To all our dear friends - I wanted to let you know that we had to let our little boy Remy go on December 28, 2010.
He woke up Christmas morning and was very sick - he did not eat, drink or move all day. We thought it might be something he ate but started looking and acting better . By Tuesday we could tell there was something wrong and took him to his vet, Dr. Craig Meyer of Lake Travis Animal Hospital . Dr. Meyer is the best vet we EVER had. He would spend up to 2 hours with us during an appointment when we were trying to figure out why Remy was having trouble walking when his DM started. He spent 2 hours yesterday with us making sure we were not overlooking any possibilty that could help Remy. I know some might say it's because he's charging by the hour - but that's not the case - he really cares about his furry patients and the people who love them!
Dr. Meyer said that sometime in the past few months, Remy had developed a tumor that developed very aggressively. Dr. Meyer said that it was to the point now that it was pressing on his bladder and that was why he was having trouble. He said that he had less than a week and was concerned because if the tumor ruptured, he would bleed to death and it would be very painful. We always thought the DM that caused his lower spine and back legs not to work would be what he would succumb to. Just last week Remy and I were out on the back deck playing ball and he was running around chasing the ball in his cart - so happy to be outside playing in the warm weather.
We kept him that night and in the morning took him to let Dr. Meyer put him to sleep. Dr. Meyer offered to come to the house but could not do that until later in the day. Remy did not look good this morning and we could see he was telling us it was time.
As you know, Remy was "our little boy". We always knew this day would come and when it did, it would be very hard on both of us. It's worse than I thought. We miss him terribly, but know we did the right thing so that he did not suffer.
Alot of people would say "he's just a dog" but he wasn't that to us.
Our house is very quiet and it does not feel right to not have him here.
Thanks for being a part of his happy life!
Karen, Rob & Remy Martin of Travis, the Sweetest Pea in the Pod!
Thank you for sharing your story. My heart goes out to you. My 11 year old corgi girl, Nora Lee, passed away this past October. The sense of loss is beyond measure, but I take comfort in picturing her with her corgi peers. Remy has many, many friends to comfort him and I hope that you find comfort in the support here. The kind words helped me tremendously.
Wishing you a peaceful New Year...
Thanks Heather! Your little Nora Lee was so precious. She loved playing ball just like my little Remy - 24/7/365 if you would let them! They loved life and us and are waiting for us to again play ball when we get to the Bridge. Thanks for your words of comfort - hug little Sammy for me tonight!
I just realized Mauser and Remy went across the Bridge with MaGuire. We had a 9AM appointment at the Vets on December 28th and I didn't know how it was going to turn out, but didn't look good. I had said my Good Byes to MaGuire ahead of time - just in case. And I told him several times, "Remember what I said". And since we are all crying by now, has anyone read the poem called "I Loved You Best"?? I'll include it, but it's tough to read.
So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you'll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.
I will go on, I'll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.
There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
will remember well all you've taught.
Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this...I loved you best.
I don't know about the others, but I cry alot if it's quiet or if I'm talking about him. Doesn't matter. And every time I read that poem. You are right - too many crossing lately. Thanks to everyone because knowing I'm not the only one does help!!! I've been medicating with dark chocolate:)
OK Amy, here I go again. :'(
That is an amazing poem; I'll be saving it.
I think I'll pass on the chocolate or the wine...pass the scotch!