December 12th 2014 7:55 pm
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Hello everyone - Coco's human mom here...
For the last several years, I have had experienced great joy sending our pals holiday cards. Normally, I would have them all addressed and ready for mailing by Thanksgiving, but this year, I have failed miserably. Here it is December 12, and I can't seem to bring myself to pull out the cards and do them as all I can see is Coco with her mouth stuffed with a Milk bone looking happily at me. This is the first Christmas that Coco will not be here to demand that she get a bag of cookies and belly rubs. My heart still aches for her and doing the Christmas cards is weighing heavily on me.
There is still some time left before Christmas so who know, I might manage to get the task done yet, but if I do not, please forgive me.
June 20th 2014 9:01 am
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Pals, Today Coco is one of the diary picks of the day. I would like to thank Dogster for this honor. I'm still unable to write anything as if Coco were barking it. I suspect it will take some time but the shock of her passing is still weighing heavily on my heart.
For those of you who have not been following us at
Coco and Puffys Blog
I would like to tell you that we have adopted another Shih Tzu. She is currently about 2 weeks old and will be named Mei-Ling Star. Pop over to our Blog and check out her cute photos.
Mei-Ling isn't going to replace Coco as Coco was one of a kind. However, I want Puffy to continue to enjoy life and without Coco it is as if he has aged overnight. Hopefully the puppy will give him a new reason to get up in the mornings.
PS - I tried and tried to download some photos but kept on getting the "DANG" message stating there was something wrong - I guess Dogster is still infected with fleas....
June 12th 2014 10:00 am
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5-14-14 will always be etched in my memory as that is the day you crossed the Rainbow bridge. I so wanted to learn how to express myself with the elegance that Ernie George's momma did for him when his time came to cross that same bridge, but I confess, I have failed at it.
One reason for this is because I am still in shock that you were so ill. Until you started shaking you never let on that something was wrong. You had always had vet care: in fact, you had boarded with them in October of last year and then had several exams this year for various thing, but they too did not notice anything amiss. You ate, drank and played. It was the shaking that made me think something was wrong. At first we believed you were cold because I had shaved your matted winter coat off so I did everything to keep you warm. When that didn't resolve the issue, we took you back to the vet for another exam. The vet believed you had a stomach issue going on since you had a small case of diarrhea so he prescribed some nasty liquid medicine for you to take. That solved the diarrhea issue but the shaking continue and you were now getting unresponsive and didn't want to get out of bed. You even refused to take or eat any of your favorite cookies.
Another trip to the vet was made and your blood results revealed the horrible new - you were dying due to end stage kidney failure.
"NOOOOO, this can't be" I wanted to scream but luckily I managed to hold that in, but not the tears that began falling uncontrollably.
Coco's passing has been quite difficult. I wonder what I could have done differently to extend her life. Is only there was a time machine that could transport me back to the beginning...IF ONLY...But there isn't...my beautiful little Princess is gone.
I've thought about writing a diary entry from Coco detailing what is going on with her in heaven but I just can't bring myself to doing it. It was fun writing about Coco being bossy to Puffy and ruling our home. I loved doing the imaginary parties with our pals, but now that she is gone, I've seem to have lost my muse, so to speak.
Puffy is doing much better: He is eating and showing an interest in with my neighbors two small, female pups that come over to visit with him.
To those of you who sent packages and cards I have loved each one received and will be sending out Thank You cards shortly. I thank everyone for being our friends and for loving Coco. She was one of a kind.
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