Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spending our time with Honey....

Honey has endured a very rough past two days. We spent some time at the Emergency Vet last night, and will see her new regular vet this morning.

We can hear her pain, her panting....she knows her little heart and lungs have been invaded by forms we would never wish on any living being.

The medications we had hoped would calm her and give her some peace to hold on a little longer do not seem to be working.

We are shattered, heart-broken, and though we know it is is so unbearable to let her go.

Last night we made a little area for her by the window...and this morning we made the paw print...

We slept near her, hugged her and can't stop our tears.


  1. This has been a rough morning...

    Reading this just after Destiny's Mom's post...
    After Charlie The Sheltie's Mum's post...

    Mom will keep a certain Warren Zevon song in her head now "Keep Me In Your Heart For A While" and in our khase, a while is a long long time...


  2. I bet Honey loves the extra hugs and kisses! But when this time comes I like to think they are going to a better place!
    Kisses from Rufus and Indie for Honey and family!

  3. It is the most dreadful time - so sorry xxx

  4. We know the pain that your are going through and our hearts are breaking.

    Please know that we are gathered around you in spirit to provide whatever support that we can.

    Princess Eva, Brice and their Momma and Dad

  5. So so very sorry. We are crying in Boston with you. We wish we had a magic potion to make everything better but realize there is nothing one can say or do to take the pain away. Embrace it, feel it and continue to use all of your energy and power to love Honey the beautiful.

    With tenderness and love,

    Robert, Dena and Harry

  6. We are so sad for you - before Checkers came along we had a springer spaniel, Keats, for 14 years we went through a very difficult last few months just as you are. In the end our vet came to the house and we said our final good byes in his favorite spot in the backyard. I hope that when the time comes you will have a peaceful farewell with Honey as well. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


  7. sending lotsa lhasa love... tank

  8. we're so very sad..... We are crying with you and can't stop our tears....
    we wish to have something of magic to give you Honey feeling better....but we know that's impossible....Hope she doesn't suffer too much....
    We're sure that she'll go in a wonderful place where everytingh will be funny...happy..and she'll be forever young!!!!!
    Take care of her and give Honey lots of sweet from us!!!!!!!
    we're near you and sweet Honey!!!

  9. :(
    lot´s of licks and love to all of you!
    we are here if you need us!

  10. I am very sad and know what an incredibly difficult time this has been for all of you. Your dear girl will be Angel Honey flying across elysian fields with other doggies. I send you licks and so much love. You are the whole reason that we have Sammie. I will never forget you sweet Honey bun.
    Hugsz and Squeezes xo,

  11. We are so sorry about this...such pain is so unbearable. Know that you and Honey are in our prayers.

    Painter Pack

  12. We are thinking of you.

    Gentle licks from us both for Honey.

    Molly and Taffy xx

  13. Paw prints of life never to be forgotten. Thinking of you fondly

  14. it dosnt get any worse than this, we can only imagine your pain stay strong and enjoy every moment with honey who will always be with you - we love the pawprint idea - fabulous!

  15. Dear Honey,

    We hope you are feeling better today. We want to tell you tell that we think the world of you and you are a booti-ful girl! We are also happy to have known you and thanks for sharing your stories. We are sending you lots of hugs, and licks all the way from the Netherlands. Your humans are so lucky to have you.

    We love you Honey!

    Lots of love,

  16. Dear Honey and Family,

    Our Hearts are with you during this devastating time in your life. Honey is such a beautiful and brave girl and your love and devotion to her is heartwarming. The Paw Print you made is amazing and such a wonderful idea!

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and especially with Honey, that her pain stops and she can spend her final days with you in peace and comfort.

    Peace and Love,

    Suka and Family

  17. I'm sure Honey knows how much you love her and you will do what's best for her.

    I'll be thinking about you all.


  18. We are thinking of you and praying for you!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  19. Please know we are all thinking of you guys!

    Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella

  20. If it her time and she has told you so, you must let her go. - TBH

    The Last Battle
    If it should be that I grow frail and weak
    And pain should keep me from my sleep,
    Then will you do what must be done,
    For this – the last battle – can’t be won.
    You will be sad I understand,
    But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
    For on this day, more than the rest,
    Your love and friendship must stand the test.
    We have had so many happy years,
    You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
    When the time comes, please, let me go.
    Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,
    Only, stay with me ‘til the end
    And hold me firm and speak to me
    Until my eyes no longer see.
    I know in time you will agree
    It is a kindness you do to me.
    Although my tail its’ last has waved,
    From pain and suffering I have been saved.
    Don’t grieve that it must be you
    Who has to decide this thing to do;
    We’ve been so close – we two – these years,
    Don’t let your heart hold any tears.
    - Anonymous

  21. We are so sorry to hear that Honey is not doing well. Our Mommy is crying for you. We know you will do what is best for your Honey, because you love her so much.

    Tucker and Daisy

  22. We are sending you and Honey our very strongest hugs and kisses and lots and lots of love.

    The OP Pack

  23. Oh, how we hate to watch our furry companions leave us behind. We wish we could still your heartache as you face this. We know you will do whatever is best for Honey, as you obviously love her.

  24. Run free sweet Honey - you have earned your angel wings sweetheart.

    Our hearts are breaking for you all - we send you lots of love and hugs.

    A very good friend of mine said something recently which has stuck in my mind -

    Grief is the price we pay for love.

    Ain't that the truth :(


    Greg, Brooke, Charlie & Opy

  25. Mommy is sitting here crying right now. She knows how hard and painful this is. That is a beautiful paw print you made! Something you will certainly cherish forever.

    Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

    There is a Bridge connecting Heaven & Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of it's many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge, there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.
    When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other.
    There is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth. So, each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly looks up! The nose twitches. The ears are up. The eyes are staring. And this one suddenly runs from their group.
    You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.
    Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.