Goodbye, Sweet Phoebe Girl.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Monday night we lost our sweet little old-lady beagle, Phoebe.
She was 15+ years old and part of our lives for 14 1/2 years.
She was part of our family.
She was our first "baby", we got her before we were even married, way before kids.
I picked her out on my lunch break from work one day with a friend at the pound.
She looked so scared and sad in there, I just felt so bad for her.

{not the BEST, but the most recent picture of her}

She was hit by a car in our neighborhood Monday night.
That is something I was always afraid would happen to her because she was a beagle and she loved to track... to smell... she  LOVED  it.
Before our backyard was fenced in she would get loose and be on the run a lot but it hasn't happened for a while... when we realized she was
missing Monday and it was dark, I was worried.
Her hearing was almost gone and she was black and it was dark.
The kids and I drove around looking for her all over the neighborhood and didn't catch a glimpse of her.
When we pulled back int he driveway at home someone called and said she had been hit right in front of her house.
I sent Eric to get her... just in case... I didn't want the kids to see her if it was bad.
A car hit her and didn't even stop.
They didn't even stop. That really breaks my heart... it just makes it worse.
But a car behind them did, a woman with a few teenagers stopped and stayed with her... they wrapped her in a blanket and were with
her until she was gone.
When Eric got there she was already gone.

Because of her age, it had been on my mind a lot that her days and years were not much more... I imagined that we would have to put her down
one day in the near future.
I didn't expect this... it sounds silly when people say that... but you don't.
I kept thinking... 
"But, but, but... I would have taken her for a walk today... I would have made her a hot dog or steak or let her lay on the couch with me... 
or made it a point to pet her... "
I didn't expect to cry so much over losing this dog.
We are all so sad that our girl is gone.

Last year we had to put to sleep our other beagle, Lucy,  so now we are pet-less.
It seems weird. And quiet.
And sad.
She really was such a good and sweet dog and we are just feeling a little bit heart broken this week.


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss! I know how a pet is so much a part of your family, can't imagine how sad my girls would be if something happened to our dog or cat. Hope you guys are doing okay :(

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Bless those kind people for stopping and being with her... Thoughts your way!

  3. this touched me in so many ways.
    so sorry.

  4. We just in the past couple of weeks lost one of our beloved dogs too. My thoughts are with you, I too didn't realise just how many tears would be shed. Take care.

  5. so so sad for you guys and your sweet kids. i'm so sorry.

  6. so sorry to hear of your loss. a pet is surely a family member. My heart is aching and broken for you and your family. :(

  7. so sorry amy!!
    our little furry friends are such a part of our family.
    especially the ones that were there waaaay before the kiddos.
    hugs to you and your family.

  8. I am so sorry, I know what it feels like to lose a furry member of the family.

  9. Sounds weird but...I have tears in my eyes as I read this! I am so sorry for your loss! I have an older dog...and I know the time is coming...and its gonna kill me! *hugs*

    Joanna Noel

  10. Amy, I don't know any words that could make this any better for you!!! It is just awful and sad. Thinking about you and your little people.....

  11. This makes my heart so sad. What a good friend she was. We have a 13 year old beagle mix that was our first "baby." He has been through three little girls "loving" on him, such a good friend. So sorry friend.

  12. So hard and sad! I'm so sorry for your family:(

  13. As a fellow beagle owner I am in tears right along with you. Im so sorry for this loss Amy. :( The same thing happened with my daughter's tiny cat last year. We hadnt even had him a year but he got out, was hit and no one stopped. My Eric found him in the road coming home from a service. It was the worst experience we've had yet as pet owners. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  14. This is just too sad! XX I couldn't imagine losing our little black miniature schnauzer! We have only had her two years but she cheers up every single minute of our days! XX


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