Friday, June 29, 2007

A Tough Day

Beginning last night my old mastiff Butch really began to have trouble breathing. It's been coming for a while. I called the vet out this morning and he said that apart from the shortness of breath there wasn't any pain or discomfort going on. He said that Butch was probably hanging on so hard because he didn't want to disappoint me. He left an antihistamine that would help him breathe well enough to go to sleep, and after about an hour of being asleep the mighty Butch breathed his last. It was quiet and peaceful.

He was a great dog. I will miss him.


Blogger seventh sister said...

Sorry for your loss. These things are not easy even if we do know that they are coming.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was the way we pretty much all would wish to go, and there is at least that.

- oddjob

7:59 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

blessings on butch and on you.

there isn't anything else i can say.

i will light a candle for him.
tonight is a full moon you know.

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Constant Comment said...

Please accept my sympathies for the loss of Butch. I'm sure he had a wonderful life with you and his animal companions.

8:39 AM  
Blogger litbrit said...


I'm so sorry. I am there with you in spirit, my friend. Oh, do I know how heavy your heart must feel.

I wish you much beauty in your musical travels these coming days.


9:17 AM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

"to everything there is a season" I am sorry for your doggie loss.

yo soy Horsedooty!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Phydeaux Speaks said...

Condolences, minstrel boy.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous tata said...

I'm very sorry, MB. You gave each much love. That is all we can do.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous amish451 said...

So very sorry for your loss ...I've known Mastiff, my oldest daughter had two a tiny quarters at Fort Campbell, KY ...and two kids and a large husband, the house was full of love. The dogs were passed to someone else when the family was posted to Germany....mastiff were considered too dangerous for the country and would have had to have been muzzeled for the time they were there...better they be adopted out....

5:32 AM  
Blogger Rez Dog said...

My condolences on Butch's passing. Godspeed to you both.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous blackdog said...

Good 'ol Butch, I bet he had a great life. My condolences.

1:05 PM  
Blogger creature said...

My condolences as well.

12:46 PM  

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