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My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Smokey Our Beloved

On Thursday June 29 we had to put our beloved  little Smokey dog to sleep.  Our hearts still ache and  I can't even write or talk about it much without having to grab the box of kleenex.  
Life is sure different around here.
He would have been 15 years old this Sept.
The vet said you hardly hear of diabetic dogs living to that age.
Even so.... we didn't have him near long enough.

Here I go.......
just can't write about it yet.
But I wanted you to know.

Cathy G.


  1. My heart breaks for you Cathy.
    Keep being thankful for all the years you did have.

  2. So sorry...what a great life you gave this sweet little guy.

  3. I empathize with your broken heart, it is not an easy decision to make even tho our head tells us it is the most humane thing to do. Smokey is no longer suffering and is playing with new found friends at Rainbow Ridge. You will probably at will for a while yet, I did when my girl Shadow had to be put down. And also when my other beloved pets passed.

    Smokey knows you were a good mom who cared for him. Rest in peace Smokey.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. Oh Cathy, I'm so very sorry about your beloved Smokey. After having to put down family pets, I finally couldn't bear it anymore so I haven't been able to take another pet in. I cried for days. Even though the vet said it was the best thing to do, I felt guilty.

    Warm hugs dear Cathy. I'll be thinking of you.

  6. I am so very sorry! I have felt that pain myself and know how difficult it is. Sending you big hugs!

  7. Hi Cathy,
    Oh, how my heart aches for you! Yes, we went through that and I know just how much it hurts!!
    Sending you lots of hugs, my friend!!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  8. I am sorry to hear about Smokey, it is hard to let them go, they really are a part of our lives.


  9. Our four legged family have a big place in our hearts--and take a piece of our heart with them when they leave us

  10. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know it's one of the hardest things we ever have to do but truly it is the most selfless kind of love just like our furbabies have for us. I hope that soon the tears will be replaced by smiles when you think about Smokey and his antics.

  11. In the words of my dear vet when I had to make that dreaded decision for Pooh at age 11....he said, "just remember we have the option to be kinder to our pets than we do to our humans." I promised Pooh I would never forget him and would always have him near my heart. Always!

  12. I know he took a big piece of your heart with him...I'm so sorry...

  13. so sorry to hear about your fur baby!

  14. So sorry! Its sooo hard! We get attached!!
    Our kitty died very suddenly a few weeks ago,,,, just did not wake up!
    He had only been this us 2 years! He was about 8 yrs old the vet thought! He was a stray,,, but miss him so much!♡

  15. I am so sorry Cathy. I think loosing a friend like that is so hard. I am so glad he lived to be fifteen. I will pray for you as I know your heart hurts.

  16. My heart aches for you both, Cathy. I'm so very sorry. Prayers of comfort my friend. Big hugs, Lori

  17. I'm so sorry for your loss. It was fun when you included him in your blog posts. Such a cutie. Huge cyber hugs to you.

  18. I am so very, very sorry for the loss of your fur baby. I know how awful this is. Melinda

  19. So very sorry to read about your loss....hugs. I had both a dog, cat & a son with that terrible disease, so I know how hard it can be....your pup must have had a wonderful life!
    Hugs, Tammy

  20. Cathy, I'm so sorry to hear such hearbreaking news. Smokey had a wonderful life with you and Dave. He will always live in your heart. Please know that Zip and I are thinking of you at this sad time..

  21. Oh Cathy what a good mom you were to him. so very sorry

  22. I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is so hard - we spend a lot of hours with them each day. Sending you hugs and prayers.

  23. So Sorry to hear about your beloved Smokey. They capture our whole heart and then leave such big hole when gone. I know he had a good life with you and your family. Jo Ann

  24. I'm so sorry about the loss of your sweet Smokey. I'm just reading this now. We lost our sweet Cami who was 15 1/2 Memorial Day weekend and our house will never be the same. Sending you hugs and thoughts. They live on in our hearts forever. He was blessed

  25. n Thursday June 29 we had to put our beloved little Smokey dog to sleep. Our hearts still ache and I can't even write or talk about it much ...


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