Goodbye “Baby Girl”

"Money", my "baby girl"

My "baby girl" Money

My “baby girl” is gone.  She was diagnosed with renal failure on the 18th of July.  We tried some treatments, but nothing worked.  We took her on vacation with us during the first week in August.  She did really well and seemed to be hanging in.  She started losing her appetite and wasn’t drinking enough.  After we came home from vacation she got weaker and weaker.  On the 14th the vet came to the house to rescue her from her misery.  It’s up there among the saddest and hardest things I’ve ever experienced.  It’s hard to get past that day, but I’m trying to focus on the 13 great years we had with her.  What a big hole there is in our hearts and in our home.  My 9 year old son has been so supportive.  When he sees my husband or me get really sad he puts his arm around us and tells us that we “did the right thing” and it’ll be okay.  (Aren’t we supposed to be doing that for him??)  What a great kid!  And what a great dog! 

We love you Money!  And miss you terribly.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandi
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 01:34:10

    Beth, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Our pets truly become members of our family, giving so many years of unconditional love, devotion and companionship…it’s so hard to lose them. It’s been nearly 15 years since my parent’s dog, Sara, passed on and we still get teary-eyed thinking about her.

    I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts. Please give Joe an extra big hug, he’s such a compassionate young man!


  2. Rhonda
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 15:14:59

    Beth, I’m sorry to hear about your loss. It’s always so hard to let go of someone that you love. Even though you know you did the right thing, it’s hard to feel that right now. I’ll be thinking of you.


  3. Christy
    Aug 19, 2008 @ 16:12:44

    Beth, Paul & family–I’m so sorry for your loss. Pets are such a huge part of our lives and there time with us is never long enough. Hold on to those special memories of Money….in time they’ll make you smile again. Hugs to you–Christy


  4. joanne
    Aug 21, 2008 @ 03:19:29

    Oh Beth I am just now seeing your post and crying with you. I know how heartbroken you and Paul are; she was your baby.

    It is amazing though, how our young ones can step up to support us. Letting Joe be the stong one right now will is a huge character builder; what a delightful young man he must be.

    We lost “Lady”, our Sheltie 13 years ago and her legacy will live forever in our home as Money’s legacy will live in yours.

    Hugs, hugs, and more hugs.


  5. Coreen
    Sep 03, 2008 @ 20:28:32

    I am so sorry to hear about Money, and Joe is right, you did the right thing. How great that you were able to take him for “one last ride” by bringing Money along on vacation.

    I know it’s been a rough summer, but hang in there. We all love you!!


  6. Diane
    Sep 04, 2008 @ 16:11:47

    Hey I am very sorry to hear of your loss! 😦 I feel your pain. I had a hard time going to the food store the 1st time after we had to put Oscar out of his misery. The 2nd time wasn’t as hard. But it is a huge loss and you feel such a void! So now we are getting 2, yes 2, new puppies. Hopefully this weekend..I am sure we’ll be sorry – but there’s nothing like a dog! Now 2 — But you did do the right thing – it’s a tough decision. We had a difficult time making the decision also – but we had Oscar for 13 1/2 years and they were great! Now they are both running and jumping and having a ball once again…….:)


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