Saturday, July 26, 2008

presley dear

my heart is breaking with sadness and worry over my dear presley. he woke us in the middle of the night thursday night unable to stand up or control his body. our vet says it might be a brain tumor or a severe case of vertigo. he has been at the vet under observation and sedation since yesterday morning. we will go to visit this morning and get a report. we've been dreading this situation for some time now as he is almost sixteen and has slowed down a lot over the last few months. the house is so empty without my little shadow and i can't bear to imagine life without him. i've vowed to do totally right by him and ensure he is comfortable and knows how very much he is loved for whatever time we have left with him. but inevitability weighs so very heavy on my heart. how do you say goodbye to such a faithful friend, one who gives so much and really expects so little in return?

21 comments:

quaint handmade said...

oh i'm so very sorry to hear about your adorable presley. pets are so important in our lives. if it should come to that, maybe it's not good bye, but rather see you later?

sending good thoughts your way and a cyber hug. will be thinking about you.

xo, cindy

THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT said...

Julie, this post is heartbreaking. I have a fourteen year old pup and it is hard to watch them change for the worse. My prayers are with you and your pup.

willow said...

I am so very sorry to hear this, Julie. You are in my thoughts and prayers today. He looks like the sweetest little guy.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh Julie, my prayers are with you and dear Presley. Sweet, old dogs... it's just the hardest thing in the whole world.

Deb Neerman said...

Ahh, but you don't say, "good-bye," you say "see you later my friend!"

My heart breaks for you, Julie ... I know how hard this is to bear. Try not to worry about the "inevitable," instead, cherish the moments you have left!

Wish I could come to you and give you a great big hug!

Stay strong!

~B'ugs!!!

anni said...

Dear Julie,
Your little Presley looks so much like my little Dutchy. We had a miniature schnauzer who we had to put down a couple of years ago. She could not eat or digest anymore. She was such a wonderful companion to me through good and bad times in my life! I could not even take her to the vet at the end, my husband had to do it for me.

I am sorry you are losing such a wonderful companion to your ife, but the memories will remain sweet as ever. I will be praying for you.

Anni

StegArt said...

Oh Julie! My heart is breaking with yours. Presley is one lucky pet to have you to love him. Sending prayers and hugs!

Betsy said...

Oh, I'm so very sorry! I've lost 2 pets in the last 5 years....it is amazingly sad. And you don't want them to suffer. I surprised myself how hard I took it! Sixteen is quite old for your little dog, isn't it! Hugs to you today and maybe a little good news, too! xxoo

julie king said...

thank you all for your wonderful words of support and prayers for dear sweet presley. we got to bring him home today and he is resting fairly well. it appears that he has canine ideopathic vestibular disease which makes it very difficult for him to align his body in relation to the earth and his surroundings. he is not able to stand on his own and will flop to the right very easily or roll in circles. the good news is that he is a bit better than yesterday and the vet predicts he will be much better in a few days. i read up on this on the internet and most dogs make a pretty much full recovery in 7 to 14 days. the vet said not to be surprised if he has a permanent head tilt to the right. so we are taking it very easy, carrying him outside to potty and holding food and water up to his head so he can get nourishment. we are encouraged and lavishing him with love!!

quaint handmade said...

I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND PRESLEY, OF COURSE! Phew, that was close.

Mmm said...

Oh dear, I am so so sorry to hear this. We have problems with one of our dogs too just recently. I know what you are going through. Do let us know how it turns out.

Strider said...

Sorry to hear about your pet. He looks like a neat little dog.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a hard time for you and Presley.

My wife and I have had dogs since we got married in 1955. Our Autumn Eve had to be put to sleep in 2006 and we really miss her.

It seems like the worst of times for you and Presley but it might well be for the best for all of you.

I wish we could do something to ease the burden but it is an agreement you made with a dog or a cat that is stronger than most marriages and lasts until death does part you.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Heather said...

Im so sorry for this but very glad to hear that Presley is doing better and on the way to recovery! That's excellent news!~

Regi S. said...

I'm sorry. What a sweet dog, glad he's being taken care of so well.

Donna said...

Oh, my heart goes out to you. It's so hard to go through something like this, as I have been through it too.

Wishing you the best and my prayers are with you and dear Presley.

Hugs to you, it will be ok.
Donna

Auburn Kat said...

Oh no! I hope he is ok!!

steviewren said...

Julie, I hope Presley continues to improve. He looks like a sweet dog.

Dada's place said...

Dear Julie,
You and your little friend are in my thoughts. I'm glad to hear that he's better now. I hope he will be ok soon...
Wishing you the best,
Dragana

Robyn said...

Lots of positive thoughts for Presley. Dear little dog.

Lavinia said...

Just getting caught up here...Sorry to read about Presley's woes. I have read your comment about the diagnosis and I hope all is better now?