10 April 2006

Blade, 1992(?) - 10 April 2006

Our cuddly, fluffy, cheerful, stubborn, faithful, love-demanding, lovable, uber-omnivorous snow dog has gone home to his Creator. We already miss him so much.

Thank you so much to Liz, Kate, Maggie and Schuyler for bringing your wonderful kids over yesterday to play with him. I can't imagine a better day for him than yesterday. After everybody left, we went for a nice walk, and this morning was so beautiful - he got to lay out on the lawn in the sun and smell the grass, even though he could barely lift his head off the ground. Our vet has been wonderful through this - compassionate and gentle. It was so hard to say goodbye to our sweet boy, but he lived his last days as he did the last three years that he's been with us - smiling and loved.

Loving Father, hold our snow dog close. Our house is empty tonight.

5 comments:

e. said...

I never got to meet you Blade, but rest in peace. :(

Liz said...

Oh Mike, I'm in tears. I'm so sorry he is gone, but so happy that his last hours were happy and peaceful. Now, I hope you fine peace.

Scott said...

How sad. Sorry to hear you've lost a loving companion.

Though I know it won't be a replacement, maybe when cattails comes home the two of you can go pick out a new puppy together.

Deanna said...

So sorry, Mike. I wish you and Tina could hug each other through this. Praying for you both.

Pete B said...

Sorry guys...that sucks...