Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Goodbye, Grandpa

My Grandpa had been sicky for years. He had something called "Parkinson's Disease." (I'm a smart doggie...but I still have no idea what that means.) Of course he only got to be my Grandpa last November when Mom adopted me. I still loved him lots, though. He was a really good Grandpa to me.

Anyway, Grandpa got super sick almost two weeks ago, and he passed away yesterday morning. Mom's got really leaky eyes these days. Grandpa was Mom's daddy. I've tried to help Mom by being a super good girl at all of the sleepovers I've been on. I guess doggies aren't allowed in critical care units in hospitals, so I couldn't go with Mom on all of her trips to see Grandpa. She was gone all night long several times, too. So that's why I stayed at Snickers' house and then Molly's house, too. And Mom got those reports that I've been really good each time she's been away. (She told me that Snickers' dogsitters even want me to come back!)

I did get to go see Grandpa once when he was in the nursing home. That was fun. LOTS of people wanted to pet me. Mom said that a woman even came to Grandpa's room the next day, looking for me. I was quite popular.

Mom doesn't have many pictures of me with my Grandpa, but she did find these two. In the first one, Grandpa was watching Hossy and I chew on Hossy's huge rawhide bone.

And later that day, Hossy and I both took naps with Grandpa. (I'm that little white ball beside him on the couch.)

Goodbye, Grandpa! We love you and we'll miss you. Please give Lexi-Lou lots of pets and lots of cookies from Mom and me.


  1. We are sorry fur your mom's loss -

    Woo are khwite khorrekht though: your grandpa is getting to see Lexi-Lou again!

    Please take good khare of your mom - she'll need lots of Buttons khysses!


  2. We are sad to hear to news about your grandpa and we send our condolences to you, your Mom and family.

    Our Mama's mom also had Parkinson's disease and she has gone a few years ago. None of the piappies got the chance to meet her though our Mommy and Mama miss her as she stayed in our home with them during her last years. Grandpawrents are so sweet and loving and we are sure your Grandpa is the same.

    You are doing a great job being at your best behavior and do keep close to your Mom for she needs lots of hugs during this hard time. Your Grandpa is constantly watching over you with Lexi Lou and we will say a special prayer for him today.

    -Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar and the lil Piappies Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

  3. I know you bringed such joy to your grandpaw, Buttons. But I did not noes that you wented to the nursing home and spreaded that joy around to udders. That woz very nice. I is so very sorry about your grandpaw. Hugs and kisses for you and your mom from me and my mom.

  4. I'm very, very sorry for you and your family, Buttons!!! But I'm happy to know, Lexie-Lou will have her Grandpa with her now!!! I'm also proud of you, Buttons, for being such a super nice girl at your sleepovers!!! You are a good girl and a great helper to your momma!!! I keep you in my heart and mind!!! BIG BIG HUGS for you and your mom!!!

  5. We're sorry for your loss. We bet you're giving her lots of extra cuddles to help her feel better.

  6. I am very sorry abowt your grandpa Buttons *softpaw* for you an your mom

  7. I'm so sorry to hear your grandpa has now gone to the People RB. My symathy to you and your family. You posted very lovely picture of him, and I'm sure you have some very fond memories. Big hUG for you and your family.

  8. Oh, Buttons, this just makes me want to cry. That last picture is so sweet.

  9. Oh nos! We're so sorry for you and your mom! Time for lots of snuggles to help your mom heal...I know you can do it. Hugs and kisses to you and yours!

  10. My anipals and I are sorry about your grandpa. We send sympathy and hugs to your mom and you and your family.
    We know your grandpa enjoyed the time that he got to spend with you.

  11. I will try and lick all the leaky eyes away!

  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa...I've never met mine cuz he was gone long long time ago...I am glad you got to spend some time with him before he left. here's *gentle nosekiss* for your mom.

  13. Hi Buttons, the time that you all had together, being able to care for your Gpa, was a blessing. Being able to care for someone while they pass, providing them caring, lub & the gentle joys that come with every day, is an amazing and wonderful thing for both the giver and the receiver.

    You and your momma must be exhausted and I will continue to keep you in my pwayers. Your momma has been in my pwayers for quite sometime, she is honorary family.

    Lub, joy, kindness and doggie hugs - you are in my heart!