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Boo

I should post this before I go to bed.
Katie died yesterday. I don't think I ever mentioned it here, but in mid-January we found out that she had: a cancerous tumor on her shoulder, lung cancer, and fairly severe anemia. Her health had been steadily declining since then, though she out-lived the doctors' predictions by about a month. I gave her iron-heavy medicine everyday, since no one else could do it (my grandparents aren't that good when it comes to administering medicine to animals).

At around 4:30 yesterday, I heard vomiting sounds coming from the other room. I didn't think it was anything too bad, as she's been throwing up her food for the past few days (obviously, we knew that that was a sign she wasn't going to make it much longer). Grandpa had gone to meet some clients, so grandma and I were by ourselves. The gagging sounds persisted, and when grandma came downstairs, she called me into the other room. She was really scared and on the brink of tears as she asked me if I thought that Katie, who was now laying quite still, was alive. I walked over and kneeled down, trying to check her heartbeat. Katie suddenly started gagging again, but this time nothing was coming up. I knew it was almost over and that there was nothing we could do, so I just massaged her legs as her breaths became less and less frequent and, finally, stopped.

We'd been planning on taking her into the hospital to put her down this morning.
At least she died in a comfortable setting, even if it probably wasn't a very comfortable death.
And at least grandma's handling this much better than she did Stormy's death, since she's had months to prepare herself for it.


Goodbye, Katie. You made many people smile.



Things really haven't been too bad.
Picaresque is a gorgeous album. Simply gorgeous. I really love it, in its entirety.

I also enjoyed the American version of The Office. Not nearly as good as the original, of course, but I don't think it'd be possible to surpass the original.
Steve did a fine job, though. He made the character different, which is good if they expect the show to stand on its own. I look forward to seeing the future episodes with original scripts.

Also, SPRING BREAK! I'm going to fall asleep forever and never wake up.

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jaaaaamas
Mar. 26th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
Is the comedy behind the American show as wity and subtle as the British show? That's what i liked about it, how easily the humor could go right by you.

I'm really sorry to hear about Katie. It's never easy losing a member of the family like that<33
metatronis
Mar. 26th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC)
It's not AS witty or subtle. I mean, Ricky and Stephen wrote the teleplay for the American pilot, but it's still a bit more...American (and thus, less subtle). It still seems to be better than most American comedies, and could become one of the better shows on TV. We'll seeee.
leahthegreat
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:32 am (UTC)
Oh god your icon. The Imposters was the funniest movie ever.
metatronis
Mar. 26th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
Yessss, yes it is.
kokoro
Mar. 26th, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. If one of my pets died...man. I would be beyond upset. <333
gayalithiel
Mar. 26th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss. I know it's never easy, but I'm quite sure she had a great life with you all. *Hugs*
grrgoyl
Mar. 26th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Roxie. That is such a beautiful picture, though. I'm sure Katie had the best possible life with you.

I also loved the Office pilot. I missed the original, unfortunately, so I can't make comparisons.
metatronis
Mar. 26th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, if you ever get the chance to see the original, please do so! Mmmmmm...British comedy...
tinjasper
Mar. 26th, 2005 09:57 am (UTC)
She's beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss.
cosmiccastaway3
Mar. 26th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
sniff
My Dear Friend,
I cried so hard when I read this and I knew already. The picture of Katie is excellent and really captures her gentleness. She really was a wonderful dog. I remember how she used to attack me and I ould laugh even though a couple of minutes later I would have an asthme attack. She could always make anyone smile. An excellent dog indeed.
Love
Angela
swankyfunk
Mar. 26th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
So sorry, Roxie. That's a beautiful picture of Katie and I'm glad she had family like you to take care of her.
pineapplegrl186
Mar. 26th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
Pig
i loved that dog so much. Katie had a wonderful personality, she reminded me of the dog i had as a child, and she will be sorely missed.

p.s. i worked my but off today to earn some money and im going to buy Picaresque.

love you baby.
lallyloo
Mar. 26th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
Your entry actually made me cry...

I'm really sorry for your loss :( My bf's parents had to put their dog down last week (she was a golden retriever too) so I know how hard it is...

I'm sure she had a great life with you though :)

*hugs*
cosmiccastaway3
Mar. 26th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
you even got to my mom
My mom sends her condolences. She had a similar thing happen to her dog when she was seventeen. When I read her your entry she actually started crying! She wanted me to tell you that she wishes the best for your family and knows that Katie is in a better place now.
tea_and_apathy
Mar. 26th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
pig. :(

im sorry roxie.
emcee_mana
Mar. 27th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
Hey.

I'm not sure if you remember, but you commented on my journal a really long time ago. The post was July tenth of 2003. A real long time ago^^ For some reason, I never got back to you because I never saw the post. I was looking through my old posts and saw your journal, and decided to head over.

I'm really sorry about Katie. I know this probably doesn't mean much coming from a person you hardly know, but I am. My dog Lady is very old, and we sometimes wonder how long she'll last. I know I'll be crushed when she's gone, and have thought about it often while laying next to her.

Well, just thought I should offer my condolences..
-Kat
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