Sunday, October 18, 2009

Good-Bye, Dooby!




















































































































It was a sad day for our family today, as we said our good-byes to our dog Dooby...He was 16 years old and very sick, so today we took him to the vet to be put to sleep. It was a difficult decision to make, but he was so sick lately, not eating, not being able to stand on his feet, not being able enjoy life, really...And my husband and I had decided some time ago that we'll put him to spleep only when nothing could be done for him, when we'd see him suffering. We reached that point today...and now the house is empty and I surprise myself standing still and waiting for his pitter-patter on the tiles...
It is sad to see a pet die...Dooby was a very good-natured dog, and even if Maya caught him in his last years of life, she loved him and we really owe him the fact that Maya loves animals, especially dogs, of course...He suffered stoically when Maya fell on him when she learned to walk, he let her pat him and take him to walks and sometimes pull him to strongly, he never complained. He loved her and watched over her and was too happy to receive from her bits of half chewed food. As you'll see from the pictures, they play important parts in each other's life. They were together almost all the time...
At least I now one thing. That Dooby taught us about unconditional love, as he loved us with his life and never asked for anything in return...I will never forget the way he used to leap and jump on me when I returned home from work. I think me should all learn from our pets...to enjoy life, to grab everything that it has to offer us, and to love without asking to be loved back...
Good-bye Dooby ! You'll live forever in our Souls...















10 comments:

Hevel said...

:-( I'm sorry for your loss.
*virtual hugs*

Simcha said...

That's so sad. I'm sorry. He was a beautiful dog.

Tami said...

Awww Romona, I'm sooo sorry. Its heartbreaking =(

josef said...

I can not look at pictures without tears in my eyes. I know what you feel .

Alone in Holy Land said...

Thank you all for being here for us...
And Joseph, yesterday, when I put together this post I was crying as well. My husband wasn't able to even look at the post, for the same reasons.
Doobie was really part of our family and a true playing partner for Maya.I have many more photos of them ,together. We loved him very much and we miss him terribly...

Tana said...

I knew Dubi since he was inside his Mommy's tummy and loved him dearly. When I saw him again, two years ago, I felt as if I was parting with him all over again. From across the ocean, I am sad that he's gone. I can imagine how difficult it is for you, Ramona, and for Tibi, who lived with him every day for all these years. A big hug and lots of love to all of you.

The Cottage Garden Farmer said...

I'm so sorry, I have a dog of 9 years, who is with me all day every day, I know how you must feel.

Clare and Gary said...

So sorry, made me cry to read this post...especially when you said about him jumping up when you come home, my dog Gary does this too...it is unconditional love and we can all learn something...

Coffee With Marty... said...

That's so sad! The baby and dog were both very cute!

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Bozót said...

What a cute dog! I'm so sorry for your loss.

It's been only a few months since my 15-year-old spaniel had to be put to sleep. And he wasn't my first pet. I know what it feels like.
*hugs*