Friday, April 25, 2008

Last good bye with Duke.

Last good bye with Duke.
Originally uploaded by Virgi.

Last night Duke was just not doing good. So after about 2 hours of saying good bye and crying we just went to the vet today.Mianna had called it and said she wanted to put Duke to sleep. I didn't want him to suffer any more. He was showing clear signs of a stroke and was not very responsive or active at all. He wouldn't eat or take his meds. Around 3:30 today we put him down. Mianna didn't want to be in the room, but stayed with him and held him as he passed. The water works have been off and on all day. Mianna is at her friends house trying to keep her mind off of it.We cleaned the house and so there is no evidence of Duke around.I'll print as many pictures and make and album for her.We are having him cremated and need to buy an urn to put his ashes in.We had Duke for 17 years.


Ingrid said...

Oh Virgi, I'm so sorry. He is at peace now and no longer suffering. You did the best thing you could for him.

The place where we had Hobbes cremated gave use his ashes in a cedar box with a lock on it. I opened it to look inside and his ashes were sealed in a metallic bag so it wouldn't get everywhere. I'm sure most cremation places offer something similar.

Hugs to you all.

Dee said...


I am so sorry. I'm in tears after reading your posts. What a difficult thing to go through, and Ingrid is right, he is at peace now and is no longer suffering.