Thursday, November 27, 2008

sad ending to a happy day

I love love love Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are my two most favorite holidays. I love getting to spend time with my family and see everyone we haven't seen in so long. For the past 3 years on Thanksgiving Day we have gone to Brandons grandparents and eat lunch then my Grandmothers and eat supper. Then Sat. to my other grandparents. This year we have soo much planned Thursday- his grandparents, my Mom's family, shopping, my family, my Dad's family. Well thats what we had planned atleast.

However today we go to Brandons family like planned and enjoyed seeing all his family and playing a little bit. We then made our way to my grandmothers, which my mom nor sister in law could be there because they are home with the stomach bug, my dad could not be there because he was at work so that put a MAJOR bummer on things.
Not 20 minutes after getting to my grandmothers did someone call and to inform us our sweet 6 year old lab was hit by a car. My mother and father in law quickly jumped to action and called around to pet emergency clinics. Luckily one in Jackson was open so we quickly left Brownsville and they left Hornsby (Bandit has been staying with them until we got adjusted here) to rush Bandit here. Everyone told us over the phone it wasn't looking good but I know Bandit he is strong and fierce and he wouldn't give up on us. But when we arrived at the clinic it was obvious Bandit wasn't hit by car he was smashed. There was no hope and we had to out our baby boy to sleep. Definitely LOTS of tears shed but the doc was really amazed he hung on that long. We will def miss him, I will miss having a running partner and someone to protect me. Aiden loved Bandit so much and Bandit was VERY protective of him. He never let anything or anyone near Aiden and Bandit would not dare hurt Aiden. Aiden wanted to touch him and was soo excited to see him at the ER (little did he know he would never see him again). Here are a few pics of our sweet baby and after 6 years with Brandon and 3 with me we will DEFINITELY miss him.
One of our things we had to have with a home was a fence and Bandit never even got to come to his new home and enjoy his new large backyard or Aiden run with him. We never knew we could get soo attached to a dog but lots of tears have been shed over him tonight. Bandit LOVED Nonna and Pop and whn we would pass their house running he would go to their porch and sit, if a car saced him he would go to their porch. He just loved their home. Thank you Nonna and Pop for loving and caring for Bandit while we got moved.

Bandit loved his daddy and protected Ally and Deaton like they were his kids!!

As Nonna said tonight "We love you boy and now you are in doggy heaven." 120 lbs of pure love , scared of cars (now I know why), never bothered another dog, and definitely would never hurt a human.


Laura Jo said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your dog, so sad.

Scott and Jenn said...

So sorry to hear about your dog. My mom was here while I read the story and she wouldn't even let me finish it out loud. After seeing how Wyatt was with Gracie (my brother's dog) this week, it made me have a love for them even more. We send out sympathy.