Saturday, August 21, 2010

Goodbye Sweet Zoey










































We had to put Zoey down this morning.  The last couple of weeks have been pretty rough.  The vet said she had congenital heart disease and it was amazing that she lived as long as she did.  We adopted her from the humane society and we think she was 11 or 12 years old.  We promised her that she wouldn't ever suffer again like she had before we adopted her.  I remember her being so emaciated her front legs almost touched when we brought her home.  She must have been beaten because if you touched her anywhere near her tail she would cower from you.  She grew out of that and was quite the specimen!  We knew she had a heart murmur but she was very strong and such a sweet dog to the very end.  She loved being in the front yard where all the neighbor kids would give her attention. 

Williamsburg Vet Clinic was very kind and let us use their special quiet room, we laid on a soft blanket together, Zoey was given the injection and was gone in less than a minute.  My heart said "no" but my head said it was the kindest thing to do.  We stayed with her body for a little while and we'll get her cremated remains in a few days. 

She was a wonderful affectionate gentle dog and I will miss her.  Boxer's are such clowns and Zoey was no exception.  One time she chewed up a stuffed toy and that was it.  Never trouble, loved everyone she ever met. 

Goodbye monkey girl, I love you.








7 comments:

Rev. Dr. Potato. said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. My dog is my best friend and if anything happened to him I'd be ruined. So, my sympathies.

Katy Pickel said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you guys.

the DISH said...

sorry for your loss man. you'll be in my thoughts

Karin Dalziel said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad Zoey is not suffering anymore.

Chris said...

Thank you all for the kind words, it means a lot. Zoey was a great dog, she would have loved you all!

Our house feels strange now with just one dog. Zack has been looking for Zoey at times and I feel sad for him. Zoey was his companion while us humans were gone for nearly ten years. I wish I could tell him that it will be alright. He's been getting lots more love lately.

Karin, still need you to come over and get some tiger lillies if you want.

Beerorkid said...

Sorry Chris and fam. I would be one of your pets any day.

Chris said...

Thanks Steve, much appreciated. Miss my sweetie dog.