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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

sad sad evening

yesterday evening i had to put my sweet shotsie to sleep.
my only solace is that she was not in any pain.
we got shotsie when she was 8 weeks old, november 1994, the day before thanksgiving.
rebecca was in kindergarten.
shotsie did not think she was a dog, she was a grand dame. and the best watchdog ever. rebecca and i never had to be afraid living alone in lake placid while shotsie was there to protect us.
shotsie was not a licking dog, but when she got in the mood, watch out! she would pin you down and lick your face til you begged for mercy laughing!

good night sweet angel, i will miss you more than words could ever say.


Blogger Carole Knits said...

I'm so sorry.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Oh I am so so sorry! Nothing is harder than losing a great friend like that!


11:51 AM  
Blogger Teyani said...

huge ((hug)) of compassion for you.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Margene said...

It's so hard to loose our furry family members. Peace to you, peace to Shotsie.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

I'm so sorry, Vanessa. I know that this is hard for the family.


1:48 PM  
Anonymous PumpkinMama said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry. She had a very pretty face. *hugs*

3:06 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

So sorry to read of Shotsie's passing, Vanessa. Hope the many and happy memories bring comfort to you and Rebecca.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so sad. I feel with you because I had to let lots of hairy friends go and it's been always so hard. Feel hugged.


3:35 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Rest in peace, sweet lady. Hugs to you and Rebecca.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

I am so so sorry.

4:33 PM  
Blogger June said...

Vanessa, there are no words to help you right now, but we are all here for you. I hope you are doing ok -

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

The loss of a beloved pet is such a kick in the heart. I'm so sorry.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Janine said...

A long-distance hug of sympathy--they fill our hearts, don't they?

5:42 PM  
Blogger Dianna said...

My heart goes out to you - I still can't think of Hero without tearing up, and it has been five months now. Our furry friends add so much to our lives - it does hurt much when we have to part company. Take care.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

Oh Vanessa I'm so sorry about Shotsie. She was so pretty and obviously deeply loved. I'm sending a cyberhug your way.

6:45 PM  
Blogger lochristian said...

May the smiles at Shotsie's memory soon replace the tears at her passing. Hugs.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Linda M. said...

I'm so sorry. They bring so much love and they have to leave so early... I hope the good memories will soon begin to replace the sadness.

Linda M.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Lisa S said...

Bon Voyage, old gal, old pal. I still get tears in my eyes seeing her pictures with the pups and the kid. She did her job and gave you a great run. I am glad that it was quick, even though it was a surprise. She will hang out at The Rainbow Bridge until you are ready.

3:36 PM  
Blogger jenknits said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Shotsie was well loved.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca and Peggy said...

We returned last night from the Knitter's Retreat, and just read of your sad loss. It's so hard loosing our furry companions. Hugs ;{

12:01 PM  
Blogger Celena said...

Oh I am so sorry Vanessa. Hugs to you and many happy memories. It is so difficult ...

4:24 PM  
Blogger DeeAnn said...

Oh Vanessa, I am so sorry to hear about Shotsie, very hard to say goodbye to a beloved friend. Hugs to you.....

7:06 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

So sad! That must be a very hard decision to make - I've not yet had to do that with any of my doggies. It sounds like you had many wonderful years together. Here is a ((hug)) for you!

11:43 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

I'm so sorry for your loss..I know how hardthis can be. She was so lucky to have your love and hers, too! Take care-

2:48 PM  
Blogger Spinny Bunt said...

I'm so sorry Vanessa. My heart goes out to you.

7:16 PM  
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8:41 PM  
Anonymous Vee said...

Hugs Vanessa...I know how difficult this is.

2:22 PM  
Blogger cyndy said...

Oh Vanessa, I'm so sorry.

Shotsie lived a good long life with is so hard to say goodbye to a friend like that... she sure sounds like she was one of the best....

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry... but what a lovely tribute to a good friend.
May joyous memories slowly fill the empty spaces that her absence leaves behind.

1:20 PM  

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