Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Goodbye Skipper

I'm so sad to report that Skipper has gone to doggie heaven. He was in such a state of pain and unawareness that it was time to let him go. Keeping him alive would have been for us and not him. We knew what the right decision was, but it still was very hard to do. I don't think he would have been happy going in circles for the rest of his life. His neurological symptoms were not improving, but getting worse. He was such a beautiful dog. I don't think he would have been happy not being able to chase birds!
Lots of things are going through our minds right now. If this, if that. How do we tell the girls? What can we do to make this easier on them? What was he feeling? If dogs could talk!
Despite our ordeal with Skipper we still managed to have a lovely time with our visitors. Dave's brother and family flew in for an extended weekend! We did a little sight seeing, a home DIY project, shopped, laughed a lot and even cried some! Oh, we also saw a few snowflakes. It is so nice for the cousins to just PLAY. Really, that's all they want to do anyway. It was also helpful to have the extra hands during our difficult time with Skipper. We really appreciate everyone's support, thoughts and concern this last week. Thank you all for your phone calls and texts.
I hope everyone is having a fabulous Mardi Gras back home! I love seeing pictures of the costumes and floats on Facebook. Glad the weather was nice today for parade goers.  Best to everyone!


  1. I'm so sorry. He was a great dog. Shasta misses him dearly.

  2. Oh my GOSH!!!! I forgot how CUTE Skipper was as a puppy! I loved that arkwardness of a little puppy he used to stumble around with and falling down hills..... He grew into such a wonderful, beautiful dog! He will be missed! Wish I could be there with you guys, just to give you all a hug.....