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Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 #338672
01/30/16 12:57 AM
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It is with a heavy heart that I make this post.

A week ago today, unexpectedly, I said goodbye to my Skye. The night before, although she ate slowly, she played with SamCat and her toys. She happily squeaked her favorites during the evening and had a favorite yam cookie before bed.

Friday morning she again ate very slowly, but finished her breakfast. As always, I told both dogs I would see them after work and gave each a pat.

When I got home, Skye did not greet me at the door. Probably a first in over 12 years. She was flat out collapsed on the floor near her water bowl. She managed to get up and slowly went out with Buddy. She urinated, took a step and collapsed again.

I got her inside and called her vets (where I work) and they told me they were turning back around and would meet me at the office. It took us awhile to make it from the house to the car and I had to lift her in. She was exhausted walking to the car.

20 minutes later, we were back at the clinic and I helped her out. She walked in on her own, but was not steady and seemed confused.

Her doctors spent some time feeling her abdominal area, then checked her gums (almost white) and with some difficulty drew blood. By then she was lying down, so tired.

One of her doctors carried her to the ultrasound room. The mass on her liver was so large. And it was bleeding.

And it could not be fixed.

Because of her extreme anemia, the mass that was bleeding out and her age I knew I had to let her go.

There had been no warning, although I do wonder now if it was already in her bones and may have contributed to her mobility problems. I elected not to put her through radiology, since even if her heart and lungs were okay, the liver mass was causing her such pain. She was having difficulty breathing.

Her doctors said she was a tough, brave girl.

I told her how much I love her, I told her she was such a good, good dog....and we helped her out of this life.

I adopted Skye in January of 2004 when she was barely 4 months old. I said goodbye in January of 2016 when she was 12 years and 4 months old.

And I will love her and miss her forever.

Goodbye, my good, good girl.

Destiny's Skye.








Bonnie

With approval of my friends:

SamCat, 03/2011
Bennie the 12 1/2% GSD 02/2013

Seiko, Solo, Sophie, Skye and Buddy - bridge dogs who taught me so much
Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: PositiveDog] #338673
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I am so sorry for your loss. Skye was a beautiful special girl who will always hold a spot in your heart. Run free at the Rainbow Bridge Skye.

butterfly


Linda

Luke 1/21/07 GSD, CGC
Raven 3/27/10 GSD, CGC

At the Bridge - Kelli, Roenick and Misty(collies)
Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: LukesMom] #338674
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What a rough one! She had a wonderful life with you and you with her. I know we always want them to live forever - but what a good life she had.

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: middleofnowhere] #338675
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Oh, no. teary I am so sorry for your loss. rip Skye


Johanna

Caleb (aka Caleb-Moose)
Ciara(aka Ciara Belle, Black Devil)

RIP Aodhán, Rica, Max, Kelly - gone but never forgotten - forever in my heart
Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: middleofnowhere] #338676
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Bonnie, Skye will always be in your heart. RIP Beautiful Skye.

I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are feeling.


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #338677
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I'm so sorry Bonnie... What a beautiful and very special girl. My heart breaks for you... hugging


Kris
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Annabel, Keeshond, 4/21/11
Petie, Toy Poodle, 5/5/07
Kitties: Meezer, Bob, Mia and Dewey
Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: Kris] #338679
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I was shocked to see this post come up. Tears flowed while reading about your wonderful Skye. She will be missed.hugging's
Rest and run free Skye...butterfly


Anita & 10.5 yr old Yukon

R.I.P Amber & Cisco:
"Goodbye may seem forever
Farewell is like the end
But in my heart's a memory
And there you'll always be."
Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: Wolfie] #338680
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Oh, Skye! teary Sweet, sweet Skye, so very loved here. angel Skye was the very soul of gentleness, skilled in her work of loving, of caring, she will be so very missed. Run free, precious Skye! butterfly


Patti
Frauchen von:

Grimm van den Heuvel, "Donnerpratzen"
Smokey The TeddyLion, DLH purrbuddy

Dir gehört mein Herz
Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: Braverhund] #338682
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WOW! What a shock that must have been! Such a beautiful, regal looking girl!

Does really sound like you gave your girl a great and happy life!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: Codmaster] #338684
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I am so sorry for your loss of this precious one.

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: RileyAnna] #338685
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I'm so sorry dear. Hugs and comfort your way. Run free Skye. butterfly hugging


Tiffany mom to:
Anna, GSD 9/21/08
Panzer, GSD 9/12/15
Duncan Dog RIP 2/99-10/15
Danger Kitties: Mia & Winston RIP Alley Cat 10/12, Simon 6/13
Andon two-legger
Anna's Dog Blog: www.annathegsd.blogspot.com
Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: RileyAnna] #338687
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Bonnie,

Reading your story of Skye's last hours it is plain how harmonized you were together. As much as it hurts for you to describe, this bond is something we all treasure, when we're lucky enough to know it.

I am very sorry for your huge loss,

Mary Jane

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: Mary Jane] #338688
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I am so deeply sorry Bonnie. Sleep well sweet Skye. <Hugs>


Sandy

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Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 [Re: AgilePaws] #338689
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So very sorry for your loss Bonnie. Hugs! Run Free sweet Skye. angel


Diana

Bentley...the light that brought me out of the darkness.

RIP Phoenix (Brightstar rescue) 2006 - 5/6/2017
RIP Dakota 1/5/1993 - 10/23/2006
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I'm so very sorry for your loss feelingblue


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