Monday, June 15, 2009

Farewell faithful friend


Today I had to make the hardest decision I've ever had to make and trust me there have been some tough ones. Ollie My four year old Shih tzu,ran away last week and must have been hit by a car because he returned home limping. The limping got worse and this morning he was totally paralysed in his back legs. He was clearly in a lot of pain. The vet diagnosed a ruptured disc something that small dogs like Shih tzus are prone to. He said surgery was an option but unlikely to be successful and the recovery slow. I had to let my friend go in peace. I know it was the right thing to do for him but I still feel like a total heel. I held him as he slipped away and then spent a long time sobbing over his body.

He was a very placid dog and took everything in his stride. He never complained or made a fuss about anything. I hope he's having fun playing now.

23 comments:

Willow said...

Oh I'm so sorry! I know it's hard and I'll be thinking of you and praying for you. Be comforted.

Sal said...

Thinking of you and sending you big hugs.
;-)

Josie said...

so sorry to hear that
Josie x x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

So sorry to hear about Ollie - sending lots of thoughts your way.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Oh I'm so sorry!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, how sad. He sure was a cute little dog. ;-(

LizzieJane said...

Sending you big hugs to help you get through this difficult time.
x

Linda said...

I am sorry to hear that news, big hug to you. xxx

SFP said...

I'm so sorry about Ollie. Sending good thoughts your way.

April said...

So very sorry to hear your sad news. think about the good time with Ollie and you'll never forget him

Hugs

April xx

Elizabeth said...

Oh sweetie, that is hard.
But don't feel like a heel. He's not suffering anymore.
Hugs for you.

Channon said...

Oh, my heart breaks for you. Being a responsible pet owner doesn't make it any easier, does it?

Tracy said...

Ally, I am so very sorry... Poor Ollie. Please know I am thinking of you & your family extra just now. May the love of family & friends surround and comfort you. ((BIG HUGS))

lucky knitter said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and sending you a hug.

Philigry said...

i am so so sorry. that must have been so hard. you are right though, he is probably pain free and happy now. hang in there.

raining sheep said...

So sorry to hear that. That is sad. Our four legged buddies are a huge part of the family. Big, big hugs to you.

t does wool said...

oh,Ali...so sorry...so,so, sorry...big hugs

rhubarbwhine said...

Oh no, so sorryto hear this. Sending you hugs

Leonie said...

So sorry for your loss. The memories you have will never leave you, and you know you did the right thing for him, even if it hard to accept right now.

Rachael said...

My thoughts go out to you in such a sad time. It's never easy to say good bye, but I am sure he feels your love even now.

Rachael Rabbit said...

So sad so sad. You were so brave to stay with him. Poor you. I bet he is having a riot in doggie heaven.

melly~ said...

((hug)) from one dog lover to the next. we lost our ten year old rottie a month ago and i miss him every. day.
just feel blessed to have had him in your life even for the shortest time. soon you'll be able to remember him with warmth and fondness instead of tears.
melly-

louise said...

I'm so sorry to read this. To lose a pet is to lose a friend. x