Thursday, January 24, 2013

Goodbye Beau

This is a post that I have been avoiding for months now, but I feel like the blog is incomplete without it. In October we lost our beloved Beau.

He was happy and healthy up to his last day and declined very rapidly after a seizure. There was nothing the vet could do as his little body was literally filled with cancer and bleeding internally. We had to say goodbye. I was able to be with him in his last minutes & he was as sweet as ever.

The first few weeks were incredibly difficult. Collin missed him terribly and often cried. Mommy cried too. Grace ran around the house looking for him & daddy even admitted to being a little sad.

One time while we were out shopping Collin all of a sudden got excited and said, "maybe when we get home Beau Beau will be back!!"

It has gotten easier now, all the doggie toys, food dishes, and other reminders have been donated, but we still talk about him & miss him.

The house is so quiet now, especially when son travels & the babies are sleeping. Beau was my shadow, my first baby, and my only friend when I first moved to Florida 9 years ago.

I don't think we will get another dog anytime soon. Beau would be a very tough act to follow.

I am so happy to have had such a wonderful pet & thank God for the blessing of Beau in our lives!