Farewell to the Super Frisbee Wonder Dog

Not sure how I will get through this post.

Last night we said goodbye to Rascal. He had a really rough January with seizures, not eating, and too many trips to the Vet who tried to help, but to no avail.  His situation deteriorated quickly last week and last night he couldn’t breathe. We couldn’t let him suffer.

Today the house is quiet, and empty of the joy he brought. He was truly joy on 4 feet. A remarkable companion.   There isn’t a room that I go into that I don’t think of him.  He would never let me go to the bathroom by myself.  He never understood a closed door.  Being and Aussie Shepherd, his main goal in life was to keep an eye on his herd.  So If I was in the bathroom, he had to be there too, leaning up against my leg demanding affection and attention regardless of the situation I was in.

My heart is broken. My husband and son are devastated, and our other dog Dolly won’t get off her pillow. She is despondent.  When I sniffle, and go for the Kleenex, she raises her head to look at me, then lays back down.

I know the sadness will pass, but his awesome memory will remain.

To quote Dr. Seuss “Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened”.

Thanks for the encouragement since he started his decline.  Thanks for sharing Rascal with me, liking the posts that he was featured.  The camera loved that dog.  He always seemed to be a picture waiting to happen.

26 thoughts on “Farewell to the Super Frisbee Wonder Dog

  1. Oh, Wendy, big hugs sent to you. Rascal is in Heaven, chasing balls and running free. My heart breaks for you today. I know that one day we’ll all be united wth loved ones, including our faithful pups. God bless❤️

    • A dear friend, upon meeting Rascal asked me “Couldn’t you figure out what color dog you wanted”? He was every color, and every talent of dog….and cat. I’ve never had a dog vomit where I walk to show how ticked off he was. He was joy on 4 feet, but energy too. My house won’t be the same.

  2. Wendy, I am so sorry for your loss. It is such a hard decision to make, but one of love when our “puppy” is suffering and doesn’t know why. Your loving companion, your treasured friend. May he rest in peace and may your heart continue to be filled with happy memories.

    • At his passing, I’m a wreck. I wish I could love people like I love my puppies. It’s something that I’ve struggled with for so long. It’s something prevalent in our family, and something I need to balance out. I don’t know if I’m crying because he’s gone or crying because my dog means more then my parents or siblings,
      My husband is wrecked out too. I’m kinda jealous. I was teasing him this morning that if he cries as much over me as he is about Rascal, I would be eternally honored. Oh to carry the same importance as the unconditionally loving pets.
      There is a lesson there. It might be hidden in being unconditionally loved.

  3. Wendy, I am very sorry for your loss. I completely understand the pain.

    Cherish the beautiful memories.

    Hugs and kisses to you!

  4. Aww Wendy, I’m so so sorry. My heart goes out to you. I know how much it hurts. I remember when I had to put my beautiful Bluey to sleep (many years ago). I’m almost ashamed to say I cried for him almost more than for more than my dad. Maybe because he was by my side for 15 years. Big hugs to you ❤️

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