Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Saying Goodbye to our dog Tallulah

Today has been really sad, I knew it was coming and still felt totally unprepared for how sad it has made me. Our rescue dog Tallulah had to be put to sleep today. She hasn't been well and the vet today told us she had cancer so we made the decision that we've found very hard to make, to let her go. I don't believe in animal suffering anymore than I do in human suffering. She has been a lovely little dog, our only one. We've had her six years (and 3 houses!) so it's very hard to get used to her not being here today and I think it's going to take us all a while to adjust to life without her.

When we first took her in, she had been found walking the streets with no clue where she'd come from. She had waited 60 days to find a family and my mother in law brought her to us as she thought she was a lovely dog and it would have been such a sad waste for her to be put down. I'm really thankful that she got to have another six years with us, we have taken her on holidays with us, camping trips, days out and even up a mountain!



 She has been spoiled and loved and thanks to the amazing imagination of Piper we had a peek inside her thoughts through the blog Piper wrote on her behalf. She was affectionately called "Chubby or Chub" and Piper often told us what Chub was thinking, sometimes all the time!! Chub had an opinion on everything and was often dropping her waffles (that's just for us to understand I'm afraid) And so she had this rather quirky character that everyone knew about. It's a hard presence to lose and the house feels so quiet without her little paws padding all over the kitchen floor. 

I'm so glad we had such a lovely family dog that helped cure Piper and even Bailey of their fears of dogs and I'm thankful that Tallulah got to be loved by us for the last six years of her life.



Rest in Peace sweet little Chubby xxxxxx


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  1. RIP Tallulah, a sad day for you all xXx

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  2. So sorry to hear of your sad loss. Our thoughts are with you all. xXx

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    1. Thank you Mel, much appreciated xxx

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  3. Oh such sad news, enough to make me well with tears. I can imagine how you all must feel. Our little dog has been with us for only 9 months and she's already such a big part of the family. Thinking of you xxx

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    1. Thank you Nancy, I've cried so much in the last two days. Six years is more than half of Ruben's life so it feels like a huge void not having her with us. She was such a big part of the family xxx

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