'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

21 February 2011

RIP Beloved Millie

The Sarge and Mom In Law suffered a terrible loss last night, they lost their sweet Millie.

Millie was an 11 year old miniature dachshund and she was an absolute delight. Millie never met a soul she didn't love and who didn't love her in return. She had a joyful outlook on life and brought that joy into every life she touched. To know her was to love her.

Millie had been ailing for a while. Late last night her breathing became very labored. Sarge and MIL took her to the emergency clinic where she was diagnosed with advanced cancer. It was interfering with her ability to breathe and the Vet wasn't even sure she'd survive the night. Sarge and MIL made the decision we all dread and Millie was eased from her pain and sent on to the Rainbow Bridge where she's playing with Samantha and Moses and waiting for those she loves best.

Our hearts go out to you both. May you take comfort in the idea that Millie led a loved and happy life and when it was her time you did your duty to her regardless of your pain. Lu, the DO, the kids and I send you our love and support.



Brigid said...

I can only extend my heartfelt condolences in that loss. Our pets are our family in many, many ways. Each life enriches us, each loss diminishes us all.

Six said...

Thanks Brigid.

Borepatch said...

Six, I'm sorry to hear this. I'm not much of a Byron fan, but he did say this best (about his Newfoundland, Boatswain):

Near this Spot
are deposited the Remains of one
who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
and all the virtues of Man without his Vices.

They never quite leave us, if we're worthy.

Me said...

Aw, man...I'm so sorry. It's hard, but know that Millie had a good life, and now there's no more pain...and soon perhaps, room for another dog who needs a home. Not a replacement, mind you--you can never replace a departed friend--but a way to honor that departed friend by giving another orphan dog or cat a good home in their memory.

Sarge said...

I guess I'm still in shock as I read the post and comments the tears are flowing freely. Thanks to all who take time to post your kind thought and words. I know they are more than just words but true feelings from very kind people. Yes we did love our Millie she was a pure little soul that truely loved us, we will miss her deeply.
Thanks Again to all.