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2. A small vacation house.
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2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A sad end to 2013.....


2013 has ended in an extremely sad note for Jos and I. Our precious Dagi had to be put to sleep yesterday. His birthday was the week before but he went quickly downhill and we had to make the difficult decision to take him to the vet. His eyes stayed bright to the end so this made it the hardest decision we have ever made. He is now resting in peace...buried in a spot in our garden which an online friend calls Susan´s Corner. We will miss him so very much and are totally heartbroken!

Master Mind´s Adagio 
Born December 21, 1997
Died December 30, 2013


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. It is always so difficult to lose a furry child. My thoughts are with you. Resi in peace, Dagi

  2. Heidi I am so sorry. I know your heart must be broken.

  3. Heidi, I'm so sorry for your loss. It was obvious to all of us who read your blog how much you loved him.

  4. Oh, Heidi, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers your way...

  5. I am so very sorry, Heidi. Without a doubt our pets become members of the family and losing them is so painful.

  6. I am so sorry Heidi and Jos that you had to make the sad decision about Dagi it could not have been easy but I know you would not have wanted him to suffer.

    Take time to heal Heidi and find comfort in your special wall.

    Hugs and love
    Hazel c uk

  7. Oh Heidi I'm so sorry. I can empathise with you as John and I had to make this decision for our own cat Charlie two years ago. It was awful and I know just how you must be feeling. Take heart in knowing that he is at peace now and suffering no more.
    Hugs xx

  8. My heart goes out to you both and pray that your memories of Dagi will ease your loss. Hugs.

  9. Heidi, I'm so sad for you and Jos. I know how much you loved Dagi and will miss him.

  10. oh Heidi, I am so very sorry! I know your pain is deep and real but I hope after the grief that you will not feel so sad and have just happy memories of Dagi.

  11. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. It's very hard to lose a pet. Someone told me once that for people who are childless, like my husband and me, pets are emotional replacements for children. I don't believe that's especially true. Pets are just who they are, with their distinctive personalities and souls; not replacements for anybody! They brighten our lives. You grew Dagi to an old, old age. I am facing something similar; my elderly cat just turned age 17 and recent blood draws indicate he has cancer although he is fairly active except for his arthritis. I was in the middle of moving to a different house and it would really have been easier to have him euthanized beforehand due to a variety of issues mainly with the house but it wasn't the right time; we couldn't do it. We went to the veterinarian and we just couldn't do it. I don't want him to suffer but the vet says he doesn't think he's at that point yet. So, we're taking it a step at a time. They can't tell us how they feel but if we know them well, we begin to sense what's the right thing to do. We hated leaving our other house, where two of our beloved dogs and one cat are buried on a half-acre of hillside. We disclosed it in our real estate paperwork so that the new owner will not unknowingly disturb their graves. I just was so disturbed to leave them behind more than anything so have had to have a lot of talks with myself that they are in pet heaven, having a good time. Anyway, no words can really help. You don't want memories of Dagi right now; you want him. Somehow please feel comforted by the fact that you gave him a wonderful life! With sympathy, Vicki in Southern Calif./USA.

  12. Oh Heidi, My heart is aching for you and Jos. I am so sorry. I felt that I knew Dagi from your stories. He was a wonderful companion.
    He will be missed.

  13. Okay, I DO NOT LIKE THIS ENTRY. I told you not to even call me when this kitty went to heaven but you did it anyway, crying your eyes out.
    I sure miss hearing him yelling at you when we are on Skype and seeing him everyday. I loved this little king too.
    Love you, Mom

  14. Oh, heartbreaking. I am so, so sorry. :-(

  15. Oh, Heidi, I am blinking back tears for you. The heartache from losing two kitties in one year not all that long ago still surfaces at times, especially when I hear of others who have had to make the difficult decision to put down their beloved pet. Hold fast to the wonderful memories of your Dagi. He was a special kitty.

  16. So sorry to read this news about your precious Dagi! Our furry friends do so pull at our heart strings, no wonder you are devastated. Hold on to those wonderful memories to help you through the sad times:)

  17. I'm so sorry dear one. I wish our dogs and cats could have more years.

  18. I'm visiting from Comfy House. Our fur babies never live long enough for us. Hugs from our house.

  19. I'm a little behind on my blog reading Heidi...saw this title go by but wanted to stop and take the time to tell you how sorry I am you lost your beloved Dagi. I know how you adored him and I have been reading about him for years. Bless his little soul, I am sending healing hugs your way. My 2 dogs are now over 10 and I keep giving them extra hugs as I'm dreading someday when they are gone.

  20. Hallo Heidi,

    Sorry voor de late reactie maar ben even een paar dagen weg.... Dinsdag avond ben ik weer thuis dan zal ik het wasrek even voor je opmeten weet het zo even niet precies uit mijn hoofd. Hij is dus nog te koop.
    Groetjes Linda

  21. Heidi and Jos,
    My heart goes out to you both. Your handsome Dagi was well-loved and will be remembered as a very special boy.


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