Monday, March 28, 2011

On Long Sad Days:















Lady Long is no more.

It was hard these last few days as she got sicker and sicker with nothing we could do but try to keep her comfortable. She was 13 and a half years old.

Lady Long had been such a good little princess. No more then a little handful in size when she got here. She was also my willing worker, as she single handedly eliminated all snakes, small or large, that came anywhere near the house.

Her real name was Nelly Long-belly, a fitting name for a dachshund. And she was a dear friend of a dog. She had a good attitude, no matter what happened, all of her days.

But her time came to an end. She breathed her last and we laid her to rest close to her long time friend, our past dog Lady Short or Abby as she was known to us.

Sir Laidback keeps looking for his nighttime companion. And although they were never what you would say friends, as he is a blind loner and doesn’t do much of anything but sleep, they cohabited together nicely.

She loved our walks in the woods and going to the mailbox and back each day until she could no longer walk.

She liked to help out in the garden, although she was allergic to the pumpkin patch. She killed the garden varmints with abandon each year, proud of her accomplishments. And I never had to worry about any rodents that got into the house. She would have them taken care of in short order, usually before I was even aware that they had gotten in.

Lady Long was my evening cuddle buddy as I watched TV or read in bed. She loved our special time in the big bed each evening. I will miss that most of all.

Goodbye my dear little friend. You are missed.

8 comments:

In the Mists and Shadows said...

Dearest Euphoria, I am so very bad at expressing myself at times like these. But I want you t know how very sorry and saddened I am to hear about your loss. We can only hope that Lady Long is able to still engage in some of the activities she has enjoyed so much.

FUZZARELLY said...

It's heartbreaking to lose a beloved pet. <<>>

VictorianKitty said...

So sad. :( I know how difficult it is to lose a special pet. But they leave us with so many heartwarming memories!

Hexotica said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful dog she was.

KnitYoga said...

So sorry to hear that you have lost your dear little friend. Hugs.

Mouse said...

*hugs* much love to you & Mountain Man.. I'm so sorry for your loss.

siouxsiel said...

I'm so sorry to read this. Lady Long sounds like a great dog. My thoughts are with you.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." Will Rogers, 1897-1935

heidilogic said...

Oh Euphoria! I am so sorry. I haven't been keeping up on reading blogs well for a while now, so I only just found out. My heart goes out to you all.