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Sunday, November 8, 2020

A quick ending

 You all know we have had a Golden retriever who (a)loves my fabrics (b)loves our grandkids (c)loves treats and (d)is getting old.




Well, this week marked the end of his nearly 12 years in our family. ;-(


On Wednesday night, he was acting strangely--wouldn't lie down at bed time.  When I woke up he was on our bathroom floor instead of our bedroom.  He also didn't want to eat and barely wanted to go out to pee in the morning.  He was just stretched out on the carpet under our dining table.


I knew something was wrong so I made an appointment at the vet to have him checked out.  By the time we were ready to leave for the vet's, he was unable to even stand up.  My husband and I had to carry him out of the house into the car.


Long story short--the vet took one look at him and gave us the bad news that he had to be put down because his spleen had burst and his abdomen was filled with blood.  We stayed with him until the end,  so very sad.


I have many quilting stories to share but felt I needed to give you the updated sadness permeating our house now. 

Dogs sadly have short lives and they become such a big part of our lives.  I can't walk from one room to the next without expecting Max to be following me.  So the moral of the story is still that life is short and we need to enjoy every precious day we have with our furry loved ones as well as our human loved ones.


Take care and stay safe.

Much love,

Randy 

22 comments:

  1. I’m so so sorry. I have been where you are...dogs never live as long as we want them too. Be kind to yourself during your grief....

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  2. Oh so sad. A dog of a lifetime, sounds like. I grew up with a Golden and my daughter has one now - they are the absolute best. Hugs.

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  3. So sorry to hear of this loss. I know you have a hole in your lives at present. I know your memories of Max will always warm your heart.

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  4. I am so sorry you have lost your dear Max.

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  5. Sending big hugs that I hope will comfort you. May the memories of Max comfort you.

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  6. Randy, I am so very sorry. Horrid...our little poodle is quite ill too...they are such enormous parts of our lives!

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  7. I'm so very sorry for your loss. They leave a huge hole in our hearts when they depart, but tHe memories remain precious.

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  8. Such a heartache. what a wonderful boy he was.
    xoxo

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  9. Oooh so sorry, Randy; what a loss...our beloved Kota was around 13 when she passed...
    a few years ago--our loyal best friends are truly a part of the family...
    hugs Julierose

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  10. Fur babies are major part of our lives and family. Sorry for his passing. Peace

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  11. I'm sorry for your heartache.

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss. We had a similar experience 14 years ago, and it's so hard to say good bye. Sending hugs and warmth!

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  13. Oh Randy, I'm so sorry. Sending hugs.

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  14. So sorry to hear about your loss of Max. Our fur babies are so special and the loss is always hard.

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  15. I am so very sorry. He had a good life full of love, which is all any of us can ask.

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  16. Oh so sad to lose a beloved pet.

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  17. Oh I am so sorry to hear about your Max.

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  18. So sorry to hear this news. Our four-legged friends are like one of our children. I'm sure you miss him! Thinking of you.

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