Monday, December 21, 2009

Darn it!

All I can say today is 'Darn it. Animals are suppose to live as long as us!"

Today I had to make the 'big decision' concerning one of our dogs.

She had cancer. It took her sight so we became her eyes.

This past weekend was a bad one for her. She was in a lot of pain and the pain medication wasn't helping.

So this morning the decision was made to let her go peacefully. One day of watching her be that uncomfortable was enough to know that the time had come.

I believe whole heartedly that it is about the quality of life, not the quantity.

As you all very well know making the 'big decision' is a tough one, but when you know in your heart it is the right one, you make it.

Rest in peace Chicken Dog. 1999-2009. See ya' on the other side.

Until next time...........................


  1. Although I know, from my own experience, how difficult it is to let a well-loved friend go, it truly is the last, beautiful gift you can give them. May you find solace and laughter in the memories you have of your dog/friend....

  2. I'm so sorry - it's a decision that we all have had to make...and it's so impossibly hard. I don't want to ever go thru that again... Sorry you have to deal with sadness during the holidays. -Lynn

  3. Aw Cindy, I'm so sorry. The loss of a special dog friend is like nothing else.
    You're a good mama for making sure Chicken Dog didn't suffer any longer than she had to.

  4. Oh Cindy. I am so very sorry. I'm sending you hugs and crying with you. Thank you for being strong enough to make the right choice for your friend. oxox

  5. Very sorry to hear this, esp. right before the holidays. They hold such a dear place in the household, it's hard to let them go. However, I understand what you mean, when you say it was time. You just know sometimes.
    Take care,


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