Thursday, June 03, 2010

Trinket Thomas: January 30 1995 -- June 2 2010















These are the last pictures of Trinket.

This afternoon Trinket decided it was time to go, and he did. Our first born passed away around 3:30pm, on the living room floor with my hand on his chest help him breathing. After 15 years 4 months, his heart gave out. Trinket lived a happy healthy life. In human years Trinket would be about 80 years old.

We never thought Trinket would be the first to go. He's been very healthy and active, occasionally taking on a hunger strike to keep his slim and agile figure. He had first degree (lightest) mast cell tumor in 1998 when I was pregnant with Henry. I thought gain one lose one, but he pulled through the surgery and recovery, and the tumors never came back. In the last couple of months, despite his enlarged heart and refusal of his medicine, I still thought he's somehow pull through and live out his golden years as our only puppy, like he did when he first joined us at eight weeks old with sharp little milk teeth.

This afternoon less than an hour before he passed away he climbed up and down the stairs to follow me when I did laundry. Then he had some trouble breathing so I held him and tried to make him feel comfortable. It didn't seem to help much and I had to let him go and stumble away. I turned around a few minutes later and he was on the floor, looked like he just collapsed. He was very happy to see me, gave me a good wag of the tail. I helped him through the last moments.

Trinket joins Macie, our rescued Westie who passed away five years ago while with another family, and they so enjoyed playing tug. Bring it on.

8 comments:

Bill said...

Every moment with him was worth it all the while. Our shiny little black puppy!

Nichole said...

Oh, so very sorry to hear of your loss. What a great pup... and a long life he enjoyed with you! I'm glad he got to go in peace... at home... comforted by his Mom.

Fae said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Trinket.

Tina. said...

Vivian, please know that you have our deepest sympathy on your loss. Hold tight to the special memories that you have of Trinket and your time together. I echo Nichole in that we are glad Tricket was able to go at home and with those he loved.

You are in our thoughts and Prayers, Kerry and Tina.

Sue said...

We are so very sorry to have to say goodbye to Trinket. He was a sweet little guy and we're glad we got to know him a little. We will say goodbye tonight under the stars to our tiny friend.

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YawnOver said...

Vivian, I am so sorry to hear about Trinket. Such a lucky dog - he had a great, long life with a loving family. What a blessing for both of you that you were there to comfort him as he crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

AllyB said...

What a nice tribute to your pet. I know he appreciated your touch at the end. Sending special thoughts to you and your family.