Monday, October 4, 2010

Good-Bye Sadie

We had to put our dog, Sadie, down on Sunday. It was one of the toughest decisions in my adult life. She'd stopped eating and drinking. Has been failing for months, but took a big turn for the worse on Saturday. By Sunday she couldn't get up and was severely dehydrated.

We had her for eleven years, and she was an adult when we adopted her from the pound. The vet had estimated her age at fifteen or older, so this wasn't a real shock. But it doesn't make it much easier.

She was a fluffy little border collie who was glad to meet everyone. We called her our little Wal-Mart greeter. We really miss her.

So it was a rough weekend, even though I got to ride my motorcycle to my writer's meeting - usually a double whammy of happiness.

Plus my computer is still not working very much. So I may not be around in the internet world often for the next month or so. Hopefully I can get it fixed.

Hope your weekend was better than mine.

7 comments:

Victoria said...

I'm so sorry, Ava!

Haleine said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Sadie. You're absolutely right when you say that it not being a shock doesn't make it any easier.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sorry to hear about your Sadie though it sounds like she had a long happy life. We lost our dog last spring and I miss him still.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks guys.

Helen Ginger said...

My heart is with you, Sadie. We lost our miniature Schnauzer just before last Christmas. She was 19. I was a crying mess for months.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Helen. These fluffy little guys really become a big part of your life.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

No post that I've read tonight made me regret more that I am two weeks behind. I'm so, so sorry, Ava. *hugs*

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