"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thank you

...from our family to you. 
We appreciate that sharing what happened has upset some people, and we respect your right to disagree with our decision. We thank you all for caring and for sending your hugs and prayers our way.
Mr E was with her to the end, loving her for all of us.
I'm not going to write about what happened any more as this is our private journey of sorrow, and I'm sure there are many of you that can understand that from personal experience. We are grateful to know that others who have stood in our shoes were kind enough to open their hearts and offer us comfort.  Bless you all.


  1. I think you did the right thing how sad it is to do.

  2. Big loving hugs to you dear friend.
    As sad as it was, I believe in my heart that it was the right thing to do.
    Love n Hugs,

  3. Merry Christmas and HAPPY,HAPPY new year!!!!!...from Italy


  4. Love to you all during this sad time. I too believe that you chose the right but difficult decision.
    Jille x

  5. I too believe you did what was best. I thought of you all yesterday, and again today, I hope you are all doing ok. I know how hard it is, as in my job I see it a lot. It's a sad fact of life that even animals that would make the most wonderful of pets are put to sleep because no one wants them. This Christmas will be the same. The amount of animals we get in afterward is heart breaking!
    Big hugs again, and know you are in my thoughts.

  6. That is the one thing I thought of - we are not walking in your shoes. Bless you and your family. I do hope that time will heal your hearts.

  7. In each of our lives we are the only ones that can make decisions like that. I can only say that I am sorry for anyone who has to make one.. We had a Yorkie and he was so sick.. Not an easy one either.

  8. I am sorry for your losses. Prayers of comfort to your whole family.

    It is so important to know the personality traits of a dog breed when you adopt them, to understand what their training/dicipline needs will be. I have a long time friend with a dog of the same breed, and is having issues with protective/agressive behavior. She is, so far, staying submissive to my friend when given a command.

  9. Sending you lots of hugz at this difficult time.

  10. I truly believe in my heart that you did the right thing. We all know that it was a hard decision to make in the first place and even though this sort of thing stirs up so much emotion in people, the real truth is, is that something worst could have happened.

    I pray for healing for you and your family.

    Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

  11. I am so sorry for your sadness and impossible situation! As a dedicated animal lover, I can fully appreciate your painful decision!
    Love and hugs to you and your whole family!

  12. Thought of you all day! Glad you can put it behind you now and move ahead. Big hugs to you all! ~karen

  13. Be strong, it was certainly the correct thing to do. when we rehome an animal we are never sure what has happened in the past and how it will affect them. My thoought are with you

  14. You are all in my prayers, dear one. Including Bob-the-dog.

  15. Jenny, as hard as it is to make such a decision, it was the right thing to do. When an animal becomes that aggressive, it is time to end it. Even going to the bush/outback, she might still have done that to an adult. It is very sad, but sometimes necessary. God gives the animals into our care, but He also gave us brains to make the right decision (and I'm sure you all prayed long and hard about it)
    Hoping this finds you all feeling better (from the flu/colds). HUGS!!
    Gerda in Alberta, Canada

  16. Jen...I am the biggest lover of dogs, the decision that you all had to make would have been so darn hard, break your heat stuff... but, sometimes, there are no choices, I know we have had to do a similar thing, your decision was right for your family and that is all that matters......but even so, it still does not make it any easier...thinking of you all...Peg xx

  17. ((((HUGS)))) To you and your family Jenny.You made the right decision based on the facts of what had happened and what could have happened if not dealt with :( Barb.

  18. Sending lots and lots of hugs to you all...a tough decision which I believe you made correctly.

  19. As sad as it was Jenny it was the right thing to do. I do understand it as a member of my family had to put down a dog for a similar reason. Hugs to you all. (((())))

  20. Jenny, my hugs go to you and the whole family. I also think you did the right thing. Next time it could have been much much worse. You gave her a wonderful home with all of the right intentions. It is such a shame it ended this way but that is life I suppose.
    I hope you all have a lovely christmas.

  21. My prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Please know that you did the right thing and he will taken care of by God now. Hugs to all of you - Dianna

  22. Hugs to you and your family. I know that these types of decisions are difficult and you did what was best for you and your family.

    Wishing a wonderful holiday to you and yours.
    Carla Louise

  23. I know everyone is entitled to their opinion but I don't think it is helpful to criticize a decision that is so painful to make. No one knows better than you how hard it was or appreciates the amount of thought you would have given to other solutions.

    I commend you for your courage and send you good vibes.xxx

  24. My prayers are with you and your family as you struggle through this difficult time.

  25. Thinking of you and your family Jenny. Sending you all lots of hugs.
    xx, shell

  26. Sending love and prayers your way, dearest Jenny. You did the right thing. I have a friend who had a dog that broke her leash and bit a lady who was walking down the road. The police were called. The kept the dog tied up, she got loose and bit a child. The police said if it happened again, they were going to arrest the parents. They put the dog down. You made the right choice.

  27. I stumbled upon your blog. Your banner is beautiful.

    I was curious enough to go back and read about what had happened.

    We went thru a similar thing here. Our two dogs were a Jack Russell and a Papillon. Both more or less rescue dogs. The Jack belonged (by the dog's own choice!) to my husband. the fluff ball is mine. The Jack was perfectly behaved when my husband was not around but more and more aggressive toward me when his master was around. My husband did not understand how to deal with this.

    In April, the Jack nailed me and took a chunk from my inner wrist. I was devastated! I knew that a second chance was not in the cards. The next day I drove to visit my mom 2 hours away and my husband took the jack to the vet who advised putting him down now. He was of course tested for rabies despite regular shots. I had a tetanus shot.

    Poor Toby. My husband is bipolar and I really thought the dog was good for him in many ways. It has been a serious loss as we both loved the dog despite his noise and building aggression.

    It is hardl You did the right thing for you and for the dogs.

    All good wishes

  28. I just got around to reading your post about Lily Rose you posted on Tuesday. So very sorry for this hard but necessary decision you and your family had to make. Hope Bob the dog is healing both physically and emotionally.

  29. Bless you, and your heart to try to rescue. I'm sorry for any sadness that came from others who felt they had the right to tell you what was best. We love our furry babies too!

  30. Our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time, letting go of a beloved companion is always heartbreaking. Hugs to you.