Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Goodbye, Sweet Maddie!!

This past week our family lost our beloved momma spaniel, Maddie. She was a wonderful girl and great momma. We just recently moved into a new house in an undeveloped neighborhood. She, her mate and her litter (3 adorable pups) were out in the backyard playing while my sons and I were moving things from the garage into the house. Before the night was over she was gone; bitten by a snake while trying to protect her babies.

Our house has been much quieter now as the joy she brought our family has been silenced. We made a massively difficult, yet completely unselfish decision to rehome her mate, as he is just so broken hearted without her here. A friend of ours in Alabama is a breeder and has a lot of dogs and a lot of land. She was willing to give him a wonderful home. So, now I am left with an orphaned litter of babies to care for. I'm not sure what it will be like when the find forever families.

I really do hope that animals have spirits and that there is a special place for my Maddie at the Father's feet. If any dog deserved a heaven, it is her. RIP Lady Madelyn (June 21, 2005 - May 7, 2008)


rosebud said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. A pet is a very special gift to remind us of Heavenly Father's sweet, unconditional love, I like to think. It is difficult to lose that.

Miss Allie & Co. said...

Wow Erin. I'm so sorry. That is horrible. It is so hard to lose a pet.

I'll be thinking of you today.

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