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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Good Bye Dear Friend.

I am sad to say that this morning our family dog, Serene, passed away.

What started out seeming like just an ordinary case of worms turned into something more and before we could get her to the vet, she succumbed to her illness or complications related to it. I still do not know what it was, but it could be any number of things and may have even been related to a preexisting condition that had been hinted at in a prior vet visit.

With all the grace of her name, she went without once having complained and was still a loving dog the whole while. If I didn't know better I think she really just let herself go at the end after having a long, relaxing brushing from my wife.

Serene came to us two years ago. A shelter rescue and a bit of a holiday gift to my two daughters, she had bonded more with my wife, Jenn, than anyone in the house. She was loved by friends and family alike and enjoyed nicknames like "Stalker Dog" and "The Sausage".

She was a bright spot in our lives for the short time she was with us.

Good bye Serene.

You were the best.

-Eli 

14 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear this. It sounds as though Serene was much-loved and much loving. My condolences

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  2. A real shame. I'm sorry to hear it.

    Had a similar experience with a shelter rescue.

    Dogs are such wonderful companions.

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  3. Oh man. That's truly awful. Hope you and your family are coping as best you can.

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  4. SHE AM HAD LUV AFTER HER RESKEW SO IME SHORE SHE THOT YUO'S ARE ROCK - I DO!

    :P

    -NUNYA

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  5. I'm really sorry for your loss, Eli.

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  6. You guys gave her a good home, that's more than anyone else had done for her. My heart goes out to you and yours, this is always tough.

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  7. That sucks man! I know the feeling to well having to bury 4 of my dogs so far :/

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  8. Most sincere condolences.
    When I retired I got a little dog - now I'm afraid of how I'll feel if he departs before me.

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  9. She is busy, waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge.

    But, not yet, not yet.

    CS

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  10. My condolences, I know how you feel, we lost our 10 year old dog and 16 year old cat, both to cancer, less then a week apart, just before and after new years, it hit the kids really hard, we now have a puppy and kitten that have bonded really well.

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  11. Thank you all for the kind words.

    I can honestly say that I don't think that I've ever become as attached to a pet in as short a time as I did to Serene. Even now, almost a week later, I still relive memories of good times in my mind and my dreams. I see her there with her insistent nose always seeking attention. I remember coming home to find her happily lazing about on the couch where she knew she was fully welcome.

    It is the kind support of friends like you that let's me know that it'll be all right.

    Thank you,

    -Eli

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  12. Eli
    Sorry to hear about your loss. Losing our first dog 9 years ago was one of the hardest things I've had to deal with. I understand your pain (which will ease with time).
    Kind regards
    Ian

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  13. Losing a dog is always hard since dogs, almost unique among all of Nature's creations, have the ability to bond with humans on so many levels...I don't want to disparage other pets, I have had so many over the years and I remember all of them fondly (my canaries, my fishes, my turtles, my guinea pigs), but when I lost my English Setter (at the ripe old age of 15 canine years) I sincerely MOURNED him.

    Let some time pass, then pay another visit to the shelter/pound...don't worry, Serene will always have a special place in your heart.

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