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4 Dog Mother
05-06-2005, 06:41 PM
We had to put Oreo to sleep today. Amy, Carl and I took her to the vets late this afternoon. She had been losing weight and having trouble with so many things. The hardest part that she was growling and snapping more. After talking to the vet, all her health problems combined with that led us to believe that she was in pain and it was time to let her go. She was 15 1/2 years old and the first dog we had with all the kids at home. We will miss her greatly but know that she will be happier at the Rainbow Bridge where she can run and play and not be in pain anymore. Rest in peace, dear Oreo! We will miss you!

finn's mom
05-06-2005, 06:42 PM
:( RIP Oreo.

05-06-2005, 06:43 PM
I'm so sorry :(

Play hard at the bridge sweetie!

05-06-2005, 06:44 PM
So sorry to hear about Oreo. At least she's now pain free and playing with all of our RB dogs.

05-06-2005, 06:44 PM
I'm so, so sorry. :(

05-06-2005, 06:45 PM

im sorry for your loss. but she must of had one heck of a good time with you to have lived that long! :D

PJ's Mom
05-06-2005, 06:48 PM
Oh no. I'm so sorry. :(

RIP Oreo. :(

Buddy Blaze Lover
05-06-2005, 06:51 PM
Oh no, I'm so sorry about Oreo!:( That is so sad...I know, I lost Bandit at 5 too, and I was like, this is WAY too young!! RIP dear Oreo!:(

05-06-2005, 07:24 PM
I'm so sorry. :( May Oreo Rest in Peace.

05-06-2005, 07:29 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. :(


05-06-2005, 07:30 PM
That's so sad, but now she can play pain free and one day you'll see her again. RIP Oreo

05-06-2005, 07:33 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Oreo sure lived to a ripe old age.
Bless her heart. Play young & happy again over Rainbow Bridge Oreo.:( You will be sadly missed sweetie.

05-06-2005, 07:33 PM
I'm sorry for your loss!:(

05-06-2005, 07:42 PM
Rest in peace, Oreo. Play nice at the Rainbow Bridge, now all your aches and pains are gone.

(I moved this to Dog Memorial.)

05-06-2005, 07:52 PM
I just saw this now...I'm so sorry about Oreo! :( Thats horrible!

Rest in Peace dear Oreo! Run free...with the wind and the rest of our dear RB fur-babies! :(


Paula and Lexi

05-06-2005, 07:54 PM
Diana, I am so sorry. :(

Rest in peace, sweet Oreo.

4 Dog Mother
05-06-2005, 07:58 PM
We had to wait for a while at the Vets - they had some emergencies so I took some pictures of her while we were outside waiting.


05-06-2005, 08:09 PM
Aww, sweet old lady.:( Rest in Peace & comfort Oreo.


05-06-2005, 08:15 PM
I am so sorry :( You're right, at least he is pain-free now. Rest in peace Oreo.

05-06-2005, 08:20 PM
Thank you all for your thoughts. Making a decision like this is never easy, and of course something you question over and over. And as hard as it was to let my first puppy go, it was her time. It had only been a few weeks since I last saw her, but to see her today, she looked so old...so skinny, more gray then she has shown in years, and unsteady on her feet. But know she free from the pain, and puppy bounding through the yard again.

LES is getting the best of me. Rest in Peace dear girl.

05-06-2005, 08:21 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace dear sweet Oreo.:(


05-06-2005, 08:29 PM
I am so sorry to hear such sad news.
RIP sweet Oreo.


Ginger's Mom
05-06-2005, 08:50 PM
I am so very sorry :( It is a hard decision, but Oreo knows that you loved her until the very end, and that the decision was made with love. RIP Oreo, you were a very cute little girl, and have fun playing at the Rainbow Bridge.

05-06-2005, 09:19 PM
I am so very sorry for your loss. :( Rest in Peace, Oreo! You will be very missed, and are still very loved!!

05-06-2005, 09:47 PM
I am so sorry :( :( ((((((hugs))))))) Rest in peace, sweet Oreo :(

05-06-2005, 10:57 PM
OH Diana, Carl and Amy...I am so very sorry for your loss. Such a difficult decsion to make. I know Oreo is up there at Rainbow Bridge romping and playing right now. No aches or pains.

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your very dear Oreo.

Hugs to your all.....Robin :(

05-06-2005, 11:02 PM
:( Rest in peace, sweet little Oreo. Rosie will be there to play with you at the Rainbow Bridge- you remember her!

So sorry to hear this, Diana. I haven't seen Oreo for a while, and I must say she looks like she's in pain - so thin too. As hard as it was, you made a very kind decision for her well-being. {{{HUGS}}} to you, Carl, and your whole gang.

05-06-2005, 11:46 PM
sweet OREO is better now... to think she spent her whole life devoted to all of you...:) i'm so sorry for you guys, so we're sending all of our thoughts and big furry hugs to you all...

05-06-2005, 11:54 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this. :( Rest in peace, Oreo.

Cinder & Smoke
05-07-2005, 12:03 AM

Dear Diana and Carl ~

So Very Sorry Dear Oreo took her final journey
to the Rainbow Bridge.

{{{HUGS}}} of Sympathy to you both, and to the Kids, too.

Rest In Eternal Peace, Oreo ...
After raising three kids, and a lot of Furry Brothers and Sisters,
You deserve a rest.
But we're all gonna *miss* you! :(

With Deep Sympathy,

/s/ :( Phred

05-07-2005, 12:05 AM
oreo play comfortably at the bridge you dear thing.

05-07-2005, 12:16 AM
I am so sorry.
Please take care -
you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Godspeed Oreo!

Dixieland Dancer
05-07-2005, 04:06 AM
Love lives forever in treasured memories... may you find comfort in the memories of 15 1/2 years of love and companionship sweet Oreo shared with you. Godspeed to the bridge Oreo.

05-07-2005, 06:28 AM
so sorry to hear this......

05-07-2005, 06:48 AM
Oh No!!
I just saw this....
I am sooo Sorry for your loss....
I know that You ALL Loved Dear Oreo....
Play Hard at The Bridge,Dearest Oreo....
You are pain free now...

My Heart goes out to You & Your Family,Diane.....
I know this is painul

Hugs & Prayers for you all.....And Sweet Oreo!!

05-07-2005, 07:21 AM
I know it is a very hard decision to make, but sounds like it was the right one...hugs

05-07-2005, 07:43 AM
I am so sorry. :( I know it was a hard decision, but it surely was the kindest and most loving. {{hugs}}

Rest in peace, Oreo.

05-07-2005, 02:29 PM
Diana, Ralph & Amy...
How very sorry I am to hear that you had to put Oreo down yesterday. I know what a hard, but necessary decision that is.
I will be thinking of you all, and of course the furkids who are going to miss her.
Take care.

BIG {{{HUGS}}}
Love Anna

05-07-2005, 02:57 PM
I am so sorry for your loss!

RIP Oreo, say hello to Peach for me. She'll run with you. Tell her I still miss her so.

05-07-2005, 10:20 PM
I've been trying to find words to say since I read it when you first posted. I still can't but I wanted to say something.

I remember when I met Oreo I thought she was a sweet old lady. She seemed like a perfect little relaxing buddy.

{{HUGS}} to you, Carl, & Amy...

R.I.P. Lady Oreo

Daisy and Delilah
05-07-2005, 11:17 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Rest in Peace sweet Oreo. You were dearly loved on this earth sweetheart. Play hard at the bridge angel.

05-07-2005, 11:49 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Oreo. :( I'm glad she is pain free now. RIP always, sweet Oreo. You were loved deeply here on earth and are loved deeply still.

(((HUGS))) to you and your family, Diana.

05-08-2005, 02:01 AM
I'm so so sorry about your little Oreo. Like Kater said, it's good she is pain free now, and now she is on rainbow bridge, waiting for you. :(

05-08-2005, 05:38 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. :(:( RIP Oreo.

05-08-2005, 07:38 AM
I haven't been able to find the words to pay tribute to my first puppy. So for now...please enjoy these picture memories of Oreo...

My first puppy...


In her younger days...




Visting me and my house, 2002


I always thought she was part cat...she love to lay on top of furniture!


05-08-2005, 07:41 AM
Other pictures from ~ 2002







05-08-2005, 07:51 AM
A few more recent pictures...




05-08-2005, 08:08 AM
Finally, a few more fromher last day...



I miss you Oreo. I hope you are having a blast running around barking at all the other dogs! Maybe you even have another of those giant rawhide bones...it was so funny to see such a little dog, run with that giant bone her mouth, and leap onto the furniture with it! But you sure did!!

And oh how you loved to shread the newspaper when you were a baby. You'd take a huge pile of it, behind the couch and just tear it to pieces!!! Even when you learned you weren't suppose to tear it, you take the paper and run back there and just make noise...to remind us we weren't focusing on you. Boy did you have us trained!!

You used to love your tug toys (even if it was mom's dish towel!) you'd grab on so tight, I'd pick you up by it and you never let go! What a tough stong girl you were!

You can do all these things again, my baby. You are young and strong again. Play hard girl. I love you.

05-08-2005, 12:03 PM
oh Amy


05-08-2005, 10:30 PM
I am so sorry for your great loss. You showed her that you loved her more than anything by releasing her from her pain, no matter how much it hurt you. Sweet lady Oreo, you lived a long and wonderful life...now enjoy renewed health at RB.
Hugs to you.

05-09-2005, 10:04 AM
Diana and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. :( I'm glad I got a chance to meet Oreo in your home.


Amy, I just saw the pictures. Thanks for sharing those. Oreo had a great life being loved by your family.

05-09-2005, 10:38 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. RIP Oreo. My sincere condolences...:(

05-09-2005, 11:29 AM
Yes Oreo did have a fantastic life with your family. I just read this and was saddened to hear about it. God Bless Oreo and your family. I know this must be a great deal of pain, but just remember that Oreo is in a better place.

4 Dog Mother
05-09-2005, 03:26 PM
Oreo WAS a real characther. We got her when she was five weeks old - a friend who drove for UPS found her in a nearby town on a farm. She was the daughter of a full blood beagle and a poodle - not planned - just happened. Since the pups were not wanted, they kind of fended for themselves - her sister got caught in a drainage tile and died. Five weeks was too young to take her from her mother but she had little or no chance of making it much longer where she was.

So she came home with us. We named her Oreo because of the white stripe down her chest. She trained us rather than us training her. She lived life on her terms. We were too stupid back then to know we didn't have to let her. You petted her when she wanted petted. You never MADE her do anything, bribed, encouraged but never made unless you liked to be bit.
She destroyed more things than all of our others have together. She ate the couch, the chair, shoes, socks, the list could go on.
She did seem to think she was part cat and often sat on top of the furniture.


She loved to shred paper and she loved to grab Carl's shoes and go behind the end table and tear the insole out. Later she would just shake the shoe around to get your attention.

She lived alone with us for the first 12 years of her life. Then Dazzi came to live here. By the time she was 12, Oreo was fat, and arthritis had set into her legs so sometimes she could barely walk - she could no longer jump on the furniture or in the car. Then we added Taggert to our family. Oh, Taggert loved to tease Oreo. He loved to stand outside her cage when she was being fed. She would bark and bark at him to go away but not Taggert! One day she even trapped him in her cage.

Thought you could eat my food did you
Mom, isn't there a back door to this kennel

With the addition of the others and the trips to the dog park, she began to loose weight. And the dog who couldn't make it around the block walked around and around the dog park. Her stiffness went away and instead of getting older she seemed to drop the
years right before our eyes.

4 Dog Mother
05-09-2005, 03:36 PM
As her health began to fail, God gave her some good days too. She hadn't chewed rawhide in years but one night she decided to give it a try again.
She missed her dad while he was gone those 15 months
She loved Dazzi and loved following her around the dog park - no matter what the weather
Here she is sharing the shade with Jack

4 Dog Mother
05-09-2005, 03:50 PM
She was my first little girl (all my dogs before were male) a. She was stubborn from the getgo, cantakerous as she got older, irritating at times and I not sure I always liked her. But I loved her and will miss her terribly!

Cinder & Smoke
05-09-2005, 04:56 PM

Very well said, Mom.


/s/ :( Phred

05-09-2005, 07:50 PM
That's our Oreo!! Miss you, dear girl!

05-09-2005, 07:54 PM
I wanted to share this picture of sweet Oreo that I took.
She was such a sweet old lady. :)

4 Dog Mother
05-09-2005, 08:37 PM
Thanks, Kay and everyone else who has expressed their sympathy. I never thought Iwould miss the old girl this much! I keep looking for her trotting behind me everywhere I went. And I went to open her kennel this morning nad realized that she wasn't there. Tonight when I went to feed the dogs I called "Oreo" and then remembered.....

05-09-2005, 08:51 PM
Diana and Carl,
I am so sorry to have read this sad, sad news.
Please accept my {{{hugs}}} and sympathy from across the miles.

Your stories and pics of Oreo brought tears to my eyes.

Amy - {{{hugs}}} to you too, and to Christie ....

RIP sweet Oreo, play happily at the RB.

05-11-2005, 05:20 AM
i saw this today. i am so sorry that this has happened. please accept my sympathies. joyce

05-11-2005, 10:18 AM
Again, deep sympathy.....what a beautiful tribute! I know how much it hurts.

Tubby & Peanut's Mom
05-12-2005, 09:18 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about Oreo. He was such a cutie pie - thanks for all the pictures Amy.

You are now strong and healthy again, Oreo, so play hard with all your friends at the Bridge.

{{{hugs}}}to Diana, Ralph & Amy. :(

05-14-2005, 07:44 PM
I got this so late but I'm not too late :) I'm very sorry. I got goosebumps and held my tears (for god'sake, I'm in the lab..) I hate to hear it was your first dog. :( :( it's just too strong for me. now I dread for my first ones..can't imagine what you've been going through but that's what a brave lady, you would do for your dear oreo, your words and thoughts. :) again, so sorry. as long as oreo's out of pain! {{hugs}}

05-15-2005, 06:27 AM
Been away for a while and I missed this.

Diana, I am so sorry about Oreo :( She lived and full and happy life and that is thanks to you and Carl.

Rest in Peace, Oreo!

06-13-2005, 07:48 AM
I too missed this Diana. :( Please accept my deepest sympathies in the passing of Oreo. What a life she had, providing years of love and joy, and sometimes a bit of exasperation in the mix ;).

Oreo, run run run like a puppy again at the Rainbow Bridge! I can see you racing around as you have not since you were young! Wait for your family dear girl, and watch over them from above. You are missed by many sweetheart.

06-15-2005, 12:44 PM
I'm so sorry about Oreo.... :(