Tuesday, September 29, 2009

a little different around here..

We had Wolf put to sleep yesterday. :( Rob originally was not going to come because he knew it would be so hard for him, but he showed up just in time and had a chance to say goodbye to Wolf. We cried many tears, and words cannot express how glad I am that he was there, not only for support but also because I knew he would regret it if he wasn't there for the end. The kids are doing fairly well with it- Hanna had been trying hard to be "strong" but gave in and wept for him tonight. Every time I wonder if we made the right decision I just think of how his life was these last couple of months or more and know that we did. He was in so much pain and could not get around like he used to, among other things. He is missed.

On the stitching front, I didn't get much done yesterday, just a few stitches on I love Candy Canes. I really am starting to get frustrated at how long it is taking me to finish this simple piece!

And an update on my Jane Austen Challenge- I have finished "In the Kitchen with Jane Austen" ( a few posts down) and that's it so far. I have just started reading "Emma". Or should I say re-reading as this has been read more than once. I understand it so much better than the first time I read it- I had never seen any Jane Austen movies, or read any of her books- I was a little lost in the language.. and now I am so familiar it's an easy read! Now if I could just find the time...

10 comments:

Tracey said...

So sorry to hear about your dog, honestly, I know how very difficult it is to lose a loved "member" of the family like this! Wishing you guys blessings during this tough time...

T

Carol said...

Sending you a hug, Tracey--I know how hard this time is after you lose a pet...

Kathy said...

I am so sorry to hear about Wolf. My heart goes out to you. I know how hard this type of decision is. Wolf is now out of pain waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.

Jennifer said...

Hugs to you! so sorry to hear about your dog.......

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Anne Sans Tete said...

i'm sorry about your dog. you & wolf will be in my thoughts.

omashee aka Barb said...

Hi Tracey, my heart aches for your family as you mourn Wolf. That is THE hardest thing in the world to do. You did the right thing, hon.
Hugs,
Barb

P.S. you've got a deal on The Travelling Stitcher!

Micki said...

So sorry Tracey...We have two dogs, so I know how hard it must be. Sending you hugs.
Micki

Carolyn NC said...

It's so hard to lose your pet after so many years. We ended up losing our Indiana last year and we were both there with him, crying buckets. ((Hugs))

Sharlotte said...

I'm sorry to hear about Wolf. I know that was a hard thing to do. {hugs}

g-girl said...

i'm sure it's different around there without wolf. it'll take some getting used to but at least you know you did what was best for him. i'm glad rob was able to say goodbye too.