Tuesday, June 22, 2010

RIP Chassis

Sorry I've been MIA today.

This morning, I made the incredibly hard decision to put my dog, Chassis, down.

I'm sad. Very, very sad.

I've tried to take care of myself today - by sleeping when I needed to and reaching out to friends when I needed to. Unfortunately, Joe couldn't be there and this is one of the days where he has to work 14 hours.

So I'm here alone - just like I have been for the past 10 hours.

Have I mentioned that I'm sad?

So, even though it's cheesy - here are a few pictures of the best dog ever (I may be slightly biased):

Chassis as a puppy (probably around 9 weeks old here):

Chassis at 6 months old (and around 100 pounds):

Chassis, Joe, and I in my mom's kitchen over Thanksgiving 2009:

Chassis a few weeks ago when I was supposed to have done a review by a company that rhymes with Schmebreze. They cancelled the review, but I loved this picture because it shows how big she actually was (yes, those are full size bottles of air freshener next to her):

And - one of my favorite pictures of her as a puppy...she eventually grew into those paws. :)


RIP Chassis - May 25, 2005 - June 22, 2010

23 Comments:

fatgirl_vs_world said...

Awww puppy love!! I'm so sorry to hear this. It's always hard to say goodbye to a friend that asks nothing of us more than some food, a belly rub and some love.

McCulley's said...

Such a beautiful girl! So sorry for your loss it is one of the toughest decisions to make we had to put ours down two years ago.

fatty blogsticks said...

she was so beautiful, i am so sorry you had to say goodbye to her.

the pictures reminded me of my dog jesse - a big rhodesian ridgeback, although not as big as chassis! it broke my heart when we had to put her down.

anyway, i feel for you. hope it gets a little easier soon. x

julielopez3 said...

I am so sorry to here of your loss. It is so hard to make that decision about your pet. We had to let our Golden Retriever go 4 years ago and it is still hard to think about. However, I like to think that the are no longer suffering or in pain and waiting on the other side of the rainbow for us.
My thoughts are with you.

TinaM said...

Oh, what a beautiful dog!!! I am so sorry for your loss :(
maybe you don't want to talk about it, but what happened? Was she sick???
Sorry if I'm being to nosey.
I know how hard it is to loose a pet. I agree with julielopez. And that you will see Chassis again one day.
Our pets better be in heaven! Or I'm not going! ;)

Pencil Skirt Bound said...

I am soooo very sorry about losing your dog. I know exactly that feeling of sadness! It's so terrible! I'm giving you a big hug across the blogway.

~Cariann

http://pencilskirtbound.blogspot.com/

Marion said...

Oh my heart is breaking for you! I can not imagine how horrible today has been for you! I hope Joe is home very soon to wrap his arms around you! Dogs are kids with fur and many times much better behaved! I am so sorry! Blog hug sent your way!

Traci said...

Aw so sorry about your doggie Chassis. That's so sad.

carla said...

Im so very sorry as Ive been there a couple of times and it is never easy---though it is often the most loving---to do.

MizFit

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my... I'm so sorry...

That is the only down side to having pets... they usually leave this world before we do & its so hard to let them go...

I'm sure you're fur-baby had a wonderful life with you ...

Seren said...

So sorry for your loss. She was a very beautiful girl and I'm sure her time with you was very happy.
Sx

Katy said...

Putting pets down is one of the hardest things to do. My heart just breaks for you. Our pets are like my children. I'm so sorry.

Jams said...

Awww... such a beautiful dog. Letting go of a pet is one of the hardest things ever. I hope you were able to get some sleep last night and that joe was able to comfort you when you got home.

Joy said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Dogs are awesome and she looked so sweet. Sending you hugs!!!

spunkysuzi said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! Being alone at this this must be incredibly hard. "hugs"

Kait said...

Growing up we had a dog that was a mastiff/rottweiler mix. He was GIANT but the sweetest dog on the planet. Putting him down was incredibly sad for all of us, though the best choice we could make for him.

I'm so sorry about Chassis.

Margie M. said...

I, too, am very sorry to read that your dog's life has ended. We have had to do the same thing with a dog, and man, it sucks. Your grief is real and I'm sorry you have been alone for so many hours. My condolences on your loss.

Margie M. writes at:
www.myhealthylivingthruweightcontrol.blogspot.com

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I am so sorry for you. She was beautiful and again ... I am so sorry.

Lyn said...

Oh I am SO SORRY. What a beautiful friend you had. Sending you hugs and wishing you peace and comfort.

Mrs. Happy Pants said...

I wish I could give you a big hug from here.
Such a pretty doggie.
You did the right thing. She's comfortable now.

Ginger said...

so sad to hear about your beautiful pup. glad she is out of pain though!! hope you are able to work through this.

if you dont mind me asking what kind of dog is chassie? she really is beautiful

SusannR said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Hang in there and take care of yourself.

KyokoCake said...

I'm so sorry to see/hear this. It's an awful decision to make and she looks like a very sweet beautiful dog.