dog loss

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dog loss
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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 5:04am
I lost my dog yesterday morning. I can't stop crying and I have to go to work. I can't stop crying. He was just a baby, only 8 mos old. He broke loose and ran after another dog, he was dragging a 20 ft chain with him. I can't find him. I searched for 12 hours, searched and searched and searched -- not even a yelp, nothing. I'm so afraid, I'm freaking out that he's caught in the woods and I can't hear him. I live near a lake and he might have fallen through the ice. His name is Siku. He's a samoyed/husky mix. He's all white. He's my best friend. I can't stand not having him here with me. I don't know what to do. I have an awful gut feeling that he's dead. I went and got the other dog that lured him away and tried to get her to show me where he is, but she was clueless. He's just a loveable playful overgrown baby. I can't function or cope with this. I can't stand him not being here. My boss won't understand if I take another day, but if I go to work all I'll do is cry. I got so attached, I can't believe how much I love that dog.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: sikusbuddy
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 8:24am
I'm so sorry! I know you say your boss wouldn't understand, but if you still have time off, I would say to take it anyways - it's yours to take!

Don't give up yet - if Siku has a long chain on him, he is bound to be relatively easier to find than most lost animals I would think? Put up fliers and signs - definitely...ads in the paper. Check the shelters...please don't give up!

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In reply to: sikusbuddy
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 8:52am
(((Siku's mom))), don't give up hope! Just try to stay focused and positive on finding your furbaby! Have you posted flyers yet? I know how incredibly hard it is to loose a furbaby, but please try everything you can. If you have time to take off of work by all means go ahead and take it. You could use that time to try and find your Siku. What all have you done so far? Maybe we on the board could all brainstorm on ways to find your furbaby!

Hang in there and thing positive! I will be praying for the safe return/rescue of you furbaby Siku!!

Shann

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In reply to: sikusbuddy
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 9:17am
I'm sorry about your losing Siku, I agree with the others about flyers...definetly put some up in your neighborhood. You could also try calling shelters and dog pounds in your town and your surrounding towns in case he left the immediate area. You should also call surrounding veterinarians, if he got hit by a car or hurt someone may have brought him in. Don't forget your newspaper classified's lost & found section.

Since he was dragging his chain, he very well could be caught up somewhere...maybe you could get a couple of friends to help you cover more territory in searching for him. Of course, since he sounds like a beautiful dog and is young, someone may have found him and took him in...I've heard it helps to put "Reward" on lost flyers, that people are more inclined to return animals. Even if it's just a little amount, it's something.

Wishing you much luck in your search, let us know if you find him.

^Magoo^'s mom ~ Marge

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: sikusbuddy
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 11:24am
Oh (((Siku's mom))). I know the pain and anguish that you are going through right now with your little (((Siku))) missing (((((Hugs))))). I am hoping so much that by now he has found his way back home and that you are once again able to relax and shower him with kisses and hugs. Oh my heart goes out to you - I think there are few things more frightening than to not know where one of our furbabies is...it is a very helpless, scary, gut wrenching feeling.

Definitely call all local shelters to report him lost, post flyers with a picture and reward...amybe talk to the postal carriers....anything that you can think of to get the word out!!! And don't stop looking....(((Siku))) may very well find his way home on his own - dogs sometimes just "know" how to find their way home.....but keep actively looking. And I agree - if you need to take time off of work, then by all means do so....(((Siku))) is your family...until you have some closure you will not be able to concentrate on work.

Oh (((Siku's))) mom, I am sending positive vibes your way - your heart must just be in shock right now...I am praying for his safe return to his loving and heartbroken mom.....keep believing...hopefully he is just having a good puppy adventure with no idea of the fear that his mom is in right now...(((hugs))).

Come home (((Siku)))......your mom needs you....

Lori(murphsmom)



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In reply to: sikusbuddy
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 1:41pm
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please, never, ever give up hope. My dear ^Mitsy^ was let out by my children without my knowing and was gone for 45 days and we got her back. We posted flyers, and went door to door in the neighborhood everyday for a week. Also we called all the local shelters and gave her description. One day we got a phone call from a shelter that she had just been turned in. I have heard so many stories of animals missing and they find their way home somehow. Never ever give up hope. I wish you the best of luck. Keep us posted. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Michelle

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: sikusbuddy
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 2:41pm
HE'S HOME!!!!!! He came in about an hour after I posted my message this morning! Dragging his chain along with him too! O my god, I was never so happy. I had woken up about 4 am in tears and it was a river that wouldn't stop. I just couldn't stop weeping and crying for him to come home. I took a shower to try to get the swelling in my face to go down and then put on some make up to cover up the redness. While I was putting on the make up, I heard a whining outside my window. Just as it was registering in my mind, my son jumped up and said there's scratching on the door!! It was Siku! ALL MUD AND BURRS!! He came crawling in on his belly and whimpering. We all cried. I couldn't stop hugging him, I had mud all over me! I took him to the groomer at 11:30 and he's all clean and resting now.

Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers and support! This has really hit home for me. I got a "taste" of what it's like to lose a beloved pet and it has HIT HOME. I hope that I can be a help and support to others. It's a loss like no other!

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In reply to: sikusbuddy
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 2:49pm
YAY!!!!! What wonderful news!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! I bet Siku is going to be getting *really* spoiled now! And a new chain, LOL! Hug your precious Siku tight!

^Magoo^'s mom ~ Marge

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: sikusbuddy
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 9:19pm
Oh Siku's Mom! I am so happy that your sweet furbaby is home with you where he belongs! I just read your original post and my heart was so sad (what you experienced when you lost him is one of my greatest fears) and then I read your update, I can't tell you the joy I felt just knowing your sweet boy was home with you safe and sound!

I am sure he is getting lots of love and affection and is so very happy to be home. What a smart boy to find his way home! Please give him extra hugs from all of us here.

Hugs,

Barbara


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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: sikusbuddy
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 12:57am
(((Siku))) Oh, what a tremendous relief to have your sweet baby home safe and sound. My heart dropped as I read your original post about Siku being missing. Oh, what stories Siku must want to tell you!

You hug your precious pup for me.....if you can squeeze an extra one in! I know you'll be holding him very close after the fear and pain you've gone through.

'Mo's Mom Carol


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In reply to: sikusbuddy
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 5:11am
Siku is doing great. He's all white again after his bath :-) The groomer found clumps of burrs in places you can't imagine! He has been sleeping a LOT. I don't think he's ever gotten so many cookies (biscuits) in one day :-) It was so nice to wake up to him at the foot of my bed this morning. We have this little private one-on-one routine every morning before everyone else gets up. He really loves that and it was awesome to know God gave me back that special time again.

I feel bad (guilty) that I'm posting such happiness on a bereavement board -- I feel horrible and awful for what others go through when they lose their best buddy. I knew that I was really attached but I didn't realize how DEEP the attachment is until this happened. I can only say that losing a pet is NO light matter -- a pet is a true member of the family, a close best friend, a kind of bond that one can't share with another human. I used to be one of those that thought you should get another pet to help through the grief of losing one -- I will never give that advice again! They can't be replaced. Healing has to happen and it takes time -- a long time.

I just want to say again, thank you all so much for your support, encouragement and JOY! You're a real blessing to people out there who have lost a buddy!!

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