Mowgli "Moses": Aug, 23rd 1996 - Aug, 31st 2006

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  1. My03Tundra

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    Sadly my Rat Terrier Mowgli did not survive his snake bites from a Diamondback rattlesnake. He was bitten at least two times, if not three on his face. After his bite, he lived for three hours before he died of a heart attack. When he started going into cardiac arrest, they tried to save him. We laid him to rest in our backyard, with a service for him.

    I have to get this out, for my own sanity. It has been hard on the family, because for three years when we lived in Phoenix Mowgli was my Mom's ONLY friend. We got him sick at five weeks old, and my Mom nursed him back to health. He was given to my Dad as a "gift" to walk after his six artery bypass surgery. We've all been crying, balling our heads out and upset. Our house is so quiet, and lonely, without our dogs around. We hope to get our other dog Sparkle back, but it will be extremely hard on her because she loved Mowgli and she'll mourn for him as dogs do.

    Sparkle is at the veterinarian because she got bit as well. She was sitting on the snake when it bit her on her side, near her left shoulder. Mowgli jumped in to save her, and my Mom who was right behind Mowgli trying to get him and save him. He took most of the snake's venom. We had to kill the snake, to protect our family.

    Here is a video of my Mom playing a game she made up with Mowgli;

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    And here he is, with a "cone" on his head, after having eye surgery earlier this year;

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    Mowgli will be missed so much, and I'm glad he is in a better place and not suffering anymore. I hope to see him again some day. I'm crying for him, and the pain my Mother and Father have had to endure over his loss, as I post this.
     
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    Rip :( 
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Losing a pet is hard. :(  You and your family are in my prayers.
     
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    I'm sorry :( 
     
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    Poor little guy. :( 
     
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    Aw, man, thats really sad, my condolences :( 
     
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    poor puppy
     
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    Most people, who don't have pets, don't realize that although they aren't human they are considered part of the family of even a family member. For my Mom, Mowgli was more then a dog she was close too, he was a son to her, and a brother to me in many ways.

    I've been having severe pain episodes, and my GI and neurologist think my health problems are due to Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) from my mononucleosis having damaged the nerves in my lower back. Through all of that, when I would lay on the couch during a pain episode, Mowgli was right there by my side. I'd lay my left hand down and he'd lay right under it so I could pet him and know he was there. Now, he's gone...

    It is so hard, and he'll never be forgotten or how he died. My Mom keeps thinking "he only lived for ten years, he should've lived longer." I agree with her, but then I realize that the ten years we had were full of love, fun and excitement with him in our lives. As a puppy, Mowgli destroyed a couch we had in Phoenix. We through out the couch, but not the dog. :) 

    Thank you all for your kind words and support. Our surviving dog, Sparkle, is back from the vet and is lethargic and sore from all of the drugs they put in her. I can understand how she feels, as I've been in the same situation myself. She is slowly moving around and when my Dad let her our earlier, she walked by Mowgli's grave. She keeps looking around for Mowgli, and is grieving for him.
     
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    Damn, I'm very sorry to hear that, man. My deepest condolences.
     
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    I know how you feel. I too also lost a pet recently. My cat Rusty died of an intestinal infection on July 23rd. It's been hard on my family too. My condolences. :( 
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that:(  No matter what anyone says, it's alwayd hard to lose a pet, I agree they become a part of the family. I know I cried like a little girl for three days when I had to put my cat to sleep when I was a junior in high school...
     
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    I lost a dog about 3 years ag, it was a very sad event. She was almose 16 years old. She was a sweet dog. I miss her a lot. I hope your mourning process goes well.
     
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    Again, many thanks to everyone. We have our recovering dog, Sparkle, and she is recovering slowly. She is laying around, doped up on pain medication while she recovers. Everytime she starts whimpering, I worry about her. Her side and front left leg are swollen still to twice their normal size. Looking at her, you can tell she is hurting. She likely will be hurting for two to twelve weeks. Snake bites on humans or dogs are debilitating, and can cause suffering and problems for years.

    Despite our loss of a family member, we are looking forward as much as we can. We are considering another dog, but a different breed from Mowgli, but it won't be for awhile. Our family is considering an Airedale, because I insist on having a larger dog. I don't think I could deal with a smaller dog, or one smaller then Sparkle.
     
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    My condolences to you and your family. I have Panther:

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    on my lap right now and I know I would really miss him if comething tragic happened to him. Luckily, he sticks close to me whenever I take him outside.
     
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    We have a cat as well, but despite having her from the day she was born in our backyard, we never quite bonded to her like we have our dogs.

    There is a special bond between dog and owner that as I've seen usually isn't there with cats. I love my cat, and I stay up at nights to be with her. I'd cry if she died, but I don't know if it will be like I have for Mowgli.

    My brother bought Mowgli from a breeder for my Dad to have to walk, after having a six-artery bypass when we lived in Phoenix. I have photos of Mowgli as a two pound, two ounce dog that was dwarfed by my Dad's steel toed, size 13 shoes. He got sick, and it was my Mom who nursed Mowgli back to health. They bonded on a deep, emotional, level. It will take a LONG time for my parents to get past the loss of Mowgli.
     
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    Well.. my family couldn't continue without a Rat Terrier in our lives. We got a rambunctious little male dog today, and we named him by chance on the way home.

    Please welcome our new addition to the family, RAMBO!

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    I've nicknamed him Rammy right now, because he is a bit headstrong. He is 14 weeks old and is full of piss and vinegar.
     
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    Rambo's a real cutie.
     

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