Goodbye Obi

December 6, 2011

We had to put my mother's dog Obi to sleep this morning. Last night was pretty emotional when I told the kids. Lily took it pretty hard. Molly still didn't quite understand which was probably for the best. He did manage to live longer than all of his siblings, 12 years total. 

He appeared to be in pretty bad shape at the end, partially blind and quite emaciated, although thankfully the veterinarian said he wasn't currently suffering but that he would experience organ failure soon. I'm glad to hear he wasn't in pain.
Goodbye Obi. You will be missed.

17 {comments}:

Christina said... Best Blogger Tips

That's rough! My mother-in-law just had to put her 14-year-old dog down, too :( It's a hard adjustment even for a grown up.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I am sorry, no matter what some say, Pet do become part of our Family :)

Jo said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so sad. :( He is adorable!

LaraG said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. It's difficult as they really do become apart of your family. I still miss my family cat that we had to put down in February.

Made by Kate said... Best Blogger Tips

We are always sad when we lose a family member: (
Consolation is that I no longer suffer: (

Molly said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm so sorry honey! I'm looking at my 12 year old dog with the atrophied head and I'm dreading the day we have to do the same. HUGS!

BluBabesCreate said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm really sorry. That is rough on a family. I saw our puppy border collie get hit by a car right in front of me in the tenth grade. The ironic thing is that I the dog was supposed to go to a from that day. I thought I was fine to go to school the next day, but in the tenth grade I ended up cracking up and balling my eyes out in front of everybody in Social Studies. I'm not even embarrassed because it felt so good to cry. This is a really hard thing.

Jane M said... Best Blogger Tips

How very sad for all of you. Obi must have been greatly loved and wonderfully loving to be so missed.

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

My thought are with you and your family. I lost my pit bull/basset hound mix to cancer in September. It's hardest on my oldest who is 5 and every now and then he'll say "I miss Brutus" do I.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

MI know exactly what you're going through. I lost my 13 year old Aussie this past June. It was absolutely the worst day of my life and there isn't a day I don't cry for her (it's making me teary-eyed just typing this). I hope y'all are able to find some comfort knowing he's no longer suffering and running along with my beloved Sydney up in doggy heaven. (Ok, now I'm really crying.)

Millie said... Best Blogger Tips

God bless little Obi.

B said... Best Blogger Tips

Awww he was very cute. I'll bet he was lots of fun. x

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute little dog! Sorry to hear that he died.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so sorry Kathleen. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Kelley said... Best Blogger Tips

So Sorry for your loss. Went through this with my 14 year old cat a couple of weeks ago...

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so sorry to hear that :/ It's always very hard to lose a pet, no matter what, they're family. But also in this cases it really is mercy to put them to sleep instead of letting them suffer. I hope he was very happy while he lived, and that you and your family feel better soon.

Veronica said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh so sad for your family xoxo, our little girl had to be put to sleep a couple of months ago, and she was only 2.5 years old... poor little doggy had a brain lesion that just moved too quickly. I love dogs, and yours was just so darling xoxo

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