Monday, February 8, 2010

Good Bye Miss Bug

Our Miss Katie-Bug passed away early this morning. I knew yesterday that she wasn't going to make it but I didn't want to admit it. She had completely quit eating and her breathing was rapid and labored and she was weak in her hindend. She wanted lots of tummy rubs and was trying so hard to be silly. I caught her looking at all of us in a way that is like she was trying to memorize our faces. Bennie stuck closer to her than usual and gave extra kisses. Last night at bedtime I noticed she felt cool to the touch not like being cold from being outside or anything. She loved on both of us a lot and wanted tummy rubs. Before she went to the foot of the bed, she kept touching my face with her nose and she has never done that. Jack woke at a quarter til five to find she had left the bed. He discovered her on the sofa. Apparently the pneumonia was to much for her. Katie was only about 8 or 9 years old. Our hearts are broken. Bennie is a bit lost as well and missing her.

18 comments:

Vonna said...

I'm so, so sorry Michelle. Please know that my sympathy is with you. It was apparent that you loved Katie with all your heart. May she rest in peace. I know she'll be awaiting you at the rainbow bridge.

Lisa said...

Oh Michelle, I'm crying my eyes out as I read this! My prayers are with you and Jack, and I pray most of all you never forget all the special memories of Katie and they be filled with joy rather than sorrow. I've been through this and it was the most difficult time of my life. Also, this is the 2nd "online furry friend" this has happened to and it just breaks my heart. I pray the Lord brings comfort to you very soon. We finally found comfort in our loss as we realized God placed her in our home to give her more love than any other home could provide - He knew her time on earth would be short (just over 1 year) so she needed an extra dose of love. It sounds like that's just what Katie got from you and Jack!

J-ME said...

Katie was well loved and will be dearly missed. May your memories bring you smiles in the days to come.

Julianne said...

Michelle,

I'm in tears for you. I'm so sorry that your beloved Katie passed away. It certainly is clear that she was thanking you for all the love and care you and Jack gave to her.

Brenda said...

Oh Michelle. I'm sorry for your loss and for your pain. God bless you especially in these next few days of mourning for your pup.

Devoted said...

OH,Michelle, my thoughts are with you. I know you must have loved her tons!

Hazel said...

I am so sorry about your Miss Bug.

PEA said...

Oh, dear Michelle, my heart aches for you and Jack. I'm so sorry to hear of this, I know how much you both loved Katie...I'm going to miss seeing new pictures of her and reading what silly antics she's up to but no one can ever take away the memories. Sending you big hugs across the miles. xoxo

More Than Conquerors said...

Dear Michelle,

I am so sorry for your lose of dear Katie. My heart goes out to you and Jack. May God comfort you in this difficult time. Thank God for blessing you with Katie and the many years of lovely and memorable time together. May these memory remains sweet and precious. I will surely miss her too. You are in my thoughts and prayers always. Take care.

Hugs,
Nancie

Dawn said...

I know your pain - our dachshund died on our son's birthday - we came home from work and he'd gone to sleep in his little bed and never woke up. We were so thankful it was so peaceful. We miss him still and it's been 14 years this Friday. They sure do become a huge part of our lives.

I love your angel stitchery - it's been a long time!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Oh Michelle, I haven't been by here in a bit and this completely brought me to tears. I am SOO very sorry for your loss of Katie. I didn't even know her and I'm upset, so I can imagine the hurt you're feeling. You sure did give her a wonderful life - can't ask for more than that. I hope you can feel this ((HUGGGG)) from St. Louis ~ ♥

Sharon said...

Oh Michelle, I'm SO sorry to hear about Katie! My heart is hurting for you and Jack. Our fur babies become a part of the family and it really hurts when they are gone. You have many sweet and cute memories of Katie along with pictures.

((Hugs))

Lucy said...

I'm so so sorry to hear that. I remembered your baby as my baby dog is the same name. Know that she is happily playing on the other side of the rainbow bridge. My thoughts are with you.

Brenda said...

Just thinking about you today.

Suzanne said...

Oh I'm so very sorry. (HUGS) and prayers to you and Jack. Suzanne

Lili said...

I'm so sorry, Michelle. This is heartbreaking.
Katie has been so fondly loved that her life -though short- has been much filled. She was very very lucky to have you. And vice-versa, no doubt.
Sending you a billion hugs,
Lili

Debra said...

Sorry to hear of your loss....I know how hard it is to love and lose those little four-legged kids....(((hugs)))

Tanya said...

I'm sorry for your dear loss.

Tanya