Sunday, July 24, 2005

My Heart is Heavy

My friend's incredibly wonderful dog lost her battle today. She was the most amazing girl. She loved her sister, her cat sisters (one she is going to finally see again), her numerous (and I do mean numerous) friends -- but most of all, she loved her mommy. We will all miss her terribly but I must believe she is in a better place.

17 Comments:

At 8:00 PM, Blogger drummaster2001 said...

anyplace without having to worry about terrorists is a better place.

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger SEAWITCH said...

esther,

I feel for your friend. I lost one of my precious cats last year. I feel for you also. It's hard seeing your friends suffer. G-d bless.

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Sorry to hear this, Esther. Our dogs are one of our greatest joys. It' always sad to hear about a dog's demise.

http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

I am sorry to hear that as well. Some times it is for the best though.

 
At 10:40 PM, Anonymous Felis said...

I join the others in saying SORRY for your friend.
Our pets are not just pets. they are friends.

 
At 11:47 PM, Anonymous Rory said...

That's such sad news. It sounds as if she had a very good life, though. In fact, I was thinking about Alex because I knew she was supposed to see the specialist yesterday. I'm sorry the outcome wasn't better, but I know your friend did everything possible for her and that's the most any of us can ever do.

 
At 1:07 AM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Aw jeez... It's the one day that we fear so much—having to say goodbye to the dog. I've been through it many times, and I'll go through it several more.

 
At 1:45 AM, Anonymous Rachel from the land of Oz said...

Crap. we lost our dog a couple of years ago and it still hurts sometimes, especially when I forget and go to feed her my left over dinner. But she was really sick I guess it was for the best. However, she had a bloody good life and I love remembering that.

 
At 4:05 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

There is a poem about losing beloved pets: "The Rainbow Bridge." Anybody know that one?

It's so difficult to lose a pet! Each one is special and a member of the family. Nothing is easy about the loss, even when the dear one is old and has led a full life.

Those who have never owned pets don't understand how we grieve when we lose one.

 
At 6:38 AM, Blogger Mark said...

AOW - The link is in my comment above.

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger birdwoman said...

Pretty doggie. Sorry to hear about that; losing a dog is terrible.

(*)>

 
At 4:57 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks everyone for your very kind words. They are helping me a great deal.

I love the story of the Rainbow Bridge...that pretty much got me through my first cat's passing 8 years ago.

Rory, the specialist thought he could help Alex and wanted to do the surgery right away... to make a window in the heart sac....My friend was at my place, hanging out with a bunch of us when she got the call... they couldn't stop her bleeding during surgery. It was absolutely devestating. The surgeon was even crying.

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger MaxedOutMama said...

Oh Esther - I lost my dog last year, and I still miss him terribly. I'm sorry for your friend, really sorry. Tell her, though, to think about the fact that that dog knew she was loved and loved greatly in return. They have big hearts and it is the worst agony for them to be alone. She didn't suffer that.

 
At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Rory said...

Esther, I'm really sorry. That makes it even worse. It's that emotional roller coaster that can be so devastating when you get your hopes up only to have them dashed. My thoughts are with both you and your friend.

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger Mark said...

THIS is far more important than anything happening at the post below. You and your friend have my deepest sympathy.

 
At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

I'm sorry for you and your friends. Outliving our pets is one of the sad benefits of our relatively long lives.

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger BillyBudd said...

We humans could learn from the undying loyalty and love dogs give without expectation or hesitation.

Bummer

 

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