Our dog is in heaven now

Today was a long day, and I quite can’t go to sleep and have it over with. Today our dog Frank went to doggy heaven. We found out just a few weeks ago he had cancer and while we were trying to be optimistic, and think at least we can have one more summer with him, he just kept getting worse. And this past weekend we realized that soon he would be in such bad pain, and suffer, and we didn’t want him to go through that. He had difficulties drinking, he was drooling constantly and lost weight, we just knew it was time to let go. I know it was the right thing to do. But it doesn’t make me feel any better. Kids have taken this surprisingly well. Unbelievable wisdom from a 5-year-old: “I’m happy for Frank, he is not in pain anymore” earlier today. But tears and crying until finally falling asleep tonight. I’m still stunned, I feel empty, a part of me missing. No other dog will ever be the same as Frank, but someday there will be another dog in our life. I think. I saw the above video on TV tonight – not a good timing I’d say – and started thinking that after all, we did rescue Frank from the Humane Society, and we gave him a life filled with adventure and joy. We gave him everything we could have, and people who know us, know how much we sacrificed for that goofy mutt. He had a good life. I think there will be a day we’ll have another rescue dog. Not to replace Frank, but honor him. There are so many homeless pets, just waiting for us to rescue them. Here are some links, how you can get connected with pets looking for a home in your area if you feel like filling an empty spot in your life. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Chewy Petfinder Purebred Rescue at American Kennel Club World Animal.net 1-800-Save-A-Pet
  1. Oh, Katja, I’m so so sorry. I know what that pain is like as we lost our Copper last August. I will be praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  2. Katja, you are all in my thoughts. You gave Frank such a wonderful, loving family and home, and even at the end you only showed him the love and compassion he always got by being part of your family. I know just how you feel, and my heart is just aching for your family.


  3. Voi etta! Kylla noihin lemmikkielaimiin kiintyy niin taysin kuin omiin lapsiin. Vaikea sanoa hyvasteja. Miten viisaasti sun pikkunen kylla sanoikaan. Just nappiin. Ettei sen tarvi olla kivussa enaa. Mina uskon etta me nahdaan lemmikkimme sitten seuraavassa elamassa. Minkalainen ihana paikka se muka olisi ilman omia rakkaita elaimia!

    Haleja!! Hankkikaa ihmeessa sitten toinen koira kun aika tuntuu oikealta. Todellakin niin paljon elaimia jotka tarvitsevat hyvan kodin. Meidan ystavien koira kuoli yllattaen (juoksi auton alle) ja he eivat ensin meinanneet hankkia uutta. Mutta jo parin paivan kuluessa paattivat etta he tykkaavat kun on koira ja hakivat uuden ja on ollut heille niin hyva paatos. Uusi koira oma itsensa. Meilla kaikilla paljon rakkautta jaettavana.

    Jos hankitte uuden koiran niin siitakin koirasta tulee onnekkain koira teidan kodissa sitten.

  4. Olen ihan hirveän pahoillani.

    Ihmeellistä ja ihanaa miten 5- vuotias voi tietää elämästä jo noin paljon ja olla niin isolla sydämellä varustettu, että osaa laittaa Frankin parhaan oman surunsa edelle.

    Aika taitaa olla ainoa, mikä näin syviä haavoja pikku hiljaa parantelee.

    Olet mielessäni,

  5. losing a pet is always painful. Sorry for your loss. We have an older dog Roxy who we are concerned about losing soon (.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear this! I do hope you feel some comfort and peace today…


  7. Katja, I am so sorry. Our pets are our babies,so precious to us. They are so sweet in their innocence and love,one of God’s wonderful creations. It must have been unbelievably hard to let him go. Take care. You all are in our prayers. Love–Donna

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that Frank was your baby, like one of your kids. He is looking down from the doggy heaven for you, where he no longer is in pain.
    I’ll call you tonight,


  9. Otan osaa menetykseenne, rakkaasta lemmikistä on aivan kauhea luopua. En osaa muuta sanoa tähän.
    Lämpöisin terveisin: Sanna A

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