Monday, September 03, 2012

This is the second time I've had to post something like this. We put our own dog to sleep today. She was diagnosed with lymphoma over a year ago and managed to put up an amazing fight. Over the past week she suddenly declined very quickly and yesterday we decided it was time.

She was an amazing dog, everyone who met her loved her. She touched so many people who thereby touched us in unimaginable ways. At one point several years ago she became very ill and friends from the internet, many of whom we'd never even met, all chipped in to cover the multiple thousands of dollars in vet bills.

We adopted her as an adult. She had spent the first few years of her life as an over used breeder in a puppy mill. Her body was broken but her spirit was not. Her trust of humans was amazing considering all she had gone through.

Rest in peace, sweet Poppy. Thank you for the time you gave to us.


Blogger Jean Pennie said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Safe travels over the Bridge, dear Poppy.

Blogger acquiringshelby said...

We lost our dog two years ago. She was so awesome. It was really rough seeing her go, but sometimes I still hear her tags on her collar chiming.

Sometimes I think animals are more human-like than humans are.

Blogger Jo's World said...

Even when you have known its coming for a long while, it just never gets easier.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Anonymous Kim said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I hope you're all doing all right and I'm glad Poppy was in such great hands while she was here.

Anonymous Jeannie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to say goodbye. I hope that good memories fill the place where sadness now resides.

Blogger Katie said...

What a sweet-looking dog. I hope your memories of her are a comfort to you.

Blogger Jeff Gillman said...

My condolences.
I recently watched "The Future" (with Miranda July), which was not a very good movie, except for the cat dialog laced in as a subplot, the last bit of which was very moving.
I still miss my Malamute, Luke, 25 years later, and remember what a good friend he was.

Blogger Angus said...

So sorry to learn of your loss. Farewells to such loyal and trusting companions never get any easier.

Blogger Liz Woodbury said...

My heart goes out to you. I lost my sweet friend just last week, very suddenly, and it is the hardest thing.

Blogger Holly said...

I am so sorry. Poppy was blessed to have had you as her humans.

Anonymous Carrie said...

What an adorable face! I am so sorry for your loss :( Rest in peace sweet Poppy.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for a long time an have great respect for what you do. I am sorry about Poppy but at least she had a good home before crossing the Rainbow Bridge. HRB

Blogger treschitta said...

Your blog is probably of the most emotionally moving thing I have read. This last post and the previous ones were certainly the most moving. They made me stop and think for at least an hour. I am sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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