Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mourning the Loss of Our Precious Dog

His name was Profit. Though we had a million names for him. One of my favorites is Precious P.

He was a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. He lived 14 years and 4 months. He had a really, really good and active life - was totally a fetching and swimming dog. Old age just got the better of him.

It was so hard when he leg finally gave out on him last Friday night and we knew we'd have to take him into the vet to put him down.

Saturday morning was bittersweet. We got to spend some great quality time with him, petting him lots and giving him tons of love. I'd never been through something like this before so being with him as he passed was such a privilege but also just so, so hard.

And yet, the grief I felt was just too familiar. Grieving 3 miscarriages in a year on top of infertility for 3 years... and then to lose our dog. It feels like too much.

He really was our baby - we always called him that.

And it just feels so empty and quiet now without him.

We love you Preciousness!


  1. I'm so sorry. It's so hard to say good-bye to our sweet pet friends. :(

  2. I am so sorry, the loss of your furry baby is a very, very difficult one. Sending you a lot of love.

  3. So sorry to hear this...he was such a pretty puppy!

  4. I am so sorry for you loss.

  5. I'm so sorry...losing a pet is such a deep loss. They are such amazing companions in our lives and the grief of such a loss is incredibly hard. After we lost our last dog a friend shared the below poem with me. Thinking of you guys as you grieve for Precious, he was a beautiful dog and was blessed to have a family who loved him so deeply ((hugs))

    Treasured Friend

    I lost a treasured friend today
    The little dog who used to lay
    His gentle head upon my knee
    And shared his silent thoughts with me.

    He’ll come no longer to my call
    Retrieve no more his favourite ball
    A voice far greater than my own
    Has called him to his golden throne.

    Although my eyes are filled with tears
    I thank him for the happy years
    He let him spend down here with me
    And for his love and loyalty.

    When it is time for me to go
    And join him there, this much I know
    I shall not fear the transient dark
    For he will greet me with a bark.

    Author Unknown

  6. I am very sorry. Losing a beloved furry member of the family is so hard.

  7. I'm so so sorry. Losing a pet isn't easy. Sending love your way.

  8. I'm so sorry! What a sad loss to have to grieve on top of everything else.

  9. Sorry to hear about your loss of Precious P. The pictures of him are precious

  10. Thanks for sharing your beautful pics. Losing your furbaby has to be heartbreaking. I am a dog owner and I can't imagine what it would be like to lose our beloved family member. Hold on to the memories.

  11. Oh he's just gorgeous! So soory to hear of your loss. Today is difficult for me because while everyone else is celebrating April Fools Day I'm remembering it should have been my dog Snuva's 12th birthday. Cancer took her 18 days after her 8th birthday, but she's still in my heart.

  12. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We lost our Peen Pone in December after just 2 1/2 short years. He had epilepsy his whole life and he was my baby, I was with him just about every day of his life. He was there for me during all of my failed cycles and bad days. It is so hard, but there is life at the end of the tunnel. We just got adopted by an adorable Pit Mix from the humane society. She is a joy. Once you are ready, a new puppy will find you too.

  13. So sorry to hear about your furbaby Precious. May you always have the happy memories to remember him by!

  14. We're just getting back from vaca and my heart is heavy to hear of this tremendous loss to your family.

    Your Profit pup was beautiful and you can tell happy and well-loved. Nothing short of precious. I can only imagine how sorely missed he will be.

    Sending you a big hug,