Friday, October 29, 2010

My sweet dog-child, Lily

My sweet dog-child Lily passed away when I was at work yesterday. I had my TOPS meeting right after work and after that my mom followed me home to see her - but she was already gone. She had been going downhill this week. I had told Lily all morning and she knew that my mom (GaGa) was coming over and I believe that she waited to pass until she knew that I wouldn't be alone to find her.
My girl was so amazing...she fought back from heat stroke, hydrocephalus, COPD, enlarged heart, arthritis... but her little 8 pound body just couldn't fight anymore.

My heart is broken and I can't stop crying, but I am also remembering how very lucky that she and I found each other and that I had her in my life for 7 years.
A quote that I love that gives me comfort in times of loss of my 4-legged children:

"We who choose to surround ourselves

with lives even more temporary than our

own, live within a fragile circle;

easily and often breached.

Unable to accept its awful gaps,

we would still live no other way.

We cherish memory as the only

certain immortality, never fully

understanding the necessary plan."

— Irving Townsend



Vegan Epicurean said...


I am very,very sorry that you lost Lily yesterday. I understand how much it hurts to lose a four legged member of the family. When we lost a 22 year old cat 10 years ago I mourned for many weeks and I still miss him today.

If you need to "talk" send me an email.

big hugs,

Lolly said...

Thanks so much, Ali. I knew with all of her issues it was inevitable and thought I was "prepared" but you never really are ready, are you?

Outstanding Stranger said...

Oh Lolly, I am so sorry you lost your little treasure..I know it is heartbreaking. They teach us unconditional love. And the pain of loss that some how makes it easier to loose our human family when that time comes. Imagine if we held all the grief inside and lost a family member...we would explode. Love and Hugs, Diane