Lady started going downhill Tuesday morning. She was unable to eat or drink with a 104 temperature and was bleeding internally. The vet believes she had a tumor that ruptured and caused her symptoms. At 16+ I didn't think she would survive any surgery and somehow the look in her eyes said she was ready to go. It was a hard decision but I believe the best one for Lady. Lady would have been with us 4 years the first of March. We give thanks for the privilege of having Lady in our lives and the love she gave us.
Cheryl & Mack Dixie ........ Heart Dog Lady ........ Senior Girl (Forever with us) Scout & Little Bit ... Side of the Road Rescues
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." Will Rogers, 1897-1935
Oh, my heart sunk when I saw the subject of this thread. I had been thinking about Lady recently and wondering how you were all getting along, and I am so sorry for your loss.
I still remember when you first found her, and how every step she took back to health was a cause for celebration. How fortunate she was that you rescued her and gave her nearly four years of love and attention.
Rest in peace, Lady Belle.
Angie and Spirit (8, BC/pyr) & Huckleberry (8, beagle) William (1993-2006), Kate (1995-2008), Johnson (1998?-2011), Odysseus (1996-2012), & Mildred (2002?-2012)
I, too, am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful and lucky girl she was to have lived her final years with you. I have no doubt that she was grateful for everything you gave her including the permission to go onto the Bridge now. I pray that your memories of her will comfort you and give you peace.