Wednesday, August 29, 2007

So Long, Dear Friend

I was awoken at about 11 am this morning by Christine when she came home for lunch. She normally comes home a little after noon and we sit in the livingroom, eat, chit-chat and, dare I say, watch The Bold and the Beautiful. Today she was early. Today, she also came into my room and sat on my bed. I looked at the clock and asked her why she was early and she told me that our mom had sent an email out to tell us that our beloved dog, of 13 years, had passed away last night. She wanted to buffer the news that Mommy couldn't tell us in person because she was unable to do so without breaking down in tears.

We are all very sad but also thankful that we had so many years and good memories of her. Also, we are grateful that she passed quietly and peacefully.
My mom and dad told me that she had been laying in the hallway. Her breathing was labored and she did not seem to want to move. They brought her some water and although she did not appear to be in pain she lifted her head but did not attempt to get up or take a drink. A while later my parents, in the next room, heard her get up and walk into the kitchen and lay down between the island and the desk. My dad went in to check on her only to find that she had stopped breathing.
My mother said, "She went just like Scoobie. So quiet. Such a good girl."
It gives me comfort to think that Scoobie and Jackie are together again- playing, chasing, teasing and egging one another on. Maybe we will see them too someday on the Rainbow Bridge.

Good bye, Scoobers. We will miss you.



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Sandi said...

I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is such a difficult thing.

Christine said...

We'll miss you Scoobie!!
Tell Jackie and Buckwheat we love them too!!! Have fun frolicking in the sky! :)
Oh, and leave Micki alone, you should really apologize for killing her.

Eleanor (via Christine) said...

She was so special!! special snout, yes, soo much more! A beautiful, gentle, companion, shadow to daddy,...I miss having to give her pills in the am with only low fat cream cheese....she knew the difference!...What a passive dog....xoxo Seems she was so different after Jackie left. She was lively and peppy and getting into trouble with J. She stopped eating oranges, running for the tennis ball and just seemed to be in mourning. I guess dogs can do that. I remember, maybe twice, that we threw the tennis ball and that she ran to get it. ( Hopefully that she was coming back...) She ran, picked it up and dropped it,. as of she remenbered that Jackie was not there to tempt and play with her.

kimmyk said...

oh this makes me sad.

i'm so sorry to hear about this.

Mandy Lou said...

So sorry! We lost two of our kitties over a year ago - it's so hard to loose an old friend.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry! I dread the day that we lose our big ol Shepard. My son will be heartbroken. RIP little puppy.