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!

5 comments:

Monica-FC said...

pets are so much part of the family and one never knows until they are gone. you start thinking. we put our cat lucky down 4 years ago 2 hours after my dad died and it was so hard as he was part of the family. cat hair and all the little things you do for them. vet visits. it will take time and give it time but talk about him and all the great time he gave you and don't forget to scrapbook about his life with you all as it will be important when you get over it. scrapping about him will help you thru it and might even bring more memories to light. just use what you have there in your stamping room and scrap away. that is what i did. unless you need a certain dog embellishment.

ReneeK said...

I'm so sorry you no longer have Isaac with you. We lost our Charlie to cancer a couple years ago and it's still hard, even after getting another dog (much different from Charlie physically and in "personality"). She was one of a kind, as is Clancy. They never leave our hearts. I hope Isaac and Charlie are at the Rainbow Bridge running wildly together, cancer-free, and chasing squirrels!

Renee K

marciad said...

His paw prints will forever be on your heart. I know those of our two kitties are and it's been a long time. Hugs.

Beijing2008 said...

I watched it happen. =/ It was hard. yeah. He was a giant puppy all the way up until the end, or at least that's the way it seemed, all until he was put up on the vet's table.

Sandy said...

Awww I am so sorry about Isaac! Dogs are such a picture of God's love to me - always there with the same fervor whether you'd been away for hours or just minutes, and always unconditional.