Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sad News

I think my tears have subsided for a short while.  Just long enough for me to let you know that Miss Piper, the most wonderful and loyal puppy in the world went to sleep this afternoon forever.  I am so glad to know she is no longer in pain.  

 She was not just a giant in size, but in heart as well.  At 11 years old, she went well beyond the 8-9 year live expectancy of a Newfoundland.  She wanted to go on, but her poor joints simply could not keep up.  We spent most of this morning and early afternoon, just lounging together.  And my Wonderful Brother-In-law Dr Scott Nieves of Beaumont Vet Center came over this afternoon to help my girl end her pain.  Piper lay on the cool tile (her favorite spot) and closed her eyes in comfort with those she loved best standing guard and in her home.  Thank you Dr Scott for helping my girl.

I miss my girl so very much.  I miss how she would flip my arm up for loving if I did not respond soon enough.  I miss how she would flop on the grass and wiggle on her back with all 4 in the air until you went over to give her belly rubs.  I miss how she would look at me and woof, woof in her deep voice.  I miss her sweet puppy smell.  I miss her sad eyes.  I miss how she never knew a stranger yet always wanted just me.  I even miss how her drool would almost hit the ceiling when she shook he head!  Thank you God for sharing this wonderful creature with me even if it was for just a short little while.

Thirsty girl!

Supervising my knitting in Red River Gorge.

Hiking at the Gorge

Snow, Snow, Snow!


Delighted Hands said...

Just a gaping hole of missing her right now but soon happy memories will begin to fill in the raw absence. Sending a hug...

Maia said...

I know how hard it is to lose a furry friend. They are so entwined in every little part of our lives. The separation is enormous. Hugs to you. I hope the pain is starting to ease.

LunabudKnits said...

Thank you. She was a very special friend and will always be missed.

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)