Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"...what we have enjoyed, we can never lose...
all that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

Our sweet little Neville Oliver.

At first we thought that he was throwing up his food because of the stress of a new environment. And then perhaps because of the food change. But then yesterday he took a turn for the worst. The vet gave us some antibiotics when I took him in, but also said that he didn't have more than a 30% chance of survival. It's not often that I cry, but I lost it. Right there in front of the doctor. And then the assistant. And then the receptionist. And now as I'm typing this post.

We called up the foster home that we had gotten him from, and they offered to try to help him out as well. Roger and Sierra made the hour drive with our little guy all bundled up, and they put him on an IV when he got there around 9pm. By midnight he had passed on.

Suffice it to say, we are all heartbroken.

Even Mesa.

We only had him a few days, but that time was full of much happiness and more joy than we could have ever imagined.

Thank you for being a part of our lives, little one, if only for a moment.

We will never forget you.


  1. I am so sorry to hear that! I read about it earlier on planogals and haven't been able to get that pit-in-my-stomach sickly feeling that something sad has happened all night. I am so sorry.

  2. sorry to hear about that. that is horrible. that's how i felt when one of our puppies died too. he only made it 5 days. he died in my hands. it was horrible. the girls and i cried like babies. i hope everyone feels better soon.

  3. Oh my. I am so so so sorry. That is so sad. I hope you guys are doing OK. What an awful thing to happen this time of year. So sorry for you all.

  4. I'm so sorry honey. It's terrible to lose a member of the family even our little furry ones. We had to have Taz put down the day before Thanksgiving so know I'm thinking of you all.

  5. How awful is that..so sorry to hear, I am an animal lover at heart, just not with 3 small kids. BUT my heart has also been broken with a cat and dog that I lost. my dog was named Oliver. He was such a cute kitten!

  6. I am so sorry. Losing a pet is the WORST feeling ever. Poor little guy. He was lucky to have such a loving start in life with your family though. Sending a big HUG.


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