Wednesday, 17 June 2015

GOODBYE JOK

Sometimes I just feel like my life is one big bag of bad luck.
My hubby and I went away for a great weekend together. Just the 2 of us. Relax, talk & enjoy dinner. It was great. BUT when we returned home our beloved 16 yo retriever didn't come and greet us. It was dark and cold so we thought he was just comfy in his kennel.
Next morning I was running late and as I left he just looked at me. He is nearly blind and deaf so doesn't recognise us sometimes. Once again I got home when it was dark. He was still in his kennel.
I had a nice juicy steak for him but he stayed in is kennel. Very unusual. I went over thinking he might be stuck and pulled him out. The poor boy couldn't stand up. His hips had failed and he just laid there. Didn't whimper or anything. It was so sad. I'm not sure if he had been there since late Saturday or not..
Luckily my local vet was just closing when I rang and they stayed open for me.,he had to be lifted into the car and the vet had to help me carry him inside.
Unfortunately there was nothing that could be done so we had to have him put down.
The tears are still flowing....

GOODBYE JOK

22 comments:

  1. How sad. You have had Jok for such a long time, there is a lot of shared family history there. So good that you managed to keep him comfortable until the end even though he was blind and deaf.

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  2. This surely has to be the last 'downer' for you Jo - you have had more than any one should have to cope with in recent years. Thinking of you at yet another sad time.

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  3. I am so sorry Jo. Dogs are such loyal and loving pets. They just love unconditionally.

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  4. That is so breaking to read! I have a dog who is getting up there in years as well. I know that day is coming and it upsets me to think about it. Dogs are such a wonderful family addition. They are more like our kids than a pet. Hugs to you and your family for the loss of a beloved family member.

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  5. big hugs Jo .... it is always so hard to say goodbye to our furry family members ... so very hard ... huge hugs ...

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  6. So sorry for your loss, Jo.
    Hugs for you all

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  7. Oh the poor ol' guy....I have tears in my eyes for your loss. Hugs!

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  8. Oh the poor ol' guy....I have tears in my eyes for your loss. Hugs!

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  9. So sorry Jo for your loss ,the cycle of life can be tuff at times.He will live on in your heart with loving memories xx

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  10. Oh Jo I know just how you feel.So sad to say goodbye to family pets.

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  11. no, don't think that Jo, Jok lived to a very good age and I am sure he had a great life where he was loved.
    He looks like he was a handsome boy. It's hard to make those decisions and say farewell.
    hugs to you.

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  12. So sorry Jo, I grieve for you, we lost our wonderful 16 year old Golden Retriever Toby a couple of years ago,we miss him still.
    Hugs R.

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  13. So sorry to hear that Jo...I am sure he had a much loved life with your family...they leave a big hole don't they. Thinking of you.
    Xx

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  14. That is so sad Jo. They become such a huge part of our family don't they. Hugs to you

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  15. So sad I bet he had a good life with you though
    Thinking of you

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  16. Oh that is so sad but I am sure Jok had a wonderful like with your family x

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  17. Jo, I am so sorry, it is so sad when our furry family leave us. Thinking of you x

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  18. So sorry to hear about your beautiful dog.

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  19. So very sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a family member, furry or not.

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