Saturday, April 19, 2014

Buster

Today was one of the hardest days of my life.  I knew it was coming but it didn't make it any easier.  We said goodbye to Buster today.  Jason took him to the vet yesterday where they drew some blood.  The Vet called today to tell us that his asdlkfhaskjd ga sdlkfhasdk;fh levels, or something like that, were elevated 6 times what they should be causing some fluid to be released into his stomach, likely causing him intense pain.  Once she told us, I knew there was nothing to discuss, our decision was "easy".  I had prayed and prayed that he would go peacefully in his sleep but that just wasn't going to be the case.  Thankfully my husband is amazing and handled everything with strength and grace that I just couldn't muster.  We cuddled in bed, fed him a delicious bacon and egg breakfast, took a last "walk" and some photos, he took a nap, then I said goodbye and Jason handled the rest.






When my grandparents passed away and we agreed to keep him, he was very unhealthy and over weight, we thought we'd have him for a year, tops.  Next month would have been 5 years, 4 years more than we ever dreamed we'd have with him.  We did so much in that time and it honestly makes it a little easier knowing that he had such an incredible life.
















I love this guy and our home will never be the same without him but I know he lived a good life and I pray he's been reunited with his 1st parents, my grandparents.
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12 comments:

Jess Loves This Life said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You're so brave for doing what was best for him regardless of how much pain it would cause you. HUGE hugs to you from Duke, Kitty and I.

Chantal said...

So sorry :( Another one of my friends had to say goodbye to their dog this week too. It never gets easy.

AgKB said...

Much love to you sweet Buster!

Daisy said...

I am so sorry for you loss Jes.
You are in my thoughts tonight. It is so hard but like you said, you can get comfort knowing he had a great life with you!

Daisy said...

I am so sorry for you loss Jes.
You are in my thoughts tonight. It is so hard but like you said, you can get comfort knowing he had a great life with you!

Fly The Friendly Skies said...

Jess, I am so sorry for your family's loss. What a great and long life Buster had with you. I am sure he loved every single day. Beautiful photos you have to remember him.

Kara said...

I'm so sorry. You all gave me a great last few years though. He got to go to Japan! How many dogs can say that?

Emily Stewart said...

I'm so so so sorry for your loss Jes. You guys gave him a great life, he is at peace and not in pain anymore. Sending hugs your way!

JG said...

Oh my goodness, I don't know how I missed this. I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I'm glad he's not in pain anymore, and I know you made his last years absolutely wonderful. Thinking of you.

tagtacblog said...

I literally cried for ten minutes when I read this. I know how it feels to lose your beloved pets… And I know that you'd think that I don't have as much experience losing pets but I do. I've had seven hamsters! At least Buster's in a better place and in no more pain! :-)

tagtacblog said...

I literally cried for ten minutes when I read this. I know how it feels to lose your beloved pets… And I know that you'd think that I don't have as much experience losing pets but I do. I've had seven hamsters! At least Buster's in a better place and in no more pain! :-)

Stephanie said...

I am in a puddle in my office right now. I am thinking about your family. Losing a pet is the same as losing a person in your life. I am glad you are looking at the positives of how happy his life was!