How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

This post is not educationally related. Just wanted to warn you up front.

Monday, I had to say goodbye to my sweet Desi. I posted about what was going on with her here.

Desi had been doing well since her surgery. She played bitey-head with Lucy, ate well (her Desi dinner dance complete with roo-roos was a fixture at mealtime), and nudged my hand every time I thought I was done petting her and she thought otherwise. Friday evening, we had some buddies over for game night, and Desi mooched treats and pets all night.

But Monday morning, as we got up, she collapsed. I checked immediately and found her gums almost completely white. I got her up, in the car, and to the vet, just as they opened. I told them she was having another major bleed, and they got me in a room right away. The vet came in, listened to me, checked her gums, and sighed. I said, "It's time to let her go." And we did.

I am missing my lovebug like crazy.


  1. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful pup. My heart & thoughts are with you.

    Third Grade in the First State

  2. Big hug to you!
    She's playing fetch with my Abby and Sophie!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  3. I am so sorry for your loss Suzanne! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. Suzanne,so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Desi. We, too, have a golden retriever, and they are just the best, most loveable dogs. When you described how Desi would nudge your hand to be petted a bit more, I could feel vividly that wet nose pushing against you...our Brandi does the same thing. :) I am so very sorry for your loss...May you feel the prayers surrounding you and be comforted. Take special care.

  5. Oh Suzanne,
    This was so hard to read, so I can't imagine how you feel. I so sorry for the loss of your furry friend. He loved you to the end.

    Teaching With Moxie


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