Monday, May 14, 2012

RIP Betty Boops


Our dear Boston terrier of 14 years has just been put to sleep over the weekend. It had to be one of the saddest Mother's Day ever.

Although I never got the chance to watch Boopsy grow up, I spent a short one year with her when I lived with the in-laws. Boopsy was an old soul, the most easy-going dog I've ever met. She wouldn't fuss if I clipped her nails or gave her a bath, or wiped her paws when she came into the house. Although she would lick my face off in excitement when I visited after we moved out.

I didn't realize how attached I was to her until Thursday night I got a call to say they were going to put her to sleep in the morning. It was too late for me to drive over to the in-laws and I had to work the next morning. I felt so helpless because I couldn't say goodbye one last time. So i bawled my eyes out and cried myself to sleep.

Boopsy has been laid to rest in Grandpa John's backyard. I will have to visit soon.

RIP dearest Betty Boops. Your family loves and misses you terribly.


  1. Punky, I am so sorry for your loss! I understand how hard it is to lose a pet. We had to have our Yellow Lab, Buddy put to sleep about a month ago. We had him for 11 years. I was able to get a little comfort from the fact that he was no longer suffering. Hope that will help you too. We never realize how much they mean to us until they are gone.

    Hope you get to feeling better and have as good a week as possible. you will be in my thoughts.

  2. Awwww ;( I'm so sorry to hear! Hugssss to you babe!

  3. Oh, I am so sorry. :( I know how hard it is to lose a pet. I'm going to hug my pups extra tonight and tell them it's from you and I know they'll send some pup love vibes back your way.

  4. oh no, i'm so sorry to hear this! :( i'm such a dog lover (and am very attached to mine), so i know what's it like when you consider your pet to be a part of the family. it'll be hard, but you'll get through it. <3 <3 <3

  5. Oh I am so, so sorry for your loss. We are dog owners and have raised our 9 year old lab since he was 8 weeks old. I can imagine the heartbreak and loss you are feeling. A house is not a home without a dog. There is a wonderful book which I like to recommend who experiencing the profound sadness of a loss of a dog. It is Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven.

    Thinking about you.

  6. Dogs are such sweet companions. I don't know what I'll do when mine get older. It really teaches you to appreciate the short time you have with them.


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