Saturday, September 3, 2011

Another big change...

If you hadn't heard, two weeks ago we had to put our sweet Daisy down. She wasn't quite at her best the last six months or so and it got progressively worse over the last month. As anyone does, we went round and round on when/what to do. I won't go into details here but she made it pretty clear she was miserable.

I need to scan some puppy pics of her when we got her 12 years ago. She was a one-year wedding anniversary present we gifted ourselves in '99. Other than that first year, she's been apart of every single aspect of our married lives. It's an adjustment to move forward without her.

The timing was perfect that Eliot started Kindergarten just a couple days later, a perfect distraction. He brings her up every so often and says he's sad but he's doing okay. We bought the book "Dog Heaven" as another way for him to understand what's going on.

A couple days after she died he did ask if she died on the cross. That's just Jesus.

My favorite thing about her was that she was oddly compassionate. As you know if you've read this blog for any amount of time, we've gone through a lot in those 12 years with fertility and adoption drama. Every time something would go wrong, Daisy wouldn't leave my side. Especially when I miscarried, she was a permanent attachment, a constant comfort.

Daisy was the perfect dog. She may have eaten through drywall, several couches, a door, etc, rolled in poop more times than I can remember and barked a lot, but she was perfect. She put up with a lot and was as loyal as can be. She is missed dearly and we're thankful we got to be hers.


K.M.L said... sad. Losing a pet is so hard, but you've definitely great memories with Daisy. Thinking of you all.

The Busters said...

As a fellow dog lover, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm in tears. And Indy will get an additional treat tonight.

Gina said...

I remember Daisy when you guys had her in Webster. She was an adorable puppy. I am so sorry for your loss, Katie.

Ebbiemae said...

Hi there,
I just stumbled upon your blog somewhat randomly, but I just wanted to comment and leave you with my sincerest apologies and love. My boyfriend and I had to help my mother (she has a chronic illness) take our beloved family dog of 12 years to be put to sleep just over a week ago. She hadn't been herself for a few months and it turned out she had some heart problems and likely-tumors. It's honestly very strange that I happened upon your story about Daisy when I did, as I was just shedding a few tears over the loss of Cass. She was also the sweetest, most compassionate and loyal best friend we could've asked for.. as I'm sure Daisy was to your family. I'm so sorry for your loss and know exactly what you're going through.
All kinds of love,

Unknown said...

So very sad for you and the loss of Daisy. I am so in tears and I just found your blog.