06 November 2012

Frankie

Ten Feet Off Beale - Frankie

On Friday my family decreased in size. After sixteen years of being in our family, our adored pup Frankie was put down. 

We got him when I was in the third grade. I remember it so vividly. We had gone to a pet store and I got to hold this adorable little yorkie puppy. When we left, I started crying and crying telling my parents that I was sick and he was my medicine  (yes, dramatic, I know). Little did I know, that struck a chord with my parents. The next day, my Mom came home and told me to look in her purse. Out popped the little puppy from the pet store. 

We named him Frankie after St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, because I had prayed to St. Francis for that little puppy I fell in love with. 

My brother and I are very fortunate to have grown up practically our entire childhood with the same dog. It still doesn't seem real that he's gone. I'm sure it won't hit me until I'm back in my parent's house and there's no one snuggling with me in the morning when everyone else is already awake (he liked to come into my room because I was always the last one sleeping). There will be no more cheerios in a pile on the kitchen floor, those were his favorite. There will be no more yip when we walk in the door.

He is missed. There's nothing like the relationship you have with your childhood dog, that is something that will never be replaced. 

Even though he was very sick at the end, I know we'll always think of Frankie as that crazy little dog that we got at a pet store, the crazy little dog who broke his leg and had a cast that was practically bigger than he was, the crazy little dog that liked to sleep underneath the hanging clothes in my Mom's closet, the crazy little dog that was always a part of my family and always will be.





 

17 comments:

  1. Aw I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is so awful, especially when you grew up with him. I felt the same when mine passed a few years ago. Thinking of you and your family today. :)

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  2. Losing a pet is a tragic thing, because they become more than just pets - they become part of your family. Growing up with lots of animals, I've unfortunately had to go through this a time or two. Thinking about you during this difficult time!

    xo

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss... Losing a pet is the worst feeling in the world. Pets become part of the family, and unfortunately don't live as llong as we want them too. I personally have lost three through my childhood, my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time for you and your family.

    xo

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  4. I'm sorry for the loss of Frankie :( Losing a pet is never easy. Prayer for you.

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  5. Aww I am so sorry! That's one of the thoughest things I've experienced this far in life too. 16 years is a long and loved life. All dogs go to heaven :)

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  6. I'm sooooo sorry!!! I remember when our family dog died (I was in college) and I cried and cried and cried!! My poor boyfriend thought an actual person had died but to me it was!!! :(

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  7. Aww I'm so sorry! This was a very sweet post, though. I know he will be missed! Hugs!

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  8. Aww. I am so sorry for you. I feel like I could cry. The loss of a pet is so heartbreaking. I always remind myself that all dogs go to heaven. That offers not much comfort to you now but it may in the future. Rest peacefully sweet Frankie xoxo

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  9. I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is so hard, they're family! *Hugs!*

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss :-( I bet this is tough for you. Frankie was old! He made it a long time!!

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  11. I'm sorry to hear that. :( It's so sad when you lose a long-loved pet.

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  12. Aw I'm so sorry! Losing a pet is tough especially when they have been the family pet for such a long time :(

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  13. Oh no, so sad! Keeping you in my prayers!


    =)


    Brooke

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. i know its hard, my thoughts are with you!!

    xxS

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  15. Aw, so sad! I am so sorry! We had to put down our childhood dog in the beginning of the year! :(

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