Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Declan

My sheltie Declan died unexpectedly early this morning. He had just turned 10 in September- I'm still in a big state of shock, since he was in good health until he developed a cough two days ago. I took him to the vet early this morning with the cough and while we were in the exam room he had what appeared to be a stroke and passed away within a few minutes. It was very quick, and he was in very capable hands when it happened, so if it had to happen that wasn't the worst way. My dad thankfully works right down the road and rushed to the office right after it happened.

I miss you little guy- you're always my best friend.

Declan

34 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

So sorry for your loss.

eword10 said...

Wendy, I am so sorry to hear this. In recent years, I have been through this twice. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet and on top of that, so unexpectedly. Please know that I will keep you in my thoughts. Email me anytime you want to. I'm here.

KID, MD said...

Oh, no! It is hard to lose a friend, four legged or two. I'm so sorry.

Kathie said...

soooo sorry, Wendy... I follow your sweet blog faithfully and loved the sleigh riding photo. I'm always as interested in the pets as in the sewing.

Patricia said...

Oh Wendy, I am so, so sorry to hear this. I am at a loss for what else to say.
I will be thinking of you while I pet my cats tonight.

Shannon said...

I know the grief and shock you must be feeling right now. You and Declan obviously had a special bond and I'm sure you were both better off for having loved each other. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Antoinette said...

Wendy, I am so sorry. He was always beautiful when he made an appearance on your blog. I know you'll miss him so much.

BeeBee said...

Oh, Wendy, I'm so sorry.

BeeBee said...

Oh, Wendy, I'm so sorry.

Skitzo Leezra Studio said...

So sorry.

ACorgiHouse said...

Oh my gosh, Wendy, I am so sorry! How fast, I just don't know what to say. You are really truly in my thoughts. K

judi.0044 said...

Oh so sorry. I've been through this several times and it is never easy. Will be thinking of you as will your other sewing friends I'm sure.

Christina said...

I'm so sorry. What a handsome guy.

Elaray said...

Very sorry for your loss. Pets are such good friends. I know Declan will be missed.

BetsyV said...

Wendy I am SO sorry. It is terrible when we lose a pet. My deepest sympathies.

meredithp said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your very sudden loss of Declan. I'm not sure if sudden is worse than expected. So sad, I know he was a good friend and will be missed.

Karen said...

I'm so sorry, Wendy. He looked like an absolute sweetheart, and I'm sure he went knowing he was loved and appreciated for all his not-long-enough life. My cats send hugs.

lorenakitty said...

I'm so sorry. My deepest condolensces for your loss, blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

What a shock. I am so sorry. {{{hugs}}}

SherryV

Lindsay T said...

Omigosh, Wendy, no! This is just so sad and unexpected. You must be devastated. I'm getting teary-eyed here just thinking about this. Hang in there. —Lindsay T, fellow dog lover who would have to call in sick for a week if her dog passed away unexpectedly.

Lisette M said...

I am so sorry Wendy. At least you were with him at the end and he didn't suffer.

Anonymous said...

So sorry! I have two cats and would be so sad if I lost one of them. I feel your loss.
Hanna

Uta said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. Thankfully you were there when it happened, so he wasn't alone and hopefully he wasn't afraid.

gwensews said...

I am so very sorry. Our fur children are so very special to us. Condolences.

dhallportraits said...

Wendy,
This is my first visit to your blog. That sweet face of Declan's greeted me and I was so sorry to read the post. I have 2 young toy poodles and a 9 yr. old precious shihtzu. Nothing can prepare us for losing those "family members" can it? Love to you!
Denise

Heather.Victoria said...

aww Im so sorry. Its hard when you lose a dog. I lost mine two yrs ago and I still miss her. :)

Karin said...

Wendy, so sorry that you lost your dear little friend. I am sure you will miss him terribly. *hug*

sewducky said...

I'm sorry.

a little sewing on the side said...

oh, I am so very sorry to read this- it must be so hard to lose him suddenly like that.

Anonymous said...

I just encountered your blog and am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have had two mutt terriers for 3+ years and am only just beginning to appreciate the joy they bring to me. I can't imagine having them 10 years. I know I will be devastated when they pass on. Please know your friend is in 'doggy heaven'. (Not sure I believe in it for humans, but sure do for dogs!!!)

Tanya said...

Awww, so sorry for your loss. I just discovered your blog and enjoyed all the Declan photos...it's obvious he was a much loved (and pretty decadent!) pooch.

Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...

My belated sympathy to you, Wendy. It is so hard to lose a friend, and Declan was, it's obvious, a good, loyal, best friend.

gaylen said...

Oh I am so very sorry. I know you will soon remember him with fond thoughts. g

Kat said...

I'm so sorry. That is so sad.