Friday, February 29, 2008

RIP Veronica

My golden-haired cocker spaniel of some 16-odd years was put down today. In her waning years, age had robbed most of her vision and hearing as well as endowing her with a generous amount of arthritis. Still, when my dad took her to the vet I had no idea they were possibly thinking to make it her last trip. When I returned home from having supper and Veronica wasn't seen lying in the next room, I knew the time had come. I was upset more that I didn't have the chance to say goodbye. Was it probably for the best, given the vet said he gave her 6 months to a year at this visit? I guess, but it's still very tough to loose a family member--even a furry one.

6 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

Oh Bret, I'm so sorry to hear that. We'll all miss Veronica. In the good ole days she was practically a member of the group.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Bret said...

Thanks, Greg. She was at that.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I'm so sorry to hear about her loss. That's heartbreaking.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Bret said...

Thank you, Mike. She was always a happy part of my day. It's strange not having her underfoot now.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous T-Cat said...

Sorry about Veronica, As a caretaker of MANY animals, I feel your woe. Maybe I'll listen to Elvis Costello as a tribute.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Bret said...

Thanks, T-money. How's everything up north?

10:10 PM  

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