Update #1: A Death in the Family

As promised, I’ll start catching up on important developments I haven’t been able to blog about over the past six months, starting with the most recent and the one that’s most affected our lives: The sudden loss of our sweet Molly last week.

Molly, in January 2009

We had gotten Molly almost exactly 5 years earlier and nursed her back to health following two surgeries and a possible lack of nutrition due to being fostered in a house with several other dogs.

Molly was the sweetest puppy you could ever hope to know, and was the perfect big sister, first to Schotzy, and, after he passed away in July 2006, to bratty little Bristol.

Last Wednesday morning she seemed fine, but in the afternoon she was having trouble standing, and by the time I left for my evening shift at work, she had no energy and wouldn’t even stand on her own. She was unresponsive when my wife came home from work, and the vets kept her for observation and did all that they could, but by 7 PM, she was gone.

The vet told us the next day that she had had a tumor on her spleen, and that tumor had ruptured. There was nothing that could be done.

We were devastated, of course, but we loved every minute of the five years we had with Molly, and we’d like to think she felt the same. She’ll be in our hearts forever.

You can help us celebrate her life and honor her memory by checking out Molly’s photo gallery on Flickr.

I think I’ll go cry now …

5 Responses to “Update #1: A Death in the Family”

  1. Pam Says:

    I’m truly sorry for your loss. You gave sweet Molly the very best 5 years and I know she appreciated it and loved you as much as you loved her.

    It’s so difficult when a pet passes… their short life spans are their only flaw.

  2. RennyBA Says:

    I know Molly was a great life companion to both of you so I’m sorry for your loss. I know its really sad, but now its also time to recall all those good memories remember.

  3. brykm2 Says:

    Thanks, friends.

    Pam, I know you’ve had some losses in recent years too … I still miss your little pink-bellied Zoe …

  4. Mazzie Babii Says:

    I’m sorry for your sad loss guys and I know you loved her dearly. Thinking of you both at this time and sending warm hugs to you.
    Love Mazzie xxoo

  5. brykm2 Says:

    Thanks Mazz … I know you lost your precious pup last year too … it’s tough …

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