Friday, July 1, 2011

Goodbye, my friend

Today was bittersweet. It was time to say goodbye to my/my mom’s sweet dog, Happy. He was a source of stability in my life for the past 13+ years. No matter how much things had changed, I always knew I could count on him to make me feel better. When I lived at home he was my best buddy and slept in my room every single night. He was the most loving, well-behaved dog and a perfect gentleman.




I’ve lost animals throughout my life but nothing has ever stung this hard. The decision was made late this evening and we all went to the vet together. He was too good of a dog to continue suffering and being in pain. It was a horrible feeling and I don’t think you can ever truly prepare yourself for goodbye. We were all in the room as he slipped away and it’s something I never wanted to face. I looked into his eyes and kept kissing his precious head. I didn’t want him to feel alone for even one second.

I know he’s already running around in doggy heaven and that gives me peace.

14 comments:

Cole said...

(((HUGS))) I know that feeling, and it just stinks.

I hope thinking of all the good memories you have of Happy brings you comfort.

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

oh Jules, I'm so sorry :-( I was a chicken when it came time for Sam to be put down, I couldn't go with...you are a brave soul.

sending a hug your way!!!

Alison said...

Oh, Jules, I am so sorry for your loss. It's devastating to lose a beloved pet. Your story reminded me of when we had to put my family's dog, the very special and sweet-souled Nicholas Nibbleby, to sleep. That was six years ago, and I still miss him. It doesn't matter whether you lose a pet or a person, love is love, and the loss of someone you love hurts.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry about your dog :( Losing pets is so hard. I can't imagine being in the room when my pet was put down. I've heard it's better to be in there for the animal, but it's just so hard and sad. You're very brave.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I'm so sorry about Happy. Saying goodbye is never easy.

{{HUGS}}

MCW said...

Oh no...It is so hard to loose a pet. Don't worry, they all go to Dog Heaven!

Modern Maven said...

I'm SO SORRY! I know you you feel...I've been there.

Amanda N said...

sighh when i saw this on my dashboard thing I almost didnt want to read it because it was sooo depressing.. I got a black lab and i dont ever want her to pass! Im sorry to hear this but it seemed like she lived a long happy life! I hope he will have fun in doggy heaven =D

BroncoMom said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. There is something so sweet and pure about the love you receive from your animals.

Karen in Progress said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I'm dreading the day I have to say goodbye to my Timber and I know it's coming fairly soon. Here's to remembering all the joy those four legged furballs bring into our lives. Doggy Heaven indeed.

Mel said...

So sorry for the loss of your pet. Hugs!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Oh, Jules I am so so sorry :( Losing a pet is always so hard. Dogs really are a part of the family. I know Happy is still happy, up in doggy heaven, playing with his puppy friends!

I'll be think about you and Happy.

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I'm sorry to hear this! My mom and dad just put down one of the family dogs last week, and it was so hard to hear! They really are part of the family, and bring so much joy to your life.

Kate said...

So hard to lose a beloved pet and family member :( My lab died years ago but I still miss her so much. I love imagining her playing in dog heaven with her friends :)