Friday was one of the hardest days we have had in a very long time. We had to say goodbye to our precious, Emma.
We found out from her vet that she was indeed experiencing kidney failure and there was nothing that could successfully be done for her especially at her advanced age. We knew that any extreme efforts to prolong her life were selfish and not benefiting her in any way. We were faced with making an extremely difficult choice. At 11:20am on Friday we said our final goodbyes to her and let her go. A friend of ours watched E for us so we could both be with her, it was very much appreciated.
I snapped this photo on Friday morning of my girls.
To some, dogs are just pets and nothing more. To us, Emma was a very important and special part of our family. She spent every day of her 14 years of life with me. She came from a litter of puppies born to my parents dogs. I remember when my sister called me and told me that my puppy had been born. She was my constant companion. She was with me for so many events in my life. Marriage, divorce, marrying Kyle, the loss of my Mom, deployments, the birth of E, and 5 moves. She traveled with us pretty much everywhere we went, including the Grand Canyon.
She was known for her big floppy ears and her snuggles.
She and Fishy were buddies, he loved chasing her and she loved nipping at him.
She was a huge part of our lives and we are devastated that she is no longer with us.
She loved E, and tolerated the constant petting and attempts to give her kisses.
It's been a hard few days adjusting to her not being here but we have so many amazing memories to hang on to. We gave her the best life we could and she was so loved.
Friday was a hard day for our whole family. My sister and her family had to say goodbye to their beloved boxer, Clarence. We know that Emma and Clarence are playing together and not in pain anymore.
We will miss you sweet pups.