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09 April 2012 @ 09:35 pm
A Life Well Lived  
I intended to come home from my four day weekend and present you with a few words consisting of or abounding in pith regarding a dermatological visit, a Rached-type nurse and my own abject humiliation. Perhaps another time.

Instead, we got home and my father-in-law had to give us the sad news that while we were gone, our thirteen year-old black Labrador retriever, Katie Bell, passed away Easter Sunday.

She was an amazing dog. She once saved me from Zombies and a raccoon, liked to convince Nolan that she was a lap dog, served as a napkin for my youngest, was a bit like me (and vice-versa), and was generally the best dog in the natural free-born world.

We got to say goodbye as a family this evening, and put her to rest together.

Kate was loved well, and will be missed, for sure.
I am:: bed
I feel:: peacefulpeaceful
O Demanding One: Spr/Sum: Gerber Daisy In A Jarheyurs on April 10th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)

Aw, Carrie, I'm so sorry. *hugs close* I know you are crushed. I know how much you loved your Katie Bell, and how she was your "gal pal". ♥

(Anonymous) on April 10th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
Oh Carrie, my heart goes out to all of you! They teach us unconditional love every day! My thoughts and love are with all of you. All my love, Justin
Hyacinth Girl: Indianaeustacia_vye28 on April 10th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
sarea okelanisarea_okelani on April 10th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
I'm SO SORRY. It's always so hard to lose a beloved pet.
Kate: Hugs youmugglechump on April 10th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Carrie. I always liked hearing about Katie Bell. *hugs* I know you'll miss her sweet face.
seegrim: hand daisyseegrim on April 10th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Oh, Carrie. I'm so sorry. I feel like I knew her from just hearing you talk about her. Sending you all (real) hugs and love.
Sharlenemynuet on April 10th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
So, so sorry. Losing a pet is horrible.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: AHS - Vi with the pearl earringjandjsalmon on April 10th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
Oh I'm so sorry, Carrie. That's so heartbreaking. *hugs tight*
Jessica K Malfoy: pretty: cup of starsjessicakmalfoy on April 10th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
oh how sad. i'm sorry.

Mala: Earth at night13oct on April 10th, 2012 05:42 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry Carrie. I know how heartbreaking it is to loose you first baby/best friend. I never got over loosing my first dog either. *hugs*
idreamofdracoidreamofdraco on April 10th, 2012 08:43 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry! :( *hugs*
Leigh: Peeking kittyleigh_adams on April 10th, 2012 11:29 am (UTC)
Oh Carrie, I'm so, so sorry! I know how much you loved her.

Sylviaticklethepear on April 10th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
Comic Book Goddess: flowers - white flowersrainpuddle13 on April 10th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry for your loss! Katie Bell lived a good life and she was loved! That is an amazing thing and you were both blessed.

tracyj23: Cute - dog and mirrortracyj23 on April 10th, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you'll miss her terribly.
Not a lady at all: flower: bucketcosmo_jenny on April 10th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I am so sorry.
Elle Blessingway: Stock: Teddy Snuggleselle_blessing on April 14th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
I meant to come by days ago, but haven't had much computer time. But I'm really sorry to hear about your Katie Bell. It's hard to lose one of your furry babies *SNUGS*