Monday, November 7, 2011

Memories of Goblin


I've been gone from blog-land for good reason.  Just before Halloween, we became one of the thousands of households left without power as a result of the Snowtober snowstorm.  Luckily for us, a very kind and dear friend took us in -- including our two dogs!  We were away for almost a week and there wasn't much time to think, let alone blog.


We were all settled in again by end of day Friday, which was just in time for our older Lab, Goblin.  He had started to feel a bit poorly while we were away but, by the time we were back home again, he felt it was safe to begin his goodbyes.    We learned about his diagnosis at the start of September and today, he succumbed to his battle with cancer.  He was a great dog and we were lucky and honored to have him.  Here are a few memories:

Even though he was very manly, Goblin loved his squeaky stuffed animals

He also loved a good belly rub

He could never resist hanging by the fire, even long, long ago

He hated looking at the camera as he got older.... I never could figure out why.


I think he looked regal, even when he was wearing The Cone of Shame

And, he was a great, loving, and patient "big brother" to Bella 
Good bye, sweet dog.  We love you.  


6 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry, Vivien. I find losing a pet to be very difficult to come to terms with. Maybe it's because they bear everything without complaint and love us unconditionally. I'll be thinking of you. On a happier note, I really enjoyed your articles in the SAQA journal, especially the one on journaling. I have had very similar journaling challenges and have finally accepted my own non-journaling style. Nice to know there are others like me out there!

Karen L R said...

oh, vivien, sending all of you love...may you be comforted by strong and warm memories of your time with sweet ole goblin. in some odd way, it's perfect that he left this world at this time of year...

norma said...

I was wondering where you were. So glad to hear that you got your power back and sorry to hear about your buddy, Goblin. My sympathies.

Michigoose said...

I hate it every time I have to do it...if it weren't that they give us so much love and happiness, I'd be able to keep that hard wall up and never allow another animal to adopt me again...but then...there's someone who comes along, whether a Goblin or another critter....and I can't stand it when they are in pain...

Many hugs Lisa

Sue Reno said...

Aww, you poor thing, such a tough week! Thinking of you and sending my sympathies.

Kristin L said...

RIP Goblin.