per amica silentia lunae

or, across the ferny brae with the evil voodoo celt

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Mighty Anubis, Guardian of the Gate
Faithful companion of the soul, hear me.
Wepauwet, Lord of Dogs, hear me.
Bran and Sceolang, Hounds of Fionn, hear me.
Blessed St. Roch, patron saint of dogs, hear me.


Accept Your child Molly Hale-Bopp into your presence. Heal her, bring her peace, lead her to the Land of Youth where there is no pain, where there are always good smells and sticks and petting and everything she wants. Anubis, she was a bandanna-wearing dog, just like you...

For us, she was the best dog in the world. Let that be known through all the worlds.



So, I woke up this morning to let the dogs out and feed Brutus, and there were splashes of blood all over the place in the living room and the dining room. Molly was collapsed by the kitchen; though she woke up when I touched her, she seemed weak in the back yard, and was still bleeding a bit from her behind...

Of course, her vet anxiety made her perk up a bit when she was there, but monsteralice and I just knew. Anything, anything at all we were likely to do would just stave off the inevitable, if it worked at all. And next time we might wake to find her dead, or crying in pain, or in a place where we couldn't help her. It was time, and the vet agreed with us.

It wasn't as much of a surprise as with Shadow... she was slowly drifting downwards, and the Addison's disease was a constant stress, even with the delicate balance we'd achieved. But gods, it still hurt. We held her as the vet and her assistant made the injections, all of us crooning that she was a good dog, a good girl... all of us crying.

And now she's gone, and there's another hole in our lives, in our hearts. But five years ago we thought we'd lost her, and when we picked her up from South Paws on that cold December day, and she wagged her tail and we stroked her silky ears, it was the best Yule gift we'd ever gotten. Every day, every minute of the past five years with her was a gift.

We called her "Molly Hale-Bopp" because she came to us when the comet was in the sky... and now she's gone. I hope we see her again.

I am so sorry to hear about another loss so close to the first. Hugs to you and to MonsterAlice.

thanks for the hugs and sympathy...

*hugs* So hard with the last one so recent.

Yes... thanks for the hugs and sympathy...

Oh, Hugh, I'm so sorry - my heart goes out to you and S. To have to deal with a decision like that twice now in the past month, I can't even imagine.

I never knew she had a last name - that's kind of cool, I like the idea of her now cosmically catching a comet by the tail. :)

thank you for the sympathy...

Oh no... Oh, I'm so, so sorry.

thank you for the sympathy...

Oh, not Molly! I've heard so much about her over the years....

I am very, very sorry for your loss, especially so soon after you lost Shadow. I have no doubt, though, that she knew just how good a girl she was, and how much you loved her and have loved her over all these years. {{{{{{hugs}}}}}}

thanks for the hugs and sympathy...

thank you for the sympathy...

thanks for the hugs and sympathy...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I first met Molly at a chick nite over at Val and LTC's townhouse probably about 10 years ago. She was a big playful dog and I do remember her bandana. *hugs* to both of you.

thanks for the hugs and sympathy...

I'm really sorry. Hugs to you and monsteralice.

thanks for the hugs and sympathy...

{{{{HUGS}}}}

Writing a HUG feels so inadequate, but is all I can offer. There are no words. Only thoughts of love.

thanks for the hugs and sympathy...

it's not inadequate. it means a lot...

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thanks for the hugs and sympathy...

What a tough week for the two of you.... what lucky animals to have such caring caretakers and friends.

thank you for your kind words and sympathy...

Oh, that's so sad. She was such a wonderful friend and protector. I don't know what to say.

Here's Mel-
Not my special dog friend MISS MOLLY HALE-BOPP!!!

I have fond memories of her accompanying us to Beach Blanket Beledi 1997. Her "driveby barking" made her a memorable road trip companion. Somewhere at a stop light around Virginia Beach, with our windows down in the mellow October air, a motorist next to us was prompted to say, "Nice dog." Even strangers knew her specialness.

And I remember that time I was preparing to leave your house and she acted up to divert my attention from leaving. She draped herself on her back across my lap, doing her best Dead Jesus/Pieta pose. She knew the power of silliness. There will never be another soul like her, and I'm sorry she had to leave you so soon after Miss Shadow. I have just placed a photo of her on my altar with candles burning in her memory. I will miss her and I will always remember her sweetness.

thank you for your sympathy, and thank you Mel for your memories...

Hugs to you both. Much sympathy and wishing you peace.

thanks for the hugs and sympathy and good wishes...

I'm very sorry for your loss.

May Lord Anpu take her in and guide her safely to the fields of Aaru.

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