Friday, October 5, 2007

Forever Hooey Hound


Tackhammer's Fred
May 2, 1996 - October 5, 2007
Cancer is an ugly, aggressive disease. There was a mass hiding behind his liver, more than half the size of his liver from what I could tell from the x-ray and ultrasound. The Knight held his four-legged boy and we cried and petted him, long after it was done. I remain in awe of Dr. Nancy Handley and the staff at Georgetown Vet. Their compassion and genuine affection for our dogs is remarkable.
I'd like to write more, but I just can't. Thank you all for your kind words about Mugsy's birthday and all of the support you've given us the last couple of days. Please forgive me if I don't answer each reply this time; this wound is just too raw.

40 comments:

Anne said...

Arrooohhhh Freddy. Have fun up there in heaven, where the steps won't hurt ya anymore, and if you see Maddie, give her some hugs - she'll keep you company til Mugsy and Mom and Dad and you can all be together someday. I'll miss your droolin and getting to howl with you when I go see your momma next - you send her some slobber down to keep her and daddy okay while they grieve. You're a good, sweet boy.

Nichole said...

Please let me know if there is anything at all you need or I can do... Fred was called over that Rainbow Bridge for a reason. He was one of those great pups who got to live a wonderful life and knew what it was like to be LOVED.
Many hugs to your entire family... keep an eye on Mugsy too. Losing a sibling can be difficult for older pups sometimes... don't let him fall in to depression.

vegasangelbrat said...

My original Lady along with others sweet loved doggies met him their too. No more hurting, just fast running and prancing and playing all the time. We'll meet you at Rainbow bridge on day, until then Slober on Oh Freddie boy, slober on, you can do whatever you want to up in doggie heaven :)
Chan & Mark, you can be proud of your old boy! He's a cutie for sure and a small memorial will help too. Hugs to you both & lots of pets to Mugsy, he'll need you lots now, I know from experience there. Love you guys!

Sharon said...

You already know my thoughts are with you. (((Hugs))) for all of you.

Bubblesknits said...

We're all here for you. (hugs)

Alana - Knit Wit said...

My heart just hurts for you.

Find peace in knowing what a wonderful family you were to him, and how you unselfishly let him go across that bridge when he needed to.

StarSpry said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you, your husband and Mugsy.

Michelle said...

Oh no! Fred, Chan and Knight... we're sending all the doggie slobber we can conjure... I'm so so so sad for you all! Fred have a fun time over the rainbow honey! Go get those bunnies!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Oh, honey - sending you a big cyber hug. (((HUG)))

I'm sorry. Loss is a hard hard thing.

Hege said...

Sorry about your loss ((hugs))

Sue J. said...

Deepest, sincerest sympathy and understanding on your loss of Fred. What a special boy. He will be in your hearts forever until you are reunited. May time ease the pain, and may your wonderful memories carry you through these difficult days. We are all here to help.

KSee said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I've been under the weather and have not been posting but have been keeping up with you.
Hugs to both of you.

Virtuous said...

Oh my gosh Chan I am so sorry about Fred! You and Knight loved and nursed him thru it all and for that you both are angels! Truly know he is feeling better now.
I know it is hard to get past a loss of a loved one and family member but just know there are better days coming with loving and joyful memories of Fred in them!

Surviving said...

I'm so sorry you and your family are going through this. It is so hard. I just wish there was more I could do for all of you!

Tibbers said...

Ah honey, I'm so sorry that you have to deal with this loss!! My thoughts are with you and the Knight. If you need anything, please let me know. As Sue J. said, the pain will ease and the memories will remain and help. Much hugs from R and I.

Yarndemon said...

Oh Chan, I'm soooo sorry!!! I know how you feel, my heart goes out to you!!!! No need to reply, just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you..... (((((hugs)))))

Monica said...

I'm so sorry. Loosing a member of the family is so difficult. All of our thoughts and good wishes are with you through this difficult time!

She'saCraftyOne said...

That's soooo sad. I'm so sorry for your loss. Pets truly are family members and they need to be mourned in the same way. Again, I'm so sorry :(

Bertha said...

Oh no. I am so so sorry for the loss of your beloved pup. :(

Devin said...

You're in my thoughts- he's playing with all of those that have gone over the bridge- he'll be waiting for you.

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Oh Chan...I am so deeply saddened to hear this. You and the Knight are in my thoughts tonite. I know how hard this is. No need to reply, take your time to grieve and we're all be here for you. wishing you much love and peace.

Michelle said...

Hugs... I'm thinking of you and the Knight...

mamarara said...

So sorry about Fred. Prayers go out to you all

Criquette said...

My deepest sympathy for you and the Knight and Mugsy. It's never easy letting our dear fur children go, but at least we can free them from their pain. You'll be together with him again one day! Hugs from me and my pet posse.

Alaina said...

My heart aches for you.

Take care..you are in my thoughts...

jopal said...

You and your family are in my thoughts.
We had to have one of our cats, Kelly, put to sleep because of cancer last month. She was with us for 12 years. I still miss her.
I know how difficult it is right now. No need to reply. Take time to grieve the loss of your loved pet.

sophanne said...

I found you through Alabama Fiber- I'm so sad for you and the Knight. I lost my Sophalina this summer and posted Where did she go? - not a tribute so much but some words that made me less sad when I reread them. I hope you find less sadness.

knitncycle said...

I found you through InsaKnitty. I'm very sorry for your loss. Losing Thomas, my cat, a year and a half ago was devastating. Keep the joyful memories close and just cry as much as you need and whenever the tears come.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Such a handsome boy. I am so very sorry for your loss. I found you through Mary's blog and her little tribute. We lost our beloved Bubba Joe in 2004 and we still miss him although we can now think of him and smile at the wonderful memories he gave. I do so hope he and Fred are up there playing together. I am sure they are all having great fun. huggles

Dianne said...

Oh so sorry to read about your Fred. They take a piece of our hearts with them when they journey across the Rainbow Bridge.

[[[hugs]]]

Nannette said...

I'm so sorry Chan. I will keep you in my heart and in my prayers. ***HUGS****

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

So sorry that you lost your beloved pet. You gave him a wonderful life and comfort at that final moment. Prayers and hugs to you.

Miss Me said...

so sorry for your loss. rest in peace, fred.

Grace Yaskovic said...

CHan, I am sorry you have to go though this, love, Grace

lauriec said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sending you many many hugs!

Yarn Collectors Anonymous said...

I think we have all been through this at one time or another and there truly just isn't anything sadder than the loss of a beloved pet!!! My heart aches for your loss!!!!

Dorothy said...

Chan, I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved Fred. We recently got the news that our 3 year old Corgi has a very aggressive form of cancer and will probably not be long with us. So far she's not in pain, but we know the time will come when we have to make the hard decision. My heart goes out to you.

CelticMommy said...

I found you through Michelle and am so sorry to hear about your poochie. My mother and father in law had a basset just like him, only she was named Betty... died before her time and my in-laws were devestated. The loss of a beloved pet is so hard! Sending you and your family hugs and good thoughts. ~Hettie

The Knith Degree said...

Dear Chan and Family, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend and companion. May the good memories fill the hole that the grief has left. Love, Roni

moo said...

chan~I found your link through my friend, Sue J, and I wanted to come over and express my sympathy to you and your family in your loss and grief. May great memories of your beloved pet remain forever in your hearts