Monday, September 21, 2009


I just finished reading Shreve's twitter and found all the responses she evokes. Daily Coyote is my first touch of reality in the morning and it is so real, so filled with love and grit and beauty that it feels like 'who needs all that night time of dreaming' and I am so happy to be awake.

The reason for the lapse in my blogging is my sick dog, Cap. The vet told me his age is a problem. There are many reasons why the only treatment for him is love and care at home. And my son has promised that he will help when the time comes to love him enough to let him go.

Pray for us.


Beth said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about Cap. Yes, I will pray and I'll also give thanks that you are not alone in this journey. Your son will be by your side.

Amy said...

Oh, that is so hard! You are in my thoughts.

Sandra said...

Prayed for you this morning. I've been there, and know how hard it is. Yet, I'm grateful for the love and companionship and wouldn't give it up in order to try to avoid the hurt. God's comfort always exceeds the pain.

Barbara said...

I'm in the same situation right now with my 16 year old cat. He's lived a long life & I'm not going to torture him with medicines he won't accept, so I'm letting him be now. It's always possible that he will get better (that happened with his brother, who seemed to be on death's door from a mysterious ailment a while ago, & then, amazingly, went "back to normal" again.)
I will will say a prayers for Cap, too.

SuthernJazzmyn said...

Your granddaughter is an extrordinary woman who has touched many lives, and provoked much controversy with her life. I've been following her about 6 months into her website and remember when she allowed comments; it could get ugly! I truly look forward to each days adventures.
Hold Cap close for all of us...

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers from Southern California...found your blog via Shreve's Daily Coyote. Your family is so lucky to have you two amazing women in it!


Ter-o-fla said...

I, too, am thinking about you and your dog.
Someone once said, "all pet stories are sad stories" - for usually we outlive them. But, as others have also mentioned, it is so much better to share your life with another creature, even if one of you has to leave before the other one. I wish you strength and courage. Glad you are not alone.
(have done this several times.. it is always hard!)

Danielle said...

My mom and sister are in the same boat with my sister's 23 year old cat.

I will keep you and Cap in my prayers.

Pet's allow us to share such a special moment in their lives, they love us unconditionally when so many others do not. Cherish your moments with Cap and we'll catch up with you when you have a free moment!!

Tara M said...

I also love your granddaughter's blog.

I am sorry to hear about your dog. I lost my 15 year old cat about 3 months ago. It's been extremely hard for me. I hope it will be easier for you, when the time comes.

Sending prayers your guys' way.

Della said...

Oh dear, that's so hard! I'm sorry and I'll pray for you.

Sheila said...

I've been enjoying reading your blog. I came here from Shreve's.
I'm so sorry Cap is having problems. We had to put our Murphy to sleep a little over a year ago; and it makes me cry just thinking of him. He was my companion for 11 years; and I miss him like crazy.
Hoping you get many more months with Cap.

ShaylaMyst said...

Blessings to you all. Our "pets" are our family and they mean so very much to us. I will hold you in my heart.

Patr said...

Your dear granddaughter is a gift to the world. Her blog makes me smile daily.

Give Cap a scratch behind the ear and a belly rub from Texas. A beloved pet is a small angel that allows us to live with love. A true blessing.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear that Cap is not well. You both are certainly in my prayers!

Haphazardkat said...

I'm sorry about your Dog :(

Vancouver, WA

LSG said...

I'm praying for you both. It's so hard to let go. :(

Your Granddaughter's blog is also my first read in the morning. :)

Anonymous said...

The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
and pain should keep me from my sleep.
Then you must do what must be done, for this - the last battle - can't be won.
You will be sad I understand, don't let grief then stay your hand.
For on this day, more than the rest, your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years, what is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so. When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me to where my needs they'll tend, only, stay with me till the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
it is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
from pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
who has to decide this thing to do.
We've been so close - we two - these years, don't let your heart hold any tears.
--Author Unknown

Charlene said...

My heart goes out to you and Cap. I'm glad your son will be there to help you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

abb said...

Such a bittersweet time. "Love him enough to let him go". How very wonderful for Cap. I've been there more than once and this is one thing that doesn't get easier with experience. Thinking of you both.

Sandra said...

Praying for you today.

June said...

Love and care at home might well be the best gifts you could give, and all Cap wants.

So very sad . . . and hard not to mourn in advance . . . but so long as he is still here, he's here.

weecyn said...

Thinking of you today, and wishing the very best - even if that best is Peace - for you and Cap. Hang in there.

Melissa said...

Hugs to you and Cap. I'm glad you have your son there with you in this difficult time.