March 22nd 2012 5:28 pm
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So Dad hasn't been feeling well which we all knew would happen. Dad doesn't eat meat and we all know you can't be healthy if you don't eat meat but, he can't seem to grasp that. So Mommy has been doing most of the taking care of us, expect for the cats who love her but, would rather not have anything to do with her. The cats are all about Daddy so he has to take care of them.
Well this morning went the same as always Mom and Dad got ready for work and Dad left us with Mom to finish getting ready. Mom turned the TV on like always for us before she left. (We watch the History Channel when they are gone by the way.) Put the headphones in a place that Missy couldn't get to them because, well Missy will eat them out of boredom. Then gave us our "bye-bye treats" that is what Mom calls them. Well she told us that she is making a roast for dinner tonight and if we didn't destroy the place we could have some. So we were amazing as always.
Mom came home with the fixin's for the roast and let us out but, she didn't seem right to me. She started making the roast and she had tears in her eyes. All the while Dad was mowing the lawn or trying to at least cause, he won't let Mom do it. So Missy and I went over to Mommy and I let Missy smack her with her foot to get her attention. She bent down and hugged us both saying she loved us and then went back to the roast. Well that answer wasn't good enough for us. So we bugged her again and this time she told us what happened. Mommy is a groomer for a living (or torturer in Zoe's words.) well one of Mommy's favorite dogs had to be put to sleep and her owner called to let her know that and to thank her for always being so nice to Mandy (a Westie) and for being her groomer. Now Mommy works with Daddy and Grandma Vickie so all of us started to put together their oddness for today after we heard that. Grandma who didn't want to talk to anyone and Dad who wanted to be alone over it. While Mom being well emotional just cried and worked through it.
Now Mandy was an old girl she was 18 years old and she lived an awesome life. Missy and I got to meet her before so we knew her. She was feisty when it came to her feet. So for Mommy who groomed her last and told Mandy's Daddy that she needed to see a vet feels horrible. Mommy knew Mandy wasn't acting right, I mean she did see her every other week at the same time, Mandy was a regular at the shop and it is her job to let the parents know if there is a change in their pet. So when she didn't show for her appointment this week Mommy started to worry...Mommy's gut feeling was right. I guess Mandy had some issues and the vet said it would be best to let Mandy go. So when Mandy's Dad called to tell Mommy that she just cried on the phone with him and thanked him for giving her the pleasure to meet Mandy and get to know her and she told him that Mandy will be missed by them all.
Missy and I told Mommy that Mandy loved her and wouldn't want her to cry. Even though Mom was paid to torture her she still loved her and Mom needs to remember Mandy in her good days and not her bad. I think Mom got the message because, she is crying less. I just hate seeing Mommy sad and not being able to help her. Missy and I are trying to help out and Mommy thanked us and promised us some roast but, it still bites.
Rest In Peace Sweet Mandy. You will be missed by everyone who met you.
Sorry about Mandy ((hugs))
We're so sorry to hear about Mandy. Hugs and kisses to your pawrents and grandmom!
I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend Mandy. It was quite an accomplishment that she had such a long life. I hope I live 18 years surrounded by the love of my family like Mandy did.
Hugs and kisses,
Thanks guys. Mandy was really lucky to live to be 18 years old. Plus she got to travel to all sorts of places. So I guess she really did enjoy her life, I mean she went to Utah, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Wyoming.
Mommy once had a terrier mix live that long too. I guess terriers must live longer lives due to their feistiness. We all know I am giving her a run for her money with my health issues, clearly I am not related to terrier.
So sorry to hear about your furiend Mandy. Sending lots of hugs to your pawrents and grandmom! xoxoxo
So sorry to hear about Mandy. Sounds like she had a fun-filled life. Her folks will have lots of happy memories.
Huggies to your family being sad over Mandy having to leave.