Kasey Dog

It’s been a hard week or so for me. We found out that our sweet puppy, Kasey, has lymphoma. There’s nothing we can do for her, other than to treat her symptoms, and it has broken my heart.

Sweet Nose

Growing up, my family never owned a dog. Up until Ben and I were married, I wasn’t sure I would ever want a dog! But when we took Kasey in to our lives in 2004, I couldn’t imagine my life without my crazy little dog-person. It’s hard to explain just how much personality Kasey has, but her sense of humor, her smile, and her companionship was never ending to me.

Back in January, we started noticing things. She wouldn’t eat and just wasn’t herself. The vet told us she had the flu. Then it was strep throat. When things just weren’t getting better, the x-ray and the blood tests started to tell us the bad news. This, unfortunately, is what happens with so many golden retrievers that are her age.

It’s hard thinking about what it will be like coming home from work and not having my wagging puppy by my side. For now though, we want to make the rest of her life as comfortable and as happy as possible. Even though I am sad for the inevitable, I have to remember how much joy she has brought to my life in the past 3 and a half years.

Her Favorite Spot

6 Thoughts on “Sadness

  1. Andee in Wisc on March 14, 2008 at 11:36 pm said:

    My heart goes out to you on your sick dog. I had to put my Daisy down two summers ago and I still miss her. I will always remember her tail wagging, ready to go for a ride look and know she went out of this world loved. Kasey will too.

  2. *sobs*
    Im sorry.:(
    Shes lucky to have you. I hope that you are able to keep her comfortable.

  3. I’m very sorry about the sad news about Kasey. I hope you and your family can focus on the joy she has brought to your lives. Please give her a pat and a scratch behind the ears for me.

  4. I’m so sorry. I’ve lost too many pups over the years, and it never gets easier. Your family, including Kasey, are in my thoughts.

  5. I will keep you and Kasey in my thoughts. I know what it’s like, I lost one of my border collies this summer and I miss him like crazy. Just remember the good times.

  6. ohhh i am so sorry about your dog- my cat had the same thing and it was so hard to say bye. -sniffle-

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