I am so very sorry to hear about Wally. 14 is a long life for a dachshund. Looking back, I can hardly believe how long it has been. He went down in October 2005 and you have cared for him nearly 9 and a half years. There are no possible words that can touch such a loss. He lived his full lifespan, only thanks to you, and I remember you had your husband to care for, too, so you were caring for your husband and Wally. Wally was such a lucky dog to be your dog. I am so sorry. I know you will miss him every day for the rest of your life. But you will have 14 years of memories, too, and you will remember him every day.
Here is a link where you can see all your posts on the message board in order, starting back in 2005. It is a good way to remember old times and the love you shared caring for him. I am very sorry for the sad news. I hope you will stay around, you are one of the longest members of the message board, you and Wally. Bless you both. I am so very sorry for your loss.
You're such a caring person. Wally was so very lucky to have you in his life. There aren't many people who will care for a handicapped pet, and you did it a very long time. Fourteen years is a long time for a doxie- but never enough when you love something.
I also cared for Schnitzel, our paralyzed doxie, for more than 8 years. He was almost 14 when he crossed the bridge. The loss is terrible, but time does ease it a bit.
Take care of yourself. We're all thinking of you.
Christine... and Bailey, playing at the Bridge
?/1999 - 10/25/08