goodbye eddie

May 8, 2014

goodbye eddie

This morning I woke up to find that our dog Eddie had died sometime in the night. We are sad.

As you may know, Eddie has been struggling with severe anxiety for the last several months since Cleo died. We had been trying everything we could possibly think of to help her and I thought we were on the right track, but in the last week she relapsed and became destructive to our house and furnishings. We don’t blame her; we know she was suffering and didn’t know how to deal with it. It’s possible that she was physically sick but we were unaware. She had been checked by the vet and there wasn’t anything obviously wrong other than her mental anguish. Either way, she was no longer the calm, happy dog that we knew.

Today I am remembering Eddie. I am grateful that she was a companion to my husband from the time she was a puppy, and she saw him through some incredibly difficult years prior to the time we met. I am grateful for the joy that she brought to our lives. I am grateful that she died at home instead of forcing us into a heartbreaking decision. I am grateful for all her years of delighted devotion.

It’s so strange to go from having three dogs just a few years ago to having none. There are reminders everywhere. The house will be much quieter and calmer now, but emptier too.

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Comments on goodbye eddie

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    From Ro:

    Very sorry for your loss. :(

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    From Nora:

    Oh, Kathleen. I’m so sorry to read this. It is never easy to lose a pet, especially since they are such a part of the family. I’ll be thinking of you and your family. xoxoxoxo

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    From Lauren W:

    I’ll miss her and her total lack of boundaries. <3

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    From Scott:

    Eddie gave the best hugs. I’ll miss her like crazy.

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    From Ruth:

    Poor thing. It’s been such a rough couple of months.

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    From Sarah:

    I’m so sorry! :(

  7. 7

    From Holly:

    I’m so sorry for your loss :(

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    From Allison @ With Faith and Grace:

    I’m so sorry to hear the news. :( Hugs!

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    From Kara:

    I can’t say it enough – I’m so sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you and your family. xo

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    From Alisa Beth:

    I’m very sorry to hear your sad news. Not sure if you’ve ever come across the children’s book Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant, but it’s sweet and lovely.

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    From yours truly, melissa:

    So hard to lose a pet. Hoping you guys are flooded with only happy memories of your two pups that have gone on.

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    From Stephany:

    Oh, I am so, so sorry to hear about this, Kathleen. This just breaks my heart. Dogs are such an integral part of a family and to lose them so close together is devastating. Thinking of you and you family! <3

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