Thursday, December 15, 2011
A Hard Day But A Good Day
I'll start with the good first. We delivered the gift bags today to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! They are very organized to accept gifts like this, and it was quick and easy to make the delivery. We are praying that these gifts will be a blessing to the parents who are going through such difficult things with ill children.
The bad...Kay's dog Khloe had to be put down. Khloe was a Pit Bull, German Shepherd, Rottweiler mix. This to me is irresponsible breeding. Kay got this dog not long before her mother died 2 years ago, and loved on this dog while grieving for her mother.
In this last year Khloe started to nip people - once she even gave Kyle a puncture wound on his hand. We knew that Khloe was dangerous - we had many conversations with Kay about this, but her heart wouldn't allow her to see this.
A few weeks ago, she attacked our lab mix Samantha one of the most laid back of dogs. I was present and Sam had done nothing to bring on the attack. We got a bit more adamant about Khloe needing to go somewhere other than here where we have children and friends children in our home.
Last night, we went to look at the Christmas Lights that are part of our yearly tradition. If you click on the link you will go to an old post about this tradition. Kay and Kamryn were going to come along but Kamryn was not feeling well, so they stayed home. While out we got a call that Khloe had bitten Kamryn. This was not the first time.
Kay knew that the time had come. I think it helped her to realize that it was that Khloe was a bad dog, she was simply a product of her breeding. Being a dog and not a person she could not change her way of being.
It is hard - we are sad and grieving with Kay.