Thursday, September 21, 2006

Never shall I forget the time I spent with You...



dear friends.....
I am having a very difficult day today, and my news is most sad. Due to a severe illness, my husband and I made the painful decision to put our precious little dachshund, Ally, to sleep this morning.

She was the BEST companion, friend, and a constant source of inspiration for my illustration art! She was my first dog, and part of our family for 13 years. I rescued her from an abusive situation as a puppy. She was so incredibly special, nothing will ever replace her. I feel so utterly heartbroken...

Our vet was very compassionate and gentle with her and with us. We were able to be with her until she fell asleep.

It is just so very very hard to believe she is gone.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry,Tracie. I went through this with my beloved dog a few years ago and know how hard it is to lose a family member who you love so much and unconditionally loves you back.
Sending hugs your way...

Lori

Shari Beaubien said...

Oh Tracie... I don't even know what to say. Words are so inadequate. I'm sending you a huge, tight, long cyber-hug and my deepest sympathies. I hope she's running and playing with my Westie Puff right about now...
Love, Shari

art spirit said...

What a sweet picture...so sorry about your loss...thinking of you and sending love and hugs your way.
Mary

art spirit said...

What a sweet picture...so sorry about your loss...thinking of you and sending love and hugs your way.
Mary

Sue said...

Oh Tracie, I'm so very sorry. It's one of the hardest things in the world to do, but when we truly love our pets, we know to do this last thing for them. I wish there were some magic words that I could say to make this all go away for you, but I don't know what they are. Know that I'm thinking about you.
Sue

Heather said...

Tracie Lyn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The loss of a pet is just like losing a people member of the family. My thoughts are with you during this sad time. HUGS

Lori said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sweetie. I had a dachshund growing up (Gretel)and had to make the same decision when she grew old- my heart goes out to you.

kerry said...

i'm so sorry to read about your sad news. hoping that you find comfort in fond memories.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Oh, the sorrow that is yours today, is measured by the happiness you felt with your sweet companion! I am sorry you had to say goodbye, that empty feeling is such a deep void isn't it!
Thinking of you, and sending you a hug.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tracie Lyn,

I'm so sorry to hear about Ally and hope that your wonderful memories of her help you and your husband through this difficult time.

Hugs,

Edina

annie lockhart said...

hey tracie...i am so sorry....thinking of you and hubby...xoxo...annie

tararossstudios said...

I just read your blog,,, I am soooo sorry. Nothing can replace the love of a wonderful pet.

Take care of yourselves,
Tara

Syd said...

I am so sad for you and your Earl....

Evoke-Designs by Lorraine said...

I was gone while this happened. I am so sorry for your loss...I know what a hole it leaves in your heart, but find comfort in knowing that you will be reunited with your dear one in the future...

tracy loves pink! said...

bless your heart...I'm so sorry about your little babe. oxox