Wednesday, August 26, 2015

We're going to miss you, dammit...


We lost our Minne today.  I was going through photos to post, and realized that the one above is the earliest I could find, and she was about seven years old in it.  Which made me smile, because I realized she never held still long enough for photos before that.  She was the most hyper puppy and young adult dog we've ever had...and that is saying something, because we had a Jack Russell, but his energy level couldn't hold a candle to hers.

I used to tell the vet that he would either need to put her on a hyperactivity med, or I would have to go on an anti-anxiety med.  He would smile and shake his head and tell me to give her two years.  Well, it took at least three.  I'm sure she thought her name was Dammit for those years of her life...always, ALWAYS into something or underfoot.  Oh, the tiny pieces of foam and fabric dog beds strewn all over.  Oh, the garden hoses that were chewed to bits.


She was worth the wait.  She matured into such a good girl.  She had a long life for a big dog.  She was thirteen.  Now she doesn't have arthritis slowing her down.  Now she doesn't fear thunder and fireworks.


Yesterday I surreptitiously took a photo of her and Carey sitting in the front yard.  We knew the time to say goodbye was drawing near.  

We're going to miss her.  Damn it.
Photobucket

12 comments:

  1. So very sorry for your loss. These fur babies really tug at our heart strings and their passing leaves an emptiness. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awww, so so sorry for your loss of a loyal and wonderful friend. They do become a part of our families and lives. She was beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yeah, so sorry to hear you had to say goodbye. Sounds like she had a lovely doggie life with you.
    Our cat Bonnie is 8 years old - a record in this family! She climbs our screen door each night, banging to get in and I can't imagine when I don't hear that sound anymore.

    Hugs, Joolz xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Joolz. I felt so grateful today looking through photos that brought up funny memories and the special personalities of all the wonderful dog and cat family members we've had over the years.

      Delete
  4. Sending hugs to you as you walk through your grief and separation. Always remember she loved you as much as you loved her.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Michelle. We knew it was coming, so it wasn’t a big surprise, but it still surprised me every time I walked out the door today and she wasn’t there, or backed the car out and caught myself looking to make sure she wasn’t behind me.

      Delete
  5. Just finding this...sooooooooo sorry for your loss. Our fur babies truly are family members. Looks like Minne was a beautiful and well-loved dog. Love the pic with her & Carey. So sweet. Don't know what I'll do when my sweet Babe goes...but I know it could happen any time...he's already almost 13 years old. Our pets are truly gifts from God.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, LB. Hope you still have lots of memory making ahead with your Babe.

      Delete
  6. So sorry to read this, Kathleen. Always heart-wrenching to lose a pet. Thoughts are with you and your family x

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails