Sunday, May 6, 2012

In memory of Dixie

I read a very sad email this morning from my friend Debbie. She had to make the tough decision to send her little Dixie to the bridge yesterday morning.
In her words:

It's a sad day here today.  This morning we had to put Dixie down.
She has been having issues with the collapsing trachea for a while
now, but nothing near the way it was when we came home from work
yesterday.

We were up all night with her as her breathing was labored.  We
couldn't get an appt with the vet until this morning at 9:20 in
Kinsman OH.  We drove her there and after a consult with the vet, the
best decision was to not let her suffer, so we didn't.


Dixie has been with Debbie and her husband Bernie for a very long time and I know that they are very saddened by their loss. Today's special second post is dedicated to the memory of Debbie's little Dixie.
The following picture was included in the email she sent me.

23 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh gosh... such a very sad day for Debbie and family. Dixie was so cute... what a heavenly face she had, almost as if she is smiling at the camera.

I'm so sorry for their loss. :-((

Jean said...

Hugs to Debbie and Bernie.
I understand how they feel.

Donna said...

What a sweet little face! I know that they have to be heartbroken. May God give them comfort in the days ahead.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh I feel so bad for them and how lonely they are going to be. I am so sorry. sandie

Grace said...

My sincere sympathy - we've all had to do the difficult but right thing for our fur babies. Leaves a big hole in your heart and life.

Ginny said...

I am so sorry for Debbie, this is just heartbreaking!! Dixie looks so sweet! I see I had missed your walk with Duke below, I don't know how that happened! Very funny post!!!! You know if Duke takes the lead in the walk that he IS the Alpha Dog!!!

Sandra said...

so sad, so precious. a beautiful little girl.

Sandee said...

This is so very sad. I'm not looking forward to the day that we lose our Little Bit. Not one bit.

Scritches to Duke. :(

Lin said...

Oh, Debbie and Bernie--I'm so sorry that you lost your dear sweet Dixie. I know how your heart is hurting. Sending love and hugs in this very difficult time. :(

Daisy said...

Dixie looks like she was very sweet and cute. I'm very sorry she had to go to the Bridge.

Debbie said...

Thank you, Ann, for posting this wonderful tribute to Dixie. Thank you for all the posted wishes from everyone. I thought today might be a little easier on us, but I'm finding out it's going to take a long time. She was with us from 8 weeks old, Bernie bought her for me for Valentine's Day 2000. We're trying to keep busy doing things around the house, and it's still not easy. Hugs to Duke, Ann. I'm sure Dixie is watching over him from up above. Love ya!!

SweetMarie said...

My sympathy goes out to Debbie. Beautiful picture of Dixie. This is very sweet of you Ann.

Erika said...

what a cutie. Many hugs to Debbie.

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry to hear that Dixie had to go to the Bridge. Our thoughts and purrs are with Debbie. We know how bad it hurts to lose a furbaby but the pain will never take away the love and smiles that Dixie brought and her memory will continue to too.

Don't unplug your hub. said...

Very sad. I can sympathise I have been down that road a few times.

allotments4you said...

So sad...yet so nice that you can do the best by your animals when they are really suffering...I know how she must be feeling as I have gone through it three times with dogs and a few times with my cats....but they will always have those wonderful memories. xx

Reeni said...

How sad! Dixie is a little cutie!

Rose said...

My heart goes out to them. Losing a furry baby is always so tough.

Ann Nichols said...

Oh... my heart goes out to them... to loose a beloved four legged creature is to loose a beloved member of the family - and one who always makes us glad. So hard...

Jeanne Pursell said...

It is such a very difficult and painful decision...but I have had to go through it myself so I do understand how they feel. My heart goes out to them. Dixie Girl was a little sweetheart. May they find comfort that she is no longer suffering. My heart goes out to the family.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Her Dixie looks just like our little Grayson. Oh how I am dreading that day.

A Quiet Corner said...

Please tell Debbie..."Grieve not nor speak of her with tears, but laugh and talk of Dixie as if she were beside her...it was Heaven here with her...she loved her so..."...:)JP

Debra Dickinson said...

This is so sad. My heart goes out to your friend Debbie and her family. May their memories be of some comfort. xxo

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