Saturday, July 12, 2008

Awards to Share & Empty Places in My Heart


After being given this award by some blogging friends, I would like to pass them along to some others! Check out these:
Linsey - Outside the Lines
Tammy - Stamp Happy
and
Diane - Planted in Joy


And for those that have been following my little beagle story, we had to put her to sleep on Thursday. :(
Dayna continued to lose weight (lymphoma) and was obviously not feeling well at all. She had lost a total of 25% of her body weight, and for a 13" beagle, that was not a good thing. We will miss her tremendously, but did not want her to suffer needlessly and are glad about the joy she brought to our family for 10 1/2 years!

There is an empty place in my heart right now for her. I know many of you know that same feeling, having experienced the same thing. This is the third dog we have had, and now miss, but I know they are out there together somewhere chasing squirrels!

I hope you will check back tomorrow, as I have some fun things to share!

18 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

Oh Judy I'm so very sorry to read about your sweet beagle, you are in my heart.

Shelly said...

Hugs Judy, been thinking about you this week..........

Anonymous said...

Hugs honey.... I prayed for you guys last night. Stacy

Sue said...

Oh I am so sorry!

Lori Barnett said...

I love my pets and animals....so it broke my heart to read about your baby :( So sorry. {hug}

nancy said...

She was the KA-WEEEEEEN! What a sweet baby- I'll miss her lots! Roll on some squeaky toys, Zuh-zie!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

{{{{Judy}}}}
Yes, I do understand. I'll be keeping you & your family on my heart for sure.

~Bev

Diane said...

Its very hard to lose a "member" of the family. We had a Golden and a cat that were raised together "Nick and Nack" they were both 12 and we lost them within 3 months of each other. But I have great memories of them both! You were both lucky to have had each other, I will be thinking about you this week!

jayne said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. It is so difficult losing a cherished member of your family. We have 2 dogs, one being a 10 yr old yellow lab and we love them dearly. Cherish the memories.

Doris said...

So sad... I just lost my favorite cat this summer--such a tough decision to make.

Debra said...

Sorry to hear about your beagle. That's a difficult decision to make but it's the right one.

Jennifer said...

Judy
I am VERY sorry to hear about your beagle. You are in my thoughts! Take care...

Sharon in NE said...

I'm so sorry you had to put Dayna to sleep. Although there's comfort in doing the right thing for her, its so hard just the same. Big hug (:)

LeAnne said...

Oh, how sad. You will have many fond & precious memories of her! Thank you for sharing this difficult time in your life! Your Lord's Prayer card will help you through!
LeAnne

sohottstamper said...

Judy, I am sorry about your little lovely beagle. Cherish the memories of 10 1/2 years together!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about you having to put your baby to sleep, we also have been thru having to make that hard decision. Our Vet. said that most people make the mistake and let them suffer because they don't want to let go, you have made the right choice. My heart goes out to you. Just saw your Ireland slide show, it was beautiful.

Linsey said...

Judy, thank you so much for picking me for this award. I am honored and touched and I'm also so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Dayna. I have my own beagle baby and I can't even imagine not having her to bring joy into my life daily. I'm sending you a big cyber {{{HUG}}} now. luv ya and extra prayers go out to you now xoxoxo

Michelle Adams said...

Oh Judy, I am just reading this for the first time today. I am so very sorry for your loss. As the parent of a rescued Golden Retriever who passed away from lymphoma 5 years ago (and I STILL feel the pain), my hear just goes out to you. (((Big Hugs))), Michelle