Saturday, January 31, 2015

Quiet Heroes

When you stub your toe, do you yell? Do you swear? When you have a cold with itchy eyes and sniffly nose, do you complain and feel sorry for yourself? When you have a bad night's sleep, do you complain to everyone the next day?

Have you ever noticed how brave our dogs are?

Even when they are extremely ill and in constant pain, they quietly go on with their routines as much as possible.

Thursday we lost a friend, Lola of the Lapdogs went to the bridge. She was suffering with bone cancer in her shoulder. The pain was terrible and she had trouble moving around. Even lying still was painful, but still she tried to continue with her daily routine. She tried to comfort her devastated family members right till the end.
These wonderful, loving animals are truly heroes. They share our lives and make them so much better. I think they make us better people. Hug your pups.

8 comments:

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

It's such a sad time when our dogs have to leave. You're right, animals give so much pleasure to our lives.

rottrover said...

I absolutely know that my dogs make me a better person. Bart is really teaching me about aging and dealing with health issues with grace. He has it in spades.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm always humbled by how much they teach me.

God speed Lola....

Mitch and Molly said...

We can learn so much from our beloved pups. Godspeed, Lola ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of a friend.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So sorry for the loss of that sweet Lola. Phantom is our stoic one, never complains, just endures it.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Nichole Burke said...

Sue... words can not even begin to say thank you enough. They say hard times bring out the best in people, and we have truly seen this with how many folks cared so much for Lola... most of whom have never even met our baby girl. You have helped me thru this tremendously, and continue to do so... Our dogs have brought us together and forged bonds that will never be broken. They teach us all so much... our hearts are still breaking, and the tears flow daily. We miss her so very, very much. <3

Nichole Burke said...

And, thank you so much to everyone who commented here as well.... there's nothing quite like the love of dog people. :)