Wednesday, August 12, 2009


On July 10, we said a very sad goodbye to our oldest dog, Gillis . I am very comforted by the fact that he is no longer lost, restless and confused. Dogs with dementia seem to follow pretty much the same disease path as humans...their blessing is that their suffering can be ended when quality of life is gone. Things are very different around here without him. He is much missed.

Gills - In my care January 21, 1997 to July 10, 2009.


Jean said...

Karen,I'm so very sorry for your loss. My Oliver has canine cognitive disorder (doggy alzheimer's) and is so often lost, restless and confused, so I completely understand the blessing that their passing may be even when our hearts are full of sorrow.

Shakespeare's Cousin said...

My heart hurts for you. I didn't realize that dogs, too, could get dementia. I have a 15 year old standard Dachshund/Bassett mix. So far, things are good with him except for a little arthritis. I know you must have taken wonderful care of him. I haven't been to your blog before, but your pictures and words show how much you love your animals. I hope to have many future visits.