Saturday, October 9, 2010

A long week...

I'm so behind on blogging. I haven't had a chance to read many of your blogs either. Maybe I will catch up after Amelia's birthday party. Alex was out of town on business last week, so it was just me and Amelia. My sister and I had a huge, two-day catering job, so we were busy prepping. We did a dessert bar one night and baked over 400 cupcakes. My favorite was the chocolate peanut butter...they were so good.



Mid-week I started noticing Diesel acting differently. He just didn't have a lot of energy. On Thursday, I was struggling to get him to eat anything (very unusual). By Friday, he stopped eating all together. Alex got back into town late Friday night and I had made a vet appointment for Dies for early Saturday morning. We didn't know what was wrong, but weren't prepared to hear that he had acute kidney failure. We were so upset. The hardest part was not knowing what caused it. I have cried more in the last week than in quite some time. Diesel stayed at the vet and they began different treatments, in hopes to get his kidneys to start functioning properly. On Thursday morning we got the news that Diesel had passed away during the night. I'm crying just typing this. It's hard to believe he's gone. Diesel was our furbaby. He was our baby before we had Amelia. Alex bought Diesel as a puppy when we were separated. He was Alex's best friend through those hard months. He took him fishing, to work, to the park...everywhere.



I'd never really had a pet until Diesel. I never knew your heart could hurt this bad over losing an animal. He was part of our family. He was such a sweet dog. He was very smart...Alex had taught him all sorts of tricks. He was obedient and loved everyone. He would let our nephews and nieces boss him around and lay all over him. Over the last month Amelia had started crawling over to the glass door, standing up, and then beating on it for him to come see her. When we would take family walks, he would want his nose right in her stroller and she would constantly be reaching to pet him. I always felt safe with Alex out of town because we had Diesel. He was very gentle, but was quick to protect if he thought something was wrong. It will take quite some time to get used to him being gone.



We will miss him very much.



We wanted to get out of the house today, so we took Amelia to the pumpkin patch. We had a great time and took lots of pictures. I will post those tomorrow.

Love to all,

13 comments:

Ashley said...

I am so sorry about Diesel. Losing a pet can honestly be like losing a family memeber. I know how sad y'all must be. Praying for you and your family!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

It is hard to believe, death is so sudden, love the post :)

Kym J said...

:( so sorry! Furbabys are so special.

kristin fulghum said...

oh i'm so sorry jill! i know you must be so upset!

Hillary said...

I'm still so very sad about D!!!! I'm so sorry! What a sweet dog. I loved all the pictures!

Lauren & Eddie said...

We lost a cat and a dog this summer. It's not fun or easy! Thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Pets become like a child, so it's never easy to let them go. I lasted maybe 6 months without a dog after mine passed, it just felt like something was missing, so we went to the shelter and got a great dog, and I feel its like honoring my other dog by giving another a loving home. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together

Heather said...

Oh Jill- I am so sorry. We feel the same way about our fur babies. I am so, so sorry. Saying a prayer for you right now, friend. I hate that you are hurting.

Shazia said...

Sorry for your loss...

Lauren said...

So very sorry to hear, Jill. Pets truly are a great loss when they pass on and are like family!!!! Thinking of y’all!!

Faith said...

This still makes me so sad. I know how those little fur baby's really become a part of the family. Big hugs <3

annalee said...

still hurting for you about sweet diesel! soo sorry.

Hilary said...

Oh so sorry about your doggy!!! That's so sad :( Praying for your heart to heal....