Tuesday, December 19, 2006

GOOD BYE MY FRIEND.....We had to put Mel to sleep today. We found out he had Lymphoma and that there wasn't anything we could do. He also had a clotting disorder that we didn't know about, and he was bleeding into his lungs. My words cannot express how sad we all are. We had him almost five years, not long enough. He was a very funny and naughty dog, but we loved him so very much. If you are an animal lover, you will understand that he was one of the family. He survived eating chocolate many times, got into rat poison in April and survived, and was kicked in the head by a deer in May and survived. I guess he had tempted the fates one too many times. We have wonderful memories of him and know that yes, life goes on. My bed will feel a bit more empty tonight. I still have Kipper and the cats, but Mel liked to cuddle and sleep under the covers when it was cold. I will miss this dog so much.

6 comments:

Beth said...

I'm so sorry - it's awful to lose a pet at any time and at the holidays must make it so much worse. Many hugs to you.

Karen said...

I can't tell you how sorry I was to hear about Mel. He looked like a wonderful friend. Actually, he looks just like a great dog your close family friends had when I was in junior high. My thoughts are with you.

Life's a Stitch said...

Oh such sad news. When our last Scottie died it waas a surprise cancer (lung) diagnosis as well. We figured she was smoking behind our backs :-) I am known for my tough outer shell but I was a mess. Chuck called the vet and asked what he could do for me. The vet sent me flowers, a sympathy card and articles on pet grief. It took me 12 years before we acquired Ms.Grace.

You're in my thoughts,
Li

Ken said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! Pets truly are members of the family and letting go is one of the hardest things in the world. Take time to reflect and rest...it'll get easier. And remember all the good times, too!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh, so sorry about your dog. We have one dog and three cats ruling the roost over here -- I know how sad you must be.

Kim said...

I'm so sorry....he was such a beautiful boy. It is so hard to say good bye to these guys.

Hugs!