I don't know which you'd prefer: the sad news of today, or more of me ranting about Derpy.
Well I got new things to say on the latter, but now's not the time.*puts on some music*
Since before the beginning of the year, my dog Pebbles hasn't been doing so well. Of course, you're probably already aware of that.
Well, it happened. Last Wednesday, my parents announced that they believed her condition to be deteriorating, as I can tell by her increased whimpering, and that today they would bring in a vet to put her to sleep.
And it's been done for a while. The delay was tracking down everything I wanted to link to here and getting sidetracked as I browsed through my entire journal history. I wasn't in the room during the actual injection (I don't like seeing needles sticking into anybody, not just me), but during the period before then, I petted her. Beebunny petted her too; he's been with me since 2 PM, when the vet was due to arrive, and he's been very supportive through all this. For my last act with her still alive, I hugged her as best I could while she was lying down.
Oh god I'm tearing up again... It's more biting than it was with Molly
since I'm the one that picked Pebbles out of the litter...
Upon hearing the initial news yesterday, my brother's initial reaction was, "So, we can get a cat now, right?" Something to that effect. Turns out he wants a cat for the sole purpose of complaining about it during Let's Plays. His overall demeanor to the affair has been indifferent at best. At least he had the sensitivity to not be a prat about it during the actual moment.
I don't think I'll draw a memorial picture of Pebbles like I did with Molly, since with the first picture above, I feel I already did that.
May 10, 1998 - March 9, 2012
A little short of fourteen years. Pebbles was a great dog. She was very protective of her family despite being scared of rabbits. Despite my initially opposing getting dogs, knowing we would have to go through this moment, I don't think I would have it any other way.
*sniff* Rest in peace, puppy. Good girl. At least you'll be with you sister again after so long apart... I wonder where that will be, though...?