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Friday, February 04, 2011


My sweet boy passed away this morning.

Carl called me at work and said he laid down in his “spot” and quietly left us. I am heartbroken and yet relieved that we didn’t have to take him to a cold, sterile doctor’s office. He was home and surrounded by the people he loved and the noises/smells of his own home.
I thought I was prepared. But now... not so much.

My only regret is I didn't get to properly tell him goodbye. I patted him on the head this morning and praised him for eating his ham (with his pill), but I didn't tell him I loved him nor did I say bye. I thought I would have one more day. I cank take comfort that he did know how much I loved him. He is the only one that knows what his life was like before he came to us... and how much better it was while he was with us. He was one pampered pooch.

Thank you for helping me through this time. I am going to miss him SO much.

I love you, Gwimmy Gwim Gwim.


SkippyMom said...

Oh Marni - I am so sorry. I know he was supposed to go, was going to go, but it still makes me cry.

At least he was home, in the home that he loved, that loved him unconditionally. It was time, I suppose.

I wish I was there to hug you and toast the little guy.

Love you darling. Call me if you need me.

[I'll be the one on the other end of the phone crying with you.]

Amanda said...

They are just so much more to us than pets. They love us unconditionally and ask for so little in return. I know your heart is aching right now and my heart aches for you. Just keep telling yourself that you loved him and he knew it.

Heather said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Marni. Please do take comfort in that he loved you and you loved him and he was at peace at home. Thinking of you!!

Mira said...

I am so, so sorry, Marnie. I haven't been able to leave a comment on your previous Grimmy posts because I kept getting weepy. Figured I should suck it up for this one. *Super hugs*

Martha said...

I cried reading this. I'm sorry he's gone, but happy that he went in familiar surroundings. I don't know if this helps, but I don't think it's about what you did or didn't say or did or didn't do on his last's about everything else leading up to his last day.

Tessa said...

Marni, my heart goes out to you at this time. I cry along with you for your beloved Pug. What a wonderful way for him to go if it needed to be. No vet's office, no horrid needle, just being surrounded by those that loved him and in his own home. It couldn't have been any better than that. And maybe this was his way of saying thank you for loving him and giving him a good home. He's at peace and free of pain and once the hurt stops you will remember all the funny antics and silly things he did and they will replace the tears with smiles. RIP Grimmy.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I saw Skippymom's tribute and had to come read a bit. And cry a bit. I am sorry you lost your little guy. It was good that he was at home in a familiar and comfy place. I know how sad you must be, though.

Amy said...

Hi Marni -
I am so sorry you lost your deer little friend. As peaceful as it is to know he is out of pain, I know it is hard to feel the pain of loss yourself. Hang in there, we're all thinking of you and sending our love.

Thisisme. said...

I am so sorry that you have lost your lovely Gwimmy, and I know that you and the family must be really hurting right now. I am just so pleased that he went peacefully and whilst he was still in the home that had provided him with so much love. Chin up.

Some Guy said...

All good thoughts to you and your family during this tough time, Marni.

comebacknikki said...

Oh, Marni. I'm so, so sorry to hear this. You're in my thoughts.

Life in the mom lane said...

Marni, Words cannot express... trust that he KNEW he was loved... *Hugs*

Becky said...

I'm sorry to hear about Grimmy's passing. Yes, he knows how much you loved him I feel quite sure. I believe people wait for you to leave the room to pass on, maybe the same with our little furry ones. 3 of my dogs are getting on in age, they're not ill, but hate the thought of having to tell them goodbye too. I lost my boxer in July and miss him so much. Grimmy is at the Bridge now and running free and no more suffering. Hugs to you!