My Allie Girl

Monday, December 13, 2010


{Haley & Allie welcoming Baby Kate home from the hospital}

So, I know it's been a while since I've blogged - I've been busy busy working on orders and dealing with the Christmas rush. Every spare moment I've gotten has been poured on those two little birds of mine who wonder if I'll ever escape from the Art Studio. But I had to blog today.

My dog Allie has been with me for the past 15 years - basically my entire adult life. She was with me long before I even felt like I knew myself. She saw me through ridiculous numbers of first dates, new jobs, college graduation. She was the excuse I could use to meet the hot new next door neighbor... and when that next door neighbor became my husband, she and Haley (John's dog) became our 4 legged children, who were doted on constantly. Jack arrived a few years later and she was constantly by his crib, like a furry second mother. Kate arrived next and she allowed herself to be practically ridden like a pony and dressed in feather boas. Still no complaints.

Which was why Friday was so hard. We came home to find her sick. Back legs suddenly no longer working... she'd just been walking, even running, fine the day before. We were up all night until she breathed her last breath early Saturday morning. The river of tears has been deep - and not just mine. Explaining death to my kids has not been the easiest - especially when Jack made this balloon to send to her:

And now I find myself suddenly dogless and wondering what to do with those dog bowls that have sat in my kitchen for so many years. I know she is happy running with her sister in Heaven. God knows the squirrels up there are in trouble now with the two of them. but i miss her. i really do.

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6 comments

  1. So, so sorry. Sending you and the kids some love.

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  2. Thinking of you all!

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  3. That's really sad news. Dogs really are the sweetest creatures and it's so hard when they die. I'm so sorry.

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  4. Oh, I'm so sorry. Sweet Jack's balloon is so touching. Thinking of you all.

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  5. Erika Herridge4:29 PM

    That balloon just tugs at your heart. I'm sure the house feels like something is missing. So sorry you guys are going through this. She was a sweet girl.

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  6. Oh my dear friend. I just saw this post about Allie. I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose our little friends that love us unconditional. xo

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