Sunday, April 17, 2011

Shorty :(

 I am sorry to have to post another very sad post in such a short period of time but we lost one of our dogs today. Her name was Shorty. She turned 1 year old on Feb 1st. She was very fiesty, full of life, and was very curious. She loved to be cuddled and just loved to chase our other dog Tinkerbell and the kids around.

 As you can see from this picture, we got her when she was a teeny tiny puppy. We were her 4th home. No one seemed to want her. She was a sweetheart, I couldn't imagine why not.

 She loved the kids very much. I would find her at night snuggled under the blankets with one of the four kids.

 Today, when we got home from trying to go fishing (too much flooding to do it) I let her and Tinkerbell out to go potty. Today she decided to run across our road to the neighbors house. When the kids went to get her, she ran out into the busy main road through our town where she was hit in the head with a bumper of a car. She came to my middle daughter Faith (who was the only kid to see the whole thing take place and who is taking it the worse) when she called and I met them at the corner because I heard Faith scream and the dog yelp when it happened.

I am sure Shorty had a bad head injury because of the symptoms she was presenting with. She lived for an hour after she was hit. I held her nearly the whole time. My hubby took over for me when she began to seizure and have trouble breathing. I couldn't watch her gasping. I had seen unhealthy newborn kittens do the same thing and I new it wasn't pretty. I think I cried the whole hour praying for God to end her suffering as the vets were nowhere to be found. My hubby held her until she passed. All 6 of us cried our hearts out.

She was wrapped in the blanket she was wrapped up in when we got her and buried in a nice spot in our back yard. She has a big rock headstone and I planted blooming hyacinth on her grave. I told her a million times while holding her that I love her and I am sorry for not putting her on her chain or lead. I take full responsibility for her death. I just hope she knows how much she is loved in my family. My kiddos have finally stopped crying even though I cannot. They have moments of sadness which I know will increase at bedtime. Our other dog Tinkerbell is looking for Shorty and is now lying beside me. I hope she will be ok.

Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers, especially my children. This is their first true vision of death from cause to effect. Thank you all for reading my blog. It is wonderful to have such good friends out there.
Until next time friends, be blessed.


  1. Oh Erin, I'm so sorry to hear of this, I know how much you and the kids loved this dog. How utterly sad - and I had to just wipe tears from my eyes too. Showed hubby the pics and read it to him.

    Rest in peace, little pup. ((hugs)) Teresa

  2. So sorry Erin! Praying for your precious family! (((hugs))) ♥

  3. Erin, so very sorry to hear about your loss. It is so sad to lose a pup and especially the way you and your family did. I feel for all of you and send hugs and love to all of you, especially your sweet children. You will all be in my prayers, xoRobin❤

  4. Oh Erin, I'm so sorry... I hope you all be better soon. Don't blame yourself, I'm sure she knows how much you love her and that you didn't want that to happen to her.

  5. Erin, what a sad time for you all, my thoughts are with you xxxxx