Both of our sweet pups have passed, both in January 2018. It has been a horrible month/year/existence. This has been a post I have been avoiding, and I haven’t had the emotional capacity or strength to put something together. Sammi lost her battle to Hemangiosarcoma on January 1st, 2018. She lived long enough to see fireworks, and lay outside, and cuddle with her mom and dad, and play one more time with her favorite toys. I wrote about it on my personal website, which you can find here:
And then I chronicled the loss of Tex, our sweet 16 year old husky, as well. He was old, I think he held on and stayed strong for his sister, and after she passed, he spent weeks looking and yearning for her, especially at night. It was one of the worst things, to not be able to console him or explain what had happened.
You can say goodbye all you want while they are still here with us. You can wish for the pain to stop and the suffering to end, and the sleepless nights, the endless trips outside, and the constant holding up of the back legs to cease, but nothing will ever prepare you for the sudden, deafening silence of their absence.
I’d like to say I’ll keep updating this website for information, but I doubt I will. I do believe had we started Sammi on Keto sooner, she would’ve had more of a fighting chance. I do believe Keto gave us 5 extra and remarkably healthy weeks with her than initially expected.That extra time with her was happy, and she played, and ate, and got all the love in the world from us and her big brother, Tex.
I had always said if she made it til Christmas, it would be considered a success. She had her first bleed post-op on Christmas Day. Talk about regretting words, and wishing you could take something back.
I take comfort in knowing they are both together again. Thanks for your support. And please, do not hesitate to contact me or reach out if you have questions. I wish you the best.