June 11, 2006

Goodbye Caesar

The time has come to let our dog Caesar return to the earth. He is too ill to continue on. He isn't eating, he isn't drinking and he is in pain. At 2pm our time, about 45 minutes from this posting, the Veternarian will come.

My younger son, the Agent, was able to say goodbye. My older son, we had hoped he could hold out long enough for him to say goodbye as well, but there isn't time left.

We should have made the decision sooner. We waited too long...But I really didn't know. It is so hard to know the right time to let a pet go.

Posted by Rachel Ann at June 11, 2006 10:20 AM | TrackBack

My condolences. I had to do that with my 16YO cat earlier this year, and wonder when it will be time for my 15YO dog. It's never easy.

Posted by: Joe the Troll at June 12, 2006 07:36 PM

Thanks Joe,

I've been crying on and off all day. They are so much a part of the family...I'm sorry about your cat, and I hope your dog lives on a good number of years yet...what kind of dog is he?

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 12, 2006 07:51 PM

The best kind.....Heinz 57. What about Ceasar?

BTW... that sounds like one hell of a cat you've got there. I'll be getting new kitties soon.

Posted by: Joe the Troll at June 12, 2006 08:52 PM

Caesar was a Basset Hound...
I had a Heinz 57 growing up...
Kitties are cute...but oh! So much trouble. We do need to find homes for two of them...Want an Israeli cat?

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 12, 2006 09:01 PM

Well, I live in New Mexico, so getting them here might be a problem.

BTW, I don't know what :-P means. I hope my teasing didn't offend.

Posted by: Joe the Troll at June 12, 2006 09:29 PM

I cried when I read your post.

It's tough saying goodbye to an old friend.

Posted by: julia at June 13, 2006 06:31 PM

Thanks Julia

I keep crying. I keep thinking he is about. I feel guilty, because there were things that fit the "if only I had known" but I didn't...but I couldn't have hoped to extend his life too much longer. Still, it is so hard to believe he isn't with us anymore....

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 13, 2006 07:19 PM

I am so sorry, Rachel.

At least he isn't in pain any more, but I know it is so hard.

My condolences to you and your family.

Posted by: Anne at June 13, 2006 10:38 PM
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