Saturday, October 24

Wilma is at peace!

No more troubled moments or fear of others for our brave little soldier who died in her sleep early morning.
The one picture I can not get out of my mind is of her yesterday, huge stitches on her head, massive shaven leg and pelvis walking tentatively around the house using her arthritic leg as the main one, allowing the pinned hip to rest.
Even when she was lying down it was just as the vet had said he would want.

Last night after her tea Wilma wanted to go outside to eat grass.
Obviously in discomfort.
At one point she was lying between the greenhouse and the shed.

She came into the house but was obviously unsettled.
She dozed off and I did too.
I awoke at 3.30 and she had died in her sleep!


  1. I'm so very, very sorry to hear your news! It is every dog owners worst nightmare I think to have your beloved pet hit by a car. I can't say anything to take away your grief, except that I am thinking of you & sending big HUGS your way. I know Wilma will always be with you in your heart. Lots of love, Sara xx

  2. Oh I'm so sorry to hear this. It seems Wilma died peacefully in her sleep but what a shock for you. Sometimes it's delayed shock that kills. Get out the photos and videos, laugh as you cry and know you did the very best you could for her. Thinking of you - Janice

  3. I'm so very sorry and am sending my thoughts and prayers your way.

  4. I am so sorry to here this sad new. My thoughts are with you xx

  5. very very very sorry.

    Leanne x

  6. So sad. The oldies don't do well with the anaesthetic. You must be feeling awful, sending you a cyber-hug. XX

  7. Oh Denise! I am SO sorry, but you know you did everything you could have for her - and she knew it. The best place for her was at home and she was happy with you. I am sending you great big teary bear hugs and praying that you will also be at peace.

  8. Oh, Denise, that is so sad. I am so sorry. Remember the happy days you gave her and she gave you.

  9. Denise and Jon, we are so sorry to hear this. You must know that you did the very best for her and I'm sure she died peacefully whilst sleeping knowing that she had had a full and joyous life with you both.

    All our sympathy and thougths are with you both at this sad time.
    Gary, Lesley and Emily.

  10. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Wilma. I am sure she knew how much you loved her and at the end was able to be at home with you, where she was loved and cherished.

  11. Sending you lots of love Denise xxxxxx

  12. Oh Denise! So sorry to hear about Wilma. She was a beautiful dog. I always like reading the posts when you had taken her for a walk. So sad. It's the hardest thing when your pets leave you, but I'm glad she did not suffer too long.

  13. So sorry to read this Denise.
    My best wishes to you and Jon.

  14. Denise you must be heartbroken to lose Wilma - I know she was dear to you both and a lovely part of your blog and life. My thoughts are with you xx

  15. My heart breaks for you. I know the loss of any pet is a hard one to take. Mourn her for a bit then rejoice in the fact that she was a part of your life, and that you gave her comfort in her last days.
    Blessing to you and yours.

  16. Oh Denise my heart breaks for you.
    I am so sorry, I know how close Wilma was to you.

    Love & hugs

  17. I am so very sad and shocked to hear about Wilma. There is a beautiful poem called "The Rainbow Bridge" and I hope it brings some comfort to you and Jon. Sending lots of {{{hugs}}} and ♥♥♥ Linda xoxo

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

  18. O I am so sad at this news - all I can offer is a great big virtual hug.

  19. Denise,
    Reading this made me weep, I'm so sorry about you and John losing your lovely dog, Wilma.
    No more pain for her now, only for those who loved her, and sadly lost her.
    RIP Wilma

    My thoughts are with you both at this sad time.


  20. Brave and beautiful Wilma. I see her as running on the beach. Loads of love.

  21. I am heartbroken bu t like my dear Wubby she went into the sleep of peace.Sometimes I feel they do it so we do not have to see them struggle more.I felt yesterday she was on the mend. I am so hurting for you all.How I loved her from afar..perhaps another Wilma another day, a monumental dog in my eyes.

  22. Ohh, I'm so sorry and sad for you ...
    Wilma will be always in your heart.
    Sinceres pensées amicales

  23. Though it's heart wrenching, if she was to go then it was best if she went in her sleep- at least you did not have to make "that" decision for her. She hung on till she was home with you both and you were there till the end. So sorry.

    )))big hugs(((


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