Goodbye to our dear Pepita.  We love you.  Thanks for all the kisses.  Thanks for protecting us.

I wish you sunny days and a full belly and the knowledge that we love you as fiercely as you do us.

5 Comments on “Goodbye

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. I just put my dog of 15.5 years to sleep a few weeks ago, and I still find myself crying about it. I’d had that dog since I was 19 years old, and it was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made. I thought for sure since she was so old that it would be easier this time. But it wasn’t. It never is.

  2. I’m sorry, Kirsten, Paco, & Lily. It’s been a long time since I loved a dog that much…and I almost think that’s why I haven’t had a pet for a long time. Dogs are the best. May you find happiness in your good times with Pepita.

  3. Your story is so familiar to mine. As a man, you are right, we are not geared for this trauma. As you, I saved my Benji from being put down in 2001. He was 10 years old and his owner got cancer and could not take care of him anymore. No one wanted to adopt a 10-year old dog. But I could live with the fact that if I did not take Benji that he would be killed. He was still so spry and playful so I took him. He lived for 10 more years. I lost him March 1, 2011. He acted just like a puppy right up until the last 2 weeks. He had diabetes for 2 years and I, like you, did the shots twice a day, the diet thing, trips back and forth to the vet, witnessing his hearing and eye sighting going. I have no family and live alone so Benji was all I had. I read your story, and I write this, with tears streaming down my face. I try to remember all the good times but it is very hard right now. Benji was my protector too. I took him everywhere with me – the bank, the store, the post office, everywhere. Once I took him with me to the chiropractor and as the doctor was adjusting me, Benji thought he was hurting me (because I was moaning with pleasure from the relief I was receiving from my back pain) and Benji bite him on the ankle (Benji was a 12-pound Havanese). Understandably, the chiropractor asked me not to bring him to the office anymore. Everyone tells me it will get better. Somedays I don’t think I will make it through the day. You sound like to have a very nice family and other pets. Hopefully, their love and compassion will fill the void of Pepita. My thoughts are with you.

    • Thanks very much. I am sorry for your loss as well. I knew when she got so sick at Christmas-time that it would bring us even closer and it was going to hurt so much more, but I’m glad we got the time. I’m thankful your dog had you as well.

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