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Friday, May 31, 2013

Oswald ..




My husband and I had to put our beloved Oswald down this morning. He went into heart failure. He joins his brother ,Otis. I know Otis met him and walked him over the Rainbow Bridge. Now,I need to be ready to help our grandchildren through this loss....especially Titus.
Oswald was almost 17 years old. So kind,a big heart. He "delivered " our cat's kittens..the mommy cat just "dropped them"..he chewed the sacs and licked them dry and slept in the Mommy box with the cat and kittens.  A wise ,loving dog. We will miss him so.

10 comments:

Jan said...

Loosing a pet is like loosing a child.
Sending you my best hugs to you and your family during this sad time. It does get easier......

Needless to say, this is why we haven't replaced our Maggie since she was put to sleep 20 yrs ago. It was too painful and we still miss her.

Love you, Ann. Take care.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Ann,
OMG!!! So sorry for your family's loss. Your work Oswald with Titus is so beautiful. Oh, he sure must have been a sweetheart♡♡♡ I have a couple of experiences losing my dogs and really hard to overcome...
Thinking about you and your grandchildren.

I have to head for my father, sorry for my short comment. (he is doing fine, just be with him to help him enhance his appetite)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to Calf-sis, xoxo Miyako*

peggy gatto said...

you shared joy for 17 years, wonderful.
Our son just had to put down their dog of 14 years, broke his heart, I am thinking of you and our Simon sends you a wag!

Norma Conway said...

I'm sad for you Ann. I love that you had so many years with him. What a champ he is for the kitten delivery and after birth care. AWESOME!!!! Bless his soul, dear Oswald. N, x

Amy Dayton said...

Thinking of you with love every day. We are such devoted animal lovers ,you & I so I know how much this hurts you and the family.
To loose a good friend is so painful,but to have missed all that love would have been much worse.
Lov & Hugs

Mina said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry. Oswald's soul soars free and his spirit will always live on. I have never known a dog who lived 17 years. It is a testament to the love, nurturing and devotion you two shared. My heart is with you and your beautiful family. Hugging you tightly, Mina

Magic Love Crow said...

I am so sorry Ann! Love you Oswald! Big warm hugs to you and the family! xoxooxxo

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Ann, This just breaks my heart. Oswald sounds like he was a very special fur baby. To take care of those kittens just shows how special he was. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Hugs Lynn

pchickki said...

My dear Ann
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
I don't know what I will do when this happens to our boys. They are like our children and my heart will break.
I guess we just have to be thankful that they were with us as long as they were and feel that they were happy because we loved them so much.
So many animals are mistreated and abused and ignored. Again, sympathy my friend.

Kim said...

Oh Ann, I am so sorry to hear this. Big hugs to you and your family xoxo