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Our Last post. .

October 30, 2013

I’m sorry if this is a lil morbid buy when we started this journey I wanted I mostly just wanted to know how each dog did. How long they went. Etc. So I’m case there’s someone else out there seeking the same. ..
chuck when on for a very happy 5 months. He would have gone longer if we let him.

He wasn’t amped. It was never a possibility.
He did fracture. But his end wasn’t from a huge traumatic event that everyone talks about. We didn’t know he was even fractured.

He was so happy. And he went that way.

Ty guys for absolutely Everthing. Last night was pretty Rough. Sorry it’s taken till today to explain. We gota last minute appt for Chuck to be evaluated for amp. The Consensus was he was never going to do well as tri. We talked about splinting but in reality it was just keeping him in pain to wait for something worse to Happen. We just thought it was best to do it then. The vet even urged us to not bring him home. His brother coincidently had an appt the same time so his dad got to say goodbye too. It was all we could do for him. He went happy. we had a great day with him . We didn’t spend it like it was our last because we didn’t know.
It was hard waking up today not having anyone to pill. To slime me with good morning kisses. He went sooo peacefully. And I’m greatful for that.
sigh. One day it won’t hurt so much. He fought so hard –

5 Responses to “Our Last post. .”

  1. benny55 said:

    It took a lot of courage to write this today.

    It took a lot of courage to let Chuck go…a whole lot of selfless love.

    As we talked last night, Chuck won! As crazy as it is, he didn’t let that nasty piece of crap diseae (yeah, out language was a little more unfiltered last night) make him linger in the land of “ups and downs”, trips to the vet, tests,pain, etc. Nope! The blessing was nobody knew how yesterday was going to turn out, and that made it for a peaceful passing.

    He was surrounded by love…and to have his brother in the next room…yet another sigan that it was all as it should be.

    You and Chuck have given us so many smiles, so many reasons tonjump outof our chair and cheer, so many reasns to eat ice cream and soooooooo many reasns to have hope!

    You are our family. We love you and Chuck and our hearts break with you. Every celebration is our celebration, and every loss is our loss and it just knocks us to our knees.

    Cuck’s journey has been a most courageous one. One that he, incredibly, seemed to take in stride! He certainly taughtnus to “go with the flow” and wag your tail the whole time!

    You two are a dynamic team who taught each other a lot! Most of the time though, I think he’s the teacher and we are all his students!

    “Professor Chuck”, thank you for all the lessons! You are our Zen Master!

    And Lori, to know you and Chuck, to call you friend, this is the “good out of this whole journey! Your soul’s growth has been off the charts!! You have grasped so many of life’s lessons in such a short time. I bow down to you for your incredible strength and willingness to self reflect. You are one brave girl!!

    Just as Chuck “picked” you for his earthly journey, your kids “picked” you too! They will be loving and compassionate examples of how to live a life that touches others in a way that makes everyone a better human being……and that will be because they will folow the example set byntheir mom.

    When you feel like it, I do hope you’ll post some more pictures of the Chuckster. I think his puppy picture was just about THE cutest thing in the world! Every single picture just personifies gentle andnhappy…and so at peace. I’ll go back to the “going with the flow” attitude…..it just shows so clearly!

    Thank you Chuck. Thank you for allowing us to share this journey with you. Thank you for showing us how to live a life that matters. Thanks you for inspiring us all to continue on, but to do it with a serenity and grace and a knowing that “all is well”.

    You will never be forgotten, NEVER BE FORGOTTEN! That big ole’smiing face will lightnup the worl for eternity and a day! Getting my sunglasses out Chuck!

    And Chuck, thank you for bringing Lori tonus. We are ALL better for knowing that little jewel:-) 🙂

    From or hearts,

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  2. Michelle said:

    Lori,
    You did the best that you could with Chuck. No one faults you for any decisions you made. You made them all with the best intentions and thoughts for Chuck. Sally is 100% right in her post. He taught us all a lot and did great.

    Hugs & prayers
    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  3. jerry said:

    Lori, as you know we were all shocked and heartbroken about Chuck’s passing. No words can truly express our sorrow. We are so sorry.

    You two have done so much for Tripawds by being here and sharing your a-typical path with us and future Tripawds to come. From the beginning it was a different path but one that is just as valid and important to talk about. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for that, from all of us.

    While Chuck’s departure was sudden, in my opinion, it is a better way to say goodbye. Jerry’s passing was like that too. We knew it was coming but when the decision was made it happened within two hours. There was no anticipatory mourning while Chuck was still here, there is no dwelling on what’s to come. He went out with as much spirit and gusto as he had when he walked this earth. What a beautiful legacy to leave behind.

    Still, that kind of loss is never easy so please know we are here for you. All of us mourn the loss of an incredible, brave and strong boy.

  4. mmrocker13 said:

    Lori…
    Thank you for sharing the journey you and chuck were on. I know I was one of those people who read every blog, seeing, estimating, counting how much time they’d have, if it was “worth it”, etc. And I wanted to hear EVERYONE’S story–the good, the bad, the positives, the negatives–no matter which path they took. Anecdotal evidence isn’t science–but I think it is valuable to have it alongside of the “facts”, b/c like I said in an earlier post, most vets won’t give you the “here’s my opinion and personal thoughts.”

    I know how hard it is to say goodbye so quickly–we only had hours in between the deciding and the doing with Sam, and they were agonizing. But like you with Chuck, we knew we were at the end, and each moment we kept him around for the next couple of days or week or two at most would only be for us. So we said goodbye on a good day, and have only happy memories, right up to the end.

    It absolutely hurts…but as the days and weeks have gone by, it has been a tremendous comfort. Yes, it was an end–but it was a GOOD end. I hope you will feel that about your time with Chuck.

    Hugs to you in this difficult time.

  5. taynam said:

    Oh Lori,
    My heart is breaking for you right now! I know it hurts but you are a very brave, loving and selfless woman for what you gave Chuck yesterday. You didn’t think of yourself and I’m sure he is grateful. He is bouncing around up there not hurting and loving life as he always did. Thank you for all of your encouragement and advice that you have given me.

    With Love,
    Taylor and Chance



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