Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How We Do

We are all still hanging in. Our ad hoc doggy hospice is in place. Daisy does not appear to be in any pain. On the contrary, she is very busy eating lots of fancy pants canned food that cost more than our weekly grocery budget. Both dogs are enjoying special snacks (fettucini, anyone?), tummy rubs on the couch, and unrestricted barking at the FedEx guy.

Teddy is at Daisy's side, following her around the house and through the yard. He doesn't try to wrestle with her or play hard like he used to. He knows.

Everyone is still sleeping in one bed, for better or worse. There are a lot of dog hugs being given and received. The vet said we might get a couple of weeks. We're filling our time with the good stuff. What a gift to get such a long goodbye.

Thank you for all of your sweet comments and support. It does help a lot.


  1. I feel like Daisy is our dog, too. I'm so glad Teddy is there, too. My mother had a Jack Russell terrier that grew older and got ill. JoJo (her terrier) lost his sight, too. Her other younger terrier, Dali, used to be JoJo's eyes. She would walk in front of JoJo and get things for her. It was one of the most beautiful things I've seen. And when JoJo left us, Dali was right there by his side--just like Teddy.

  2. I am thinking of all of you very tenderly.

  3. I cry every time I read about this. Especially about Teddy. You are such good people to give her such a good home and a loving goodbye. (OK I'm at work so I need to reel it in here...)
    Love you all! xoxo

  4. I love you guys. Peace be with all of you.

  5. I have no words, but am sending lots of love and peace your way!

  6. I am so glad you are having this time with Daisy. I'm giving FeeBee extra love today.

  7. I've found myself thinking of your Daisy randomly since everything came up on Twitter. It's heartbreaking to know your time is ending but also a blessing to know so you can fully take advantage of this time you have left. Ugh, it just stinks! Teddy is going to break my heart

  8. About 5 years ago I had to put down my cancer ridden old lady dog.

    It still hurts!!!!!

  9. I have goosebumps just thinking about sweet Teddy knowing. Sending you and your family so much love.

  10. Losing a dog is so heartbreaking. I hope you get another one. For your family and Teddy, who of course IS your family. You know what I mean. I'm still not over my dog dying 20 years ago.

  11. I simply can't imagine going through this, but I can see how it'd be nice to have some time to give her a lovely goodbye, surrounded by love and comfort.

  12. What a sweet picture and post, thank you for sharing.

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