was selling that day. He was perfect! As we were discussing payment, I looked over and, as you may have guessed, that's how he got his name - he was pooping. BOL

This boy had so much personality from the time I met him until the moment that he passed. There wasn't a day that went by that I wasn't laughing. When he was little, he would run and slide into first base - you could hear the thump from the other room. He and his older brother, Stage, used to love to play tug-of-war. But that ended when Poopie matured at the age of 2. You see, Stage is an Australian Stumpy tail cattle dog so he is taller and leaner. Poopie was a stocky boy and could now throw Stage around the room.

When leaving the house, we would fill their Kongs with peanut butter, put them in a bedroom together and turn the radio on. Things were fine. Until, they weren't. These 2 started fighting to the death, again as Poopie matured, and that continued for about 10 years. Many ER visits, drainage tubes and scars. I only mention this because, even though they fought, when the scuffle was over, they sought each other out. These two loved each other and spent all of Poopie's 14.5 years together.

Throughout the years we had many adventures. We camped, hiked, walked, swam, traveled back and forth between Texas and Illinois. We played, we sang, we danced, we LIVED, we LOVED! Poopie saw me through many hardships and many successes, ups and downs. He even tolerated his Chihuahua brothers that joined our family.

Poopie could and did play ball for hours. One of my fondest memories is the staircase in our upstairs apartment. I would throw that ball down the stairs and he would chase after it. I would do this 4-5 times and he would always bring it back to me. When he got tired, he would bring it up and lay down with the ball in front of his feet. I would pick that ball up and throw it down the stairs one last time. He would stand up, put his hands on his hips and let out a deep sigh - BOL. He would then take his sweet time going to retrieve that ball. But this time, coming back up the stairs, he would put his ball in his brother's room and lay down in the living room, looking up at me as if say Mom I'm done. If he was not done playing ball or if he felt like he was being ignored, he would take two or three steps backwards and make the cutest little chuffing sound. That beautiful face was too hard to resist. No matter how tired I was, I always played ball with him as long as he wanted to. Walks, too. Miles a day! Important to keep him busy as he did not have a job - he was not a working dog.

So life was good and all was well until one day during a walk he dropped to the ground and couldn't get up. Poopie was 2 months shy of his 9th birthday when this occurred. I sat on the ground with him for a time and then he was able to get up but he was not walking properly. I got him to the vet as soon as possible and an x-ray was inconclusive. His doctor sent us for an MRI. The MRI confirmed that he had had a spinal stroke. The good news is, it was not degenerative myelopathy, however we were told the FCE may or may not resolve. (It didn't.) We already knew at that time that he had left hip dysplasia. It wouldn't be until sometime later that we found out he also had spinal stenosis. So, he had mobility issues for the last 6 years of his life. His new vet in Dallas TX suggested that I put him to sleep, but I wasn't having it. For 6 years I watched my vibrant vital playful puppy turn into an old man. It did not happen overnight. We started with a mobility harness and exercise, laser therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture. Nothing really worked so we just made our own way. I eventually bought him a wheelchair, a hot tub and a swimming pool. We stopped going for our beloved walks about 3 years and stopped car rides 2 years before he passed because he just didn't want to do it anymore. So I did range of motion exercises in the house many times a day. Even through all of this, he was a happy happy smiley boy right up to the end. Even though he was immobile, you couldn't keep him down. I have a video of him actually dragging his back legs to chase and eat the vacuum cleaner while I was sweeping the floor.

I could go on writing forever but I will never be able to convey to any of you what a wonderful boy he was and how much I loved him and how much he loved me. We went through so many trials and tribulations but we somehow muddled through. I won't go into great detail about all the horror stories of the ups and downs, the messes, the anger, resentment, denial, whatever because I want you all to really know him, not the struggles.

He always had a smile on his face because he was a happy boy. He was our drill sergeant, our timekeeper, our talker, our comedian. Everyone that met him, loved him. His fur was so soft and he had a body that you wanted to cuddle - but don't try it, because aside from playtime, he was really a loner and didn't like to be touched. He had a man cave (created after he could no longer maneuver his kennel) which is still standing today. I have not had the heart to dismantle it and I don't let any of the other boyz lay on his bed.

The last month of his life was truly the hardest. I had taken his mobility harness off to wash it and he would not let me put it back on. Since he did not like to be touched, he would not let me pick him up for outside time. The last month he was here he did not even go outside; he had no interest. Life for him that last month was spent on a pee pad on top of his orthopedic bed. He slept there, ate there, drank there, played there (rarely), pottied there.

I had a beautiful day planned but it did not come to pass. His groomer did not want to put him through the torture of a car ride, bath, nails. Poopie was not interested in going outside to the spot that I had lovingly groomed next to the koi pond to let the sun shine on his face one last time. Due to Covid, I do not go out, so my sister was bringing him his Happy Meal & vanilla shake. She got here just minutes before the vet so we had no time to really enjoy these last precious moments - it felt rushed. This is not what I wanted! Poopie deserved so much better! All of that being said, he closed his eyes and he started to dream. He was actually chasing rabbits in his sleep and then he started to snore. Within 2 minutes, my gorgeous ginger boy was gone. It was so beautiful. My boy is finally free from the pain and the body that betrayed him! He is happily running, chasing balls and frisbees, able to once again be the heeler he was born to be.

Thank you Facebook family for reading Poopie's posts every week. As this is his one year anniversary, I may not continue to post every week.

My beloved heart doggie, Blade:
I kiss your Bentley.
I loved you then, I love you now, I will love you furever.
Goodnight boyz:
Stage, BLADE, BingBing, Dobby
Run free at the Bridge, Fluffy Butt, until we are reunited...

"Grief, I've learned is really just love. It's all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes and a lump in your throat and the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go."

08/16/21 - I can't believe it's been 52 weeks since you left me! Tomorrow actually marks your 1 year anniversary. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you, cry and wish that you were still here with us. I broke down this morning as I was feeding everybody. Nobody loved meal times as much as you, Fluffy Butt! Talk, talk, talk... I love you and will miss you FUREVER, my beautiful Blade...

08/09/21 - Oh, Poopie Puppy, 51 weeks. Next week's post will be a prelim to your 1 year anniversary. My heart is dreading it so much. For now, I love you, mishu, my gorgeous ginger boy, my beautiful BLADE...

08/02/21 - 50 wks, gorgeous ginger boy! I am totally numb and still cannot believe you are not here. I miss you so much. <3

07/26/21 - 49 wks!!! 143+
07/19/21 - 48 wks!!! 143+
07/12/21 - 47 wks!!! 143+
07/05/21 - 46 wks!!! 143+
06/28/21 - 45 wks!!! 143+

06/21/21 - 44 weeks since you left me!!! Sometimes I think I'm forgetting you but then you come to me in a dream, no matter how awful it is. All weekend long I kept being woken up to your last day and your final moments. Then I just get wrecked all over again. I love you and miss you so much my beautiful ginger boy...

06/14/21 - It's been 43 weeks today since you left us, Poopie Puppy. My heart is still shattered, I miss you so much. Today is especially hard because today is the day that Stage has let me know that he's ready to come and play with you. You see, he has never gotten over losing his buddy, his body is failing and he is just as tired as you were that day. I just don't know how my life can go on without the two of you...

06/07/31 - 42 wks!!! 143+
05/31/21 - 41 wks!!! 143+

05/24/21 - Week 4-0!!! :-(
Love you, miss you, fluffy butt. We miss you so much!!!

05/17/21 - 9mos ago today was our last day together. I still wish I could have done things differently. I just want you and need you to know how much you were and are still loved. You still wanted to be here mentally but your body just gave up. I miss you so much my, gorgeous ginger boy! I fear that Stage will join you soon because he still isn't over you either. I could write books about you. I try to focus on all the good times, and there were so many, but your last days just plague me. I will never get over you!!! I fear I will never be the same. I just want to be with you. My heart is so broken. I love you so much!!!

05/10/21 - Happy Mother's Day?
I think not. YOU were not here. Your human brother was not here. Your 3 remaining canine brothers did their best but they feel the emptiness, too. 38 weeks without you, Poopie Puppy...

05/03/21 - I didn't want you to go but you were so tired, my beautiful, brave boy. I love you so much! 37 wks...

04/26/21 - 36 wks!!! 143+
04/19/21 - 35 wks!!! 143+
04/12/21 - 34 wks!!! 143+
04/05/21 - 33 wks!!! 143+
03/29/21 - 32 wks!!! 143+

03/22/21 - 31 weeks! NOT any easier. Still hurt, angry, resentful. I just want you back. I miss your beautiful eyes, your soft fur, your bossy voice. I can't do this without you Poopie Puppy

03/15/21 - 30 wks!!! 143+
03/08/21 - 29 wks!!! 143+
03/01/21 - 28 wks!!! 143+

02/22/21 - 27 wks! Love you, mishu beautiful boy...

02/17/21 - Poopie Puppy / Blade / my gorgeous ginger boy / fluffy butt / beefalo / hamburger face - my HEART! 6 months ago, your precious body told me it was time to send you home to the angels. I will feel forever guilty but I know you are in a wonderful place. I love and miss you more than mere words can express.I will never be over you.

02/15/21 - 26 weeks! Sweet Poopie, it's mommy again.
Wishing you were here with us tonight. I miss your beautiful voice! I love you so much, baby...

02/08/21 - 25 weeks! I love you more today than I did yesterday. I miss you so much, my gorgeous ginger boy...

02/01/21 - Poopie Puppy, Puppy Poop, poodoop, poop, padoop poop (one of his many songs)... You left me 24 weeks ago. Not a moment goes by without a thought of you. I miss you so much! Thank you for the sign from Heaven last week. I love you, fluffy butt <3...

01/25/21 - 23 weeks! It hit me especially hard today. As I was preparing meds for the month, I forgot that you were no longer here and I added yours to the mix. It's still excruciating to fill only three food bowls twice a day. I will never get used to the fact that you're not here, spouting orders and talk, talk, talk... I miss you so much, my Poopie Puppy. My gorgeous ginger boy. My fluffy butt. My beautiful Blade...

01/18/21 - 22 weeks today (5 months yesterday), you left me. Poopie Puppy, you are so missed! I cannot look anywhere without seeing some part of you. I want to hold you, kiss you, sing to you. I love you so much!!!

01/16/21 - You were our drill sergeant who kept us in line and on schedule. You played hard! You were the talker - it's so quiet here now. Even though the spinal stroke struck you down at 8 years, you never seemed to let it phase you. Fluffy Butt, you hung on fiercely for another 6 years! Your mind was still sharp, you still WANTED to play and your appetite was still voracious. However, your beautiful little body wasted away and betrayed you. I still feel so guilty for having to make the decision for you. I will never get over sending you away. You were my everything for 14.5 years! Stage is also missing you. You and your brother were together your whole life. Anyway, no more pain. No more mobility issues. No more indignities! I love you more than words could ever say. Praying you are happy fetching balls, catching frisbees and walking/jumping/running in Heaven with the angels?

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