I got her from Dachshund Rescue,
She was supposed to be a gift for my roomate
she hurt her back and became disabled,
Put her down the Vet said
I took her home
I carried her outside to go potty,
I turned her over in her bed when she got antsy
she slept on my chest all day
then she started to sit and beg
to try to move and be a dog
so I bought her a wheelchair
we went for walks, both crippled
she chased a cat, she had a life
Other People's Thoughts
Thank you, that is so awaking and fresh. Recently dignosed with nerve dysterphy and your little poem was a brite spot!
— lruwwe Sunday May 14, 2006 #
In so many ways this is one of the happiest things I have seen lately! To know that someone took the time (and money!)to help this dog “walk” again, experience a sense of freedom and normal happy dog-life is very heartwarming. She looks really happy and healthy! Thanks for sharing this story.
— Clare Sunday May 14, 2006 #
God Bless you. What a touching story.
— Virginia Sunday May 14, 2006 #
Life is precious, Life is sweet!
— Sandy Jones Sunday May 14, 2006 #
Thank you for touching my heart—you did not givr up on the doggie, and he loved you for your efforts. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I hope you can find another pet to love and be loved by.
— Noran Monday May 15, 2006 #
I miss my dog so much that when I read your post I cried and cried. You are a wonderful person to give so much to such a beautiful creature. I bet in doggy heaven he misses you too. Please get another dog, you have so much to share and you deserve the love some doggie is just waiting to give you!
— Isabel Sunday May 21, 2006 #
You are never crippled in your dog’s loving eyes. I can tell you never saw the dog as any less a companion either. Your poem has warmed my heart. Thanks.
— Annie B Friday May 26, 2006 #
I thought your poem was very heart warming. mAY GOD BLEESS YOU And may he provide you with yet another wonderful companion! I hope you have a fantastic 2007
— Leann Sunday January 14, 2007 #
You don’t know me, but i found this on google and your real story touched me.
Sorry about that lovely dog.
Your dog is so gorgeous.
I am 12 years old and feel like crying. I nearly did, your dog is beautiful and i hope you are ok.
I hope she is ok.
I wish i could help
:) @>——- (That is a little rose to show how touched i am)
— Shannon Wednesday April 4, 2007 #
Thank you so much for helping your dog.. I am 11 and I have night mares all the time about dogs because I love them and I would give my life up for my dog... I love you charlie, buffy, lucy!! And Shannon, we feel the same way...
— Sophie Sunday May 6, 2007 #
GOD BLESS YOU
— Allanah Friday May 18, 2007 #
AW THAT IS SO SWEET I FEEL SO BAD FOR YOU THANK YOU FOR GIVING A POOR DOG A LIFE. I TOO AM AN ANIMAL LOVER.
— Chelsea Friday June 15, 2007 #
thank you for taking care of this beautiful poor dog.
— ashely Thursday November 1, 2007 #
I came on to look at hurt dogs because my dog also got, hurt, or should i say attcacked by a pitbull i am so sorry about your dog. That is a really touching story.
— Enna Thursday November 22, 2007 #
I feel sorry for you. My dog got hurt too on the motorway by a truck.
— Martin Mcfarlane Friday December 7, 2007 #
You can tell in her eyes that she is wise, just like my little toy poodle, Sweetpea.
Sweetpea was rescued from a terrible life as a breeding dog who only lived in a cage and never touched grass or learned how to eat from a dish until God’s angels decided to let her live with me.
Now she is feeble and old and her spine is curling up and she needs a wheelchair. She is about 5 pounds. Would you consider selling your chair to me?
firstname.lastname@example.org is my email if you care to contact me.
— Cindy Martel Friday January 4, 2008 #
This is such a sad story. ): I know how it feels to lose your dog. I hope you now have another companion to make you happy. That is such a lovely photo!
Sorry for your loss. ):
— Elaine Saturday February 16, 2008 #
Put her down is what I said, looking at my friend’s dog while she tried to drag herself across the yard. And I looked and looked and looked and looked and then I saw. I saw a little dog with so much life and determination that the puppy reminded me of me. Now I am in the process of trying to find or create a suitable wheel chair so she can live her life with a bit more dignity.
— Colin B Maharaj Sunday January 11, 2009 #
The Saddest Thing I Own is a 2005 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It is supported by the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial and in recognition of the valuable contributions of artists to society.