Sunday 9 October 2011

Goodbye Ufo

After 6 months of struggeling to safe our Ufo, we have put him to sleep on wednesday. We will spare you his last pictures, although we managed to let him gain weight he looked horrible. All his muscles were dying, and for the last 10 days he could barrely walk without falling and slipping, like Bambi on ice.
It was heartbreaking to see him so ill, and although we tried everything he was only getting worse.
A few months ago he was diagnosed with myositis eosinophilica, an anti-imune illness before that we thought it was a problem with his teeth. His blood tests and x-rays came out normal. He got steroids after that, but it didn't help. When he finally started to get wounds all over his body and had a hard time to get up and walk, we decided to make an end of his sufferings.

It is weird to see him in these pictures as we have seen him boney and ill for so many months, he was such a beautiful dog. His mother Daisy and brother Leo are still with us.
The rest of the furry family have been quiet and have been eating not much since that day, we are all grieving...


  1. Shakes the heart.
    A big, big hug to all!

  2. It really does make me sad :/
    Many hugs to you, your mum and each one of your dogs!

  3. Oh so sad... :(
    Remember the good times you had. He was a lucky dog to have a home at your place. Big hippo hugs for you!

  4. What a sweet dog... sad story, made me cry. But I am sure he had a wonderful life and although his last months were hard, he surely was a happy dog and a lucky one to have belonged to such a great family.
    Try to get the other dogs their minds off this as sadness can affect them.
    Unfortunately with autoimmune diseases there is little you can do and you did everything you could.

  5. Such a sad time you are going through stars. Hugs...

  6. Huge hugs and cuddles to the entire family.

  7. It's so sad...hugs to the family!

  8. I'm very sad.. Goodbye little friend...

  9. Er ist über die Regenbogenbrücke gegangen und er wird über euch wachen.
    Liebe Grüße

  10. so sad, lots of hugs for you two and for the other dogs.

  11. I'm so sorry for all his pain, but remember he was One Really Happy Dog wit one beautiful life.
    Hug to you and your family.
    (I know the felling when you can help and show all your love only by ending their pain. big act of love)

  12. Such beautiful photos of him. I bet you have so many sweet memories of him to remember. Its such a sad thing to lose a dog but I cant live without them..They are my little angels..

  13. I am very sad! Many hugs to you from Greece!!

  14. Big hug. In the end, what matters is that he had a good life.

  15. big hug for all

  16. I am so sorry...but you did your best and that matters most.

  17. Oh Esther and Estella, this is so sad, I remember UFO so well from your lovely series where you introduced your sweet furry family!
    You did all what was possible for him, he had a great life with you and he was so lucky to have you! He went to the Bridge with all this love in his heart...
    Only animal lovers can understand the grief you are going through, and I'm happy to see there are MANY of us!!!!!!!!
    My heart goes out to ALL of you!
    Huge ((((((HUGS))))))

  18. Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together

  19. wowww i m so sad for this Estella..
    hugs for you!!!!!!!!

  20. So sad.....(((( He is so lovely..... Hugs for you

  21. I feel so so sad now, I have just read your post.. I can't stop my tears falling from my eyes....
    May God give you strenght and patience...

  22. So sad to hear Ufo is no longer with you, but at least he is now at rest and in peace {{{{{hugs}}}}} and love to you all x

  23. he is a wonderful wonderful puppy ...and he looks very very loved ...what more can one ask for ...

    now he's in Puppy heaven ...
    with lots of flower beds to dig up and loads of bones and squirrels to chase ...

    goodbye UFO x