Soon to lose our dog of 13 years!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm an emotional Wreck!!!!

Decisions had to be made today, Trooper hasn't been himself all winter and he's been to the vet 3 time in the past week, Today he was wheezing, and theVet told me his heart is just about ka-put, along with his liver, diabetic and thyroid troubles.

That's my sheltie for ya! A trooper, and that's how he got his name! (really he got it when Lacey was 3, she used to drag him all over and in every position) That's where Trooper name came from.

Bob Lacey and I have been talking about it and what we should do when the "time" came, the DR said he's in pain, that's why he hasn't been eating or drinking anything. When he said the WORD... pain... I know its time.

So Friday at 3 pm were all going to hold him while he goes to the big backyard in the sky!! (dang, here comes the tears again)

My heart hurts!!! Do you realize he's greeted me at the door about 4700 times!! not including lunch time

For those of you who read this, pass the word, that I may be MIA the next few days, I'm going to get the WIS team set up for May. But my mood, and personality suck, so... see ya later!

Thanks for listening and understanding!
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    4295 days ago
    Definitely the worst decision that a furry pet mama ever has to make. We made the same decision in June when our dog (Little Dog) had to be put down. She was 17 years old and our first baby. We got her when we moved into our first home and months before our oldest daughter, Dani arrived. I still go outside and expect to see her......
    4345 days ago
    Oh sorry... It is never easy but thankfully you know when to let him go. I feel sorry for dogs whose owners do not know when to say goodbye.

    4423 days ago
    I am so sorry! It is so difficult to see someone or a pet that we love hurting so & knowing that we have to make some kind of decision. My heart & prayers are with you.
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    Love you,
    4461 days ago
    Barbie, My heart goes out to you. We had to put our Golden Retriever to his rest in August, He had cancer and was losing weight rapidly. He would have been 12 three weeks later. Your heart will heal and you will have many fond memories. My prayers are with you during this time.
    4463 days ago
    I am soo very sorry,

    We also had this happen to a trio of our family that made it to 18 years old.

    They are a part of our family just as much as any child.

    Hang in there..

    4467 days ago

    I am so sorry to hear about Trooper. I know how much they are a part of our families, and it's so hard to say so-long. We're all here for you...and sharing your sorrow. His memories will be something you will cherish.

    God Bless!
    4470 days ago
    BARBIE...I am so sorry to read about Trooper. Losing a pet is just so very difficult. I know how hard this has been for you and I am thinking about you and your family and your Trooper. Take care of yourself. emoticon
    4470 days ago
    So sorry you lost your little friend. I know the pain of making those decisions. I had to put my 17 1/2 yo cat down 18 mo. ago and I still miss her greeting me. Here's a HUGE HUG for you, my dear. You know Trooper is a happier dog, now. emoticon
    4471 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2009 9:26:37 AM
    So sorry to hear about Trooper. It breaks my heart. I am sending thoughts and prayers your way. emoticon emoticon
    4472 days ago
    (((Barbie))) tears along with you, I know difficult this is. take care, sweetie
    4472 days ago
    I'm so sorry about Trooper. You know I have a dog too and it breaks my heart knowing that he's getting older and I may face the same as you have today, very soon. I will be away this w/e but my thoughts and prayers will be with you. I send you a big cyber hug and my dog, Otis sends you a big cyber puppy kiss.

    PS Don't watch Marley and Me till you're ready - maybe you've seen it already.

    PPS You be as grumpy as you need to be. I will totally understand. emoticon
    4472 days ago
  • SANDYC17
    To My Dear Sparkbuddy,
    I am so glad I took a minute today to log in. As you know I've been MIA a bit with my sister in town. I wish I had more time to write/talk this morning but I actually came to work for a little while.

    Anyway.... I am SOOOO SORRY to hear about Trooper. I have also held the paw of a dear pet that I loved when her time came. As painful as it is, just remember that you are doing the right thing for Trooper. I will be thinking of you.
    4473 days ago
    So sorry for you and your family. I too have been there. It is one of the toughest things I have been through. One thing I became convinced of after reading the bible is that we will see our dogs in Heaven. As tough as it is-you are doing the right thing. I will remember you in my prayers. Hugs, Jeannie
    4473 days ago
    Barbie my heart and thoughts are going to be with you and your family for the remainder of the week. I am crying pretty hard as I am typing this, so please bare with me if it doesn't make sense.

    I can only imagine how you and your family must feel. Our dog Ginger is getting old and starting to have some troubles, but I can't even think about her not greeting me at the door each time I come home. They become a big part of our families and I think it hurts just as much when they pass on.

    Hold on to the memories and like everyone else has mentioned put photos up of Trooper. Take the last few days and really spend some time with him when you can. I am sure he would love that. (Wow, I am really crying now!)

    I'll definitely be thinking of you and sending you lots of hugs and warm wishes. And don't forget to smile (even though your attitude sucks) because I bet you have lots of great memories with him that can put one on your face! And take your time getting back on here.

    Take care Barbie and remember we all have you in our hearts and on our minds.

    Lots of emoticon and emoticon ,

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    4473 days ago
    Tears are flowing here along with yours. I so hurt for you! We went through the loss of our beloved Geoffry last year and it ripped us apart. His pal Mozart is now nearing 15 and we know we won't be blessed with him for much longer. Our pets bring us so much love that it breaks us when they leave us. My prayers are with you.
    Hugs and comfort.
    4473 days ago
  • CEELEE1111
    Even when you know it's the best for them, they are still our babies.

    You have a lot of people sending you love and hugs!

    4473 days ago
    Barbie - I'm so sorry - I know what an emotional wreck you must be at this time! I've been through it, too, and it was also with my sheltie, Tarra. We were set to take her in on a Wednesday afternoon and she passed away the day before on her own. It was like she didn't want us to have to make the decision or go through it.

    I'll be thinking of you. Take care.

    Love, Debbie
    4473 days ago
    Oh Barbie - emoticon

    I had to do that last year and it was horrible. It was very unexpected. I watched her deteriorate while I was trying to make the decision. That's all I had to see.

    Thoughts are with you.
    4473 days ago
    Barbie, I so understand your pain over this. We had to make the same decision about our Shih-tzu, Henry a few years ago. It was tough, but he was 15 1/2, had a stroke and was really going downhill. We didn't know he had a stroke at the time but just knew he was "old" . It was a tough decision, that I made one morning with Steve's help. We called the kids to come over and say goodbye. None of us had the courage to be there for it, so my BIL came and got him. It was a tough time. We buried Henry in our back yard under the plum tree and my daughter painted a headstone for his buriel site. (here come my tears) ....we go down and talk to him most days all summer long :) Keep pictures of Trooper up always and remember the good memories you have, hun. Sending you lots of hugs. You're doing the right thing. Now dry your tears, ok?
    4473 days ago
    I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is. Prayers coming for all of you.
    4473 days ago
  • TLB513
    emoticon Thinking of always! If you need!
    4473 days ago
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