Monday, May 16, 2011

Goodbye Old Friend

Today is a sad day. Today Tim, our loyal dog of 15 years had to be put down. We had always hoped that he would just die in his sleep and we would not have to be faced with with such decisions. But alas, that was not to be. Simon was with him when he passed, loyal to the end.

He was a crazy little dog. Always on the go at a hundred miles an hour, I don't think he ever sat still until he was 5 years old. He liked to lick and even though he wasn't meant to, he just could not keep that big tongue in his mouth. He liked to round things up, mostly our 2 cats, much to their annoyance. He had a love/hate relationship with both the vacuum cleaner and the lawnmower, barking and snapping at them.

When Holly was born, he was so scared of her, the first day she was home, he shook with fear. As the girls have grown so to did their bond with him. Tim discovered to his joy that both girls loved throwing sticks and balls for him, even if their throws lacked any distance, he was still a willing participant. The girls loved him. Loved to cuddle him. Loved to make him part of their games.

He will be missed.


  1. Sorry for your loss, it's always hard to lose a beloved member of the family.

  2. So sorry to hear of the loss of your family friend.
    We haven't (albeit the odd chicken) had to lose any family pets so far ;'( but I do remember as a child the sorrow

  3. That so sad I know the feeling of losing a loved dog.Yours is the 3rd story I have read on blogs about losing dogs in last few days

  4. Awww, so very sad. I'm so sorry for your loss and am sure his spirit will stay strong with you all x

  5. Bless you...I'm so very sorry you lost your friend...I know nothing can fill that void...Blessings and Peace be with you...

  6. I am sorry for your loss. I hate to take such a decision for a pet but had to face it more than once. It is always hard not to feel bad, even though you took the decision in favor of your pet.

  7. Tim was a truly cool dog. You have all been in my thoughts x

    PS -I know my Millie and my Features will meet me at "The Rainbow Bridge" until then, I hope they have a good time with their new friend Tim.

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...

  8. big sigh... hugs to you on this sad day. may you be always full of the loving memories of your dear tim.

  9. I am really sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to not only deal with your own grief, but also your children's sadness too.

    It sounds like your family gave Tim a wonderful life.

  10. Oh dear Lou *hugs* - what can I say? 'tis just sad.


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