Candy's Journey by Candyrain76
November 2020
11Losing Another Family Pet
Losing Another Family Pet
November 11, 2020

Sometimes the present can get in the way of reminiscing about the past. I have heard though that it is best to remain in the present time that your in. But how can I not look back on my life.


I named him Flipper after another dog I had when I was 9 years old. Just a little blonde puppy that appeared to be the shyest of them all. He is a keeper I told Vic. And he became the best puppy dog besides my dog named Buddie that I had for 13 years.

He was healthy all his life so we thought. And we knew he was getting pretty old. I mean 15 years old he was still full of life. SO we thought. I mean we thought the reason why he walked a little funny was because he had arthritis. Until we noticed a rather large bulge on his side.

Within a week of noticing this change we rushed him to our Vet. The X-rays told the story and we were called back to the Vets. The Vet told me that he had never seen such a large mass like Flipper had. Apparently he had this mass growing inside of him for a while. Not visible to us at all. And when I got to see Flipper it looked like he had got really bad. He was really out of it.

And I had to let my best friend go. Oh my god the tears wouldn't stop. They asked me what I wanted for Flipper and so I told them I wanted him cremated and the ashes returned to me. I have never had one of my many pets that I have lost cremated before. I basically have a pet cemetery right here in my back yard. And since I had the money, I wanted to bring my Flipper back home.

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