Friday, January 20, 2012

A Dog's Story


Four years has passed since my dog Fall, died. I thought I'm already over his death. I thought I was already okay with him gone. Apparently, I wasn't.

This afternoon, I saw a short video clip on Facebook. It's about a dog. His person was killed in the middle of the street. And the dog never left his side. He watched over him as the police secured the place. He just lay there, never leaving his person's side. It touched my heart. Loyal friends, dogs are. And I thought of Fall.  (Click here to read about Fall's story.)

July 18, 2008. Fall got sick. 6 days after, he died.
This is the last picture I took of him. My happy dog, Fall.

The memory of Fall, fighting for his life, brought tears to my eyes. I was there, and I never left his side. I remember that last few minutes, when he looked at me and licked my nose.. as if saying "I love you. Don't worry. Everything will be fine." For a brief moment, I understood him.

He died in my arms. July 24, 2008. And I miss him terribly.



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  1. I fell sorry for your Dog. A man's bestfriend talaga sila.

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    1. They really are.. Thank you, Keaton.

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  2. what's his disease? awww, condolence Leah. May you find light from this one.

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    1. He ate something.. and he got sick. :( Thanks. I posted a link about his story..

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  3. *hugs* Death will take us all one day. And it hurts, it hurts so much.

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    1. I thought 4 years is long enough to at least, lessen the pain.. I really miss him, it hurts so much..

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  4. namiss ko rin tuloy si putol. nakakaiyak kapag naalala ko yung 9years namin pinagsamahan.

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    1. Fall was only 2 years old when he died.. 9years na pagsasama? Wow.. sigurado ngang sobrang miss mo na rin ang aso mo, jaid..

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  5. haaaay aso! di ako malapit sa mga aso and mga pusa but when i hear of a sad story regarding pets, my heart melts. :(

    mas malapit kasi ako sa mga fishes. ♥

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    1. Stories about pets never fail to touch hearts.. Thanks, Orange.

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    1. Thanks for the hug, Nate.. :)

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  7. I've heard of that dog, and it really is a powerful image of him laid next to a covered body. Not leaving it at all. Fall was a lovely dog, and he was happy before the end. You might miss him, but you can take some solace from that. I'm not sure how I'm going to react when my cats go, but one things for sure. I will be a mess.

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    1. Yeah, it's going viral on Facebook.

      I have a photo album of Fall here in my bedroom. It helps when I miss him. I really miss that sweet dog.. and yes, I take solace in thinking that he's happy until the end. But damn, it still hurts.

      Yeah, I know. I was a mess when Fall died.. I guess, I still am. Though I still have two dogs with me, his brothers Pokey and Teddy.. Fall is different. One of a kind.. and I miss him. Arg...

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  8. hi,,, nice blog! :) followed yours! thank you for following my blog by the way :D

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    1. Cool, but, just, not on a post like this will you. Show some decency.

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  9. huhu naiyak ako dit Leahdear :( am so fond of dogs.... may aso din ang namatay si KC naman pangalan nya. pero I got one na ulet I named her HACHIKO... you know that story for sure...

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    1. Yeah, I've seen the movie. Parang similar nga yung story ni Hachiku sa video clip na nasa Facebook. It's all about a dog's love and loyalty to his person..

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  10. naalala ko rin aso naming si chuchay na pina-confine namin sa dog hospital hay ganon ata talaga, wag ka na malungkot!

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    1. Oo nga po kuya.. nasa dog heaven na rin sya. pero hindi ko lang mapigilang maging malungkot. Memory trigger talga yun video na yun..

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  11. :'( Naiyak naman ako. :(((((( Na miss ko yung dogs ko.. Dog stories are the easiest ways of making me leak. Im sure angel mo siya ngayon. Ang gwapo niya. Though, it's hard to witness them die, we need to be there for them. That's when they need us the most. At least you made his last moments here on earth happy. You never left him.

    Naiyak ako. :(

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    1. Yeah, he's in dog heaven na, watching over me..

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  12. :(
    Fall looks so beautiful.
    *hugs*

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  13. aww.. I am a dog lover too. Dogs are really faithful and loyal to their master.

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    1. Yeah, they sure are. Thanks.. :)

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    2. Yeah. They sure are. Thanks..

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  14. Oh. I feel for you. Reading this just gave me goosebumps. I remembered my first dog that died in my arms too. I cried buckets then...

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    1. :( I really thought that I'm fine, that the memories wouldn't cause that much pain. Apparently, I was wrong. I cried buckets yesterday.

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  15. Omg this brought tears to my eyes. I can't deal with the death of pets :(

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    1. Reading my own post makes me wanna cry again.. :(

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  16. cute doooooog! :) marunong ba siya ng tricks? :D

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    1. Yeah, marunong sya ng iilang tricks.. Fall was a very smart dog.

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  17. so clear ng camera! ganda ng photos. salamat sa pagbisita!

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  18. He looks really pretty. Great loss, but hey, he can chase mailmen and stuff all day long now.

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    1. Oh, chasing mailmen.. This made me smile. Thanks, Fang.. :)

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  19. awww Fall looks so adorable! I'm sorry for your loss Lee Lee ;/

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    1. Yeah.. Thanks, Mona.. :)

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    2. He truly is.. Thanks, Mona.. :)

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  20. hahay..I'm always saddened by this events. Iniiyakan ko kaya halos lahat ng mga alaga kong lumisan/namatay..:(

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    1. Nakakalungkot talaga.. pero doble ang lungkot na naramdaman ko kasi, kitang-kita ko kung panu sya lumaban, hanggang sa nawalan na sya ng buhay. Yakap-yakap ko pa sya.. :(

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  21. OMG! I thought it was just recent. Kaya mo yan!

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    1. Memory trigger yung video.. :( Thanks, Clint.

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  22. i also have a dog and i can't imagine her leaving me..

    Fall is happy wherever he is. =)

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    1. I'm sure he is happy. As Fang has said, he's chasing mailmen and stuff all day long. I'm sure there are lots of them in dog heaven. :)

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  23. Sorry to hear about that Leah ): i lost my bird mitchi more than a year ago and still cant get over it. i hardly even tell anyone about her. i only knew her for less than a year, i cant imagine what it must be like to lose a dog let alone see him suffering. stay strong! :)

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    1. Yeah.. it was the hard part.. To see your pet suffer and then die in your arms. I really love that sweet dog.. I still do. I really miss him.

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  24. Aww.. This is why I'm planning of having a dog in the future. They're just sooo.... precious. *cyber hugs*

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    1. True that. So precious.. Thanks for the cyberhugs, Joshua. :)

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  25. awww... sad. I never had a dog but i like them and i know how terrible it is to lose a best friend.. hugs ms. leah...

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    1. He's my baby.. it was painful, lalo na't nakita ko talaga.. as he took his last breath.. :'(

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  26. so sad... we have also a friendly dog who also died because of its oldness...!! We'll still miss them.. =(

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    1. That's another sad part.. Fall was only 2 years old when he died.. :(

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  27. Awww I'm so sorry for your loss , we used to have a piggery before and we have this 2 favorite piglets and we pet them and named them dagul and burdagul. Time came when they are ready to be butchered and we cried a lot and hated our mom for a while... After that we never pet any piglet again it was just so heartbreaking.. ;-(

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  28. Nakakaiyak naman, Di bale I'm sure angel na si Fall.

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    1. Yeah, he's an angel na talaga, he's watching over me. :)

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  29. Sayang si Fall, naiBlog mo siya dati diba? familiar kasi.. Hugs Ms Leah..

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    1. Yes po mommy, naiblog ko na yung whole story nya. Thank you po mommy..

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  30. Anything that has something to do with cats and dogs, I tend to get softie. :(

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    1. Yeah, pet stories always touch hearts..

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