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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Paw Prayers Crossed
I've come to rely heavily on our dogs for so much in my life, I can not imagine being without them or having to make heartwrenching decision about their health and well-being.
I had a terrible day. A program I volunteer for seems to keep putting a monkey wrench in itself. It can be very disturbing at times because I don't really feel like I'm really able to help the person I am there for. Being a volunteer, I have very little say so and even though my vote might be heard, it would do little. I couldn't wait to get home to the dogs. I spent all afternoon and most of the evening with them. I was grateful for their love and attention and the dependability that they were there.
I read two different blogs and my heart stopped. Rolling and Romping in the Rockies, K is having her toe amputated tomorrow due to cancer or infection and Grey Hares on My Sofa had to let go of her beloved Greyhound Dixie. I don't know how we do it as dog lovers. Loving our dogs to pieces and then having to let them go or make decisions that affect their lives. Neither of these dog lovers had easy decision to make and I can only imagine the range of feelings associated with making these choices.
If you haven't already, please stop by both of these blogs and give them your warm thoughts. Dog lovers are a rare breed. and because of this wonderful love we share, we are empathize with other owners and understand their pain. We've all had to make difficult choices with our pets and know far too well, they are not just animals. Our pets are our friends, our confidants, and are full of unconditional love. We understand how our pets become a part of you and you them and how we always want to do what is right for our best friends.
For K and her family and Dixie's family we would like to give a warm hug and Paws of Prayer for them.
We are thinking of you.
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Thanks! It's never easy when our beloved pets are ill or leaving us but we do have to make the best decision for them.
I'm going over now!!!
That's what makes the critter community so special, the unconditional love goes both ways.
Dog lovers aren't that rare a breed-not around here anyway, but I do take your (well made) point.
What a thoughtful post!
It is a great feeling to know that other's share in the unconditional love of their pets.
I learned a long time ago that when sharing my life with a dog I sometimes will be faced with very hard choices on their behalf, but in return I get their love and friendship and trust and that is worth everything to me.
Our thoughts are with K and Dixie's family.
We all know the power of a bond with a pet. We all know the agony of loss. We have our paws crossed for all the loved furries in need - it has been just such a very sad time for too many. Very thoughtful post. Hope things smooth out for that program.
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
I think it's lovely that you have spread the word. It may not make it any easier in the moment but it does help to know one is not alone in their suffering.
I will be thinking of everyone today who has lost a beloved pet.
I thought your post was incredibly touching. I completely feel that my life would not be the same without dogs in it-- dogs give us 'dog-people' so much of the warmth and love that we need. Putting down an animal is never easy but it seems that with veterinary costs the way they are, its an decision so many people have to make.
very touching post! I need to go give my good wishes to K, and condolences to Dixie's family right away..
We've been following both of them and we are certainly thinking a lot about them right now. I know Dixie's family has to be so heartbroken right now, and we're praying for good news for sweet K!
What a heartfelt, touching post. I totally understand and agree about how a bad day can more easily be let go when I get home to my daughter and our five Siberian Huskies. The always happy-to-see you greeting along with kisses and Husky hugs can always make us feel better and put a smile on our faces. They are a constant reminder of the pure, good, and simple joys in life. I am so sorry about your friends and what they are going through. I will stop by and offer our support. Thank you for such a thought-provoking post. I think it's time for some Husky hugs right now!
Sometimes I become emotional because my corgi attachment to Peanut is steel and I know that he will die one day and I just can't let go.
Thank you so very very much. I've been so emotionally out of it this week that I missed your very kind post. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I'm going to visit Dixie's family now.
Dogs give us so much love, it's always heart warming to see how much they are loved.
We will pray for K and Dixie's family.
Love from Bella and Ollie.
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