Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Guest Post

Hey, everybody - it's me, Nessa! I haven't posted anything here for a while, and I'm writing this early so that Bilbo can publish it for me later ... because I'm afraid I won't be here any more.

Yep, I've been kind of sick for the last couple of months, with this nasty thing growing on my left eye. Bilbo and Agnes took me to the vet a couple of weeks ago and had it removed, but it grew back very fast, and even bigger than before. When they talked about it they used the word cancer, which I know isn't a good thing ... so I've been getting my affairs in order, if you know what I mean. Later on this afternoon, they're taking me back to the vet, and this time, I won't be coming back.

Now, I'm not the smartest pup in the litter, but I know that I've had a good, fun life. Bilbo and Agnes loved me and took great care of me, and all their children and grandchildren did, too ...

I had lots of time to play, guarded Bilbo's house against all those mailmen and door-to-door salesmen, and enjoyed those long walks with him in the evening before bed, when he told me all his troubles and I helped him relax. He still likes telling the story about the time he took me for a walk in the woods behind the house and got lost, and it took hours for us to find our way back! He's not a bad guy, you know ... he might make a good dog someday, with the right training!

So don't feel sorry for me ... I know that Punky and Moseby and Wooly and all my friends are waiting for me, and there'll be plenty of cats and squirrels to chase, and plenty of toys and treats, and water and food bowls that are always full. And I know that when Bilbo and Agnes finally get here, we'll all be able to play again just like before.

Everybody be safe and love each other. When you get here, look me up ... we can throw a few frisbees or something.

Goodbye, and Woof!

Nessa

22 comments:

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Bilbo, I'm sorry about Nessa. I know he was a joy to you.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh Bilbo, I'm so sorry about Nessa, my heart breaks for you. She is such a pretty girl.

John said...

So sorry to hear this, Bill. Condolences to you and Agnes.

Duckbutt said...

Bilbo, this is such sad news. She was a faithful companion and a great dog.

Nissa - rest well!

Elvie Fornshell said...

Made me cry you loosing your beloved Nessa and still hurting from loosing our beloved Buffy. They truly are family. You are doing the right thing and she will go peacefully. But it still hurts.

Leslie David said...

Bill, I am so sorry--it is so hard to lose a pet, particularly one as loving and who wrote as well as Nessa. I hope she has lots of kids to play with and squirrels and deer to chase and one day she'll be waiting for you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Katherine T. said...

As usual, Bill, you managed to incorporate humor into something very sad and poignant. Made me cry. How nice you have her "posts" to document the simple joy a loving dog brings to life.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Bilbo, I am so surry for you an Agnes. Losing a loyal pet like Ness is hard. You gave her love, a happy home, and great companionship.

Amanda said...

Bilbo and Agnes, I'm so sorry to hear this. I've only known Nessa through her posts on this blog but she sounds wonderful. It must be so hard for you both.

OP2MIST said...

Waaaaaaah. This is sad :( sorry.......

Purple Flowers said...

So sorry to read the sad news. Nessa looked like a good dog, who was a great companion.

Mike said...

Nessa, Max is waiting for you. He says you can share the couch.

Bob said...

Bill, I feel for you and your family. Our 14-year-old lab crossed the rainbow bridge herself a little over a year ago. Just know that Nessa will have some excellent company.

The Bastard King of England said...

Bilbo, I'm very sorry about your dog Nessa.

Daniel Buchholz said...

Sorry to hear this. The saddest part of pet ownership is their passing. You just have to remember the good times...

Big Sky Heidi said...

I'm sorry, Bilbo.

Chrissy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be thinking about you and your family! And your wonderful Nessa

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Oh Bill Izzy and I had a good cry hearing about Nessa.
We send our heartfelt condolences to you and Agnes.

Bilbo said...

On behalf of Nessa, thanks for all the wonderful comments! She was a great friend and companion and a real member of the family, and we miss her.

Anonymous said...

Bill & Agnes,
I am truly so sorry- it is never easy to lose a member of the family, and pets are usually the dearest members. My heart goes out to both of you; Nessa most definitely has a kitty to chase up there- my baby, Jackson. May the good Lord bless you both; He promises to comfort those who mourn. May you remember the smiles through the tears. Much love to you both.
~Gwen

Anonymous said...

Bill and Agnes: I am so sorry to hear about Nessa. I nver got to meet her, but greatly enjoyed her posts. I have help one cat (mittens) and one dog (Brig. Ace Blom-Rhoad Goebel was his AKC name) across the Rainbow Birdge. I will keep you and Nessa in my prayers at the Good Friday service tonight. Ed G.

Banister said...

Oh man, I cried.