Tuesday, 3 June 2008

RIP Georgia


Since this is my blog to use and abuse as I please, I'm posting an obituary to my dopey dog Georgia who was put to sleep this morning, age 16 1/2 years.

We got Georgia from a rescue centre when she was 8 weeks old so she's been part of our lives for a very long time. If we had visions of long walks with her we would have been disappointed - she has always been the laziest slowest dog in the world, too interested in sniffing the ground to be hassled with hurrying anywhere!

After a small blip in her health as a puppy, she has lived a very healthy life, up until 3 years ago when we thought she had suffered a stroke. It turned out not to be a stroke and she recovered somewhat after a course of steroids, but she was never really the same again. But she remained the most placid and licky dog in the universe.

We will miss her, even if I don't miss having to vacuum clumps of fur up several times a day!

5 comments:

Loth said...

Oh, condolences. Our cat is about the same age, in other words WAY older than my children and such a part of the furniture I can't imagine her not being there. Chin up.

Rachel said...

Condolences to you and your family. Hope you are all ok - look after yourselves and I hope you have many happy memories of Georgia xx

Mrsp said...

So sorry. Hope you cherish all the precious memories.
Can relate to the licky bit.Can my feet really be that tasty?. Are feet free on original I wonder!?
Thinking of you all.
x

goodbyetoallfat said...

" she has always been the laziest slowest dog in the world, too interested in sniffing the ground to be hassled with hurrying anywhere"

Sounds like she was a fun dog, even if not a fast dog.

Best wishes to you and your family,
Sharon

Jacquie said...

Wendy...I know the feelings we experience when a pet gets "past it" and we have to make the decision to have them put to sleep. We did the same a few years back with our lovely cat Sheba. She was 19yrs. old and had dementia amongst other health issues...had her since she was a tiny kitten.

Hope you (and especially Rebecca) find adjusting to life without Georgia will be ok. (((((hugs)))))