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My parent's dog died

Saturday, October 05, 2013

They live down stairs from us, so while we didn't feed him or take him to the vets, he's always there. The youngest counted him as his pet even though he wasn't. He died yesterday. He was old and he really wasn't doing especially well. He had trouble getting up (back legs/hips). He couldn't run. His bark sounded more like a cough. He lived a good life. I am sad for my parents and for my oldest and youngest who are sad as well. The middle son doesn't know yet, but it won't make him sad beyond how I feel (I am sad at the loss of a pet, but not devastated).

Still it is making for a tough time being motivated to do anything healthy today. The kid and I have some fun-ish things planned for the day: library to pick up a book that is on hold, a fire prevention open house. Things that make a workout harder to fit in and neither of those are exactly physical fitness sorts of activities. We'll see what I can manage. Tomorrow is out food allergy walk-a-thon (looks like it will be a wet one).
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  • OBIESMOM2
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    1083 days ago
  • AKATHLEEN54
    Well you know I am a dog lover and by your photo he looks like he was really one of the family members. So sorry for your loss emoticon emoticon
    1083 days ago
  • MJREIMERS
    I'm sorry all those that are affected by the lose of your parents' K-9 partner. I lost my doggy soul mate almost 2 years ago and I still miss her immensely. She was my heart and the one that all others will be compared to. I feel for your kids and parents.

    Hang in there!
    1085 days ago
  • NICKYCRANE
    I do sympathise, particularly with the children. I was shattered when my last dog died, though that was under traumatic circumstances. Sounds like your parents' dog lived a happy life to the end of his days, which is a blessing.
    1085 days ago
  • MOM2ACAT
    I am sorry for your loss.
    That is a really sweet photo, I can feel the love in it!
    1085 days ago
  • NANCYSINATRA
    Good that you are keeping moving. The loss of my dog devastated me and there were NO good choices, so keep your chin up, and keep moving. :)
    1085 days ago
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