Monday, March 2, 2009

Goodbye Piper

Today has been a sad day for our family. Our dog Piper died last night:( I am not usually one to care too much for pets, because our family never really had one for very long and we never got that attached. Larry's family had all kinds of pets when he was growing up and we wanted a dog that could grow up with our kids. We thought that Piper was going to be the one. We only had her for a couple of months, but she was so good with the kids and she didn't bark all the time. She was given to us by our sister-in-law, who breeds Malamutes. She would have normally cost about $1000, but she was a Christmas present for Larry, and we all loved her very much. I don't remember ever crying about losing a dog. I was ok and didn't cry until I told Jace that Piper died, then he started crying. He said,"Mom, I'm really going to miss Piper she was good to us. She would always sit when we gave her a bone cookie." It was so cute. He tried to tell Connor and Kendall that Piper died and that she went to heaven, but got frustrated cause they didn't understand. They would just point outside and say "Piper!" All the kids loved her, but Connor probably liked playing with her the most. I didn't get any pictures of Jace or Kendall with her which makes me sad, but thankfully I got some with Connor. He was always smothering her:)We are not sure what happened to make her sick. We know it wasn't parvo cause she had all her shots, but she might have gotten into some kind of poison. Someone my dad works with said that there was someone in town poisoning dogs, but who knows. We just miss her, and hopefully we will find another dog someday that we love just as much.

12 comments:

The Martin Family said...

Aw Im so sorry! She was such a beautiful dog! So SAD I hope that you guys find another one soon.
HUGS

Michelle Ashton said...

I know what ya mean. I am not usually one to care about animals, but we had a dog just before we moved up here that I just loved! The kids would lay on her and feed her. She even let them take food out of her mouth! Someone stole her. I was sad for weeks. I still miss that dog.

Evvie Turley said...

OH Megan, I am so sorry! She was a gorgeous dog. You can tell she was a sweetheart just by looking at her! What's so crazy........we had a dog named Piper about 7 years ago, but he was a male chocolate lab. Anyway, someone poisoned him and he died too. That is quite a coincidence and I can totally understand how you all feel. It's soooo hard to lose the good pets. Keep your chins up! hugs..

Tiffany said...

Sad Meg... I hate when animals our kids love die!! Breaks my heart for the kiddos! (our dog is pregnant and having puppies any day) Piper was beautiful! SO sorry!! :(

Peterson Bunch said...

Nathan just happened to ask about Jace and Piper last night, so I had to tell him that Piper had died. He was pretty bummed, and added "bless that Piper will be happy now", in family prayers last night. So sweet. Man, I sure miss having you guys up the road, and I would love to have Jace around for Nathan, he misses him the most. I tried your bread again last night, and this time it it turned out pretty good. I hope you are settling into St. Johns alright. Miss you!

Chlarson Family said...

That's sad Meg! I'm sorry for you and your family. Doug said Larry called the other night and was sad about Piper. I felt bad for him. Hang in there Chlarsons!

Brianna said...

Aww! I'm so sorry! I've been there and it's not fun. I'll be thinking about you guys! We miss you!

Lamar &Jaime said...

Oh no, Larry said she was sick and she might not make it. I'm sorry to hear about her. She was beautiful. Buck will be sad that he missed his chance with her. Apparently Lamar & Larry had the two paired up in the future. Tell your family we love them!!

Clay~Tansey~Cade said...

Oh Megan,
I'm sorry to hear this. It must be difficult seeing your little ones so upset.
I hope you guys are doing well.

Amy said...

Megan, you look so beautiful in your picture with the dog and Connor...I miss you guys...you are looking more womanly!...that's a good thing! And sooo sorry that the dog died...I started crying...how sad...especially for the kids. luv ya

Gardner Family said...

Hey Megan, I keep checking your blog for updates on your new life in St. Johns... We miss you guys, last Friday when I was going into Volleyball Kenli saw a lady that looked like you from the back and she got all excited and said "Look Mom Megan is NOT gone!"

The Papa's said...

Megan, I'm so sorry. She was beautiful! Love the pictures that you posted. Those will be sweet for your kids to have!
I hope your new life in St.Johns has been good. I miss seeing you every day at parent pick up and talking about our boys! If you ever need to talk give me a ring 243-3601!