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I still miss my Katie


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#1 OFFLINE   jeanmc

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:20 PM

It has been two years since my Katie was taken from me too soon and I still miss her so much it hurts.
Two years ago on the Wednesday before Memorial Day weekend I took Katie to the vets for an anal expression. The vet tech was taking her from me and putting on what I call the noose, I told her if she was using that to hold on tight because she would try and jump and end up hanging herself. Well instead of taking her down the stairs she took her around outside and put her down to open the door and Katie slipped her harness. The next thing I heard was yelling for Katie and I ran out to see her running down the middle of Route 1. My family and I spent the next four days searching and always just missing her by moments. On her last day we starting at 5 am searching till noon I stopped in St. Judes to pray and went home to take care of Abigail as soon as I got home I got a call she was in St. Judes parking lot I am 40 minutes away and called the ACO on my way there. The ACO had tried to catch Katie and of course could not, by the time we got there she was gone and while the ACO was showing us where she chased her I thought to myself she is always the opposite of where we are and I went in the other direction. Well a car pulled over and asked if I was looking for a dog she nearly hit, she brought me to where it was and again no Katie we searched for a few more hours and again as soon as I got home I got the call she was sighted a few blocks away "prancing" down the side of the road. That evening the ACO set out a humane trap so when I got the call at 2 am I was so happy only to hear the police say she was injured could the ACO take her to E-vets. My Katie had been hit by the commuter train and was still alive but we needed to say good-bye which my oldest daughter and I did we got to touch her beautiful tiny little body and kiss her. I am sorry my story is such a mess I am still a wreck trying to tell it.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:41 PM

Oh Jean I'm so sorry to hear your story. I don't think I ever heard Katie's story before. I have tears in my eyes hurting for you and for her. What a horrible ordeal that must have been. Having lost my Tara to a car, I can imagine the pain you've gone through. Run free, dear Katie.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:49 PM

Jean, my heart broke when I read Katie's story. I also have not heard it before. How awful to lose your little girl like that.
She knew you loved her very much & were there for her. She will be waiting for you on the other side.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:25 PM

I am SO SORRY to read your story about your Katie. So many of us know what it is like to loose a precious part of our lives like you did.

I also have lost my "heart dog" Fig, and I can't tell you that the feeling of loosing Katie will be any better anytime soon. Meanwhile, I have a SWEET precious BooBooKitty to keep me company now.

My thoughts are with you.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:55 PM

Gosh...I couldn't even breathe while reading your story....I'm so very sorry. I too can't tell you that it gets any easier.....it's been almost 6 years since Star passed of old age...and I still get very sad when I look at her pictures or see her on a video....and that was a natural passing. You were a great Mom to Katie....and at the end of the day, it's the good memories that you have to look back on and smile about. ((((hugs))))
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:36 PM

sad.gif Such a sad story. I am sure Katie is in doggie heaven running and happy as can be!
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:28 AM

I should NOT have read this at work!

I'm so, so sorry, Jean--though I'm glad you got to see her again. I can "read" your love for little Katie in every word of your post...so I know she must have felt it from you every moment you had with her. <3
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:49 AM

Yep, Wendy, you should NOT have read that at work. I know how much like me you are... and I know how my heart is hurting for Jean right now. And I know there are tears.

Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. But I am glad you were able to hold Katie and "let her go" with love and comfort. It does get somewhat easier with time (We loved our Tessie into the "Kingdom" a year and 2 days ago.) but it never gets easy.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:36 PM

Jean, I did not know you were Katie's mom! I heard that horrible story at Mary's playdate just after you lost Katie! Alex and I both have one of the Katie's Search and Rescue t-shirts that Mary had made and because of your Katie, Mary started the search and rescue team and we all committed to coming out if needed to help other dogs and owners like you and Katie!
I hope I get to meet you this summer at Mary's house. We won't be at the first playdate because I have a TTouch class with mariah but we will be at all the others.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:42 AM

my heart totally broke when reading this. i am so sorry of your tragic loss. Katie will always know how much you love her. Much love to you.. <3
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:20 AM

Katie was my heart dog, when I got her from rescue she was ours from the moment she walked in the door absolutely no adjustment period it was like she had been with us always.
I want to thank everyone for their kind words, but I also want to somehow say that I am sorry that I have cried reading your rememberances but could never repsond because as in now it brings the pain back to the surface.
Doreen-I hope to meet you at one of Mary's party, I also hope our Katie's friends t-shirts are able to stay in the closet.




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