12 January 2011

Saying goodbye to Eros


Last year Henry and I knew that our dogs really hit the senior dog age and that we had to prepare for the day to let them go. With Henry's death the dogs are one of the things in my life that connects me to Henry. Quickly after November 22nd Eros started to lose weight and I thought it was because he missed the mister Boss. After all, if one was to be called Henry’s dog, it was Eros. When I went up North with my sister and parents Eros developed a nasty cough and we went to the vet. Antibiotics were prescribed with the comment if it wasn´t over in 10 days I should go to my own vet.

Eros was still his quietly charming self and the weight loss was my main concern. Still, when Eros finished the antibiotic treatment he still had that cough, so I went to my own vet and there x-ray pictures were taken. The vet came back with bad news...Eros had developed a tumor in his lungs over the last half year and it was the size of his heart. Add the enlarged lymph nodes pressing into his throat and the vet told me I had to prepare myself to euthanize Eros pretty quickly before he would experience more pain. I took him home and emotionally it was a blow again to an already very painful & raw place; my heart.


Eros has given us pure joy, though he was a barker and distant to those he didn't know, he was so very sweet, charming and cuddly to those he loved. I will miss him profoundly. It feels like another part I shared with Henry is being taken away from me so soon. Nevertheless, Eros' time has come, he shared his doggy love with us, shared all the ups and downs of our lives and I will always cherish him for that.


~Eros was born on 6-15-1999 and died on 1-11-2011~

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36 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your Eros. *hugs*

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  2. I am so sorry to hear that you lost Eros *hugs* Animals can sure miss people too

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  3. Oh no! *Hugs* I'm so sorry to hear about Eros, Leontine.

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  4. I'm very sorry to hear. Pets have a way to get into our hearts

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  5. I am sorry for your lost. I know how much a beloved pet can mean to someone, especially one who is considered to be part of the family. *hugs*

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  6. Leontine - It's been such a horrible few months for you. I'm truly sorry, my friend for the loss of Eros. It's always so hard to lose a member of the family. Especially one who gives unconditional love. {{{HUGS}}}

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  7. Oh, Leontine! I am so very sorry. Eros looks like a wonderful dog. Good luck getting through this painful time.

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  8. I'm so sorry for your loss, Leontine. *hugs*

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  9. God, Leontine, I'm actually in tears for you right now. I know it does nothing to say it but I'm so terribly sorry for everything that has happened over the last few months. You're such a very strong woman to have found a way to handle it all. I don't know if I could have been as strong.

    My prayers are very much with you.

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  10. I'm so sorry, Leontine, that you've had to lose someone else so soon after Henry. Eros looks like such a sweety and I love the way that you've focused on your treasured memories of him. It sounds like he had the best kind of dog's life.

    I hope Nalini Singh and Raphael are keeping you good company right now!

    (((HUGS))) Ashley

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  11. I am so sorry for you Leontine, but what a great pictures you have of him! I hope the other dog helps you cope with this loss.

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  12. Eros will be waiting for you on the other side of Rainbow Bridge.

    Hang in there.
    Katie

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  13. Leontine,I'm so sorry to hear about Eros.**big hugs**

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Leontine.

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  15. *BIG HUG*

    You were lucky to have him, and he was lucky to have you.

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  16. Oh, sweetie I feel for you. We went through something very similar this past summer that your post had me all choked up while reading it. So sorry. {{{warm hugs}}}

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  17. I second what Chris has to say... You were very blessed as he was to have you. Animals are not just animals they are God's precious gift to us... and I am sorry for your lost!**Hugs honey**

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  18. *hugs hon* These things always seem to come together.

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  19. Oh my gosh, Leontine! I'm so sorry to hear about Eros. *hugs* and more *hugs*

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  20. I'm so sorry. I'm sending a great big hug your way!

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  21. Oh Leontine, I'm so sorry. Pets carry such a special place in our hearts and I'm sad for you that you had to lose Eros. {{big hug}}

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  22. HUGS

    That is all - Thinking of you and sending love.

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear that, Leontine. Thinking of you and sending cyber hugs your way.

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  24. Hey sweety,

    It's hard to think of Eros not being there anymore, I mean between xmas and new year he was still here at my place, with all the other dogs being the packleader he was ;-)

    He will be missed by Bodhi, Ash and Simi as well as me ofc. Strength, Love and Hugs from me to you, Luca, Esmée and Romy and big smooches from the fourlegged bunch I call my pack ;-)

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  25. So, so sorry. What tough few months you've had. Sending positive thoughts and {{hugs}}

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  26. You've been such a hard time already, this must've been so hard for you. I'm so sorry for you.

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  27. Leontine:

    I am so terribly sorry, I had no idea that you had lost your husband and now Eros. I haven't had much time to be out visiting blogs lately and, oh I don't know what to say except my thoughts are with you at this sad time..

    Warmest Regards
    Lea

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  28. God bless you, comfort and be with you Leontine. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Eros especially now. You are in my thoughts and prayers and if I can help you in anyway hon at all please don't hesitate to ask. Sending you much love and big hugs.

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  29. (((Leontine)))

    So sorry for your losses... it's horrible to lose a family member, to lose two so quickly is beyond imagination.... our doggie children become so tightly wound into our hearts, it really does break when they leave us.

    ((hugs))

    Dottie

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