Your Pet Loss Stories

'Dianna, Buddy and Klondyke'

by Dianna Petrytus
(Litchfield Park, Arizona)

Today, another day without the Boo, but an even sadder day still. I had to have my 21 year old husky Klondyke put to sleep, she suffered what we can only guess was a stroke yesterday. You see today is like losing my beautiful blue eyed boy Boo (Buddy) all over again. Klondyke was Boo's companion for 17 of his 20 years on this earth, I lost Boo on June 11, 2011. Klondyke never was the same after the Boo left us, but she sure hung in there.

Losing her today is like losing the other half of my heart, I feel like someone has punched a large hole in my chest where my heart should be. I can take pride in knowing that both she and the Boo lived well beyond the Siberian breed standard which is 12 usually 15 tops, he was 20 and she was 21.

I will miss her kisses before feeding her, I will miss her crazy blue/brown eyed face looking at me like what mom? Always a question that seemed only I could answer. I have known for some time that this day was going to happen, and I really thought I had prepared myself. I was wrong dead wrong.

My husband took her to the vet, I was on my way to a doctors appointment and noticed the truck as still out front of the vets office. I walked into the room and my husband said they had already taken her into the back. I couldn't stay. He said the vet brought her back in right after I left, they had given her a sedative, he said she was laying their quietly asleep. He said the vet asked him if he was ready, he said yes. My husband said that she took a deep breath and quietly passed over the bridge to be with the Boo and my Grandpa Thompson who I know will keep my precious babies loved and happy til I can be there myself to take care of them.

Unconditional love they both gave it so freely, they didn't care how much money I did or didn't have, they were my sounding boards when a human would not listen, and they would hear my every word of anguish when the depression set in so bad I tried to take my own life. I can never repay to them the love they gave to me all I can hope is that they know how much I loved them. My heart is so very broken I never have gotten over the grief of losing the Boo, and now losing my KD. This is never going to go away. To my babies, your mama loves you both so much, please know that. I will see you both in my dreams.

Love your earthbound Mom.


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