Saturday, January 23, 2010

Toady Passed

Sorry I've been incommunicado. For those who took such kind interest in my older, female English Bull Dog, Toady passed away this morning during a routine visit to the vet. The folks at North Paw Animal Hospital did all they could to revive her but her heart had just given out.

I was just outside the door and got to say goodbye. I've had to take her in the back door at the vet for years now because of the Alzheimers.

She's been a great companion for more than a decade and I miss her deeply. But I'm glad she went quickly and without pain. I'm also grateful for the last several months. She's been happy and affectionate, even frisky (as frisky as an English Bull Dog can be) and pracing and running like a pup. She had also regained that Bull Dog sense of humor.

She even took off and raced me to the door last night. I'm just glad she could wait until I got back from the Pacific Northwest.

Goodbye Sweet Girl. RIP


ellen said...

I'm so sorry. I know how you feel. You and she were lucky to have so many good years together. Still, it's hard to see them go. Sam & Spook passed a few months ago & even though there's a house full, I miss *them*.

Unknown said...

Reyn, I am so sorry. She was so sweet and I remember many great times with her and have lots of wonderful pictures. I'm glad you were with her.

Anonymous said...

Our pets do seem to have a sense of timing about these things. I'm glad you were back from vaca and with her. 'Better to have loved and lost than never loved at all' is woefully inadequate at times like this. Take care of yourself. Lenore