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Monday, December 17, 2018

💔Murphy💔

Hello my friends. I have sad news to share. On Friday we put our Murphy down. He has been suffering terribly since he tore his right ACL in the middle of November. He has been on pain pills to help him, but he still fell down daily, and had to be helped back up again to walk or stand. Mainly it had to be me to help him back up, because he might bite anyone else. Some times I have had to wear gloves so I do not get bit. You can imagine how stressful this is for all of us, including dear Murphy. He was about 70% blind. This was a very hard decision to make, but Murphy's quality of life was not good anymore. We loved him. We are glad we gave him 3 good years after we adopted him from the humane society when he was 12 years old and his owner went to a nursing home.
These are the ornaments I made for each of us the first year we got Murphy. The poodle pattern is 103 years old. It is in the Antique Pattern Library. It is found in Markbok. It is a Swedish pattern from 1915. I made up the snow scene. When we first got Murphy, he was very healthy and ran around our backyard like a nut, twice a day, every day.
Stitching and praying,
Vickie



31 comments:

montse v said...

Oh, what a sad news! Rest in peace.

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh Vickie, I am sorry to hear about Murphy's passing. Thinking of you at this time!

Linda said...

I am so sorry for your loss Vickie. At least he is not in pain anymore.

Linda

Honeybee said...

Aw, Vickie. I'm so sorry about Murphy. Losing a beloved pet is such a unique kind of grief. I'll be thinking of y'all.

Vicki said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. This is such a difficult loss. How's Henry coping? Thinking of you all.

Carol said...

I know how quiet your home must seem without him, Vickie... You gave him a wonderful loving home for the last few years of his life! Sending a caring hug your way ♥

Katrina said...

Oh Vickie, how terribly sad and I'm sending you a big hug xxx

Cynthia said...

Vickie, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I'll say it again Vickie, he was lucky to have you there to care for him when he needed you most. His photos remind me so much of Brandy when he became an old fellow too. It's so hard to lose them and he will be missed by you all I'm sure.

Barb said...

My heart is so sad for you Vickie!

marly said...

So sorry Vickie. You filled his final years with much love and happiness.

Penny said...

Such heartbreaking news, Vickie, I'm so sorry. I know he was loved and very well taken care of. Sending hugs

LaNelle said...

Sincere Sympathies on your loss...grateful he had found such a loving home & family with you ..your first stitched piece is adorable such a treasure

Sweet Sue said...

murphy was lucky to have found you vickie, a warm home where he could be loved til it was his time to go. i'm so sorry... xo

diamondc said...

Vickie: I am so sad for you and your family.
I know in your heart it was the right thing to do, he is at peace.
It has been fun seeing his photos and little stories about him on your Blog.


Catherine

MartinaM said...

Hi Vickie,
That's a pity, but I think you've done the right thing for dear Murphy. So he has no more pain now.
I hug you, Martina

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
You gave Murphy a lovely home for his last years.
It was the right decision for him.
Big Hugs, Manuela

Marilyn said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Murphy.
But, you gave him a great life & loved him so.
((((((HUGS))))))
Marilyn

butterfly said...

Oh Vickie I am so sorry ,it's always hard to make that choice , but you did the right thing .

Maybe he can play with my Poppy in heaven.


Always a sad time to say goodbye to our loved pets.


Big hugs and Kisses

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

RIP sweet little Murphy. ((hugs)) to you and the family sweet friend. I am so sorry you all have to deal with this loss. Blessings to you all

Babs said...

I'm sorry for your loss

woolwoman said...

so sorry for the loss of your dear companion Vickie. It's so hard to let them go - that's why after showing dogs for 25 years - I no longer own a dog. I love the Murphy ornament - very sweet remembrance. Hope you rally up and have a lovely peaceful Christmas
Mel

FlashinScissors said...

So sorry for your loss, Vickie!
It’s always hard to part with a loved pet, but I’m sure you made his life very happy while he was with you!
Your little ornament will be a lovely reminder of him.
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Margaret said...

I already said this on instagram, but I am so sorry about Murphy. You were an amazing mom to him and gave him a good life while you had him. Lots of hugs. Now it's just Henry, isn't it? Sweet Henry.

Lili said...

So sad news... I'm so sorry, Vickie. It is so hard...
Big hug!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Murphy was a luckly little poodle to have those years with you. He will never be forgotten and you have so many little reminders of him.

Mary H said...

Oh Vickie, I am so sad for you on the loss of dear old Murphy! You were so good to see him through his golden years and he clearly gave you a lot of joy. I hope all your happy memories bring comfort!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I am so sorry for your loss. How wonderful for Murphy that you found him and were able to share these last years with him. You were brave to make that decision, but you were so right to do so. It’s such a hard thing to do, but really, the final kindness for your much loved pet. My thoughts are with you. xxx

Bluebird said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Murphy.I'm sure it was a difficult decision, but certainly the right one since he was suffering. This is the first time I've left a comment, although I've enjoyed reading your blog for awhile now. I've always liked reading your anecdotes about him, and the ornament will be a lovely remembrance.

Astrids dragon said...

I know I commented on IG, but I wanted to let you know I'm still thinking of you.

rosey175 said...

D:

Poor Murphy! It's so terribly hard to say goodbye to them even when you know the quality of life isn't there anymore. You gave him a new life and he's running around like a nut again in the Better Place. I've always liked that particular ornament you stitched of him. I hope Henry is coping well too. *huuuuugs*