Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Sad Day

Very sad this evening~~our little shih tzu Houston had to be put down today. It's not that we weren't expecting it but it still seemed so sudden. I went out yesterday morning and he was ok~~when I got home he wasn't. He could hardly stand up. After a couple hours he couldn't at all. It's not that he was young--he wasn't--he was almost 14! In dog years doesn't that make him almost 98??? Wow!! Called the vet this morning and they got us in but not until 3:30 this afternoon--made for a long day. I carried him outside a couple times so he could lay in the grass when the sun came out. I figured he'd like that. He wouldn't eat or drink anything he just wanted me near. Every time I've gone to this the new vet we're using it's never been busy but of course today it was. I had to sit in the waiting room fighting tears which I didn't manage to do for long. It seemed like forever before we got in a room but actually it wasn't~~we went before some other people that were waiting. The assistant came in and talked with me and explained everything so I knew what to expect. Asked if I wanted to stay with him and I didn't have the heart to leave him alone so I did. The vet was so kind she carefully checked him over and she agreed it was in his best interest to let him go. His heart was not good and she thought he had a tumor on his spine. It was time to say "good-bye" I held him and talked to him and they administered the shot. It was painless and quick~~he drifted off~~
By Houie, we'll miss you~~

11 comments:

PurlyGurly said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss.

Michele [iSmile ;D] said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. I know how hard it is to lose that special-friend. I had a Cocker Spaniel for a kindred spirit. My heart and prayers go out to you.

amylovie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Amy

Susan said...

I am sorry for your loss. I hope someday you will be able to remember him and smile fondly at the warm memories he made for you.

Diane said...

I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your beloved dog.

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear about your dog. They are so special. I'm glad you could be with him.

Lisa said...

Maybe your dog can play with my dog in doggy heaven. I'm sorry for your loss. I miss mine more than I can ever express.

Lindsey said...

Oh, that's so heartbreaking to lose a beloved pet. We've got a Border Collie and 3 cats and they're the lights of our lives. My thoughts are with you.

barbp said...

My first time to your blog and saw your sad post. I'm so sorry for your loss. Like so many others, my husband and I put our Kneeshonden to sleep a couple years back. A friend shared the Rainbow Bridge poem with us and it made us cry but gave us comfort. Here is a link to it if your are not familiar with it. Take care.
http://www.petloss.com/poems/maingrp/rainbowb.htm

Susan said...

Just wanted to express my sympathy. My thoughts are with you!

Betty said...

This brought a few tears to my eyes. My kitty is now at the vets and we had to make the decision. My 18-year-old overruled me and is paying for the kitty to stay at the vets for treatment. He seems to be getting well! It's quite a surprise as all his bloodwork was way way high. Very hard decision. Thank you for sharing that post.