Posts Tagged ‘pets’

Long time no see. Sorry for the recent lack of updates, but life has been a real whirlwind for us lately. We recently moved into a bigger/nicer place, and to update the Kitty Chronicles, all the kitties (and Ozzy!) have been getting along wonderfully. No more separating the cats to avoid rage-fueled mini-tornadoes of fur and teeth and claws. 🙂

Unfortunately, with this good news comes some hard news. Jack, our resident senior kitty, isn’t going to be with us for much longer. The vet told us he didn’t have much time left, and for us to watch for a decline in his quality of life, and unfortunately that time has come. We made a difficult (but what we view as the most humane) decision, and have made an appointment with the vet to have him peacefully put to sleep. He will be missed dearly, and things just won’t be the same without him.

It has been a very emotional process, but today as I broke down, I had two fuzzy friends to help lift my spirits. I was sitting on the floor and just started sobbing when Ozzy and Bailey quickly took notice. Ozzy was immediately at my side, resting his paw on my leg and offering comfort. Bailey slid under the kitchen chairs a moment later and joined me at my other side. They both stayed with me until I had finished crying and pulled myself together, and even then Ozzy wouldn’t budge until he was 100% sure I was alright. It was such a sweet moment, and honestly at that point in time, I don’t think anything else could have cheered me up more. It really goes to show that sometimes you don’t need to say anything to comfort someone, you just have to be there.

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We couldn’t resist sharing this adorable and hilarious video we found. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did! 🙂

Romeo smiling over a cheeseburger.

Romeo smiling over a cheeseburger.

Few things in life match the heartache of losing a beloved pet. The bond we share with our animal companions is something we cherish, and it’s something that becomes so engrained in our daily lives that when the time comes, it is hard to imagine life without them. I was so touched today when I saw a news article about a terminally-ill boxer named Romeo, and his bucket list. I’d heard of people having these sorts of lists before, but never had I heard of an animal having one, and I must say, the idea was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes.

Diagnosed with bone cancer, Romeo was given just months to live. The news was tragic, but Romeo’s owners decided that there was time to cry after their friend was gone, and set out to make sure Romeo got to spend his remaining days doing the things that would make him happiest.

So, what sort of things made Romeo’s bucket list?

  • Going for a joy ride in not just a cop car, but also a fire truck.

  • A variety of meals any dog would be happy to have, like a McDonald’s cheeseburger, steak dinner, and breakfast in bed to name a few.

  • A fun day at a pub with his owner.

  • Made a donation to an animal shelter.

  • Enjoyed a massage.

  • And more!

Dying Dogs Bucket List

If you’d like to learn more about Romeo and his loving owners, here’s a fantastic video and article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/dog-bucket-list-boxer-romeo_n_5106333.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl23|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D462283

Thanks to this article, I am inspired to do the same when the time comes for my own pets. It is always hard when you must say goodbye to a loved one, but I think doing something like this is a wonderful way to really celebrate your pet’s life and create lasting memories that you will hang on to forever.

Sleepy boys.

Sleepy boys.

Ha! The face says it all.

Ha! That face says it all.