Beau came to live with us thirteen years ago. A fuzzy little shih-tsu, he was a constant companion and a loyal friend. He helped us raise many of our grandkids, and followed Belle like a shadow. He took care of us,and we took care of him. During the last couple of years, cataracts took his eyesight but he knew his way around the house, knew where his water bowl lay and kept track of Belle.
He loved going out to the shop with me, and he spent a lot of time out there with me, and with family. Over the last couple of weeks, we've noticed that he was losing a steep, getting disoriented, but we chalked it up to his eyesight. We had a vet look at him and she found some lung issues, but he seemed to have gotten over it. This morning, I took him out to the shop, and it seemed that his breathing was labored. I made meatballs, and he wasn't interested in eating. I piddled around in the shop for a bit, then brought him in the house, and noticed that he wasn't getting any better. I called Belle and she said that she would meet me at the vet's office.
At the vet's they found masses on his spleen and his liver, and coupled with the respiratory problems, the vet said it was time to make the call. Belle and I went outside, caught our breath, cried for a bit, and went back in to consult with the vet. We made the call.
Belle was holding Beau as he drifted off to sleep. Tomorrow morning I'll dig a hole out by the pond.
Condolences. That's always such a heart-rending decision to make. I cried so hard with my first boxer being put down that the vet and vet tech cried as well. That pup's sister lived years longer and while I was more prepared it still brought tears.
sorry about your loss We had to put a good boy down about a year ago It still saddens us best wishes
It's tough to lose your good buddy. Hug to you and Belle.
I'm very sorry for your loss.
Our condolences for your families loss. Furry little critters worm their way into our hearts into our hearts. It hurts.
Some fifteen years ago I had to take my rotti on the one way vet trip. I had raised him from a pup, smartest, most loving dog I ever had. That trip was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Even tho he couldn't eat, or walk and struggled to breathe, I didn't want to lose him.
The pain will eventually ease and someday you will see Beau again. It wouldn't be heaven otherwise.
A family member who never had an argument and asked as little as can be asked, always ready to console, make you chuckle, or just soothe. Can't ask much more than that. Too bad they can't live as long as we do. Sorry to hear of your loss.
It is written that " Love never passes away ". In other words when you and Belle walk through those pearly gates there will be a tail waggin' on the other side .
We will light a candle in the window to light his way over the Rainbow Bridge.
My wife and I learned that a dear friend has passed away in a foreign land. We were devastated. I went outside on the patio to compose myself and our Pit Bull went with me. As I sat in a chair crying with a broken heart, Max came and sat between my legs. After awhile I went into the kitchen and was drinking my coffee at the table, Max can close beside me and placed his head on my leg. Last October I had to put him down due to bone cancer. I rescued Max from the local animal shelter. He was a good friend and companion for 12+ years and I miss him every day.
So sorry to hear that. Condolences.
I'm sorry, PawPaw.
Condolences for you, your wife, and your pet. We take them in and are aware that , in nature's course, we will outlive them, which means we become their whole world, while they are here for part of ours. It is not a pain we are meant to become used to.
So sorry to hear about Beau. It's harder to loose your dog than loosing some of your
relatives. A dog wont "rat" you out but a relative will. A dog wont pout when you disciplined it and greet you at the door like a old friend. A dog can tell good people from bad people. A dog will never drop of his master on the side of the road and then drive away.
Some do have their faults yet don't we all.
Goodbye, Beau. Thank you PawPaw for the many times you mentioned him over the years.
Condolences. It's always hard to lose a furry family member.
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