Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The saddest of news

It is today, with great sadness, that I blog about our dearest Dolly being put to sleep on Monday. I didn't have the heart to write about it before, I still don't really have the heart, but the fingers can type - so that will have to be good enough.
Dolly was thirteen and a half years old, and we had recently discovered she was suffering from advanced liver disease. We did the things we could to help, but after several months of very frequent bloody poop, we felt it was time to make the hardest decision of all. The final straw came last week when she started to poop every hour, 24-7. We were exhausted, and she was distressed, so we booked an appointment for Monday.
The weekend was special 'Doll time'. We took her to Carmel beach, out for lunch, curled up on the bed with her, and gave her so many treats and snacks that she has been unable to have for months. It was time well spent, but didn't make Monday any easier.

Now, my heart is broken, but I know it will mend, and in it's place shall be so many memories and thoughts of a truly loyal companion.

I'll probably post a few pics of Doll over coming posts. Ones which make me smile and remember all the great things. Many have probably been posted before, but all are worthy of posting again.


  1. So sorry. I loved the glimpses of her you gave us.

  2. Oh Joanna. I am really sorry to hear the sad news about Dolly and know how heartbreaking it is to lose a little friend like her. When your heart eventually mends, you will remember all the good times you had with her.
    Take care.

  3. Aww! Sorry to hear this news Jo.I remember her now with her unique style in collar and coat!- not much more than a puppy when we met!