Thursday, August 28, 2008

Saying Goodbye.....


I know it's not a very encouraging post but Our blogs are much like public journals, weds I took my sweet Smokey to the vet, he was 14 (we have had him 5 years) and in much pain due to so many ailments , I couldnt stand to see him suffer any longer. I spent the day feeding him , ( people food)bathing him, and just letting him stay in the house where he loved to be, around me. Which made it hard to take him to the vet and actually end his life. It was best for him but as humans we do everything we can to live longer and help our pets to live long and healthy, not batting an eye when we have to spend the whole months mortgage to save our Ferrets life, thats another story, yes a heartbreaker....... Smokey started to go down hill fast, I only wish we would have found him before he had heartworms, and before his arthritis . He would probly go on another 3 or 4 years, his spirit was as if he were a puppy, but a puppy in pain... So for all who have lost a dear sweet companion I'm sorry for us who unlike our little friends, have to be sad for their loss.... I hope it's a long time before I have to go thru this with my little dog mini, I cant stress enough, Heartworm meds!! It wont help them live forever but it will give us more time with our sweet companions.....

I found this saying that is so sweet ...and is very true......If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever”Winnie the pooh........I found this on The pink gate blogspot , a very inspirational blog

17 comments:

LW said...

I am so sorry...
Our pets are a very important part of our life.
It sounds like he had a very good life with you…

Louise

PS... your blog is lovely

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my heart is just breaking with you. But how happy I am that you have been blessed with warm memories of a wonderful companion.

Sand Flat Farm said...

Kimberly - Stopped by from Sandy's blog and read about your sweet little dog. I'm sorry that you had to make that tough decision. A dear friend of mine sent me a wonderful poem about our Doggies and if you would like to read it, go to my Feb 17, 08, post. It's rather long to put in a comment. Get your tissues ready! I lost my 13 yr old Pom a year ago and another little baby one in Feb. You're in my thoughts - Vickie

Sand Flat Farm said...

You are SO talented! Love your site! I'll have to check out Marie Antoinette - Vickie

kari and kijsa said...

Our hearts break for you- it is so difficult to lose a four-footed family member.

Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa

LesArtsbyGloria said...

Ok, Kimberly, if I can see through these tears, I will comment. I don't know if you read any of my older posts, but my doggie, my best friend of 17 yrs. passed on April 1st. I don't know what kind of doggie he was, but his photo looks like my little pookie's face & coloring. I haven't been able to look at a photo, let alone post one. My heart goes out to you. My own family is still heart broken that she's gone. I know they can't live forever, but it's so hard to lose them. I hope you take comfort in knowing you gave him a good life. Gloria

Miss Sandy said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your beloved pet. Praying for heart healing for the space he has left in your heart.

Marie Antionette said...

First of all I want to thank you for coming to my blog,and leaving your kind thights and prayers.We made it though the storm,with miner damage,One tree on the edge of my roof,but not bad.I rais peacocks ,and they made it though Ok.I lost about 8 during Katrina and was without power for 4 weeks,Its still raining and gusting win .Now I want to say,i think your site is very beautiful and you have some of the most beautiful things on it.I will be back offten.I'm so sorry about your sweet dog.I know how hard it was to watch him suffer.I've had to put down several animals in my life time and it doen't ever get easier.We love our pets,just like they were children.Just know for the short time you had him that he was a happy dog and he knew he was loved.Hugs Marie Antionette

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I understand because I had to go through the same decision this past March. One of the darkest periods in our family's life. We had Buffy 16 years and he was a family member. I certainly hope you have mini a long time! Twyla

parisapartment said...

Kimberly, I am so sorry to hear about your little angel. I bet he had the best life among your pretty things and was adored every day. I lost mine this year too after 15 years. I still think of her everyday and cry at certain songs, but know they are never really far away. I felt like my blog was a strange place to mention it too but the blog love I got really helped me through it.

Marina Capano said...

Hi Kimberly!I have an award for you on my post today. The post is called Spring time. Please stop by and take it home. Have a lovely day. Marina

Lady Laurie said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how hard it is to say goodbye ~
Smokey looked like such a happy dog, he was very blessed to have such a wonderful family.

Tutti Chic said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your adorable smokey. noone likes to see a pet suffer & you certainly gave him lots of love & did the right thing~hugs, chris

Kerryanne English said...

As I sit here typing with my studio buddy on my lap (and yes it does make it difficult to type with a dog between you and the keyboard), a tear rolls down my cheek at the heartbreaking loss of your beautiful Smokey.

If more people had some of the attributes of our canine friends the world woud be a better place.

I'm giving my Gypsy a big hug and then I am checking her medication chart. Thank you for the reminder Kimberley.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Ohh, I am so sorry about Smokey...It brings tears to my eyes. Hey looks like such a sweetheart. I know you miss him. The inspirational quote is beautiful.
xoxo,
Queenie!

twinkleshabbystar said...

Awww.Im so so sorry about your sweet Smokey. Losing our pets is one of the hardest losses to deal with. I just lost my dog of 16 years about 2 months ago, and my Mom just lost her 10 year old golden retriever to cancer 3 days ago. It's incredibly sad to lose our fur babies. My heart goes out to you!!! Jenn

Shabbyfufu said...

Just catching up on some blog reading today. I know that I am a little late, but I am sorry about your fur baby Kim....~xo~Janet