Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Space-Occupying Tumour

That’s what the vet called it, which struck me as triumph of technical communications.  Even through the sadness I could appreciate how those three words evoked a powerfully descriptive and explanatory image. No further words needed, which was good because there was no time to lose.

beautiful tilley

“She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.  You are her life, her love, her leader.  She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart.  You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.”    

I like to think that I was, Tilley Bear. 

9 comments:

Daun said...

Love to you and David, dp.

AareneX said...

Hang in there, gal. Y'all are in our thoughts.

EvenSong said...

Such a sweetie! My thoughts are with you guys.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Oh that's so sad. Thinking of you and your family. She looks like a real sweetheart, and I'm sure she had a wonderful life with you and loved you as much as you loved her.

Dreaming said...

I am sad for you and your loss, but glad to know that your Tillie was so loved. When we love an animal we know when to let them go, peacefully and with dignity.

allhorsestuff said...

Oh so sad Sara!
She is so lovely !I know that there will be a space-occupying hole now too...hang in and remember her sweetness~
XO
KK

Black Jack's Carol said...

I'm so sorry. I had missed this sad news until I saw your comment on Jean's blog. What a time this has been for both of you! My thoughts are with you.

oregonsunshine said...

I am so sorry, dp! We lost our Freya just as we crossed the Georgia line just a couple weeks ago. It was sudden and unexpected. There is a giant hole in our lives now without her.

I can't imagine losing her and any of the others too in such a short time. My heart goes out to you and David in this sad time. (((HUGS)))

Brandy said...

Wow. I know Tillie had a GREAT life with you. We will all miss her silly face and perking ears.

Sigh, a rough year, no? Hugs.