Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Diva Passed Away Tonight



She almost made it to 12 years old...

She went completely blind 6 years ago, and nothing held her back. While her arthritis wasn't bad, she would still come running with me and Toby. You'd never know by watching her that she was blind.

My God, my little dog taught me so much about life, I can't believe she's gone. It happened suddenly -- last night she could barely move and refused a treat. This morning at the vet's her blood was like water...her red blood cells were dying rapidly.

I just can't believe she's gone.

She got a blood tranfusion but it wasn't enough. My other animals all know -- they knew last night I think. Things are going to be so different now without Diva. She's been with me through so much, she was my best friend. I just wish she could have made it through the summer -- she loved to lie outside on the grass in the summer.

My God, I miss her.

Good bye, Diva -- I miss you so much and will miss all our outdoor adventures together.



15 comments:

streaker said...

aww Julie. I'm giving you a big HUG right now. Can you feel it over the internet? 'cause it's a big one.

Kelly B. said...

Oh no!! Julie...sending you much love and lots of hugs and my thoughts are with you today.

Amber Dawn said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Diva. Losing a friend like her must be heartbreaking and I sincerely feel for you. Diva was a lucky girl to have you for an owner, I know she lived a good life with you.
Take care of yourself, big hugs.

Susi said...

hey sweetpea. i'm not sure what to say. i understand the pain of losing a furry bud. they are family. i cry with you. she was an awesome dog.

love you tons. big hugs.

Keith said...

Read first thing this am and couldn't respond. Misty eyes. It brought back how I felt when my beloved Sebastian cat died. You have my deepest sympathy. Big hug!

Charlie Browne said...

hey jules....big hug....

John Prince said...

My heart goes out to you Julie, as I can relate. Some of my best friends in life have been my dogs. In fact I keep a plaque on my desk that I have had for many years, to remind me of my 'best friends' (not that I need reminding). Here is what it says:

The one, absolute, unselfish friend
That man can have in this selfish world,
The one that never deserts him,
The one that never proves ungrateful
or treacherous, is his dog.

Cath said...

Oh my gorgeous Julie - I'm so so sorry! I;m sitting here with tears in my eyes this end, so god only knows how you feel?

I don't know what to say - more hugs and love from me and Jase than you can imagine

LOve you lots and lots xxxx

Melissa said...

I'm sorry to hear about her passing away, that's so sad. Your post made me cry. Now she's in Doggie Heaven laying out in the patches of grass and smiling down on you with every run :-)

You and Diva are in my thoughts.

Amy said...

Really sorry to hear about your dog. Very sad.

Andrew said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Diva. She had a great life with you and just keep remembering what she added to yours as well.

KK said...

You wrote a beautiful tribute to the ol' girl. I am so sorry for your loss, she sounds like a gem.

Alan Keller said...

So sad to hear...

Leslie said...

I am sorry to hear about your Diva...take care.

Jenna said...

Something on the way for you .... Hugs!