On the fourth of July, 2007 Caleb Potter was involved in a skateboarding accident.
He suffered serious injuries and continues to need all of our positive thoughts and prayers.
This blog is to serve as a space for updates on Caleb's journey of recovery.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Spudly was dignified till the end.... shook his head and insisted on standing even after the vet administered the shot which should have taken him down.
I was impressed.

My friend Anne passed this to me to read to the boys while we buried him.
Old dogs have stood the test of time and event and circumstance. They come now slowly, and lay at the foot or close to side, jowls flat, eyes faded with fog of cataract, their muzzles and paws white or speckled salt and pepper. But they come. They want to be close. They are great treasures, these old dogs. For they are more than themselves lying there. They are us.

Christmas was wonderful in spite of our loss...we decided it that way..we chose it...to laugh, to smile at each other,to hold dearly and tightly that which has come to mean the most...just us being together.
Caleb continues to impress; just like his old dog. He fights each day to re-gain some sort of understanding. He remembers more. He laughs louder and more often.
He too is a fighter.
I will remember how he beat the odds when I am low, how he smiled when he was tethered to his bed, and I will shake my head and insist on standing when I feel I can't do this anymore. These are the lessons I walk away with,.................... and I walk, and I walk, and I walk.


Blessings to all of you in the year to come.

8 comments:

Roberta said...

I am so sorry you have lost Spud but glad you can release some of your bottled up tears. It is so hard to put an animal down, but it is a last act of kindness if it needs to be done.
Love, Roberta

Jerry G said...

We'll be facing that decision someday soon too, I fear. So sorry to hear about Spud. By all accounts, he had a good life. Onward into the new year - wishing you peace.

BenBirdy1 said...

and to you, dear sharyn. xoxo

peg said...

Happy New Year Sharyn, Caleb, Kai, and Max. Rest well, dear Spudly.

We are walking that road right beside you.....and we will walk and walk...
As always, with hope and love,
peg from PA

amy in ct said...

sharyn and family
so sorry to hear of your loss, i have had to do the same in recent years, it sucks beyond belief. but you were able to get out some of the hurt and tears you were holding on to, and this is a good thing.
maybe you can have another 4 legged comrade soon... or teach the little goats to walk on a leash :)
love and peace to you all
amy in ct

Melinda from Greenfield said...

And to you and yours, Dear One~

FELIZ ANO NUEVO!!!!!

Con Todo Carino,

Melinda

Lilz said...

Sorry to hear of your loss :( RIP Spud! You were a great companion and friend to many. May your soul rest peacefully. Happy New Year to you Sharyn and the boys. XOXO

jff said...

Spudly,-
Met you once lumbering about...seemed like a good candidate for a great companion. It brings back my sadness of 15 years ago. RIP...