Last week we said goodbye to Basil.
When we found out Basil was sick, I knew then I did not want him to suffer at all.
I wanted him to be happy and comfortable for the rest of his days. We also knew that our time with Basil could be short.
It was. Way too short.
Our wonderful vet gave us a referral for a wonderful doctor who makes house calls. We set an appointment, and we celebrated Basil. He had a grilled burger for breakfast, we set out pillows and blankets, and we sat outside in the fresh morning sunshine. Basil played with a squeaky - a stuffed garlic.
Basil loved the burger. He chewed and squeaked that garlic, and he wagged. He was happy, just being with us. I was happy he was able to be comfortable and calm at home, rather than anxious in a clinical setting. I was so happy to be able to provide that for him.
Today would be Basil's birthday. This has been a very sad and quiet week for all of us, and today we celebrate him once again.
We love you, Sweet Basil Bud.
I know this is so late, but I offer sincere condolences...I was raised with Doxies...they are loves! Oooh my, he will missed by all of us too... Xo
Kelly G. says
I'm so sorry. We lost our dachshund Ralphie last May and it still hurts, acutely, more than a year later. We were lucky enough to be able to give him four awesome days and then end his suffering at home, in the comfort of his own bed. Basil was a beautiful guy, and so lucky to have found such caring humans.
Beltane Stitchb says
lots of love from all family in France, Mina and the 2 cats
I am so sorry for your loss, these things are so tough.
This post made me cry. I know I'm going to have to make that decision soon(ish — dachshunds live to be 20 sometimes, right?). Mr. Barney Stinson is going to be 8 this year, and his back has been a battle for us.
I'm so sorry to hear this Kristina. Losing a pet is the worst part about having one.
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I'm so sorry for your loss!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Basil will always be with you. You were lucky to have each other.
Fenway Bark (my terrier) and I are sending love and big hugs your way. Sweet little Basil will be missed. <3
I feel honored to have "met" basil. The most precious dog! Sending you all love and so many prayers. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️