Monday, September 29, 2008

So so sad!

Remember this cute thing?
Last week she started showing the first symptoms of distemper and five/six days later she died. It was a very sad thing to watch her deteriorate so quickly. I was sad but how was I going to explain this to the kids - again? (This is the third dog we have had that has died in a year - bad doggy karma I know. The first was another very sick little street pup and the second was our beloved, but very old, family dog.)

We knew a street dog is always a crapshoot (pardon mon francais) but this dear little pup was just doing so well before she got sick. The vet said no rebound puppies for us - we need to wait at least a week. I'm not sure I'm up for it as much as I love having a dog. We'll see.

This morning I went for a morning walk and was looking at all the street dogs ... everywhere ... and well, was just sad!

C'est tout. A happier post tomorrow. Promise.

14 comments:

Simple Answer said...

I am soooo sorry! It wasn't that long ago you got it was it? I'll be thinking of the kiddos. That will be hard to take.

EmBee said...

Just looking at that picture and knowing such cuteness is forever lost to this world, made a little piece of me break inside.

Please accept my sympathies and I hope the kids hearts heal soon.
:-(

Eudae-mamia said...

Oh Laurel - I'm so sorry for your loss. The boys think it's because I can't juggle another little thing right now, but in reality it's because of your experience. I just cannot say good bye to a face like that. Someday I'll take the leap for them - a love of a pet is just pure. My heart goes out to your and your family.

Em

Melissa F. said...

Awww, I'm so sorry. What a sweet pup.

Simply Stork said...

awwwww how sad :o(

I am just popping in to say "hello" from sits...what a sad post! Poor thing.

well thank you so much for leaving me a comment on my sits day :o)

~simply~

Michelle said...

So sorry you lost such a cute puppy.

~alison said...

oh my goodness! I am SOOOOOOOO sorry! My heart is breaking, seriously. I LOVE dogs and for that to have happened to you and your children in such a short time...my heart goes out. I have two pups of my own and wouldn't know what to do if they passed. Best of luck!

Heather said...

Aww, that is just too sad. I am a dog lover, too, and can't imagine life without ours. I lost a lot of pets as a kid (mostly cats). I feel bad for you and your babies.

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday! Hope you'll be back.

mommaof4wife2r said...

poor kiddos...and poor you. sad.

Rhea said...

OH, no. That's so sad!!! That was one adorable furry face. :o(

Aubrey said...

Aw man! I can't imagine.

I took my toddler to the the humane society today and got a little teary. I can't imagine seeing all the street dogs!

Sorry for the loss. What a cutie he was! Hugs to the kiddos!

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Heather said...

Oh, I'm so sorry!

Grand Pooba said...

I am terribly sorry for your loss. I too recently lost my furry child Bain. He was a mastif and he was such a beautiful boy. I don't have any children of my own so my furry babies are all I have.

It breaks my heart to hear about any animal suffering or dying. My heart goes out to you.

PS Saw your comment on SITS and thought I'd stop by. Thanks!