Missy (1993-2007)

Labrador Retriever
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Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Miss-pup, The "M", Missy Girl, Miss

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-disabled -blind

March 11th 1993


Getting her insulin shot. And going to the vet.

Favorite Toy:
Any rawhide.

Favorite Food:
Digging through the trash :/

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere outside.

Best Tricks:
Shaking hands, housebreaking other dogs

Arrival Story:
My father found her, pregnant, under his patio. Since he's not a dog person and my mother and I are, we took her in and housed her and her 12 puppies. We kept two of the puppies, as well as Missy.

Diabetic. But she was so much more.

Forums Motto:
Just scratch my butt - I can't get there

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 15th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Hortense Irene

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Goodbye, sweetie!

August 19th 2007 11:08 am
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Missy was a wonderful girl. Over the past few months, her health was quickly declining - her arthritis was so bad she could not stand anymore and she was unable to stand to use the bathroom. We gave her baths twice a day to keep her from staying in her own filth, gave her aspirin and glucosamine, but nothing seemed to help. She was getting more and more confused - due to her lack of eyesight and impatience with herself.

I will spare you the more gory details (trust me, they ARE gory), but the few days before her death were highly upsetting - both for her and my family. We could see she was in a large amount of pain and none of us thought it was fair to put such a normally vivacious and beautiful animal through so much misery. We put her down on 2 August 2007, leaving behind two puppies (Harriet and Hortense) that she'd raised all of their lives (a good 10 years). She will be sorely missed by not only the human members of our family, but our four-legged ones as well - all looked up to her as a mother.

I love you, baby - you were always my good girl. I know you're in a much happier place now, watching down on me, Big Mama, and your girls - and the boys. We will always love you and we will never forget how much love you brought to our family. You were the most kind, generous, beautiful - inside and out - , smart, and proud dog I've ever known. If you weren't covered with fur and walked on all fours, I'd swear you were human! I pray for you all the time - take care of yourself and I hope to see you one day :-D.
Little Mama

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