Tuesday, February 23, 2010

His Final Adventure...

It is with great sorrow that I write this post..... but I wanted to let you all know that at 9:30 this morning our precious Sumo took his final breath as we made that difficult decision that every pet owner has to make. I can honestly say, and I have never kept this a secret, that Sumo was by far my favorite. I was there when he was born 14 years ago and I knew right away we had to have him. (Even though it meant convincing Steve that 2 dogs really were better than one. It didn't take much convincing!!) And I was there this morning holding his sweet head and telling him how much we loved him as he took his final breath. Rest in peace my dear sweet Sumo.

And if you see Nikko, give her our love, and don't let her get you into too much trouble!!!

Until Next Time....

32 comments:

Mary said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. He definitely had a good long life with you.

Tammy said...

Oh, Janice, I'm so sorry. I know what you're going through, and you'll be in my prayers.

JoAnn said...

I hope you all meet again over the Rainbow Bridge. My deepest sympathies to you and your family (including Sophie) I sure enjoyed reading about Sumo's adventures. I'll miss him also.

Tammy said...

Janice, I am so sorry. Hugs and prayers for you and your family. That is the hardest thing to do.

The other Tammy above wrote exactly what was going through my mind. :)

Anonymous said...

So sorry my friends. I'm sure that Sumo thanks you for relieving him of his pain. He was lucky to have been a member of your family for 14 years!! Blessings and Prayers for comfort and healed hearts! Love you! Cheryl

Kristi said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I have enjoyed reading of Sumo and his adventures (and Nikko's too) over the years. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kristi

CelticCastOn said...

:( so sorry to hear about Sumo, I know your family are going to miss him alot as are all your readers!

Nancy said...

So sorry Janice. My heart breaks just thinking about it. I too must make that decision soon.

jokir said...

love to you and the family.

Marilynknits from Ravelry said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss Janice. I must confess, I love reading about your knitting and travel adventures with your family, but your stories about Sumo was what made your blog one of my favorites. His wonderful, sweet personality definitely came through in your posts.

Jane said...

I am so sorry for your loss. How wonderful that you could be with him, holding him.

I will miss hearing of his adventures.

Elaine said...

I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.

marit said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry for your loss. I've loved reading about him. How's Sophie reacting?
Take care.

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

What a Grand Dog he was. And he knew he was adored in your household. He was lucky that way. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww....I loved reading about Sumo and I can tell how deeply he'll be missed. Best wishes to you all at a difficult time.

Confessions of a Knitting Diva said...

My heart aches for you. He was a lucky dog to have such a loving family. I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. We had to make the same difficult decision with our 14 year old yellow lab at the beginning of January. It was very hard. But we gave him a wonderful life and we know he's with his sister who passed about 15 months before him.

Kate said...

Janice - I am so sorry for your loss. Please pass along my deepest sympathies to the family. Sumo and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

KnittingHawkeye said...

Janice I'm so sorry for your loss. You're lucky that you had him for 14 years. Give Sophie a hug and you and your family are in my prayers. May the goddess take his soul to avalon so he may rise again when he is called for. He was a special guy who was very lucky to have a family like yours. <3

Mary Anne said...

Oh my heart goes out to you and your family. I so enjoyed reading about Sumo. He brought so much joy into your life and I know there will be a hole there for quite awhile.
My thoughts are with you.

Marianne said...

Janice, I am so sorry for your loss. Sumo was a beloved member of your family. I loved your postings about him. Tears ran down my face as I read your announcement. Many of us who have had multiple pets, also have or have had a favorite or two. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. I am so glad that you still have Sophie to love,and that she is through the hard part of puppy hood! Take care, Marianne

Susan said...

Janice, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. It's never easy.

Petunia said...

I've had to do it. You console yourself with the knowledge that they depend on us to do right by them. And you have. Peace comes.

Anonymous said...

I don't remember how I found your blog, but the stories of Sumo was my favorite part. What memories you and your family have of his 14 years.
Peace be with you.
Ruth Ann

Lovs2Knit said...

Oh Janice I'm so sorry to hear about Sumo. Hugs to you and your family. Sumo and was blessed and well loved being a part of your family.

Anonymous said...

Janice...I love reading your blog and so I share your pain as I have come to know your sweet Sumo. How lucky for him that he had you and your family to love him. Time heals but right now you deserve a good cry. Will say a little prayer for all of you.
Toowooly

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Janice. I feel very badly.

Joy

sophiekat said...

I am so sorry Janice. What a lucky dog he was to have your family for his people. I will miss reading his adventures and hold all of you (and Sophie) in my thoughts.

Christine said...

I never thought I would cry with the loss of one of our animals. We live on a farm and I just don't get attached. But I know you loved Sumo a lot and this broke my heart. I'm thinking of a barn cat we have that I dearly love...and I'm crying about it, thinking I will miss him a lot if he leaves us. I'm glad you got to hold Sumo as you said goodbye.

rohanknitter said...

Awww Janice, I'm so sorry. Doing the right thing for them can be so hard on us. I'm sure you'll always miss him, but you've got great memories I know. Hugs to you all

gaylen said...

brought tears to my eyes. I know Sumo will live in your heart forever. g

Cheryl said...

So sorry to hear of your loss...I have tried to keep up with my blog reading but....we added our third dog, second black lab in Jan. Sumo sure seemed to have led a great life and I am sure a bit of him has stayed behind in Sophie.