27 Nov 2011

Painful Times

Hi all I wanted to let you know why I have not been posting anything other than my DT work.  
My little dog Polo is not good, he has been suffering for quite a while with his back legs but now his front ones are also affected, which means that he is practically unable to walk.
His mind and looks are just the same, he looks no older, his eyes are bright and alert, so is his mind but his body is being taken over by the age process. 
He is now 16 1/2 yrs of age and I may have to let him go very soon.  It is breaking my heart, I have no will to create any cards or do crafting of any sorts. To be truthful nothing else matters to me at the moment than my Polo, I have battled in my mind and heart, I don't want to let him go, I expect a miracle to happen and that he will be ok but somehow deep down I know that there will be no miracle.
I know that some of my friends in blog land have recently lost their own beloved animals and I know that some of you will understand how I am feeling at this time.
I will be scheduling my DT work and hopefully comment as and when I can.
I will say bye for now, hugs to all.,

My Polo

41 comments:

Claire said...

Awww Lorraine my heart goes out to you sweetie, I hope that your miracle happens and that Polo can walk more easily. My fur babies are both getting older too, its so hard isn't it?
love and hugs to you and Polo
Claire xx

Crafty Chris said...

ahhhh Lorraine that is terrible news we get so attached to these adorable little animals it is so hard, my wee woman as i call her is 17 and I dread this day coming.
Thinking of you
Chris x

Anne said...

Oh Lorraine, my heart goes out to you. Hugs x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh No Lorraine, sending you huge hugs, You know in your heart whats right, its a devastating decision to make, I had to and it still breaks my heart now a few years on, Love Hazelxoxo

KraftyKoolKat said...

Oh Lorraine I really feel for you sweetie. I have tears welling as I am typing this. As you probably remember I lost my pussy baby. It doesn't get any easier I am afraid and when the time comes it is a very hard decision to make. We have to do what is best for them sweetie. My thoughts are with you.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

craftykitten said...

Hi Lorraine.
Oh you poor love, I know the heartache that these decisions can cause having had to make similar decisions in the past. I know you will make the right decision, as hard as it might be! They are part of our family and we hate to let them go but sometimes we have no real choice. I will miss your little visits but I know you will be back. If you want to chat my email address is on my blog.
Take care hunni
Big hugs
Dawn xx

Doreen said...

Oh no Lorraine, I really do know how you are feeling and fully understand,you should take as long as you need. Sending lots of hugs Doreen.xxx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Aw this would break your wee heart ! What a fantastic age and super spirit ! your polo has. Such a hard time for you ! Thinking of you ! Kitty x

xGemmax said...

Hiya hun...

Sorry to hear that Polo is not well!!
I know what your going through hun & how heart breaking this situation is, my heart goes out to hun...sending comforting ((((hugs)))) and xxx
Gemma

Merry said...

Oh, I feel for you Lorraine....such a hard time. Huge hugs sent your way. Polo...does look wonderful at 16 1/2 years.

Rita said...

So sad to read your post this morning Lorraine. We have been there too and I know exactly how you will be feeling. Try and think of the years of friendship and love that Polo will leave you with, no one can take away those lovely memories. How about starting a scrapbook just for Polo. Meantime sending lots of Hugs to You and Polo. Rita xxxx

Junie said...

Oh my dear friend !!!! Sending you love, hugs and friendship !!!! My heart aches for you .... I think you know in your heart what is right for Polo ... is it really fair to have a beloved family member suffer so much !!!
I had the same dilema with my two beloved kitties a few years ago both of who were 18 !!! I had to get both put to sleep, that was just the reality of life and the kindest thing I ever did. Both passed in my arms !!! so I know what you are going through !!!
Apologies for being so honest, but I believe in being honest. HUGS TO YOU !!!

Jacee said...

So sorry to hear about Polo, it must be hard for you to decide what would be the best thing for him,I know how you must be feeling as we lost both our cat and our little dog this year, they were both getting on in years and they were beautiful members of our family and we miss them so much, my heart goes out to you.
Hugs Jacee

Marie said...

Poor you! I know how youre feeling. I'm thinking of you.
Love n hugs
marie

Mandy said...

Oh Lorraine hunny your post had me in tears, I am so sorry for you, my heart goes out to you, I know how heartbreaking it is being in your position, I've been there so many times.
I wish there was something I could say to help you but sadly I know there isn't but I will be thinking of you.
Big kiss to Polo and big hugs to you
Mandy xx

Debs M said...

thinking of you x

karen said...

Oh Lorraine, I am so sorry to read this, and I am sorry for little Polo. wow what a fabulous age and he is one of the lucky ones to have such a good home and a mum that loves him!! Be strong my friend, sending you hugs and I will be thinking of you. Please give Polo a big cuddle from me, lots of love, Karenxx

Craftyrose said...

Thoughts are with you hun. xx

eiyiyi said...

There are no words to ease in this situation. I've lost two of my beloved dogs one at 16 and one at 13 and I still miss them every day. Letting go is the hardest thing to do. In the end you put their needs before your's. My heart is with you and sweet Polo. hugs, eileen

Cheryl said...

oh my dear sweet friend oh hun I know how you feel as I would be exactly the same,as my dogs mean the world to me and could not live without them,oh hun,email me if you need anything at all,anything,hugs cherylxxxxx

laney said...

Oh My Dear Lorraine, I do understand what you are going thro, not so long ago we had the very same hard decision to make too.
you will know hun when the time comes and it will be the right thing to do, they give so much and ask so little
please give him a little snuggle from me..sending a hug for you too
hugs
laney

Brenda Brown said...

Lots of love to you at this painful time Lorraine. I have 2 cats and can totally sympathise with how you feel. Just give Polo lots of love at the moment. We will still be here when you are ready to blog properly again.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie I'm so sooooo sorry to hear about Polo he's sucj a handsome little fella. Its so hard where our beloved dogs get like this regarding their health. I am thinking of you & sending you HUGE cyber hugs. Dont worry about blogland your friends will totally understand shug. Please take care hun & if ever you need to talk e-mail me anytime.
Thinking of you always hun.

Lotsa big hugs Vicky xxx

Rebekah said...

Goodness Lorraine I am so sorry poor Polo and poor you. I do hope that you both don't suffer too much pain and that you enjoy the time you have together left. it sounds like he is a little fighter with plenty of love he may surprise you yet! Big hugs Rebekah xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

OMG....i know what you feel and that is so hard.....i am thinking of you and pray for you and also your dog....

Hugs and kisses
Judith

Ruthie said...

Oh sweetie - I feel so sad for you. Nothing can make this time feel better, especially when you have yet to make the decision.

Big hugs to you hun
Rx

MagsB said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry! *hugs*

love, MagsB x

coops said...

aw lorraine i am so sorry.thinking of you.
hugs coops xx

Linda said...

Oh Lorraine my heart goes out to you. Sending you a very big Hug! Your heart will tell you what is best. Listen to it and you will be guided by love.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

I'm so terribly sorry Lorraine. I just adore animals they really are our dearest friends! Thinking of You xoxo

Jules said...

Hi Lorraine

What an awful time for you.

I'm so sorry and will be thinking of you and hoping for a miracle too.

Sending a cyber-hug

Love Jules xx

Tammy said...

Sorry for your pain, I know how you feel. Nothing comes close to the love our pets.

Davi said...

Oh Dear Lorraine I am so sorry about your precious Polo!! Such wonderful comfort our sweet little doggies bring to our lives and its so difficult to think about them not being here. I hope you will have a little more time with him my friend!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Sweetheart Im so sorry its so difficult to accept its time to let go, but I know that you will do whats best for Polo, he does look so relaxed there on that patchwork cover. Take care hugs Shirleyxxx

Shelby said...

Sorry you're going through such a rough time. I hope you find the strength and grace you need.

Shelby

Crafteezee said...

Oh my heart goes out to you. As you probably know I'm a new owner of my puppy Bichon and I'm surprised just how much I love him. He's now 5 months and I already can't imagine being without him and the recent attack really shook me up as I tried to protect him as though he was my child, so after 17.5 years, I can only imagine your pain. Sending you huge hugs at this painful time.
Hugs Tracy x

Mandy said...

Oh Lorraine,my heart goes out to you,I've been in your position a few years ago and it was so hard,I can't tell you what to do but I know you will know in your heart what to do when the time is right for both of you...Big hugs...
Mandy x

Dora said...

Hi Lorraine, I am so sorry to hear about your dog. .. he looks so sweet, I hope he will be better soon. He is so lucky to have you xxx

Marjorie said...

Awh!!My thoughts are with you hun..I know how you feel, and you will know what to do when the time is right..Big hugs for you and Polo xx
Marjorie xx

Pinkllilac said...

Thinking of you Lorraine and yes it does break your heart.
Hugs Linda

Clare said...

Oh Lorraine this post has just made me cry. I totally understand how you must be feeling, I have two cats, Bert and Simone (you will have to come over to my blog and visit them). My boy, Bert has epilepsy and it has been touch & go since he was 1 (he is now 7) that he is going to stay with us. Polo is absolutely gorgeous and looks as though he has lots of spirit in him. You will know when the right time comes hun, I believe he will let you know. I know we haven't known each other long but now you are part of the CC Club we are all here for you angel. Love & big hugs Clare xxx

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