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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Bit sorry for myself....

Hi everyone, just a quick explanation of why I feel sorry for myself and it might also explain why I've not been good at visiting my favourite blogs. My gorgeous Labrador wasn't very good recently and has been at the vet a couple of times. We thought it was the old Labrador hips and she got some anti-inflammatory medicine 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately it didn't really seem to do much good and she just got worse and worse and kept falling over. Not easy to help a 37kg Labrador back up. So last night we had to make the difficult decision to let her go. The vet examined her legs again and her spine and said she thought it was Spondylosis. She said she could give her strong steroids for a couple of days which might or might not help. But we couldn't bear to see her suffering any more. She was only ten and a half and after we lost our Spaniel in May we thought at least we'd have Maddy for a few years yet. My son and younger daughter both appeared out to see her before she went to the vet! Big softies both of them. We live in the country so we were able to bring her home and my husband has buried her now just over the fence in the field next to us.

This is my gorgeous girl yesterday.

I really wish we had bought another puppy in the summer! I hate not having a dog. This morning I was just faffing about not sure what I was doing. You know how you have a routine in the morning (well I did) but now I've not got a dog to walk so what do I do? Don't be surprised if I tell you before long that we've got another dog or pup. We've had a dog or dogs all our married life. A couple of times we had a short time between dogs but for the last 26 years we've always had a dog without a break.

Anyway sorry to bore you with my moans and I'll be back later with the winner of my second mini candy.


  1. Oh Kat I am so sorry to hear this sad news!
    I totally understand your son and daughter coming to see her...I was away on holiday when my poor Dad had the awful job of taking our family dog to the vet and I felt horrible that I never got to say goodbye!

  2. Thats so sad Kat, wish you perk up soon and feel better, he has gone to doggy heaven as i am sure you know "all dogs go to heaven"
    chin up girlfriend this is a difficult dilemna

  3. I am so sorry, I never know what to say at times like these, your pictere is lovely ,and Im sure you will have lots of happy memories, Thinking of you. Mary x

  4. I'm so sorry to hear the sad news of Maddy. At least you know she is now at peace and not suffering anymore. She is now at Rainbow Bridge with your Spaniel and playing on the clouds. Sending you all ((BIG HUGS)).
    Sarah xx

  5. Oh I am so sorry hun, it is a hard decision I know. Big hugs to you.

    Ali x

  6. Awwwww Kat I am so sorry for your loss hun. .I was devastated when my Bubs died 2 years ago .. we haven't replaced him, I can't, I'd held him minutes after he was born ... but we have a pet now as we have been 'fortunate' enought ot have cat move in .. they are different!!

    Big big hugs hunni,

    Cathy xx

  7. oh Kat, I am so sad for you and know it was a hard decision you had to make, but at least Maddy is now pain free. my heart goes out to you and you and yours are in my thoughts.
    love and hugs,
    annie x

  8. I'm sooo sorry to hear about your beloved dog, it's so sad to loose your pet but you gave her the best life ever with loads of love, she is pain free and bounding across some heavenly fields...


  9. I was so sorry to read your post today. They are such a big part of any family and losing them is so hard. Take care.

  10. Hi Kat, sorry to hear about your beloved dog, glad that the family had the time to say good bye. take care

  11. Aw Kat so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending hugs your way. Ali x

  12. Oh Kat, what a sad day for you and your family, so heart wrenching loosing a faithful friend. But it does help to know you gave your Maddy a loving happy home and you thought about her right up to the end, gawd you've got me crying now, know what it's like. A puppy is a great idea, will not replace but will ease the pain. You never forget, We lost our first Westie some years back and she has not been forgotton and we have so many fond memories of her. Take care. Carolxx

  13. Oh, Kat! I cried reading your post. We just got our very first puppy this summer, and I am already so in love with him. I can only just imagine your pain. I'm SO sorry!
    You did the hard right thing, Kat. And you will always have the wonderful memories. Dogs add so much to our lives, don't they?

  14. oh kat I am so sorry and my heart is breaking for you....it takes a lot of courage to make that decision for our beloved pets.....big hugs kath xxx

  15. Oh Kat, I am so sorry for you! Pets are part of the family, and it is so hard to lose them. Thinking of you and sending you lots of hugs. Delphine xx

  16. Oh Kat, I am sorry...awww poor sweetie, she looks so beautiful in that picture, at least she was one of the lucky ones...she had a good home while here and was very loved.......I wish I could say something that would make it easy for you, but there are no words....my dog was 15 when he had to go, it's heartbreaking....take care hun...xxx

  17. I'm so sorry to hear your lost your best friend.
    Sending lots of hugs.

  18. Oh Kat, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, you must be heartbroken.
    Sending you big hugs, Clare xx

  19. Kat, I am sat here with tears dropping down my face. I feel your pain. I miss my little doggie so much too. They just have a way of climbing right inside your heart. I hope you are able to get yourself a puppy to help heal the loss. Sadly my health isn't too clever so it would be cruel of me to take on a new pup. But good luck to you if you go for one.


    Lin xx


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