Lydia Underfoot Oldencia, June 2008 - October 2009

It's a sad day. Our dog of 1 year and a bit had to be euthanized. Please if you disagree don't comment, I don't care what you think, this was a choice that was already hard to make. I really fell in love with this dog, she was so sweet and happy. Even when she wasn't feeling well she would try to make me happy. She had a blockage in her small intestine that wouldn't pass in either direction and we could not afford to get it fixed. Our children come first and with the slow season in housing, hubby's work could be way less, and that money was just not available. It sucks and I hate it, I miss her already. I will miss her 15 minute crazy runs and her click clacking nails on the linoleum. I will miss her being so good as I trimmed and dremeled her toe nails to make her look pretty. I'll miss her hair everywhere and her way she looked at you with her loving very expression-filled eyes. She was a wonderful dog and I miss her so much and I hate that I couldn't do  her. I love you Lydia, enjoy the Summerlands.


  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. You did what you had to do and shouldn't worry what others think. She was obviously very loved.

  2. You shouldn't worry what other people think. You do what you can do best. Our Mini Schnauzer swallowed something from the garbage a few days before Christmas last year. When the vet told me it was some string, I was so guilty that he swallowed my yarn! We were close to having to decide whether to pay for the $2000 surgery when luckily, the barium they gave him for another xray pushed the blockage along and he was able to pass it out and it was not string nor yarn! I love Chip so much, but I'd be lying to not admit that I was wondering how much sock yarn I can get for $2000!! :)

  3. Aww honey. I know you did what was right for everyone involved. Sending you mucho love ♥♥♥ and (((hugs))). Wish I could be there in person to deliver them.

  4. So sorry to hear Lydia is off to play in the Summerlands. The loss of a furry friend is always hard. The pictures really captured her sweetness.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear that. Lobo tried to eat a porcupine last week and we were very thankful that we could afford to make that choice, but there have been times when we would have had to. My heart goes out to you and yours.

  6. Oh,my..... I am so sorry. Please don't feel judged. It was your choice..... no one can be in your shoes but you.

    Aw.... I have tears for your fur baby.

  7. After reading your post - and the comments - I have to pause to blink away the tears in order to type.
    DH's dog went over two years ago - a liver lump and she was 13 years old and there was no guarantee that an operation would work.
    (But that is just rationalizing the third side of the equation, which was no available money.)

    That night, I realized I had never spent a night with DH without another beating heart/breathing body in the house. It was some time before we both stopped hearing those toenails on the hall floor; and paused when going outside to let her squeeze by us.

    Apparently it does get better - but I'm still waiting,

  8. You did the right thing. You have a beautiful puppy, and I'm sure she appreciates all the years of love and care. Screw other people and their theoretical morals. Let them deal with their own crises.