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I sent Diamond, my beautiful precious Diamond to the Bridge yesterday. She made it 6 months as a cancer survivor. And they were good quality months.


She wasn't feeling well on Friday. Not eating. For her, that's a major sign. The vets felt she had an ulcer. Sent us home with meds.


But Saturday she was having a lot of difficulty with her left hind leg. She couldn't get up without me helping and she needed her sling to go up and down her ramp and to squat to do her business. But her appetite improved. So I thought she just overdid using that one leg.

She had a terrific dinner on Sunday night. (I made her something special as I already feared the worst and wanted to at least give her a final meal).

She snarfed down that and her ice cream. That girl LOVED ice cream.

But yesterday, she didn't eat her breakfast. A favorite of liver and eggs.

I took her back to the vets and she had two problems going on.


She was starting renal failure. If that was her problem we could have worked on her diet and add some meds and kept her around for a while. But it wasn't.


We xrayed her leg. The OS was back. I might have been able to have her a few more weeks with pain meds if that were the only problem.


But with her kidneys in failure, she couldn't take the strong meds needed to stop the pain.


I sent her to the Bridge on the xray table.


She is reunited with her sister Pearl. I was so hoping to have a little more time to heal from that loss.


Here she is enjoying her last Dewey, still whole. (her leg was amputated the weekend of Dewey the following year).


Refusing to give into her sister, when Pearl wanted the sofa. She was the only one who would stand up to her.


When she first came to me


I almost called her Tarmac, Delta, Airport, etc because when she arrived at Newark from Fla, her crate broke and she got loose. Of course I was sitting there waiting, wondering why they hadn't brought up my dog yet. Delta Airlines arrives at Terminal B at Newark. She was found at Terminal C! In her escape, she degloved her left hind foot, you can see it still wrapped in the photo. So her first trip as a future 4-pack was to the vets on a sunday.


She had the funniest sit. She sat way back on her hipbones.



She always came to me at 9:30 at night. Like clockwork. Asking for ice cream. When she was still able to do stairs, she would join her sister in our game of Yoo-Hoo. (a hide and seek game we played in the basement).

She slept in the corner bed. That was her bed. Now, still with three others, no one is in the bedroom at night anymore.

As a tripod, she knew her limitations. When she got stuck, unable to move or get up, she would whimper lightly. It was her call to me for help. Even if her butt slid off the bed, she'd whimper asking me to pull it back on.

She was the quiet one. But still had a sense of humor.

She was also proud. No ramp for her to get into my car. She jumped up even as a tripod.


My sisters. My Beautiful Gems. Gone.



Diamonds are a girls best friend


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Oh Mary Pat, I am so very sorry for your loss again. May they be together at the Bridge watching over you. Putting her out of her pain was the right thing to do. Hugs to you. Run free Diamond, you were so loved and will be so missed.


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That was absolutely beautiful, as it would be for your beautiful girl. There are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy for your losses.


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My deepest sympathy, Mary Pat. What a lovely girl and what a terrible loss for you. At least the sisters are reunited at the bridge. Run free, beautiful Diamond :f_pink:f_red:f_pink

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Mary Pat,


That is two beautiful girls you have lost recently and my heart is breaking for you. I am very sorry.


Run free Diamond, find Pearl and run free... :gh_run

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That last photo … MP, my heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry.

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I am so sorry for your loss. Diamond was such a sweet girl and I wish you had been given more time with her. Your two girls were truly gems and very special. May you find comfort in the memories of your lovely girls.




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I'm so sorry for your loss. Diamond was a beautiful brave girl. Godspeed Diamond! flowers_yellow.gif


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I'm so very sorry. :cry1


Godspeed Diamond.

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I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Diamond.

Run pain free at the Bridge, Sweetheart.


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