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Diary pick

May 14th 2014 4:54 pm
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It's always such an honor when Dogster picks you for something. I'm glad I was picked to be one of today's diary entries.

I know my family struggles with the fact I am gone and I wish there was more that I could do. For now, I will just have to watch over them and my little baby tree. Mom should look and see if there are any pics of me that might have that tiny tree in the background :) It popped up in 2012 so there is that chance. Even if there isn't, I will ask her to take a picture and post it on my page. It is a tough little tree and I know it will do well.

Sending love to my furiends.

Muah! Kisses from heaven



Mia's baby tree

May 8th 2014 7:04 pm
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A couple years ago we pulled a seedling from our landscaping and plucked it in a plastic pot. It survived the first winter but this was a much colder winter so we weren't sure if it would come back. When Mia passed away, we decided if this tree made it through it's second winter, it would become Mia's memorial tree. Yesterday it showed every indication that it made it. Its tiny little buds are starting to grow. Now we just need the new house to plant the tree at. We are guessing this seedling is from Bruno's hot wings maple tree.

I miss Mia every second of every minute. I still can't believe she is gone and if we get the house, she didn't have the opportunity to enjoy it. Today it is pouring, tears from heaven :(

I love you Mia! I miss you constantly


Happy Easter - 3 weeks

April 20th 2014 8:36 pm
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Today it has been 3 weeks since my final goodbye. My parents were sad this Easter without me and I know they miss me terribly. It did help that the hubro was home from college but mom was still very saddened. She knew I loved holidays.

Even though I am not here, I was there in spirit. The weather was picture perfect, much better than anyone could have expected. Everypup got several walks and even a tiny bit of Easter ham with dinner (I really wish I could have had that). Mom took several pics of Teddy today but wasn't able to post them to Dogster because of the website problems. They will be posted once it gets fixed. Anyway, please know how much I appreciated all the love and prayers during my illness. I was blessed with such wonderful friends and I will always be grateful.

Happy Easter. I love you all and I miss you all.

Muah! Kisses from Heaven



April 17th 2014 7:14 am
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It's National Haiku Poetry Day


A beautiful soul,
Fur of flowing black and white
Brings memories of love.

I'm sure it doesn't follow all the Haiku rules but it's mine


Can anyfur help me

April 16th 2014 10:49 am
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Can anyfur help me get some beautiful animated wings like Sandi and Kammie have?



Two weeks

April 13th 2014 2:50 pm
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Two weeks ago we said our final goodbye and my heart was shattered. From the moment you entered our lives, I knew you were special. I often think of the family who lost you and whether they ever thought of you. I can't imagine anyone not moving heaven and earth to bring you back home, but at the shelter you remained. I am so thankful it was us who were able to adopt and bring you home. Thank you for nine wonderful years of love and companionship. I hope Dogster will fix the site so I can once again decorate your page. It saddens me to see it so plain when it was once so beautiful. I searched for some poems today and these are two that I thought were beautiful. Missing my perfect angel and wishing you were still here with us.


The moment that you died my heart was torn in two.
One side filled with heartache the other died with you.
I often lie awake at night when the world is fast asleep,
and take a walk down memory lane, with tears upon my cheeks.
Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday,
but missing you is heartache that never goes away.

You came into my life one day
So beautiful and smart,
My dear and sweet companion,
I loved you from the start.
Although we knew the time would come
When we would have to part,
You'll never be forgotten,
You left paw prints on my heart.


In a split second, everything changes

April 6th 2014 1:35 pm
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It's been one week since we lost Mia and it is still every bit as hard now as it was then. Never in a million years did we expect to lose her so suddenly. That second when the attending vet called and told us Mia was dying was a life changing moment. To say we were shocked is an understatement. I hope my precious angel knows how much she meant to us and I pray she knew we were there with her at the end. We will never have another dog like Mia but she will shine within us forever.

Right now most thoughts of her only bring tears and sadness but sometimes they bring a smile to my face. I really am so grateful for the past 18 months that we may not have had. The cardiology department at the U of M gave us time we never imagined possible. Today I sent them a photo card to show my appreciation. I only wish I could say the same for her primary vet. After 9 years of being Mia's veterinarian and then refusing to squeeze her in that Saturday, I felt at least a phone call would have been appropriate. Perhaps grief makes me feel that way, but to me her card meant nothing, a call would have meant so much more under the final circumstances.


My precious sweet Mia

March 31st 2014 9:47 pm
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Waking up this morning, my only prayer was that I had a terrible nightmare and everything was now back to normal. The reality of this day and moving forward without Mia brings such unimaginable grief and sorrow. I know in my mind that she is in a much better place, free from pain and joined by her siblings and friends but my selfish heart just wants her back. I really believe she was my heart dog. Sandi was my DH's and Mia was mine. I cannot imagine another perfect companion to ever enter my life and bring me the constant love and joy that Mia brought. I have considered some very close but not quite as perfect as her. When I am up to it I will write more but for now I did post a video compilation of her pictures.

Thank you all for being on this journey with us. Thank you for the love, prayers, dogster gifts, and most of all friendship. Without you all, this would be even more difficult. I'm also grateful to Dogster for keeping open the community. I'm not sure if I will get out individual thanks but please know how grateful I am and how much I appreciate your support. I never thought I would lose Mia so quickly, this has been a very difficult time.



The long fought battle has come to an end

March 30th 2014 9:23 am
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I don't even know where to begin except to say God has gained the most special angel in the world today.

This morning just before 9:00 AM the attending vet called to let us know Mia had slipped into a coma and we should probably make the decision to let her go at this time. I asked if he thought she would make it until we got there (about a 30-40 minute trip) and he could only say he would do what he could but that time wasn't on our side. Bless her heart, she held on until we got to the University and we could properly say our goodbyes.

Mia passed away this morning at around 9:45 AM.

I am beyond devastated, she was the most special little girl we ever had in our lives. I love you so much Mia. I know you fought long and hard and thank you for that. It is your turn to rest. We love you


Mia is in the ER

March 29th 2014 3:49 pm
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Today we had to rush Mia back to the ER. She completely stopped eating and started vomiting. Mia is now in renal failure (her kidneys values doubled since her blood test just two weeks ago) and they are keeping her for at least 24 hours but more likely all weekend at the ER. They were prepping her for a nasogastric tube when we left so they can give her fluids and some clinicare. They are also taking her off of her diuretics to see if they can help make her feel better by stressing the kidneys less. Of course, treating the kidneys can cause her to go back into CHF. They asked and we painfully made the decision to make her DNR if her heart fails during treatment. We are praying for the best and cautiously hoping this works. We are truly on borrowed time.

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