Friday, April 15, 2011

The Tough Decisions...

Sometimes we have to make the really tough decision to let something (someone) go. So we said our goodbyes to our beloved Misty just a short time ago.

The last few months have been increasingly difficult for her to get up on her own ~ we've had to pick up her hindquarters because her hips were so bad. She did ok once up, for the most part. But as she appeared to be having more and more discomfort recently (despite the pain medications), the decision became more urgent. And more humane.

Which doesn't mean I'm not sitting here crying my eyes out over one of the best dogs we've ever had. We were blessed to have her in our family for as long as we did.

13 comments:

flyingbeader said...

Deanna, I'm so sorry to hear this. It is always the toughest decisions we as pet owners must face. We love them so we let them go when the time comes.
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Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry. {{{hugs}}}

Ani said...
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Ani said...

Oh I am so sorry to read of your doggie's passing, it is very hard to let them go. I have photo collages of all my pets through the years, I love remembering them, as I am sure the fond memories of your Misty will be remembered forever in your heart as well.

creativedawn said...

Oh Deanna,
I'm sorry to hear of the lost of your treasured furbaby...
big hugzzz

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Deanna -

Sending you hugs. I'm glad you had this loyal friend in your family. I'm sorry you had to let her go.

Dixie

Mary Louisa said...

Dear Deanna and family, This is never an easy thing to have to do. My family just had to make the same heart break decision two weeks ago. Lucy was a good loyal friend and the day came when she also just couldn't get up on her own. After many agonizing day's we had to let her go. God bless you all at his time.
Mary Louisa

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful love. I'm so sorry for you. Cindy

Romona said...

I went through this in November. I had to have our darling cat euthanized after having her with us just coming on to 19 years. Really tough, sending a comforting hug your way...Romona

Abi said...

I am sorry for your loss X

Hanni said...

Hi Deanna, so sorry for your loss, it is hard, but think it this way, she is not suffering any longer and had a wonderful life with you and your family. Hang in there!
Hanni from Portland/Depot Dolls

Dollmaker Barb said...

So sorry, Deanna. It's just hard, and no matter how many times you've had to do it before, it never gets any easier.

Shashi Nayagam said...

So sorry for you Deanna, pets are like family and loosing one is so hard.