Friday, 29 February 2008

Sad Sad Day!!

I know lots of you have dogs so you will know how my husband and I are feeling tonight.
Sadly we had to have the vet to our house this evening to help Bailey to a better place away from his pain and suffering.

He was almost 14 and had been blind for many years but had recently developed a kind of dementure which made it almost impossible for him to find his way about without knocking his head on furniture and walls and this last week he had also stopped eating.

I know we have done the right and proper thing but it is still very difficult to come to terms with.
We have gone from having 2 dogs 18 months ago to none and the house is very empty.

This was taken in happier times when he was blind but coped very well.

Sue :o(


gina said...

Oh Sue I am so sorry for you and your husband, I do know how sad you feel at the moment, but you have done the right thing,
{{{big hugs}}}
Gina xxx

Katie said...

Oh Suzanne, I'm so very sorry. Of course you have done the right and best thing but it must be so hard for you and your husband.
We have a dog and I can't bear to think of the day she goes.
I know it sounds very trite but your beautiful dog was obviously loved very much and had a long and very happy life.
I think some people find it hard to understand why dog owners get so upset when their pet dies but dogs are so wonderful and loving. They ask for nothing except a little of your time. They are always pleased to see you no matter what. My heart goes out to you!



Debbie said...

Am so very sorry to hear your very very sad news .. my heart goes out to you as I know how hard it is to lose a beloved four legged friend that is part of the family ... am sure you had many many happy years together and have lots of loving memories that will always stay in your heart
Take care

juliejules said...

Oh Sue, really sorry to hear about your dog. No more suffering, Hugs JUles xx

suzann said...

Oh, Sue!

My heart is just breaking for you and your husband. I so understand the pain of losing a dog. It is a hard, hard thing to deal with. I cried for weeks! But I am sure their was lots of mutual love and good times and don't forget those memories!


Amber Porter said...

Sue, I'm so sorry! I know how hard this is!! Cyber hugs are going out to you!

Kim Marie said...

Oh, Sue I am so sad for you and your DH...I pray for peace and comfort as you remember your sweet Bailey!
Be blessed!
Kim Marie

Julia said...

Oh Sue, my heart is with you. It's so hard when you loose a beloved pet, but like you say you've done the right thing and he's gone to a better place away from discomfort. ((big hugs)) x

NattyK said...

Sue. I am so sorry to hear the news about Bailey. You mentioned last weekend that he was poorly, this is the best for him but not you, it is heartbreaking to loose a member of the family and you will never forget him. You will have lots of lovely memories of him to make you smile again soon.

Lots of Love Natalie x

debby4000 said...

I'm sorry to hear such sad news and you know in your hearts you've done the right thing but it doesn't help the heartbreak. Sending lots of love to you both.

Maria said...

So very sorry to hear the sad news about Bailey, Sue. Thinking of you.
Maria x

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Sue. You obviosuly did the right things, no one wants to suffer. Hugs, Michelle x

Diane said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Pets are a wonderful addition to your life and to lose 2 so quickly together is heart- breaking.
May the passing days get easier for you both. I'm sure that both your pets are woofing at you from the great big kennel in the sky - woof, woof x-x-x-x-

Andrea, said...

Oh Suzanne I am so sorry about Bailey but at least he isn't suffering. Will be thinking of you.
Andrea x

Sarah said...

Oh Sue, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Take comfort that he is no longer suffering and is in a happier place with his old friend.
The pain will ease with time. BIG hugs to you both

Nikki said...

I am so sorry to hear this Sue....the kindest thing is not always the easiest thing to do is it?
I hope you start to come to terms with your loss soon then you will be able to fondly remember the good times you had.

Tarasdesigns said...

Sue, so sorry to hear about bailey, animals become so much apart of your family. Big hugs Tara x

Han said...

Hi sue sorry to hear about your loss. It is hard to do things sometimes but they are for the best. Takce care xx

Katharina said...

I am so sorry for your loss Suzanne! We have a dog too and he is an enrichment for our family.
He is at a better place now, free of pain and suffering. Take care!

ink'n'rubba said...

Sue, big hugs, I do know how you feel, Avro our cocker spaniel died in my arms a few years ago and the place was so empty without her we went and got Piper, followed a year ago by Aero. They bring such joy during their lifetimes and are sadly missed. RIP Bailey. annie x

Manna said...

{{{{{HUGS}}}}} to you! So very sorry to hear about the sad news. I'll be thinking of you!

Ila said...

Oh Sue..I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your fur children. Already it is hard to imagine our home without our Buddy...and he is only 6 month old. You Take Care!!...Big Hugs..Ila

Maureen said...

Oh - I am so sorry Suzanne! ((((hugs)))to you and your hubby - I know that my lil scruffy is going to be 12 and I cry just thinking of being without him and he's still here! Losing a pet is losing a part of your family - so my thoughts are with you both....