RIP My Baby Boy, Orr

by Jenn Potvin
(Lynn, MA)

RIP my baby boy 5-15-2010 ~ 7-28-2011

Orr passed away at the vet while going to get neutered. Before he was even put under he had a massive heart attack. They are not sure what caused it but it’s such a tragic loss.

I can't even believe this happened. I'm so hurt so angry such at a loss of words. My heart aches and I don't know what to do. I wish I never took him..... :((

If tears could build a stairway, And memories were a lane, I would walk right up to Heaven to bring you home again. No farewell's were spoken, No time for goodbye, You were gone before I knew it, And only God knows why.

My heart still aches in sadness, And secret tears will flow, What is meant to me to lose you, No one will ever know.

Total German Shepherd:

Dear Jenn,

I am so, so sorry for your loss. What a terrible thing to have happen. But it could have just as easily have happened as he sat at your feet, as you slept or while you fed him a treat. But either way, when a beloved companion passes so swiftly, it will make you question yourself, I know.

But please don't blame yourself because there is no way you could have ever expected or known what was going to happen. And as it turns out, maybe it was the best thing that this did happen while he was at the vets office - at least now you know what happened to him - just not why.

And maybe this fact alone might just save you some doubt, questions and just give you a better understanding of why Orr went as he did. It probably won't make things any easier now, but maybe in the future it will give you a little more peace of mind.

At any rate, it is never easy to lose a beloved pet and I am so terribly sorry for your loss but I do thank you for taking the time to share him with us all here. And as I sit here all teared up typing I hope you feel better soon and that your grief soon turns into joyous memories as you remember all the good times you had with your baby boy - your gorgeous German Shepherd, Orr.

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Aug 04, 2011
by: AnnMarie

You know my heart aches for your loss Jenn. Treasure the memories of the wonderful dog you had so much fun with.

Aug 03, 2011
by: Lt. Ronald McCarty Ret.

I wish I never took him..... :((
What a statment!Think of it this way: God alowed you to care for one of his children for the short time that Orr had on this Earth. What a privledge!
More importantly Orr left this Earth having been loved by you.
We can never explain why, but I assure you that you are one of the many including myself that have had the same awful experience. My Stanley was killed on 01-19-2009 and I miss him more now than before and cry often asking,"Why?"
You will never get over Orr and you will never stop crying for him. We as German Shepherd Dog owners and all dog owners for that matter must believe that this separation is only temporary. Most of us do believe that life dosen't end with death hear on Earth.
Orr will be in your heart and I'm sure he would appreciate it if you rescued one of his brothers or sisters. Orr can never be replaced but his legacy will cary on in your heart.
Smile, everything has a purpose. Orr taught you how to love and his Spirit will be waitng. After you cry for him, SMILE and tell him how much you love him. Smile, for Orr is waiting for you. Smile for God chose you to care for Orr. Smile, God chose you to return Orr to Heavon. Smile for both God and Orr chose you. God Bless you and Orr-it's only the beginning!

Aug 03, 2011
Thank you!
by: Jenn

Thank you for all your kind words. I truly do believe there was a reason god took him so young and I'm blessed it happened at the vet and not at home or out in the yard. Its just so devastating that my baby is no longer here.
He was such a sweet loving baby boy.... RIP momma's angel..

Aug 03, 2011
by: Mark

Orr was part of your family and will be missed but not forgotten. The pain will ease. RIP

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Aug 03, 2011
Your Beloved Baby Boy, Orr
by: Linda A - St Louis

I am so sorry for you and your Beautiful Orr. It's not fair that God took him so earyl from you and I know you are in pain and as time goes, your heart will start to mend. I know you will always love him and miss him. In time you think about him or see his picture, blow him a kiss and smile. God must have needed another Angel in Heaven. Take care...

Aug 02, 2011
by: Anonymous

How devestating. I am so very sorry and my heart goes out to you.

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