Tuesday, April 7, 2009

In Memorium : Ocean Myst



sadly, we awoke this morning to find our golden had just suffered a stroke. She did not seem to be in pain but was not herself, could not walk, head could not move to one side (as all sensation seemed to be gone on that one side) and her eyes kept twitching back and forth. We sat with her until it was closer to the hour the vet opened (as the closest emergency vet was a long ways away, and it would have taken the same amount of time as just waiting) The vet agreed with us about the stroke and we held her till she left this earth. She would have been 14 this june and had a full good life. Just hard. This is the first real pet/friend my daughter has lost. She was my best friend, my shadow and supported me every time my hubby had to leave for sea. She was very much loved by all who knew her and will be missed.

19 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Knit Witch said...

Awwwwwwwwwww - I am so sorry!!!! It is so hard to lose those furry friends that do anything for us. Goldens are the best too. Such great companions. I will be sending you some good energy.....

Cin said...

The tears are streaming down my face as I write to you. I am so sorry that you have lost Ocean Myst on this earth. However, I am sure your best friend is having on fun time up there in heaven and has no sore joints and is running and playing and carrying around a stuffed animal!

I look at my Jake, 11 1/2, and having so much trouble moving and think of you and your best friend and I will go give Jake an extra hug.

loopykd said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My dog is 14 this year and just went through growth removal that turned out to be cancer. I hope your daughter remembers her well.

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

(((((hugs))))) I am so sorry for your loss.

Channon said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. It seems to me there's a book about pet loss for children... I'm sure a search on Amazon will turn it up if you're interested.

No matter how long they're with us, dogs' lives are just too short...

Nichole said...

So, so very sorry for your sudden loss. Its a difficult time, but do know that she's now happily running over the Rainbow Bridge. HUGS to you and your family... she is just gorgeous!

rita said...

Oh, sweetie, I am so so sorry. Our dogs give us so much. She had a long life for a big dog. It will get easier as time goes on, but I still miss my departed doggies every single day.

{{{{{hugs}}}}}

Julie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. {{{Sending hugs your way}}}

5elementknitr said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose a close friend.

Georgi said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. It is very hard to lose a furry member of the family and sometimes it hurts so much it seems to be unbearable. I hope that the knowledge that we are all praying and thinking good thoughts for you helps you a little bit.

Aunt Kathy said...

((hugs)) to your entire family.

Studio Lou Lou said...

I am so sorry about your sweet dog. I am sure you are sad and miss your sweet pet :(

Linda

Timiae said...

Oh, I am so sorry. It's so hard to lose a member of the family. Dogs are such a blessing... remember the good times and know that she's happy and safe and is waiting to see you again.

My baby girl is 17 this year and I'm trying to brace myself for it. No matter how many times you've gone through it and try to prepare, it always takes you off your feet.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I'm so sorry we had a dog ladybug she was a cockerspringer spaniel we loved her very much I still miss her.((((Hugging You)))))
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JessaLu said...

I'm so sorry...

Sandie Knapp said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend. Fourteen is a good long life for a golden, and she was not suffering, which is such a blessing. She will be well remembered over the years, and none that come after her will ever be quite the same. That is good also.

Turtle said...

thank you everyone. It gets a little easier each day. Sadly i hate to admit that the house stays so much cleaner (i feel guilty admiting it!) But i still go to talk to her, wait for her greeting when i get home, and have not been able to eat toast since...she usually always got half! But thank you all!sincerely.