Monday, June 14, 2010

Yesterday, our household looked like this:



Here we are today.



That's right; our beloved black lab, Cisco, left this world yesterday and went up to that great big doghouse in the sky.  I hope that doesn't sound trite, but if I don't make light of this, I just might break down and cry.  Some of you may remember about a year and a half ago when Cisco joined our family.  Though, if you recall, we've loved him since he was born, even though he lived with Nick's parents.

Since we're leaving on vacation this week, we took both our labs to Nick's parents house on Saturday, and the plan was for them to stay there until we get back since someone else will be coming daily to take care of their other dogs. My in-laws let the dogs out in the morning, and all was fine. They put them back in the kennel while they went to church. When they returned home and went to let the dogs out, they found Cisco laying in his run. Gwlynda said it appeared as though he just curled up, laid down and went to sleep. I will forever remember this dog, the calm, docile Labrador that I really loved.


Cisco Stock Split
July 31, 2000 - June 13, 2010


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P.S. We haven't told the kids yet.  Since we dropped the dogs off on Saturday, they haven't really asked about them.  With them being so young, I'm not sure how we'll explain it, but I know even Olivia will wonder where he is when we get back.  I suppose we'll cross that bridge when we get there.  No need to bring it up right before we leave for the happiest place on Earth.

7 comments:

The Shull Family said...

I am so sorry. This breaks my heart.

Jacqueline said...

I'm sorry, Lori. I remember how difficult it was when we lost Coco. Hope y'all are able to put this aside and have a great time at Disney.

Haley said...

So sad. :( Sorry friend.

Rachel said...

I'm sorry. He was a good dog. When one of my family's many dogs died recently I told Trey and of course started crying in the middle of my explanation- which was really comforting for him I'm sure. Anyway, Trey said- "It's ok Rachie. I'm sure Jesus will let her sleep in his bed." I know there are dogs in heaven. There better be!

Queen of things green said...

I'm so sad for you and the family. Have a great time at Disney.

Gwlynda Irek said...

Hey just a thought....I was wondering if Carter / Olivia will want to see Cisco and Sam when they come out here Thursday....Like Rachel said above....the kids take things like this better than adults....like NaNa...

abby said...

Aw man! I 'm so sorry to hear that. Disney World is good for a broken heart though. Hope yall have a good vacation!