Sunday, April 3, 2011

Goodbye Hannah


Tonight was a really sad night for us.  It started out great.  My husband grilled hamburgers and hotdogs and we sat out back on the patio for dinner.  I went inside to get some ice cream for the kiddos when I heard Hannah (our 10 y.o. Yorkie) kind of choking.  She had run into the house so I called for her and she came out to me.  I could tell she was in distess and was choking on something.  She couldn't get any breaths in her.  I tried to pound on her back, and push on her stomach, and stick my hand in her throat, but it wouldn't loosen.  We ran her to my neighbor's house and they tried several things as well with no luck.  On a Sunday evening, the only emergency vet that was open was 30 minutes away, but my husband and neighbor hopped into the car and tried to make it.  About halfway there, we lost her.  I keep thinking about it and crying because I just feel like I should have been able to help her.  My kids witnessed the whole thing, and my daughter is pretty upset.  It was hard getting her to sleep tonight. 

We'll miss you, Hannah.  You were the spunkiest little dog we knew, and super friendly to everyone you met!  I don't know how many people offered to take her off our hands during the time we had her, just because they fell in love with her!  I just took this picture of her the other day, so I thought I would share it.  Thanks for listening.

Kerri

32 comments:

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Kerri - I am so sorry. That is so difficult. I am crying for you all right now :( Sending cyber hugs to all.

Chrissy said...

OH1 Kerri...The screen is so blurry right now with my tears flowing down my face. I am so deeply sorry.....my heart goes out to you all...it's so very sad.
Luv & hugs
CHRISSYxx

Jackie Pedro said...

Kerri, I'm so so sorry for the loss of Hannah. What a sweet sweet puppy. My thoughts are with you, your husband and your kids. (((HUGS)))

Julye said...

So sorry for your loss, she was very cute and obviously so well loved my thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

Melissa said...

Oh I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your kids. That must have been very difficult for all of you to go through...

Elena said...

I am very sorry for your loss, Kerri...

Emma said...

So sorry to hear about Hannah Kerri. Such a lovely picture of her :( I am so sad for all of you. Hope your kiddies will be ok, hugs to you all.

Michelle said...

Awww....she looks so sweet....how hard for you, and how sad for the kiddies! Just terrible...

Julie E said...

Oh Kerri, I am so sorry. I am sending huge hugs your way right now.

Wilfreda said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a cutie.

Tanya said...

I am so sorry for your loss Kerri, you and your family are in my thoughts.

Dianne said...

Kerri, I am soooo sorry. I know what you are going through. We had to take our little 10 yr.old mix to the vet Friday because one of her lungs collapsed. She stayed in an oxygen chamber all weekend and we will see how she is today. They are like family. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Hugs,
Dianne

Henriëtte said...

Kerri, reading your blog brought tears to my eyes. It's always very sad to lose a pet. Hugs to you and your kids. Henriette x

{ kelly jo } said...

I can't see my keyboard right now trying to type this through tears. I am so sorry about this. Prayers to you and your family.

Maylee said...

Kerri, so sorry to hear of this. She looks so sweet, just as you described her. Big hugs!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This brought tears and I'm sorry this happened to your poor dog!

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

I'm sorry for your loss. She looks so cute on the picture, poor Hannah.
Hugs Jacqueline

Cheryl said...

I'm sor sorry for your loss. Your story brought tears to my eyes. Sending hugs to you and your family.

*Vicki* said...

I'm in tears here...what a REALLY adorable puppy!! I am so so so sorry for your loss. Big hugs and blessings are sent your way hun.

Jodi said...

Oh dear Kerri!! I just could not hold any tears back after reading this. I am deeply sorry for your loss. She is absolutely adorable!! My heart goes out to you and your family, sending big hugs and prayers your way. She is in a better and safe place.
Hugs to you and yours,
Jodi =)

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh my...Kerri...my heart goes out to you and your family in the loss of this absolutely heart-stealing pup! Just know you did everything you could and what a tough life lesson for your children to witness. Hugs and prayers to you all!

Sparkle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!

cardcrazy said...

Oh Kerri, I am so sorry for you and your family! I know how hard the loss of a fur baby can be. I know you did all you could for her. Big hugs to you my dear.
Hugs,
Peg

Angel said...

so very sorry to hear this. she was absolutely precious!

Nona said...

Oh my, your story brought tears to my eyes. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. She looks so adorable. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
Nona

Lori said...

Oh no, Kerri...I'm so sorry to hear about Hanna...if there's anything you all need, don't hesitate to ask. Our thoughts are with you all.
Lori

Dotty Jo said...

Such sad news. Sending you big hugs, Jo x

Crystal said...

AWWW Kerri I am soooooo soooo sorry, it just breaks my heart to read this....I can't imagine how you guys feel at this moment...Sending you many many huge hugs!!!

Lori Rider said...

Oh Kerri, what a heartbreaking story. I am just so very sorry for you and your family - I can't even imagine. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Kerri I am so sorry to hear this. I can't imagine how hard that must of been for all of you. Big hugs....

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Kerri I am so sorry about the loss of your family pet. That photo is so adorable and your story totally made me cry...big hugs to you and your family
Karen

Alyssa S said...

Oh NO! I'm so sorry for your loss Kerri! Hope your heart is beginning to heal! {{{hugs}}}

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