Post # 1
I found out that my step-sister and her husband are probably going to have to put their dog to sleep today 🙁 So sad! That dog’s been their baby. I’m so sad for them, but I’m also worried because she’s making my wedding cake this weekend. My dad swears he’s talked to her about it and she has it under control, but I feel horrible! Its not too late to order cupcakes, but it’s almost too late. Maybe it will be therapeutic for her though. I don’t know. I sent her a message on facebook saying that I’m praying for them and to let them know if I can do anything to help. Not sure I should do anything else unless I hear from her.
Post # 3
That’s very sad :(. The FB note should be fine, I probly wouldn’t do anything more unless she contacted you about it. Just leave it at that for now. Sometimes people cope with loss by keeping themselves busy or thinking of something good that’s coming up. Her looking forward to your wedding may help her spirits. I don’t know what I’d do if something happened to my dog, I’d be crushed but I’d still want to help make the cake if its something I said I’d do. To me, my dog is like my kid & I’m so sorry for your step-sis :(.
Post # 4
Aww your poor sister! its going to be hard but she’ll pull through for you..
Post # 5
She probably isn’t going to be checking facebook if she’s dealing with the loss of her pet. I would call if I were you.
Post # 6
Thanks everybody! She and her husband have matching fb updates that they did end up having to put her down yesterday. They also posted that they will update on facebook so please don’t call as they work through it together. I’m sure she’s in touch with my dad and stepmom though, so I’ll stay in touch with them and make sure everything’s going okay this week. I’m glad I at least went with the easiest cake design possible, but I’ll be ready to call the cupcake places just in case.
Post # 7
Like you said, it will probably be therapeutic for her. It might even help her keep her mind off of the sadness! (Licking the batter bowl helps too!)
Post # 8
Oh my goodness, that’s so sad. I dread the day that my brother has to put either of his dogs down. They’re a part of the family and I can’t even think about it without tears coming to my eyes. They make your quality of life so much better and crawl right into your heart and snuggle up.
I think having her make the cake will be theraputic for her. It will give her something to take her mind off of things and focus on something. Maybe give her a quick call and let her know you’re thinking of her, and if the cake is too much, that you understand…I’m sure she’ll say that she still wants to and it will help her along.
Post # 9
Aw, I feel so bad for her. It’s so hard to go through that.
On Christmas Eve we had to put our 1 1/2 year old cat down very suddenly. That night, I had to go back and make the “Happy Birthday Jesus” cake that R’s extended family does every year. It’s a huge cake that I was making from scratch, etc, and while I literally took crying breaks, it was better than having to talk to anyone right away.
Post # 10
I bet she’s looking forward to the distraction. That is sad, I have had to do that and its so heart breaking. Tell her a bunch of strangers are sorry for her! 🙁
Post # 11
AWWWWWWWWW I am so sad for them. I had to stop reading for a minute. That’s gotta be the hardest thing in the world right now!
Post # 12
awww, what a sad day.
Fiance had to put down his Pepper, the pitt/lab mix he grew up with since he was 12!!! she was like his lil sister!!! (FI is an only child).
we took her in this past halloween, and it was the most heart-wrenching, sad experience that we’ve gone through in a long time.
i think your message to her was thoughtful, maybe give her a call after a lil time passes…
Post # 13
My other step-sister just called me. She had to confirm some of the cake details because my first step-sister can’t go more than a few sentences without crying. Poor thing! My step-mom and the other sister are driving up to be with her today. Apparently she’s going to start on the cake and is thinking it will help get her mind off of it. Still sad though 🙁