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
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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.
May 14th 2014 2:12 pm
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Friends, today at approximately 11:40AM Coco Rose made her journey to the Angel wing fitting department. Yes, Coco Rose is now among past Dogster and Catster pals who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. She had been sick and was taken to the vet last week but no improvements were noticed, in fact, I could tell she was actually getting worse. She was shaking and didn't want to play or even eat. After several xrays to see if she had an obstruction with none found, the vet ran blood tests to check her kidney function and discovered her readings were so high that their equipment couldn't obtain several values. The vet said I could leave her there for two day and they would put her on an I.V. to try to flush out the toxins, but since her kidney function readings were unobtainable that all it would do is give her a few days at the most. If we chose not to treat her and take her back home, she would have probably passed away within several days. As hard as it was to make the decision, I opted to be in the room with her as she was sent on her final journey. Her passing was very smooth and she uneventful.
The passing of Coco Rose has really taken me by surprise. With all the health issues that Puffy has I always thought he would be the first one to go, but life has a way of throwing out curve balls when you least expect it.
I'm going to miss my little cookie monster...
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