Saturday, January 12, 2008

Pinotte - April 6, 1994 to January 12, 2008

Rest In Peace old friend, you will be forever loved and remembered by those whose lives you touched.

Today, we are grieving the loss of Pinotte, our beloved Lhasa Apso, who has been with us for almost 14 years. He waited for me to come back from Japan, probably because he wanted to meet Yoshiko, and then made sure everything was ok with Keita before deciding his time had come. After months of declining health and severe weight loss, he was ready to go. Not one to complain, our Pinotte stopped eating and spent his last few days lying in bed. After a blood test showed complete kidney failure, we made the difficult but necessary decision to have him euthanized and end his suffering. This morning, we took him for his last car ride to the vet and the little guy slipped away quietly while being held and comforted by those who loved him. His suffering is now over, and it is now our turn to suffer the loss of a big part of our family.

Luckily, we had our chance to say goodbye over the last few days, for which we are grateful. Pinotte had a nice, long life, surrounded by people who loved him and catered to his every need. We should all be so lucky.

We'll miss you old friend.


Blogger tatiana said...

Hi...haven't visited in quite some time.... My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your pet. I, too, had to put my beloved Charlie, a 15 1/2 year old kitty I have had since she was just 6 weeks old to sleep this month on January 4th. It is never easy. That said, I am happy you had the chance to say goodbye..... you are in my thoughts.

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