June 12, 2016

No Happy End

Only one week after I introduced you to Finn, the terrier mix we recently rescued, we had to put him to sleep. It started with little twitches in his left front leg. Two days later those had turned into severe cramps that compressed his whole body. Finn was in awful pain and cried heartbreakingly. It was a neurological disease and the vets said that there is no cure. We are very sad that we had to let him go but at least we could give him a loving home for some weeks. He was a cute and friendly little guy who had won our hearts in a short time. He made us laugh every day and we enjoyed having him around.


We miss you. Farewell, sweet Finn!

46 comments:

Karen B. said...

Dear Julia,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your little friend Finn but now he is at peace and without pain. He was with someone that cared for him very much.
Many hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

eszter said...

I'm so sad:(

FrauHummel said...

Ach nein, das tut mir sooo leid! Er war ein entzückender Kerl.......
Wahrscheinlich ist es ein ganz schwacher Trost, aber trotzdem: er wird bei euch die schönste Zeit seines Lebens gehabt haben. Und das ist so viel wert! Ihr habt für ihn getan, was in eurer Macht stand.
Gäbe es nur viel mehr Menschen wie euch, die ohne grosses Aufhebens einfach nur das Wohl der Tiere vor Augen haben.....
Lieben Drücker und herzliche Grüsse!

tatjana said...

Liebe Julia,
oh nein, dass tut mir so unendlich leid. So ein süßer Kerl.
So kurze Zeit war ihm nur bei euch vergönnt, das ist ja schrecklich.
Ich drück dich ganz fest und ich bin mit dir traurig, viel Kraft
Tatjana

SocksAndMittens said...

My condolences. this is so very sad. At least he had a loving home for some time! RIP, Finn.

Dorthe said...

Oh Julia, how sad, I`m so sorry for you. It is awful to say goodbye, also if a new friend, when such a dear and kind little charmer. He was so lucky you found him and gave him loving days, before this happened.
I hope you cope, and maybe find another sweet little one to rescue and to love.
Hugs of love, from Dorthe
XXX

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Breaks my heart to see animals suffer, you did the right thing, and know that you enriched his life as much as he did yours. Rest in peace sweet Finn, and may you play at the Rainbow Bridge.

Bente said...

Oh I`m so sorry.
Sending you a warm hug

LuAnn Braley said...

So sad! I'm glad you had those weeks together. It was probably some of the best of Finn's life. Thank you for opening your hearts and home to him.

Kimkarlene said...

this is so sad... the photo of him is adorable! Sorry for your loss.

Patty said...

oh, the poor baby. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm so glad that he had a happy life for the time he was with you. I hope you will find it in your heart to do the same for another four-legged soul. So many need a loving family such as your own.

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Julia my heart is breaking into pieces. You are such an angel and gave Finn a good chance. So sorry this was not meant to be. He is over the rainbow bridge and at peace. I know how much you love to help these little guys out so I hope you will find another little one soon. Hugs.
Kris

Robin said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. We have had to put down several pets, and I know losing a pet leaves a hole in your heart. You gave Finn a loving home when he really needed one, and you will always be in his heart just as his memory is alive in yours. Blessings to you.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I'm so sorry to hear that.. and so thankful that you had it in your hearts to rescue him for awhile, even though a short time. I know of this happening to some friends of mine.. their vet bills were horrendous and they ended up having to put the sweet little doggie to sleep.... I'm sure his last weeks were so very happy thanks to you. Rest in peace sweet little guy. He looks so precious. I had a terrior back in the 70's, only for a short while (about a year) but he sure did steal my heart.. he was hit by a car and I cried for weeks.

Maureen H. said...

Julia,

I know you are heartbroken at losing Finn so soon, but God knew what he was doing giving Finn to you. Because of you he knew love and compassion and he didn't die alone, afraid or in a cage somewhere. He had a caring and loving owner and family to help him and although you will miss him, he will always be with you. I am sending you much love and many prayers.

Hugs,
Maureen

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I'm so sorry about your Finn. My Daisy went to the Rainbow Bridge just recently and my heart is broken. Thank goodness Finn had you in his life.

Barbara Casillas said...

The loss of a pet is heartbreaking. I have gone through it. But it is wonderful that he knew love while living with you.

liniecat said...

All has been said but thank goodness he found you for his last days.
So sorry.

amy of four corners design said...

I'm so sorry Julia - but you loved him for a little while and I'm sure he knew that...

Marci said...

He looks so sweet and cute. Thank you for feeding and loving him, you made him happy.

Marci said...

He looks so sweet and cute. Thank you for feeding and loving him, you made him happy.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You were both so blessed to have each other even it was just for short time. Bless his sweet little heart.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, dear Julia, I am so sorry. You gave him a loving home for the short time he had with you and he went to Rainbow Bridge knowing he was loved. Sending you a big ((HUG)). You are a wonderful loving person and Finn was so lucky to have found you.

Much love,

Marsha

Rostrose said...

Julia!
Ich bin jetzt gerade total fassungslos ... weiss gar nicht, was ich sagen soll!
Kann dich nur wieder einmal drücken und mit dir mitweinen...
Von Herzen, Traude

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Das ist sooo traurig - so ein entzückender Hund ... ich muss jetzt direkt weinen...
das tut mir wirklich von ganzem Herzen leid --- er hätte sicher ein wunderbares Leben bei Euch genießen können und EUch viel Freude bereitet.
Sei umknuddelt!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Oh my gosh I am so sorry. I am sure he was in your heart from the moment you brought him home. So sad for that sweet boy. xox

Kim said...

Oh how terribly sad. I am so sorry at the loss of your Finn.

Linda Walker said...

I am so sorry. As our last two dogs have been rescues from distant states we too were faced with illnesses that were not apparent when rescued but I would do it again in a second. We lost our first furry rescue too soon and I still think about him every day. How wonderful though that your sweet Finn knew that he was loved and was not alone or in a pound. He has the sweetest face. Again, so very sorry for your loss.
Linda
mysewwhatblog

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear Julia
I was so shocked to read this about dear little Finn when you opened his heart to a new way of loving and living. The neurological disease certainly progressed very quickly indeed sweetie. That must have been heart breaking to watch.
You do such great work with these little creatures and I hope it won't be long before another little dog enters your heart to stay again soon.
Love and big hugs to you dear friend,
Suzy xox

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh, I am so very sorry to hear this, Julia...you were there for him when he needed you. So sad...xoxo

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

sorry to hear that...

Curtains in My Tree said...


How very sad this is
There is nothing that makes me cry quicker than to hear a dear pet dog has died

My heart goes out to you and Finn

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that, poor baby and poor you, what a cutie. No, we can't let them suffer. thank you for your kind words on the Orlando tragedy

Carol

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

Oh I am so sorry to hear about sweet Finn, so sad.
Sending love and hugs to you dear friend
Carolyn

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, Julia, how sad! A big big hug.
Amalia
xo

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I am so sorry! He was a cute little guy! This is so sad. Hugs!

Katrin@kreativk.net said...

I'm so sorry Julia! He was such a cutie and I can imagine how you must miss him. But you did such a good thing and gave him a loving home! Hugs...

Rostrose said...

Liebe Julia,
dank dir sehr für deine lieben Zeilen bei mir! Freut mich, dass ich dich Falafel-mäßig zu Sesamkörnern inspirieren konnte - die passen wirklich prima! Der Herr Rostrose sieht mich meistens gar nicht, wenn ich so "zum Anbeißen" aussehe, denn die Fotos mache ich normalerweise kurz vor dem Ins-Büro-Fahren um ca. 6.30 Uhr, da ist er schon seit 10 Minuten weg, um seinen Zug zu erreichen. Wenn er geht, bin ich meistens noch im Bad. Und wenn er von der Arbeit zurückkommt, stecke ich schon im "Freizeit-Outfit" ;o)) [Aber natürlich sieht er dann meine Fotos davon im Blog! Und außerdem gehen wir manchmal auch gemeinsam aus ;o))]
Danke für dein 10-Grad-Angebot, aber das schlage ich gerne aus, denn dann hätten wir heute 42 Grade, und mir sind die 32 schon mehr als genug. (Obwohl es sich im Schatten schön sommerlich anfühlt. Aber BEWEGEN mach ich mich nicht - darum sitze ich jetzt auch im verdunkelten Zimmer vorm PC und lasse mich vom Ventilator anblasen!) In der Nacht soll es aber regnen, und dann hat es morgen zum Glück nur noch 25 Grad. Das sind dann MEINE Temperaturen ;-)
Ganz herzliche Rostrosen-Wochenend-Grüße
von der Traude

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Poppy said...

Dear Julia,

So sorry to hear of sweet, little Finn's sad fate. He was, at least, in the best of hands and hearts, during the last days of his life. The love and care he felt from you, I would like to believe, must have eased his physical pain somewhat.

I was touched that your grapevines remind you of me! Hoping you are having a wonderful, sweet summer, for you will certainly be delighted with your harvest soon!

Hugs,
Poppy

Optimistic Existentialist said...

My deepest condolences for the loss of Finn :( I am so truly sorry.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Julia I am so saddened to hear that you had to put poor Finn to sleep. At least he is no longer in pain. I'm sure he will be much missed.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh, poor little darling! So happy he found love with you for even a short time. Bless him.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh my goodness. This post brought tears to my eyes. I am so very sorry for the loss of your adorable little Finn. It was such a wonderful thing that you did giving him a good home for the last weeks of his life. Hugs and blessings to you!

Jeanie said...

So very sorry. It's hard to lose a family member this way.

ULKAU said...

Diese traurige Hundegeschichte hat mich total berührt, denn der kleine Finn war so ein nettes Kerlchen. Dein Foto von ihm ist so hübsch, aber irgendwie sieht er hier auch schon ganz traurig aus.
Eine ähnliche Erfahrung hatte ich auch schon einmal, als wir einen jungen Hund aus dem Tierheim geholt haben vor vielen Jahren... auch er war zu dem Zeitpunkt schon ganz krank, was aber erst ein paar Tag später klar wurde. Man gewöhnt sich so schnell an die kleinen Vierbeiner, nicht wahr!
Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

Michelle Leslie said...

That's so sad, I'm so sorry. RIP little one.