Goodbye, Girl-Girl

I know it has been an eternity since I’ve posted, and I promise that I will be catching up very soon.  But I just wanted to share a little update about our family.  Yesterday we lost our pup, Freddie.  She was diagnosed with cancer back in October, and we have tried to make her as comfortable as possible for the past two months.  She has eaten like a queen, as Daddy has been cooking her rice and chicken for every meal, and the kids have been so loving and attentive to her.  But this week proved to be a yucky one for her, and we knew it was time to say goodbye.  I got these pics of the kids with her Thursday afternoon:

Trent & Freddie:

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 Graham & Freddie:

hlo_6898bw Both kids went to the vet with me yesterday to say goodbye.  Trent stayed with me by Freddie’s side while she went to sleep.  He was so brave and sweet.  I’d like to say a sincere and heart-felt thank you to our vet and friend, Christine Leigh of Arnold Veterinary  Hospital, who was so kind as to come in on her day off, and for being so sensitive to our girl’s needs and keeping her (and us) as comfortable and stress-free as possible. 

Our kids have never known a home without her in it, so you can imagine how empty our home feels this morning.  No wagging tail banging on the floor as we walk down the stairs, or anxious eyes looking up the stairs into the kitchen waiting for her gourmet breakfast to be served.

Yesterday was Freddie’s 13th birthday, and we are so blessed to have had 13 years full of fun memories to look back on.

7 Responses to “Goodbye, Girl-Girl”


  1. 1 Troy Schneider December 6, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    A sad day indeed. Melanie and I are sending our thoughts and prayers. Losing a pet is so hard and I hope that we get at least 13 years with our Bella.

  2. 2 Josh Solar December 6, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    What a bummer. Prayers sent your way.

  3. 3 kristen December 6, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    How heartbreaking that picture is of Graham. Big hugs to you guys..

  4. 4 Shelane December 8, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss Heather.

  5. 5 jen December 9, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    when i talked to you today my heart was breaking as you recounted the story (seriously – struggling not to cry when i was on the phone with you!)….it is so hard to loss a pet that has been a beloved member of your family. the pictures of the boys with her make me sad, but it’s so obvious how much they love her….hang in there.

  6. 6 Claudine January 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Heather and Family,

    Our hearts are with you as you grieve the loss of such an important member of your family. You are in our thoughts.

    The Baker Family

  7. 7 Tracy Marshall January 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Yay! Its so nice to have you back Heather!! I can’t wait to see what great pictures you take in 2009! I have a feeling you will be capturing some awesome pictures of our family! 🙂


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