Friday, July 3, 2009

Mr Burns, At Rest



The Burns died this morning. It had been a while since he ate and he could barely hold his head up so we took him to the vet and made the decision. We've been prepared for a while, but we were still surprisingly unprepared. Sister Meg and I stayed n the room with our hands on him while they put the needle in and his faint little heartbeat stopped.



We buried him with all of his winter sweaters. In the garden, near the fountain he fell in repeatedly.



He was one goddamned weird, difficult little dog but I'll miss him all the rest of the days of my life.



16 comments:

Leslie Johnston said...

I am so sorry, DG. Having done this a number of times in my life, I have a sense of what you're going through.

Lisa said...

Aw, dg. You finally made me cry. Here's a toast to little Mr. Burns.

Rooie said...

Ah, Deeg. I'm sorry.

Jeez, it's a bad week for dogs...Mr. Burns, Sophie, my cousin's dog Ozzie.

JosephFinn said...

Rest in peace, Mr Burns.

schmemily said...

Oh, I'm so sorry.

admin said...

Wow, I'm so sorry DG. The Porge has lost a friend and we'll all miss him.

nbm said...

Gosh. Sorry.

Katharine Weber said...

I am so sorry, DG.

Margie said...

DG! Honey, I'm so sorry. :(

Meg said...

That is such a fitting tribute to Bernie. Your house is going to be really quiet without him.

Edie said...

So sorry, DG. RIP Mr Burns.

Chris said...

I'm very sorry, dg. RIP, Mr. Burns.

Cara deBeer said...

Oh, poor Mr. Burns. So sorry to hear that. 18 is a pretty good run though - I am impressed.

Kaethe said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Deeg. That was some dog.

Sean Long said...

I've done this three times and it never gets easier. RIP, Mr. Burns.

Christi and Eddie and Kate said...

Absolutely beautiful and moving post.