Saturday, July 19, 2008

The worst




The worst day of my adult life thus far... Today.

Today, we lost our first boy, our love, our Chester.
Things took a turn for the worst and coming back home with out him, looking at his toys in the living room isn't making it any easier.

Making a decision that we had to today was the hardest and yet sicking thing ever.

Our dog brought so much happiness to our home and hearts that I am sick without him already.

OH my God Chester, Mommy and Daddy are going to miss you. I already am.


Chester Bogart
you were the best dog and "big brother" that anyone could have ever asked for.
My heart is empty already without you...

41 comments:

amy f. said...

I am SO sorry to read this. I know how hard it is...we lost our Beagle of 10 years this past October. I never knew I could have such a love for a dog, but I did. I cried a lot of tears for her...we still talk about her often with our son.

Chester sounded like a dream dog...a great companion and playmate for all of you. I am thinking of you and your family. Really, I'm so sorry :-(

imadramamama said...

We had to make the same decision a few years ago on our puppy. I am so sorry. I know what you are going through.

iheartchocolate said...

Oh girl, I am so so sorry. Just so sorry.

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

D, I am so, so, so sorry.

I know your heart is broken and the pain is unbearable, I can't take that away, but I can promise, that one day, it will not hurt this badly.

My love, my heart, my prayers are with you.

I'm here for you, if you need me, okay?

Love you.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

My dear CE, I am so sorry I'm so far away right now. I'd be there in a second- I am thinkng of you and hope your heart is ok...

xoxo
Steph

Broad said...

How's BoW taking it?

Carrington said...

Oh CE, I'm SO sorry. Those pictures are beautiful, and give me such a glimpse of the special little guy he was. Praying for you and your family.

Mimi's Toes said...

My heart is breaking for you my dear CE. I have had to make decisions like that before and it just breaks your heart. I know that he was a special part of your family. Just know that my prayers are with you and your family. Love, Rhonda mimi

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

OH! OH NO! I'm so sorry! My heart is just broken for you... I've lost three beloved pets in my adult life and each time has knocked the wind right out of me. I know how you feel and I'm so sad you're feeling it. There is nothing in the world as warm and wonderful and peaceful as the love of a sweet little animal. Try to get some rest and know I'm thinking of you.

Teresa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a beautiful little guy and I know that his time here with your family was the best he could of ever had. My heart and prayers are with you.
T.

chrissy said...

Sorry, so sorry! Such a cute pup!

To Think is to Create said...

Oh my gosh. It kills me that I'm so far away. My hugs and love to you, dear friend.

Mary Beth said...

I don't even know what to say...he was part of the family and I know how you loved your little old English guy. I'm so sorry, how's dad and JC? Miss you...
xoxo

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

I am very sorr for your loss! Our dog is getting up there in years and now has a tumor. He has been eating very little and I find myself just watching him and feeling sick thinking about what is to be. I do not know what to say except that I believe with all my heart that heaven will be full of all our pets running around in the deep, green grass and having the times of their lives. Peace!!

Erin said...

I know that I'm sorry doesn't cut it, but I am sorry to hear that you've lost such a special part of his family.

milk&honey said...

Oh, D. I'm so sorry. I know how hard this is, for everybody. All that helped me was knowing that that decision, the hardest decision you've ever had to make, ended Chester's pain. And he loves you for making that decision for him.

Love you, D.
Sarah

stick shaker said...

:( i'm so sorry!

SJ said...

I just got back from vacation and am catching up on blogs...I'm so sorry to hear the news about Chester.

I'll be thinking about you and your family.

KT said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Chester. I know it is not easy to lose a pet. He's family and will always hold a special place in your hearts. I am saying a little prayer for you now, hoping that your fond memories of him will keep you going. Take care, Katie

Lost A Sock said...

Oh CE, I'm so very sorry. What a heartbreak. He was such an adorable little guy. Please know I'm thinking of you guys. Hope JC is okay too.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

It is always so hard to lose a pet. I'm sure that he understood the love that you all felt for him. I wish your family peace.
My sympathies to you.

ann said...

I'm so sorry for you and your family. Losing a pet is so difficult. I'm sure you'll never forget him and his darling little face.

Sarah said...

I had to put down my cat a few years ago just days after my birthday. I don't think I've ever really gotten over it. My heart goes out to you and your family. It's a horrible decision to have to make.

Tina said...

I am so sorry to hear about Chester. We recently had to put our sweet cat to sleep after he ate some fatal easter lilies. I could have never imagined how deeply losing him hurt and I realized then how much a part of the family our pets are!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

So, So, Sorry

I wish I were a ballerina... said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss :( We had to put down my dog that I have had since I was 11 years old (I got him for my birthday) just last month. I know it feels like you will always feel this sadness, but know that in time you will think about him being in a better place, running, barking, eating, and patiently waiting for you!

Lisa said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear this. It hurts so badly to lose a pet.

my wonderful men... said...

So sorry to hear about your Chester. I know that the loss of a pet can be like the loss of a family member.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Amy

Lisa said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I'll be praying for you and your family through this tough time.

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry!! What a terrible loss. I wish and your family strength through this.

Lynette said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet dear Chester. This is so sad.

addhumorandfaith said...

We lost our beloved Australian Shepherd, Akela last October, so I know exactly how you are feeling. You have my heartfelt sympathy.

Midwest Mommy said...

I am so sorry.

'That Girl' said...

I.Am.So.Sorry! How sad.

Stacie said...

so sorry to read this today!

deconstructingjen said...

Oh, I am so so sorry. Chester was so very lucky to have such a wonderful family. I wish you much strength through this.

Mommy Instincts said...

oh honey, i am so sorry to hear this. i know there is nothing i can say or do for you to make it any better. i'm praying for you.

jen

Frances said...

Oh, I am so sorry about this! I am praying for you.

Autumn said...

I'm soso sorry to hear that. My dog passed away a few months ago and I still go to call for her everytime I go to my parents house. I actually just did it again today. My thoughts are with you.

M.E. said...

So sorry for your loss. I totally get how dogs are members of your family.
Thoughts are with you and your fam.

Sharon - MomGenerations said...

I am so very, very sorry to hear this tragic news about Chester. My heart is broken for you. I know from horrible experience the emptiness and sadness and pain... please know that so many of us who love animals and who have felt this awful, awful pain are with you in prayers, thoughts and spirit. I would love to hear lots of stories about Chester... when you are ready.

xo - Sharon