Julie - Rest In Peace

Cocker Spaniel
Picture of Julie - Rest In Peace, a female Cocker Spaniel

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Home:Hamilton, ON, Canada  
Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-purebred-deaf -blind

July 17th 1998

She loved to be loved. And to greet the kids trick or treating on Halloween!

She didn't really have any, she was so easy going.

Favorite Toy:
Her carrot toy.

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
She liked it when I walked her to my school.

Arrival Story:
My parents bought Julie through a breeder when I was 6 because they wanted me to have a dog to grow up with.

Julie was very loving and calm. She would tolerate almost anything. She even used to dance with me! We almost lost Julie when she was 7 because her iron was dangerously low, but luckily, my mom was able to nurse her back to health. Shortly after, she started to go blind. She was so familiar with our house though and rarely walked into things, except for the bottom of the curio cabinet that was in the living room by the hall. We loved her so much and she was so special. She loved going to my grandparents' house every Sunday for dinner and they always gave her some meat which was a big hit. She tolerated our cat well too, even though he was mean to her. When she was 10, she started to lose her hearing a bit. She was so sweet and good natured and still so happy, so even though she was blind and was losing her hearing, she enjoyed life to the fullest. In July of 2009 (she was 11), she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg. The vet said they could amputate her leg, but since the cancer had progressed so rapidly, there was a very slim chance that the amputation would get rid of the cancer. The vet said she wouldn't hesitate to put her to sleep that day. But my parents said no, because Julie was still full of life and energy, very happy and not showing any signs of pain. We gave her even more love than we had been (and more people food... lol). She was such a strong girl, she didn't act like she was in pain much at all, she was a trooper. And she was as affectionate as ever. On March 17th of 2010, Julie couldn't stand up... not even to get people food or go to the bathroom, and she was crying in pain. We couldn't stand the thought of letting her go, but it was time, we didn't want her to suffer. My mom called my dad at work and told him, and he called the vet. We were to pick him up from work and take Julie to the vet together. I carried Julie to the car and put her in the back seat and sat with her, cuddling with her and petting her the whole ride. She wasn't responding to anything, she hadn't been all day... that's how much pain she was in. By the time we were at the vet, I started sobbing. I carried Julie in, the vet talked to us (he was talking about abuse. She was never abused, so this made me cry even harder. This was her usual clinic but not her usual vet, and obviously he hadn't bothered to read her file). He was going to put her to sleep right then without giving us any time. Through my tears, I spoke up and asked if we could have a few minutes with her. I told Julie what a good girl she was, and that she wouldn't have to suffer now, and that we were so sorry and I loved her so much. I petted her some more. She gave me kisses on my cheek, which shocked me because she had been unresponsive all day. It was like she KNEW... my parents said their goodbyes too, and then the vet came back in. I put her on the table and the vet explained what was going to happen. Me and my mom petted her the whole time and told her we loved her. And then she was gone... A few days later, I had a dream. My dream was that I was in my bed and woke up in the bed and Julie was there. She had this glow around her, and she looked absolutely healthy and happy, even healthier and happier than I had ever seen her during her healthy days earlier in life. I said "Julie! You came back!" and I was petting her and I was so happy, and I ran into the hall and Julie followed, and I said "Mom! Julie came back!". Julie was so happy to see me... and then I woke up. Maybe I'm crazy, I believe that Julie really came to me in that dream to let me know that she was okay and happy. It really gave me some closure and happiness.

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