View Full Version : In Memory of my 3 Babies - Ozo, Buster & Mondo

14th January 2008, 06:58 PM
R.I.P Ozo ( King Charles), & Buster ( Westie ) who were tragically knocked down on New Years Eve. Don't think i'll ever get over this.

Also remembering my German Shepard Mondo who died suddenly in June of last year - Always thnking about you Mon.

They say bad luck comes in 3's and i think i got my fair share of it last year. R.I.P My little babies.:(:(:(:(

14th January 2008, 07:37 PM
oh my god karen i am so sorry to hear that!!!

brid kenny
14th January 2008, 07:49 PM
I'm soooo sorry. This must be terrible for you:(:(

14th January 2008, 08:09 PM
I am deeply sorry Karen. Your heart must be shattered...so much loss in such a short amount of time. :hug: you are in my thoughts and prayers as are your 3 precious pups. Sometimes life is simply not fair. I hope in time your heart will heal and it won't hurt as much as it does now. :hug:

Cleo's Person
14th January 2008, 09:35 PM
Oh Karen, I'm so very very sorry to hear your news.

15th January 2008, 04:09 AM
You have come to a good place to meet people who love their pets and understand your grief. There are two "stickies" under In Memoriam called Quiet Corner and Bereavement Support that you might like to visit. When you feel up to it we would love to hear more about Ozo, Buster and Mondo.

15th January 2008, 01:16 PM
This is terrible, I'm so sorry for your loss. :(

15th January 2008, 02:30 PM
Thats horrible.3 dogs in such a short period of time.I cannot even begin to imagine what you must be going trough.
Big hugs from the three of us....:flwr:

15th January 2008, 04:46 PM
Oh my God, thats terrible :(

15th January 2008, 06:22 PM
I am so sorry for your loss :hug: I reallly feel deeply saddened for you, I simply don't know how to comfort you but tell you that you and your three babies are in my thoughts and prayers.

15th January 2008, 07:07 PM
Thanks for all of the lovely comments. Really appreciated.

15th January 2008, 07:50 PM
Oh Karen just devestated for you - what a tragic loss.

I know you will be feeling very raw at the moment, to lose Ozo and Buster so soon after Mondo, but in time that dreadful pain will ease, and you will be able to remember the happy times you spent together.

When you feel a little better, if it would help, we would love to hear about them all and it might help you to share them with us.

This website might also help you


I really hope that you have family and friends who are being understanding and helping you to cope. Don't let anyone just dismiss this, you need to grieve in your own time, and often we are closer to our animal companions than family and friends, as we spend so much more time and have a special bond with them.

Claire L
15th January 2008, 08:30 PM
Karen, I'm so very sorry to read such heartbreaking news :( please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers :hug:

15th January 2008, 09:51 PM
I have been onto the pet loss website and have read about rainbow bridge - it's such a nice and comforting way to think of pur pets who have passed happily waiting for us to see them again - it's a nice thought.

My babies who died were Ozo who was 3 and a half, Buster who was 13 and Mondo who was 4. Mondo and Ozo were the best of friends and did everything together. Buster was a little bit grumpy at times and was a bit more independent and kind of did his own thing (we called him Mad Buster - he was a character). We have a bit of land out the back and Mondo & Ozo used to go off hunting together and come back when it suited them. They were always in cahoots together. Ozo attened the eye specialist vet in Dunlaoighre as he had a low tear duct production in his eyes and was on 3 different eye gel's each morning and night (i know it's sounds mad but i used to speak in irish to him and he always understood!) We had kinda a closer bond with the whole frequent vet visits and doing his eyes each morning and night - it was so nice to think that this little doggie trusted me with the eye gel's etc. Mondo was a really loyal and trustworthy dog and companion - himself and ozo used to sleep together in Mondo's basket all snugged into each other. When Mondo died we were all heart broken but my poor little Ozo didn't know what hit him - he was lost for day's and you could tell how much he missed his friend.

Himself and Buster never really got as close but there was a bond starting slowly but you could always be sure of a disagreement over a toy or jealousy if 1 was petted before the other -little messers. We had gotten another German Shepard - Podge ( Podgey 11 mths old) - shortly after Mon died and himself and Buster hit it off - thick as thiefs - little and large. Podgey would pull buster by the tail for a chase - it was all in the name of fun.

Poor Podgey is now lost on his own - he came to us when there was 2 dog's here and now it's just him. I've thought of another dog and have the adoption form filled out and ready to go, but stop each time i think of sending it - it feels so wrong and the guilt just kills me. I'd never ever try to replace my babies because they are just so irreplaceable and the garden and house is just so quiet without them.

It's nice to write about them and think of really nice and good times. Thanks everyone for such lovely comments and for wanting to know a bit about my babies - it's nice to know that there are other dog lovers who understand and now what it's like. My own family have been wonderful over the past few weeks - i never thought they would understand what my babies ment or mean to me.

Thanks so much again, i'm so glad i found this website :flwr:

15th January 2008, 10:14 PM
We're really pleased you found us too :)

Thank you for sharing about your boys - it's a relief to know that you have one furry body to dry the tears, but I know that Ozo, Mondo and Buster are irreplacable. You can't replace them, but sometimes another dog helps fill the hole...

It's good that you have found the strength to complete an adoption form, but it sounds like maybe you're not quite ready yet.

Maybe doing fostering might help - you could see if you are ready to have another dog?

Cathy T
15th January 2008, 10:48 PM
So sorry for your loss Karen. I can only imagine how devastating that must be. I'm glad you took some time to write out your memories. I'm hoping that helps you to heal. I loved reading about them. They sounded like real characters. I think Nicki has some really sage advice. Don't let anyone dismiss your feelings of grief....you are allowed to grieve for them, in fact, it's healthy and healing.

Sending you a big warm hug and hoping you are feeling a bit better day by day.

15th January 2008, 11:51 PM
I am in agreement with all of the above. But don't feel guilty for filling in and even sending the adoption form. No dog will ever replace your babies, but I know from my own experience that it is sometimes hugely comforting to have another, different, baby to love. It doesn't mean they have been replaced. But you are used to loving and a new one satisfies that need.

They are not better, just different. What ever your choices, they are right for you at the time. God bless you xx

16th January 2008, 08:52 AM
So sorry to hear about your babies.

16th January 2008, 10:21 AM
So So Sorry for your loss!!

16th January 2008, 04:56 PM
:flwr:Karen, so sorry to hear about your loss - so tragic. Our thoughts our with you, just remember you will always have Ozo, Buster and Mondo with you in your heart.

Elaine 2
16th January 2008, 11:33 PM
Such sad news, I'm so sorry to hear this I'm thinking of you take care

20th January 2008, 06:10 PM
karen i am heartbroken for you. what a terrible and tragic situation you are dealing with. our thoughts are with you and your family while you recover from this loss:hug::hug::hug:

Andy & Kris
23rd January 2008, 08:34 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. To loose both together must have been so hard! My thoughts are with you and your family xxx

I'm sure my little Max will be showing him the ropes by now x

24th January 2008, 12:28 AM
I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts are with you and I pray the angels give you strength to get through this difficult time, Sending a hug your way xxx

22nd April 2009, 08:16 AM
Hi....how are you doing since that awful tragic event???? Hope u holdin up ok? I was so sad and sorry to read it...:(

22nd April 2009, 09:39 AM
So sorry as well.

22nd April 2009, 06:44 PM
Hi there.

Thanks a mil for the lovely comments, i'm doing good. I've since got 3 more dogs - a tricolour King Charles (Bertie) & 2 german shepards (Podge & Blackie) and they are keeping me so happy.

It's been over a year and i still miss my poor little babies like mad, everything reminds me of them . But thanks so much for all the lovely comments.


22nd April 2009, 07:10 PM
Oh Karen how tragic. I'm glad you've come to terms with this and have added some joy into your life. I wasn't on the board a year ago. I can't imagine the pain you went through. I lost a dog, mother-in-law and a mother in 4 1/2 month period and it almost took me over the edge. It was 7 years ago when my ordeal happened. Post some pictures if you would please. ;)

24th April 2009, 04:18 AM
oh, Karen, how awful and tragic. I am so sorry you have this dark cloud over you. I can't imagine how awful it must have been. Hugs to you.

24th April 2009, 09:11 AM

How tragic for you for 4 dogs in 6 months! Im glad to hear you are happy with your cavalier and two german shepards :jmp2:.