Tuesday, May 07, 2013

RIP Ol' Buddy

Today has been a sad one. Jilda and I kept hoping the vet was wrong about Ol' Buddy's condition, and that he'd pull through and somehow regain his strength. But it wasn't in the stars.
This morning when we got up, he was too weak to stand, and although he never whimpered, whined, or complained, we both knew it was time to say goodbye.
When we arrived at the vet's office, thankfully there was no one in the waiting room, no one to hear our voice cracking as we talked, no one to see the tears in our eyes when we left, with the little guy wrapped in his favorite blanket.
We laid him to rest in a place of honor among the other beloved pets that have added a richness to our lives as only close friends can do.
Even though he only weight about 25 pounds, the house seemed empty without him today.
The only dog we have left is Caillou, our collie, and he's walked in every room of the house today looking for his little friend. He's here at my feet as I type, where Buddy always laid.
Thanks for all the kind words from my blog-buddies over the last several days.


  1. There are not enough words I can say, other than I am so sorry for you and Jilda... :(

  2. He is at peace now. (((HUGS))) to you both.

  3. I was so sorry to read this, Rick. You and Jilda will miss Buddy dreadfully and my heart goes out to you both. Poor Caillou as well :(. Take care.

  4. So sorry Rick...I hope all the good memories of his life with you and Jilda will help during this tough time. I feel so bad for Caillou...big blog hug to you all.

  5. Oh I am so sorry Rick and Jilda - I have been where you are and it is never easy. Be gentle on yourselves and extra treats for Caillou

    What we have once enjoyed
    we can never lose;
    All that we love deeply,
    becomes a part of us.
    -Helen Keller

  6. I'm so sorry about Buddy. There aren't the right words to help much, but having been through this in December my husband and I know how hard it is. I showed Buddy's picture to him and we hurt for you, for losing this good dog. Just be close to each other and to Caillou.

  7. That stinks.
    I am so sorry for your loss. They do wiggle into our hearts, don't they?

  8. I am so sorry to read this and hope that the two of you spend a little extra time nurturing one another (and Caillou).

  9. Sorry : ( Buddy couldn't have asked for a better life. Grieve, move on, visit the pound, save another. Celebrate his life.

  10. I am so so sorry. :-(

    Sweet angel beautiful Buddy - run free and happy over the Bridge - say hello to your new angel friends and watch over your humans and pal Caillou. Take care

  11. Oh Rick - I have such a lump in my throat reading this -
    RIP Buddy -
    Poor Caillou..............

  12. So heartbreaking. I am so sorry for your loss :(

  13. My deepest condolences Rick...the loss of a pet is a sad thing. They become our family.

  14. Ooh, so sad to read this Rick, I wish the vet could have saved him.
    It never gets easier, no matter how many losses.
    Godspeed sweet Buddy.

  15. Oh, man, I've been waiting for this sad news. I've been there, so I know.


  16. I am so sorry to have read this. It must be tough. Hang in there. I know we never accept this, but I guess we learn to live with this. Give our hugs to Jilda as well. Caillou will be sad too for sometime. A big hug to Caillou too.

  17. So sorry for your loss ...

  18. I know that emptiness all too well. Buddy will always stay in your hearts. Hang in there. Virtual hugs for you, Jilda and Caillou. Caillou will be grieving too.

  19. I'm so sorry. I've felt that particular pain more than once, and your heart... well, it just hurts. Hard to watch the surviving animal grieve too. He had a good life with you - be glad for that wonderful gift you gave him. Hugs to you all.


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