Monday, May 31, 2010

Colby Boy

We had to put our dog down last night. It was so sad. We haven't necessarily been the best parents of this dog. After we had children, we made sure he was an outside dog. He hasn't always gotten a walk everyday, and there have been many times that I have thought, "It will be nice when we don't have a dog anymore." I know... I'm an awful person. But, even though he hasn't always been the easiest dog, I really cared about our sweet black lab. He came to us at a time that we could care well for a dog, and a time that he needed a home.

I know that it's not totally a Marly and Me scenario, but it was still very sad. I patted his head and told him what a good boy he had always been. How he was such a good dog for our family. And I cried. He was suffering so much that I know he was glad to be at peace.

River made up a song for him...


"Puppies, puppies. I love puppies. It's hard when you have to give up your puppies."

Classic Colby...wanting to have his tummy rubbed

The kids made him a "house" this past winter

Thanks for being such a great dog, Colby. You'll always be our "Boy"!

Even though this is a more sad post, it still was a time for our family to grow together. I love seeing how my sweet children encounter all of life. The good, the bad, the gifts and even the losses. Join others over at Chatting at the Sky today, and celebrate all that we have been given.


  1. Aw, I'm so sorry friend. Colby...I was just thinking about that dog the other day. Weird, I know. I never think about dogs. Thanks for sharing him with us today.

  2. So sorry. Your son's song is precious. So hard to have to put them down when they are part of the family for so long.

  3. Oh, so sorry! But what a sweet post.