Be Seeing You, Wendy

Wendy was diagnosed with kidney failure in May and, though she did very well all summer, she declined rapidly over the past week and it was time to let her go.  I held her in my lap as our vet gave her the injections and the last thing Wendy felt in this world was a kiss from Billy.  We only had her for 3 and a half years and wish it could have been much longer but we are so thankful for the time she was with us.

Wendy was a very calming presence in our home, so much that Billy sometimes called her Zendy.  She loved to eat and to sleep, which made us kindred spirits, and she was the only dog I’ve ever known to fake sleep by squeezing her eyes shut when she was clearly awake but didn’t want to be bothered in her bed.  I miss her dear heart already.

This snippet of her playing ball, taken earlier this year, makes me happy:

 

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26 Comments

  1. Daniela

     /  September 6, 2016

    I’m sorry. *hugs*

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  2. I’m so sorry. I know it must be hard.

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  3. bestuvall

     /  September 6, 2016

    so sorry to hear this I hope a cure is found for this disease

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  4. mikken

     /  September 6, 2016

    Wish I could say something that would make it hurt less.

    Wendy was loved.

    Take care of you.

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  5. Anne Davis

     /  September 6, 2016

    Your beagle?? Oh no. You had her such a short time. So sorry to hear this.

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  6. What a cutie pie. I remember when you got her and I’m so sorry she left you so soon. Clearly she was a happy girl.

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  7. Claudia Rullman

     /  September 6, 2016

    I am so sorry to know you have lost so close a friend. I send warm hugs from my heart.

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  8. I am so sorry. And to have had so little time with her!

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  9. Karen

     /  September 6, 2016

    So very sorry for your loss. It hurts so much to lose a family member.

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  10. I remember when she joined your family. What a precious little girl ~ so glad she got to spend her last years with you. I am so very sorry that you had to send her on her way, and you did it with love. Wish I had better words . . . consider yourself hugged.

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  11. Barb Young

     /  September 6, 2016

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. :(

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  12. Lisa B

     /  September 6, 2016

    I’m so sorry for your loss, but I’m very glad you were there to make her last years good years.

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  13. Karen F

     /  September 6, 2016

    I’m so sorry, Shirley. The three and a half years you had her were the best years of her life, I have no doubt. My deepest condolences.

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  14. Anne Thomas

     /  September 7, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. You made her happy.

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  15. Lou Ann

     /  September 7, 2016

    So very sorry for your loss, Shirley!! Big hugs to you, Billy and the fur kids.

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  16. (sadly woofs and droops tail) So sorry for your loss. :(

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  17. Claire

     /  September 7, 2016

    I’m so sorry. I loved her from afar. I especially loved seeing her pictures with Jade. She had some fabulous years with you.

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  18. I’m so sorry Shirley. She sure was a doll! Sending you love and light during this difficult time.

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  19. Tina Clark

     /  September 7, 2016

    I’m so sorry, Shirley.

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss Shirley.

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  21. Maria Cristina

     /  September 7, 2016

    So sorry. :-(( . I’ll miss her photos (“Weekend Jade”).

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    • Thank you to everyone for the kind comments. I want to clarify that Wendy was our older Beagle. Our young Beagle, Newt, who often appears on the blog with her bff Jade, is still going full speed. (she goes to eleven).

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  22. mary frances

     /  September 8, 2016

    I am sorry for your loss too.

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  23. Rita Grijalva

     /  September 8, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you, Billy, and your fur-kids.

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  24. KateH

     /  September 9, 2016

    May all your happy memories of her and her love for you and Billy help you during this sad time. She had a tough time in her life, but being able to live with you for the last part of it, definitely was the best part of it and you made that possible because of your loving heart. Loving animals makes us better people, and you and Billy are two of the best!

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  25. Aubrie

     /  September 12, 2016

    I just love that video clip. Thanks for sharing that. No time is ever enough time.

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