Monday, January 18, 2010

Goodbye to my sweet Molly


My best friend and companion of the last 11 plus years, Molly, my basset hound, went to the Rainbow Bridge today.  The day started out normal, she was up and happy, ate her breakfast, bossed her basset brother, Zeke around.  Yelled at me when I was late giving her glucosamine pill.  She asked to go out around 11:30.  She went out happy and normal and 20 minutes later came in with head hanging and hardly able to walk.  We went to the vets, they took x-rays and saw something strange.  Exploratory surgery revealed a huge tumor on her liver, inoperable and most likely more tumors in her other organs along with much internal bleeding.  So she never woke up from the surgery.  She was so shocky that they could not keep her alive long enough for me to say goodbye.  I miss her so much already, she has slept with me most every night for the last 11 years.  She has whined and begged and got her way when she wanted a cookie or a carrot.  She could sit up like a gopher and beg for food.  And she had a lovely voice and would sing songs with me.  I love you, Molly Polly and will see you again one day.  Zeke and Ernie the cat will miss you too!

44 comments:

Jenny Gropp said...

OH Sandy. I am so sad for you. So very sorry.

Elaine L. said...

Sandy, I'm so terribly sorry for you on the loss of your dear old girl. Our pets are such an integral and wonderful part of our lives, and there's always an awful hole in our hearts when they leave us. It must be a comfort to you that she was happy right to the end. You'll be in my thoughts.
Elaine

Linda McClain said...

Sandy, I'm so very sorry. Molly sounds like she was a dear and precious friend. You'll certainly be in my thoughts.

PatsyB said...

Sandy,
My heart breaks for you in your sorrow. I do Bulldog rescue and even though it is a far more common ocurrence than I care for, it never gets easy! The pain is just proof of how much these little ones bury themselves deep into our hearts! You are right though, you will see this baby again!! Take care and know that you were loved as much as she was!

Lee - grandmalee said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Sandy. What a joyous life Molly must have had to share it with you. Although you weren't there at the last moments, I'm sure she knew how much you loved her. Hugs & prayers to you & the other animals on your loss.

larue said...

I am so so sorry about the loss of your beautiful girl. She sounds like a wonderful and loyal friend.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jan Scholl said...

Sandy, the hardest thing to do is let our fur children go. But we have to treat them with the dignity that hopefully someone will give us when it's our time. Molly is a beauty and she has already been welcomed by my Nebbie, Alex and Clancy and many others on the other side and is romping thru the clover. Her spirit is with you forever, so she isn't ever gone. Just think of her with joy even as a tear falls. It will get better for you as your sadness is replaced with memories no one can take away. Fur hugs from my heart to yours.

Lenoria said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I just lost my Lab in almost the same way. They are little 4 footed, furry children and she was blessed to have your love and care just as she blessed you with her's.

klarcher said...

I cry with you

Darsie Bruno said...

oh honey, I'm so so sorry for your the loss of your best friend! My tears will flow for you this night, my friend.

Cathy said...

Oh Sandy, my heart breaks for you. I just went through the same thing and know how you are feeling. Big {{{{HUGS}}}}

Shari said...

Sandy,
You were an excellent mom to Molly. Yes, she will be waiting to see you again-Rainbow Bridge, singing.

Trena in Naperville said...

I'm sorry Sandy... I'm sure she knew you cared for her. Such a darling photo of her on couch.

Sheila said...

Ohh no Honey, I'm so sad to hear this news of Molly.
Take care thinking of you and sending huge big hugs my friend.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Viv said...

OMG Sandy!! How unutterably sad to hear this news. My heart goes out to you. I can only imagine your pain at losing such a loved companion. I would be just as devastated if I lost Harvey.
You are in my thoughts.
HUGE (((hugs))), Viv xx

Trish D said...

Sandy no words can soothe you at this time, just remember she is no longer in pain. I will be thinking and praying tonight for you.
love
Trish

Norine said...

I am so sorry for your loss I too lost my dog a year ago had her for 17 yrs so know just how you feel hope with time it gets better
Hugs
Norine

Anjou Krelovich said...

So sorry about your loss. We lost our first lab about 2 years ago and I feel your pain. Thinking of you! Hugs, Anjou

Anonymous said...

Sandy - I am so sorry to hear about Molly - she sure left a paw print on your heart. Elaine W

SandyK said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Sandy. Molly was a beautiful basset. Thank you for sharing your pictures. You have so many memories to fill your heart. One memory you won't have is having to watch her suffer for a long time. My prayers are with you. Hugs, Sandy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy, My heart goes out to you
we had to put our Brandy down three years ago, and it was so hard. So I know how you feel. They become such a part of our lives.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs to you.
Cheryl W

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Oh, Sandy, I'm so behind on my blog reading and I just saw this. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Our sweet little critters mean so much to us, it's so hard to lose them and that wonderful unconditional love and companionship they provide. My heart is aching for you.

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Oh my dear, I'm so terrible sorry to read this! We didn't met before but are going to join the same DT at Karen's Doodles so I decided to say hello. So strange to say congratulations after reading this story. I love my dog deeple (he has birthday today) so I understand what you must be going through right now! I wish you a lot of strenght and hope to talk to you soon when you feel a little better.

Warmest greetings, Renata

Anonymous said...

At peace with no pain... loved, missed and you will meet again one day. Punkin will take good care of her for you.

Sandy W.

Anonymous said...

Sandy I'm so sad to hear this news of Molly.
thinking of you and sending huge big hugs from the Netherlands
Mirjam

Wendy said...

Sorry for your loss....may time and memories ease your pain x x

Renkata said...

It's always hard to loss a dear friend. My doggy pas away few years ago, but i still think he will come to me and way to pet him.
I am very sorry for your loss.
Hugs
Renkata

Debbie said...

Hello Sandy--
I am so sorry for your loss. I know a little of what you are going through. I have had to put both of my Siamese cats to sleep this past year. My Ariel, was 20, had a cancerous tumor, and I lost her last February. Our other Siamese, Sumo, was 13, had a cancerous tumor in his intestines. We lost him last Tuesday. It is extremely hard because you spoil them rotten and treat them like your babies.
On a brighter note, I am excited to hear you are teaching classes for MCC. I will definitely be signing up for at least one of them.
Take care
Debbie

Gidget-Trish said...

*HUGS* So sorry to hear of your loss of Molly. It's so difficult to lose a beloved pet. My prayers are with you.
Trish Hilbrand

Mina said...

oh no Sandra Im so sorry you lost your Molly...my heart is with you
Mina xxx

Karen Lewis said...

Sandy,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our pets become part of the family and burrow their way into our hearts. 6 years ago this month our cat Tigger was diagnosed with a cancerous kidney at the age of 15. She had been fine and then just after Christmas went right off her food. We had time for a proper goodbye, but knew she was not able to carry on for long and that final visit to the vet was inevitable. 3 years previously, her sister Tasha suddenly went off her feet at 4.15 on a Sunday afternoon - we had her at the vets by 5pm and we were burying her at 6pm. She had had an aortic aneurysm yet in one way, the speed of it seemed better, even though it was so sudden and such a shock.

As with Molly, she seemed happy and fine until the last couple of hours of her life and that helped us through it a lot, knowing that she hadn't had to suffer very long. We miss them both even now, and the other cats never fill the gap they've left, but at least when we lose our little furry brothers and sisters we have all the happy, funny memories of our animal companions to help us through, as do you. And judging by the way our present 3 cats act at times, I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that our first two fur-balls are still a-visiting on occasion. :-)

With kind thoughts and blessings,

Karen

Elizabeth said...

How sad, that you've lost Molly in so short time. It must be hard at the moment to live with.I will think of you.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Sandy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Letting go of a beloved pet is like saying goodbye to a child. But at least Molly is no longer in pain and probably having a ball up in doggie heaven. You'll be in my prayers as you grieve your loss. {{{{Hugs}}}}

Janine said...

I read your news with much sadness. I know how hard that can be. We lost our beatiful goldie Meg last april and it still feels like yesterday. Give your other pets a big hug! Found your blog through MCC as I am thinking about a class. Janine

BarbaraW said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Sandy. Keep the wonderful memories in your heart and she'll never be totally gone.
Barbara W

Linda Grady said...

My heart goes out to you in losing Molly. I know how much you loved her - she was beautiful. She had a happy life there in the country with you and Zeke + cats. Take care - am thinking about you.

RekindleMe said...

I just read your news and was so sad to hear about your beautiful girl! She is so precious and I know that she is still with you!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Dove said...

I was so saddened to read the news today about Molly. It can be doubly difficult to take our friends to the vet, expecting them to come home....and have them pass on instead. It's almost like a double shock with no time to really prepare for it. I am sure all the great memories will stay with you.
Colleen

mckinkle said...

Im so sorry to read of your huge loss, she looked such a stunning girl but she will always live in your heart.
Keryn

Elaine A said...

Sandy -

My heart is breaking for you. I know its a horrible loss and you must be devasted. Please know that I'm keeping you and Molly in my prayers. I hope that the wonderful memories you have of her, help you through this sad time.

Elaine Allen

The Wired Angel said...

How sad for you Sandy... I can imagine how you have a huge void.. My thoughts are with you. Just remember all of the special times. Hugs, Peggy

Anonymous said...

I know I wrote to you before, but wanted to say, each time I look at her pictures here I get tears in my eyes. Our pets are so special to us, part of the family. I'm sure she's chasing rabbits in heaven already. Edna B.

Maureen (Moe) Buck said...

Sandy-

I'm so sorry about Molly... it is SO hard to lose our furry friends. They are a part of our family.

{{{HUGS}}}

-Maureen

Kittykat said...

Sandy, I'm so sorry about Molly, What a sweet face. Our little furry friends bring us so much Joy. And its so hard to say goodbye.

We lost our Odie a couple of years ago. He was only 5 yrs old. He was our Baby kitty Cat. I still have a hard time with it. I miss him so much.

My heart goes out to you. Prayers going out to you Sandy.