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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and I write a monthly humour/sewing column for the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barbara+emodi&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abarbara+emodi

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Oh hell


It may be a few days before I post again.

I had to put Mr. Rascal down today. 

He has been wonderful lately, full on terrier but this morning he wouldn't touch his food and I knew he was in kidney failure. We spent the afternoon in his chair with him on my lap and he was peaceful. Then we went into the vet and I held him and he was gone.

My little boy.

Thank you.

83 comments:

badmomgoodmom said...

I'm so sorry.

Nakisha said...

I'm so sorry :( I know how hard that must have been.

LyndaSewing.blogspot.com said...

So sorry. Heart breaking. We've been there.
Hugs to you.

Sarah C said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending you loving thoughts.

debbie said...

Loosing a furry family member is one of the hardest things to go through. I'm so sorry for your loss.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

So sorry for your loss. Dogs and like family members and I know what it's like to lose one. Prayer go out to you.

Jodie said...

Barb my deepest sympathies. I'm glad you had a good afternoon. Hugs from away and be kind to yourself for a bit.

SEWN said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. It's so hard to lose a furry one. Hugs.

celkalee said...

I am so, so sorry Barbra. I know this pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda said...

So sorry! I understand how you feel! Cyber hug to you

Anonymous said...

Tears and hugs for you!!

BetsyV said...

I'm so sorry, Barbara. :(

gMarie said...

So so very sorry to hear this Barbara. Hugs to you as you mourn your fur-baby. g

Anonymous said...

That is always a hard hard day, sorry for your loss

Kathie said...

So sorry. This is always hard.

Julie Culshaw said...

Oh I am so sorry. Our dogs are so special to us, I can only give you my sympathy.

TinaLou said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, Barbara. They are so good to us; it hurts so much to have to let them go. Take care of yourself .... Tina

Pam said...

I am so horribly sorry to hear that bad news. I have one terrier left and would be very sad if she left. My heart and prayers go out to you.

NancyDaQ said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry.

Linda T said...

Been there; done that; heart breaks, I understand.

Fashionista said...

Thoughts with you. It is so hard to let go of a furry family member.

cheryl said...

Barbara, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your family. Our 4 footed babies are tough to lose.

Karen in VA said...

So very sorry to hear this...

kittiesx3 said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

raggedynan said...

So sorry. Be well.

Mary said...

Oh Barb, so sorry to hear this. Wishing you strength as you grieve.

Debra Hewitt said...

I am a Blog Lurker, but wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss!

Sherry said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you'll miss him more than words can say.

Andrea said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Barbara.

BeccaA said...

Oh, Barbara, I am so sorry about Mr. Rascal. It is so sad when a pet reaches the end. Two years ago my darling dog was nearing the end--I knew it was coming, but didn't know when. When he was ready to go, he died at home and it was heart breaking.

KellysSewing said...

I am so sorry. Those little guys really take up a lot of space in our hearts.

Graca said...

Oh my! I'm sorry for your loss.

Margy said...

Oh, so sorry...no words for the loss....

seamsandfinishes.com said...

Barbara, I am so sorry to read this. You comforted him in his hours of need, and I'm sure he appreciated those tender moments shared. Take care.

Vicki said...

That's sad. Poor boy and poor you.

imaginalpractices said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It was wonderful to get to know Mr Rascal a bit through your writing. Go easy on yourself, it is a big loss.

Kay said...

So sorry. This is always so painful and hard. Our animal companions expect us to protect them from pain and suffering; it's a blessing when we are able to do so. But it is still so hard.

Leigh Wheeler said...

I am so sorry. It's so hard to lose them and they leave such a big hole in our hearts when they go.

Mary Deeter said...

My heart goes out to you Barb...

Angela said...

I am so sorry. I know you'll miss him.

sewmuch2learn said...

Hard to loss one of our pets, my heart goes out to you. Keep your memories close as you go through this difficult time

Judi Pinkham said...

Hugs!!!

Jacq C said...

Such sad news, I'm very sorry for your loss x

annieloveslinen said...

These decsions tear us apart. I've always been amazed in wonderment that animals display personality traits and that they are so different to one another. We had to put our pet down too and it hurts, we have another collie, completely different in temprament but just as loved.

Grief is the price we pay for loving Barbara, twas ever thus.

Warm thoughts to you and yours, xx

Jilly Be said...

The fact that he passed in your arms, with your love tangible, is special and precious. May you treasure the memories.

Far said...

im Sorry For Your Loss... :(

Bunny said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Barb.

Sharon said...

Oh Barbara, I'm so sorry to hear this remember all his wonderful antics.

Gaye Proctor said...

I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you. I faced just this with my feline friend in January and it is heart breaking (still).

Tracey said...

Oh, I am so so sorry.

Anonymous said...

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

Lisa said...

I am so sorry.

Charlotte said...

I am sorry for your loss ( from a usually quiet follower )

Anonymous said...

So sorry.

Brenda

Tee said...

Aww, so sorry!

Anonymous said...

Through your stories, he made so many of us laugh. Such a character! Pets are such a treasured part of life. So sorry that he is gone.

Catherine p said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Lynn Barnes said...

Damn it. Just ... damn it. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

like so many i have been there and will be there again one day. So really sending you my thoughts
Christine

truedogs said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can be held in the arms of loved ones today.

Nancy said...

I am so very sorry. Knowing this pain first hand, I truly understand how this hurts. ((( )))

Robyn said...

I'm sorry for your loss, but I feel you did the kind thing for him, and it's great that you listened to him and gave him the easiest passing. You were a good human to him, and I'm sure he was a good dog.

carolinascallin said...

So very sorry. It's not easy to lose a furbaby.

Suze said...

My heart is with you :( (another quiet follower). We had to say goodbye to a beloved furbaby recently. There are no words. I am so sorry.

Pixie said...

He was a lucky loved dog. And I reckon he knew it. Commiserations from afar xxx

me said...

My heart goes out to you. It is so hard. I just went thru this the 27th day of Dec. Try and remember all the good times. Thinking of you.
Marciae from SG

Constance Ann Morrison said...

I'm very sorry you've lost Mr. Rascal.

Anonymous said...

Barb, I am so sorry.

Donna

Jane M said...

He was so loved and I am so very sorry for you. It is so painful but I can only hope that happier memories are a comfort.

ACorgiHouse said...

I'm very sorry Barbara

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathies on the loss of your true friend. Meegan

Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear this. Take care.

Ria H.

Laceflower said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Pets are such constant companions it leaves such a big hole in your life.

Carole Mellin said...

What great joy he brought to your life, remember that.

ElleC said...

this sucks. I am so sorry. consider yourself hugged. ♥

Barbara said...

I am so sorry.

Sally King said...

I am so sorry. I wish I could make it better.

Debbie Cook said...

I am so sorry Barbara.

Claire S. said...

I'm so sorry, Barb. Mr Rascal was well loved. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

I didn't know him but if that's his cute butt... I'm sorry for your loss.
LynneW

a little sewing said...

Oh no! Oh Barbara, I am so, so sorry. I know what a great dog he was and the special relationship you had with him. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet.

shams said...

Very sorry, Barbara!

mssewcrazy said...

So sorry to read of your loss. It is so hard to lose them. I have one that is old and on borrowed time right now and facing up to this will be so difficult I know. I hope I can be there for her like you were for your friend. May the time come soon when you can think of him with smiles instead of tears. You did every thing right for him.