2013 – 2019
“Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us, and make our lives a little brighter, and they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow. – Dan Gemeinhart
He will be missed deeply. Lots of good memories. Cancer is an ugly disease. RIP my good friend.
4 thoughts on “Update On My Eros”
Wayne I am so sorry for your pain and loss. Having my Doogie cross that Rainbow Bridge this week, I know that hurting place all too well. You gave Eros a life full of exciting adventures. He was your best friend, well, he and Kate. He’s been too big for kayaking, but his spirit will be with you next time you take your yak out, maybe he’ll always go. As memories flood, I do hope you’ll write them down and create a great book, I for one would love it. Grieve my friend, feel, love, and smile at the silly memories you have, I know there are countless ones. Sending peace, strength, love, and hugs. ❤️🐾❤️
Oh no Doogie! I do don’t know he was sick. Eros went down hill fast. I am sorry to hear you are going to lose Doogie.
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Yes his was sudden. I took him to vet here, on oct 24, thinking he’d just gotten in to something that didn’t agree with him. An X-ray and ultrasound showed what I couldn’t see: an enlarged heart nearly twice it’s normal size, fluid sac around that, probably cancer, but fluids were collecting around and in organs…I went numb. Given hours to weeks, I knew last Friday, after updating his vet on status, that I wanted, needed, to have the weekend, i knew no time would ever be enough. I boiled him a chicken, whatever he wanted to eat, including treats. I figured, why not give him a couple days of everything he liked. His heart would never get smaller, meaning no long term chance at all, so why not; he still only ate a little, but I know he loved what he could eat. Like you with Eros, it was a decision of quality of life; but still… I wanted more time; am sure I always will.
It will be a long time before I stop expecting his enthusiastic welcome homes, his “poor me, pick me up” looks, him running every where when happy, like a wound up top that travels across the floor; he had those hysterical moments just last Friday morning, but by afternoon, a 180; and by this past Monday, completely different. 12 days. I’m grateful for every second. I never had a clue he was ill, and by the time i could tell something was wrong, all I could do was make him comfortable. A family member (we know they are) loss, a huge piece of my heart breaking, as is yours. We lost best friends. I am here if ever you need to talk or tell stories. Thank you, for a beautiful eulogy for Eros, and your supportive words. Hugs my friend. Big hugs 🐾💔🐾
Oh Gloria I am so sorry. Loved that little guy. Give him a hug from me.
I waited to long. Eros couldn’t even hardly walk. 3 days ago he and Kate were playing in the yard. He went down hill just so fast.