Tuesday, November 29, 2005

At last, peace.














Today was a bittersweet day. Today, we said goodbye to Dexter. While I took TMO on an outing, D took Dexter to the vet to put him to sleep. I have a strange sense of peace now, because I think that these last few days were very painful for him. His poor old body was starting to shut down, and to keep him around would have meant a death by starvation or by blood poisoning.

Although it was hard for me -- I've only been around 'the boys' for six and a half years -- it was very hard for D. He raised Spencer and Dexter since their mother gave birth to them and then abandoned them shortly thereafter, fifteen years ago this month.

D took Dexter in to the vet by himself. He said that it looked like Dexter knew what was happening, and welcomed it. The clinic that we go to is incredible: one of the technicians made a casting in clay of Dexter's pawprint, and inscribed his name on the plaque.

While it's been very cathartic to write about this, I really appreciated the kind words that Laura, Sarina, and Tinkerbeth wrote. Thank you...you don't know what it meant to me (us).

3 Comments:

Blogger TheSmartOne said...

I'm really sorry. But he is in a better place now, or so they say anyway.

Nov 29, 2005, 1:58:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

My condolences, too, Kim. I'm sure it was hard to say goodbye, but harder to watch them suffer, I'm sure. ::hug::

Nov 29, 2005, 3:22:00 PM  
Blogger tinkerbeth said...

I agree w/thesmartone, I believe he is in a better place and is grateful to you for how you cared for him.

Nov 29, 2005, 7:12:00 PM  

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