Saying goodbye

Jim Edwards
By Jim Edwards Latest Reply 2013-12-24 21:35:55 -0600
Started 2013-12-14 12:35:23 -0600

Today is a sad day for me. I had to have "Goose" my friend and companion for 16 years put to sleep after her back end gave out, then she developed other issues. Glad she is out of pain and glad she provided so many years to me full of her silliness and independance. I will bury her on Monday and hope the ground is not frozen. What does this have to do with diabetes? Everything, it makes me want to engorge myself with chocolate, the greatest comfort food!

19 replies

Rebelove 2013-12-18 16:51:25 -0600 Report

I am so sorry for your loss! :'( I've been through it, and understand what you must be feeling. Be at peace, my friend, and be assured in the knowledge that you did what was right and true for your devoted companion. May that lessen your pain, if only a little bit. I'm here if you need me.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-12-16 13:01:19 -0600 Report

Well, today was the day. I am so glad I dug the hole 3 weeks ago instead of having to dig a grave today. Anyway she is out of pain. Thank you all for the care.

GabbyPA 2013-12-15 12:26:59 -0600 Report

Goose will be in good company with those who have gone before from so many of our hearts. I certainly understand how you are feeling and I am one who seeks comfort in food I really get it.

I'm not going to tell you not to do it. I will encourage you to not wallow in it. Grief is a very personal thing. Find your way to remember your best friend and companion that is worthy. Hugs of comfort to you

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-12-15 14:08:22 -0600 Report

The worst thing is I had to stop at the ABC store (this has nothing to do with kids!) to pick up a bottle of rum for my Pollyanna Gift. It was $20 with tax and I got out of there for less than $200, but then I went next door to Martins to pick up a few groceries and milk. Do you know they had 10% off any 6 bottles of wine? I did well. I only drank a half bottle of blackberry Merlot. Which is good since that is a fruit!

kimfing 2013-12-15 10:01:50 -0600 Report

I am so sorry to hear that! I lost two of my babies this year. I know where you are. Luckily, i have my hubby to keep me sane and bring me back. Support like that helps a lot! Good luck. Keep your head up!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2013-12-15 14:13:34 -0600 Report

My former wife (you only call them your ex if you hate them) came over the day before and spent 3 hours with Goosey. Exercising her back end, trying to tempt her with tasty treats. Nothing. She stopped by camp and together we cried our hearts out. She wants to come to the burial tomorrow and I encouraged her not too. Rigimostise (?sp) has set in and I will need to bury her legs up. The hole is dug. I dug it a month ago when it was just a hole and not a grave, so that isn't a problem, but the fill dirt is frozen solid. Plan B is to put her in the hole and fill it with some water as it is freezing here. This will keep her from being eaten by fox and raccoon.

Young1s 2013-12-15 01:01:25 -0600 Report

Oh my gooodnes Jim. So sorry to hear this. This brings me to the time when my favorite cat got stuck in a tree. I finally came u with a way to get him out but came home from school to find him passed. Very tramatic and remember it to this day. Sorry. Don't mean to make things worse but to let you know that the memories will get softer. Hang in there my friend.

jigsaw 2013-12-14 21:29:28 -0600 Report

Being an animal lover myself, I can appreciate the pain of losing a loving companion. I still remember every dog I've ever had, and I keep a special place in my heart for each. My current pooch is 15 1/2 years old, and i dread that approaching, inevitable day. I know that she is living on TLC, and glucosamine. Ahhh go ahead, have that piece of chocolate! Just a piece though, and I warn you, if you have too much, you'll feel worse.

RedShine 2013-12-14 20:38:26 -0600 Report

Jim, I am sorry for your loss. I advise you however not to eat too much chocolate, since it is heavy in caffeine and is not too kind to the blood sugar. But don't get me wrong, it's okay once and a while. Just do it in moderation.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-14 18:52:08 -0600 Report

Jim I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is having to do what you did. There is nothing wrong with having one small piece of chocolate if you feel the need. Just don't eat all of it.

Trouble Breathing 49
Trouble Breathing 49 2013-12-14 15:52:22 -0600 Report

Jim, I'm praying you'll be strong enough to restrain the urges. Even a few snacks shouldn't be that bad o endure the grief? Tom

HeidiLynne 2013-12-19 07:33:51 -0600 Report

I am so sorry for your loss!! We all have been there and it does not get
any easier each time it happens. I had to get another pet, a rescue to help with my loss. God bless you!

granniesophie 2013-12-14 13:19:57 -0600 Report

G-d bless you. Goose is now pain free and happy, playing at the Bridge and being with all the beloved pets who have gone before her. I know she was met with smiles and wagging tails and is being shown the ropes.

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