Monday, November 24, 2008

We loved you Taco


Jeff brought Taco home in January about 4 years ago, just a couple of weeks before B was born. He was a year old, very sweet with our oldest son and ready for us to love him.
We left Saturday and came home Sunday afternoon and he was laying in his kennel dead. He was only five years old. He wasn't sick and we don't know what happened. Last night was very hard for us. L and B went outside to see him and L wanted to help Jeff bury him, he insisted on helping. We are going to build a cross for his grave tonight and put it next to where he is laying. My heart is breaking. L specifically asked for me to pray for him last night, we prayed and moved the kids to bed with us. It was hard seeing my two older children so upset, I couldn't take the pain away, so we all just laid there and held each other. Jeff told the kids that Taco was chasing birds in Heaven and I'm sure he's running as fast as he can. He loved racing cars that went up and down our street, he usually won. I bet God is having fun watching him, just as we did.
Taco, we loved you very much and enjoyed our time that we had with you. I'm sorry you had to leave us.
Katy

17 comments:

Deanna said...

(((Oh, Katy))), that just breaks my heart. I'm so very sorry. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Liz said...

Oh Katy. I am just SO upset for you and your sweet family. You know how crazy I am about dogs, so I can hardly imagine how I would react to something like this. I'm praying for you and your kids today, so so so very sorry about Taco.

Kim said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. My heart is sad for you all right now.

Jennifer said...

This VERY SAME THING happened to friends of mine about 6 weeks ago. Sandy was a five-year-old lab. You just aren't prepared for something like this.
I'm so very, very sorry. Isn't amazing how are animals get their way into our hearts? You and your family are in my thoughts.

Kacey R. said...

Oh Hon. I am so sorry to hear about this. That just hurts my heart for you and your sweet family. I will say a prayer for you. I think it is great what your husband said to the kids. I am sure he is right.

Lauren said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dog. You are in my prayers.

Rosemarie said...

I am so so sorry - I cannot imagine what that must have felt like. I will pray for your family and the cutest little dog there ever was - those photos of him are precious.

The Brown Box said...

Katy i am so sorry--taco was such a sweet dog! Give those precious babies a hug from me--times like these are so tough. Why does life have to be so hard?

Sasha said...

So sorry- I know how hard that can be. Thinking of you and your family....

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Oh Katy! Oh, I am so, so sorry for your family's loss. I can't imagine how upsetting that would be for everyone.

Many, many hugs from us.

Mamalicious said...

Katy, I'm so sorry. My heart feels your pain.

Holly

P said...

I know how much that hurts. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Mandy Rose said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry! I know how terrible you must be feeling. I can't imagine losing my Miss K and she is right around Taco's age. Our pets can truly be like children to us. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Have you ever read Rainbow Bridge? Someone share this with me when our last Boxer died and I enjoyed it. Here's the link (you should share it with your kids):

http://www.rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm

Shannon said...

I am so sorry to hear about your family member Taco. We have two dogs ourself-I can't imagine what you and your family are feeling right now. Our prayers are with you, and your little ones.

morewineplease said...

Katy, honey I am so so sorry, we had something very similar happen 2 years ago. Ashton was the one that found him....Its heart breaking and so hard to get over.
Hug to all of you!!

anniebanannie said...

Oh katy...so sorry about your little pup. I know it's so difficult, it makes my heart hurt...

Michelle said...

Oh Katy - I am so sorry. That is just awful. I wonder what happened to the little guy. I'll say a prayer for y'all. :(