Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Sun Has Set...

on Allegra's life.
After not being able to get much food in her
& after watching her go through 3 neuro episodes this morning,
- each one worse than the one before -
I made the decision to euthanise Allegra.



It wasn't easy.

In fact, it was one of the most difficult things I've ever done.

I've been worrying and stressing
about this for the last several weeks.
Knowing it was coming...praying I'd be ready.


Didn't matter if I was or not.
Allegra very clearly let me know that it was time.


Thank you all so much for your support, caring,
prayers & good thoughts.
I haven't been very good at replying to your comments.
Please forgive me.

And know that you are much appreciated.

April 8, 1998 - October 31, 2009

21 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Jacque,
I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this and I know you did what was best for her. I have come to love them through your stories and pictures and will miss her too.

Debbie

kks said...

i'm so sad today....i know Allegra was very, very special to you...you gave her a true princess life! i know your heart aches, but at the same time filled with some happiness and relief...think of all the good times and take care of yourself today...and TagEButt!
xoxox

Thistlebrooms said...

I'm So sorry to read this mornings post on Allegra's condition.
I know there is nothing I can say to comfort you But just to let you know my Heart & Thoughts are with you.

She was an absolute Beautiful Girl & be proud you both can read each others mind to know when it's time...
No one is ever really prepared...

Always~Marilyn

Lindy said...

Dear Jacque,

I understand your pain....I am truly sorry!

why not sew? said...

Jacque, I am so sorry. It brings tears to my eyes. I know what you are going through. I'll keep you in my prayers. ♥ Erin

TamboinMO said...

Oh Jacque, I'm so sorry to hear about this. I know we all wish they could just pass in their sleep...it would be so much easier on US.
Take comfort in the fact that you gave her a marvelous and rich life....know I'll be thinking of Tag, also and knowing how he must feel as well.
Love you,
Tammy

dexmangoldens said...

I'm sorry Jacque. xoxoxoxo

jane augenstein said...

Jacque, I am so deeply sorry that Princess Allegra has passed. I know how much she meant to you, such a beautiful soul she was.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
XO
Jane

Brenis said...

Oh Jacq, I am sooo sorry :( My heart is breaking for you right now! :( This is such a hard decision to follow through on, I know how much you loved her.
I love you. xo Bren

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Oh Jacque, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about Allegra Auntie... love you and I'm thinking of you. :)

Jody

Anonymous said...

Julie called me this morning and gave me the very sad news. When I read your blog I cried, thinking about how difficult it must have been for you to watch her suffer and then have to make this decision. I was just so happy to see that she had been a little better when I was there for my visit. I will be thinking of you today. If you feel like talking, give me call. Joyce

moosecraft said...

My thoughts are with you Jacque. I know that this is such a difficult time for you. Find comfort in the many happy years you were able to share together... Allegra is loved. Hugs ~Sharon

Anonymous said...

Trent and I were very sad to hear about your loss. I know how special she was to you. Take care.
Jenni

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
I am so sorry to hear that Allegra went to the Rainbow Bridge. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she is once again healthy and running with Tango.
Pugs hugs and prayers coming your way :)
Lauren

Joyce said...

I'm deeply sorry Jacque. I was just thinking about you and Allegra the other day. There isn't any magic words to ease your pain, just know that you have friends near and far taking each step with you.

Dear Allegra you will be missed and live on forever in the hearts you have touched. xoxo

Ina in Alaska said...

Sending love and peace to you today from Alaska. You did everything you could for that beautiful girl. So very very sorry for Allegra's passing, but she lived a wonderful and happy life with you every day. Many hugs to you and your family xoxoxo

Bonnie said...

Jacque, I am so sorry for your loss.

Linda and Piwacket said...

Jacque, I am so very sorry for the loss you're suffering. Allegra was so beautiful. I do believe that dogs have lovely souls and help teach us about eternal, unconditional love. Please know that her love and trust in you never failed. If you could ask her, she'd tell you that she knows you did what was in her best interest. Hugs and blessings.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Jacque ~ I've been gone and was catching up on my blog reading. I am so sorry about your doggie ~ it had to be incredibly hard to let go of that beautiful pet. Know that your online friend is thinking of you and feeling your pain. Take care ~

Nancy said...

Oh, Jacque, I am so, so sorry to hear of Allegra's passing. That is really the very hardest thing in the world to do, but you must know it was the right thing for Allegra. She's playing with Tango, now -- well and happy in her new world. I'm thinking of you and wishing the pain away.
Nancy

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