Monday, October 17, 2011

The best dog in the world went to heaven today

I had to put my best friend down today. I bought him when he was 6 weeks old from a little pet store in Japan, and flew him back to Texas with me. Super expensive to fly a dog that far, but he was my dog, that's what you do. He was a loyal friend for 9 years.

We found out a couple of years ago that he had some problems. He was starting to yipe when you'd pick him up, so we took him to the vet. Since he was a dachshund, we figured that he had the famous back problems that all dachshunds seem to get. The dr did an x-ray, and found a golf ball sized tumor on the underside of his spine. We didn't have it biopsied, as it was in an inoperable place, fused to his spine. It did fracture two vertebra, but as long as he was comfortable, then we didn't have to put him down. 

Starting yesterday, he started to whine a lot, and he was limping and crying a lot. We decided to wait and see what today would bring, and it was the same. So we made the appointment. It was quick and painless, and he passed on while being held in my arms. 

I'm heartbroken, and I don't think it's fully hit me yet. We buried him in the backyard, in his favorite spot. He would always lay in one spot, right where the sun would hit him. I loved that dog. He was with me since the beginning. From overseas, through a bad marriage and finally to where I found my Prince Charming and my happily ever after. 

Rest in peace, Jasper Binx. Mommy loves you. Thank you for being the best damn dog there ever was. Whatever dog comes after you has huge paws to fill.


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Kris @ said... [Reply to comment]

I am so sorry for your loss. What a super cute and sweet photo of Jasper.

Sam | Away She Went said... [Reply to comment]

I'm sorry Jen =(

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I know what it means to loose a dog, and what it means when you have to put them to sleep. but you know you have done the best you could. and the last thing was the extreme sign of love. he's not in pain anymore. xox. d.

Little City Farm said... [Reply to comment]

Oh crap. I'm so sorry, Jennifer. Though it isn't easy (at all!!) you know you did what was best for him. I hope your heart mends quickly.

Nicole said... [Reply to comment]

i am so very sorry for your loss

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Oh that sweet doggie. I'm so sad for you, Jen. :(

Rachel D @ Just Sew Y'all Know said... [Reply to comment]

Jasper was probably greeted by my 4 favorite dogs whom I love still to this day - Barkley, Abbey, Chipper & Murphy. He's in great company and in no pain now! I'll keep you in my prayers and thoughts since I know how badly you must be hurting.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so sorry :(
We found out our Bassett has gone blind in one eye & will eventually lose sight in the other as well. The vet says when that happens he will have to be put down. It breaks my heart just thinking about it. I hope you find peace & comfort in your memories.

Lo said... [Reply to comment]

Oh no : ( I am sooo so sad for you and your loss. Peace and healing to your family. I lost a dog in February, and I know no one can say anything to make it easier but... time and fond memories will bring you peace. Much love!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so sorry for your loss, its never easy but at least he is no longer in pain, sending warm wishes.

Janice said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, Jen, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Well who decided to cut onions in my face? :( So sorry for your loss. But I'm sure he appreciated that you were there for him up to the very end.

Vicky said... [Reply to comment]

We put our cat down in the summer, so I know exactly how you feel. So sorry for your loss. They are such a part of the family, that it breaks your heart when they leave.

-Lidy said... [Reply to comment]

SOOOOO sorry for your loss. :'( Praying for you and your family.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so sorry to hear this! My dog is my best friend (2nd only to my hubs of course). Rest your heart and know that he lived the best life ever because you loved him!

1129design said... [Reply to comment]

I wish your dog will find heavenly good bones, and a big hug to you for you loss... hope you will find another great mate soon

Lovely Light said... [Reply to comment]

Aw. My doxie is so special, I can only imagine what you're going through. Take care....

Chrissy said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I am so very sorry for your loss! I have been a long-time lurker and have prayed for your family through your daughters most recent medical trials. Thinking of you and your family!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

That story brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad to know Jasper through this post. He's a cutie! Thanks for commenting about my Nellie! xo