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K2
08-20-2008, 06:19 PM
I struggled with weather or not to post this, but then thought that my little guy deserves to be remembered here.

I helped Paddington to the bridge this morning. He had gone downhill fast and after pretty much every test availabe(no matter what the cost), several Dr's agree that he he did in fact have WHS and(this was a recent development)he also had a tumor that was pressing on his brain.
Dr. Sam was awesome(as usual) And as much as I wanted to be there with him....I just couldn't do it(I guess I'm just not as strong as I wanted to be) Dr. Sam made a little pawprint in clay for me. She even cried and gave me a hug.

Anyway, I'm sad....but relieved. The "moment" that many have told me about happened and I'm at peace....but I miss my little guy.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/2714516842_4872a7ca50.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/special328k/paddington/paddington019.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/special328k/0238c485.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2008/2065157961_b5637bbbff.jpghttp://farm2.static.flickr.com/1219/1031869335_b08361e646.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/special328k/game2009.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/special328k/c31ac328.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/special328k/raw017.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/special328k/paddington009.jpg
And my favorite:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/special328k/pip023.jpg

Goodbye, my little man. I :love9: you and miss you already.

samandissy
08-20-2008, 06:55 PM
:candle: :candle3: :candle2:R I P Little Paddington. I am so sorry, Karen, but you did the kindest thing to your sweet little friend.

areese
08-20-2008, 07:19 PM
I'm so sorry, Karen.
I am sure he is at the bridge, happy and running as fast as his stubby legs will go, digging holes and eating wormies :) Visiting loved ones that have gone on before us...
Gosh he was the cutest creature EVER!!!!
RIP, little hog.

TheDoxieHaus
08-20-2008, 07:26 PM
R.I.P Paddington.

You did what was best for him. I'm sure the decision wasn't made lightly.

Otto'sMom
08-20-2008, 07:49 PM
He is at peace now, and I sincerely hope you can be too.:candle:

Barb
08-20-2008, 08:22 PM
You absolutely should have posted this - even being a newbie, I would have been upset to not know - he has been part of this board since I have been posting. I have learned to love those sweet hedgies through this board. Godspeed sweet Paddington..... your mommy posted some awesome adorable pictures of you. Hugs to mommy too.....

JanUet
08-20-2008, 08:23 PM
I know how difficult it was for you to help Paddington to the bridge.
I share in your grief.
We can be comforted in knowing that he is in the loving hands of his Nana :hearts:

RIP Paddington Peanut Kingsley
We love you and miss you :hug99:

LUVMYGUNNER
08-20-2008, 08:24 PM
RIP little guy.

Anatresia
08-20-2008, 08:25 PM
:candle: I'm so sorry, Karen.

Alex's Mom
08-20-2008, 08:30 PM
Oh Karen, you absolutely should post this!!! Except that it's so sad...but take some comfort in knowing that you did everything you could, and in the end, made the decision that was best for him. We all :hearts: Paddington...those pics show that he had such character!!!!! He'll be waiting at the bridge when you get there...run free, little hog, godspeed. :candle2: and many many many :hug99::hug99::hug99: for the Paddington Hog-shaped hole in your heart.

lotsadox
08-20-2008, 08:35 PM
:hug99: :hug99: :hug99: Karen. What a wonderful tribute to a sweet little guy. He will be missed by everyone.

I"m so glad that you posted this. You did everything possible for him right up to the end. He even got a trip to the beach!

:candle3:

Mama S.
08-20-2008, 08:40 PM
Can't.Not now.
Love you Karen

Jen
08-20-2008, 09:02 PM
I am so sorry Karen, his time here was too short. We will all miss seeing that adorable little face. You gave him a wonderful home, and a kind end. :candle: for Paddy and a :bighug: for you.

Frzframe
08-20-2008, 09:04 PM
awww Karen, I'm so sorry. You did the very best by him. :hug99: :hug99:

RIP little fellow. :candle3:

alfina
08-20-2008, 09:18 PM
I am so sorry about your loss. That's a great tribute to your little one

Two Red Smooth's
08-20-2008, 11:38 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss, but I thank you for doing the right thing for him.

Patt
08-21-2008, 12:15 AM
Karen,

That is a beautiful tribute to Paddington. I will light a :candle3: for his journey to the Bridge. Thank you for sharing his pics.

Many :hug99: :hug99: :hug99: at this difficult time.

Jacqueline
08-21-2008, 01:50 AM
Those are wonderful photos of sweet little Paddington, and show how much you loved him. I am so glad you shared them with us, since he was a part of our families, too. It's a tough decision to help them cross the bridge, and you did the best thing for him, making it easy for him when it wasn't for you.

:candle3: R.I.P. little Paddington, and thanks for all the smiles you gave us.

Rileybugg
08-21-2008, 03:12 AM
I'm so sorry. Those pictures have so much joy in them, I hope they can bring some comfort to your heart. He looked like such a little character. Thank you for sharing them.:hug99: :hug99: :hearts: :hearts:

Lisa
08-21-2008, 06:18 AM
What a lovely tribute to your special little guy. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. :bigrayz: :bigrayz: :bigrayz: :bigrayz: for your broken heart :heartbk:

bittyup
08-21-2008, 06:54 AM
WHAT A LOVELY TRIBUTE.I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LITTLE BUDDY. WHEN HE GETS TO THE BRIDGE MY TWO SWEET HEDGIES WILL BE WAITIING TO PLAY.:candle: A BIG BRIGHT CANDLE FOR PADDINGTON AND LOTS OF:hug99: :hug99: :hug99: :hug99: :hug99: FOR HIS MOM.

wawailc
08-21-2008, 07:18 AM
What a lovely tribute to your little guy! :bigrayz: :bigrayz: :bigrayz: for your wounded heart. An absolutely stunning little hog!

bsquared
08-21-2008, 09:31 AM
I'm so sorry! :hug99: RIP Paddington! :candle2:

Tex
08-21-2008, 09:43 AM
I'm so sorry Karen!!!

:candle2:Godspeed Paddington

Rae
08-21-2008, 09:58 AM
you are in my heart.
always.

Azaren
08-21-2008, 10:29 AM
A :candle3: for dear little Paddington. :hug99: :hug99: for you

Kasianni
08-21-2008, 10:35 AM
:sosad:to hear about Paddington. :candle3:

oceangirls
08-21-2008, 11:32 AM
Of course you should post it - Paddington is an important part of DLC :hearts:

:candle: for your little hog. I am so sorry, Karen :(. He will be waiting for you in your heart until he can feel your hand stroking him again.

Michelle
08-21-2008, 12:37 PM
OH Karen, I am so sorry. I did not know that Paddy was sick, :hug99: :hug99: :hug99: to you and I think fostering is a great idea to help you get over your loss!!

oceangirls
08-21-2008, 07:57 PM
:wow: I am just now seeing the pics since I can't view most photo hosts at work. Those are fantastic!! I am not sure which is my favorite. I think I am torn between the one where he's sitting in the baseball cap and the one where he's in the middle of all the hedgie keychains. Like a little hedgehog sundial or clock :D And of course the ones with Pippit and Mom :hearts:

happy memories!!

Tanya
08-21-2008, 11:28 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss. :( RIP Paddington :candle:

K2
08-22-2008, 04:59 PM
Thanks everyone, for your kind words. This was not a decision I made lightly(as many of you know) I struggled with this for weeks.

I wanted to post the last picture I took of Paddington, the night before he went to the bridge.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/2786857873_2f997d9f20.jpg

I miss his Hedgie kisses......

michelehbc
08-22-2008, 05:13 PM
OH :sad2: I am so sorry for your loss :sosad:


Healing :bigrayz: :bigrayz: for your :hearts:

Patt
08-22-2008, 07:47 PM
Awww that is such a sweet pic of Paddington. :hug99:

Amanda
08-22-2008, 09:22 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that Pattington passed away. At least he had a good life with you, he looks like he's very happy in those photos.

laura
08-22-2008, 11:55 PM
I will miss his wonderfully cute pictures and your sweet stories of him. RIP, little one!

jenfer
08-23-2008, 05:50 PM
:candle: :candle:
Rest in peace, Paddington.