Tuesday, October 7

Sorry I've Been So Out of Touch

I have to tell you, it's been a rough week. My sweetest girldog, Sallie, is gone. I had to put her to sleep last week. I've just been heartbroken about it. She was like my kid. What a horrible decision it is to make when that time comes. This is the third time and I tell you, it never gets easier.

I adopted Sal from a beagle rescue about 5 years ago. She had a horrible life. In recent x-rays we found out that she was full of buckshot. I think she was suppose to be a hunting dog... but definitely didn't have the temperament for that. She was scared of loud noises and afraid of feet and hands above her head. I'm sure she was beat. We were very lucky to have found each other. She had it made with me and I'm a sucker for a cute dog with a bruised soul.

Unfortunately, I found out about three years ago she had congestive heart failure and it just started to get really bad about a month ago. The doc said that sometimes, like with humans, something just lets go and the heart starts to go really quickly and they think that's what happened with her. She was having bad breathing spells and it just wasn't any way to live. I had to let he go.


So, I've been a little out of it lately. I promise to get back to stamping and posting. I'll be better. Just need a little time.

This post is for the Sallie-mander. This picture is the way I want to remember her... crazy and fun and full of life. Love ya sweet girl.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Hi...I peek in at your blog often, but I've not yet left a comment. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for the loss of you beloved Sallie. We are facing the same type of decision with our Tasha because of diabetes. My husband has had her for close to 14 years, so I'm sure when the time comes it will be a heartwrenching decision. Puppies hold such a special place in our hearts. I hope that you have blessed memories of her.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry. I just saw her last week and she was as rambunctious as ever! I know it's tough right now and I hope you start feeling better soon.

joyk said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your special friend. I know first-hand how difficult it is. We also raised horses and had to put several of them down too. It is heart-wrenching to say the least. You can feel good about what a good life and the love that you gave her. Blessings!!

shannon said...

I am sorry about your furbaby. How lucky for her to have had you the last 5 years.

Sorry for your loss.....

sherri said...

Oh Amy. I'm so sorry to hear about Sallie. I now how special she was to you.

Hugs!

Doris said...

This is my first peek at your blog and it touched me about your dog--she looks like such a happy, smiling beagle. We had a similar experience with our rescued dog, a black lab mix, after 17 years. It was hard to let go, but we cherish a lot of wonderful memories with her as part of the family. Thankfully, stamping is good therapy!