Goodbye Little Renee - My Sweet Girl


Today it happened. We had to have Little Renee euthanized. It was the right thing to do. It is always the hardest thing - deciding if you're keeping an animal alive in an effort to protect your heart from the intense pain of losing a loved one, or if they are truly ok. She wasn't. Last night she was breathing extremely laborous and I knew it wasn't fair to her anymore. What was hard was that she desperately did not want to leave us. She tried with all of her tiny might to show us that she was ok - cuddling in my arms, cooing and wagging her precious little tail. However, the desperate open-beak breathing and gasping and her inability to take in water told me that it was too late. We had to let her go, and we did. She was such a sweet little girl and we miss her so much. My heart is still breaking.

5 comments:

Flat Creek Farm said...

I'm so sorry! I was hopeful too... that she'd rally and win this fight. But they really do tell us when it's time. It's so hard, but in my opinion, worth all the heartache to have our beloved pets, whether furred or feathered. Bless you, and hope you find comfort in the other fur & feather babies. That chicken coop is just the cutest! Hugs, Tammy

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh :-( I'm so sorry. I keep thinking about her little Christmas stocking and her wish from Santa Claus that you posted about.
You did the right thing - as hard as it was. Little Renee isn't suffering any longer. You're a good chicken mama. I'm sorry that this happened.

ammamcp said...

I'm sorry, too. Never easy. I saw you on Jenna's blog and am excited about checking out the other blogs you follow. Easy to drown on the Internet, nice when you have a little direction! Thanks!

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks to everyone for your kind thoughts.
-Staci

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Oh, Staci. I'm so sorry. I know how difficult this was and still is for you :-( Renee was so lucky to have such a good chicken mommy. (((hugs)))