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Khush 08-04-12


I am a huge fan of this site and I have been reading posts and stories for years. I guess this is why I chose this site to publicly speak out about a very endearing experience I had a year ago. So here goes.

I still remember the day as though it were yesterday. I had bought a beautiful Lab/Boer Bull puppy (9 weeks old) from a private breeder. The first day I saw him, I fell in love with him and just knew he was coming home with me. He was such a gorgeous little bundle of joy so I decided to name him Khush (loosely translated from Hindi into English, it means happy/happiness).

Khush really lived up to his name and he brought so much love and warmth into my home. It was the 7 April 2012 and Khush fell terribly ill a mere two weeks after I had brought him home. At first I thought that he was just coming down with the sniffles but as his condition began to deteriorate over night, I rushed him to the Emergency vet. Once we got there, the vet immediately began treatment. He was diagnosed with Cerebral Biliary and as a result he passed away in my arms whilst being treated. It was the most painful and heart wrenching moment of my entire life. I just could not believe my little boy was gone and in just a matter of minutes.

The vet had given me the option to have him cremated or I could take him home and have him buried in my backyard. I opted to take him home for two reasons: one, so that my parents could say goodbye to him and two, so that he would always remain close to us.

I still remember as I got off the car and brought his stiff yet still warm body into the yard, my mum fell to her knees sobbing uncontrollably. He was just so tiny and so precious and it was all to unreal.

Even though Khush lived with us for just two weeks, he stole our hearts and made a comfy place for himself in our little family. It was my mum's wish that we bury little Khush with his cute little blue collar that had a tiny bell on it. My mum knew when she bought him the collar that it was a cat's collar and not a dog's collar but she loved the colour and the bell.

We were really battling to accept that Khush was gone and it was about three weeks after he passed away when I was sitting outside whilst my mum hung up the washing. Suddenly, a very faint sound of bells jingling caught my attention. It was a very familiar sound and at that precise second, I looked up at my mum and smiled. We both knew what the sound of the bell was... It was weird because we could not locate the specific spot the sound was emanating from but it became louder and more distinct and that familiarity was that of the bell on Khush's collar.

After that day, my family never shed a single tear over his passing. We strongly believe that he came to say goodbye and give us a sense of closure.

I will never forget my little boy. I will love him forever. Wish I could upload a picture of him so everyone could see what a handsome little guy he was.

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spiritwaiting (42 stories) (843 posts)
9 years ago (2013-11-23)
RomanzQ, I am a huge animal lover, mainly dogs. This brought me back to my favorite. And you sure do have a huge heart and a great way of expressing how you feel. This story made me tear up, I'm so happy you all were able to find peace in your little bundle of joys passing. Its awesome how he came back to give you that. ❤ 😊 much love.
Gargoyle (51 posts)
9 years ago (2013-11-22)
OK, you got me there... Reaching for the hankies...

ghostlysmile (guest)
9 years ago (2013-11-06)
Hey could you please mail its pic to me, at anuanushka121001 [at]
RedWolf (31 stories) (1292 posts)
9 years ago (2013-10-17)
I too had tears in my eyes as I read your story. I have had many dogs throughout my lifetime and it hurts every time it is time to say goodbye to one of my 4 legged children. You are lucky that you heard your beloved pet,don't be surprised if you actually see Khush. I as well as other family members saw two of our dogs who have passed. It was daytime and I have a fenced back yard so we know it was them. To top it off my husband who is not a believer has seen his beloved dog Bear
Who passed away in '96.
STARRCHiCC14 (31 posts)
9 years ago (2013-10-16)
Your story brought tears to my eyes. Khush is such a wonderful dog. Thank you for sharing!:)
lady-glow (13 stories) (2923 posts)
9 years ago (2013-10-16)
Ouch! Your story made me cry! 😢
I'm sure little Khush's heart got full with love and happiness during those two weeks he shared with you, and he came to let you know that he is fine.
Thanks for sharing your story.
RoMaNzQ (4 stories) (36 posts)
9 years ago (2013-10-15)
Thank you so so so much everyone 😁. I am just blessed to have felt his presence. Just reading all the wonderful comments warms my heart with ooooodles of all kinds of fuzzy ❤ ❤

YGS totally rocks!
samtillie (5 stories) (242 posts)
9 years ago (2013-10-15)
Aww such a lovely story, maybe he was saying "hello" not "goodbye", which ever doesn't matter as its given comfort to you and your family.
ghostlysmile (guest)
9 years ago (2013-10-15)
It was so sad that your dog passed away, I too own a dog and he is a cute little pomerian, I can not think about living without him. I know how you are feeling, please post his pic as soon as posible


babygoatpuller (4 stories) (432 posts)
9 years ago (2013-10-14)
This is so sad and yet SO sweet! He'll be with you as long as he's in your heart and he certainly knew he was loved! Thank you for sharing Khush with us.
Hahiha (28 posts)
9 years ago (2013-10-14)
At least we know Khush is in a better place now. May he rest in peace, and let us keep him in our hearts. 😁
valkricry (47 stories) (3190 posts) mod
9 years ago (2013-10-14)
Isn't it odd, how we become so totally attached, so quickly? Khush must have felt the same or he wouldn't have visited. Thank you for sharing this.
RoMaNzQ (4 stories) (36 posts)
9 years ago (2013-10-14)
Thank you guys... I have many more experiences with you all 😁. I know in the depths of my heart that my little Khush is very happy.

I believe that he needed to live out the last two weeks of his life with my family and get that love and joy that he needed before his time was up... I just feel blessed that I got the chance to give him so much joy in his last two weeks of his life 😊
kunwarkh (2 stories) (55 posts)
9 years ago (2013-10-14)
Khush is Khush wherever he is, I am sure.

Thank you for your story 😊
CDubber (9 stories) (49 posts)
9 years ago (2013-10-13)
I can honestly say I had tears in my eyes while reading this. Thank you for sharing this, RoMaNzQ. I'm glad to hear Khush came back to let you all know he was okay 😊

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