I have just written a post about our holiday but really couldn’t find a good way to add this into it. I’m hoping that the quicker the better, right? Then I won’t have to speak about it again.

We went back to New Zealand over Christmas and while we were there, our Brown Dog died suddenly. They think it was a heart attack as the staff in the kennels found him lying on his mat, seemingly asleep. He would be 8 years old this week.

This is particularly hard as that bloody dog was fine when we left. There were no warning signs, so it was completely unexpected. And he died on his own, when we weren’t there. I don’t think there’s any way that it could be easy but that is the part I just can’t let go.

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  • Cas

    Oh man, that sucks big time. I really feel for you, Jac. We lost our black dog really unexpectedly just before Xmas 2008 and it still smacks me around to think of him. I like the mental image of him sleeping though, it’s a little bit comforting when you’re angry and sad.

    Give your other furry kids an extra hug.

  • Oh no! I’m so sorry. That sucks big time. There’s a big furry hole in the world. :(

  • I feel like howling. Awful, awful news.

  • Oh Jac, that is awful. I’m so sorry. RIP Brown Dog. He was magnificent.

  • So sorry to hear that. We lost our second dog while she was staying with my gran as we were between houses. Sounds like the same thing – she was curled up asleep on the doorstep and just didn’t wake up.

    At least it was likely very peaceful and quick.


  • Kate

    That is so, so horrible…for you, I mean. I like the image of him sleeping, too, and I hope that helps even a smidgy bit.

  • Alison

    Oh, I’m so sorry. I know – I hate it when people say that too, but I am. This just stinks. I know you loved him so much, and you guys gave him a very good life :)

  • So awful. I don’t really know what else to say other than it really really sucks.

  • Oh, that’s very sad. I’m sorry to hear that. :(

  • NIshah

    Oh man, I’m so sorry for your loss. And it sucks that you weren’t able to have been with him [>_<] RIP Big Brown Woof

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