Plagued By Dumbasses

August 11, 2013

Farewell Regal Beagle

Filed under: Parenting Points — by Gwen Resmer Patchett @ 10:16 pm

Dear Regal,

In the wee hours of Saturday morning you left us. You were curled up next to me where you have always slept and I can only hope that it brought you some comfort in your final hours. To say we will miss you doesn’t even begin to express what we are feeling right now.

After your amazing recovery from a terminal cancer diagnosis in May we were feeling optimistic about having you around for a long time. Unfortunately nature had another plan and you developed some sort of inflammation on your brain this past week that you just couldn’t beat. You surprised the doctors with your results from the cancer medicine and you shocked them again on Saturday – unfortunately not in our favour this time. The inflammation wasn’t supposed to be fatal – I guess they got it wrong.

From the moment you snuggled your little nose in my neck and clung to my shirt when we picked you up at 8 weeks old, you have been my dog. You were loved by us all, but you and I had a special bond. You were never very far from me and I feel that absence now.  You have been such a presence in our lives and for a wee dog you have left a huge hole. There are so many things in the day that just don’t seem right without you here.

You were frustrating and a challenge sometimes but also the sweetest, gentlest, goofiest, kindest dog anyone could ever ask for. Your patience with the kids was remarkable and it hurts my heart to think they are too young to really remember how wonderful you were and how much they loved you.

I am devastated that you are gone but I am thankful that you are no longer suffering.  It was so hard to see you struggling to just walk around the house this past week. 

You were a great friend that didn’t deserve the hand you were dealt. I can’t believe you are gone.  Six years wasn’t long enough to love you. 

You will always have a place in my heart Regal Beagle.

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Gwen so sorry to hear about your loss. It is very difficult to lose a pet. They are your friend and a big part of your life. Take care our thoughts are with you.

    Love Nancy and Doug

    Comment by Nancy caldwell — August 12, 2013 @ 9:07 am |Reply

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