Ingratitude! thou marble-hearted fiend...

“Ingratitude is treason to mankind.” James Thomson

Thursday, 28 April 2011

We had to put my lovely girl to sleep tonight. She had a restless night last night, and despite having had a strong painkiller earlier today, she was in a lot of discomfort and I guessed that we'd reached the end of the road. I feel dead guilty, and also like I might wake up and find I've just dreamed it.

Bye little sausage. I hope that where you are you're sleeping in the sun and you can eat all the chicken bones you want.


  1. what a lovely picture! i'm certain that wherever she is, she is happy and thankful for the wonderful life you had given her. take care and don't give in to guilt: i'm sure you did the right thing after having thought and felt your way through it.

  2. I know it needed doing, but at the time it felt like a pretty crappy thing to do to a loved one. So sad.

  3. Putting my beloved dog to sleep was the worst thing that's happened in the last five years, and that's saying a lot. My heart goes out to you. Why can't dogs live as long as we can? It seems so ridiculous to love them so much and lose them over and over again....

  4. Thank you for that ib. I read your blog and I know you have not had an easy ride.

    I think it has been especially hard as she was my own for eight years before I met my partner, when I was single and struggling and not very happy, and it was like she was my family. I felt very close to her.

    Every time someone really *really* understands what I mean when I say this has tormented me and broken my heart, it helps a little. So thanks again.