Friday, September 16, 2011

~ MACK ~ Good-bye Buddy

Mack's last day was Wednesday. Born Jan 14, 1998 to Sept 14, 2011. He loved my lipstick kisses!



He was given a cheese burger for a special treat. If I had any chocolate in the house, he would have had that too...and went on a nice walk with hubby.



It's very sad around here. Mack has been losing weight and just the past few days, other "things" have been happening and it was time to let our Mackie Boy go.

My hubby is having a hard time...

Mack was the first born from the litter of puppies we had 13 1/2 years ago. It was amazing watching those puppies come into the world. I've kept in contact with a few of the other owners from the litter. I know that Bentley, Rylee and now Mack are no longer here. Mack's dad, Harley is also gone. We had Harley until 8 years ago. He suffered from seizures.

We were with Mack until the end. We MISS HIM! Even with Jackson Brown and Sweet Pea here, the house seems quiet.

sadly,

deb

62 comments:

Marydon said...

My heart goes out to you, sweet friend. Prayers lifting for comfort to you both ... Doggy heaven is blest once again ...

Hugs & love,
TTFN ~
Marydon

rosechicfriends said...

Awe sweety my heart hurts for you...i know so well the loss of our furry friends is not easy. Big hugs and love being sent to you and hubby!
Lorena

Protector of Vintage said...

So sad to hear the news.

Andy's Attic said...

Deb, I'm so sorry about Mack. Love the picture with the lipstick kiss...great memory for you...
Annette

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sending you big hugs! I know how hard it is to let our furry one's go! I am sad for you and your hubby.

Linda

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. It is hard to lose a furry family member. Blessings to you.

Jane said...

Ohhh, so sad to lose a good friend & pet. Feeling for you.
Jane-Jacksonville

Diane Mars said...

Deb~ That is sooooo... sad I just hated the empty feeling around our home when we had to let our Pipi go, I know it will take some time to feel somewhat normal again, Big Hugs sent your way. Diane

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

So sorry Deb! We are almost to the same point with our sweet Maddie, and I know it's not going to be easy.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Deb, I was looking at my blog with my brother, you have us both in tears...We are sooo sorry, what a sweet baby! I think you have the dates wrong, unless he was 22? Love you guy's sooo soryy

Carol

Sandy said...

Oh Deb.....I am so sorry that Mack is gone....but so thankful that he had owners that knew when it was time to say goodbye.....that final gift before he crossed that rainbow bridge. He will be there waiting for you! I know that empty feeling even when other pups are in the house....Bless you and your hubby for making that last hard decision! It shows how much you truly loved him.....Sandy

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Deb. ♥

((HUGS))

Niece said...

Awwww.....my heart hurts for you guys, it is so hard to let go of them...even when it is best for them. You guys did a very self-less thing by knowing it was time to let go.....Mack will always be in your hearts and memories. Our baby girl turned 9yrs old this spring and we are already thinking about when that day comes.
Hugs.....

A Rosy Note said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Deb. I know how hard it is to lose the love a sweet furry little friend. They become such a big part of our lives. I just lost my kitty a few weeks ago and it feels like there is a big hole in my heart.

hugs to you ♥ Trica

Patti said...

When I first saw this, I thought, "Wow, I never knew a dog to live that long." (You have that he was born in 1988.) I was wondering what on earth you did to have your dog live that long, because whatever you were doing, I was going to do that too.

But I see that he was 13, so you must have meant 1998, and that means I can surely relate. Our older beagle was born in June 1998, so she just turned 13. We know that she's in the final years of her life, and that is a very sad thought.

I truly feel for your loss. They really aren't just pets, are they? They become members of the family.

Blessings,
Patti

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Deb, I am so sorry. I know how hard this is. Sending you hugs {{}}

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Pearl said...

Deb...
Such a dear post for your sweet, precious Mack. I'm so glad you've got those wonderful photos to go along with all of your treasured memories.

As always, it was good talking with you on the phone. Sure do wish we lived closer to each other so I could give you a gentle, loving hug.

I am very thankful to the Lord for blessing you and your family with Mack. Try to keep in mind that he is now free of pain.

Sending extra prayers to you, your hubby, and your other sweet fur~babies. May God continue to bless all of you.

Will talk with you, again, tomorrow...

My Love ... Paula

The Vintage Attic said...

Lots of hugs to you Deb, Sorry for your loss. I'm teary eyed reading about Mack.

Hugs,
Melissa

Janet's Creations said...

So sorry.
It hurts so much.
Only time can help...

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Deb, I am so sorry to hear about Mack. I understand how hard this is. I am sending prayers for you and your whole family for God's comfort.

Barb

Barbara said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet dog.

My Vintage Mending said...

It is so hard to lose a dog. What a sweetheart. Many hugs...Smiles...Renee

Theresa said...

Oh my friend, I am so sorry but that sweet puppy sure was loved! I know the house is quiet but just look at all of the sweet pictures and cherish those memories! BIG HUGS!

Jane said...

Oh Deb, I'm so sorry to read about Mack! I know how hard this is and how much he will be missed. You have some wonderful photos of Mack....love the lipstick kisses!
Jane

Debby said...

I hope Mack is in Doggie Heaven chasing butterflies and having all the bones he wants. So sad when we loose a pet. It will soon be two years ago that we lost our sweet girl. I feel so bad for you. Our 6 year old Yorkie is not doing well. It's been about 4 weeks now of treatments and still not much improvement.
((((((HUGS))))) for you.

Linda said...

OH Deb, I am so sorry to hear this! Such a sad time...he sounds like a wonderful dog...I know he will be missed! XO

Hanni said...

So, so sad! So sorry for your loss. He still looks so good on these pictures. He had a good life with you all and he knew it. Rest in peace!

Shirl said...

Hello Deb, I'm so sorry to read about Mack. How sad, it's so hard to loose our pets. Our Molly is very sick now and will not live much longer, thrilled for everyday we have with her. Sorry to be MIA from blog world for so long. Life just takes over sometimes. Hoping things will slow down for us now.
Take care and so sorry again about Mack!
Hugs, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lisa said...

Oh Deb, I am so sorry, It seems teh longer we have them the harder it is to not have them. And you miss them forever. Big hugs to you all.
Lisa

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Deb, I am so sorry. We love our furry friends so.
My heart goes out to you and your husband.
Hugs, Sue

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh Deb, I am so sorry about Mack. It is not easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet. Your heart must be aching. They truly are members of the family.
I know he's up in doggie heaven having a cheeseburger party with Papa Harley, and siblings Bentley and Rylee.
Give Jackson Brown and Sweet Pea extra love tonight, cuz they are missing him too.
Hugs.

boopnut said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your friend.
Deb

My Vintage Studio said...

Dear Deb,
Knowing the lost of a dear "four legged child" is heart breaking.
Sending you a hug.
Sharon

Amy said...

Hi Deb,
My heart is breaking for you. After having our little Pumpkin, I don't know how a person says goodbye to a beloved pet. Take care.
Love,
Amy

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Deb, you've brought tears to my eyes. Mack was such a precious boy. A wonderful friend. He will be so missed, but I believe you'll see him again in heaven. Love, Twyla

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

I am so sorry to hear about Mack. Sending hugs and prayers.....

Joyce's Journey said...

Oh Deb! I'm so very sorry. I can imagine how sad and empty your home feels right now. I love the picture of Mack with your lipstick kiss. Looks like he knew how much he was loved. So very sad. I'm so sorry.

vivian said...

Oh DEb, I'm so sorry to hear this. I just hate that our animals cant stay healthy and live forever with us. its so awful to lose them. At least you know he had an awesome life and that he was loved. big hugs to you!
xoxo
vivian

Carol said...

Deb,
So sorry for your loss. Mack was a dear friend and family member.
I love giving out the lipstick kisses too. Special.

JunkStuffTreasures said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. It's hard to lose a friend who offers unconditional love in exchange for nothing (well, maybe the occasional treat). Remember all the good times with Mack...

Donna Lynn said...

So very sorry, that just breaks my heart for you! I adore my dogs so much and understand how much your heart must be hurting.

Deb, thank you so much for the surprise gift package you sent, it came while Don was in the hospital and my boys put it in a "safe" place, translation...LOST IT! Anyway it was found, loved the gift of tea, boy did that come at the right time! You are such a blessing!
XO,
Donna Lynn

Lynn said...

Hi,
Sending you big old cyper hugs and bawling like a baby here!! I am so sorry for your loss!!! We lost our oldest doxie last December 4th!! She was 16 years old. I still cry when I think about her which is a least once a day!!!It was hard on our other 4 once she was gone. They missed her too. I just want you to know that your family will be in my prayers. Big hugs to you and your hubby.
Hugs,
Lynn

Creative Breathing said...

Oh Deb, I am so sad to hear your news. I just know how much this puppy loved your kisses. We are so blessed to have pets in our lives. Take care, Elizabeth

Christine said...

I am so sorry...

Christine

Wendy said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your fur baby.......praying for peace for your family during this hard time of loss.....hugs....

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

My heart hurrts so for you!!!love Mary

Celestial Charms said...

So sorry to hear about your Mack. My condolences, and I hope you and your hubby find comfort.
Hugs,
Maureen

Linda said...

I am so sorry to hear that you lost a family member. I know how that happens..they become part of the family. I had to put my cat down several years ago and didn't realize that I'd miss him.

linda said...

Oh Deb, I am so sorry and distraught for you. I cannot even imagine the pain of losing your beloved Mack. You and your hubby (and your other fur babies) will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Scrap for Joy said...

I am so sorry to read about the loss of your dear puppy. It is like losing a family member...the sadness is great. You and your husband made a hard but humane decision. I hope you come to find joy in the memories.
xoxo
Joyce

Perfectly Printed said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Losing a pet is so very difficult.

chris

Terra said...

I believe Mack is in heaven, playing with his dad and siblings. The lipstick kisses photo is priceless. Take care, I know this is a sad time.
Terra

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I am so sorry to hear about losing your precious Mack. I hope you can think about all the good times you had together and how he brought smiles to your heart.

hugs and love,
Danielle

Cheryl said...

*gasp* Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved pet. There are no words fitting enough to ease your pain. *big hug*

Janet, said...

It is so, so sad when a pet dies. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Deb, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I Love your kisses you shared with him. How sweet.
I'm sure Mack will never be far from your heart but missed greatly.

hugs Lynn

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh Deb, I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved furbaby. That shot of your lipstick kiss on his head is just priceless. Hugs to you and your family.

Debbie Kay said...

So sorry Deb, love you and holding you close to my heart.......ALWAYS!

Debbie

debi said...

Oh Deb, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Mack. He looks like he was a wonderful companion.
Sending hugs, Debi

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Deb,

So sorry to hear about your furbaby. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending you a big hug. Love the lipstick kiss on his head.

Hugs,
Debbie

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Oh Lordy: I know what your husband and you are feeling. I had to do the same thing for my boston terrrier Peti and a year later my Miss Kitty. I was depressed for months until my DH got me another boston terrier to love.

Melinda Cornish said...

Ohhhh Deb, I am so sorry....pets have a way of getting into our hearts and filling them up. Then they leave a empty spot when they go...I am sooo sorry for your loss and so happy that I got to do that quilt for you.....xoxoxo melinda