Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Riley is gone

It is with a very sad, heavy and broken heart that I tell you we had Riley put to sleep this morning. Riley just wasn't bouncing back. She still hadn't eaten for over a week and couldn't even keep fluids down. We brought her home last night to see if that would help get her to eat and relax. But no such luck. She was still in a lot of pain, and by 7 this morning, I knew what we had to do.

I know now she won't be in any more pain and she is in a better place. But it still doesn't fill the empty place left in my heart for her.

Thank you to everyone for all the prayers and good thoughts, they kept her here with us a little longer and gave us our chance to say goodbye. She was such a good dog and she was so loved, and she will live on forever in our hearts.

6 comments:

LuvJones said...

So sorry Nancy..she will be watchin over you and miss Fiona!
Luv ya..

Anonymous said...

Nancy I'm so sorry.Even I feel a great loss. Our dogs are a real part of our family.I feel so bad that Mike isn't able to be there to help you through this.Know that I love you and you are always in my prayers.
Mom

The Fry's said...

Awe, Nancy! I am so sorry! I can't say that I relate on the loosing end, but I can definitely understand the love for a pet. Makes me feel so guilty for mine being on the back burner since the baby... I will be thinking of you, hope it gets better soon.

Shannon
(from sb.com)

Adrienne said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. :o( I know how hard it is to lose a furbaby. It's bittersweet, but a good thing that have Riley in lots of pictures and videos. I'm thinking of you!
Adrienne (fancyrr)

Anonymous said...

Nancy, I'm so sorry I didn't get in touch with you when you left the message about Riley...I know how much you loved that dog...We'll talk soon...
Chris

Nina said...

Nancy, my heart cries out for your loss... I certainly know the loss of a loved pet... I think you should scrap that pic of her that is at the bottom of this page.. it is beautiful!