A sad farewell...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by witzend, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I posted this on my Facebook page, along with some favorite photos. It's been a pretty rough week or two. This is something we have known was coming for a while. But today we made the appointment.

    Bubba has been a good friend to our family, and taught us so many good things about life. We learned patience and absolute forgiveness, and the joy that comes with going for a long walk with a friend.

    Sadly, Bubba is not enjoying his life anymore and is in a lot of pain. He's fearful of falling and can't see or hear anymore. He likes to see people... See More
    , but he is anxious about it because he doesn't see or hear them coming. The pain medication makes him ill.

    On Tuesday morning we will say goodbye to him. What a strange feeling to plan this for someone who has been so dear to us. I'm trying very hard to be sure that his beds and toys will be washed and re-purposed for our other puppies when we get home.

    We're going to try to take him for one last walk on Sunday evening. I'm hoping it won't be too warm. I know he would like to see his old friends one last time. There are so many of you that we got to know because "Bubba and The Man!" were taking their walk on the street. If you see us, please come say hello - and goodbye.

  2. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE


    aw geeze............. :9-07tears:


  3. janebrain

    janebrain New Member

    Oh my goodness, I am so sorry. Your post brought tears to my eyes. I am thinking of you and your precious Bubba.
    Lots of love,
  4. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Hugs and love.
  5. Mom2oddson

    Mom2oddson Active Member

    (after wiping the tears from my eyes....)


    My heart goes out to you. It's a very hard decision, but one that needs to be made.

    Here's hoping you and your family have a wonderful weekend with Bubba.

    We'll be here for you on Tuesday.
  6. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    I am sorry, I know it's hard. I will be thinking of you. Take care and hang in there.
  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    :crying: I'm so sad. I know how much Bubba means to you. Give him a hug from
    auntie faine
  8. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    :crying: I'm so sorry, Witz.
  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry, Witz. Many hugs.
  10. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Witz-I am so sorry.
  11. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Aw I'm so sorry too Witz. Sending lots of hugs to all of you. Such a special friend as Bubba will be missed. I hope he is able to go say goodbye to his buds on Sunday and the weather cooperates. Hugs~
  12. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm so sorry, Witz. We are facing the same choice soon with our 13 year old shih tzu whose cancer has returned.

    It hurts.


  13. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    :crying: I'm so sorry it's come to this. Sending you hugs and love...
  14. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am so sorry. Losing a loved one is never easy, regardless of whether they have skin or fur.
  15. katya02

    katya02 Solace

    I'm so sorry, Witz. Many hugs.
  16. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Oh, Witz, I so know your pain. I cried like a baby after I made the appointment for Beau. You are doing the right thing, even as difficult as it is. Will be week next Tuesday for me........ I will think of you and Bubba and Beau will be waiting for him...........
  17. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    I'm so sorry.
    I too know your pain. It is very very hard.
    You are very brave, strong, loving and loved.
    May your Higher Power and the angels be with you, your pet and family. (((((Hugs))))
  18. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Sending caring thoughts and a cyber hug. I think this loss is as painful as losing any family member and it takes alot of time for the emotions to stabilize. I'm sorry. DDD
  19. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    I am sorry. Sending hugs and prayers. Rabbit
  20. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Oh Witz, I am so sorry! I've had to do that too and I know what a painful and difficult decision it is. I have always heard that they will let you know when it's time. Just remember that you're doing what's best for him out of love and concern. Sending many, many hugs and a shoulder if you need one.