The Crew - Miss Fabulous, Lil Bro, Big Sis and Mr. Man

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Good-Bye My Furry Friend

Feb. 1994 ~ September 26, 2009

Saturday September 26 we had to make one of lifes difficult decisions. Our miniture yorkie, Lil Bob, had to be put to sleep. He was 15 and a half years old. We have had him for more than 13 years, since we bought our first home. He was with us before the children started arriving.

Dad was with him the whole time and it was very peaceful. He just went to sleep. The vet was kind and supportive and said that Lil Bob had a good long life and was well loved. What else can we hope for for man's best friend?

Needless to say yesterday was a difficult day for Mom and Dad, but life with kids with special problems doesn't stop because we're sad. We have to suck it up and suck it in because we don't want little ones to go spiraling downward piggy backing on our saddness. It's days like that when I just really wish there was a pause button on mental illness. Pause - okay Miss M none of your stuff today Mom and Dad aren't really up to dealing with it. Pause - okay Mr. C no OCD and Asperger's Disorder today Mom and Dad are sad about our long time furry friend passing away.

Sigh* there is no such button.


jessica bear said...

Aw, I'm so sorry about Bob...Dave's stepmom, Kathy, just lost her beloved yorkie of 15+ years a couple of months ago as's so hard-they become an integral part of your family...(((Hugs)))

Mom 4 Kids said...

I remember Kathy's little yorkie from when we visited at their house in VA Beach years ago. Please tell her I'm sorry to hear it! They do become our fur babies and a part of the family. Thanks!