Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sad News

Morning! I have sad news...last Wednesday our Cocoa passed away. She had been diagnosed with cancer in December and given 6-8 weeks to live but she made it almost 8 months! She fought a good fight with only maybe 7 really sick days over the last 2 months. Tuesday she spent the day running, playing, barking, eating and plain old enjoying life! I won't go into the details of Wednesday but it wasn't good...she passed away at home, which I am happy about. She waited to pass away until my daughter had left to apply for a job and I had gone to get a neighbor to help me. She was the best dog! We are all incredibly sad! We will miss you Cocoa!

In other news...my son is home for a week from Oklahoma! He has lots of plans, of course! He is going to re-mulch for me though! :-) My daughter has an interview at a Detroit charter school on Thursday...she is excited! Hopefully, she will get the job...it would be good experience.

Next week is our 25th wedding anniversary so we have lots of things planned to do in Chicago. I will be taking lots of pics to show you plus before and afters of our apartment...I've been picking up things to make it feel more like home. When we first got the apartment we didn't plan to do much with it because we thought our house would sell and we'd permanently move to Chicago. The economy has made that very difficult so now it's time to make the apartment our home away from home. I love the things I've found and can't wait to see them all in place!

Hope you all are enjoying the last weeks of summer...our pumpkins are almost all orange and the leaves are starting to change here!



mysteryhistorymom said...

I am so sorry to hear about dear Cocoa. It's so hard to lose a beloved pet.:(

ON a happier note, I know you will have such fun in Chicago! It is such a fabulous place! Congratulations on your 25th anniversary, Sweets!:) Lori

Barb said...

Hi Kim,

I am so sorry to hear about Cocoa.
She was a fighter. Her timing was HER timing. I know she will be missed by all of you. I'm so glad she was feeling her oats on Tuesday.

Enjoy your time with your son. Saying prayers for your daughter.

25 Years-a big WHOO-HOO.
Can't wait to see your pictures.


Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Oh, Kim,
My most sincere sympathies go out to you. I know how attached we become to our faithful and trusting pets. They give us so much. Know that you will surely be together again in the eternity and Cocoa will be happy to see you again......


Rest in peace, Cocoa.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I"m so very sorry to hear about Cocoa. It's hard to lose our furbabies who come to mean so very much to us. Our comfort can be knowing they had a good life, knew they were well loved by us humans and that they are now frolicking at Rainbow Bridge.
Will you post pics of your apartment. Enjoy the time with your son and sending prayers and positive vibes that your daughter gets the job!

April said...

I am so very sorry to learn the news about your beloved dog. It's never easy when they pass away. Praying that you'll be comforted.

Bella Della said...

Oh Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful girl and I know she fought for a long time. Please know that I am thinking about you guys!



Dear Kim,
You know that you have my Deepest Sympathy...sending you a HUGE hug!!!
I almost started crying reading this post...Scout's been gone 2 months...:(
It's never easy losing a beloved pet. They are family.

Joyce's Journey said...

I am so sorry about Cocoa. Our dear pooch died at home also (last year) and it still saddens me, but I find it comforting to know that she was in her special, comfy place when she laid her head down for her final rest. Read the story of The Rainbow Bridge, if you haven't already. You can find it on Google. It is beautiful.

tincanlily said...

Sorry to her about your dog, Cocoa. Keeping busy should help. Congratulations on your 25th!
Take care,

mysteryhistorymom said...

Kim- Hey Cutie! I already filled the spot for the lady from Australia, but thank you so much for offering!:) Would you like to sign up? I am taking sign ups until Saturday. Just let me know!:) Lori

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Oh no! I am so sorry ((HUGS))

Angie said...

I am so sorry, girlie. Why didn't ya tell me when we were talking? I know that she is so happy now..no pain..no cancer...running around with my Cooper. Rest in peace, girl.

I am excited to see your apartment pics. I know you will make it a home. Enjoy your time together..I am sure you are both looking forward to it!

Sending out good vibes for the job interview..I am sure she will do well. Enjoy your boy being home, too....and put him to work..heehee!

Love ya! Angie

Judy said...

Oh Kim I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss your compantion. I am also excited about you fixing up the apartment and making it special,

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim!!! I'm sorry Cocoa had to leave!! She was definitely a fighter!!!! I'm sure Emma will miss her as much as you!Hugs

I'm glad your son is home to cheer you up!!! Don't work the boy too hard!lol Good luck to C on the job interview. And I already know you will have a great time next week! Trying to catch up!!!! I'll e-mail soon! Hope you feel less sad today - Sincerely, Jeannette

Judi said...

*hugs*...Kim I'm sorry about your loss. I have had to lose a couple of dear pets and isn't easy thats for sure. I am so happy that he had such a wonderful Tuesday...that he didn't have awful days....oh dear. I hope your son coming home will help keepy you occupied and happy.
Good luck to your daughter with her job...and almost a special anniversary too!
So exciting...
have a super day.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I clicked on your blog name from Judy's side bar... I am so sorry to hear about your Cocoa. As a huge animal lover, I truly feel for you. How wonderful Cocoa had a great home and was loved so much.

On a positive note, how nice to decorate your apartment - have fun!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ohhh, I hate to read that you've lost your sweet Cocoa. We lost our Golden Retriever, Chester, to cancer a few years ago. It's so hard to say goodbye when they've been a part of your family for so long. I wish you comfort!
Mary Lou


Hi Kim - Eric DID get a job not a week after I requested prayer on my blog! :o)

Barb said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you for coming by and entering my giveaway. The odds are in you favor-hehe.

Also, Thank you for wishing the kids luck on their move. They all love the Monterey area. Jayde and Hailey started school today. Kind of scary for them.

Poor Jeff is a little overwhelmed. He has 5 mid-terms tomorrow. When the Army says "accelerated", I guess they mean it.

Hope all is well with you.



p.s. I've left you a little something at my blog today. :o)

dana said...

Oh, Kim, I was so sad to read about your little Cocoa. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved fur-friend. I just know, however, that she is running and jumping in heaven and feeling great again. I hope she looks up my dear Buffy Cat who passed away five years ago. I STILL miss him!

L, Dana