Saturday, November 04, 2006

Grieving

PUP
1997-2006
Today I took Pup into the veterinary because there were some odd things happening to her. A few months ago she had a large tumor removed from a gland on her tummy. The vet felt she was healthy and could live several more years. After the surgery the dr. called and told us the tumor was cancerous. It has came back with a venegance and now has spread throughout her system, there is nothing else that can be done. This is her last weekend with us. If she survives this weekend we will have her put down on Monday so she will not suffer. This is a sad weekend for us, but if we had to go through being loved by a dog for almost ten years again and then losing her... we would. She has been a great dog and we loved her very much too.

28 comments:

Catherine said...

Thinking of you, Dori. Of course, you don't want to lose her, but you don't want her to suffer either. You'll never forget what a wonderful dog she has been in your lives and how wonderful you made her life.

Emmy said...

So sorry to hear about Pup. How heart-wrenching. I'm keeping you in my thoughts as you go through this difficult time with your beloved family pet.

Okra Mary said...

My sympathies are with you this weekend.

Dreena said...

I'm sorry for you and your family, Dori. Your pup was obviously very loved by you, and gave much love back. Take care... I send my sympathies to you...
Dreena

Vivacious Vegan said...

May your beloved and precious memories of Pup comfort you during this difficult time. My warmest thoughts and sympathies are with you.

madeinalaska said...

Oh Dori, I am so sorry to hear about Pup. Losing a pet is very difficult. Hugs to you and your family.
Julee

Midwest Vegan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Pup. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Eat Peace Please said...

I'm sorry about Pup, Dori.

KleoPatra said...

Oh Dori. My heart is so with you. Please know that Pup has had SUCH a great life with you. Lucky doggie, loved doggie, trusted friend, faithful companion. Dori, i loved reading about her and seeing her photos all these months i have visited your blog.

Thank you so much for letting us into her life with yours. I'm thinking of you at this time.

*HUGE HUGS*

Nicki Baker said...

aww Dori, I'm so sorry! I know it's hard losing pets. My dogs Shorty and Precious both died unexpectedly - someone shot Shorty, and Precious had an illness we didn't know about. Just remember time heals.

Nicki Baker said...

aww Dori, I'm so sorry! I know it's hard losing pets. My dogs Shorty and Precious both died unexpectedly - someone shot Shorty, and Precious had an illness we didn't know about. Just remember time heals.

Kaji's Mom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I don't know what I'd do without my fur kids.I'm sure Pup knows how much she is loved, and even though it's hard, putting her to sleep is the right thing if she is in alot of pain.

Nikki said...

Many prayers go out to you and your family, and especially Pup. She is a beautiful dog and her kind soul comes through in her photos. My neighbor and her dog are going through the same thing. One day she had a mass and the vet said that it was cancer, and we don't know from one day to the next if she's still with us.

Losing animal friends is just as painful to me as losing a human friend or family member, so I deeply sympathize with you. I wish you and your family the best.

Gaia said...

Dori, I'm so sorry :(
Sending you, Pup and your loved ones good thoughts.
You love for Pup is forever I'm sure and she was very lucky to live with such a wonderful loving family.

Urban Vegan said...

I'm so very sorry, Dori and family. You have given Pup such a wonderful life, and he will be watching over you from doggy-heaven, tail wagging.

Love transcends even death.

(((HUGS)))

jenny said...

My eyes welled up when I read this. I am so sorry, Dori.

laura jesser said...

Dori, I'm very sorry to hear about Pup. Having her put down is a brave thing to do... I know you'll miss her. Hugs and blessings to you.

Julie said...

I am so sorry, Dori. I know Pup will miss you and your wonderful family. Take care.

bazu said...

Oh, Dori, I know this is a very difficult thing for you and your family and Pup to go through. When animals are in pain, it's so sad because they don't have the words to describe what they're going through. You just have to trust that you're doing your best by her, which I know you are. Pup knows it too. My thoughts are with you.

Geraldine said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Pup. What a lovely dog, and she will always be with you in spirit and in the love you shared for each other.

Huggs, G

Vicki said...

Sorry about Pup.

Johanna3 said...

I'm sorry for you and your family, Dori.losing such a lovely dog is so bad. i hope you feel well soon. and your kids get well of the accidents!

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

So sorry to hear, Dori. I hope you are all doing well through the grieving process.

-Crysta

JackieZA said...

I am so sorry I am late with this post, had a weird week.

It is so sad to lose a pet as they become so much part of the family.

You will miss Pup but better not to let him suffer. I am sure he had a wonderful life with you.

Kate said...

Aww Dori *hugs* you and your familie's way. I know how much animals are a part of the family .

Anonymous said...

:( I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner. Thinking of you as well, Dori, and hoping you guys are as okay as you can be, considering the circumstances. I can't even imagine the pain you are going through.
cherie

Tanya Kristine said...

ohmyGod Dori...my heart is breaking for you. i am so so so sorry. She was a lucky dog to have found you and you are a good mom. she loved you too. she picked you! i have to go dry my eyes now..i'm never good support during times like these...

The Mumbai Vegan said...

Dori, I'm sorry for your loss.. she lived a fun, exciting and healthy life with you guys..