I was not ready to start off the New Year like this.  My heart is hurting so much I feel like it is going to explode.

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We had to put our beloved Golden Retriever, Tally to sleep this morning.  It is an awful decision to make.  Deep down I know it was a decision made with nothing but love and compassion for a beautiful old girl who gave us 12+ years of unconditional love.   Allowing her to suffer was not an option I could bear.

The sorrow I feel is so deep that I wonder if it will ever go away.  But, I know in time I will feel better. Her eyes told me it was time and she was ready.

But, I wasn’t.

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Miss you already sweet girl.



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  1. My heart breaks for you and your loss. I am so sorry. I have had to go through this with several of my dogs over the years (one 11, one 16 1/2, and the last one 15 1/2). Each time it is so very painful that I don’t know if I can go through it again, but then I remember how much love they gave me and I gave them, and I want that same experience again. I now have two Havanese whom I love, and they love each other and love me. I don’t mean this to be about me, but I just wanted to let you know how much your words touched me. You will be in my thoughts. You were so lucky to have each other.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. At this very moment I cannot imagine going through it all again, but our 3 year old golden is just as sad as we are and you are so right, the unconditional love they give us makes it all worth it.

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. My Dobie Ruby is almost 11. She is not doing well. I have this same decision to make soon. I found your blog and just had to tell you how sorry I am.

    1. Thank you so very much. It is such a difficult decision to make, but you too will know when it is time and when that time comes know that you are making the most loving decision you could possibly make for them. Love on your Dobie everyday (as I am sure you already do!)

  3. Tuesday am,,still thinking of you all,,it will get less painful,,still too soon,,thanking God for gifts of friendship and love,,sharing your sorrow,,xo