So Long, Beethoven

“Beethoven” A.K.A. “Bay Bay,” sadly, is no longer with us. He passed last evening (Valentine’s Day) at the Vet who performed the euthanasia. The poor little guy had acute kidney failure and had lost most of his appetite and finally stopped eating last week and he stopped hydrating on Sunday. We had little choice but to take him in for the procedure. He had lost nearly half of his body weight since a month ago. Damsel and I are devastated and miss him terribly.

We adopted him when he was a year and a half old on September 29, 2011 and he had been our constant companion for over ten years, so we can’t complain about having been with him for quite a long time, as dogs go. Bay Bay’s 12th birthday would have been in a couple of weeks on March 2nd.

So Long, Little Buddy – See you on the other side …

4 Responses to “So Long, Beethoven”

  1. drjim says:

    Deepest condolences to you and Damsel. It hurts to lose a beloved pet. They say it’s “The Last Act of Kindness”, but boy, it really stings…

  2. CapnBob says:

    Thank you DrJim. We’re dealing with the pain, but it still smarts. It will dissipate with time, but for this week we still are mourning.

    Damsel and I are already talking about our next adoption in spite of perhaps knowing that long term we may grieve over that one as well, but we believe that adopting is in the best interest of us and the pet regardless.

  3. Bruce says:

    My wife and I are so sorry for your loss. We have experienced it – and it is so hard. Please remember the joy and love – which is a part of the whole.

  4. CapnBob says:

    Thanks, Bruce. It get easier as time passes, but we can never forget the blessings of the good times.