Cybil died doing something she loved, on a walk on the way home from picking the children up at school. She had been unwell and we knew we didn't have much time left with her, so when she begged me to take her when I was leaving to pick up the kids I didn't resist. Very seldom would I take her to the school, and this year not at all because they implemented a "no dog on school grounds" policy, but she wouldn't stop bugging me. She wanted to go. Screw the rules, she was well behaved and she needed to go. She barely got her final goodbyes in to the kids before she gently laid down on the grass and died about 400 feet from our front door. Getting her home was a bit of a challenge, but thanks to neighbours and friends we were able to.
It has been almost three weeks and I'm still devestated. I'm a work-at-home-parent and the house is too quiet now. I can no longer be sitting at my desk, look to my right say "hey girl" get a tail thump and continue on with my work. I miss her so much.
This picture was taken about 5 months before she died ...
Faithful friend, loyal companion,
we say farewell to you now.
You have kept us warm at night,
protected our home
and offered us unconditional love.
For this we are thankful,
and we will remember you forever.
What a beautiful, soulful face she had.
I'm sorry for your loss, rest in peace Cybil.
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
Oh, Cybil was lovely and looks so very happy and contented in that picture.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
And know exactly how you feel and how much you miss "that heartbeat at my feet".
Last edited by talleyJudy; 03-13-2009 at 04:35 PM.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." author Will Rogers
Auggie 12/29/95 ~ 01/15/09
My heart breaks for you.. She is beautiful. ((HUGS))
“I'm an introvert. I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.”
― Audrey Hepburn
What a beautiful girl she was. I'm so very sorry for your loss, Samantha.
Run free, Cybil... rest well.
Henry, Gorsebrook Jackson Triggs, CD, RN, WC, CGN
Ollie, Kelrobin A Twist of Fate, RN, CGN
So heartbreaking. I can see in that pic she was a special girl. Look at that precious face of hers... Life is so unfair. My heart goes out for you. (((HUGS)))
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
I'm so sorry for your loss. That's a lovely picture of her. It's sweet to know her final moments were spent doing something that she loved so much.
Run free Cybil.
Laura & CJ in New Hampshire
I'm sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss - run free Cybil