Sometimes prayers don’t get answered the way we want them to …

Little Teddy passed away this morning at 6am. He died in the arms of the vet nurse.

We knew of Teddy for only four days. We followed his fight against parvo. We got to know his mummy, Sarah. We all prayed hard for Teddy to fight this terrible illness. But sometimes prayers do not get answered the way we want them to.

Rest in peace, little Teddy. You had been through so much in your short life. Equally you have touched many lives and broken many hearts today.1654328_10154539503880082_7281364386065027290_nRun free now and someday we will see you at Rainbow Bridge.  And there we will teach you how to sit and do all the tricks you never had a chance to learn.  But one thing you did do is make your mummy realise how much she already loved you.

May’s comment: We followed Teddy’s fight with parvovirus the past few days and we were almost there. The virus seems to have been conquered but his little body just couldn’t keep up. Even though we were aware it was a 50% chance – we were all hoping for that 50% miracle.  But sometimes it doesn’t happen the way we want it to.

Unknowingly bought from unethical breeders, Teddy went to his new home rid with parvo. Almost immediately he was ill. His mummy took him to the vets as soon as she could. She spared nothing to give him everything that was needed to make him better. He was definitely fighting the virus but his little body weak with torment finally gave in.

For Sarah  – we’ve only messaged each other and never spoke but with you we grief with broken hearts over a life so quickly taken away.  It must seem like your heart will never mend and it seems just too cruel. There are no answers, but just know Teddy came into this world and into your home to touch many lives – like Darcy’s and mine.

God bless you little Teddy, rest in peace now and run free with all the other doggies at Rainbow Bridge – big and small, old and young.  You will never suffer again.

For Sarah and family, some words of comfort for the loss of your little Teddy –

I will lend to you for awhile
a puppy, God said,
For you to love him while he lives
and to mourn for him when he is gone.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe for two or three.
But will you, till I call him back
take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charms to gladden you
and (should his stay be brief)
you’ll always have his memories
as solace for your grief .
I cannot promise that he will stay,
since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below
I want this pup to learn.

I’ve looked the whole world over
in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd life’s land
I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labour vain
Nor hate me when I come to take my pup back again.

I fancied that I heard them say
“Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done,”
For all the joys this pup will bring,
the risk of grief you’ll run.
Will you shelter him with tenderness
Will you love him while you may
And for the happiness you’ll know forever grateful stay.

But should I call him back
much sooner than you’ve planned
Please brave the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand.
If, by your love, you’ve managed
my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him that you’ve loved,
cherish every moment with your faithful bundle,
and know he loved you too.
– Author Unknown

For Teddy – the world is a brighter place tonight because of all the candles that have been lit in your memory. You touched our lives. IMG_2671

11 Comments

  1. On behalf of everyone at Cockapoo Crazy, please pass our condolences on to Sarah and his family. They do not grieve alone, as the passing of any beloved fur-baby touches all of our souls. Teddy was a beautiful dog, and we are sure he was a beautiful soul. Love, peace, and best wishes.

  2. Miami Malteses

    We are so sad :*-( for Sarah and her family…our deepest condolences…poor little Teddy…parvovirus is such a horrible disease that comes along and steals your precious babies…I hope Sarah will raise hell with whomever she bought Teddy from! It’s their irresponsible breeding conditions that has caused her such heartache and Teddy to suffer…this makes us very angry!…sorry for the rant!

  3. marianne

    Just to think…. we could av been in Sarah’s shoes!!!! if only we go to the breeders with a ❤️ to spare with this beautiful creature God has bestowed upon us. Iam so sorry to hear your loss,Sarah. Theres a big candle lite in our little home for Teddy today….

  4. Margaret Danks

    Run free little Teddy. Although your little life was short, you were very much loved and so many people were praying for you. Xx

  5. Chris

    When I first heard of Teddy’s fight, I did something I do not normally do- I prayed. When I heard he had gone to the Bridge I cried for a good 10 minutes. I don’t cry easy; I am a firefighter/EMT who has seen much I’d rather have not seen. But this reminded me of when we lost my family’s dog, a cockapoo named Max, something that still chokes me up to this day. I soon after I read this gave my own cockapoo, Mickey, a huge hug. I take comfort in knowing I’ll get to see my Max at the Bridge, just as I’m sure you’ll see Teddy again. I’m sure they’re happy, playing there now. God bless and sorry for being so wordy.

    • Miss Darcy

      Dear Chris, you’re in good company. I had someone who wrote in one on the FB pages – I am 36 and a man and I am crying. Something about dogs and poos it seems – they break our hearts so easily. We have shed many tears reading both sad and happy stories – they seem to know how to open our hearts. Teddy is in good company up there. He’s probably wondering what the fuss is all about.

  6. Judith Vogel

    So sad to hear about Teddy’s passing. What a beautiful creature full of heart and soul.
    We send our condolences to Teddy’s family.
    All the Vogels and Bennie too.
    Love,
    Judith, Jim, Jennie and Bennie

  7. Maggie

    Please accept our sincere condolences. I am very very upset. The breeder needs to be severely dealt with. How can anybody who claims to love dogs allow this to happen. Sarah, our thoughts are with you. Xx

  8. Tracey

    Oh no, how terribly sad for teddy & his new mummy & family
    My thoughts & love are sent to them.
    On a maybe controversy note, was teddy from a reputable breeder? And we’re any of his litter mates affected by this awful doggy disease??
    Tracey, Ralph & ruby xxx

  9. Miss Darcy

    Hi Tracey, we know of one other in the litter who seems well but now that they had heard about Teddy’s illness, they are keeping a close watch on her. The breeder as they found out is a gypsy breeder – though they managed to fool everyone by their appearance.

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