Friday, September 11, 2009

Patch update - briefly


Patch was euthanised yesterday, she had back end paralysis. It was on and off, but she kept falling over, which was distressing for all of us. She could not get up the steps to get into the house any longer.

She went peacefully and bravely. I talked her through it, and she just faded out. I told her how everyone loved her and how everyone would be sad. I sat with her for a while afterwards feeling her lush coat, and wishing we could have just given her a new body.

She was 15, and a beautiful soul.

I am missing her, I keep thinking about her and looking for her.

At the same time I am relived, I think this has been hanging over me for a long time; to have to make the decision.
(that photo is pretty old, she was a lot more white, and I haven't a clue what she is doing there)!

6 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

"But some animals, like some men, leave a trail of glory behind them. They give their spirit to the place where they have lived, and remain forever a part of the rocks and streams and the wind and sky."
-- Marguerite Henry (Brighty of the Grand Canyon)

Hugs. I know Patch had a good life.

mainely stitching said...

As sad as it is to say goodbye, sometimes hanging on is much sadder.

My thoughts are with you!

MarmiteToasty said...

((((Coral))) my heart goes out to you dear friend.....

I have tears whilst reading this post......

know you are loved...

x

Aussie Stitcher said...

That is so sad Coral, it is always a very difficult decision to have to make.
I love the portrait photos of Tim and his parents, they are lovely.

Secret said...

:( Im gonna miss Patch. I loved her lots.

xxxxxx

Jenna said...

Oh Coral, I am so sorry. You know that I know all too well how you are feeling. There isn't much I can say that can help, but know that I am thinking of you and am willing to "talk" anytime you want. Just drop me a line if you need anything. *hugs*