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A beautiful girl with a silly name bestowed on you by a toddler
grandson. You moved in with us permanently in 2011 and were a
Daddy's girl; he loved you immensely. You loved running along the
fence with the neighbor's dog running with you on the other side;
chasing squirrels; pouncing on mourning doves; and cornering all
the wild critters that wandered into the yard. And being very
protective of us--you had the most awesome deep bark when visitors
You were taken from us so suddenly--less than two weeks ago you
jumped up on the bed I had just made up, rolled around and undid
my workmanship. It made me laugh, you were so cute! Then suddenly,
just days later, your back legs would barely work and kept getting
worse until you couldn't stand even with help; probably arthritis,
we thought-- after all, you were about 14 years old, we think.
Gary carried you in and out of the house and vowed to do it as
long as it took. But-- probably neurological, the vet said, and
will worsen rapidly. That very night you were having seizures and
seemed to no longer recognize us; Gary wrapped a blanket around
you, held you in his arms and tried to calm and comfort you; by
morning you were crying out and trying to stand as well as having
the seizures. You fought so hard to not die! We pray that
you felt no pain that long, horrible night. There was nothing we
could do but let you go in peace; Gary held you close as the vet
administered the drug that took you to the Rainbow Bridge.
We'll see you at the Rainbow Bridge, our sweet, beautiful lady. We
can see you now, whole and healthy, happily running along a
magical fence with your buddy Ling. Say hello to Mandy and all the
other fur babies that got there first, please.
your mom and Daddy