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The Thoughts of A Mellow Sparkee Girl

My Sweetest Sparkee Girl

August 28th 2009 11:32 pm
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Sparkee's mom here:

It is with a heavy, devastated heart that I come
here to Sparkee's diary to inform all her pals that
she crossed the Rainbow Bridge August 28, 2009.

Thursday I had gone to run some errands, so I don't
actually know when or what happened.
When I get home, the first thing I do is let all the pups
go out to do their "business". When I let Sparkee go
out, she seemed normal except that she looked kinda
scared but I chalked it up to the lightning. We all
came in and I fed them. I think she ate but I'm not
100% sure because I was watching some of the others
to check if they were eating or not (sometimes some of
them decide to turn up their noses at what I'm serving!)
so I could pick up their bowls and put them up on the
counter. I don't want one of them to go eat someone
else's after they're done with theirs.

Anyway, as the night progressed, she started acting
weird. She started panting and acting nervous and
walking around like she needed to get somewhere
quick. She walked to a corner and was at a loss so
she sat down and cried. By this time, I'm freaked
out. I decided that she should sleep in the crate so
she maybe could feel secure. This morning she was
crying and howling (she never does this) to get out.
Her back was to the door and when I opened it she
didn't turn around. It was as if she didn't know
where she was or how to get out of where she was.
I patted her and called her name but she wouldn't
turn around. I finally got her out and carried her
outside. When I set her down she walked around but
I noticed that she was stumbling a little. I knew
something was horribly wrong when she ran into the
fence and the van and the tree and everything else. I
knew then that she couldn't see anymore. I knew she
probably had a stroke when I had been away for a while

I had been planning for sometime on taking Keighty to
the vet but now I knew that two pups would be going
instead. I felt down deep in my gut that the situation
with Sparkee didn't look too good. And I was right.
The vet said that it was probably a stroke or a brain
tumor and with her age she would be getting worse
instead of better and no meds were going to help her.
So her dad and I made the very hard decision to have
her put down.

They gave us time to be with her and we told her that
she was the best dog ever. She was never mean to
anyone dog or human. She was always happy in any
situation. We never had any problems with her ever.
And I thanked her for all this. I told her through my
tears, that we loved her and we were sorry that we
couldn't help her this time. I kissed her over and over
but I don't really think she had a clue what was going
on. I don't think she even knew where she was.
Then the vet came in and as her dad was holding her,
the vet started to do, you know. I thought I could stay
through the whole thing, but I just couldn't. I went to
the next room but I could hear the vet say she was gone.
That's when I really started to cry.

She was with us for 13 years and she really was the
best dog. She was the sweetest, kindest and happiest
pup up to Thursday. It happened so fast and she got
worse so fast. I knew with her age that one day she
was going to get sick and I would eventually lose her,
but this was just so unexpected. It totally threw me for
a loop.

Thank you, Sparkee, for the 13 wonderful years you
spent with me and for loving me.
I will forever love and remember you.

~Sparkee - 14 yrs.~
~August 12, 1995 - August 28, 2009~


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Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

August 29th 2009 at 5:03 am

We are so saddened and shocked by the passing of Sparkee.

Our thoughts and love are with you. We are so sorry for your loss.
Barked by: Rosie (In Loving Memory) (Dogster Member)

August 29th 2009 at 5:05 am

Sweet Sparkee,

The angels of the bridge will welcome and comfort you.
Barked by: Cookie (In Memory) (Dogster Member)

August 29th 2009 at 5:07 am

Dear Sparkee,

Together with your new bridge pals we will watch over your family from above.

Our hearts are with your family. We are so very sorry.
Barked by: Cathey U

August 29th 2009 at 5:27 am

Our prayers for you for comfort.
Hugs from us to your family.
Barked by: Tripod (Dogster Member)

August 29th 2009 at 6:39 am

Oh Sparkee, we are so so sorry about your trip to the Bridge. All our love and thoughts are with you and all your family.
You will have so many pals waiting,and I and sure our George will be there to give you a BIG Aussie ............ G'day Mate
Love from All
Barked by: SHAY (Dogster Member)

August 29th 2009 at 11:15 am

Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

August 29th 2009 at 5:41 pm

Oh Sparkee and Mom~~
We are so so sorry for your sudden loss, I can not believe that it happened so fast like that. I know how sad you must feel and our thoughts are with you.

We will miss you so much Sparkee...

Love ya,
Petey and Mom
Barked by: Winston (Dogster Member)

August 31st 2009 at 5:11 am

Esther and pack,
We feel like we've been punched in the gut this morning. We are grieving with you. We are so sorry.
Winston and pack
Barked by: Deb M

August 31st 2009 at 6:12 am

Sweet Sparkee,

The other angels and I will take care of you up here at the bridge and we will show you how to watch over your wonderful family. 14 years of a blessed life...for that we are grateful but we are so sorry for your family that you had to leave.
Barked by: Wyoming 6/21/99-3/6/11 (Dogster Member)

August 31st 2009 at 7:15 am

Sparkee we are at a loss for words..... Mom and our pack are shocked and saddened by your crossing. You and your pack were among our very first dogster pals and you hold a special place in our hearts. A candle will burn tonight to honor your life. The world has been left a better place for having had you in it.
Love and Hugs
Wyoming, Cheyenne, Radar, Wolf, and Mom Debbie
Barked by: ♥ Tucker ♥ (Dogster Member)

August 31st 2009 at 11:34 am

Oh sweet Sparkee and Mom.

I am so sorry, sweetie. My heart broke and eyes filled with tears as I read your diary and how devastated your Mom is.

Looking at your sweet pictures with your holiday costumes on, lying all over the sofa and sharing time with your furmily gives me a wonderful glimpse into the loved and fun life you lived on Earth and shows all of us you'll be loved forever more.

Sending you and your family a hug and kiss.

Lisa, Tucker, Vayla, Joey and Max

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