Six Word Saturday…

 

Once again, thanks to Cate at http://www.showmyface.com for hosting this meme.  Hop over to her place and join in the fun!  Unfortunately, my six words today are sad ones…

…..Sadly bidding my faithful companion farewell 😦

My old dog, Hobbs, is dying…  He is in the final stages of heartworm disease.  He’s not eating at all, and each breath is labored.  He can only walk a few steps.  I’ve watched him progressively grow worse with each passing day lately.  I know his time is near. 

Hobbs was an old dog when I adopted him from the animal shelter six years ago.  He already had heartworm disease then, and treatment wasn’t an option.  He was such a kind a loving dog, I just had to rescue him.  He’d been at the shelter for a while, and was on the “to be euthanized” list when I adopted him.  I’ve had six wonderful years with him, and I wouldn’t change a thing.  They’ve been good years, and we’ve had lots of good times together.

Hobbs has been the best dog that I’ve ever had.  He’s been my grateful, gentle, loving, loyal companion for the past six years.  Every time I’d return home, Hobbs was always there to greet me when I got out of the car.  He’d wag his tail, and try so hard to talk!  Anytime that I went outside, Hobbs was always there beside me.  Hobbs even “mothered” two puppies that I adopted after I adopted him, something male dogs never do.

There are two things that I will always remember about Hobbs…the first thing is how he loved to dig holes–especially beside my car!  The other thing is  how  he always layed down to eat.  I’ve never seen a dog lay down to eat until I met Hobbs.  Hobbs even taught one of the puppies that he “mothered” to lay down when he eats, too.

I checked on Hobbs last night before bed, and Ethan, one of the dogs that he helped “mother” (and the one who lays down to eat) was there with him.  It brought tears to my eyes.  I know that Hobbs will be missed by Ethan, too.

It’s hard to say goodbye, and to let Hobbs go, but I know that his time has come.  Go rest in peace, my faithful friend…

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  1. Such a beautiful dog and so sad , Goodbyes are hard. Thinking of you so much. {{HUGS}}
    Caroline

  2. So sorry! Your doggy is beautiful.

  3. ~a beautiful one indeed…it is never easy to say goodbye…sending you comfort and peace within…i am sorry…blessings upon you~

  4. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about such a beautiful dog…
    You take care now. I am so sorry … be strong for Hobbs.

    Happy Saturday! Have a truly blessed weekend! Mine is here hugs shakira

  5. It is so hard to say goodbye to these most loyal of friends. My heart goes out to you.

  6. Hobbs was a handsome doggie. I am so sorry for your loss Kathy! I know your heart is sad. I am so glad that you adopted him 6 years ago and gave him a good life. In return you were blessed with a companion and friend.

    We had our dog Poco for 12 years and then he died and we missed him so much. He holds a special place in our hearts too.

    I know you will remember him fondly. Hobbs loved you too… and he wouldn’t want you to be sad for too long.

    Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  7. I am so sorry to here about your faithful companion. I am the owner of six dogs, one has heartworms. He too is getting older and slower. I love my dogs so much and dread the day he gets to the end of his road.
    My prayers are with you and Hobbs.

  8. How sad, but what wonderful memories you have. He filled a special place in your life that will always warm and brighten your heart in dark times.

  9. What a beautiful tribute to your friend. My German Shepherd, Buck, also lies down when he eats. Always has since he was a pup. So cute.

    My heart goes out to you. But your boy had six wonderful years that he would not have otherwise had without your loving care. Bless you and take care.

  10. That’s too bad. But at least you know that you gave him a chance. That beautiful dog had much life left in him when you got him.

  11. Must be hard so sorry

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  12. I am so sorry….. (((((((hugs))))))

    Have you seen Rainbow Bridge? Someone gave it to us when we lost our long-time companion and I loved it… http://www.rainbowbridge.org/

    (((((hugs)))))

  13. So sorry about Hobbs. What a beautiful pup! We lost our cat, Patch, last month. She lived to be 15 years young!

  14. I have a 15 year old lab that we NOW have named our son after- so I get the love you can have for an animal 😉 Well, Happy belated Friday Follow … stop by my place when you can!


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