Thursday, January 13, 2011

A sad good bye

On Tuesday, January 11, 2011, I had to have my precious Buddy put down.  He had injured several vertebra in his back and the vet said she could not guarentee he would be ok even if we did an expensive procedure.  I would have had to carry him out several times a day to have him use the bathroom.  I am not physically able to carry 20 pounds.  He was in a lot of pain.  I made the difficult decision to have him put down.  This was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  My heart is broken.  Buddy will be missed.  His name was the first word both of my grandbabies said!  They loved Buddy and he was so good with them.  He was very protective of them when were outside playing.
Buddy was a longhaired dachshund.(in thefirst picture he had just come back from the goomer...we had his hair shaved in the summer) He was 7 years old.
There will never be another Buddy.  He was smart and very sweet.


  1. Awwhh beebee, I'm so, so sorry. It's so hard to lose a best mate, I know we lost our beloved Gus last July. I just love the Dr Seuss quote "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened..!" He will always be in your heart...

  2. Reminds me of my mini dauchshund, Tyler. I had to have him put done at 9 years of age,this was about 5 years ago I think. He had injured his back also, before he was two. We took the chance and had the surgery done, mainly because he was so young. We were lucky, he had a great life and the surgery did him wonders. I will never forget the staples down his whole back though. It is unfortunate this breed has so many back issues. I feel for you. It was tough when I had to put mine down. Animals become family. Hugs, Cheryl

  3. sending hugs and kisses and offering a shoulder to cry on

  4. So, so sorry beebee. It is hard when we have to make that decision about our animals. May Buddy RIP and now he is no longer in pain.
    Love that quote Lizzie used-keep it in your thoughts each day.