Ben and Soots

by Kim

March 11th 2014 is a day I won't forget in a very long time. It's the day I had to put to sleep my 2 loyal and loving dogs, Ben and Sooty. They just turned 12.

Ben's hip dysplasia just got worse, and he was dragging his hind legs. I could see he was now struggling. His sister Sooty was unwell during the weekend. She had a fluid buildup in her belly and couldn't walk.

The vet said the kindest thing I could do was have them put to sleep, so today was the dreaded day. I sat with them both, holding them close, while the vet did the injection and was all over in seconds.

They were very loyal and much loved. I miss them both so much. It was the worst day of my life today. The house feels empty without them here. I keep expecting them to come walking in to see. me I can still see their faces looking at me before they went to sleep.

I kissed them both and told them I loved them and I was so sorry to be doing this. My heart is broken. I hope they forgive me.

Rest in peace, my babies, until we meet again at the rainbow bridge. Forever in my heart, always and forever.

Love always, Mum xxxxx

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Ben and Soots
by: kim

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments. They really meant a lot to me at this sad time.

My Heart Goes Out to You
by: Jay

Kim, I am so, so sorry for what you had to go through. To lose 2 dogs at once has to be unbearable. I lost it when I had to put my old girl down for the hip thing/incontinence in Oct 2012. But 2 dogs! I wish I could reach out and console you and hug you.

I can't even imagine such a horrible thing to happen. I wish I could leave my email on here for you to write to me if you'd like a shoulder, but I know I can't. Just know that my heart is with you, and even though the hurt is so recent, I hope that you can adopt another dog that needs you as much as you need him/her.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kim. Don't think they won't forgive you, as there isn't anything more forgiving than a dog. I imagine they are close by, watching over you right now.

Sending hugs and love to help your heart start to heal, although I know it will be a long time til you feel like yourself again. From one dog lover to another...

Your Babies
by: Nilza

My heart goes out to you! Your babies know it was hard for you. They are playing and in no discomfort. May God walk with you during this time.

Your Babies
by: Nilza

My heart goes out to you! Your babies know it was hard for you. They are playing and in no discomfort. May God walk with you during this time.

Rainbow Bridge
by: Ed

My heart broke too, reading your tribute, Kim.

I know how hard it was to send my girl Co Co home to God's green fields. I can't even imagine how you must feel having to lose both of your beloved companions at the same time.

Take comfort knowing their Earthly sufferings are over, and that they are home with God, happy and healthy for all eternity.

You will see them again. Trust me when I tell you that they will come back and visit from time to time. It sounds "crazy" I know, but Co Co has been back a few times. I've "smelled" her scent in the house more than once, and a couple of times I heard the distinct sound of her dog tags ringing against her metal water bowl.

Again, I'm so, so sorry for your tremendous loss. I wish you peace and healing during this unbelievable pain.

God Bless you.
Ed in Denver

Ben and Soots
by: Dorothy

I feel your pain. I had to put my dog Zoli to sleep. It was the hardest decision to make. My heart goes out to you!

Their spirit lives on in the house and will always be in your heart.♥

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