Friday, September 05, 2008

A sad, sad day

It has been a long time in coming. I knew it was coming. We have talked about it and put it off and off again. That doesn't make it any easier or less sad for me. Schaun is taking Belle in to the Vet to have her put to sleep this morning. She is in pain. She is isolated and has been for a while. Twice this week she has yelped out when a hand was run down her back. I keep everybody away from her because I fear her snapping and biting someone due to her pain. She still eats well, she still follows me upstairs and back down every time I go. She still gets bouncy and excited when Schaun comes home from work. She was never really a great family dog. She was our first though. She has been with us for 12 years (although she is an undetermined amount older than that). We gave her a good life. We laugh because she a mutt. We have a Dachshund, a Golden Retriever, and once had a Yorkie--all purebreds that we got for free, but we paid for Belle. She has out lived so many others that I miss. Ice, Stinky, Arthur, Baby, Cecil, and my sweet Darby.

Yes, it is the right time, but it still hurts so much!

7 comments:

Micki said...

Sorry for the loss of your furry friend. I know how you feel. I hope that you smile again really soon.

Kristin Michelle said...

Even though you know it is time and it is what is best does mean that it does not make it hurt any less...we will all miss Belle!

Maricar said...

Hugs Kerry.

jrchaard said...

I don't remember darby

Kerry said...

Darby lived with my Mom.

Lisa said...

Aww, Kerry, I'm sorry. Knowing it's the "right thing" doesn't make it any easier. I'll be thinkign of you.

JGRAHAM24 said...

Kerry, Schaun & Girls,
I am so sorry about Belle. I know how hard it is to lose one of your special pet children. You are lucky to have one another. Hope you all are OK
Joanne