Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Dog

My beautiful, cherished dog was put to sleep 3 hours ago. After my last post, she became sicker and her eyes told me it was time. I can't stop crying but know I did the right thing tonight calling the vet.

RIP my beautiful best friend. It was an honor to be your mother. She passed away peacefully in my arms. My heart is broken but I'm eternally grateful for the 13 of pure joy you gave me.


  1. Oh Chalice, I feel your pain so much right now. I took my cat of 17 years to the vet last week because she's crashing from renal failure. They tried to put her down but she fought for her life and they finally sent her home with me and said, "We'll try again next week." How horrible, just horrible. I cried so hard, I got physically sick. So, it's a weird thing to say, but I'm so glad it was at least peaceful - I hope you can take some comfort in that. :(

    I'm crying as I read this post because I know how bad it hurts. My cat has been the one constant in my life through all the changes. She has been my little companion come hell or high water. So I read your tribute to your beautiful best friend and I'm so with you - pets are such a gift and it really is like losing a family member or a dear friend. My heart goes out to you right now. Please know that you are not alone. *huge hugs*

  2. Chalice, anyone who lived the same as you right now, knows the pain it is. They are our real friends, our sons, our inconditional love we can't find in another person. But these persons who suffered the same are with you now. I lost my 17 years dog and I know how hard it is. She was my company from the moment I went to school until I was graduated. At least you were with her in her last moments - so she knew she was loved all the time, and unforgettable. All I can say is that the memories stay, and when is the right time, she will "send" you another pet to love again. I know it's possible cause my lil dog sent me from the Pets Heaven she is now 3 amazing cats to share my love. They are part of my family now and I always tell them histories about the amazing friend I had before. You really are not alone, hugs with all my heart, Mili Miklos

  3. I am so sorry, I did the same with my "brother" 4 years ago, he was with me for 17 years, be strong, they are resting now. Iron Martinek

  4. Dear Chalice: I was away for a few days, and have just seen your post. My heart goes out to you, as I know this was a difficult decision, although I am also in total agreement that you did the right thing. You took care of your friend as she needed you to do.

    I am sure she is at peace now, and I am hoping that you will find some peace of your own. I know that you are grieving, and it hurts. You are mourning a tremendous loss in your life. Feeling it will help you heal in time, so you can think of your little one again with a smile and remember the joy.

    Hugs to you, and my thoughts and prayers as well.


  5. Regina Eyre

    Hi Chalice, i hope u remember me, we talk couple times in stores. I am so sorry(( i pray for your baby..Remember i told u about rainbow
    Here its full story

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge...

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them; who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. YOU have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    I am with you
    IM me if u want talk