“To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though in as much as he had four legs, a tail,
and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those who knew him well,
he was a perfect gentleman.”
The Puppy Love Of My Life
I do not normally post about personal matters unless they are at least somewhat design related, but today’s post is going to be an exception. On Monday evening while the Mr. and I were out on our evening stroll with Henry, in a matter of minutes he went from chasing his tennis ball to collapsing and taking his last breaths in our arms. The doctors think it was a brain aneurysm and he that he passed quickly without any suffering. While it is comforting for me to know he did not feel any pain, I find it difficult to get excited about anything, even the most amazing new issue of a favorite shelter mag. Obviously things will get back to normal sooner or later, but for now I am going to take a little break. To the puppy love of my life, Henry Long Legs McGee, I’ll love you forever. Thank you for the best 7 years a girl could ever dream of.
Oh my god, this is so horrible to hear. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Henry. We are total animal lovers here, and we ache for you.
You were so blessed he was in your family for 7 years. Our thoughts are with you all.
Oh, my heart goes out to you and your husband! As a dog lover, and "mother" of a lab, I truly know and understand how special they are and how devastating their loss is. We lost our first lab a couple of years ago. It does get easier with time and the heart makes room for another but the love never stops (nor would I want it to). I'm thinking of you! – Allison (an anonymous reader)
I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I have a white lab 18 month old that I adore and can not imagine losing him so suddenly. I hope you open your hearts to another one sooner rather than later. Hugs to both of you. MB
Lindsey Suggs says
I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet puppy Henry. From just reading your blog, I could tell you gave him a wonderful life. What a blessing good dogs are. My family and I went through a similar scenario and the vet also felt it was an aneurism. It was heartbreaking. Try to remember that all dogs go to Heaven and Henry is scampering around that beautiful field in the sky.
the Frugal Ecologist says
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our pup is the light of our lives, so I can't imagine what you must be going through. I am thinking of you & will squeeze my pup tight.
So sorry about your beautiful boy.
I am terribly sorry about your loss. Your love for Henry has always been apparent and I know miss him terribly. Sending warm thoughts your way.
What a beautiful tribute – to the classiest loving lab I know. Ever since hanging from a clothespin!
Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home says
I am so sorry for your loss. words never help and cant begin to touch the pain you feel. everyone who has lost a best friend animal can relate. i sure hope you heal quickly and im sorry you are going through this. may he always be in your thoughts and his days in doggie heaven be great!
What a lucky boy to have come to live at your house. He was such a beautiful lab, I always loved seeing him in your photos. I know how much your heart breaks at a time like this. Many of us are hugging you in cyberspace right now. RIP dear Henry. You were loved!
My heart is crying for you. People who don't don't have fur babies don't understand our connection to and love for them. They are forever in our hearts. I know my own world would be upside down without my chocolate lab, and her baby sister my Pom. You were blessed with seven beautiful years, I hope your heart finds room for a knew love soon. Not to replace but to help consul you with your loss of Henry. RIP Master Henry.
I am heartbroken for you, as I am sure your heart is shattered into a million pieces. I have 3 dogs myself and I don't think of them as dogs; they are a part of the family. It is such a great loss and I hope your days get better a little bit at a time. You are always going to miss him. Like Lindsey said, "all dogs go to Heaven". So easy for us to say. I am so sorry for your significant loss.
Jessica D says
I am so sorry for your loss. We lost our family dog two years ago after she blessed us with 13 wonderful years. She had been sick, so it wasn't a surprise, but it was hard nonetheless. Even though I have a dog of my own now who I love dearly, I still miss my little Ali dog. This little story should help: http://www.upgradereality.com/a-dogs-purpose-from-a-6-year-old/
This post brought me to tears; I'm really sorry for your loss. I know it must be difficult to have lost him to suddenly. I hope that each day has been a little bit easier than the one before.
Jessica Greene says
Oh my goodness! I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and loss you feel right now. My heart breaks for you. I could tell how much you loved your sweet Henry. I pray that the pain of his departure is replaced by the joyous memories of his life.