Thursday, 16 June 2011

Goodbye sweet Will

RIP Will, i miss your cuddles already.x

Sorry I have been AWOL for so long, I really am finding it difficult to get any time to blog, make cards or even blog hop!!

Life is just so hectic for us lately and this week has been a tough one as on Monday evening we had to have our wonderful dog Will put to sleep unexpectedly. He was approx 15 years old, he was a rescue dog so his age was a guess, he had a long life but it still does not make it any easier. He was OK before I left for work on the morning, fighting his way through the younger ones in for his breakfast but when I got home and went to feed him he never came running into the kitchen as usual, he could not stand, his back legs would not let him, his breathing was very laboured and he was not the slightest bit interested in his food. He just lay down on the floor and I somehow knew that this was the end for him and I broke my heart there and then!!

We got an emergency appointment at the vet who told us that Will possibly had a tumour on his liver, he was retaining a lot of fluid and his breathing was difficult as a result, the vet said that Will was really struggling and had given up!! He was just lying on the vet table, no fight to keep him there like we usually have!! There was nothing that could be done and the kindest thing was to say goodbye to our wonderful companion and I think between myself, hubby and our son, we flooded the consultation room with tears whilst we said our goodbyes, the Vet was really patient with us.

We held him as he was put to sleep and out of pain, it was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my life!!

Will was a fantastic dog, great with kids, very loving, always comforted me when I was sad, he bought us and many of our family and friends so much joy..........and destruction when he was younger but he was worth it, such a trusting soul considering he was a rescue and we will never forget him.

The strange thing was that the night he died........Mon 13th of June was my late fathers Birthday, I like to think my dad has him up in heaven, it helps me to deal with the loss......coincidence maybe but I like to think they are looking after each other now.

I hope to get back to blogging soon.x