Saturday, November 1, 2014

Goodbye sweet girl

Shortly after her arrival, still wearing the animal control collar.
Last Sunday we had to say goodbye to Violet. It was sad and hard.
I wish it had been easier on her - her last few hours involved a frantic drive to the emergency clinic through slow-moving Sunday afternoon traffic. I held her, and tried to soothe her, but to what extent that was at all helpful, who knows.

I wish her death could have been softer - it's hard to be responsible for a sick animal, so hard to try to anticipate the end and ease them into it. But some days are better than others and it's hard to give up hope that tomorrow will better, if you just wait.

It's okay, though, I know we loved her and did the best we could for her while she was with us.
Violet helping Steve with some UX work.


  1. She was a lucky girl to spend her last days in your safe, warm, loving home. It is hard. And harder still to know when to let go & to help them on their way. With time you will feel better about her path. Trust me, I've been there.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Beth :)

  2. so sorry. but you gave her love and warmth, that counts.