Sunday, March 23, 2008

Goodbye Emit! We will never forget you...


It has become apparent over the last week that Emit hasn't been responding to the medicines the vet gave him last week. His stomach was so huge today, and his breathing very labored. His gums and tongue were white, his eyes so dull. We knew it was time. So we put our dear sweet boy to sleep tonight. We love him so much and will never ever forget him.

His waggy tail, thumping so vigorously with joy whenever we came home. His maniacal obsession with the ball. His total addiction to any kind of people food. His proprietary attitude towards any comfortable place to rest his head, whether it be the new couch, or a clean pile of laundry. His beautiful ears, whether raised at full attention in the "flying nun" pose or else just as soft strokable stress relievers. His beautiful fur, so thick and luxurious, especially around his neck, I could just dig my fingers in and knead him for hours. His beautiful eyes, so intelligent, so sensitive. These and so many other things...our beautiful boy. Rest in Peace Emit.

13 comments:

tigardlilly said...

Christina, I'm so sorry to hear about Emit.

Marilyn said...

I am so sorry about Emit Christina, I know what a blessing he must have been to you! You are in my prayers.

Candace said...

Rest in Peach Emit! Thinking of you guys during this time!

Candace said...

I'm sorry about my misspelling! Please delete it if you can. I feel so bad. Once again I'm sorry for that!

Tana said...

Christina I'm so sorry. Are you doing okay? Miss you!

Corina said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. ((hugs!)) and rest in peace Emit!

Kay said...

Christina, I'm so sorry to hear about your lose. Emit sounds like he was a wonderful friend. I will keep you and your hubby in my toughts.

Kim Watson { KJ-Starre} said...

I am so sorry for you guys! It is SO sad! Try & be strong, even though I know it's hard....we are thinking of you lots.
BIG HUGS from the CT clan!

XOXO

Anonymous said...

It's truly one of the hardest things to have to say good-bye to a pet who is really a member of the family. I had to do the same thing a few years ago with my yellow lab. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Karami

Samantha said...

I am so sorry, Christina. I truly know how hard it is to put our furry famiy members to sleep, but honestly, it's one the greatest gifts we can give them when their life is no longer filled with fun, care-free days. {{HUGS}}

Anonymous said...

Here is a big hug from me. sorry to hear about Emit. Jesse is sounding very stoic with Billy when will miss his wet nose and head on my lap. You know you can call or email me anytime.

Annie F.

Mona Lisa said...

Thank you so much for sharing about your life with Emit. I know are just staring out on the puppy journey, but it already gives me pause to know that we will outlive him. Sending big hugs to you for your loss. ((((Christina))))

Theresa Tyree said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. I can't imagine the pain you're feeling right now. Dogs are people too. The only difference between us and dogs is that dogs love unconditionally. The "flying nun" thing made me smile- I totally get it. I know he was the world to you and I'm so sorry that you had to say goodbye to him.