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Old 08-26-2005, 10:28 AM   #1
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I recently had major surgery- totally unexpected, but everything went great. However, it reminded me that I had some long put-off business to take care of; will, living will, etc. Since I hope to always have a Yorkie in my home, I need to plan a way for my little friend to go to a good loving home when the time comes.
Would this site be a place for those handling everything to post such an announcement? I hope this is many years away, but no one ever knows, do they? I would appreciate your suggestions.
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Old 08-26-2005, 03:28 PM   #2
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Hi, you can handle most things like this in a standard will...just as you would assign your personal posessions to a spouse or other...and I definately recommend it! It could be a friend, family or even a specific rescue group...whatever you want.
I have a friend whos mother recently passed away and did not leave details for her pets care after death, the result was a bitter fight between the family members, one wanted to just take the animals to the local humane society (shame ) and my friend wanted to take them herself. I have even known people to have clauses in their insurance policies and detailed out the requirements of care to the inherited family member.
We are currently working on our wills and they will include care for our babies should we "go" together. This is something that is often overlooked by petowners, and it's great that you are preparing for the possibility. Best of luck!
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:35 PM   #3
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Thank you! I have arranged all the legal stuff, even a mini-trust to provide for the dog's care. However, without family, it will be necessary for the trustee to locate a good home, and I was checking for ways to give valid leads way ahead of time (hopefully.) The trustee says he, or whoever is in his role at the time, actually make surprise site-visits to be sure the dog is well cared for. It was very reassuring. I know elderly persons who live alone, without the companionship they desperately want from a dog, just because they don't know how to ensure that the pet will be loved when they pass on. That's so sad!
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It is indeed sad, and very smart of you to consider the long-term effects for your Yorkie. There are many Yorkie adoption and rescue places around the country, and they will usually find a good home for your Yorkie, perhaps you can will your Yorkie's custody to one of those places.
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several months ago for my two boys. I sat down and talked to family members, had one daughter who said she would love to have my boys (she is the only dog lover) and she agreed to become their guardian. Then I took care of the legal papers, placing money in trust for their care. My biggest fear and I am only 56 is having my boys uprooted and not receiving the love and care that they have always had. I told my kids if my wishes were not carried out that I would come back and haunt them forever. They are my furbabies and I want to make sure that they are taken care of.
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I never even thought about this subject, but I'm so glad you brought it up. I've made arrangements for my youngest daughter who's 16, incase something happened to us both, but never my furbabies. I'm going to have to give this some careful thought. Great post.
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I lost one of my Babies, Fergie)16) in March. I have her first born son Bailey(12).
At first I was so grieved I couldnít think of anything but Fergie.
I recently wanted Bailey completely checked out to make sure he was as healthy as I thought he was. His momma passed away in her sleep with No Sign of anything being wrong, my Son Josh agreed. He had been over two days before and she treated him just like alway! He lived with me for a while and he was Fergieís Boy Too!
Sadly, Bailey has some serious conditions that have me Terrified! He has a Collapsed Trachea and half his heart is enlarged! He seeís a Cardiologist next week. I made a mistake in looking online and itís not looking to good for my little man. Both of these conditions are common in Yorkshireís, FYI.
My Son said to me in passing, well weíre going to have and get you a new baby if something happens to little man. I told him No, Iíll be done! Iím 60, I had my baby girl 16yrs. my little boy is 12. I know I wonít live long enough for a new baby to have a full life.
My Son today me he would be to worried me being alone. Iím on Disability and my Babies are My Life. I got Fergie after my Disability.
Iím in quite a State right. But, my Son said he would take care of any of my offspring if I decide to get a puppy. His Girlfriend who is more like a Wife, should be his wife. Sad the same. I know they will.
I am only concerned with little man right now. Please say a prayer for Bailey🙏🏼♥️ When you have a baby for this long they are your life! I pray all day, everyday it seems he might have a hard time breathing, Iím terrified.
I had never had to watch a baby suffer before. All my babies alway went in their sleep.
I donít know what Iíll do, as far as getting a puppy.
I was just going through all the post and this one I thought about obviously but I never thought about having to put it in writing. Thatís for another day.
Thank you ☺️
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I lost one of my Babies, Fergie)16) in March. I have her first born son Bailey(12).
At first I was so grieved I couldnít think of anything but Fergie.
I recently wanted Bailey completely checked out to make sure he was as healthy as I thought he was. His momma passed away in her sleep with No Sign of anything being wrong, my Son Josh agreed. He had been over two days before and she treated him just like alway! He lived with me for a while and he was Fergieís Boy Too!
Sadly, Bailey has some serious conditions that have me Terrified! He has a Collapsed Trachea and half his heart is enlarged! He seeís a Cardiologist next week. I made a mistake in looking online and itís not looking to good for my little man. Both of these conditions are common in Yorkshireís, FYI.
My Son said to me in passing, well weíre going to have and get you a new baby if something happens to little man. I told him No, Iíll be done! Iím 60, I had my baby girl 16yrs. my little boy is 12. I know I wonít live long enough for a new baby to have a full life.
My Son today me he would be to worried me being alone. Iím on Disability and my Babies are My Life. I got Fergie after my Disability.
Iím in quite a State right. But, my Son said he would take care of any of my offspring if I decide to get a puppy. His Girlfriend who is more like a Wife, should be his wife. Sad the same. I know they will.
I am only concerned with little man right now. Please say a prayer for Bailey🙏🏼♥️ When you have a baby for this long they are your life! I pray all day, everyday it seems he might have a hard time breathing, Iím terrified.
I had never had to watch a baby suffer before. All my babies alway went in their sleep.
I donít know what Iíll do, as far as getting a puppy.
I was just going through all the post and this one I thought about obviously but I never thought about having to put it in writing. Thatís for another day.
Thank you ☺️
You might want to make a new post. Neither of those things are a death sentence. My oldest who is 12 has collapsing trachea and is fine. Sometimes people can mistake enlarged hearts in Yorkies.
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Thank for your response, I had been reading earlier this week and so many people with his symptoms were only given 3-months to live. So glad to hear your baby is doing fine!
We just went in for a well visit, and a teeth cleaning. He was panting like crazy, it was hot out and very humid. He doesnít like the car either. She couldnít hear his heartbeat, so we did an ex-ray he had a Collapsed Trachea, and it showed half his Heart was quite a bit larger than the other. She said something could be wrong with a valve.
Iím new to YorkieTalk. I joined years ago but am finding this to be much more than I thought it was.
Thank you so much, Iím trying not to get ahead of it until we see the Cardiologist This Friday. But itís difficult. Ty☺️
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Thank for your response, I had been reading earlier this week and so many people with his symptoms were only given 3-months to live. So glad to hear your baby is doing fine!
We just went in for a well visit, and a teeth cleaning. He was panting like crazy, it was hot out and very humid. He doesnít like the car either. She couldnít hear his heartbeat, so we did an ex-ray he had a Collapsed Trachea, and it showed half his Heart was quite a bit larger than the other. She said something could be wrong with a valve.
Iím new to YorkieTalk. I joined years ago but am finding this to be much more than I thought it was.
Thank you so much, Iím trying not to get ahead of it until we see the Cardiologist This Friday. But itís difficult. Ty☺️
X-rays can be very very misleading with diagnosing collapsing trachea in fact they arenít very reliable. Many many dogs do live very long lives with collapsing trachea. My mom had an older rescue yorkie who had it and it was managed with meds and did very well and it was not what ended his life. If he isnít showing symptoms of honking then he might not have it or at least in not symptomatic.
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Thank you, Iím feeling so much better. Yesterday and today heís been my little baby! No symptoms at all! When it hot and humid he pants! I do too😊
He always seemed like he would get a little water up his nose or down the wrong way when drinking water so I got him and his mom raised bowls years ago, it helped a little. I would tease him that he got His tongue from his Dad. Itís almost like a spoon on the end lol. The panting was only at the Vets. I hope to get things cleaned up Friday, heís getting an Electrocardiogram, and maybe bloodwork. Thank you 🙏🏼 ♥️😊
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Thank you, Iím feeling so much better. Yesterday and today heís been my little baby! No symptoms at all! When it hot and humid he pants! I do too😊
He always seemed like he would get a little water up his nose or down the wrong way when drinking water so I got him and his mom raised bowls years ago, it helped a little. I would tease him that he got His tongue from his Dad. Itís almost like a spoon on the end lol. The panting was only at the Vets. I hope to get things cleaned up Friday, heís getting an Electrocardiogram, and maybe bloodwork. Thank you 🙏🏼 ♥️😊
No symptoms is great. Panting is not a symptom of Collapsing trachea. Dogs pant when they are hot or stressed.
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Have you considered a Yorkie rescue group. There is probably one in your area. You could check it out and see how it operates and then leave instructions in your will for your precious little one to be taken to the Yorkie Rescue. Usually someone has to fill out an application and a home visit is made before the little one can be placed in a new home. This way you know the new family would take care and might even have other Yorkies in the home. Just a thought. I've given this a lot of thought in my case. Gidget is 3 and I'm 79. So it's doubtful that I'll outlive her. We always want to do what's best for our precious babies.
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