Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ode to Val

This is a LO I did the night I got him. My Scrappy Valentine. Sam says, "He was the only one who would play with me whenever I wanted." His playful nature was something we could always depend. He always made me feel happy.
On August 7th at 2:30 Val was escaped from the house and was hit by a car. Sam and Cody witnessed the accident. Clay and I rushed home from dropping Luke off at band practice. Val was still so sweet even though he had been through such a terrible ordeal. I guess it was the shock. When we took him to the vet, he stated that there was just too much damage. It was a terrible choice to have to make. Sam and I said goodbye to My Scrappy Valentine. Clay stayed with him to the end. The rough part was giving the news to Luke. I think it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
We continued with our plans to take Cody back to college. So, we were occuppied for a few days. It was so hard returing home on Sunday. A certain energy seemed to have vanished from our home. It is very quiet. Our other dog Kipper seems to notice it as well. I'm just a little sad. I thought I would be over it by now.