Monday, January 12, 2009

It's A Sad Day

Today was such a sad and horrible day. We met my Mom at the vet to find out what was going on with Murphy. He had an enlarged heart and about 10 pounds of fluid in his abdomen. Treatment wouldn't have helped, it wouldn't have bought any time with him and they wouldn't have been able to guarantee that he would have been comfortable. We had to have him put to sleep. It was awful. It was soooo sad.

Goodbye Murphy my friend, I know you were met at the rainbow bridge by Sherman, Ziggy, Stanley and Scruffy. Sleep well, no more pain.


Fragile Circle

We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan.

Irving Townsend


Mom, Mike, Holly and I will always love you.


Yvette said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

jillquilts said...

Yes, it was a very sad day. I don't think there is anything that I can say here that I didn't say last night. I'm very sorry for your loss! [HUGS] to all of you!

Kerri Lindstrom said...

I'm so sorry. I've been through this also. It's so hard and never gets easier. I love Dobermans. I grew up with them. Wonderful dogs!

CatQuilter said...

Sending you cyber hugs! So sorry about Murphy. As long as you all remember and love him, he will be a part of your lives. Tell your mom we're all thinking of her, especially.


Kathy said...

((((HUGS)))) Sorry for the loss.

Christine said...

I'm so sorry you guys. I'm struggling with having to make the same decision and I really know how much it rips your heart out. Hugs to all of you.

Moneik said...

It is a sad day. Remember your friends are all here for you. Hugs.

Karen said...

Jen, I am *so* sorry about this huge loss in your life. It is such a hard thing to lose a good friend who loves you with no strings attached.


Shelly B. said...

Thoughts with you and your mom during this time. A hard decision to make-bless you for being able to give Murphy peace.

Carol VR said...

I'm glad you could be there for your mom.

My prayers are with you!!!

Amy said...

So sorry to hear about your loss, animals are family also,. take care and remember the good things

Maureen said...

I am so very sorry for your loss! Murphy was a wonderful fur child. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Sandi said...

So sorry for all of you Jen.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I'm so sorry Jen. Think about what a great time you all had together and hold that close for now. Hug Cindy for me.

Barb said...

Jen ~ so sorry to hear about Murphy. Know my thoughts are with you and your mom.

Trish said...

I am so sorry for all of you. Hugs to you and your Mom.

Luv to quilt said...

Jen ,Mike & Holly,
So sorry about Murphy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So Sorry

Linda said...

Very sorry for your loss!
((((big hugs!!))))

The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Unknown

quiltin cntrygrl said...

I know I am a little late but I promise I was thinking about you!! Mom caled and told me the news while I was out running errands. I am sorry for your loss and may you always remember the happy times.


LindaS said...

Please accept my very belated condolences on beautiful Murphy. Our family has had to say good-bye to many beloved four-legged family members through the years. It doesn't get easier, yet we open our hearts again to share the unconditional love that these dear creatures teach us. My heart goes out to you, your mom, and Murphy's other companions.