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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rest in Peace

my patient,


galloping,


hilarious,
(yes, she could tuck herself in like this)


adventurous,


family loving,


tolerant


Dog.

The thing they never tell you when you get a puppy? Is that people far outlive dogs. Yesterday, we had to face that fact ourselves and put to sleep a loving and loyal member of our family.

She was the first joint anything that Husband and I had.

She chose us, the only pup in her large litter to cross the room the moment the gate was opened, climb into my lap without hesitation, curl up, and go to sleep, as if to say, "You are my person. End of story."

She died quietly, her head in my lap, her recently sad eyes no longer suffering.  Where we buried her, we will plant a lilac so that we can always remember her with a smile when that glorious scent wafts across the yard in the springtime.


But no other dog will ever be my first, my loved, my sweet and beautiful, Thandie.

24 comments:

Marinka said...

This breaks my heart. I'm so sorry for your loss.

RubysMama said...

Sweet, wonderful Thandie. <3 to you.

AnnetteK said...

I'm so sorry. That was a lovely tribute to her. xo

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a long-time pet. So terribly sorry, but also so grateful she had such a wonderful family to share her life with.

Amber said...

Good gracious. That was Marley & Me condensed into one post and it made me WANT a puppy. I'm so sorry for your loss. :-(

Me Too said...

so sorry for your loss. it is so so hard to lose them.

Tara R. said...

You have my sincere condolences. It is so very hard to lose a pet.

Rest in Peace Thandie.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh no...that so hard... I'm sure it was twice as sad to experience the loss through your children's tears as well. I'm sorry. Much love to all of you.

Fawn said...

Ohhh, I've been thinking about her, wondering how she was doing. So sorry, MommyTime.

E... said...

So sad for you and your family.
Bracing myself for a similar time with my dear Scout.
Big hugs to all of you.

Jb said...

I'm crying for you. So sorry about your poor little baby. Thanks for sharing such beautiful memories.

cy said...

love the post. bye thandie!!! :(

rockygrace said...

crying now .... I'm so sorry.

anymommy said...

Tears. I am so sorry. I'm glad it was a gentle end. She clearly lived a happy life in your family.

The Empress said...

Oh, I'm so sorry!! This just broke my heart.

A Modern Mother said...

I'm so sorry, what a tribute.

"G" said...

What a tearjerker!! I feel your pain.. We had to put two of our four legged children down within 2 months of each other. IT SUCKS!!! And then, we bought three more because we could not bear for the one that was left behind to be alone, and we didnt' want to be alone either.. and now we are not, but we are still sad.. Memories abound!

Renovation Girl said...

I'm so sorry for all of you!!! Beautiful, heartwrenching post.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

So, so sorry. Dogs live impossibly short lives...

Mr Lady said...

Oh, no. I am just so sorry.

MommyTime said...

Thank you all, so very much, for your kindness and sympathy and good wishes. It really made me feel better to read all your messages.

MomZombie said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet dog.

Christy said...

Oh I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. We had to put our family dog down last year. Heartbreaking...

(I'm Christy, from the out of the loop email chain...what a sad first post for me to comment on, but I really understand how hard it is. Pets ARE family. It's so unfair that they live such relatively short lives.)

Kathy said...

Well, I know how hard it is to lose a long-time pet. So terribly sorry, but also so grateful she had such a wonderful family to share her life with. thanx for posting.

 

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