Saturday, August 8, 2009

Crappy news

Sorry I haven't posted much lately, but it's been a crappy week. I'm still buried in hundreds of unanswered emails from my business trip as well as multiple projects due.

But worst of all, my beloved dog Gypsy, who has been getting skeletally thin lately, was diagnosed with lymphoma. So now we need to put this enormous and beautiful six-year-old Great Pyrenees/Irish Wolfhound cross down. We're all heartbroken.

Damn damn damn.


  1. I'm sorry to hear that about Gypsy. It's a hard decision. My condolences.

  2. I'm sorry, Patrice. I know how hard it is to loose one of the furry members of family too. She's a beautiful dog.

  3. This is the only post on your blog & writings at WND that I didn't enjoy reading.

    One of our three dogs has been battling Mast Cell tumors for almost four years and her time is coming soon, so I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a good friend.

    I'm very sorry.

  4. Patrice, I am so sorry for what you and your family are about to go through. We had to go through this last summer and the spring before that. In both cases we let our beautiful girls go WAY too long because we just couldn't stand to see the light go out of their eyes. Their mind was still willing but their body gave up. Have Don build her a box, then pick out a beautiful spot that she wont be in the way or disturbed. But Please, Please don't make her suffer too long while you are finding the strength to do what has to be done. It will only hurt her. Wait a short time and get another puppy. You wont forget Gypsy or love her less but it will make it easier. I still miss my Katie and Maddie dearly (as I sit here typing and crying just thinking about it), but N'Tasha and Aimme are a blessing that makes it so much easier. Hug the girls for us, they are going to need it. Good Luck.

  5. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your kind thoughts and condolences regarding Gypsy. We have our ten-year-old nephew visiting, and we've decided to wait until he leaves before putting Gypsy down (the poor kid doesn't need to see us sobbing any more than we already have). We've chosen a week from tomorrow (Tues 8/18) as the date with the vet.

    Meanwhile I've put the word out for a replacement puppy. If anyone knows of a Pyrenees/cross (lab, retriever, wolfhound, etc) female puppy available in the NE Washington/
    Idaho panhandle / NW Montana region, let me know.


  6. I am so grateful to God for giving us furry critters that bring so much joy and company to our lives. Best wishes through this tough time.


  7. I wish when God made our precious little pets, he would have made them to live at least as long as we do. I guess Adam and Eve messed that up too! Sorry to hear about your precious dog.