Love Forever

Well our 2014 is off to to horrible start.  It’s with a heavy, heavy heart that I tell you our beloved Labrador Retriever – family member for 9 years – passed last night after a 4 day battle with cancer that we didn’t even know existed until Tuesday. Apparently he had been masking it for a while but started to show signs of being sick and uncomfortable over the weekend.  We almost lost him Tuesday night but was able to have a procedure done to give us more time to figure out what was going on.  He had an aggressive, large tumor wrapped around his aorta in his heart.  They were able to finally tell that it had already spread into his lungs and that nothing would help him.  His heart couldn’t take it and we were told he wouldn’t last the night so we helped him cross the Rainbow Bridge.

There is not a more awful feeling in the world than to feel completely helpless when you are the one who is supposed to take care of your 4 legged best friend.  That dog loved me more than I probably will ever know.  All I do know is that last night he was tired and hurting…I could see in his eyes he had given up.  I feel like we should’ve known, we should’ve known sooner that he was sick.  But our dear boy never complained, never let on that anything was wrong.  His tail wagged until the very end.

In my life I will never know, or have never known a more gentle, kind, patient and loving soul.  He helped us raise our kids and has always been there, loving all of us unconditionally.   I sit here today with overwhelming sadness and grief and a huge hole in my heart.  Such feelings I really never knew I could have.  It is such a sad, sad day.

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About Jennifer Dockery

I’m Jennifer, married to David for nearly 15 wonderful years. We live in the hell-like barren desert of southern US, also known as Texas with our 2 teenagers. I work outside the home full time and I enjoy blogging, reading, cooking and playing guitar and piano. Our family loves to go on family vacations and we have a distinct love of all things Disney related. We would eat rice and beans for dinner for a whole year if it meant we could therefore take a long, fun filled, memory making vacation together. No, we’re not stupid that’s just how we roll. Please connect with me any which way, I'd be delighted to get to know you!

Posted on January 9, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I’m so very sorry. Hugs. It’s so hard to lose a member of the family, even a four legged one. He was a beautiful dog. May light and love be yours to get you through.

  2. Oh no, that’s so sad . Thanks for sharing this wonderful tribute to a wonderful dog with me. I send you a big hug, maybe it helps a little…

  3. Very sorry for your loss :-(

  4. i’m so so sorry.
    I hope he is chasing rabbits and sticks with abandon on the other side.

  5. I’m so sorry … our family has felt the sadness and for awhile it truly is overwhelming… Diane

  6. I am so sorry for your loss and your pain for your most lovely dog. The depth of pain is akin to the love that you had for him and, although painful, how kind to release him from his pain and suffering. We have gone through this experience with our most beloved darling dogs, our smart male Muscovy and two cats – we loved them all so much and gave them the best medical care that we could. They are always in our hears and they have visited me in my dreams and are as real there as they were on this earth. Hugs to you at this sad time. The many happy memories of your dog will fill your heart and give you joy .. always remember the love and happiness he gave you .. that will never go away.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss and your pain for your most lovely dog. The depth of pain is akin to the love that you had for him and, although painful, how kind to release him from his pain and suffering. We have gone through this experience with our most beloved darling dogs, our smart male Muscovy and two cats – we loved them all so much and gave them the best medical care that we could. They are always in our hearts and they have visited me in my dreams and are as real there as they were on this earth. Hugs to you at this sad time. The many happy memories of your dog will fill your heart and give you joy .. always remember the love and happiness he gave you .. that will never go away.

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