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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Ode to tinker

I bit the bullet and took Eddie for his final trip to the vets on Friday morning.

When I rang them to book, I cried.
When I got the the door, I cried.
When the vet called me in, I cried.
When I tried to explain, I cried.
When we went to the operating room, I cried.
As they anethsetised him , I cried.
When she put him to sleep, I cried.

He fought to the end, the little tyke. Nodding his head like a child who doesn't want to fall asleep. He wriggled around inside his anesthetic box, and ended up facing me with his nosed pressed against the side. She wrapped him in a towel and I stroked his little head as he faded away.

Our house is empty, quiet, less homely.
We decided to wear black all this week to mark Eddies passing.
As a childless couple I think Eddie was our first little child-type responsibility and we've both been hit hard by loosing him.

RIP tinker.

9 comments:

Chameleon said...

Poor little thing.
:(
Hugs.

Sarah Louise Parry said...

My sympathy is with u :( Losing a pet can be terrible, and ppl without animals just don't undastand the bond between pet-owners & their treasured animal. When my cat, of 11 years died, I was totally gutted and on a downer for days, just so you know that what you are experiencing is completely normal.

Louise said...

rest in peace little Eddie.

Guinea pigs are the best.

Gem said...

::hugs::

Laura said...

I'm so sorry :(

Andrea said...

Oh no! I'm sorry TP.

broke said...

Oh God - I'm so sorry to read this. It's such a gap when an animal leaves your life. Sending you warm wishes
B

TP said...

Thanks everyone - I'm feeling much more ok about this now.

I was struggling to get the image of Eddie being euthanised out of my mind for days, but life is going back to normal a bit now.

Brad Tastic said...

Hey,

I caught this late but am sorry to read it... must have been exceptionally hard. I'm glad to hear things are getting better, though. Take care. My sympathies.