Monday, January 07, 2013

Beau: December 22, 2002-January 7, 2013

 Beau

We could tell he was not his old self of late.
Not eating much.
Lack of energy.
Then trouble swallowing and diarrhea.


Beau and his monkey

Yesterday Google was not my friend, as I researched Beau's symptoms.
A visit to the vet this morning confirmed what we already knew in our hearts.
Cancer thru his body. Dramatic loss of weight this year.
 Very weak.
And in some pain.

We made the decision to put him down right there.
I sat by him and talked to him the entire time, telling him what a good puppy he has been and how much we loved him.
A faithful friend, he was.

We are broken hearted here....

In Christ alone,
Cindy
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40 comments:

linda eller said...

My heart breaks for you and the loss of your good friend.

Mary M.(mymosk) said...

Sending prayers. I went through this with my lab this past year.. my heart breaks for you all.

Terri said...

Only those who have loved know your heartache. Peace to you and yours.

aromatic said...

Sending you All of My Love... I know only to well how dreadfully heartbroken you are...... you are in my thoughts and prayers xxxxxxxx

Donna said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear and faithful friend. I know all too well how hard it is to say goodbye. I hope that you will find comfort in the days ahead. {{{hugs}}}

Joolz said...

I'm sorry you've lost your friend but you did the kindest thing for him. He knows you love him!

Joolz

Linda said...

just found your blog and what drew me in was the picture of your beautiful dog, Beau....I am so sorry...retrievers are a special breed.....we had one, Digger, for our girls when they were growing up. I would trust laying a baby next to him.....loved him, he was the best, and someone shot him.....I have never been able to get another dog after that....they are family and loved....think of the joy of having him and giving him a good home....hugs, Linda

Vickie said...

Aw, Cindy. I'm so sorry. We've been through losing a couple of our dogs, too. It's so hard to let them go. I'm thinking of your broken hearts and praying that you find comfort in all the wonderful memories that you have of him. Hugs!

Vickie said...

Aw, Cindy. I'm so sorry. We've been through losing a couple of our dogs, too. It's so hard to let them go. I'm thinking of your broken hearts and praying that you find comfort in all the wonderful memories that you have of him. Hugs!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Sorry to hear about your Beau, I am sure Bubbles is waiting on the bridge and they are best buds by now.

susanwalkergirl said...

Dear Cindy,

I am so sorry to hear about you faithful friend Beau. I know how hard it is when we loose them. I pray the Lord will comfort you with the knowledge you gave him a good life and that you have some wonderful memories of your days with Beau! He was beautiful!

Love...Susan

Anonymous said...

Oh my heart is with you as you grieve your precious, precious companion. I am so sorry for your sadness. Sending grace and comforting blessings you...xx Beth

Brenda said...

Beau was a very pretty dog. So sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a beloved member of the family.Blessings to you and your family.

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Oh my, Cindy! Heart broken for you! Our own Belle (also a Golden) is now 12 and shares nearly the same birthday as your Beau - Dec. 18, just a few days off. She has arthritis so bad she can hardly get up, but she does. She just keeps going. Not sure how long this can last. It's just so hard to part with such loyal, loving friends as our four legged companions. Praying for you tonight!

Sandy said...

So sorry for your loss. Our pets seem to fill a space in our lives that nothing else can and it's so very hard to let them go. Knowing he is not in pain any longer hopefully will give you some peace. You did the right thing. He was a beautiful dog and I know you will miss him. Prayers for you all.

April said...

So sorry. We went thru this recently with our Bo. They are a part of the family.

Camille said...

So sorry my sweet friend! So thankful that he was such a good dog and faithful companion. My Dad always says that what you have done for your Beau is the last kind thing a person can do for their dog. May the LORD comfort your hearts as only HE can.

Much Love,
Camille

Amy @ Just Being Me said...

So terribly sorry for your loss. Pets are such important parts of our lives...and it hurts so badly when one crosses that Rainbow Bridge.

Renee McCausey said...

So sorry for your loss. I only met him the one time, but knew he was a sweet boy. Your decision wasn't easy, but for the best. We had to put down our lab a few years back. It was one of the hardest things we did.

Jeanette said...

I'm so sorry! It's hard to lose a beloved pet.

Buttonchief7 said...

Understand your grieving. What faithful friends our pets become. Have you read Heaven by Randy Alcorn? He answers many questions, including animals joining us in Heaven. Highly recommend it for comfort and hope for the future.

Sue said...

So sorry to hear this , Cyn, a very tough decision indeed. Praying for you.
Hugs,
Sue

Lillie Mae Acres said...

I know you're heart is hurting and you're prob saying you'll never ever have another puppy. I don't know if you've been thru this before. Unfortunately I have several times. You did the right thing and I'm praying for you and hubby to be able to heal and smile. Have a blessed day.

~Kristin~ said...

Oh, Cyn.
I'm so sorry.
I know the loss of a well loved doggie.
My heart hurts for you.
Thinking of you today...

katiez said...

My heart goes out to you. We lost both of ours 2 years ago this month... I still miss them and remember well the emptiness in the house. What a beautiful dog he was.

KathyB. said...

Our red Lab Sienna died a few days after Christmas, and the loss of a good friend, especially a beloved dog is so sad.I am sorry to read of your loss.

Holly said...

I'm right there with you. We lost a goat in December to cancer, a yak in September to EHD (disease spread by a fly bite), and my mare to unknown causes on New Year's Eve. It is so... hard to say goodbye to such cherished companions. My heart goes out to you in your pain. May time soften the blow and sweet memories fill the hole left with his passing.

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goatldi said...

I have two pieces of advice. As a vet. tech I always told my clients "it will never get better, but it will get easier". As a dog Mom I have
told myself that more times then I can remember. Safe journey to him.

Cindy Mcgough said...

Know that I am thinking of you. My Sammie is 11 years old and I fear I will be in your shoes much earlier than later. Oh, how we love our animals and how much they love us.

Cindy

Dog Trot Farm said...

Cindy, please accept my sincere condolences. It is so difficult to lose a beloved pet. Beau was a beautiful, faithful friend and much loved. I am sure he has earned his wings. From all of us here at Dog Trot Farm, Hugs Julie.

Mitzi said...

I have recently been through the same circumstances. My cat Chloe whom I loved beyond belief had to be put to sleep. It was nearly the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
My sincere sympathy to you.

Hartwood Roses said...

Only the most loving of pet parents will do what you did ... it is the ultimate act of love for your sweet Beau. My heart breaks for you. We have all been there. I'm sending hugs and healing thoughts for you. I'm so sorry.

Madge Bloom said...

I know I'm new and I'm coming late to this post, but having done that twice in the last two years, losing a mamma at 15 and then one of her pups two years later, heartbreaking... I'm so sorry for your pain and loss.

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