Monday, June 28, 2010
My (TACO) a nine year old mix died this morning. He had heart failure and seizures so there was little they could do for him. He was a gift to my daughter when he was small enough to fit in one hand, and he had attitude. Little man syndrome my husband would say. Although he was friends with Buddy the great dane and 2 boxers, he ruled the yard and couch.
Last night as I held him, I ask my husband to put him down the next day if nothing had happened. He had stopped eating or drinking and had labored breathing. His body was beginning to feel cold so we both knew something was happening. I left for my son's house and kissed him good bye. My husband called to say he had passed around 3 am. He will be buried next to my schnauzer on our farm.
Dealing with the death of anyone is difficult. We all approach it in different ways. I have always taken a few minutes to grieve, remember some special things, then let it go. I am a in the moment kind of person. If I can do nothing about a situation, I look for ways to get past it. In the same way if I can do something about a situation, I will go out of my way to fix it.
I want to know how you deal with a bad situation. What gets you through it??? Do you run and wait for someone else to be strong or do you step up to the plate so to speak.