Monday, September 27, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday and a tribute to Jeffie

Banana leaves are still pretty, even when they're dying:
at least I think so.

(this was in my post yesterday, but I'm trying to reach everyone who only visits on particular meme days)

This is a memorial to my beloved Jeffie.  Most of you have read about him and probably come to love his clown-like antics here on my blog - if not, just go down to my "label cloud" and click on Jeff or Jeffie and you will.  On Monday, September 13 (four days after my birthday) Jeff was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right front leg. To make an agonizing story short, and bearable, it went fast and we gave him his wings on Wednesday.  Jeffie would have been with us for five years in October, and would have been twelve years old in December.  Here is the last picture I have of him, taken a week before his death.  His leg shows misshapen, and it got twice as bad as the days went by.  His eyes show the pain he was in, even with 24 hour pain meds.  He told me he loved me and wanted nothing more than to be with me but to please let him go.  It was the right decision, at the right time, but oh my God how I miss him!
If you would like to join in on Mellow Yellow Monday, please click on the button to the right.  Peace.  B :(


Ricepatty said...

Oh Jeffie what a great guy - a super sweet "lap dog" if ever there was one :) I will miss you.

Lyndsey said...

Sorry to hear about Jeffie.

I guess the banana leaf is our version of Fall colors.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I am so sorry about Jeffe and what a wonderful tribute.

You are right, banana leaves are always beautiful

Mellodee said...

You've lost a member of your family; I'm so sorry! Too soon, too soon.

Kim, USA said...

Sorry to hear about Jeffie!
Wall of fruits

Kay L. Davies said...

Thank you for sharing the last picture of Jeffie. I know how painful it is to see a pet suffer, how painful it is to let him go. I've finally learned it is best to be grateful for the time we had together. I've had to apply that same rule when I lose the people in my life, too. It is never easy to go through the pain, but gratitude is easier than grief.

Alberta, Canada

Lydia said...

There's nothing harder in the world, sweet B.

My sister's dog was just diagnosed - same thing, front leg.

It's soo hard to let go.

Big hugs to you - Jeffie was a gorgeous dog. I'm sure he loves you from doggie heaven.

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