Monday, November 06, 2006

Thor, Nov. 1999 - Nov. 2006


We took Thor to the vet today to have him examined for some health issues that were also affecting his behavior. The prognosis for recovery turned out to be very poor. In the meantime in his pain and irritability, he had begun biting the children very, very badly. Max on the face and arm. Milo on the hand. Ben on the chest. The vet could not offer hope for improvement. She recommended he be put down.

I don't much worry whether he'll get into Heaven. I've never seen a door he couldn't slip through. I held him as he slipped into sleep. Then I took off his chain and his collar. He is free. G'bye, Thor, Dog of Thunder.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, Alaska. I'm so sorry for you and the rest of Thor's pack.

Poppins

Aunt Charlotte said...

We'll miss him- although I will always think of him as the coyote hors d'oeuvre he almost was at the farm (the first time he came). He was a good, smart dog who knew where the bread was buttered and how to get it! I'm sorry for your loss.

The Queen said...

Yes, LOL, he knew where the bread was buttered and how to get it :)

Writing and Living said...

I am so sorry. That's very hard, but it sounds like it was for the best.

((Alaska and family))

Staci

Risha said...

I'm so sorry Alaska. That's rough stuff.

Elizabeth said...

Oh Alaska! *HUGS*

Thor is jumping up on the Heavenly Fahter right now, asking for some bacon (and getting it!).

Donna Boucher said...

Oh no.
Such sad news.

Wishing for a happier tomorrow.

Donna

Becca said...

Oh, I am so so sorry. Losing a pet is so hard, even when it is for the best.

Anonymous said...

{{{{Hugs}}}} Sorry for your loss. How are the boys taking it? Denise

network weasel said...

Losing family member is rough. I am sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss Alaska. Hugs to you and yours.

Korrie in UT

kristen said...

Alaska, I'm so so sorry for your loss. (((you)))