Monday, August 10, 2009

Good-bye, Daisy...

We had to put our 12-year-old dog, Daisy, to sleep unexpectedly two weeks ago. She was having a difficult time breathing and she collapsed on the front porch when we opened the door to let her out. We took her to the after-hours animal emergency clinic where she was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. It usually takes a dog's life within 6-8 weeks.

We had Daisy cremated and took her ashes to my mom's property for burial. My mom and step-dad live on 10 acres, and there is an area that has become a pet cemetary over the years. All of the family pets over the past 30 years have been laid to rest there with a medium-sized rock on top to mark the locations of each.

Daisy's mother Scout, who is only one year older, is still with us.

3 comments:

Daniel said...

Very sorry to hear the news. I know those dogs are family.

Richard said...

This is very sad . . . bye Daisy. At least for a while . . . it is amazing that family pets have strong personalities and a presence and spirit all their own.
At least you had her for 12 years . . .

Dennis Pyritz, RN said...

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