Gone but not forgotten. Wed. January 9th 2013. Our sweet boy Murphy went over the rainbow bridge. He had kidney disease. We tried to keep him as healthy and strong for 6 months from the time he was diagnosed until this past Wed. Then there always comes a time when you can't do enough for them. No matter how much you want to.
Murphy was our 1st anniversary gift to each other. Actually he was a free puppy looking for a forever home. He was 18 months old at the time. Ex-show dog. Too shy to be shown. But beautiful show quality. Luckily for us he came to us instead. We had him for almost 9 1/2 years.
Murphy was our snuggler. Very lovable and free with his love.
Not that he couldn't be a brat....just look at half of Jeff's tools ( custamised grips). Same for hand gardening tools. Don't turn your back on the laundry as he would sneak off with socks. He hardly ever just took one. Most of the time he dug until he had a pair. Never chewed them up. Just got them very wet. The worst one was when he got a black magic marker. It took forever to bath him as the black kept coming out of his ears and paws! Any time you were missing something it was "MURPHY where did you go with that". He could sneak away something right under your nose.
Wed. was such a sad day. We woke up to a very sick pup. We knew that we couldn't pull him through this time. It is so hard to be there when he is given the shot. But with all that he had given us there was no way that he was going to be there by himself! I have and will never let one of my fur kids go through that by themselves. It is my opinion (and I know that not everyone can do it) that I owe it to them to be there at that time.
The last couple of days have been SO HARD. But I think I am getting better at remembering the good times with him. The first day or so all I could remember is him laying on that table.
It is hartd to type this. I miss him SO MUCH! I did pretty good today (friday) at work...only one break down. A LOT better then yesterday. Of course we stayed home on Wed. Neither one of could stop crying. But thurs we felt that it would be better to go into work and get periods of times where we could concentrate on something else. I am so glad that I work in a dept. where there aren't a lot of people. I could go into a room and get myself together again.
Tanner is taking this better then we thought he would. We were worried about him. He use to freak out when Murphy had to go to the groomer or vet. He would scream (ever hear a corgi scream like a little girl?) and run around looking for him. This time when we got home he didn't even look for him. Some how he knew that Murphy wasn't coming back. Dogs are so amazing!
Well seeing how this brought on the tears again I will end it here.
Good bye dear friend. Some day we will see each other again. In the mean time go play with Jenna, Tiffy, Gen, and the cats Calley and Ritzy. I am sure they are all waiting until we will be reunited.