Give Rummy a big hug and snorgle for me, since he’s finally amenable to it.
Comment by apotheosis — December 21, 2012 @ 10:32 am
May there be happiness and joy until there is peace.
Comment by Thomas M. — December 21, 2012 @ 10:37 am
Thanks for the up date. Of course we’ve been thinking of all of you. We’ve all had those moccasins to walk in for pets and family and we’ve all done what was best for us. There is no other alternative. See those foot steps on the shore?
If in my moccasins I’d have that picture framed.
Comment by geezerette — December 21, 2012 @ 11:01 am
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — December 21, 2012 @ 11:14 am
I’ve had to put down two dogs in my life. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I feel your pain. In the long run it will be the best thing for your friend.. He will go peacefully in his sleep with you holding him. He’ll pass happy. Keep that in mind along with all the good times. I pray for you both.
Thank you for updating us and sharing both facts and feelings. I’m sure Rummy is still going to enjoy spending time with you, “being a dog and not doing the math.” I once described dogs as having “communicable Zen” – they help center you in the here and now in a wonderful way, just the way they live their own lives. Enjoy this time together, and know that a lot of positive thoughts are going out to all of you.
He has been your knight and protector, your companion and friend. It is your turn to repay that with comfort and love.
As I have said before, Man did not domesticate Dog – Dog chose to come into the cave and become the partner of Man. That bond is sacred.
Comment by The Digital Hairshirt — December 21, 2012 @ 6:35 pm
they help center you in the here and now in a wonderful way, just the way they live their own lives.
You, JR and your furbaby are in my thoughts…
Enjoy the time you are allowed.
hugs from Texas!
Comment by Melissa In Texas — December 21, 2012 @ 6:57 pm
Hang in there, and enjoy your remaining time with Rummy. Treasure the memories.
My heart’s breaking for you and JR and Rummy there HeadMissy. Enjoy these last days and when that time comes, you’ll know it, he’ll know it and why and won’t hold it against you.
Damn maid forgot to dust in here AGAIN.
I will pray for you all. I had to put my best friend down last year just before Christmas. One of the worst days of my life and I have had some really bad ones. My dogs have been my best friends and maybe even my psychiatrist at times. I come from some hard people, used to be when the dog got sick he/she either died or got the .22 treatment. I’m way past that now and I can say the needle the way better for the dog but I’m sure it is a lot harder on the human, IMO. I shed tears just reading your update and thinking how hard last Christmas was without my buddy.
God bless you all.
Comment by blindshooter — December 21, 2012 @ 9:20 pm
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; King James Version (KJV)
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
And whether good or evil, joyous or heart rending, this too shall pass.
Thanks for sharing with us, and remember, we’ll be here for you when you come back.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — December 21, 2012 @ 9:25 pm
Comment by Melissa In Texas — December 21, 2012 @ 9:30 pm
You know what you know,
and you’ll know what you need to know.
Go. Love. enJOY.
Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — December 21, 2012 @ 10:16 pm
Thank you for sharing your sad love story with us. It makes us all more human, more divine. May God bless you with lots of Himself, love, as you endure this.
Comment by Hopefulone — December 22, 2012 @ 1:35 am
Have a happy, warm and Merry Christmas with Rummy and the rest of your family and friends. Watch, but don’t worry. Put your fears in a box for now, and enjoy what’s in front of you.
Comment by JoeBandMember™ — December 22, 2012 @ 3:55 pm
This morning, the dog which was the first to open Deb’s now thriving business, Whitney, the giant Schnauzer, was put down in the arms of his owner. What I…we have experienced since the grand collie, Nate (West River Nathaniel No Fear) passed, is a progression of elderly dogs whom have come to the point of needing to be put down. First went Tonka, the big ol’square head Rotweiler/Lab mix with the same kinda brain tumor. Then Kyle, a blind and arthritic Husky. Our great neighbor Jeff, who spearheaded the “Nate” fund lost his grand and goofy chocolate Lab: Spooner.Then our sweet old rescue, the Australian Kelpy, Daisy, whose heart valves gave out followed so soon after.
This year Sasha, a Golden Retriver and Tyndale, a Border Collie went home.
We knew them all….they were part of the “HOW” we met their people…who have become friends, and through the grief from loss of critters, have become community.
My dear sister Steph (Digital Hair Shirt) is dead on, as is Dick.
Sondra, your words and feelings are blessed and eloquent. Deb and I are blessed in this ‘hood, to be involved with such great folks.
We are also blessed to know you all…..digital brothers and sisters.
Yes…….it is a strange and Brave New World in which we live.
May God, however you understand Him, bless you all and keep you, your family, and this broken, wicked nation safe.
Rumsfield is lucky to have you, as are we all.
God has special plans for those with the magnatude of love that you both possess. May the prayers we are all sending you be answered yes.
Aloha, Dear Lady
Comment by yeah, that guy. — December 22, 2012 @ 5:14 pm
My thoughts are with you.
Wish there was something of more substance I could say, but it doesn’t come.
I hope there are still some more good times, in the time you have.
Thank you for sharing.
Comment by Ironic in Denver — December 22, 2012 @ 10:10 pm
Prayers being sent for your family. Spend your time enjoying each other so you’ll have those memories forever.