Friday, March 23, 2012

Goodbye My Friend

Ronin
2000-2012
This past Monday I had to put my sweet dog to sleep. He had arthritis in his hips and back and couln't get around very well. We had to pick him up off the floor when he wanted to get up and had to hold him up so he could eat. It was the hardest thing I've every had to do and I miss him terribly.

14 comments:

Amy said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. :(

KnitlessKnitter said...

So sorry :( you can find solace in the fact that he isn't suffering anymore. He was beautiful btw!

paula said...

Oh, Kelly. I am SO SORRY for your loss. You MUST visit the Rainbow Bridge web page and memorialize him. When my babies have passed, this has been something that has helped me . . . that, and the fact I know they will be lined up waiting to see me when I pass over.

Just think of him now, though, running with healthy joints . . acting like a puppy again. The grief is ours to hold and to keep them with us as long as possible.

Lupie said...

My daughter is putting down our Maggie tomorrow and we are all very sad.

Dorothy said...

So sorry to hear about your lovely dog. You made the right decision and I hope you find peace in knowing that he is no longer suffering. We've had to make that horrible decision recently and I know how you're feeling. Big hugs xoxox

SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

I'm so sorry about your loss, our thoughts are with you!

Anonymous said...

I visit your site for patterns all the time and feel like Ronin was a big part of it. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. You're in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

Jeni

Crochet Princess Beth said...

Oh my...I am so sorry for your loss. I saw the title and my heart dropped and said, "oh no, not Ronin"...My heart goes out to you. Funny how pets can pull your heartstrings. He's no longer in pain now. Bunches of hugs to you!!! ^i^

AubreyRenee said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I recently had to put my best pal Mr. Kitty down; it was heartbreaking. Ronin will be missed by all who visit your wonderful site. Take care.

Lilacrosesandthemoon said...

I am so very sorry.

Chau Tang said...

First off, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have 2 dogs as well. He looks like such a sweet dog...When things like this happen all we can do is hold on to the memories we had. I know he is in a much better place.
Second off I discovered your tutorials on youtube and they are wonderful! Easy to understand, and instructions are super helpful! Thank you and please upload more videos!

Kelly said...

Thank you for your condolences.

The videos you found are not mine, I don't have any how-to videos.

Kelly

Amy Showalter said...

I was so disheartened when I saw this post about Robin. Words I could say are of no true help; just know I have been there in a different way, bit the pain still hurts just the same. I have taken solace when my large, furry, best friend had to be let go (man that just sounds wrong...)....I cried for days on end. He, McKiever, was every girls kind of awesome dog! And he was all mine. I know that McKiever and Ronin are running around our Lords pants, fetching sticks, vying for ear scratches, and living without a tweak of pain. They are waiting for our time to join them in their fun on Heaven.

Laura said...

I'm sorry you had to put your beautiful dog down. We lost last year our beautiful dog Riley...We had to put him down because..he ate my wool..I mean a whole bunch of yarn...it knotted up his system and it was so ruined he was slowly dying. I am so careful to keep my yarn from our dogs now. I see you have a new beautiful friend now though as we do too. :)