Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Life Less Ordinary

My beloved whippet Violet was put to sleep this morning. Shane came this afternoon and buried Violet for me under one of the willow trees by the stream. Molly put a posy of roses, pinks, canterbury bells and alchemilla on the grave. Violet looked so peaceful and I couldn't believe that she had been so ill. It will take me a long time to get over this. I loved Violet so much - she was the sweetrest gentlest dog, and had three weeks of misery. A chain of events that could have all been avoided. It is an absolute tragedy.


Sinda said...

I followed along through your daughter's blog and twitter postings. I'm so sorry for your loss -- it's heartbreaking to lose a dog, a good friend, and for such a horrible and needless cause.

everybodysaysdont said...

I also followed this though your daughter's blog. I'm so sorry about Violet too.

Kate Lord Brown said...

Hello Aurora - so sorry about your loss. Found you through LLG. Very glad to see mine's not the only cheeky hound who prefers to be on rather than under the table. I shall add you to my blogroll.