It has been an emotional week of information, diagnosis, prognosis, denial, and acceptance. In addition to my mother coming home from the hospital with a cancer diagnosis and Hospice, our oldest dog, Trixie, was losing her fight.
Trixie is a beautiful rottweiler, gifted to our daughter for her 5th birthday, before starting kindergarten and her school career. A fast friend to all who met her, she met you with a wag of the nub.
This year, Mags turned 17, and will start 12th grade and her last year of high school. It's been a wonderful and memorable time. Trixie gave us joy and love on a daily basis. After yet much thought and prayer, we had to do what is best for Trixie...let her go.
I want to thank North Country Vets for their compassion and care this morning when I finally made the call, and even more so when you relieved Trixie of her earthly pain so her beautiful and kind spirit could join our other dog, Mercedes, in heaven. Dr. Windecker and her team were amazing, so say the least. Thank you!! We'd like to thank Unc for taking time out of his day to help us dig Trixie's grave. And I thank my parents for helping us through this, with all their going through, they held me while I cried.
I do believe dogs go to heaven. My friend and fellow blogger, Mary LaClair wrote a beautiful blog about this a few years ago. Click here to read her blog. As we close our eyes tonight missing our Trixie, we'll shed more tears. Tears for our loss and the emptiness left behind without her wagging nub and playful bounce, and tears of joy for her journey to heaven and freedom from the pain and discomfort that was taking over, making it hard to bounce.
Pets are a part of the family and each play their role. The atmosphere within our home is different. The comfort she provided when I returned from my parents will be greatly missed. Loss and grief are a part of life, for our loved ones...our pets are dearly loved, loved ones too. Forever friends...
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323