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3 years

November 24th 2013 7:42 pm
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Today you have been gone for 3 years and it seems like it was yesterday that you went to the Bridge. We still miss you so much and think about you every day. I know you watch over us, I can feel you in my heart. The day you left us, you were sick and very week.
I held you tightly and put my head next to your cheek as you slipped away. I have comfort in knowing that you are running and playing pain free at the Rainbow bridge

"They say when you die and go to heaven, all the dogs and cats you've ever had in your life come running to meet you.

...Till we meet again Fancy


Happy Birthday Fancy

May 16th 2013 7:37 pm
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We still miss you, our hearts still hurt like you left us yesterday.
I know in my heart that you are at the bridge laying under a tree just watching everything going on. that's what you like to do best. I bet if the angel puppies get in a little scuffle you do your motherly thing and break it up and tell them to play nice. I am positive you are friends with everyone because thats how you were here on earth, you didn't know a stranger. Fancy, Take care of the new one who come to the bridge and keep an eye on the abused ones they will need special care. Until we meet again you are always in my heart!!



Where Have You Gone?

February 3rd 2013 7:03 pm
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I looked down and you were gone.
Was it the tennis ball I had thrown?
Was it a rabbit or squirrel needed chasin'?
Or maybe a shady spot just for lazin'.
I looked down and you were gone.
Have the kids taken you out for a walk?
Are the neighbors at the fence for a talk?
My heart is sad, my face is long;
I looked down and you were gone.


You are always in the stars

November 24th 2012 5:38 pm
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In one of those stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night. And when your sorrow is comforted you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend…I shall not leave you.”

Stars in the sky



July 13th 2011 11:57 am
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My best friend closed her eyes last night,
As her head was in my hand.
The Doctors said she was in pain,
And it was hard for her to stand.
The thoughts that scurried through my head,
As I cradled her in my arms.
Were of her younger, puppy years,
And OH...her many charms.
Today, there was no gentle nudge
With an intense "I love you gaze",
Only a heart thats filled with tears
Remembering our joy filled days.
But an Angel just appeared to me,
And he said, "You should cry no more,
GOD also loves our canine friends,
HE's installed a 'doggy-door"!


Mom misses you so much !!

February 25th 2011 9:42 am
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Since Heaven has become your home
I sometimes feel I'm so alone;
and though we now are far apart
you hold a big piece of my heart.

I never knew how much I'd grieve
when it was time for you to leave,
or just how much my heart would ache
from that one fragment you would take.

God lets this tender hole remain
reminding me we'll meet again,
and one day all the pain will cease
when He restores this missing piece

He'll turn to joy my every tear
and when I wear this necklace near
it will become my simple way
to treasure our Reunion Day.

I Love you Fancy


A note from Mom

December 8th 2010 6:54 pm
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It’s been 2 weeks since my Fancy girl went to Rainbow Bridge and I still think about her everyday. I still haven’t put her bowl away, her collar still lies on the coffee table and her bed is in the same spot. I would like to thank all my Facebook & Dogster friends and family for their Prayers and Power of the paw. I’m sure I will run across some of you eventually and we will cry about this but the ones who I will never see please accept my Heartfelt Thank you for being there for me and your words of comfort. Fancy was a gentle, sweet girl she loved everyone she met and everyone loved her. Please take a moment to remember your loved ones who have went to the Bridge. When you feel the warm breath on your cheek or a nudge on the hand but nothings there, when you hear the ringing of the trinkets you hung on their collar or the sound of nails walking across the tile floor it’s probably your four legged furkid near by watching over you. We don’t own them they own us and are deep in our hearts FOREVER.

Lynn,Mom to Fancy & Reba




Fancy will be going to the bridge today at 4pm

November 24th 2010 1:35 pm
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We will be by her side as she takes her last breath and goes to a place where she has no more pain and can run again, something she has not been able to do in a long time. When i took her to the dogster this morning I thought maybe she had a little cold she just hadn't been herself. He took her temp and said she had a low grade fever then he looked in her eyes I could see the concern growing in his face. he then looked at her gums and said we need to keep her here we need to draw blood, this girl is in trouble. The tears welded up on my eyes as he said I think her system is shutting down. Fancy disappeared behind a door and i was left standing there thinking "My poor Baby" how is she going to get through this again. Doctor Davis told me to go home and they would call. I made my way through the waiting room trying not to make eye contact with anyone and got in my truck totally forgetting that Reba had come with us there was no way she was staying at home if Fancy was going somewhere so was she. She put her head around the seat and started licking the tears from my face. I drove home thinking about Fancy the whole time thinking how can i put her through this again how can I feed her 80 mg of Prednisonne, 100 mg of Imuran, muscles deteriorating, side effects, White blood cells eating her red blood cells, feeling like she can't breath, how can we do this again. But i will is what it is and if that will make her better so be it. I waited at home for the phone call it seemed like 2 days since i took her I kept looking at the phone to make sure it was working i think i even turned it on and back off. 1:00 the phone my heart stopped for a second.....Its bad news very bad, her blood count was very very low lower then any other time. This time however her liver was effected he said her liver was shutting down. He said some other things to but by that time i was crying so hard i couldn't hear him very well. I composed myself the best I could and ask him what are my options here?? Can we treat ? Should we treat? The Doctor was silent..I ask one more question should I let her go.............His answer, I think if you decide to do that it would be the best for her. Please think about Fancy today at 4pm. Don't cry for her but celebrate her life here on earth and never let her die in your memories.

Mom to Fancy

Evans Syndrome (ES) is a combination of two conditions, one being Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) and the other being Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia ((ITP). The immune system, normally the defense against foreign invaders, becomes defective and begins to attack the bodys own cells. In AIHA, it destroys the red blood cells which normally carry the all important oxygen through the body. ITP is a blood disease in which the platelets are destroyed by the dogs immune system. Platelets control the clotting capability of the blood and when they get too low, the dog, in the worst case scenario, can bleed to death. ES is a serious autoimmune condition that needs to be dealt with promptly and aggressively. Fancys problems began In May 2005 shortly after her Sixth birthday. She refused to eat one morning which was not like her at all, she had always been a good eater. Later that after noon we were packing up to go camping and she was not at all interested she was lethargic, and had trouble rising from her bed. Fancy was normally an active girl and something was definitely wrong. When I let her outside I noted that her stool was a brilliant orange in color, not normal. Her gums were pale with no pink evident. Our vet was closed at the time so we called another vet who a family member recommended, they told us to bring her in right away. When we walked in I could see the concern in their faces . They wanted to keep her over night and start IVs. we were told to go on our trip ( we was only going to be 40 mins away) and they would call us in the morning with the results. He took blood and the tests came back the next morning. Red blood cells were very low at 2.28 (normal is 5.5-8.5). Platelets were down to 55 (normal is 164-510). We came in from our trip to spend some time with Fancy. she was in a kennel with blankets and had 2 IVs hooked to her. She could barely raise her head and I sat down next to her and started stroking her she was a very sick girl. They had started Fancy on Prednisonne, 80 mgs a day with Blood being drawn every 5 days but after 4 weeks her number were not improving. We were sent to a specialist who started fancy on the drug imuran 100mg a day and thats when it was discovered fancy also had Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia ((ITP). Her blood numbers showed some improvement immediately, but it was to be over eight months before they moved into the normal range. By then, the goal was to reduce the drugs, which can have harmful side effects, as much as possible while keeping the red blood cells and platelets in the normal range. It was a delicate balancing act which required constant blood work. At first, she had twice weekly blood tests and as she got better those tests stretched to weekly and then twice a month. Fancys march toward renewed health was not a smooth one. she developed side effects from the prescribed drugs. She was constantly panting and needed to frequently urinate. She had diarrhea from an overgrowth of bacteria in her intestinal tract which we treated with antibiotics. We began to home cook all of her food. After months on Prednisonne, she developed an ulcer and began vomiting. She became dehydrated and was placed on IVs this time, we were able to ease off the Pred and support her with medicines which protected her tummy. After almost 3 years she was doing very well she was cut to 5mg of Prednisonne twice week and 5mg of Imuran twice a week. In January of 2008 Fancy was getting Blood Tests (CBC) about every 6 weeks. Her counts were staying in the normal range and had been there for 18 weeks now. The specialist called and said to ahead and take Fancy off the pred she was only taking a ¼ of a 10mg tablet everyday. March 2008 Fancy had blood work and a following phone call saying everything looks Great !! April 2008 , unexpectedly, she relapsed with AIHA again. I had noticed she didnt eat her food that morning and was panting and lethargic. I looked at her gums and knew exactly what was going on it was 9pm I called the office to page the vet and she met us there. The gave her cortisone iv and drew blood that would be sent out the next morning and she was put back on 80mg of pred and 100mg of imuran a day. A call the next day confirmed she what we already knew. We immediately ceased all vaccinations and flea meds and administered only the drugs needed to combat her diseases. Because her stomach and intestinal tract became sensitive, We again home cooked all of her food. We observed her closely for any signs of change in eating habits, pottying, energy levels, etc. These routines continue today. Today December 2008 Fancy is doing well she is currently taking 5mgs of pred 3x week and 5mgs of imuran 2x a week. Her last 2 blood draws came back excellent and her muscles in her back legs are getting strong ( a side effect of the pred, loss of muscle mass) Fancy is no invalid these days. Despite adversity, she has returned to her former outer beauty while always retaining the courage, bravery, and determination to live. In the course of her illness, she has taught me patience, strength, and the capacity to appreciate each day as it comes. If anything, her health problems have brought us closer and our hearts continue to beat as one! There are no guarantees of good health with AIHA & IPT dogs and we may face relapse again, but I have come to believe in miracles for my Fancy is, indeed, a living, barking miracle!

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One day at a time


The day my life changed

August 29th 2010 1:36 pm
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*takes Fancy’s paw, gets down on one knee and serenades her*

Don't know how I lived without you
'Cause every time that I get around you
I see the best of me inside your eyes
You make me smile

**smiles big at her** I don’t think that I have found my soul mate, I know I have. Fancy, my life changed the night I walked into this café and met you. I knew there was something special about you. I couldn’t wait to see you, wait to spend time you. After that picnic on Sunday, after I told you I loved you and you felt the same, I knew I wanted to spend forever making you happy. I don’t know if I am rushing into things here, but I don’t care … I know what I want and I know who I want. I want you and me together always and forever. Life is about going for it and not holding back!! We have something special here, and I know you feel it too. I want you by my side, holding my paw and taking the next step with me. You are a beautiful, talented, amazing woman Fancy and I want to be your husband. **squeezes her paw tight** I love you ...

Of Course I said yes :) I have never, to this point felt like i had found my Soulmate.. that is until the day I met Coty.

You saved me

Every now and then I get a little lost
My strings all get tangled, my wires all get crossed
Every now and then I'm right up on the edge
Dangling my toes out over the ledge
I just thank God you're here

'Cause when I'm a bullet shot out of a gun
'Cause when I'm a firecracker comin' undone
Or when I'm a fugitive ready to run, all wild-eyed and crazy
No matter where my reckless soul takes me
Baby you save me

It's hard lovin' a man that's got a gypsy soul
I don't know how you do it, I'm not sure how you know
The perfect thing to say to save me from myself
You're the angel that believes in me like nobody else
And I thank God you do

'Cause when I'm a bullet shot out of a gun
When I'm a firecracker coming undone
When I'm a fugitive ready to run, all wild-eyed and crazy
No matter where my reckless soul takes me
Baby you save me

I know I don't tell you nearly enough
That I couldn't live one day without your love

When I'm a ship tossed around on the waves
Up on a highwire that's ready to break
When I've had just about all I can take
Baby you, baby you save me

When I'm a bullet shot out of a gun
When I'm a firecracker coming undone
When I'm a fugitive ready to run, all wild-eyed and crazy
No matter where my reckless soul takes me
Baby you save me


Vet Visit

April 12th 2009 4:47 pm
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We went to see the vet person last Saturday I had to get a couple shots plus get my blood drawn to be sent off to the specialist. I was told that now I may need to think about losing some weight. HUH ME was she talking to me ???? Doesn’t she know i have been sick ??? well the results came back and my counts are, in her words ....WONDERUL !!!
So now mom has me on a DIET... UGGHHHHH.
She got me this diet food which really isn’t to bad but get this for treats I get CARROTS ?? BANANAS ?? BROCCOLI ?? I mean don’t get me wrong I love all that stuff but I like my Scooby snacks to geezzz mom.
Now if moms not here I can look at dad with my big brown eyes and he tosses me a cheese it or to but DO NOT tell mom. Even the birds food is starting to look good ........BOL
I also know that Reba is getting my share of Scooby snacks I just cant prove it yet. I hope she gets Fat .....BOL
Ok that’s all for now we don’t have to go back till Sept for blood work.

Hugs to everyone

One day at a Time !!!!

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