Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saying Goodbye

We have made the difficult and painful decision to let Mo go.
The scales have tipped and the quality of her life is rapidly declining.
We see her slipping away more and more each day and I feel that she is only hanging on out of devotion to us.
She is very tired and no longer seems as happy, and I cannot bear the thought of her suffering because of us.
Her appointment is on Tuesday. I am spending this time trying to prepare myself, the family and of course dear Mo.
Saying goodbye to her is very hard.

47 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

- my thoughts are with you all. XO

connie said...

I am sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Kisses to MO

Michele said...

You've made a brave and loving decision. Remember all the good times and Mo will always be with you.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Oh Victoria, I am so very sorry. I hope you find comfort in knowing you've made the best decision. My heart and warm hugs go out to you,your family and Mo.

karen said...

thinking of you x

quiltycat said...

I know how hard is this time. I needed to do that for my beloved dog Duke few years ago.I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and Mo.
nichi

Jackie said...

Oh dear. My eyes are full of tears because I know how hard it will be for you.
Enjoy your last few days together. But you have made the right decision.

nicolette said...

You and Mo have been so brave. It’s also very brave to have made this decision. My heart goes out to all of you. Take care.

Hugs and love)))

GloJoeSews said...

Oh. I'm so sorry! I've been in your shoes twice and know how much it hurts. We have a wonderful vet that has helped us at home, which is a loving, kind, gentle way to go. Good luck.

Frogdancer said...

You've made the right decision. You know inside when it's time to let them go.

(It still doesn't make the heart ache much less, though....)

Angie said...

I'm sorry.

Blue is Bleu said...

I'm so sorry :( But you're doing right by Mo. Our thoughts are with you.

Kim said...

Beautiful Mo will be with you always, and I am sending you both strength and love and peace. I am so sorry.

allsewnup said...

I'm so sorry. This is hitting so close to home.
my thoughts are also with you and yours,
Carolyn*

casserole said...

I am so sorry!! I know from reading your posts how very completely Mo is loved at your house. Every animal should be so lucky to have an owner who cares for her so tenderly throughout her life, even when illness makes it tough to watch. And then when nothing else can be done, walks her kindly to her place of peace. Mo is indeed a lucky soul to have found you.

--Anne

Michaela said...

I'm so sorry, dear. You'll be in my thoughts.

Jackie said...

Victoria, Such a hard thing to do. I had to make the same decision with several years ago with my cats. It was a tough time, because they are truly part of your family, your life. But rest assured, you are doing what is right for her. My thoughts are with you and Mo. She knows that you love her, stay with her, you won't regret it.

Fer said...

I'm so sorry. I know what you're going through and it's not easy. At least you have comfort in the knowledge that Mo has had a very full life, knowing constant love and devotion.

Big virtual hugs for you and Mo.

Allie said...

I am so, so sorry. I know you know it's best for her, so she doesn't suffer, but that doesn't make it easier. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

I've been there, and it is such a tough decision. Thinking of you and your family, and of course, Mo.

soggybottomflats said...

My heart is with you tonight. I am so very sorry for your pain. Elaine

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

First, let me say thank you for being a responsible dog owner and putting your sweet loved one first, which is very difficult in this situation. I worked at a vet clinic and I know how hard it is to make that decision.

I am a firm believer that animals are in your life for a reason. I don't know that reason, but I'm sure you do. Keep her close know that you have so much support!

Lisa said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. I will be thinking of you over the next few days. You are doing the kindest thing, but it doesn't make it easier.

Kayla coo said...

So sorry xx

Hey Harriet said...

Oh Vic I am so very sorry. It's such a difficult decision to make, and even though I believe you've made the right decision I understand it doesn't make it any easier knowing that you have. I kept hoping for a little miracle to happen. As I'm sure you did!!! I'll be thinking of you during this time and sending all my love your way. Please give Mo a great big cuddle from me. I wish I was there to give you both big cuddles! Love Tracy xoxo

Dorrie said...

It's amazing the impact our pets have in our lives, they become our children. And it's so very hard when it's their time. Keep her close until Tuesday. You will be in my thoughts. Hugs.

Digs said...

My most heartfelt wishes for peace go out to you and Mo.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

i'm so sorry!!! is very difficult say something that could ease your sorrow. my best wishes for you and a big hugh.

Janice said...

I'm so, so sorry! Yours is such a beautiful love story. You're both lucky you found each other. My heart aches for you.

Anonymous said...

When saying good-by to my beloved horse Sam....a 32 year friendship, I somehow thought of this.
"The quality of mercy is not strain'd. It droppeth as the gentle rain from Heaven....Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest. It blesseth him that gives and him that takes." (Wm. Shakespeare) What you do for Mo is merciful....and you are both blessed. Take care.

Susan

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I'm so very sorry! My heart breaks for you and Mo. We had to let go of our beloved Burley two years ago on a Tuesday in August and I find myself overcome with tears now. I know that he too was hanging on for the love of us at the end and not for himself.

Bless you and Mo. Sending big hugs and a virtual hand to hold to you and may there be comfort in your many memories and the love you shared.

Dena said...

I'm so sorry. I know how difficult this is for you. We had a Carin (msp) Terrier who grew up with our children and was a huge part of our family. By the time he was seventeen years old his body was giving out and we made the decision to let him go. We were all in the vet's office when he left us. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do. My thoughts are with you.

The Robbins Nest said...

I am so sorry that you're having to make this decision. I, too, will be facing the same decision probably in the next 6 months. My cat, who has been with me for almost 14 years, has cancer. We amputated one of his legs and January, and thought we got it all. Tumors re-surfaced a month ago and we had those removed, but have been told that they are cancer. Another tumor is already forming.

I can empathize with your decision and your devotion and love to your Mo. Just know that you did all you could and that this is the right decision for him.

Janis said...

Oh Victoria. I have been dreading this post. I am so profoundly sorry. I know that you brought her every happiness, that the two of you fulfilled each other. I'll keep you in my prayers. xoxo

Hens Teeth said...

V, I am so sorry for you all. It is truly heartbreaking. Try to be strong...... thinking of you.
viv x

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I haven't been reading your blog for very long but Mo seems like a sweet old girl and it was obvious how much you loved her. xox.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Victoria, I'm so sad for you. Mo couldn't have asked for a better dog-mom and I'm glad for the time you did have together. It always seems too short, but remember the sweetness of it.

Manola said...

I'm so sorry...

Anonymous said...

My heart is breaking for you and your family. This is a very tough decision. I know. Many of us know how tough it is.

It will take time to heal. It is always good to remember the very best of times to help through the sad ones.

I will be thinking of you.

Debbie

picciolo said...

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow, big hugs to you and Mo
xxx

Cheryl Arkison said...

Oh, do take care. I'll be thinking of you.

PS My word verification is labbeen - somehow prophetic.

Peggy said...

Victoria,
Please know you are doing the right thing no matter how hard it seems. May all the wonderful memories of Mo sustain you during this difficult time.

bascom hogue said...

Holy God, we pray for Molasses Boo Dilly who is coming to meet you tomorrow. Guard her from all fear and bring her in safety to the day’s end in heaven. Grant
peace and comfort to her human family as they face the unknown in the days ahead.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

Lauren said...

I am so sorry that the time has come to say goodbye to your much loved Mo.

Anonymous said...

It's the hardest decision to make, and my thoughts are with you. Mo has given you all her love and you are doing the right thing to help her now.

Colleen MacDonald said...

Oh honey, I'm thinking about you all today.