Friday, May 16, 2008

R.I.P.: Colbyjack Cole

Here are just a few photos of our sweet boy Colby...
Colby (what we usually called him) was our dog for about 12 years... he was a happy boy... and quite a good dog. My husband and I had to put him to sleep this evening around 6pm. He had an intestinal blockage (we think it was caused by him eating a (damn!)disposable diaper), and was in a lot of pain, even with the powerful pain medication the vet gave him, he was still quivering with pain, and we had to make the very hard decision that we didn't want to put him through surgery and anesthesia. Mike and I were both with Colby when he died, rubbing his favorite spots, and holding him in our laps. He was our 'first child' in a way, we got him together before we were married. Colby was a wonderful dog and we miss him dearly. Our handsome boy, with the permanent 'sparkle' in his eye... (light pigmentation in his right iris)

Colby was cautiously curious when we brought our daughter home from the hospital, but quickly warmed up to the idea of being a 'big brother'.
He was very alert to Taylor Anne's every peep, and made sure we were going to take care of the little wiggly being we had brought into his world. He loved to sniff babies and give them kisses, usually on the top of their fuzzy heads when he got the chance.


Here, He checks out the newest baby in the family, Maddox.


Some of the extended family additions (Tela, Merlot, Jack, and Tipsy), were always well tolerated, albeit with an annoyed look thrown our way every now and then...

He learned early on in life that the cats were the 'pack leaders'... and it didn't seem to bother him too much. Not much did, he was a happy-go-lucky dog almost all of the time. He was an important part of our family, and we are all sad, to say the least. Rest in Peace, Colbyjack! We miss you and love you so much!


This is my 100th posting on this blog... not the one I had hoped it would be. I had hoped to share with you my first Emmeline Apron, which I'm working on for the Sassy apron swap... but that's been put aside while I have been dealing with Colby's issues. I also would have liked to post about our great day in Greensboro, getting to ride on a Stage Coach and petting Clydesdale horses! These posts will come soon, I am sure. I am planning to do a give-away, but the details will have to wait until I can get to it. I hope you don't mind waiting just a little bit longer...

Thanks for being patient.

16 comments:

familyofmgms said...

Em, I'm so sorry that this happened. Colby was one of the sweetest dogs ever. He had a wonderful life with you guys. I'll always remember him trying to convince you it was time to feed him....all the time! It doesn't make it any easier, but he's not in pain anymore, and died knowing you loved him. HUGS big sis!

Natalie said...

You must be devastated. I didn't pay enough attention to the post title, and zeroed right in on that first picture. I was instantly smitten by that content doggy grin. What a sad realization to learn that he is gone.
I am so sorry for you. Obviously you loved him very much, and no wonder... he sounds like a wonderful dog. I am glad for him that he had a life with you, loving and caring to the very end.

SewAmy said...

Oh Em, I am so sorry!! My heart is breaking for you.

Andrea said...

What sad news. These pets become such a big part of the family I know.

Angela said...

Your sis told me to check this. It was sad to hear but your 100th posting is certainly a fitting memorial and testament to a wonderful dog. So glad we got to see him at TA's party - he was always great. I remember how he used to stand at the invisible fence line at the Clayton house even though there was no electric in it. And how he'd bark at me until I said "hey Colby!". He's always been a fun dog to visit and I know how much you both loved him.

Tipper said...

So sorry about Colby. He looks like he was truly part of the family. I know you all will miss him. Sorry again.

driftwood said...

sorry to read of your sad news. xx

atet said...

So sorry to hear about your loss of Colby. Hugs to you and your family.

Old School Acres said...

Oh, Em. You know how I feel about pets and must know how sad I am for you. It's obvious how much you loved ol' Colby.

AJ said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Libby said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Colby - it must have been a very difficult decision for you. But I'm sure he knows that it was one made only with great love *hugs all around*

Rocketgirl said...

*hugs* What sweet memories you have! I never had a animal about to love, but I think it's so sweet how they become family. Congrats on 100 posts, and thanks for sharing all the pictures. Your puppy and weee kiddos are so adorable together!

Dana said...

I am so so sorry. Pets are a part of the family. Sorry.

Rian said...

Sorry to read about your pup. That's always so tough.

Luckily, the ostrich survived! :-)

Thanks for your visits. Nice to know that my unwieldy, out-of-hand adventures look like fun!

jmbmommy said...

So sad about your puppy.

yvette said...

Hi Em, I'm really sorry for your loss. It is never easy for anyone to say goodbye to their pets. Keep all the good memories of him and remember him often.

Our German Shepherd passed on earlier last year when she was just 20 months old (suspected poisoning... the vets could not detect the poison to administer the right antidote), and she missed the birth of our 1st born just by a month (my boy was born 6 weeks premature). But it will get better... and we still speak with her fondly, talking about her antics and what a pair of troublemakers she would have been together with my boy.

Once again, sorry for your loss. And our prayers are with you and your family.