Goodbye Stanley…..

We lost our dog last Wednesday night he had been a bit poorly for a couple of weeks but particularly the last few days he had got significantly worse then on Wednesday we got home from work and he was unable to stand properly and seemed really disorientated.
We called the vet straight away and the said to come straight away. We bundled Stanley into the car and off we went. We had an idea he would not be coming home with us. This was one of those lose/lose situations.
If we take him to the vets then he might not come home but if we did not take him he would be suffering and we could not let that happen. We arrived at Vets for Pets and took him quickly inside, the beast from the east was roaring away and it was freezing.
We did not want to add to his suffering. The look on the vets and receptionists face told us all we needed to know, we were right to take him to see the vet. We waited about 3 minutes to see the vet, they were very quick.
We took Stanley into the room, the vet took one look and asked us how old he was, he’s 15. She examined him and asked how long he had been like this, a few days now.
She said he looked like he was uncomfortable and because of his age we should probably consider letting him go as if we did not he would not get better as he was a good age for the breed of dog, he was a bull greyhound.
We had an idea this was going to happen but we were not prepared at all for letting him go.
How do you do that?
We had him since he was a puppy and he was the sweetest dog you could ever meet. He was scared of his own shadow and would jump every time he heard the slightest noise.

The stories we could tell you of the antics he got up to, he made us laugh so much over the years. Just one of the times we took him for a walk to the local park we wandered over by the bird cages and the pond, there are so many trees, hence a lot of squirrels.
As we walked a squirrel ran down the tree and jumped out on Stanley. He nearly ran up his own backside, you would have thought he was being attacked by a lion, not a squirrel.
Anyway, I already have tears coming down my face writing this blog, so I must finish.
Goodbye Stanley our beautiful faithful dog, you will suffer no more pain. Go run with your friends who have gone before you
Love you always bless your little paws love your heartbroken owners♥x

59 thoughts on “Goodbye Stanley…..

  1. I am so sorry for your loss 🙁 I have a greyhound named Ollie and i cant imagine life without him. I hope someday you can look back with happiness at all the joy he brought into your life

  2. I’m sorry that you had to let Stanley go. This is especially sad to me since my son called last night in tears because his fifteen month old kitten Kodi had died. My heart is with you both. Thanks for visiting my blog and following.

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  3. 💔I am so sorry you’ve lost your sweet looking Stanley (with apologies for not hitting ‘like’ – it just seems wrong). May your tender memories of the good days and adventures provide you with a measure of comfort.
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  4. I’ve been there with our own little Jack Russell who left us at 16.5 years. It’s never easy even when you know it’s for the best for your furry friend. Much sympathy and many hugs, Mo.

  5. I came here to thank you for visiting my blog but after reading your post I’m glad I stopped by. Such a heartbreaking story, my dog is sound asleep but I think I’ll make sure she’s warm enough… Thank You!

  6. I am so sorry to read about the loss of Stanley. Dogs are just like family members. Such a heartbreaking decision for you to have to make, but you absolutely made the right decision, as (as you say) its wrong to allow an animal to suffer. Very best wishes, Kevin

    1. Thank you so much this was the hardest thing we have had to do but we knew we could not keep him we had 15 great years with him and he made our lives better for having him in it xx

  7. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, friend 💐💐. I can relate, as I’ve had to say goodbye to elderly or unwell fur-kids over the years. Those times are so hard! Big hugs to you, wishing you peace and healing, and wishing Stanley a wonderful experience on the other side of the rainbow bridge 🌈🌈💞💞

      1. Thank you, dear one, and you’re very welcome 💜. I can relate to your situation. We’re actually going through something like that right now with our elderly kitty. He’s probably going to pass away sometime soon, but we’re not sure how soon. Sending you warm hugs, and honestly, I’m here whenever you need me; just email me through the contact page on my blog any time. Always here for you 😘💓🌺

        1. Thank you I am so sorry about your kitty I hate that we all have to go through this it is so hard to say goodbye and knowing it is coming makes it worse I think x thanks for the support feel free to contact me also xx

  8. I am so sorry!!! I know how much it hurts..I lost mine 2 yrs ago, and my brother in December of last year….my thoughts are with you..:( and Charlie’s a 1 1/2 yr old basset hound which is my new addition to the family…hugs from both of us

  9. I know how much this hurts, we were just talking yesterday about a family dog who was put down after 17 years. Knowing they led such a good life helps, and thankfulness for the happy memories!

  10. Oh it’s so heartbreaking when we loose are buddy oh I feel your tears and sadness …it’s been a yr and Two months we had to let go of ours too … so very hard knowing he would be coming home with us to be buried on our property the kids wanted that … hugs

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