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For the third time in a year, I am posting here.


The harsh winter we've been having took it's toll on my Little Old Lady, Onyx. Aka: Nana.


Several weeks ago we were hit with an ice storm, and Onyx slipped too many times. Two weeks ago I came home to find that she couldn't use her hind legs. If you placed her legs under her, she could stand. (supported), she didn't have trouble with incontinence and could sit up. So the doctor and her chiropractor both said give her a chance and she was put on steroids.


While the vet was hoping for dramatic improvements within 5 days, by day 6 she was taking baby steps, totally supported. I allowed my friend to push me to go away overnight, and Onyx was boarded at the hospital. I was hoping she'd get special care, but when I returned saw that she had deteriorated to worse than she'd been. There was no bouncing back the next day, so I made the decision to send her to the Bridge. She went peacefully at home on her bed.

She made the vet wait while she polished off a bowl of tapioca pudding, her favorite.


This was taken just 5 months ago, and you can see, she had no hind end issues.




She was always happy, even when I was yelling at the others, she'd come up to me with a big smile on her face. I just know she was saying "I know you're not mad at me Momma"


She was a huge smiley dog. Scared the bejesus out of more than one person.



She was the roaching queen in her youth.



She had the most beautiful bat ears



Loved her yard



Even when her beds had a tendency to explode on her



She was demanding.



She was alert and bright to the end



Sleep well my baby, Momma loves you and misses you so much.


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I am so sorry for your loss. What an amazing spirit shines through in those pictures - a beautiful tribute to a long life - well lived.



Run free Onyx.

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In my heart always, my Bridge Angels - Macavity, Tila the wannabe, Dexter, CDN Cold Snap (Candy), PC Herode Boy, WZ Moody, Poco Zinny, EM's Scully, Lonsome Billy, Lucas, Hurry Hannah, Daisy (Apache Blitz), Sadie (Kickapoo Kara), USS Maxi, Sam's Attaboy, Crystal Souza, Gifted Suzy, Zena, and Jetlag who never made it home.


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I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Onyx.


Say not in grief, "he is no more," but live in thankfulness that he was. ~ Hebrew proverb

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She was beautiful Mary Pat and a real trooper. I'm sorry for your loss and having to make the decision to let her go.


Run free Onyx, run free sweetie... :gh_run . Go find your sisters.

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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I'm so sorry :cry1 :cry1 :cry1

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What a well-lived life she had with you! I am so very sorry for your loss. Beautiful pictures of your beautiful Nana.


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Dante (Dg's Boyd), Zoe (In a While), Brady (Devilish Effect), Goose (BG Shotgun), Maverick (BG ShoMe), Maggie (All Trades Jax), Sherman (LNB Herman Bad) and Indy (BYB whippet) forever in my heart
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I'm sooooo sorry, she's so beautiful. It looks like she'll keep everyone at the bridge on their toes while waiting for you...


My thoughts are with you :grouphug

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I'm so sorry...too many losses. She was so sweet.

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) and Abbey Field.  Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Oh Mary Pat, I'm so very sorry. I was hoping she would bounce back. Godspeed sweet smiley girl.

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This is a wonderful tribute to Onyx. You shared some great stories and highlights of her personality. All of us who have lost a beloved pet grieve right along with you. It's clear she had a wonderful life with you and that you had wonderful years with her! :grouphug

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I agree this winter has been so hard on the old ones. She was a beautiful girl & so well loved. Godspeed Onyx! flowers_yellow.gif


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