Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Need a friend?



He's been a great one for almost 14 years.

Ourdogsmall

And he's "feeling" it as of late.
He's so tired.
I get a lump in my throat just thinking about it.
But...we'll take as many days as we can get.





the long road

40 comments:

S.I.F. said...

Oh lady... I'm sorry to hear your old friend is feeling his age. Losing a pet is never easy. Hoping you get more good days than you are even expecting!

Erika B said...

Oh, I love this one! Beautiful, dramatic light and such a sweet friend!

Erika B

*Jess* said...

(hug) Our dog is 11 and we know how you feel.

Carrie said...

Awwww ... he looks like a keeper! Sorry he's getting older. :(

Great shot, BTW!! ;)

Leanne said...

I got a lump in my throat just reading that . . .

xxhugsxx

Courtney said...

Oh, Julie.... this put a lump in my throat as well. Bless your heart. He's beautiful!

Ashley Sisk said...

What a beautiful portrait. It makes me sad to think that any animal is at the end of their life. I remember when my Lady Bug died years ago...we all knew it was coming and held onto each moment.

Tara said...

((HUGS)), enjoy the time you have. They are like our babies....so heartbreaking.

Robin said...

We have a chocolate lab that has been with our family for 8 years ... my first baby! Beautiful pictures of a very sweet furry friend!

Eileen said...

Our sweet lab, Charlie, will be 11 years-old in December. He's already had ACL surgery on one of his back legs, but when the other went a few months ago, we knew it wasn't fair to him to put him through another surgery and recovery time. He doesn't seem to be in any pain, but he often holds up that back leg when he walks.

Lyle was just saying last night how much he misses having a running partner. Charlie whines when he sees Lyle tying his running shoes. It makes us all sad. And to top it off, Olaf, our big dog, has bad hips and is moving even slower than Charlie, even though he's 5 years younger. I can totally see both of them going about the same time. That will be a BAD stretch for our family!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

He looks like a beauty! Live it up!

Tiffany said...

Oh man. Sometimes I wonder if losing them to old age really is easier than losing them suddenly, like we did Maj. Either way, it is hard. Give him extra hugs for me!

Buckeroomama said...

That is such a lovely photo... the lighting is just perfect! He is beautiful. {{hugs}}

Lisa said...

Beautiful Photography.

Tanya said...

Our old lady is getting up there too. Here's to treasuring all the days you can get! *hugs*

Tanya said...

Our old lady is getting up there too. Here's to treasuring all the days you can get! *hugs*

Katie said...

Oh no! Even when you know it's coming, it doesn't make it any easier. :( I hope the rest of his time with you is spectacular and pain free!

Liz said...

I don't do well with this type of thing. Not even when it's not my dog. I'm so sorry to hear this, and that you don't have all-happy things going on in your life. Poor you and poor him.

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Oh, poor pup. That is a beautiful photo!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I love the support. :)

lisa said...

He's a beauty! We have a little toy poodle (Bert) who is also 14, and we are having the same feelings you are.

Jill said...

Ohhh. He seems so sweet.

Kayce said...

Beautiful capture of your best friend.

Ewa said...

we never want to let go of our good friends! he's so lovely

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Oh so sorry....hope you find comfort in the last hugs and pictures you get of him. I love this picture!

staceysmotheringmoments said...

That is so sweet and a little sad. It's so hard to lose a family pet. They are definitely a member of the family.

Wanda said...

Lovely profile of your beautiful furry child. I do hope he has many more days with you - but I know that when they are ready to go, they are ready. I've been through that too many times already.

Take courage in the memories of your dear friend!!!

Donna said...

Such a sweet old fella! Hug him gently (and often!).

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Rach@In His Hands said...

I definitely know that lump in your throat feeling. It's so hard when they're tired and the end is near. Soak up these days and memories with this special friend.

Jennifer said...

He is beautiful. I can't imagine the feelings I'll have when my Sam gets this age. When I hear about other dogs getting old, I cry because I know how painful it is and I just can't even think about that happening to Sam. I wish he could stay 4 forever.

motherof3brothers said...

so wish I could give you a big ole' bear sqeeze. I know how hard it is. Love you guys!

Lisa said...

Hi, You know dogs can live to be old and they are so loyal. My heart goes out to you as I know how you feel and what your going through. I have had many dogs. I do have two now. A Blue Healer (Wally ) and Ross who is a mix and on this farm 4 cats.
He is really beautiful and I pray he is just having a few bad days.
Lisa
Thanks for stopping.:)

He & Me + 3 said...

Precious my friend. Your words are always so perfect.

walshblog said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. He is a lovely dog.

Amy said...

Beautiful, beautiful picture. It really is hard when your pets get older. : (

jeffkny said...

Awww... I don't like to hear of these things. My 'Minnie' was 14 when she left us. She was a great dog. Very nice photo... belongs in a frame.

Heidi said...

What a beautiful photo, these things are never easy. HUGS--
Heidi & Jack.

Tracy said...

Awwwhhh, this makes me sad, but what a GORGEOUS photo. I LOVE everything about it!!!!!!!!

Seizing My Day said...

Oh Julie... I had to put down a puppy last year after having him for 5 months and it was heartbreaking! and I lost a kitty of 4 years... never easy!! I can not imagine 14 years... I love your photo of him... consider yourself hugged!!

Hannah said...

Aww. What a sweet boy. I've got one that is feeling it too. We just need to enjoy what we have in the moment.

Dana said...

such an amazing picture! Totally made me cry. My sweet pup got sick this last week and it was a giant reminder of how much he does for this family. (He's good now)

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