Monday, June 1, 2009
Good bye, Isaac
It was a sad weekend for us as we had to put our dog, Isaac, to sleep. I mentioned here just a week and a half ago that he'd been diagnosed with cancer, but the impression was that we'd still have him for maybe a couple of months. He seemed to improve for a few days with the meds and protein, but then he nose-dived, and it was time to say goodbye. I refer to myself as a "dog liker," not a "dog lover", but this has been surprisingly hard. I didn't realize how much of my routine was set around Isaac. I'm almost always home, so this is definitely going to take getting used to. I'm grateful we had such a wonderful pet. :-)
I confess I won't miss the dog hair, the accidents on the carpet, feeling guilty when we went out of town (Isaac was not one of those dogs that one could take anywhere), and untangling him when he got his chain wrapped around something in the middle of winter. But I'll miss his constant delight in my presence (mothers of little ones won't understand that as much as mothers of teens/young adults will, lol!), his lovely placid nature, his ecstasy over "cat sightings" (real, or false alarms from his family), his happiness at family bonfires. Thanks, Lord, for a great doggie!