Man's Best Friend Update

It's time for us to make that difficult decision about Boscoe.

Today was a difficult day. I made an appointment for Boscoe to be put to sleep. But tomorrow will be even worse. I've been crying ever since.
Tomorrow will be our last day together. I plan to spoil him silly.
We gave him a rawhide bone several days ago but he has yet to touch it. I am fixated on him devouring that bone before he goes. I brought him in the house for the first time in three weeks after I made the call. I gave him the rawhide bone again but he was too excited to be in the house with all of us that the bone was no matter.
He is back in the garage for the night but we will have all day tomorrow to try again.

I am still a bit scared of him and I certainly won't have him in the house while Jake is running about. He really seems fine but we just can't chance it. The Second Chance Shelters will not take a dog that has bitten 'his person'! Unless your dog is of a certain BREED.

I can't decide if I need to witness his passing. I can't bare the thought of him looking at me with fear and confusion and disappointment. Or does he deserve to have me there, to comfort and guide him. This is just hard! Shawn doesn't think I need to be there.
I am hurting. 

Here's a nice picture of B....

Here's some random pictures from September.
The middle two are of Jake determined to get up the steps with ALL the trucks he could handle. Just don't tell Aunt Shannon he used his teeth!

These two are inseparable. Or should I say, Dad never gets a moment alone.
Too cute and yes, this makes Mama jealous!


c.lynn said...

I'm so sorry Stephany. My heart is heavy for you. Rocco would try to comfort me if I was crying, I don't know if it would be better or worse to be with him, for him or for me. I'll be thinking of you today. Love you.

Ashley said...

I feel for Bosco....he will never understand!!

Old Lady Weikel said...

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Malynda said...

Hi guys!
I was just checking up on you guys and I am in shock over this! I am so sorry for what you had to endure Shawn and just sick to my stomach about the horrible decision the two of you had to make. Just wanted you to know, I am thinking about you and I hope you are all doing well now!