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Aleeya Is Gone. 3/7/2000 - 4/21/2013


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I sort of hoped I'd never have to post in here. I know that's crazy, but you all know what I mean.

 

Aleeya (that was her official name, and we just kept it :) ) had to go to the bridge yesterday.

 

Turns out that what was causing her limp was not some random injury from the ice earlier in the winter, but a ginormous tumor that grew very fast, in her shoulder (the upper part of what I guess is the ulna bone?). We could actually feel the protrusion for a few days, and were just hoping against hope that her shoulder was dislocated or something like that.

 

We didn't see anything on the xrays we took in January (she collapsed, was dehydrated, that was the only thing we could figure out) and started limping a week or 2 later... so I guess the da#n thing just really grew quickly.

 

She was 13yrs, 1 month, 2 weeks. We have her littermate Haka (see pic in my sig).

 

Aleeya was a delight. TOTALLY different in personality from her brother-- she was silly, she TRULY smiled (i.e. if you tickled her, she would give you the biggest scary toothy grin and freak most people right out). She never quite learned "fetch" but enjoyed chasing the toy and then running by you but not GIVING it to you! Her brother was the fun-police, and he'd stand in the middle of her zoomie circle and try to catch her-- but she was SOOOOOO FAST, he never could.

 

She loooooved our neighbor's dogwood shrub (the kind with red twigs) soooo much-- she'd go over to in on our walks, totally ignoring the little white westies in the backyard (behind the fence of course) and just STAND in the shrub, hypnotized.

 

She loved to lie in a sunbeam, and had me so well trained :rolleyes: that once it was hot out, she'd stand by the back sliding door, asking to go out and sit on her cushion in the sun. For like, 10 minutes... then she'd stand up again and want to come inside. Clearly, she was part cat.

 

I just miss her so much. I remember reading on GT about "heart dogs" and until Aleeya, I was like, huh? But now, I know. :beatheart

 

Here's a picture of her from the 1st year we got her (she was already 7, having had 2 litters of pups after her short but successful career racing!)

thanks for listening,

Soren

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I'm so sorry for your loss...she sounds like she had a wonderful life with you.

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). 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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I'm so sorry for your loss.

 

Godspeed, beautiful girl.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Such a pretty face. I am so very sorry for your loss.

 

I do hate cancer. It is the thief who robs us, everyday, of those we love.

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Godspeed, beautiful girl. Whisper in your momma's ear some night when she's asleep to let her know that you're ok.

 

I am so sorry for your loss.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I hate that cancer robs us of precious time with our companions.

 

Godspeed Aleeya - run free now where there will be no pain.

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She was beautiful ~ so sorry you had to say goodbye :grouphug

 

Rest in peace, Aleeya :brokenheart

 

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Soren, I am very sorry for the loss of your sweet Aleeya. She was quite the character and like everyone I am sure you had more time with her and are heartbroken she is gone.

 

Run free Aleeya, run free sweetie... :gh_run

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I am so deeply sorry.

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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I'm so very sorry.

 

Godspeed Aleeya.

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Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21)

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I'm so very sorry :( :( :(

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