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Monday, January 24, 2011

R.I.P. Colby (2000 - 2011)

The top pictures are from just a couple of years ago - the bottom 2 are from last night.  She got diabetes a year ago and quickly lost sight in both of her eyes.  We were able to keep her blood sugars stable until last month, and then they started going really high again.  Over the weekend she stopped eating and drinking.  I already had a vet's appt for her this morning for some labs, but instead of the labs, we just had her put to sleep.  She couldn't even stand up this morning.  It wasn't until I put the photos next to each other that I really saw how bad she had gotten.  She was a really good dog. Favorite memory is probably how she used to try to "catch" the water when it splashed out of our pool, or a hose, or a squirt gun.  She loved to chase that water.  R.I.P. Colby.

14 comments:

Crystal said...

Kristi, my thoughts and prayers are with your family - my parents just recently put their 13-year-old cat to sleep and I know how hard it was on them even though it was necessary. Losing a pet is like losing a family member.

Remember the happy times as you are - I love the picture in my mind of her trying to catch water - that is so classic.

bermudaonion said...

Oh Kristi, I'm so sorry for you loss. Poor little Colby.

ladystorm said...

OOOH So sorry for your lose. I know what its like to lose a family pet. ( Your doggie was so cute.

Amy said...

Oh Kristi, I am so sorry for your loss! Colby was a really cute pup and he was sure lucky to have such a loving owner as you. My thoughts are with you during this trying time....remember, we are all here for you!

Pamela Keener said...

((((((((((((((Kristi)))))))))))))
I am holding you close in thoughts and prayers. It is so very hard to lose our pets they give so much love and laughter to us. Know that Colby is waiting at the rainbow bridge for when you meet again.
Love & Hugs,
Pam

fredamans said...

Sending condolences and (((HUGS)))

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I'm so sorry Kristi. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It's very hard to lose our pets. Hugs!

Donna said...

It's so hard losing a pet - they're a part of the family. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Wendy said...

Oh Kristi, I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose one of our fur babies. It's been two years since I lost Caribou and I still tear up when I think of her. *big hugs*

Book Bird Dog said...

Sorry about that. We lost Harvey over two years ago and still miss him.

holdenj said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kristi. It sounds like you have some great memories of Colby.

Jonita said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Kristina said...

I'm so sorry Kristi!! My prayers are with you today.

Aimee said...

I'm really sorry to hear that, Kristi - my heart goes out to you. i'm sure whereever Colby is right now, she's looking in on you - with 20/20 vision :)

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