Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Six Become Five

We are very sad to report the passing of Nesbitt Morningstar. Nez was the third member of the Morningstar clan and it was with heavy hearts that we let her go today.

Nez has had tummy trouble over the past month and after a few rounds of medication and vet visits the most likely culprit was stomach cancer. Rather than watching her decline, we decided to put her to sleep while her quality of life was still good. It was not an easy decision, but I think it was the right one.

We'll miss our old dog. She did a bang-up job raising two boys and was well on her way to being Sasha's best friend. The family is coping pretty well with her loss... it's a hard day but we knew that cancer was likely so we've been prepping the kids for the possibility of losing Nez. We plan to have a collar-burying ceremony this week in memorial.

Nesbitt Morningstar


Smith Fam said...

God speed, Nez!

It is in absence that we often realize the most cherished characteristics of our good friends.

woohoo4ou said...

That makes me so sad. RIP Nez.


Melanie said...

Oh, you guys! I'm so sorry to hear this :-( We know what a tough decision that can be, and you've had Nez a long time. We'll be praying for all of you!


Selena said...

I am so sorry. We had to put down a family dog earlier this year and it was one of the most difficult things I have had to do.

You all are in my prayers.


E said...

Sorry to hear this latest news. I certainly know what a hole their passing leaves.

MissM said...

I'm so sorry! This makes me sad (and you know how I feel about animals). I will always remember how in your Maryland days she used to try to pee on me (pretty much only on me - it was a special bond we shared) and how in later years we occasionally (accidentally on my part) shared a plate of food. Your home won't seem the same without her.

Ben said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that! My prayers are with you guys. I loved getting to know Nez.

Lou Ann said...

I too had to put my dog down and it is such a heard decision. I'm sure it was for the best and Nez will be missed.

So sad!
Lou Ann & Lexie too

Jennifer said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you guys. It's so hard to lose a beloved member of the family.

We lost our St. Bernard over a year ago, and while not often, I still absentmindedly do things as if she were still around.

I know the loss is hard. The silver lining is that she's not in pain any more. My condolences to all of you!


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