remembering the beast

I wrote a really long post about saying good bye to Toby. It was maudlin and self indulgent. It helped me to write, but I don’t think I need to post it. At least not right now.

I’m struggling a bit with the role I had in this, and the choices we made. I know they were the right choices, but still…it’s hard to reconcile.

This morning I finally downloaded the photos we took at home. Alex in her room, and Kate (over the phone…seriously, do we have an iPhone ad here or what?) with their Beastie Boy.


About kim tackett

Northern CA marketing consultant, writer of very small stories, and drinker of very strong coffee.
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2 Responses to remembering the beast

  1. Nicolle says:

    I totally can hear you and relate to your feelings. I second guessed myself a lot. I couldn’t really reconcile my feelings or the decision we had to make. Did we do it too soon? Was she mad at us? Did she understand? Was she scared? But like my vet said, it was the right time, and we did it out of pure love. And I know you did it out of love too! HUGS!

  2. Kareen says:

    Thank you for sharing your Toby stories. I, too, wrote long posts when I said goodbye to my dog. It seemed to clear my head and help me make sense of my choices in the last few months of his life. It’s been only 7 weeks since I lost him. Time certainly heals the heart… I’m sure it will heal yours, too. Many warm thoughts to you & your family.

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