The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Today, I had a whole other post planned for Alex J. Cavanagh ' s Insecure Writer's Group. If interested click on the icon toward the right of your screen.

As of this minute, I am struggling with putting Sir Poop's to rest. STILL STRUGGLING!

This morning, he turned his nose up at his rice and broth. There has been nothing firm about his stools. He's lethargic and just wants to lay swaddled in his blankie and towels except when he has to relieve himself.

I just have to get past the guilt. I feel like such a wretch. And all these thoughts of "if I would've done this or that" he'd still be like the puppy he was 15 years ago.

Never in my life did I ever think this was going to be soooo hard. But it is.

Hope all is well with everyone else.

Hugs and chocolate!


  1. I think the time's very close for him. I'm so sorry.

  2. I've been there--wondering if I could have done something differently.

  3. It is time. His quality of life is not where he wants to be.
    Watson ate some of his favorite pancakes and then he was laying on Adam's lap as the vet relieved his pain and he went to sleep.
    With the fast moving cancer there was no hope.
    Your are his person and must be strong for him. It is such a hard choice.
    I am so sorry.

    cheers, parsnip

  4. I've had to make that decision more than once and it's never easy. They depend on us to love them to the end and the end may be to stop their suffering. Praying for you!

  5. Sir Poops is letting you know that it is time. Be strong for him. I'm so sorry, Shelly.

  6. My heart is breaking. I don't think I can ever. I'm so sorry.

  7. Sorry. I know. You'll get through this. The guilt is self-imposed. You can see none of us think of you any the less. If anything, your strength will grow. Your sorrow will eventually become easier to deal with.
    Be strong for him, dear.

  8. I'm so sorry. I have had to make this decision and understand how heartbreaking it is. Please don't be hard on yourself - you've given him a wonderful life. Sending many hugs to you, Shelly.

  9. Aww. I'm so sorry, Shelly. I firmly believe, though, that dogs do go to heaven. I've had a celestial dog before. *hugs*

  10. Poor pup! Sending cheese to get you through the sniffles.

  11. I'm so sorry. It's an incredibly difficult situation to be in.

  12. So sorry to read this but deep inside you know the answer.
    As I look back on the photos of Watson he looks wonderful but the cancer was a fast moving and he was in pain and shut down.
    We knew he was not really enjoying that time of life.
    We were lucky there is a vet who will come to your home and bring peace to Watson.
    It is a very difficult difficult on your part, But your furry one are looks to you to help and keep them safe.

    cheers, parsnip


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