Sunday, January 13, 2008

It's a very sad day

This is the last picture of Tulie and Emma taken about the middle of December.

We said good-bye to Tulie on Christmas Eve, and yesterday we had to say good-bye to Emma. We were so hopeful after her first chemo treatment last Wednesday because she seemed to feel so good on Thursday. Friday she was not doing well and by late morning on Saturday she couldn't walk, couldn't hold her head up and had even stopped drinking water. We took her in to our own vet since Dr. Macy is no longer in the desert.

As much as it hurt to make the decision, we decided it was time to let her go. I am just so incredibly sad and lonely without her, but Dr. Williams and the staff at All Creatures reminded us she was going to meet Tulie at the Rainbow Bridge. She and Tulie were very close. Before we left the office, we picked up Tulie's ashes. Emma's ashes will be returned in a week or so.

It's very quiet here now but we still have Harley. We always worried about losing Harley first because he has so many allergies, arthritis, very little fur and he's losing what little he has, his ears never went up, and his little legs are bowed. Scotties are supposed to have very straight front legs. But with all that's wrong with him, he has a great personality and he makes us laugh with all of his antics so we are grateful to have him to help us through this. At some point we'll want another Scottie, but not for a while. Harley loves attention and belly rubs, neck rubs, feet rubs, so he may enjoy being an only dog for a while, but I think he'll be a little lonely, too.


Laura Lynn said...

Marlys I am so very very sorry for you and your family. Two so close together just isn't fair. Of course, the shortness of our furry friends lives is also not fair. Sending so much love and warm hugs your way. Give an extra hug to Harly for me.

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Dear Marlys,

My heart aches for you. I added you to my blog today and want you to know if you need a shoulder to cry on....just reach out. I have been where you are and it is very hard but time does heal and makes the pain less.

Please know you are in my prayers for comfort.


Jeremy said...


I'm soooo very sorry to hear about Emma's passing. I know the last few weeks have been hard on you, but I wanted to let you know that you guys have been in my thoughts ever since I learned of Emma's sickness. The passing of a pet is always rough...They are true members of the family and there is nothing worse than losing a close family member.

I will be thinking of you over the next while...
It will get better as time passes.