Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hello, Goodbye

I haven't been able to blog lately, mainly because I couldn't bring myself to. Penny, my Golden Retriever I have had since 5th grade passed away right after I went home for spring break. Sadie got to meet her, and thank God I have Sadie or esle I don't know if I would have made it through the past two weeks. Penny was diagnosed with cancer Thanksgiving last year, but she still acted like a puppy on snow days and played fetch- just a little bit slower. But a few days before I got home from spring break my parents warned me she had aged quickly in the past week and she was eating less and falling down more. When I got home, her face had doubled with whiteness, she was totally deaf, and still brought a smile to my face. I didn't spend to much time at home with her because of wedding planning, but I knew that every moment I did spend with her could be my last. She made it through the week, hating Sadie every minute (although I think she secretly liked her by the way she always perked up and even barked when Sadie went Beastie on her) and got to ride with me to the airport. She was the best dog and sister to me and I will always have a place for her in my heart. Many friends reached out and said the kindest words when she passed. The day my parents decided to put her down my mom took her down to the creek behind our house that she always went down to for a swim, fetch gigantic rocks, or to drink a ton of water. She was so happy to go and my mom said you could tell she wanted to stay down there and go naturally. That's when we realized if we weren't going to let her go that way we needed to help. She went very peacefully and we will spread her ashes over the creek once me and my brothers are all home. Here are a few pics of Sadie and Penny, and Penny and mine's last goodbye. I love this pic....Penny pretty much growled and barked at Sadie whenever she tried to play- I mean she 100 people years old. But Sadie really wanted to be her friend, so she sorta just backed herself in and laid down, you could tell Penny secretly liked it.

This is Penny's "are you serious about this hamster you brough home?" face.

Sadie just being curious about the big red dog.

Last picture of Penny and me. She always loved road trips:-)

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