Thursday, February 28, 2008

RIP: Phoebe Willis

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Today was a hard day.. well it was a hard morning.. the day is still plugging along. We drug our feet as long as we could before heading over for Phoebe's appointment. I really thought I was prepared. We didn't give her her steroids last night and she was really showing signs of decline. She was lethargic and not even trying to lick the kids as they were giving her kisses.

I thought I was ready, but when it came time I was a mess. We stayed w/ her and I'm glad we did. It's hard thinking about her as we saw her today - lifeless and not herself, but I felt I needed the closure and that I needed to see it through. I wanted to be there with her. I didn't want her to be by herself when she went. My fondest memories today have been thinking about the time we spent together while I was pregnant. She followed me everywhere and laid around with me while I napped. It was great. The photo above was during that time period. I had been on the computer too much and she was not so patiently waiting for me to get done.

Here are some random photos for you to reminisce over.
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5 comments:

  1. I am so sorry that had to happen. It is never easy to lose a pet. Poor Willis - at least she isn't suffering.

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  2. Oh sweet Phoebe. I love those pictures. I know how hard it is to put a pet down even if you know it is the right thing to do. I'm glad you were there with her. I'm sure it really helped her even though I know she didn't feel any pain or know really what was happening. Just focus on what a relief she felt to have no pain in her last few moments.

    I love the photos. I know when I came to visit you last year, I came home and printed out my pictures and they were all of Phoebe!

    One of my favorite memories of her was when we were sharing a hotel room at Julie's wedding and Phoebe playfully chased me around the room, much to the chagrin of the downstairs guests.

    Hugs to you.

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  3. Oh I'm so sorry! I've been there so many times, having had dogs and cats my whole life. It's the worst! But eventually the pain eases and you're left with all the wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys! No one understands losing a pet like other pet people.

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  4. Laura, so sorry to hear about Phoebe. I'm thinking of you and your family today.

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  5. We will miss Ms. Phoebe. The pictures were great. I know this is a hard time for you, and I'm glad you'll be able to get away for a bit.

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