February 4, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Rags

With Caleb in 2001
We had a hard weekend here.  We had to say goodbye to our dog, Rags.   He's been part of our family for the last 13 years, but we adopted him when he was two years old.   That means he was 15 years old!

Christmas 2008
He grew up with my boys from elementary school through two high school graduations and into the college years for two of my boys.  The past six months we have seen such a drastic change in him and the past month especially his health had declined.   The next few pictures are from this past Christmas when we took him with us to the Christmas tree farm.  I'm so glad we did this!

With Seth November 2012
With Josh, Sarah & Seth
Walking with Caleb

It was a difficult decision, but after consulting with our vet, it was decided that it was time to say goodbye.  I am still trying to adjust to him not being here and I'm sure it will take some time.  Rags was not just a dog, but part of our family and he will be missed.



  1. I am so sorry for your loss. What a sweet dog! I am glad you have pictures and good memories.

  2. Oh I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet who has been part of the family for so long.

  3. Our pets just have a way of melting our hearts. You have some lovely pictures of your family with your Rags. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Doreen,

    I am so sorry. :( What a sad day. I know you will miss him and he was an amazing dog!


  5. Doreen - I am so very sorry for your loss - I know how important dogs are to a family. I am so glad you did get 13 years with him! Take care, Laura

  6. Hi Doreen! I am sorry you had to say goodbye to Rags. We had a beagle for 13 years and I do understand what you are feeling right now. Feel less sad soon!

    Also, this is my first visit to your fantastic blog. I only was able to read posts back to the first of the year but I will be back often and am now your newest follower (probably stalker is more accurate!) Love love your ideas and your home decor.

    Hope this doesn't come up as a duplicate..I had trouble my first try commenting?

    Have a nice day,
    Sincerely Jeannette


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