Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saying Goodbye........

Wish I had better news for you this Saturday morning, but our sweet (well, not SO sweet all the time) girl Layla was laid to rest yesterday morning.  It was a hard month for her and her body was giving out.  She fell off the doggy door ramp Friday morning and couldn't get up when I found her.  Whatever sickness she had was taking over her body. :*(

Thankfully the new vet I was taking her to was open and told me to bring her right in. My long time nursery school friend was there to greet my husband and I and helped us with the process.  Dr. Lovers was so caring and gentle only knowing her for 1 week.  She went peacefully and I know she's happily running around heaven, chasing tennis balls and being the 'fun gestapo" to the other dogs up there.

Lots of tears yesterday, but she lived a WONDERFUL life with us and I am comforted by the fact that we were able to give her that these past 22 months.

One of my favorite quotes when a pet passes is below and it will bring me comfort during this time:

We, who choose to surround ourselves with lives
even more temporary than our own,
live within a fragile circle,
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory
as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan.
                                                                 -  Irving Townsend

Here are a few of my favorite pictures:

Walking on water!

Fun in the snow:


Easter 2011

And just this past Thursday with her sisters:

R.I.P Beautiful Girl :)

Thanks for your visit!


Kathy and Lucky said...

Maria, not the news I was hoping for, but you are right she is running around with her doggie friends pain free and smiling upon you for those 22 months of love. I am so sorry for your loss though, it is never easy. Prayers to you and hubby and Lily and Nolie. Prayers to you as well sweet Layla. Get some rest.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I contacted you before about your blog heading concerning Layla. She was adorable, and blessed to spend the last of her days with you. Her picture still makes me smile every day!

jimlynn said...

Oh Maria...I'm so very sorry to hear this. I'm writing this with tears running down my face. My heart goes out to you and your husband. It's so sad to lose a pet but I'm so thankful you have all the wonderful memories of her and photos. Give Nolie and Lily a hug as I know they'll be missing her too.
Hugs to you....Lynn

Meg said...

Oh, Maria, I am so, so very sorry to hear about Layla. She looks like such a sweet old soul in her pictures. I'm sure she enjoyed the 22 months she had with you just as much as you did.

Kelly Codd Greatrex said...

So very sorry to hear about Layla. Take comfort in your memories, pictures and all the fun you had together. Thinking of all of you.

Anne Marie said...

Oh Maria, I am so very sorry to read your post...with tears streaming down my face. So sorry for the loss of your sweet Layla. Such a beautiful girl and I know she had an amazing 22 months with you and your husband. Thinking of you and sending you a big hug. i'm so sorry!

Cindy said...

Maria, I'm so sorry to hear about Layla..
I'm sure doggie heaven is a wonderful place. She will be pain free now and running all over the place, I'm sure!!
((Hugs)) to you.

Janet said...

I am so sorry for your terrible loss. Layla was such a beautiful girl. I've enjoyed reading about her and Lily and Nolie and seeing their pics. Pets bring such happiness. They just don't live long enough. I hope your memories will bring you some peace.
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl said...

Oh Maria - I am so sorry to hear. It is so hard to lose a pet. I have tears in my eyes just reading about it. I know your sweet girl is in heaven, running around and having a fabulous time. Give your other pups a hug for me. They are probably wondering where their pack mate went.

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