A Not So Wordless Wednesday...

Shelby girl <3

With a heavy heart, I am writing today's post.

Shelby has been sick for quite some time now - had three surgeries to remove tumors. After complications and just cancer completely taking over her body, sadly, Shelby had to be put to rest on Monday.

I know it was so she wouldn't suffer anymore - her leg was swollen three times normal size, it was bleeding + oozing, she lost 5 lbs in just 10 days, she would only move from her bed to the living room...I could go on + on with her issues.

I've never had to put an animal to sleep before - they've all passed on due to natural causes. It doesn't make sense to me - my brain doesn't compute it - we don't put humans to sleep, but animals, we do? I have a hard time digesting it.

I just need to keep reminding myself that now she isn't in any pain - she isn't suffering anymore.

She was the best pup - ever. Had her for at least 13 years. She loved to swim, play fetch, chase ya...so energetic. It was so heart breaking when she was only able to fetch her ball three times before she gave up - it got to be too much for her.

I've lost a part of the family and it is so devastating, it really is. I know, with time, it will get a little easier. But there will always be an empty place in the house - and my heart.

So spoiled. <3

Sorry for the beyond depressing post today! It feels good to get all of that out, though.


  1. aww sorry for your lost... hope you feel better soon!

  2. I fully feel your pain. Actually, all dogs we have lost have been due to putting them to sleep. We've never had one die of natural causes. So I know it's hard, but God will get you through.

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  4. Oh my gosh, I'm SO sorry for your loss. This post brought tears to my eyes. The loss of a pet is SO hard - all of that unconditional love...

    It does get easier with time - I hope you start feeling better. <3

  5. Cami - We are thinking of you guys. Our dogs are truly a part of the family. They help see us through the good times and the bad times. We can tell how much she was loved (and how much she loved you both). Love to you and your husband from VA.

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  6. I am really sorry for your loss it really does suck when a pet who is part of your family has to be laid to rest. She is in doggy heaven right now with unlimited dog bones and fire hydrants galore. It does get easier with time.

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. Our dogs truly are like part to of the family, like our own children even. I've been through similar scenarios in my past and I know it is a very difficult thing and it takes time to heal. Just remember they will be waiting for us someday!


  8. I feel your pain - really. I have been there ... and people that haven't do not understand. Keep pictures :) Hope you can stop by my place again soon!

  9. i'm so, so, so sorry. that is really sad and hard. i hope you can find hope and joy this week!

    Sam @ fitness food & faith

  10. Oh goodness...I am so so sooo sorry for your loss :( Losing a pet is just as bad as losing a family member or someone else who you love. I am thinking of you and hope you are ok.

  11. Ah I am so sorry. My heart hurts for you. Hugs.

  12. I'm sorry hunnie!!! ::hugs::

  13. So sad for your loss. I had a black lab for 16 years named Shelby Lynn. BLOGGER HUGS to you today.

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  14. I had to have my dog put down, too. :( I made my fiance and his cousin take her though, because I couldn't handle it. I'm sorry!

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  15. I'm so sorry :( We also had to put our brown lab down 2 years ago and it still brings tears to our eyes :(

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  16. Oh Cami, I am brokenhearted to hear of your sad loss of a dear pet. Shelby looks like such a sweet dog. We know the sad experience of the same kind of loss of our two poodles. They both had a long life but they were our babies. It was the hardest thing to do but we know it was the only thing to do when they were suffering like your Shelby. I'm so very sorry.

    We now have a baby poodle that is our dearest little poodle and she lights up our life. Pets are 'family' that we dearly love.

    Blessings and love,

  17. Aww ((hugs)) so sorry =( They are such a big part of our lives and family we do miss them so much! We had to do the same with a dog we'd had since he was a little tiny stray and we took him in but he couldn't stand any more and he wasn't happy =( And maybe facing with another soon she is about 12-13 has a hard time getting up sometimes going deaf and blind. The other dogs bump into her and knock her down because she is just getting old =( It is very hard! ((hugs))

  18. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss, cami. What a beautiful tribute. You will be in my prayers xo

  19. Aw, I’m sorry to hear about your pup! That has got to be one of the worst experiences EVER, having to put an animal down. I’ve had to put a few of our pets down (and when I say “I”, I really mean my mom had to do it), and it’s traumatizing. She’s in a better place now, feeling no pain, so hopefully that should put you at ease.

  20. Ok, after reading your comment I had to come back. I am SO sorry, I know exactly what you are feeling and going through. The only comfort I have is knowing that we put him out of his pain and suffering even though it was such a hard decision. I bet Shelby and Zeus are together right now playing like they were puppies again =)


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