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Compare yourself with those who on the Lord’s Day hear nothing except the dismal sound of the world. What a privilege it is for you to hear the proclamation of the gospel!
Bakker, Frans.


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Compare yourself with those who on the Lord’s Day hear nothing except the dismal sound of the world. What a privilege it is for you to hear the proclamation of the gospel! Bakker, Frans.
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Thankful Thursday

Even though, for all intents and purposes, Hiraeth is retired, I had to post my thankfulness publically today.

Yesterday afternoon, our family said good bye to our dear, sweet Eve.  She has had a series of medical issues over the past few months.  Less than a week ago, I took her to the vet to have stitches removed from her most recent removal of her recurring mouth tumors.  She was limping, so I wanted our vet to see what was wrong with her foot.  Turns out she had a neurological problem that was causing her to walk on her tippy toes--not easy for a geriatric dog.  And then we found the tumor on the side of her belly.  It came from nowhere and our vet said he didn't recommend treating it at this point.  So we brought her home with another pill to treat her neurological problem and began to wait.  We knew what we were waiting for but we didn't think it would come so soon.  The tumor grew rapidly and Tuesday evening we noticed that she had bleeding under the skin.  With the rapidity of the growth, we we made the decision to say good bye before she was in pain.

So yesterday I sat on the floor in the office; kissing her, whispering into her deaf ears, and looking into her blind eyes telling her over and over what every dog wants to hear, "I love you Evie.  You are a good girl."

I think she heard me.

Thank you God, for the companionship and love of our sweet Eve.  We are so grateful for her life.


Reader Comments (10)

I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to your sweet Eve. I know how you loved her.

September 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrosemary

What a sweet old dog and what a blessing to you, too.

September 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca

I am so sorry! As one who has been pleasantly surprised by the joys of dog ownership, I understand your grief and your gratitude both.

September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa writes...

Ahh Kim...so sorry.

September 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterellen b

You already know how sorry I am, Kim. I will miss sweet Eve too...

September 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

Oh, Kim, I am so sorry!! Even though I didn't know Eve, I know what it is to have to make that decision, and Eve is very fortunate that she had you in her life to take such good care of her!! [[[[HUG]]]]

How is Ivy handling things?

Big hugs for all of you......

September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

It is a sweet joy in life that we are permitted such closeness to some of God's creatures. When we lost our dog of 13 years who was much the same type of companion to us, we missed his presence more than anything. There is an unspoken constancy about our closest pets. The loss of Rocky hit me hardest in coming home after a long day and not being greeted. It's in rising for the new day and not needing to go outside with him. It's in heading to bed and no longer needing to say good-night. It's even sometimes in calling our current dog, Myles, by Rocky's name, by reflex. Yet, as you and I have shared, it is the sweet memories of his youth that come to mind when I think of him, and the joy he created in my life and the lives of others. Even self-proclaimed "not-dog people" loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChad

So sorry to hear about Eve (and to be so late in posting this.) We lost our Sam cat on Oct 1. He, too, was suffering from numerous health issues, and this time he was not going to get better, so the decision had to be made. He was 14 1/2 years old and we miss him very much.

October 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSally

We were sad when we heard about Sam. It's so hard to lose a pet, isn't it? How are you getting along?

October 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterKim from Hiraeth

nice blog , enjoy to read it , tks :)

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterundrie

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