Tuesday, July 17th, 2012


Filed under: random — alison @ 16:08

I left work in the middle of the day yesterday to escort my beloved home from the hospital after a minor surgical intervention. Once home I paused to gently scratch the neck of my little dog Poupoune — my first ever dog — the one who used to be packed full of personality, eager to please and do and be useful; who helped save my beloved’s life when he was depressed; the one who at the venerable age of sixteen has begun withdrawing from life — and she tensed up and curled her tail between her legs.

She was suffering.

I called the vet and we’ll be putting her down tomorrow afternoon. My beloved has been busy preparing.

Poupoune trying her grave on for size.

Poupoune trying her grave on for size.

She has been dearly loved and will be sorely missed.


  1. Oh Alison, I’m so sorry. It’s been a bad day for dogs: friends of ours in Woodstock, NY lost their young Rhodesian Ridgeback, cause so far unknown.
    I hope Poupoune’s and Pepe’s graves are a nice distance from each other!

    Comment by ina — Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 @ 16:20

  2. So sorry to hear that. It sounds like Poupoune had a long and eventful life. I’m glad we finally met, even if only the once.

    Comment by Blork — Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 @ 16:32

  3. I just had to remind myself when I had to take Tiny and Echo to the vet for their final visit that I was actually doing the kindest thing possible. I knew it was Echo’s time when she didn’t even growl at, bite, or scratch the vet! That was a first. Much love to you all. X0 – Roz

    Comment by Roz Cummins — Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 @ 16:49

  4. Bon courage. C’est tellement difficile de dire au revoir :(

    Comment by Martine — Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 @ 16:56

  5. Kiss Poupoune for me!xx

    Comment by Katinka — Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 @ 19:35

  6. Hugs all around

    Comment by Andre — Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 @ 05:02

  7. Bye-bye Poupoune, you were muchly loved. Glad you got to try on your grave so you didn’t get one too tight. Enjoy your rest, and may you come back to grace someone else’s life!

    Comment by Leanne — Saturday, August 25th, 2012 @ 10:12

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