Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In Memorium


It's quarter past one and I'm sitting crying over the death of a dog  I have never met. Tatler's in house dachshund, 'Tatler Alan' was caught in the revolving door at Vogue House and died whilst firefighters tried to save him. His owner  must be heartbroken and for the moment so am I.




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  1. Oh no. This is terrible, Tabitha. Thank you for letting us know so we can pay our condolences. He was clearly a very special pup.

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    1. LIP: Such a tragic way to die, poor little soul.

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  2. Poor puppy. What a tragic thing.

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  3. How utterly horrid - poor thing - so sad x

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  4. What a terrible thing to have happened. Such a sweet little pup. I'm so sick of horrible things happening to undeserving innocents. Poor little Alan.

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  5. How horrible. I love most dogs, and have two dachshunds now which are my absolute favorites. These photos just break my heart. I keep thinking about what must have been going on while he was stuck....off to get some Kleenex :(

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    1. Kathy me too, they tried to save him, his neck got stuck, it's just awful and of course I thought about your two little adorable pups.

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    2. I've never let any of my small dogs go through a revolving door, have always picked them up. Revolving doors scare me a bit, and this confirms it. They're not common in LA though.

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    3. Same here Kathy,also never allowed my dachshunds to climb stairs,my vet warned me due to their long bodies being their weakness.Ida

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    4. I agree,,,,,,I dislike these doors too! Some of those doors move way too fast and can't be stopped. So shocking & sad that even the firefighters couldn't help him....just sad.

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  6. Oh shame, he looked like such a sweet little guy! I love the last photo of him.

    Why didn't someone carry him through the door? :(

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    1. Megan, I know, he had gotten off his leash.

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  7. Oh, that is awful! I can just see my Corgi doing something like this; brings a tear.

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  8. Oh no, that's so sad. What a sweet little dog he was, poor thing.

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  9. Ugh, poor little pup. I hate hearing things like that. I'm going to give my Benny extra luvvies and itchies when I get home from work tonight.

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  10. Oh that is just way too tragic...no wonder you are still crying.

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    1. Hostess: I've stopped snivelling now, I used to follow him on Twitter, he was just so adorable.

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  11. Oh Tabs, one of my virtual pet dogs, I'm gutted.
    Pet-friendly hotels often have signs up about using the ajacent regular door vs. the very heavy revolvers, terrible.

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  12. how awful and tragic!! poor little guy. i'm so saddened by this too. sobs!! :'(

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  13. Oh! I am so sad, too! Poor little thing

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  14. Good god that's horrific!!
    But can you imagine if that had been a child!

    Looks like the manufacturers of the door may be in for a shock.
    Bring on the litigation...It's the only bloody 'business' with any growth in this godforsaken country!!!

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  15. How horrible! I'm sad with you.

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  16. Thanks for indulging me everyone, I know I should toughen up but many of you seem to feel this as much as I do.
    Group hug? Or am I just getting way too American now?

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    1. Normally I'm not a huggy person but I'll join in the group hug. Poor dog!!

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    2. I'll join the group hug too. This story just broke my heart.

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    3. I'm a hugger, Tabs. I love dachshunds - they have such beautiful little faces and fat little otter-like paws. I haven't stopped thinking about this.

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  17. I don't know how someone could let a dog (or child for that matter) go through a revolving door without picking him up. What a tragedy!

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    1. Totally agree... why wasnt he carried through the doors. Sad loss :-(

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  18. So sorry to hear this tragic story,do hope he did not suffer for long.

    Same as when Julian Fellowes Dachie, Fudge was run over by his wife's car,spent all night weeping.Ida

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    1. Ida - I would love to go to the Fellowes dachshund day - can you imagine how wonderful that estate must be overrun with doxies?

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  19. Very sad end for such an adorable dog.

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  20. What an awful end for a dog .He must have been terrified.

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  21. Yes I read about this today. What a sad demise :-(

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  22. Oh my gosh! How tragic and heartbreaking. Absolutely horrific.

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  23. Oh gosh that is so sad, these photos of him are gorgeous! As I write this my little Yorkshire terrier is asleep beside me, this has made me hug him even tighter xx

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  24. Why should you "toughen up"? Is it not human to feel? Isn't feeling life?! What is the point if we don't feel heartbroken when something heartbreaking happens? Let yourself feel and don't ever apologize for it. Violetta

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    1. V: That's what I always say but I think that people find it quite wearing.

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  25. Well, I can't blame the person walking the dog...to the young, it looks like a fun thing....run through the doors without ever considering the dangers. The doors can be designed to move very slowly and stop with the least bit of pressure (like automatic garage doors). The building management is really at fault here for installing that kind of door. They put form over function...tragic. I'm not sure, but there may be building codes in place to prevent this sort of thing.

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    1. Anon: They are finicky doors, they stop start so often depending on how close people stand to the glass part.

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  26. This makes me so sad. I'm upset too. Don't toughen up! We have enough tough people in the world.

    I have two Yorkies that are like children to me. And I worry about them getting older, getting sick, getting injured. Worry, worry, worry. I even considered, and am still considering, dragging them to Paris with me in a couple of months because I don't trust that anyone could care for them like I do, which is true. I just love them so much.
    Okay..off to give my girls some hugs :(

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    1. Adrienne- that's one of the reasons I don't hava dog, every time i think of getting one I immediately start to fret about things like that.

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  27. How awful. Poor little chap :-(

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  28. What a sweet dog ...you can feel his spirit just looking at the photos.

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  29. What a horrid thing to happen to such a dear little dog. Accidents like this are a sharp reminder of how quickly life can go awry.
    Tabs, I can so see you with a little dachshund or two! Of course, this could just be projection, as I would quite like one or two.

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  30. So sad. Was so sweet as well. I hate when animals pass on. x

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  31. Dear Tabitha
    How sad. He looks such a dear little dog, can understand why you choked up. Dogs are such wonderful companions, so amusing and cheeky and so loving. Our last dog, a Jack Russell, died of liver cancer aged almost 13 a few years ago. We were heart broken and haven't tried to replace him.

    Poor TatlerAlan, he'll be missed so much. Pamela

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    1. Pamela 13 years, how awful he was a well loved member of your family.

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  32. with all the sad things in the world, why ami putting my feelings here? thinking it's because puppies only ask to give love... this was just gratuitously horrible. Poor little creature.

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  34. To be honest Tabs I have mixed feelings on reading here today. I never leave your blog in tears. It's heart wreching. When I get home Buster and I are going to spend even more cuddle time together and he gets a huge hug when I get home. Buster also sends you some wet licks.

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    1. ps- dachshund are the best dogs. I have had three my whole life so far, and all they want to do is please and make one laugh. Buster is part dachshund, this explains some things.

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  35. That third picture is terrific! Poor little guy.

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  36. My heart is broken too.

    Dear little pup, how many lives I'm sure you've touched! If they get another it will never be like you.

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  37. I've been upset about this horrible thing all day.
    So very sad.

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  38. This is heartbreaking. He must have been so scared! Poor, poor little guy.

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  39. What a terrible accident, the owner/ person responsible must feel absolutely dreadful because it is something that should never have happened. The photos of the little soul are adorable. I have just had my beloved dog, my costant companion during the last ten years, put to sleep. She had an un-operable tumour in her lung and it has broken my heart.

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  40. Oh, no, no, no . . . this is so sad.

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  41. Oh, how horrible. I am so terribly sorry for your friend. What a darling dog, and what a loss they must have sustained. My deepest sympathy to the owner and to those who loved that sweet pup.

    Elizabeth

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  42. Oh, I'm just reading this for the first time Tabitha, it's so unbelievably tragic and sad...that poor, sweet puppy...and his owner, I can't even imagine...Ginger and I are sending loving thoughts and prayers to her, just so sad.

    Toughness is overrated...this deserved and deserves every tear that one can squeeze out.
    xo J~

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