Sadie 6/1/99-12/26/09 RIP
Although we did get snow on Christmas eve and some very treacherous weather with high winds but we did not have the white stuff floating around. We had a wonderful time with our family on Christmas eve as well as Christmas morning and Christmas dinner. When we arrived back at home our dearly loved companion was very ill and continued to go downhill quickly. WE got her into the car and headed to the only emergency vet clinic, a 30-40 min. drive due to the bad weather. We went over everything with the vet and although Sadie was in pain she was so gentle even unto the end. Her whimpers were so very soft that one would not know she was in a very bad state. We left her there to get fluids and undergo some blood tests and returned home to await the results. The vet called and with tears told me that it wasn't good and that even with extreme treatment she would not survive. Through sobs, I told the vet to be merciful to her, our beloved friend. We could not return and hold her due to the road conditions and the vet and two assistants, who had been loving on her while we were there, held her and loved her for us to the end. For those of you who have pets and love them you will understand the deep grief we are going through. Our other old dog keeps wandering through the house and around the yard looking for his best friend. Our grandchildren keep saying how they'll miss her and how they loved her. She was the best friend a person could have and she loved us unconditionally. Her dog tag now hangs on our Christmas tree and I know in time I will smile at the memories of her but for now the tears flow as I recall her antics. Here is one that shows her personality~the first weekend we got her from the humane society she made herself at home, immediately by jumping up on the couch. Later we had to run to the grocery store and when we returned she had a present for me, sitting on my pillow. She had gone outside and killed a mole(we didn't even know we had them)and brought it back putting it on my pillow as a present. I wasn't too happy about that but knew it was a gift of love. She was always like that, always faithful and gentle but filled with silly-ness and spunk. She was with us for 8 1/2 years and probably the best dog we ever had.
For those of you with pets, would you give them some extra love for me tonight.
I'm thankful I have Reggie to love on right now.