sail on demeter

by | Thursday, January 21, 2010 |

in the middle of december we took demeter, jewel and dooley to the vet for what we thought would be unremarkable annual check-ups for jewel and demeter and for a recheck of a large laceration carley inflicted on dooley’s flank.  at that point i thought my biggest worry was whether dooley’s butt was going to heal okay.  we walked out of the vet broken-hearted after finding out that demeter had a large mass in her colon and probably a few weeks to live.  an ultrasound a...

heavy hearts

by | Monday, December 21, 2009 |

this is not the post i want to be writing today but sometimes life gets in the way of what we want.  today is astrid’s (seen here most recently) time and we are letting her go peacefully.  this decision of allowing our animals to die with dignity and peace is one that i take very seriously and one that i wish we afforded people.  it is an enormous decision and one that cannot be taken lightly.  when we know the time is coming we agonize over whether we’ll know...

no words

by | Sunday, April 6, 2008 |

on friday owney suffered complications from his previous surgery and died on the operating table. this blog has many posts where i tried to portray the essence of owney but he truly was indefinable.
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