Sunday, December 03, 2006

My First Baby


My Welch Corgi died today. She was fifteen years old, and we knew it wouldn't be too much longer. But when we left for S. Carolina, she was still moving around great and excited about every meal (she was always excited about every meal). My inlaws told me she wouldn't eat the last two days we were gone, but I assumed she was just nervous and out of routine (she'd had trouble dealing the last few times she'd be away from us). So when we still couldn't get her to eat or really be interested in anything, I took her to the vet this past week. We were told it was very probable that she had cancer and that it had moved to her heart and lungs. So this week, I've babied her, tried to feed her little bits of people food, candies, treats, anything. But she either didn't want it, or she couldn't keep it down. So I knew it was any day. I just didn't know if would be today. I'm glad to say that I was with her though, at the last.

14 comments:

Lucy said...

Oh Alyssa, I'm so sorry. They are like our babies. I'm glad you could be with her at the end.

(hugs)

Christine said...

I'm so sorry Alyssa. Losing a pet is very upsetting. A big HUGS going out to you.

Beck said...

Alyssa, I'm so, so sorry. Your dog sounds like she had a happy, well-loved life.

Stacy said...

I'm so sorry. She was a beautiful dog.

Katkat said...

I am so sorry.((Hugs))

Karitown said...

So sorry to hear that.

Annie said...

Alyssa, what upsetting news to read this morning and my heart goes out to you! But how lucky she was to have lived a long life with such an obviously loving and caring owner. Many virtual hugs coming your way!

Trish Ryan said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry! I'm glad you had the week to baby and love her. Thanks for letting us see a little bit of who she was in your life.

DetoxSmurf said...

Sorry to hear about your dog.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words. I truly appreciate it.

Sara Hantz said...

(((Alyssa))) I'm so sorry. Pets are part of the family and losing one is so hard - I know from when our old lab died a few years ago. Sounds like you gave her a great life. And you've got lots of memories and pics to remind you of her.

Julie S said...

Oh Alyssa, so sorry to hear about your dog. I can't imagine how sad you are, but it sounds like she lived a good long life and you have a lot of special memories.

Lillian Feisty said...

I'm sorry. Losing a pet is one of the worst things ever. Hugs.

Catherine Avril Morris said...

I'm so sorry, Alyssa. This made me so sad to read. My dogs are my best friends in the world. We're sending you hugs. I think it's wonderful that you knew it was coming, though, and got to be there with her.