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Goodbye, Sweet Polly

December 29th, 2011 · 17 Comments


Our sweet beagle, Polly, passed away yesterday.  She was elderly and her health had been going downhill since Thanksgiving.  She always loved to eat, but recently she ate less and less.  She was coughing and breathing too quickly.  We knew that she wasn’t feeling like herself.  I waited for my oldest son to come home from college for the break between semesters so that he could say his goodbyes. I brought her to the vet yesterday and after a quick exam the vet told me that Polly most likely had Lymphoma which had spread to her abdomen.  Even if we pumped her full of medications, she still would only have about 2 more months, and they would not be comfortable months. We made the decision to have her put to sleep.   Polly was much loved by all of us.  When I got home from the vet’s office, even Timmy, our Parson Russell Terrier, walked around the house and whined.   She was everything you could ask for in a pet, in a friend.  Polly, we miss you and love you.

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Merry Christmas!

December 24th, 2011 · 7 Comments

(You can click on the photo to see it larger. Please ignore the sensor dirt spot in the bokeh!)

I hope your Christmas is filled with love and peace!

Merry Christmas!

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