Thursday, March 26, 2009

Silver



Our dog, Silver, died yesterday.

She was a beautiful, happy dog and had always been so gentle with the kids. The day before she died, she was perfectly fine, and on Sunday, she got to run around outside with the other dogs.

She died suddenly of a hidden tumor that filled her heart with fluid, which caused the rest of her body to shut down over the course of the day. By early afternoon, she died, in Jim's arms at the vet office. It was very sad and very shocking.

6 comments:

Val said...

The dogs who've shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.
Old habits still make us think
we hear a barking at the door.
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And, sometime, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring new friends
and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts
belongs to them...
and always will.
(By Linda Barnes)

Amber Lough said...

Spasebo, Val.

a cat of impossible colour said...

I'm so sorry to hear that.

Vivi Alden said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is. We lost a beloved feline member of our family a few years ago. I'd had him since I was 19 years old. It was one of the hardest things I've ever gone through. But time truly heals, and now all I remember are the good things. Like the time we had company over and he walked out of our bedroom with my Wonderbra in his mouth ;>) (he was weird, but I loved him!)

cindy said...

i'm sorry amber. =( *hugs*

Jill Corcoran said...

Hugs to you and your family, Amber.
So painful:(