~The Much Loved Duke
Friday, April 5th –It is with a heavy broken heart I wanted to let you know we lost Duke (Dusty x Gracie) last night. I knew this day would come but are we ever ready to lose part of our heart and soul?? Foster came home from school to bloody urine and diarrhea. Duke has turned 13 January 2nd and I couldn’t see him suffer. I had a vet come to the house so he could die peacefully on his couch.
It has been a rough couple of days. The news of Duke’s passing came less than twenty-four hours before Dusty’s departure. We appreciate how much he was loved. Thank you, for the beautiful life your family gave him.
We are saddened to report that our beloved Dusty has departed his earthy domain, and joined the great group of Weimaraners awaiting his arrival at Heaven’s Door. We really cannot say more, but please remember him as captured in the lovely photo.
It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that our sweet Cabela, our very first baby, has passed away.
We are greatly saddened, but so thankful for the wonderful memories we had with her. I am so thankful that she passed when she did, after a weekend together, filled with playing outside, eating horse poop (her, not us!), and stealing donuts off the counter. She had been declining and I had been preparing myself for a couple years now, but of course you’re never completely prepared for the day that it finally happens. She passed in her sleep, after enjoying a dinner topped with leftover mac & cheese and tuna sandwich scraps (she had become a bit of a picky eater).
As a family, we laid her to rest yesterday evening, overlooking our creek, where she loved to splash around and explore. The kids wrote her letters and Ella blew bubbles for her. Hunter also gave her his certificate of achievement from school for his math test. And of course, they both gave her a stuffie to take along on the journey (she loved to steal their stuffed animals!). As sad as we all are, I am grateful for the lesson of saying goodbye to a family member in such a beautiful way.
Thank you for choosing us to be her people. We will forever be changed by the way she enriched our lives.
Love to you,
You might remember I mentioned Cabela in a recent blog–click here. I remember Cabela’s arrival like it was yesterday–and all that occurred after she arrived left an impression on our hearts. We entrusted into your care, and here we are many, many years later celebrating her life–grieving her departure.
Isn’t it the truth that these wonderful creatures make us better humans? I believe it is true. Thank you for the photo array of Cabela–each snapshot speaks volumes. Our hearts ache for you and the family’s loss.
Sully, the dog that dutifully served President George H.W. Bush in his final months.
Let’s have a moment of silence for the late president who left a distinguished public service legacy to the American public–and who shared his life with Sully. Sometimes you learn the most about a person when they are in need. A Service Dog, well, they keep all our secrets and love us on our worst day. Thank you, Sully.
Click Here to read the rest of the story compliments of AKC.
Heidi was banned from the White House–click here
Rainbow Bridge Crossing
It’s been a hard couple of weeks, but I wanted to let you know that we will be sending Dillin to the Rainbow Bridge tomorrow (September 18, 2013). I had planned on having him for, at least, 3 more years, but I can not keep him around and suffering any more. We have an amazing vet that will come to our house and let him be as comfortable with his family and in his home. I am really upset and having a hard time having to let him go, he is my baby. Thank you for blessing me with such an amazing dog and family member.
It amazes me the way life works and how it ends and begins so very randomly. Life is a wonder. How it begins and ends. Life is a precious gift and it is hard to lose those that you love. It never gets any easier to have to let someone go.
Breeder’s Note: We were sad to learn of Dillin’s loss. We are happy about the joy he brought to your life. Thank you for all you did with him, and for him. You gave him the best possible life. He was cherished. There is little else we could ask.