Monday, March 02, 2009

Good bye

Our wonderful dog Androculese passed away suddenly last night. He was 10 years old and we have no idea what happened. He came in from outside and laid down and then could not get up. Bob had to carry him to the car to take him to the emergency vet. He had a seizure there and some of his labs were abnormal. No signs of poisoning so it was something endocrine or a brain tumor? He died an hour an a half after we woke up to take him outside.
It happed in the middle of the night so I did not tell Spencer before school. He did not need to be upset all day. The little ones were sad and said they would miss him.
Spencer came home from school and Caden ran out to the bus and told him "our dog died". I could not believe it. Spencer didn't believe him and I had to tell him it was true. He burst in to tears and cried for 5 or 10 minutes. Then a few more times throughout the evening he would start to cry. He said he is really going to miss him this summer when we go swimming. Androculese spent the whole summer in the pool chasing balls and pulling the kids around when they grabbed on to him.
We are still in shock and will miss him terribly.
We had to put our 17 year old cat Piphy to sleep last spring so this has been a really hard year with pets. She was the sweetest siamese cat you would ever have seen.
This is the first time in my life I have had no pets and it just feels so strange.
We told the kids that Androculese was in Heaven and they started asking questions like...........where is Heaven and how do you get there. Sydney answered that one and told them that you walk to Heaven on a rainbow. I thought that was just SO SWEET.
They were mad at God when Piphy died though. I told them that she was in Heaven with God and they said that God needed to get his OWN cat and give ours back.

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