Bye Bye, Hamish

"Roooo Roooo" to You Hamish.

On the off chance that you’ve never seen a Scottie do a “Roo Roo,” that’s what I’m doing in this picture. We kind of put our noses up in the air and say, “rooooo rooooo, aroooo, arooooo.”

This one’s for Hamish.  My friend I’ve never met in Aberdeen, Scotland.  After years of living the good life with his Peep, Gail, he’s crossed from this life to the next one.

This one’s also for Gail.  She had to make what I’m sure is the most horrific decision a person can make.  Or maybe not, actually.  I can only imagine what I would do if I had to make the decision to help a peep leave this world in a dignified and painless way.  When you think of it that way, maybe it’s easier.  Maybe not.

She talks sometimes about when They had to make the decision to help BoBo leave this physical world.  She’s still all wrenched up about it and it was around five years ago.  He lived with Them for 16 years and then He started having bad seizures.  Dr. Elliott told Them that when the time came, They’d know it.  And that she’d help Them get through it. And she did. (But, I’m afraid She’ll never get over it.)

Dr. Elliott also told them, when BoBo had gum cancer and needed surgery, that some people just don’t take care of their dogs (or cats for that matter) the way They do.  BoBo lived another five years after his gum surgery. How about that?

Can you imagine not giving your friend all the medial care they need?  Now, I know this can be expensive, but there’s always a way. Always.

And Gail sounds like she took great care of Hamish.  In death just as she did in life.

Roo Roo to Gail and Hamish. We’ll miss him.

What You Learned Today:

  • To learn more about Hamish, check out my Blogroll below and go visit his blog.
  • If you’re doubting your ability to “make the decision” to help your loved one leave a world of pain or disease or worse, just think about what you’d like if it were you.  (Too bad we can’t do this for our human friends.)
  • Keep Gail and Hamish in your thoughts for a while.

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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6 Responses to Bye Bye, Hamish

  1. Run, Hamish, let the dew kiss your paws forever.

    • Hi Emma. I can’t thank you enough for your peep telling Her about Hamish today. Boy. It’s been a tearful morning over on my side of the street. All kinds of memories for Her. HEY! Let’s go lick our Peeps! Now there’s a good idea! I don’t mind all those salty tears, do you? Roo Roo, Stuart

  2. Bonnie says:

    I second your arooooooooo!
    Here’s to our dear friend Hamish, may he live forever in our hearts!


  3. We didn’t know Hamish, Stuart, but we ache for his mom and for all of his friends that are hurting.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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