Sunday, August 01, 2010

Goodbye Dear Lady



 Lady died this afternoon. (You can click on her name to read her story). She was getting old and arthritis was really giving her a hard time. The past few days the heat seem to take everything out of her. Lady just seemed to know it was her time. She struggled to get up this afternoon for her petting from William. Later she got up and came to me for her dog biscuit and treat. She went straight to lay down in front of her doghouse and just look up at me like she was so tired. I told William then she wouldn't make it through the night. She wasn't in pain. Just seemed like she was ready to go. A hour later she passed away. Our hearts are breaking over losing a loyal, loving,sweet member of our family but I am also worried about Tramp. He has never been away from Lady's side since the day we rescued him. He howled and howled when we removed Lady from the pen. I have him in with Polly right now but he just lays at the fence and looks over to his and Lady's pen. I know he is hurting and am afraid he will grieve himself to death. I don't know what to do for him.  It's a very sad day here at Hidden Haven but we are very blessed to have had Lady in our lives for so many years. Lady you may be gone but you will never be forgotten.

22 comments:

Mildred said...

I am so sorry Peggy. My heart just breaks over this news. It is a very sad day indeed. Sending you my love and prayers.

Marci said...

Oh Peggy, I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. Big hugs to you and I will pray for you and that Tramp will adjust quickly.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Peggy---made me cry! I'm so sorry about Lady. She was such a beautiful dog... AND--I know you are worried about Tramp.... Poor thing.... I hurt for him--and for you and Willliam. It's so so so hard to lose a pet.

Yes---Lady will never be forgotten...

God Bless, Peggy.
Hugs,
Betsy

Granny J said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope Trampy will be okay and not grieve too long. Maybe some extra attention and hugs from mom and dad will help.


It truly is like losing a family member. Our little Trixie is showing her age the past few months and we dread the day when we lose her.

Rita said...

My thoughts.....I'd check with the vet and see what you can do to help Tramp if anything. Then, I check the pound for a dog as similar to Lady as I can find over the next few weeks. Possibly after a few days giving Tramp another dog to take her mind off Lady will help. You might introduce them before you bring the other dog home. Or at least have an agreement to take the new dog back if Tramp cannot handle it. Best to you. I'm so sorry your beloved Lady passed to doggie heaven.

ecosteve66 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We to have lost a (feline) member of our family a few years ago. Our hearts go out to you.

Denise said...

I am sorry to hear you lost Lady, sending a hug your way.

Denise

SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Peggy I am so sorry for you and Tramp.

amelia said...

Oh how sad. I too am in tears reading this. How totally heartbreaking. Other than losing a child, I can't think of anything worse than losing a beloved pet.
Believe me, I feel your pain and I wish I could take it away from you...

melissa said...

I'm so sorry as well, Peggy. And hopefully her pal can find comfort and friendship with another one of your animals. They grieve. That's for sure.

Kuma's Mom said...

=( I hope Tramp and Kuma can be friends. Now lady is with Kuro chasing butterflies. Big hugs to you and William.

Mike said...

Sorry to see Lady go. She's in a better place with no suffering. Hope your healing time is quick and Tramp makes it through this hard time.

Lib said...

I am so sorry to hear of your Great loss!
Blessins XOXOXO,Lib

Kelle said...

So sorry for your loss of Lady. She looked like such a lovely, loving dog and a best friend. It's never easy to loose anyone you love. I know many people don't think of pets and therieving as being the same as for a person, but it is. {{{HUGS}}} to you and yours and know that Lady will be waiting for you on the rainbow bridge.
Blessings,
Kelle

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I feel so badly for you and the loss of your beloved pet, Lady. I hope her companion adjust to her loss.

My son has a very old dog, which was his first child, before the grandchildren came along. It has trouble just getting about. He cannot every consider it passing out of his life.

It is all very hard but the alternative is to have no pets. For some a life without pets would be so diminished.

Carol............. said...

Sincere condolences on your loss.

We recently lost our 35 year old mare due to old age so I can totally share your feelings.

JoyceAnn said...

So sorry to hear about Lady !

~ Hugs and Healing Blessings To You All ~

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

I'm so sorry that you've lost your precious friend. It's always so hard when they leave us. May your heart be comforted with the knowledge that she waits for you at the rainbow bridge.

DayPhoto said...

Oh, gosh! I hate losing furry friends. Tramp must have known also. Fuzzy was depressed for months until I let him have Checkers dog house. He then started sleeping in the house and seemed happier. Her smell was still there for him to smell, I suppose.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Sissy said...

Blessings, Dear. Blessings to you and all yours on such as this time. Death is very devastating for our other animals. I too have these experiences and watched their grief. Extra attention and handling, comforting helps our animals but it takes time passing for them to recover.

The heat is causing havoc in so many ways.

I'm liking your posts, the more I get into them, the more I like. The music is so good too. I want it too.

Anonymous said...

Day Photo, "Tramp must have known".

Known WHAT? !!!!

Cindy said...

I have been back at school and missed posts. I am so sorry about this. This is just so heartbreaking. I will pray for Tramp. I have 2 dogs that are very close to each other and I know that Jayce would be especially lost without Bella. Praying for you all.