May 7th 2011 9:17 pm
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I realize that I'm living here at the Bridge, but I wanted to let my mommy know that I luv her very much & that as an angel, I'll be watching over her on Mother's Day.
It's been fun here. I run, play, jump, and just have a great time. Even my furbro Chato (also an angel) is nice to me up here. He wasn't on earth, so I wasn't sure if he would be at the Bridge.
Let me tell all you mommies out there what it looks like here at the bridge!
There is never a shortage of food. There is no snow or cold, unless we want it. There is no fighting, sickness, old age, or ABUSE! There is green grass, there are big, tall trees. There are all kinds of pets (cats & other babies) in this part of the bridge, and we all get together & have dances once a month. The sun always shines at the bridge.
Oh, one more thing, there are millions upon millions of jewels, flowers, and all the wonderful things that one can only imagine until it's time for them to come & get us here at the bridge. Then we'll live forever with each other.
September 24th 2010 7:34 pm
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Today has been an extremely bad day. Today we lost a family member who brought us laughter, love, & a sweet personality daily.
Today, I lost my little 'boat anchor', baby girl Cheena.
Cheena's health had been declining over recent years, but she'd really gone downhill the last 6 months or so. She was always a timid dog, but in recent weeks she was much more timid, scared almost to the point of paranoia, about everything...except, me, her momma.
She had dementia. She also started having accidents in the house. She hated having accidents in the house...it just wasn't like her to do that...but she also couldn't help it.
She had a couple of strokes about a year and a half ago...only to recover rather quickly, but she wasn't quite the same...after that time, she'd started showing her age.
Cheena loved life. She loved making people laugh! What a little clown she was...and even though she barked at anyone she didn't know, she would hide once she started barking...the sign of a dog fiercely protecting momma, yet wanting momma to protect HER.
This decision was not an easy one for me to make. I've seen her declining rapidly in recent months...only to see her rally a little bit which made the decision difficult.
I know, deep in my heart, she's in a much better place...at the bridge, barking, playing & carrying around her lucky mojo mono, but, I'm so heart broken over the loss of my sweet little shihtzu.
Her page will stay up. She will live on in Dogster...
Sweet little girl...mommy loves you so much...& I'm sure you know just how much now!
I miss you now, & will miss you every day of my life, little boat anchor baby girl.
Run & play free, little one...
I love you!
September 5th 2010 11:25 pm
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Cheena appeared to be doing much better Friday & Saturday. Today (Sunday) however, she seemed to be hiding a lot, not drinking much water, and certainly not eating very much. She did have treats this morning, & a bite or two of lasagna (this was her first & only taste of lasagna) this afternoon. I will watch her again tomorrow, & if nothing changes, the decision WILL be made & done by week's end....
My heart is breaking as I type this. I never realized the strength of our bond, or the magnitude of her love until just recently. She's been on a cross-country road trip twice in her little lifetime, gone to the groomers (which she hated), visited her vet & not once has she complained!
I wish I could bottle up her personality; along with her love for life, and keep it with me always! I will keep a large part of her in my heart, yet the hole will be bigger than any emptiness I've ever felt in my entire life! My baby girl's life, as she once knew it, is very quickly coming to an end. How do you say good-bye to a pet who's given you more than just 'love' over the years? How do I say good-bye? This isn't easy, but it is necessary. As with everything special, there comes a time to say good-bye. I know when her time comes, I'll have the support of my Dogster family to help me through!
For now, I'm trying not to think of the pain I will endure when my little sweetie 'boat anchor' baby is gone. For now, I am just living day by day, the best way I know how...with Cheena sleeping by my feet most of the time...showing me her love! When she looks at me with those big, brown, glassy eyes, my heart just melts.
I wish you all could have been able to meet & know Cheena. You would have all liked her!
I will close this for now with this statement...I'm watching my little Cheena Mona, and loving every single nanosecond I have left with her. Here's to the little dog with the biggest heart of gold!
I LOVE YOU MY DEAR SWEET MONECA! I'LL MAKE SURE YOUR LAST DAYS ON EARTH ARE FILLED WITH LOVE (as always) & WITH ALL THE THINGS YOU ENJOYED DOING...