Friday, June 14, 2013

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday!

It has been forever and a day since I posted but I have a very special reason today. This post is dedicated  to my sweet pomeranian girl, Hollie Foo Foo. I have done several posts featuring Hollie, but this will most likely be my last. We had to have our Foo Foo put to sleep last Sunday.

Hollie Foo Foo was 16 and a half and in reasonably good health. This last year arthritis set in in her back hips and she was having difficulty walking. I sort of had it set in my mind that we would probably have to let her go before winter came and walking became to painful but on Saturday I discovered she had thrown up and after that she wouldn't eat. I tried everything. It wasn't unusual for her to be ill once and a while, she had a gall stone that would give her a tummy ache occasionally but she would eat after a few hours. This time she wouldn't and she would just wander the house and stop and stand in place. An emergency vet appointment was made for Sunday and they determined she had probably had a stroke and could detect neurological damage.

We made the decision to let her go.

Oh this was so hard. I have never had a pet so long or been so close to an animal before. She had been with me pretty much every single day since she was a baby. Not having her around has been strange and has quite frankly, sucked. The daily reminders of her presence sent me to tears the first couple of days, her blankets and beds, dog food, leashes, coats hanging by the door, even her prescriptions in the bathroom cabinet, not being there at the door when I come in the house or curled up in her bed. Yeah, it all stinks.

Each day gets a little better and eventually I know I will only think of her with a smile and no tears. She was a gift in my life and I loved her very much, my little pink nosed pomeranian.

The other links to Beverly's Pink Saturday can be found at her blog
HOW SWEET THE SOUND, be sure to pop in and say hello and see some pretty pinks!

I hope you all have a loveleigh weekend!


Laura's Rose Garden said...

My heart aches for you. RIP Holly Foo Foo. Your photos of her will bring you great comfort.
Warm hugs, Laura in Ontario Canada.

Jenna said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet fur baby and my heart goes out to you. Always remember and cherish the many memories you had with your little furry sweetheart. Hugs, Jennifer

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Sorry to hear this. Pets are true friends and it is difficult to let them go. Hollie Foo Foo is a memory you will always hold.

RobinfromCA said...

I am so sorry to read about your sweet baby. They hold such a large part of our hearts because they bring us such joy. What a blessing to have had her for so long and to have so many photos to remember her by.