Goodbye, Friend

A. Quinton — Feb. 8th 2010

Keesha passed away today. Her cancer spread too far, too quickly, and her quality of life declined so rapidly it seemed like she was disappearing before our eyes. This past weekend we made the difficult decision to help end her pain, and today at 4:30 PM the incomparable Dr. Pollen of the Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital administered drugs that first put Keesha to sleep, then sent her to wherever it is that excellent dogs go when they leave this life. We held her until the end.

Thanks for all of your support and kind words. Those who donated have been contacted regarding their art. The winner of the draw for a copy of The Werewolf’s Guide To Life is Mark K., whose name was selected at random out of a mug.

If you have an animal in your life, go hug them now.

  • Sorry to hear this Andy, we’ve had to put one of our pets down, a staffy named Taz, down because he was in so much pain from having degenerating hips. Although you know it’s the right option, it’s the most painful thing in this world.

    If you need a shoulder, you have my email *hugs*

  • I am so very very sorry for you and your wife. I have lost furry companions, and know all too keenly how much it hurts. Hugs to you both.

  • T.J. McDonnell

    I am so sorry to hear this. I know no words will easy your pain, now. But after having to put down 2 family members in my life (our Alaskian Malamute Sam and later our chocolate lab Harley) I can sympathize with how this feels and what you’re going through. I hope find peace and solace in the memories you’ve made with Keesha and the love you shared.

  • Mac

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost three of my babies last year, and I know the pain that comes with it. Nothing can ever truly take their place.

  • MinaC

    I am very sorry for your loss. A choice like that is hard to make. I’ve had to do it myself and it was very painful. At least now Keesha is no longer ill or in pain. Hold to the happy memories of her and with time the pain of loss will ease.

  • I’m very sorry. It’s always tough to lose family.

  • T.Greywolf

    I’m so sorry for your loss of your beloved pet and friend.I know what its like to lose a canine family member.My thoughts are with you and your family.I love your web site,you have a friend.your friend,T.Greywolf

  • Thanks, everyone. It’s tough for us, but Keesha had a great life and we were lucky to have her as part of ours for so long.

  • Tandye

    *nods wearily* I do hope my routine soon finds a new fixed state as I seem to be looking for the pook in random places and getting up to let her out to pee. :/ Heartbreak. It’s good I have a werewolf of my own to snuggle or I would be totally lost. *crushes her cat with love* Thanks everyone, it means the world to us. – Tandye

  • Danny

    My condolences…that is very heartbreaking to hear. I have an old but otherwise fairly healthy dog myself and I can only imagine what it will be like when he passes. He truly is part of the family and I do not look forward to that day. I’m glad you have a good perspective on it as well.

  • Oh, gods…I was gone all of last week and am just reading this now. I am so sorry to hear it and wish you both my deepest sympathy.