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Last Thursday, we had to put our dog Odie to sleep. *Sigh*
If you've read for long, you may recall that last summer we found out Odie had a tumor. Being that he was 10 years old, which is a "ripe old age" for a wiener dog, we decided to just enjoy the 6 months to a year, that the vet said he had left.
Odie made it a full year from his diagnosis, and he did indeed live it up this year. Several months ago he decided he no longer wanted to eat dog food. He was livin' the dream livin' on table scraps.
And his favorite thing...
We knew it was time, for various reasons, but man, it was tough. Our whole family had been preparing ourselves this past year to say goodbye. But it really doesn't make it any easier. Odie had only been in our home for 3 years, but he really had become one of the parsonage family. I went back through my old blog posts, so I could smile at some of his antics that I'd previously written about. (I ended up using the google thing on the left side of my blog because apparently I'm really bad at labeling my posts well...note to self.)
Watching the boys grieve has been the hardest. We buried him at Ben's parents farm, and we'll be able to visit whenever we want. But our home...it felt empty without Odie.
There were many a day that I thought I might rip out my hair from his annoying barking. :) But, now...it's just endearing. We loved him. And he loved us...just like it's supposed to be when you have a dog.
Nothing can replace Odie. But, like a good friend said, we still have room to love another.
And so we did. You'll get to meet him tomorrow.