Max has been a faithful companion for 12 years. A black labrador, he was best friends with Hubby’s German Shepherd “Storm” until her sudden death on Good Friday, 2009. He since played father to “Aksel”, Storm’s replacement; a very exhausting German Shepherd pup.
Max with Storm, late 2009.
We buried Max today, in a grave next to Storm. She would have liked that. He had broken his foot, and was in incredible pain. It was good to give him release from that pain. It was also good to see how much support I felt from others through how hard today was. Hubby – a tower of strength; my children, all trying to make me smile; friends on facebook with their condolences and messages of support.
But what surprised me the most were the instantaneous tweets from people I’ve never met IRL. People who I “follow”, and with whom I have communicated via twitter, sending me messages with (hugs), <<hugs>>, *hugs*, many *hugs*, big hugs, and hugs and tissues for me and my whole family. Absolutely incredible. I feel SOOOOOOOOOOO blessed. Thank you, my friends! I am so honoured to *know* you all!
One of my resolutions this year was to intentionally be more positive. So today’s photo of Max is accompanied by other memories of today that make me smile: Miss 3 building a tower out of Garlic bread crusts, and Miss 6’s eggs that she scrambled herself, while saying “These look like vomit, Mummy. Lucky they taste nice…” Just wanted to share these lovely memories with you, too.
Thanks, dear readers.
7 replies on “A sad day…”
Dogs are family too. So sorry for your loss of Max but I’m glad the rest of your family was there for you.
Thank you for your condolences. Your warm thoughts mean more to me than you realise. Thank you.
Sorry to hear about your pet but glad you feel you have so much support and have had so many hugs, virtual or otherwise! Your daughter’s scrambled egg story made me smile.
Thanks, Julia. I liked the Scrambled Egg line too; just had to share it.
I am so sorry to hear this (even if I am over a month late). I remember these dogs from the time I visited you one day after school, in fact I think you took me to your place to be picked up. They were beautiful animals and I’m sure they were much loved and will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you
Thanks, Jo. Your kind thoughts are truly appreciated.