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Isabel Vest, Sept. 2003 - March 11,
Isabel, just how am I supposed to go on without you?
You were a rock through so many hard times together.
So very many. This morning, you were just being normal
Isabel lazy I thought. This afternoon, I knew
something was wrong, you became so very lethargic. Of course
this happens on a Saturday afternoon when all the vets are
closed. You'd been sick before, and we always made it until
Monday. But suddenly late this afternoon, I realized
something was seriously wrong. Laying in places you never
did before, no appetite at all. I said "yummy" and you never
moved. Instead of picking you up and bothering you, I
let you do what you wanted. And you did, moved around to
different places. Then suddenly, you layed down, and
wouldn't even raise your head. An hour later, you died
right in front of me. No pain has ever been any
greater for me, even relatives. I will never know what
happened, I so wish you could have spoken to me.
Now, I have to go upstairs without you trying to beat me up the
stairs. Without you throwing your toy around the bed for a
good 15 minutes. The toy is still in the bed - I'm dreading
going up there, I'll be crying again for a good 2 hours or
more. Nobody snoring in my ear tonight, I may not be able to
There is no way I could state the love I have for you girl.
I am so lost with the how sudden it was. So very sudden,
what did I miss? Heartbroken doesn't even begin to
describe it. Not even close.
Girl, just know, when I get to the bridge with you, you'll be the
first one I look for. I truly don't know what to do now.