Monday, September 28, 2009

A Very Hard Day...


This morning I will take my
Kimmy to the vet for the last
time. She has always had a
very bad disposition toward
certain people and has been
untrustworthy around young
children.

On the other hand she is so
very loyal and loving to me.

The night before Mikey left
for his mission trip she bit
him.

It was the last straw...

but it is so hard to actually
bring myself to bring her life to
an end, as is evidenced by the fact that
I didn't do this last week while he
was gone.

She has health issues that help
me to make this decision, as well.
The poor dog suffers from allergies
to an extreme degree and it is hard
to watch her be in such discomfort.
I have tried everything to reduce her
itchiness and while things help,
nothing makes it tolerable.

None of this takes away the horrible
sadness I feel as this time comes.

It is time to go and say goodbye.
I will miss her greatly!



Updated: Mom went with me...Kimmy passed very peacefully looking into my eyes. For such an unpredictable dog she always, always, always wanted to please me.
I loved her!
Thanks for your kind words.

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26 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I cannot imagine having to make a decision like this and go through it alone. My heart is with you today.

~~Deby said...

Oh I will pray for you...I know these things are soooo hard..
(((hugs))
deby

Melissa G. said...

Oh you poor thing! I can't imagine how hard this must be! I'll be praying for you today!

Ellen said...

Oh Becky, I am so sorry. It is so hard losing a pet not matter what the reason. My heart is crying for you and your family

Persuaded said...

Oh becky.. I teared up just reading your post and seeing the cute pictures of your "boy." I'll be praying for you today.... let us know how it goes, dear♥ ((hugs))

detweilermom said...

Praying for you Becky!!

Vickie said...

Becky, I'm so sorry about your little Kimmy. What a hard decision to make - my heart goes out to you.

Terri and Bob said...

I am so sorry. I know how hard this is.

I love your profile photo. How cute is that!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Dear Becky,

I am so sorry to hear this news. Our pets are so near and dear to our hearts. Will be praying.

Beverly

Mrs.Rabe said...

Becky,

I am so sorry. I am one of the people Kimmie did not like. I wanted to be her friend...

I can't imagine this decision. I know it was hard for you. Glad that Ruth went with you.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Sorry about Kimmie. Perhaps one of the reasons she bit Mikey was that she wasn't feeling very well. You said she had health issues.

Nicole said...

I am sorry you had to do this. I pray your heart is healing!

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, I am so sorry you had to make this decision. My heart breaks for you and I can't think of anything to say that would be truly comforting so I'll pray for the true Comforter to be with you at this time.

Freda Marie said...

Becky I am so, so sorry for the sad event you have had to encounter. My tears and prayers are sent from the heart in the hope of comfort knowing friends are there with you too.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Becky, darling, I am crying as I type this to you. I understand your pain and I hurt for you. Please know I am sending my prayers for God's comfort for you. May the pain of this day ease for you.

Love, Barb

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweet Becky darling, your precious Kimmie knew youhad her best interests at heart. She too knew it was time. Someday you two will be reunited in heaven and spend the rest of eternity loving each other.

I would venture to say she had an underlying problem that nobody knew about, so was unable to treat. You never know with pets. Just know that you each loved each other, and you each understood each other. She will always be your baby honey, always.

My Bruiser has cancer and is pretty short too. I watch him very closely and take it one day at a time. When the time comes I will know, if it is necessary. He too will understand.

I will be praying for you honey. I know this is so hard. Take care sweetie. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Terry said...

Oh Becky, How sorry I feel for you. It is so hard having animals and falling in love with them and having to let them go.

How lucky for you that your mom went with you, I am sure you needed her for support. Terry

jeanne said...

Dear Becky, I am so sad for you and what you had to do. I am sure you did the right thing but I know it was heartbreaking. We love our pets but sometimes it just isn't enough when there are problems beyond our control.
I pray that you find some comfort in knowing you loved Kimmy and Kimmy knew that.

Your are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and acceptance.

Love, Jeanne

stefanie said...

you poor thing, that breaks my heart

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

Becky, I am SO SO sorry, that had to be so hard!!

Carol said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Becky. You were very brave to stay with her until the end.

Hugs & Love,
Carol

Tracy said...

I've been through this myself, Becky, and it is not an easy decision. I pray that the Lord gives you peace.

Gayla said...

I am just so sad for you... I know you are so tired from all that... Hugs and heartfelt prayers for comfort... Life is sometimes really, really hard... your post really made me cry.

Debbie Pearson said...

Becky, I am so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult losing a pet under any circumstances. My heart goes out to you. Hugs Debbie

Carol said...

Oh..I can feel the emptiness and pain. A situation like this just tugs away at your heart.
We had a like situation, and about 4 mos. later I was adjusting to my "Houston's loss. his Paw Prints in plaster of Paris arrived with a sympathy card from the Vet. His sister was born a year later and what pure *JOY* she has brought to our family A bit "spoiled" but she is our little dust mop, black Pom
Hugs from Texas
Carol

Elena said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I know how hard it is to lose a special dog. I know it is even harder to have to put them down. May your heart be comforted today. Hugs, Elena