Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Very Sad Goodbye to my Best Friend!


Just when you think that your week can't get any worse, your best friend dies.  Moppett was a shelter dog that we got about 12 years ago.  She quickly became MY dog and followed me everywhere, loved to go in the car and was never more than 3 feet from where ever I was.
In the past year she has gone almost completely blind and was losing her hearing but she was happy, knew where everything was in the house and outside so life was good.  She was always happy to see me when I came home and no matter what my day had been her excitement of having you there made everything all right.
I knew for a few weeks that she wasn't doing as good as she had been and knew that it was just a matter of time before I would have to make a very hard decision as to when life wasn't "good" anymore and I couldn't stand it if she were to suffer.
It has been so cold and so much snow that I have had to carry her down the stairs to go do her business in the yard but I didn't mind. 
She acted like she needed to go so I got my coat and carried her down the stairs and when I put her down she collapsed.  I picked her up and held her for the rest of her life which fortunately for her was only a couple of more minutes. 
I held her and cried for my loss, but am grateful that she had enjoyed a wonderful life with us and I am forever grateful to her for her unconditional love.

Bye Moppie,  I Love you!

Cathy

21 comments:

StampOwl said...

Oh I am so sorry Cathy, my thoughts are with you {{{{hugs}}}}

craftingmanda said...

so sorry sending you big hugs it is awful when you loose a pet as they are a part of your family and like your children xx at least you were there with her a nd she knew she was loved

Melissa S. said...

Cathy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I had to make that decision for my big ole Aussie just before Christmas. She would have been 17 next month. But it was time and though it hurts to have them go we have so many great memories to look back on. Again I'm so sorry for your loss.

Virgo5 said...

Oh Cathy I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog. I'm sure it was a comfort to her to have you there at the end. {{{{Hugs}}} to you.

Kaye said...

So sorry for your loss! We have a shih tzu whos 7 and they are calling her a senior dog. It would be hard to have a life without her. Know that others understand your loss.

Scrappychic17 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. It's always hard when you lose a pet...they're like your children. Hang in there.

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, Cathy! I'm so sorry you lost your sweet dog. Moppett was the perfect name for her. Such a cutie. {{{{big hugs}}}}

Anita said...

So sorry for your loss Cathy! {Hugs} and prayers for you.

Valerie said...

oh girl this breaks my heart! I'm so sorry for your loss...I can't even image losing my babies. My thoughts and prayers are with you BIG hugs!

Crystal said...

Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. We are nearing that moment with our schnauzer and it breaks my heart. Praying for you .

Dawn B. said...

I am so sorry for your loss..Awww I have a sweet little one that is MY dog too..Feeling your pain..You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Elaine L. said...

I'm so sorry, Cathy! It's never easy to lose a beloved pet, but how wonderful it was for her to have you there, holding her, in her last moments. I'm writing this with tears in my eyes. You are in my thoughts.

catdidit said...

I am so sorry Cathy, I do know what you are going through. big ole HUGSSS to you!

CraftinGranny said...

Our prayers are with you Cathy. We both cried for two weeks (still do) after our Lucky passed and miss him so. He'd been with us 14 years and was our "baby", so I know what you are feeling. Nothing will take Moppett's place but know she is in good hands with the Lord.
"Hugs" Granny

Betty Benton said...

So sorry to hear that you lost your dear sweet furry companion. It is surely a hard thing to go through and I'll be thinking of you.

leenda said...

I'm sorry about your beloved Moppett. I know she gave you hours of companionship & love. Hugs to you.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Awww Cathy, I'm so sorry to hear your news x
I'm sure that Moppett was just as grateful to have her best friend with her at the end of her journey too xx
Thinking of you xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Cathy my heart is breaking for you, I'm sitting here with tears rolling down my face. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how much pain your in right now, sometimes life just isnt fair! This has been such a hard time for you with everything going on and now to loss your precious little one! I know Moppie is at Rainbow bridge waiting to be together again someday. God Bless you! and I wish I could give you a big hug right now and have a good cry together!

Becky said...

How heart breaking. I still havent gotten over the lose of mine and she died 20 years ago. But I am sure Moppie is able to see and hear now..

Killam Creative said...

Oh, Cathy, this is heartbreaking. I am so sorry for your loss. ::hugs::

Susan

lisa808 said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.