Friday, 27 November 2009

Sad News

Hello Friends,

I`m sorry to have to tell you that we had to have Jake put to sleep on Tuesday evening. He has been getting worse over the last two weeks but not too bad, he certainly wasn`t in pain but had started to eat less and less and was sleeping more and more.On the Tuesday morning he had worsened drastically since the day before. he didn`t even raise his head when I got up in the morning and when he did he didn`t even attampt to move from his bed. I hand fed him some chicken wish he took slowly but gratefully. I knew he was just too weak and I knew it was time. I don`t know how I managed to work that day but somehow I got through the morning without making mistakes but couldn`t wait to get home to my precious boy.When Jim got home we had that difficult conversation, we talked and cried for an hour before the vet called us with Jake`s latest blood test results. They were as bad as its possible to be so it made the decision easier to make. We said goodbye to him at 6.30pm Tuesday 24th November. His head was on my lap the whole time and I`m not even sure he was aware of anything. I stroke his head, kissed him and told him that I loved him and he just slipped away. Our gorgeous boy....we miss him so much it hurts. I know it will get easier, today is better than yesterday, but it will take a while. One day soon another dog will join our household but for the moment it feels as though Jake is still here...maybe he is, who can say...

Run free precious boy, chase those squirrels and jump over fallen trees. Be happy. Thank you so much for being our dog, you enriched our lives. Love you always.

28 comments:

  1. SO TERRIBLY SORRY SANDRA..I UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL..IT SUCH AN AWFUL THING TO HAVE TO DO...THIS MADE ME TEAR UP!

    HANG IN THERE LOVE...HE HAD A SMASHING RUN OF IT..BLESS HIM...

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  2. Oh Sandra I am so sorry ,I knew when I read your title what the news was to be ,but still sadened to hear it ,he was a very lucky dog to have belonged to you all ,love and hugs Jan xx

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  3. Oh Sandra...I am so sorry. Why is it so hard to loose our pets? Reading this reminded me of the heartache I still feel when I think of my little Gabi. She's been gone 8 months now...and I still tear up when I think of her. Hugs to all of you...may your pain ease as the days and weeks go by. Linda in Washington

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  4. I am so sorry Sandra and Jim. This entry made made tears in my eyes. I know you are going to miss him for a long time. It has been several years since we had to do that to our Jake and Christie before that. We have had Patches for three years now and Daisy for two years but our hearts are still somewhat empty for our beloved pets as I know yours is for yours who have gone on before also. May God give each of you peace and comfort. Hugs to you both, Helen

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  5. I am so, so sorry for your sad loss Sandra. You;re quite right, you did make a choice we doggy-people always hope to avoid but at least the last face he saw, the last voice he heard, the last hand that caressed him was one he loved. To the very end you did the best for him that you could do.

    love, Angie, xx

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  6. Sorry to hear your sad news. Having been in a similar situation myself the only comfort I had was to know that Ben was not suffering anymore.
    Andy

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  7. my heart goes out to you and Jim. There are no words for the sadness and pain for you right now. I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for including me in the lovely stories of Jake all these years. He was well loved. Sending hugs to you.
    love, lisa

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  8. That's part of having a pet. Or a child, or a mom and dad. That doesn't make it any easier, though.

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. Pets are family, and losing them, is one of the toughest things you'll ever have to do. Jake will always be with you in spirit. Remember that, when this loss... tugs at your heartstrings.

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  10. Dear Sandra and Jim ,so sorry to hear the sad news of your precious Jake,he enjoyed his life with you ,that I know for sure . with love and hugs ...Jeanxx

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  11. many many hugs for you...
    xooxoxo

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  12. Sandra, you have all my words through the e-mail. I am honoured you shared the news with me on the day. We will all miss darling Jake, God bless his doggie soul. But he will be remembered and his sweet memory will live with you forever. Big hugs to you and Jim. Hope Jakes gets to meet Pip.

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  13. Sandra,
    I am very sad to hear this news. You did the right thing by Jake, it is the ultimate responsibility any pet owner has - to curtail unnecessary suffering, when there is no prospect of a cure or improvement. I know only too well how you feel.
    Jake has passed over the Rainbow Bridge and will be there to greet you when the time comes.

    In thoughts,
    Guido

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  14. dear friend, i had no ideal. somehow i've lost your blog link & no longer receive you updates. wish i had known so i could have been here for you, & for jake. please never fail to email me on something like this...you know that i totally know what you're going through. my heart aches for you all.
    may jake be playing now, at the rainbow bridge, where so many of our dear precious loved ones are waiting, may he & hannah be running free, chasing my angel, sweet pee, & all the rest, thru the grassy meadows by the cool water.
    if you'd like a memory tag, for your side bar, or you'd like a little tribute & his pic put on our pet memorial, just let me know.
    God be with you...

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  15. aw he is a beautiful dog. So glad he found love on this side and I know over the rainbow bridge it will be returned to you 1000 fold. Prayers going up for you

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  16. I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face. I'm so sorry dear friend, so sorry. Pickles is sitting here pawing at my hand wondering why I'm so upset. I will miss the sweet gent he was. Pickles will miss her first friend, who welcomed her here. May his journey be a safe and loving one as the wind carries him to the other side. (Hugs)Indigo

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss. I do know the pain as I've lost so many in the past. I'm glad to read that you'll be getting a new one soon. It helps fill the empty spot yet never replaces it for sure. Hugs to you!

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  18. Sandra I am so sorry to hear your news ~ I know how very hard it is to lose a pet they are a big part of our Families ~ but he will always be with you in your thoughts and the precious memories you have of him as Hannah still is ~ Ally x

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  19. I'm so sorry.... Gentle hugs....

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  20. I'm so sorry for your loss. A pet is more than a pet! They are members of our families! Sending strengthen your way!

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  21. Dear Sandra
    Such sad news, and we all feel for you and the Family. I haven't had a Pet for a long time, but know that feeling well.
    Jake had a wonderful life with you, and you were there to say 'Goodbye'

    (((Hugs)))
    Aileen...X

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  22. I am so sorry to hear about Jake. I always enjoyed reading your entries about him. He was a sweet spirited dog. You were all blessed to have had each other.
    Hugs, Kathy

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  23. Sorry my comment is late Sandra.Just popping round to do a little reading of a few blogs today not many.It was so sad to read about your Wonderful Jake.He had the best home and of course the best owners.I hope you and Jim are feeling a little better,it's so hard to lose a pet,it breaks your heart.My thoughts are with you and Prayers for you all.I hope the Grandchildren are doing fine and the rest of your family.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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  24. So very sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of you all and sending love and hugs xx

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  25. So sorry, Sandra. I just hope that your sweet "boy" slipped away peacefully. The only time I had a dog and I had to let him go was so painful that I never wanted another dog again! It's terrible to lose a pet, but to lose a dog is like losing a dear friend. Big hugs. Ciao. A.

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  26. Sandra, I'm so very sad to hear your bad news, I'm sure that Jake was grateful to have been your pet, I know you were always there for him and it'll take time to get over his passing. Sorry I'm so late in commenting but I was in Australia until this Wednesday. Jeannette xxxx

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  27. I feel your pain...words cannot describe. I feel that day may be around the corner for Rumbeau. Hugs to you and Jim; I hope you take comfort in knowing you cherished a wonderful animal, opened your heart and home to him, and valued his time on earth. Sending healing thoughts.

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