Saturday, October 24, 2009

When You Least Expect...

The old "That's the way things go" hits you SMACK in the face. Or rips your heart right out of your stupid, unsuspecting, happy-on-vacation little chest.

Yesterday evening, a week to the day that I left Alaska for a much anticipated visit home; Joey passed from this world. The thing that makes it hard for me is that he was all alone. Sometime between the time K. left for work at 5:00 P.M. and midnight he died in his sleep. K.'s cousin found him on the floor in front of the fireplace when he stopped by to check on the dogs on his lunch-break.

Joey has been with us for the entire time that K. and I have been together. I remember K. building a kennel for him before we were an official couple. I met K. and acquired Joey in the same month.

He would have been 10 years old in January.

I know he has a super deluxe doggie condo with the most awesome Frisbee supply and the best in-house harmonica player.

We miss him so much already.

If I had only known...

Rest easy, my Best Puppy.

January 2000-October 23, 2009.



Bob said...

Oh, Vikki, I'm so sorry to hear this.

Hugs and best thoughts to you all.

NameChanged said...

Mom I love you and I am very sorry for both you and K. Big hugs.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Aw, I'm so sorry, Vikki. I know how much it hurts to lose a beloved pet and member of the family.

Love and big hugs,

Diane xoxoxo

Doug and Amanda said...

I wish I could do something to make it better. I love you lots.

Jess said...


Q said...

Dear Vikki,
I am so sorry.
What a fine dog Joey is!
I am so sorry for you and K's loss.
I shall light a candle for you and send blessings.

kkryno said...

Thank you all for your thoughts.

It's been almost a week since he passed and it's so strange to think of ourselves without Joey.

While he was "just a dog"; he really was so much more. Joey wore his heart on his sleeve. You knew exactly what he was thinking; and what you thought as well.

It's really going to be tough upon my return to Alaska.

Thanks again for your sympathy. Give someone you love a big squeeze for Joey. He loved hugs!

Steve said...

i'm so sorry for your loss.

Jess said...


Love, Jess

The Cunning Runt said...

Vikki, I'm sorry to be so late in getting here, and sorrier still to hear of Joey's passing. It's telling, isn't it, how our puppies and kitties become Family to us. I think it shows how they're not separate, but rather part of the fabric of our lives.

Joey done good, being part of your family. Rest he in peace.

Pam I Am said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. :(

I know that feeling.

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