Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Long Live the King

Our beloved dog, King, was put to sleep yesterday. He had been very sick and it was for the best. But, it made for a sad day.

King was full of energy - too much at times - he could wear us out! One of my favorite memories of him, though, was a time he was very still. I was home sick from work one day, lying on the couch and King stayed by my side the whole time. He was our protective pound dog and we'll miss him very much.

Long live the 'King.'

21 comments:

Jo said...

Oh I'm so sorry! When we lost our first bulldog Max, our home and lives were so quiet. I never realized what a part of the family he had become ~ he was more than just a pet.

How sweet to send your father a note. I thanked my husband this morning as well ~ I often forget what he goes through since it's just a part of our lives.

Jo

GrannySmithGreen said...

Bless your heart. I can so relate. You may have read about my chocolate labrador that passed on back in July. (there's actually a link on yesterday's post about him) We still miss him. Our pets are such a part of the family. I'll be thinking of you!

QueenBeeSwain said...

My heart breaks for you. King and your fam are in my thoughts and prayers- dogs really are another member of the family.

We must be thankful for the happiness and joy that they bring to our lives.

kHm

Samma said...

No matter how much you know it must be done, and try to prepare yourself, losing your beloved pup is one of the toughest things to face. I am so sorry.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

We are sending love and sympathy to you and your family. We too are pet lovers..they are literally our children to us. As I write this my BELOVED toy poodle Butterscotch is curled up next to me...And we have been there too. Time does help, but it is devestating. I had my sweet girl Schuggie ..a silver persian for 20 years of my life. She died in 2000 and we still have her picture in our bedroom...they might be gone...but they live in your heart forever......I am thinking of you today.....

Pink Martini said...

So sorry for this loss in your lives. You were blessed to have love shared unconditionally.

kristy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am thinking of you and your family! King sounded like a special, special friend!

Take care!

sara said...

I am so very sorry to hear about King. Sounds like he was a great dog with a beautiful heart. I know he will be sorely missed. You all are in my thoughts!

Elizabeth said...

oh, i'm so sorry to hear this. dogs can be such a special part of our family and i know he'll be terribly missed.

Ange said...

Bless him! Dogs are our best friends... Condoléances

Aunt Grits a.k.a Maggi said...

I am so sorry.
How lucky King was to have you in his life.

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of you fur baby. I bet you gave him and he gave you some beautiful memories!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Awww...I'm so sorry! We had to put one of our dogs to sleep and I was young so I didn't understand at the time. It is always so sad to lose a beloved pet! They become part of the family.

ELS said...

Oh we are all so sad about the putting down of king. If our dog died we would be heartbroken, especially Rose. We are thinking of you and our dog sends you a huge comforting lick.

LindsB said...

I am sooo sorry for you loss!! There is a special place for animals in this world and it is never easy when they leave. Huggs to you!

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear about your dog! Hope that you and your family are doing okay.

prashant said...

We must be thankful for the happiness and joy that they bring to our lives.
Work from home India

teresa-bug said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your sweet dog. There is nothing like the love of a pet. They can weave themselves into our lives and it takes awhile to get used to them not being there. Thinking of you!

EntertainingMom said...

Oh I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a pet is hard indeed. To me, it really is comparable to the loss of a child. Hugs my friend!

preppyinnewengland said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! Truly a sad time for you and your family. You lost a dear sweet member. Such a quiet time.
The picture of King is adorable.

Haven and Home said...

Oh this breaks my heart. I am so sorry to hear this news. You are in my thoughts!