Well today after I dropped the kids off to school we took Sammy, our dog of 14 years, to the vet. He has been not well for a long while, having trouble with his hips and poor eyesight (hearing too). We have been telling the kids that his time was coming and that he would be going to Heaven soon. Well the other day our other dog ran into him and knocked him over. Poor Sammy couldn't get up for hours. We realized that holding onto him was probably selfish because it was obvious he was suffering. So today we took him to the vet and she too thought it would be best to put him to sleep. :( It was so hard to actually say the words and tell her to do it, but I know it was the right thing to do. He went quickly and actually started to snore. It was only maybe 1-2 minutes before he completely laid to rest. Poor sweetie. He was such a docile pooch for such a big dog.
Although we talked the kids last night about the possiblilty of their dog going to heaven and that we didn't think that the Dr. could help him much anymore, I know that deep down inside there was a lot of hope and wishing for miracles. I dread actually telling them that poor Sammy is gone. I know that it is going to be a hard day. Adam will be upset,but will most likely internalize it all, Nicholas...he will be extremely emotional. It is hard to see them like that. But I guess that these are all growing pains. Wish me strength and a lot of luck.
Lastly here are a few pics from Adam's birthday party that I promised. It was just like I said it would be...a wild...bouncing time ! But it also was a complete success. He was on cloud 9. It was great !
Thanks to all my friends for putting up with jumping mania and screaming kids ! Friends make things all the more fun !