Thursday, October 8, 2009

Not a good day!

There will be an update (very long) post coming oh so soon, but today was a horrible day! After welcoming Cooper (see the cute little puppy below) into our house only 12 days ago we had to say goodbye to him today. The poor little puppy that had totally worked his way into our hearts in these few short days was very very sick with several different things but mostly a congenital (genetic) disorder causing his body to not use protein. He fought so hard for the last 24 hours to try and get better, but it just wasn't in the cards. This afternoon the kids and I went over to the vet to say goodbye and let him go and keep uncle Michael company for a while. The kids are devastated and want to know why "everyone we love keeps dying" to which I don't have any answer other than life can be hard.

6 comments:

Erin said...

Oh Erin, I'm so sorry to hear it. My mom's best friend just lost her second son in a two year period to cancer. He was twenty. The funeral is Saturday. I've been reflecting a lot. It is hard to give kids the answers that we do not have ourselves.

You are in my thoughts!

The Wilks' Family said...

Erin, What a day! So sorry to hear about Cooper. I'm sure your kiddos are SAD! Will there be another Cooper in your future or is this going to take a while to pass? Good luck friend. Hang in there.

Heather and Ben said...

Oh Erin, I'm so sorry to hear about the dog. That's just awful.

Ashley said...

I am so sorry, I feel so bad for the kids

Brooke.Serial.Scrapper said...

I;m so sorry Erin how tragic! I bet you babies are so confused and sad. The exact same thing happened to another friend of mine, it's hard when these little guys only come to you for such a short time.

Katie said...

We love you Erin, so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope you'll feel some peace as time goes on. You are right; life can be hard.