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Well this was an unpleasent Independance Da. So we were all looking forward to some July 4th fun...

And then we had to put one of our dogs down.

Yeah.

Annie was old, arthritic, and getting worse pretty much daily. She'd stopped eating and could hardly move, and today she pretty much couldn't move at all, so my mom had the vet come out to the farm where most of our pets who've passed are buried, and Annie has now joined them.

I'll be honest in saying that out of all our dogs (we have a lot, I'll admit that, too) Annie wasn't a particular favorite of mine. I didn't hate her or anything. But she was a terrier mix who was incredibly stubborn, and in her younger years, infuriatingly ornery. She took any and every chance she could to bolt out the door and/or the gate and take off, which meant having to chase her down, and that dog absolutely refused to let us catch her or even return when we called. It eventually reached a point where we just gave up and waited for her to come back, which she always did. She started doing this less as she got older, but even in her old age she still gave it a try now and then. She liked going after my cats all the time. She had a bark that made your eardrums feel like they were bleeding. She'd also bark... and bark... and keep on barking and whining until she got her way.

But she was a very friendly dog who got along with everyone, and I will miss her even though she did get on my nerves from time to time.

Date: 2016-07-05 07:22 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] sholio
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Oh no! What a terrible way to spend your 4th of July. I'm sorry. :(

Date: 2016-07-05 05:52 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kriadydragon.livejournal.com
Yeah. I even had a feeling that we'd probably end up having to put her down that day because she was in such a bad way the day before. But it was definitely time.

Date: 2016-07-05 11:42 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] bratfarrar.livejournal.com
Aw, man. That's rough. *hugs*

Date: 2016-07-05 05:52 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kriadydragon.livejournal.com
Yeah *hugs*

Date: 2016-07-05 04:07 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] imbecamiel.livejournal.com
Oh no... I am so, so sorry. Losing a pet is tough at any time, but I think that having to make the choice to put them down is even harder, and it just makes things worse when it's on a holiday that should've been fun. I'm sorry you guys are going through that. *hugs*

Date: 2016-07-05 05:55 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kriadydragon.livejournal.com
Thanks. We did manage to have some fun since we had family over later on. But most of the day was just really unpleasant.

(And I'm not kidding when I say this, but I swear there's something about Mondays. Mondays for me always seem to want to be a trial, this Monday just happened to be the worst.)

Date: 2016-07-05 09:41 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] ninja007.livejournal.com
Oh, that's just awful! I hate it when they leave us.

This year has been a terrible one. I wish it were over.

*GREAT BIG HUGS*

Date: 2016-07-05 10:42 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kriadydragon.livejournal.com
yeah, this year thus far has been kind of a cruddy one :/

Date: 2016-07-06 06:24 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] timespirt.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for your loss hon. Even the ones that were a pain wind up being ones that you would miss and have fond memories of.

"HUGS"

Date: 2016-07-07 12:34 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] kriadydragon.livejournal.com
Yeah. I used to think, whenever I was irritated with Annie, that she'd be the dog I wouldn't miss. Except I always knew that wasn't true.

Date: 2016-07-07 05:26 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] timespirt.livejournal.com
"HUGS"

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