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R.I.P. Willy

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Hello everybody, I am writing this blog entry because Willy, one of my family's dogs, died last night.

Willy came from an animal shelter. My mother, my sister and I adopted him on October 31, 2016. He was already 10 years old at that time.
During the last two years of his life, he was a very calm and sweet dog. He slept a lot and he also snored a lot. Sometimes, he even blocked the way like a Snorlax. He was a pleasure to be around and a great addition to the family.

Yesterday (November 13), in the early evening, my mother told me that Willy was very sick and might be put down today. So, I spent the evening downstairs with him and I took a picture of him while I still could. Watching him suffer was heartbreaking.

Willy did not need to be put down because he passed away during the night. He was 12 years old. I saw his corpse this morning. I think that it's a good thing that he did not need to be put down, because going to the vet is stressful for pets.

Regarding the Rainbow Bridge Poem : I know about that poem. The reason why Willy was in an animal shelter before my family adopted him is because his previous owner passed away. So, I suppose that Willy has already crossed the Rainbow Bridge with his previous owner.

There are two pets left at my mother's house : Cleo (dog, female, 13 years old) and Orion (cat, male, 11 years old). They don't seem to be affected by Willy's death, but we still need to take care of them.
Even though I will miss Willy and I am heartbroken because he died, I am thankful I got to spend two years with him and I am glad he is no longer suffering.

Here are some pictures of the adorable Willy :


At the shelter :

On the day when my family adopted him (this is a big picture, so I will just post the link here) :

A few days later (these are big pictures, so I will just post the links here) :

Yesterday evening, a few hours before his death :

Rest in peace, Willy.

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  1. Neo Emolga's Avatar
    Losing pets is always really tough. Even if you only had them for a short while, it's really hard to let them go when they pass away.

    Sorry to hear about Willy and thanks for sharing these pictures. He seems like such a good, loyal little guy. I'm glad you gave him a safe, warm, and loving home for him to spend the remainder of his years. He was lucky to have been adopted by your family.
  2. Pokemon Trainer Sarah's Avatar
    So sorry for your loss, Cleobel! Those photos of Willy are really cute. I agree with Neo, it was very good of your family to adopt him and give him a loving home. <3 Its wonderful you were able to take care of him after his owner passed away. Now they are reunited again!
  3. Cleobel's Avatar
    @Neo Emolga @Pokemon Trainer Sarah

    Thank you for your kind words of support. They mean a lot to me.
  4. Scytherwolf's Avatar
    Aww, I'm sorry you lost him. :c It sounds like he was a really special dog and I'm glad you shared these pictures with us. And I agree with the others, I think it's really great that you and your family were able to give him a great home in his last years.
  5. Cleobel's Avatar
    @Scytherwolf Thank you for your kind words of support. They mean a lot to me.
  6. Suicune's Fire's Avatar
    Aw Val, I'm so sorry. :( Willy had a beautiful life with you and your family, I'm sure. He looks like he would have been great to hug. <3 RIP Willy!
  7. Cleobel's Avatar
    @Suicune's Fire Thank you for your kind words of support. They mean a lot to me. And yes, Willy was great to hug. <3