Wednesday, June 23, 2010

RIP Mollie-Dog

Mollie-dog has gone to play in the big field in the sky. She died a few weeks ago, back when all the craziness with broken bones and hospital visits was going on, and B's dad didn't have the heart to tell us then. He told B last week, and B told me last night.

She went out to live at B's dad's house last year for her retirement, and even though she's been gone a year, I still miss her. Some mornings I still go to the back door to let her out before remembering that she's not there.

I knew when we sent her off to live with B's dad that she wouldn't last long. In fact, I'm amazed that she lived as long as she did. The arthritis in her hip was getting worse, and she was slowly going blind and deaf.

We haven't told the kids yet. I know that they are going to have a tough time, especially Ella. I'm dreading the eventual conversation.

She had a very long, very good life, and she will be missed greatly. She was a very good dog.


9 comments:

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I bet she did have a wonderful life.

The Kretzings said...

:( RIP Mollie-Dog.

yogurt said...

Aw, very sorry about this news. But it sounds like Mollie enjoyed a happy life with a loving family.

Barb said...

I'm so sorry. I'm glad for the years she had with you all.

The Empress said...

Oh! I am so sorry. I remember how I felt when our 8 yr old chocolate lab developed breast cancer, and we couldn't afford treatment.
I'm so sorry...it hurts to lose the dog you love.

Baino said...

Aww very sad. We lost an old dog a couple of weeks ago, just gave up and died bless him. You might be surprised, kids get over the strangest things very quickly. Still, horrible to lose a pet. Bless old Molly.

Becca said...

it's always so hard, but the love is so good!

Joan said...

Our 16 year old dog Tib died two years ago. It was the most crushing loss my three kids have ever known.

After he died, my youngest son and I used to see Tib sometimes - he was like a shadow out of the corner of my eye. Always on the perimeter of the yard, trotting the property line as he always did.

When we got a new dog, I never saw him again. I guess he knew that our new dog was watching out for us now.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Ty said...

May Mollie find the rainbow bridge.
http://rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm