I lost my little Roderick today. To say I am distraught, inconsolable, sad and defeated would be a total understatement. His abscess had spread and was going through his abdominal cavity, rapidly, and he had little chance of survival if we put him through surgery. I didn’t want to lose him but I didn’t want him suffering any more than he already had. I don’t want to write a big post about this – that would be tacky and disrespectful to my little man. I loved him more than anything and if I could trade places with him, I would do it in a heartbeat. He was funny, cheeky, brave and special. I was lucky to have him in my life for the 8 months I did and to be without him now makes my heart ache.
To all of you who have pets in your life, please cherish and love them and give them a hug from me. Be grateful for every moment you get to share with them. They are precious and beautiful and we are so lucky to have them with us for the short time they are allowed on this Earth. I’m not talking to God right now – he wouldn’t want to hear what I have to say to him at this minute – but I hope that if he’s really up there, he’s taking my little man in his arms and letting him know he was loved and that there’ll be no more suffering for him.
RIP Roderick – you were everything to me and I’m sorry I let you down.