Last week we made the very difficult decision to say goodbye to our puppy dog, Azzy. He might have been 14 but to us he was and always will be 'puppy dog'.
I loved his optimism, checking his bowl first thing each morning just in case he'd missed a bit from the night before or in the hope it had been magically refilled. He wasn't too fussy about his food enjoying fabric, lolly wrappers, tissues, toothbrushes, loaves of bread, Red Skins (very chewy red sweets), and no we didn't deliberately feed him these things he just had a knack for finding them. He loved checking out handbags and the unwary would find him with his nose right at the bottom pushing it around the floor.
When I decided a bit over 6 years ago I needed to lose weight, it was Azzy that dragged me around the hill. He loved the walk (as all dogs do) and so I kept at it each day, simply so I didn't disappoint him. His walking days had been over for the past few months, but my routine was established and I am forever grateful for this.
He loved us unconditionally, as only a pet can, and is greatly missed - even his man-like snoring.
So sorry to hear your news. It is hard to say goodbye to our pets. I will always remember the way our dog looked at us as we left her at the vet for the last time. Sounds like you have many, many good memories.
Posted by: Elyte | November 23, 2011 at 11:40 PM
Hi Marg, Martyn and I are very sorry to hear of your loss...We know you will miss your little mate. Try to keep in mind all the joy he brought to your lives. Maybe your next friendship design could be dog themed for those of us with children who have fur and four legs...Sending you a big hug...Love Martyn and Christine Book...Miss Holly too XXXX
Posted by: Christine Book | November 23, 2011 at 01:42 PM
I will certainly miss him checking out my handbag at Friday Sewing - Oh and his snoring!!
Posted by: Michelle Williams | November 22, 2011 at 07:39 PM
Sad to lose a treasured friend...they add so much to our lives.
Posted by: cardygirl | November 22, 2011 at 07:40 AM
It is an awful decision to make but you know in your heart when the time is right. We recently said goodbye to my beloved labrador and empathise with how you are feeling
Many happy memories always
Love Chris x
Posted by: Chris | November 21, 2011 at 09:49 PM
Bye Azz, you sure were cute
Posted by: Barb Smith | November 21, 2011 at 06:56 PM
I know what you mean about walking..I need to and Rose loves it....it is what keeps me motivated to get out and walk every morning. Thinking of you......sending hugs...xx
Posted by: Lorraine | November 21, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Oh Marg, I'm so sorry. Cavaliers are just the nicest dogs and I always enjoyed reading Azzy's adventures. I'm going outside right now to give our Gus and Katie special hugs. xx to you.
Posted by: Jan | November 21, 2011 at 03:52 PM
Dear Marg, what a sad time for you. Sending you big hugs. RIP Azzy xxx
Posted by: Jo Chandler | November 21, 2011 at 01:29 PM
I will miss Azz too Marg. xxx
Posted by: Sue-Anne | November 21, 2011 at 12:27 PM