Friday, November 9, 2012

Odin will be in Valhalla soon..............

This has been a very trying time for the Cuckoos, Shelley and the grand's dog Odin has had seizures for about two years. They have become increasingly worse. Then he got this strange lump on his front leg. Sweet Man and GK took Odin into the vet today to confirm what we all were thinking but were afraid to vocalize.

The vet took an x-ray and then a biopsy of the fluid but is pretty sure it is bone cancer. We will give Odin a lovely week of Cuckoo attention and say our goodbyes. We don't want him to suffer and will use this time to comfort each other as well.

I don't think I will be blogging for a bit. Gonna concentrate on the grands and help them learn this valuable and very difficult life lesson.

Keep us in your thoughts...........Oma Linda


  1. Oh, Linda, I am so sorry. I know how heartbreaking something like this can be. I know I will be facing it myself in the near future. My kitty turned 20 in July. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Oh sweet cuckoos, these lessons and times are always so hard but so valuable - doing what is best for a loved one at the expense of one's own happiness is the hardest, but most powerful and selfless sort of love. My thoughts will be with you all, I've got big, big hugs for all of you.

    May Odin cross the bridge to Valhalla with many fond memories of his beautiful cuckoos and their glimmering love. May he sit at the head of the table and never want for a tasty morsel of food or toy and most importantly, may he rest peacefully - seizure and cancer free.

  3. Saying goodbye to a fur baby who've loved so well is completely heartbreaking. I'm so sorry that you have to say goodbye to Odin who's obviously so loved. Sending everyone lots of hugs and blessings.

  4. Damn! I am so sorry for Odin's ordeal. This has happened to us on several occasions. Good luck,dear BB, as you negotiate this trying time. I know you will be a great comfort to the kids.

  5. I am so very sorry. My love and thoughts go out to each of you at this difficult time.
    xxxooo audrey

  6. Years ago, when our kids were still so very young, we had two rather large dogs that we had welcomed into the family when they needed a new home. First was Suzie aka Yellow Fawn and then along came her brother, Dexter aka Moose.

    Those two dogs became members of the family, loved us and we loved them back. Moose was the first to go, followed about 2 years later by Suzie. They were in our family for over 10 years and to this day, we all still miss them.

    When the time came that they were in too much pain we took them to the vet for a "Heaven" injection. Then we brought them home and had a special ceremony and placed their bodies in our special garden. Each was wrapped in a special blanket and we all showered them flowers and each of us gave our own silent prayer for a much loved family member.

    That was over 20 years ago, to this day each of us still go to those "special" places and say "Hi" to them; It has been a great comfort to all of us to know they are, in some small way, still here with us.

    There love was so great and special, we never thought it could ever be replaced ... and then about 6 years ago, Danny Boy came into our home. He didn't replace them ... he brought his own special love and unique presence. And still, every morning when I walk him in the back yard ... I stop and say "Thank You Suzie and Dexter, for making my life so extra special with you in it.".

    If you have to give Odin a "Heaven" injection ... it will be a lot easier on GK and Ry if there is a special place in your yard where they can still visit with him.

  7. Aww Linda, I am so very sorry. It is an awful decision you have made but the best one. I am pleased you have decided to give him the week of love and spoiling. I just went through that with my 17 year old cat. That week made it just a wee bit easier for us both.
    The way you are handling this is best for all, especially the grands.
    Comforting thoughts to all.

  8. The price of knowing love is sorrow. :/ Swift journey Odin, soon to run with the hounds of Midwinter!

  9. Aww, kiddo, I'm so sorry. Sending you all healing thoughts and prayers and for sure, ol' Odin will be waiting on the other side.

    Loves ya,

  10. All your love surrounding Odin will carry him safely and gently home. I'll be thinking of you all during this upcoming week.

  11. So very sorry.Having had many pets in my 67 years I know the awful loss we feel when one leaves us.
    The pain and saddness will leave in time but the wonderful memories are always there to comfort.

  12. I know how difficult it is to say goodbye to a fur member of the family and I'm so very sorry for your loss. My daughter's dog Garnet has a special place in my back yard surrounded by shrubs and flowers. Each year we add something new to Garnets garden and think of how she would enjoy digging in it. My love goes out to each my favorite cuckoos. S&S

  13. Aww, sorry to hear that, (((((HUGS))))) to all

  14. I am so sorry Oma Linda! You and the family will be in my thoughts! Give Odin a big hug from me ;o) Lots of love ;o)


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