Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We'll miss you Rajah!!!

It's taken me a few days to be able to write this post. We had to put our sweet Rajah down on Friday. She had a cancerous mass on her thyroid and was going downhill fast. The last couple of months she has just not been the same dog...snapping at Zackary, just laying around and not eating much. When I found out what was causing these changes I knew I did not want her to suffer anymore. She wouldn't want to hurt her best friend, Zackary and I wanted him to have the best memories of her. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do!

Rajah was the BEST dog, super super hyper but the BEST dog. Ampy always said that he got a package deal with Rajah and I. She was very protective of me and made sure Ampy knew that the second we started dating. She was my first baby and for years she slept right next to me. I always felt safe with her around. She loved to run around and chase balls, play in the sprinkler, and sunggle. Her protectiveness carried to Zackary when he was born. When he started sleeping in his bedroom Rajah would move her bed right in front of his door and sleep there. As Zackary got older Rajah allowed him to do anything to her. He would sit on her head, pull at her face, steal her dog food (Rajah would step aside and let Zackary take her food), and attack her with any toy he could find. Zackary would laugh so hard when he played with her and just thought she was the best! Our house is much quieter and a part of our family is missing but we know we'll see her again and take comfort in knowing she is no longer in any pain and running around -- probably driving my grandparents nuts :)


We love you Rajah!!!!!!

5 comments:

melanie said...

oh katrina! how hard...we had this happen a few months ago with our cat of 13 years - so so rough :( thinking of you, -melanie-

Ammon and Brooke said...

I'm so sorry Katrina! I know what a huge part of your family Rajah was! You are in my prayers. Hang in there.

Mike and Tycie said...

Awe, thats so sad!!! I get so attached to animals I know this had to be such a hard thing to do!!! :(

The Andersens said...

I am so sorry.That has to be so hard.

melsebourn said...

I am crying. I love my dog in much the same way. Be happy knowing that Rajah knows that you love him.