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Susie made an unplanned journey to the Bridge on Saturday. A freak accident resulted in injuries from which Susie could not recover without great pain and duress, and her loving mum, Nancy, did what she knew in her heart was right, and set Susie free. As Nancy said (with a smile in her heart), the first thing Susie probably did when she reached the Bridge was hop up and down and chatter her 2 remaining teeth, demanding to be fed.

 

Susie spent most of her life on a breeding farm before, at age 11, she reached Grey Haven and Marilyn. Exactly one year ago yesterday, Susie arrived up here in NH after spending 10 days with Nancy and Don in DE. By the time she made it up here, she had a huge dowry of martingales and leashes, toys and, cookies. I adored Susie, and all of her quirks. She burrowed deep into my heart, and will never leave. But over the months, I came to feel that Susie was not as happy here as I wanted her to be. A dignified girl who'd spent her life in isolation, Susie was an independent, strong-willed gal who wanted to "do it myself, thank you". And she never seemed to feel comfortable amidst the dynamics of my pack. After 8 months, and with a heavy heart, Marilyn, Nancy and I felt that Susie deserved a chance to live the peaceful, stress-free life she deserved, without the fears that she seemed to be developing in our home.

 

Nancy and DH Don immediately opened up their hearts and home to Susie, and many tears later, Susie went home with them to DE in May. So she was finally home, with less stress, a smaller pack, and a quieter lifestyle. Nancy and I "co-parented", so Susie continued to have 2 mommies (and 1 daddy) who treasured her, and would do anything in the world to keep her feeling secure and content.

 

But sometimes, things happen that cannot be predicted, and despite every precaution, and every accommodation made to let Susie feel safe, a tragic accident occurred. And as Nancy, Don and I had come to know so well, Susie did not want to be handled, or taken to the vet, or have anyone trying to restrict her in any way. Nancy knew that the intervention needed for Susie to recover from her injuries would make Susie tremendously stressed and unhappy, and she knew so well what Susie would want: her freedom. A very kind vet came out to Nancy's house right after the accident, and set her free to join her housemate, new angel Kami, in their ultimate safe haven.

 

Susie leaves behind many broken hearts, most especially Nancy and Don's, mine, Marilyn's, and anyone who had ever been touched by Susie's courage and spark, her funny "Susie-isms" that made her so unique, her hops and chatters while she waited impatiently to be fed, her 5am wakeup calls, and her insistence at doing it "my way". She is survived by her sister, Mandy, who is thriving in FLA; and many of her kids who have found their forever homes through Marilyn.

 

"Tootie", our lives are richer for having known and loved you...

 

 

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I am so sorry for the loss of such a quirky and independent gal.

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I'm very sorry :(

 

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I'm sorry. :cry1 My sympathies to all who knew and loved her.

 

Godspeed Susie.

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My sympathy to all who love her - rest in peace, Susie.

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It's a special dog that fills the hearts in more than one home. :heart:f_red

 

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Oh, I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful girl, who came to be loved by so many.

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