Saturday, May 29, 2010

The world was a better place...

...because Shadow was in it.

I called the vet and made an appointment for Shadow at 11:00. Told the kids. Tucker said his goodbyes and went to meet his friends. Austin didn't have to leave for work yet.

As it got closer to 11, Austin was still laying with Shadow, stroking her fur. I asked if I could take a few pictures, and he nodded.

He helped me get her into the car and I drove off. I cried on the way. Did the paperwork. Carried my dog into the room. Held her on my lap. Then Austin came in. His eyes were red. Together we stroked and scratched and loved on our dog. And we cried. Right before he left I told him he chose the harder, better road, and he will always feel a sense of peace that he could be there with her at the end. I feel that feeling of having done the right thing. But I miss my dog.

11 comments:

kchealy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Leslie. I went through the same thing in October. Even though I knew it was the right thing, it was incredibly hard and I still miss my boy. Sounds like you feel much the same.

Hugs to you and your family.

Granite Gourmet said...

Oh Shadow... see you in heaven buddy. God does not destroy the good things He has created, they endure. Shadow is no exception. Big hugs for your family over the internet, losing a good dog is terrible.

Diana said...

I absolutely HATE that ride to the vet. The one where you come home with an empty pet carrier.
Sorry for your loss.

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Brit-Man said...

I'm sorry these things happened, but the main thing is to remember the good times.

That's what I did with my dog who passed years ago.

Good luck with everything at the moment. You WILL get through this, so chin up and keep believing.

:-) :-).

Matt

Irene said...

I'm so sorry. Letting go is such a tough thing to do, but the right thing.

Hugs.

katiefeldmom said...

I'm so sorry Leslie. Losing a pet is so hard. Thinking of you guys.

Colette said...

I remember Shadow, she was a good doggie. How wonderful that Austin was able to stay and say his good-byes. He will forever be thankful that he did, and you had each other. Hugs to you and the family

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awwwwwwwww, so sorry :( Hugs to you and the family.

Jacey said...

Sorry I haven't really been able to get over here to leave a comment until now. So sorry about Shadow's passing. I know it is tough. Try to remember the good times.

Jo Lynn said...

That is so, so sad. I'm sorry Leslie.