Thursday, December 26, 2013

All Dogs Go To Heaven, Even Cisco

As I mentioned Christmas day, our family dog Cisco passed away. Christmas was extremely hard on all of us. We shed tears till we couldn't anymore, then we shed some more. I've always joked with Jason that he couldn't possibly have any tear ducts because I've never seen him cry in the twelve years I've been with him. Cisco's passing broke him down and he cried and grieved hard like the rest of us.

Jason spared me the brutality of coming home from work and seeing Cisco as he was so he called the vet and took him early in the morning for cremation. Jason and his "best friend" took one last ride together to the vet and Jason said his goodbyes. We will not be receiving any of Cisco's ashes but Jason made sure to take off Cisco's collar as a memento. It's the same collar that's never been taken off since the day we got him. The kids have requested that I make a photo book of pictures of our dog so we can look back and remember the great times. I never imagined losing a pet would be so freakin' hard. That dog was us, a part of our family. And it's harder not knowing why he passed so suddenly. They say all dogs go to Heaven and I'm positive Cisco is up there now shedding hair all over the place and getting tons of attention. I guess Jesus wanted Cisco to share his birthday with Him.
This picture is one of the last we have of Cisco. It was taken on Dec. 23rd when the kids were opening their Christmas gifts.

6 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

RIP Cisco <3

Raymondale, Falls Church, VA said...

So sorry for your loss. Pets are wonderful and Cisco was a lucky dog to ahve been in your family.~~~XXOO, Beth

katy said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of Cisco. Our dog and cats are part of our family, too. It's so hard to lose one. Hugs.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm so sorry my dear!

My love and prayers with you all.

Mandy- Read. Write. Mom! said...

I'm so sorry. :(

Theresa said...

I'm so sorry! Losing a pet is never easy! 3 years later and I still find myself grieving over one of our dogs. RIP Cisco!