The Matriarch of Our Doggie Family

Now is the Time.....

November 12th 2012 4:38 pm
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On Saturday morning we had to get Zena out of bed, a bit unusal, but she was 14...When I got lunch ready again we had to wake her from her day bed...a bit funny.... when I put her meal down she just looked at it.....
don't know what made me say it but I turned to my hubby and said she's going.......

Hubby said don't be silly.....and no sooner it was said that she ran behind our lounge...she had a look in her eyes...of distance, help me.....then she was breating sooo heavy....making terrible sounds breathing. After a few mins she came out and walk to our back door,to be a bit grahic she was coughing blood up we knew.....I rung my daughter up, her work had closed but she got in contact with one of the vets and they were going to meet us at their surgery near us...... by the time I put the phone down, no more than a few mins, she was gone.....

I think my daughter made the car trip to our house in less than minute than the normal 5mins **small smile**

Kimberley wrap her up just like a baby....that is how she was to us...

After a few days we sat down and went over if we could of done anyting different if we had known.....

The night before she went to sleep on the floor with the others, which she had NEVER done, always on our bed, then she did stop jumping around before dinner, she just sat and waited...she would take a little longer to eat...she could not jump up onto the lounge anymore, she would wait back when we came home from being out, we just put it down to her age.....how wrong we were.
Even when we picked her up sometimes she wiggle to get out of our arms....NEVER did she cry in pain....
Even when she got the kennel cough, the cough did last a bit longer and we were going to take her the vet, but even that stopped....

But the thing we now see is she wanted to be near me EVERY time I sat down...not on my lap but next to me....if I was not around, anybody that was there....

I feel so so sad to think that another Furbaby was so so sick and we did not even know.....It was just like Daisy Ann again......

What makes me happy, if that is what you call it, that the person who did own her and let her escape and never try to find this 6 month old pup, I bow my head and say..."Thank You" you did not deserve her in the first place and you missed out on many many years of love, devotion, funny times, sad times, but most of all just a beautiful little doggie....

You are the last of our "first doggie" family..Penny, Jezebell (the Corgi's), Daisy Ann, George and you...There is a picture of you all on George's page, boy that day was SOOOO much fun it took so MANY treats to get you all to sit still....it is not the best photo, but the memories I have of that day still brings a smile to my face.. It sits with pride on our wall.....

You wandered into the nursery where I worked, and I was going to send you to the poundd,as I did want to keep you, but Kimberley begged her father for you....will we did have two corgi's how on earth were we going to look after a third dog......

It seems so funny now as I sit here and look at your fur family 6 and 1 foster......you just never know....were life leads you...

You were named after the tv show Xena, Warrior Princess. At the same time Herclus was on but being a girl...you became Zena. Your first visit to the dogtor the nurse spelt your name with a "Z" and that's the way we kept it.....
AND
There was nooooo way you were a "Princess" you were and will ever be remembered as "Zena....Warrior Little Dog".....but that is another story for another day.

You are missed sooooo much, now in Heaven with all your Furfamily, I know one day my eyes will see you once again, until then, my heart will let me remember you.

 
 

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Barked by: Ebony Ursula (Dogster Member)

November 13th 2012 at 1:17 am

Sooo sad. Rest in peace sweet Xena.
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

November 13th 2012 at 1:46 am

Don't 2nd guess yourselves. You loved Zena and did ALL and MORE.

They hide things from us.... its the way in the wild.

All that love could do was done.

Keep the memories safe... smile.. and KNOW that you gave to each other equally.. Love for Love.

Thats all that matters...

With Love and Hugssssss

Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

November 13th 2012 at 11:16 am

you did nothing wrong, and she was well taken care of and loved by so many.

We will miss her always
Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

November 13th 2012 at 5:28 pm

A wonderful life, filled with lots of love and memories--we can't ask for anything more.

Zena will always be with you, in your heart, your mind. Those memories will come back to you, filling you with love to the point you'll think that you might explode.

Not only do our dogs fill our days with love, but they continue to do so after they have gone to the Bridge. Their magic, their love knows no bounds.
Barked by: Milton (Dogster Member)

November 14th 2012 at 12:25 am

She wanted to be near those she loved. What a blessing to have her for so long. She will always be in your heart.
Barked by: Lexi (Dogster Member)

November 14th 2012 at 5:51 pm

Forever in our hearts, oh those memories!! Rest in peace, Zena Warrior Little Dog.

Blackwell & Lexi
Barked by: Zena...Now a Warrior Angel ! (Dogster Member)

November 16th 2012 at 9:49 am

I bow my head and Thank each dear Friend, for all the beautiful words.
Barked by: Pogo (Dogster Member)

November 16th 2012 at 11:04 am

How very lucky you were to find each other. Isn't life strange? One person's trash was another person's treasure, and you, precious little sweetheart, found a home and hearts where you were loved and cherished every single second of your life. Blessed be, little Warrior Princess, and soar high and run fleet of foot and young again at the Bridge until all your family have rejoined you again. Much love to you and your family from me and Mummy xoxoxoxo
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

November 16th 2012 at 1:58 pm

Just reading this entry today. So very, very sorry. As Flicka's mum said, please don't second guess yourselves. She was loved and cared for. You gave her a wonderful life and that is a wonderful thing.

Hugs,
Pepper's humom


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