Friday, February 8, 2013

saying good bye

On top of the wonderful week we have had, my dane took a turn for the worse.  He was limping and only got up to go outside when I insisted.  Even as bad as he felt he was still trying to be my service dog.  I sat on the floor to be close to him.  He got upset.  He stood up and insisted that he help me up.  I put my hand on his back and put just a little weight on his.  He thought he helped me one last time.

On the way to the vet he looked so happy.  Car rides are his favorite thing in the world.  He had the back seat to himself.  He loved it.  I think he must have used up all of his energy being excited about the ride.  The vet came out to our car so my puppy didn't have to be scared going in.  My puppy didn't even struggle.

It is done.

Now I can't stop crying.  So much for being strong for Dragon and the kids.

Ps.  no boxes got unpacked today.  


  1. I'm sooo sooo sorry. I know just how bad you feel, been there. Lots of hugs to you.

  2. Oh Rose - I am so sorry...I'm crying for you. Saying goodbye to a loyal family member is so hard. Sending lots of warm hugs, healing energy and prayers for all of you during this difficult time.


  3. Rose, I'm having tears in my eyes.
    I know this feeling so well.
    Don't be strong for the kids. The death of a pet is often a first experience to learn to cope with death.

    Hugs to all of you,


  4. I'm so very sorry Rose. I lost my lovely Lab two years ago and I can't bring myself to get another dog. They are part of the family, and my girl used to follow me everywhere.

    Lots of hugs and warm wishes for you Rose.


  5. I'm so sorry. I will pray that God will give you peace and comfort. Sounds like he was a sweet and loyal pet, who loved you like you loved him. God bless you and your family as you grieve and always, Belle L.

  6. Our dogs become members of our families and their loss is felt as strongly as any other family member's. Even though we still have three other furry little ones that I just love to death, I still miss our lab after five years. My kids grew up with him and he was so gentle and protective of them. I am so sorry for your loss and will send up a prayer for your family.