I haven’t posted in a couple of days. It’s really bugging me, but then I haven’t felt like writing either.
Timber, our Siberian Husky, died on Thursday afternoon. He was 14 and 1/2 years old. We found out on Thursday that he had a mass in his lungs which was making it very hard for him to breathe. He had masses on his liver too, and he was unable to eat.
He became part of our family when he was 7 and 1/2 weeks old. He and Koko (our now 15 year old Chow) were our first attempts at some type of “parental responsibility”. We didn’t quite plan that our “first attempt” would last for 11 years until Davey was finally born!
Timber was the most loving, gentle and goofy dog you could imagine. If you’ve known Siberian Huskies, they have many similar traits, so you have an idea of what he was like.
So I thought that today, I would write about Timber’s life and some of the fun goofy things he did. There were a lot of them because Timber acted like a puppy until he was nearly 12.
But then this morning I woke up, and I thought to myself – “ok that’s enough. I’m ready for Timber to come home now!”
So since he is not, I think I will try writing about him again tomorrow.
I’m so sorry to hear about Timber. It’s been 10 years since Gabby, our Minitaure Schnauzer, left us and there are times that I still well up when I think of her. Our pets become such an important part of our lives and when they die, they leave a big hole.
Take care. Thinking of you.
Those wonderful animals that are so part of our circle of love…we let them go with much emotion. They depend on us for everything that sustains them, and yet they give us some of the most loving, profound moments of our lives. I have read these words, written after the loss of a beloved pet, “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever!”
He’ll always live in your hearts. How great that you had such a wonderful pal in your lives. I still miss my Maggie and it’s been three years. I keep her collar in my car.
Oh C, I’m so, so sorry to hear about Timber. I’ve always envied people who were attached to their animals because I seemed to be lacking that trait–until Baxter the Wonder Cat. I know in time you, David & Davey will adjust to life without Timber and will always fall back on the wonderful memories of your first beloved pet that made a couple into a family. He looks like he was a much beloved pet, and I’m so sad for your loss….
I’m so sorry to hear this. I could tell just from your blog that he was a treasured part of your family.
I’m so sorry. It’s very hard to lose our furkids.