Elena, 2001-2009

Golden retrievers are a happy breed of dog. They live in the present, busy with the here and now. They don’t hold grudges, are always delighted to see their people, and will eat almost anything that is not hot, heavy, or nailed down.

yeats ago, in the snow

yeats ago, in the snow

What they can’t do is have a decent life if their hindquarters are paralyzed.

We spent time with her this morning. I can’t say enough good things about the Gordon House Vet people. Elena wasn’t in pain, but it was obvious that she was not a happy camper only being able to move the upper half of her body. She got cuddles, treats

1130, 24 July 2009

1130, 24 July 2009

and was put to sleep right before noon.

She will be missed.

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7 Responses to Elena, 2001-2009

  1. Linda M says:

    I’m so sorry, dogs are special members of the family and I know how much you all will miss her.

  2. Ruth says:

    You have my condolences. It is always hard to lose a friend, especially one who has been with you for so long. Enjoy your many memories of sweet Elena.

  3. nana says:

    I am so sad that this happened.

    Hope you will keep her in mind as the good pup she was.
    She is not uncomfortable any more.
    Not good on expressing in words what is inside, just wanted to let you know I care.

  4. Angeluna says:

    Holly, I’m so sorry. Angela

  5. Laura Pacha says:

    So sorry you all had to go through this. But she will live on in your hearts and memories. Laura

  6. fbz says:

    Oh no! I am so so so sorry for your loss! She was so fun to follow on the blog and obviously a loyal and fun companion. *big hugs*

  7. spinnfloh says:

    I’m so sorry to hear you lost your dog, a friend and family member. Always one of the saddest moments in life.

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