Friday, May 20, 2011

Goodbye Hooch

 This has been a terrible week for us as our wonderful Hooch  dog didn't survive his battle with the tick born disease Anaplasmosis.  The disease went to his neurological system and on Monday his system started to shut down and we had to have him put to sleep on Tuesday after it continued to get worse.  Poor thing he was hurting so bad and went into continuous seizures.  Couldn't let him suffer like that.  Now he's in heaven with Steve's parents playing frisbee with Grandpa Carl and no doubt Grandma is fixin him eggs every morning, like she used to do. 

Odda is doing okey.  The medicine seems to be working for her.  We're not done with it yet, but will keep on checking her closely.  I'm sure she misses her buddy, and when Connie and Gene came over the other night with Chance, she had fun running and playing.  She doesn't fetch like Hooch did, but maybe Chance will teach her how!

2008

Hooch
2000 - 2011

Thank you everyone for your kind words,

12 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm so sorry. It is so very hard, both on us and the other family pets when one of our pets are no longer with us, that's for sure. Our Fritzi,(minature schnauzer) has been gone since a little over a year ago now, and our two other dogs still sense and know that he's not around to be one of their team members anymore.. I really think that dogs have their own mourning period that they go through when they've lost their friend.

Blessings,
~Lynn

Betty said...

I´m so sorry. I know it´s hard to loose a loved pet. Thinking of you!

shannon i olson said...

I am so sorry, I feel for you. Such a sad time and to see them suffer is awful we will have to make that decision soon here just because our doggie is getting old. very sad.

Sharon said...

Oh my heart goes out to you. I know how hard it is to lose a pet also.
They are so much a part of the family but we hate to see them suffer.
Prayers and hugs

Country Whispers said...

Oh how awful!
So sorry to hear your news. My heart goes out to all of you. Our pets become part of our family and it's so hard when we lose one of them.
Keep all the good memories in mind!

Mildred said...

I am so very sad to hear this news. You are in my heart and prayers. Love and a hug, Mildred

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Oh Hooch you were a little dog with a big personality - you will be missed lil' fella!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hey, It is hard to look at that last photo of Hooch..that was Monday afternoon and then he died on Tuesday night..so unreal. Chance is sure gonna miss him..me too. I hope you are hanging in there...it was good to see your post.
Did you know that when Hooch was a pup one time Arvilla had him over here and he jumped up on Gene's lap and kept on going till he was practically on top of his head..we all laughed. Hooch was a good dog.
I am so sorry:(

Lynda said...

It is so difficult to lose any pet but especially the ones with great personality. I remember when you had that post of him looking in the box. It's a great picture - - - like a Norman Rockwell painting. The end with pets is so difficult and heart-breaking but it is still worth the price of having them to love for a few years. I will pray for you all. The void left by the pet's absence takes some adjustment.

~Tonya said...

I am so sorry to hear about Hooch. It is always so difficult to lose a fur-baby, as we grow so fond of them. They take a piece of our heart with them.

I had a Grandpa Carl too. You don't hear that name much anymore. Take care. He is now no longer suffering.

Anonymous said...

I remember when mom and dad brought him home, he was so small, I was still living at home then, Hooch would try so hard to get up on the couch, and then he finally made it, I even have it on film, ill have to find that, and from that day forward Hooch claimed his couch, I loved that dog so, I will miss him!! Love u Hoochy poochy!! From Steph

Buttercup said...

Dear Jo, I am so sorry to read this sad news about Hooch. Keeping Odda in my thoughts and prayers for a complete recovery. I am so sad for all of you. Take good care.