Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Week for Good-Byes

BIL's Xavier, known affectinately as Meathead to me, had to be put down last night. He must have been about eleven. He got him when I was pregnant with the Oldest One, and he's eight now, and the big guy was two or three when he got him. He had bad hips to begin with, and the last few months he wouldn't walk on one of his hind legs. He got so he had to be forced to eat, and he wouldn't move unless he absolutely had to. The vet's diagnosis was bone cancer, so now he's out of his constant pain, probably romping around up there with my FIL and hubby's Nanny. (When FIL was alive this was definitely his dog, even though he was scared to death of him at first! The poor dog missed him so much when he died it was pitiful. He drove a truck, just locally, and always saved him half a sandwich or something from his lunchbox for a treat when he got home every night. The poor dog sat in the living room and looked out the front window for him for months.)

Got one of the Transformers washcloths finished, and the other one is over halfway done, I think. Knitting has been slow going lately. I'm supposed to work tomorrow, and of course it's calling for a big mess of snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, then rain. Will this winter never end?

Happy knitting!


Blogger Dorothy said...

Part of me wants a storm day tomorrow, part of me doesn't. I'd like a day to relax. But then, if I'm home tomorrow I need to figure out how to be in two places at the same time on Thursday. So, I guess most of me doesn't want a storm day.
So sorry for the loses your family has suffered.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

Not a good week. So sorry to hear about the dog. Such a handsome fella.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

So sorry. He was a gorgeous dog.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

Oh no, poor thing. It certainly has been the week for good-byes up there...with the exception of being able to say good-bye to bleck weather. :o(

9:34 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear about "Meathead" and about Nanny W. You will all be in my thoughts. Big hugs to you (and thank you so much for the hugs you sent to me after losing our little Charlie.)

4:57 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Sorry to hear about the dog. He was a handsome fellow and deserved to be out of pain. It's a hard thing to do, decide to put down a pet, but it is the kindest thing you can do.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

So sad to loose a dear pet! He was a beautiful dog.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

We had to put a dog of ours down a few years back and it was the hardest thing. Sorry you had to but at least he no longer is in pain.

What a rough go you have had.

6:22 PM  

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