Wednesday, 11 May 2011

KC (1995 - 2011)

Our dog, KC, started feeling unwell on Sunday ... listless and not eating.

We took her to the vet on Monday and yesterday for a ton of bloodwork tests and XRays. Everything came back okay. The vet said it was old age.

She was getting worse so we made the hard decision this morning to take her in and have her put to rest.

KC and Gord were together since she was a pup. You can read his tribute to her here.

She was a great dog and we'll miss her so much.

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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted and, when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together ...

Author unknown

15 comments:

Isabel said...

I'm so sorry teena. I'm thinking of you and Gord today.

Buster will be there to keep her company.

Darlene said...

She lived a long and happy life, and was well-loved. You and Gord were wonderful parents! Enjoy your journey over the bridge, KC.

~ames~ said...

I'm so sorry Teena. She had a good life and she gave you lots of love in return.

Suburban Princess said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you are ok.

FatAngryBlog said...

So sorry to hear this, Teena.

*hug*

My Little Corner said...

Oh sadly I am all too familiar with the Rainbow Bridge.... I am sorry for your loss, it is a very difficult thing to go through. KC lived a very long time you must have taken extra good care of her!

((hugs to you and Gord))

Gran said...

Thinking of you and Gord today. Sorry for your loss.

Teresa said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear about her passing. Take care.

Fizzgig said...

awe! im so sorry! dogs that live into old age are very lucky to have lived so happily!

they leave footprints on your heart for sure! hugs!

Lady Banana said...

So sorry to read this sad news.. She was such a cute little doggy x

Tatiana said...

My absolute deepest condolences. It's very hard to lose a loved pet, and life does not seem at all the same without them. I know how much you must miss her, and I too, hope we are all reunited one day.

Cindy said...

Ah, I am so sorry for your loss, Tina.
I loved the story about Rainbow Bride.
Hugs, Cindy

Julie said...

My deepest, deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you.

Tony said...

Very sorry for your loss, it's hard to make that decision. I've had to do it myself lots of times. I hope you heal and in time maybe find a new friend.

Lord of the Wings said...

So sorry to hear about KC. I always enjoyed reading your posts on her adventures.