Monday, June 02, 2008

Diamond R.I.P. (+ update)




How do you describe an intelligent, independent, loving yet pretty intractable dog who has been part of your life for 13 years? We put her to sleep today after a six month struggle with OS and a leg amputation in December.

Update: Mourning Diamond is now posted to Episcopal Cafe.

8 comments:

Rev Dr Mom said...

I am so sorry. Hugs to you and J. I will miss her too, and always remember the times you entrusted her care to me. She was a great lady.

Deirdre said...

Thanks so much for your care of and love for her. Only special people could appreciate her intelligence and charm...

Today we planted a purple rhododendron in our garden in memory of her.

Martha said...

A hard day.

My good Airedale, Metta, went down Feb. 29, leaving a BIG hole in my life.

Peace and love.

Jane R said...

Oh, I am so sorry. Blessings and love to you all. And thanks for posting the pictures.

Simon Barrow said...

Really, really sorry :(

megan said...

thinking of you both...so glad i got to know sweet diamond a bit during advisee meetings and on walks around the block. a true guardian and friend :)

The Rev. Deacon Mark R. Collins said...

So sorry to hear this, Deirdre. It is so tough loosing those companions that form such an important part of our lives. You and Julian will be in my prayers...

R Richard said...

Deirdre, I've just read your beautiful reflection on Episcopal Cafe. It is heart-breaking, thought-provoking - full of grace. 8 years ago when Ramsey was able to take long walks, I remember that we would come across you with Diamond as you would carefully wind her out around the parked cars, cautiously circumventing the dogs on the sidewalk after too many unpleasant and snarling encounters. I used to say, "Are you CERTAIN that Ramsey can't say hello to her?" You see, back then, when everybody was Ramsey's "best friend" and he had not become the crotchety old boy he can be now, I sensed that maybe he and Diamond were actually OK with one another. Diamond is most certainly more than OK now. Now Ramsey will honor her with his own old-age unpredictability on the sidewalks of New York, as WE now go through the process of circumventing the other dogs :) Love to you both as you grieve, heal, remember. - R

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