There’s a dog-sized hole in my heart.
Our lovely, crazy labradoodle, Sadie, had to be taken to the vet last Friday with sudden hip failure and there was only one option to take.
We are still coming to terms with her absence and probably will be, for the foreseeable future.
I was in the house on my own yesterday. That’s not been the case for over 14 years.
She was my shadow, sometimes admittedly due to her fondness for food, but mostly we were her pack and she liked to keep a watchful eye on as many of us as possible at all times. Doorways and staircases were frequent haunts.
I miss our walks already.
I find myself deliberately taking Sadie-approved routes round the village. (She’d become very particular over the last year!)
Nevertheless, we had some great hikes during Lockdown. They definitely helped keep me sane!
Rest in peace, Sadie girl
Oh, poor Sadie. I’m so sorry for your loss, Allison. You’ll miss her forever, but you’ll have those wonderful memories of a most excellent companion. I’m glad you have so many lovely photos of her; I remember that photo of yours and Sadie’s shadows–one of my favorites. Take care.
Thank you, Tina. We have many, many happy memories of her.
Oh, my heart goes out to you. I know how terrible it is to lose a beloved doggie so suddenly. Hugs from me and a doggie kiss from my Anouk. 🐾🐾
Thanks so much, Cathy. Give your dog a hug from me!
We are on our fourth beagle and with each one that we have lost (3) there is a hole in our hearts and lives. They just become such a deep part of you as daily companions and family members. I am so sorry that you have lost Sadie, Allison, but you made the right decision to let her go. And you have such wonderful pictures to keep her memory strong.
Thank you, Steve. Happily, we do have lots of fun memories and photos (of course) of Sadie. We’ve decided not to dive into getting another dog yet.
We made the mistake of getting another dog too soon after losing our first. It was quite difficult to accept him. After a little time it gets somewhat easier to accept another and ever since we have given ourselves time to heal before adding another to the family, which consists of just the two of us and our dog. And when I was ready Mary Beth said “not until you paint the living room”. 🙂 When the time is right you’ll know and have a yearning for another. ❤
Oh, Allison, I am so sorry to read of your loss of your dear Sadie. Not just a pet, but a member of the family. Sending you love and hugs to heal your broken heart. 😦 Take it easy in the days ahead. ❤
Oh yes, definitely family! Thanks for your thoughts, Eliza.
I always smiled when I saw a photo of your darling Sadie. She seemed like such a loving and devoted companion; it’s going to be a very large hole in your heart and your life for a while. Your willingness to let her go when her time came was one of your best gifts to her, hard as it was.You certainly paid her a fine tribute in this post.
Thank you Linda. We’d never had a dog until Sadie came along and joined us. My son described her as adding joy to our lives. 🙂
My heartfelt sympathies. I’m sure that you’ll remember her with much fondness and a big smile.
Take care. xx
Thank you, Mike. I am sure we will.
I’m so sorry Sadie left you so suddenly. You gave her her best life. Sending hugs xx
Thanks Sharon. I appreciate your message!
I am not a ‘dog person’, Allison, but I can still empathise with your grief. Sadie was clearly an integral part of your life and her absence will be keenly felt – my condolences x
Thank you Cathy. Not sure we were naturally dog people either, but we certainly became Sadie people 🙂
I get that, because I grew to feel the same about Elder Daughter’s bull mastiff Jay, and am very aware of hs absence when I visit these days
Oh my goodness… my heart goes out to you. Sadie looks like a very dear being and those are precious photos. Sometimes no words come at a time like this, no words of attempted consolation or empathy could really speak to what the heart is feeling, the tremendous loss, the connection that perhaps remains. I still dream of my beloved doggie, even though she passed away years ago, and feel I’m with her during those times. I still miss her. I think she taught me how to love more deeply than I knew before I met her. Healing wishes
Thank you so much Lisa. I absolutely agree with your comment about being taught to love more deeply.