Wednesday, November 10, 2010

She's gone...

I had to make a very tough decision this morning, and I hope I don't have to do this again for a very long time. I let my girl go. No more pain or suffering.
This picture was taken of Dixie on her first Christmas with us. She loved her stuffies. She had them strategically placed in the back yard so when she ran out the door, she would grab one up and start shaking it. If someone had moved her stuffie, she would run around the yard until she could find another one. What a funny girl she was!
Went in for bandage change this morning and her abdominal wound had opened up even more. Doc said the only way to fix it was surgery. Now with the diagnosis of Osteocarcoma, I had already made up my mind that this wasn't going to be an option. These horrific events of the past week have left me scarred for life. Also, has made me do some serious soul searching. To say that I am bitter, is kind of an understatement right now.
This picture was taken of Dixie this past August on her 10th birthday! Stuffies were never far from her reach! She would shake them and give them the what for! I hope there is an endless supply of stuffies in heaven girl! Run free, until we meet again...


  1. So very sorry to hear bout your loss. Please accept my condolences.

  2. My heart breaks for you - I saw your comment and came running hoping that I would not find bad news. I think Osteo is what keeps most of us up at night, and I am so sorry you had to let your sweet girl go. You are to be commended for not letting her suffer - it's so easy to make the mistake of hanging on for too long.
    RIP beautiful.

  3. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Dixie was a beautiful girl, and I'm glad she got to spend her time on Earth in a happy home, full of stuffies! I wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    Bless you Dixie.

  4. Terribly sorry for your loss. It is never an easy decision even if it the right one. So glad she had your love every day and that she was taken care of. Our hearts are heavy for your loss and you will be in our prayers.

  5. Oh, I am so sorry, Michelle! I hate to hear this, and I know how much it hurts. We had to put down both of our little fur babies, and it just killed us. So I understand more than you will ever know. My heart goes out to you.

    Big warm hugs and my deepest sympathy. Mr. Magpie's, too...



  6. I am so sorry for your loss ... Run free sweet Dixie.

    Your pal, Pip

  7. I am so very sorry! Somehow I didn't see your updates from the last few days! There is never a good time or way to lose them, but some sure hurt a lot more than others. Our hearts go out to you!

    Dixie sounds a lot like Lilac with her toys. She was a beautiful, beautiful girl!

  8. I'm so, so sorry that you had to let her go. I agree with your decision though. The surgery on top of everything else would've been just too much. You showed her love and compassion right through the end. I'm sure that all of her favorite stuffies are in heaven with her - right where she leaves them.

  9. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Your post brings tears to my eyes. I come by your blog by way of 24 Paws of Love, and I wanted to offer our support (times 5). It's so heartbreaking to lose one of our furbabies. There just are no magical words to make it better. I wish there were and I would certainly say them. My constant wish is that our canine companions could stay around longer to share our whole lives with us since they touch us so deeply and dearly. May you find some kind of comfort in knowing Dixie is no longer suffering, but running free over the Rainbow Bridge with all the stuffies of her choosing. I know she will be forever in your heart and memories. She was a beautiful girl. Again, I am truly sorry for your loss.

  10. i am so so sorry..... i set here typing, looking at adam sleeping beside me and crying. i can't imagine life without my big greyhound.
    you have been through so much this week. please take some time for you.
    you never know what goes through a person's mind or a dog's mind. them fighting makes no sense.
    i feel for jax too. he is doing all the shuffling around. when you first posted they wanted you to board him for a while when they moved, i thought they didnt want him anymore.
    obviously, they don't now at all.
    dixie was beautiful and you gave her a great life, a wonderful home and LOTS of love. she was your child, your baby. some people would never understand the bond you can have with an animal. i know how you feel about dixie, i found that bond with adam.
    you are in my thoughts, kim

  11. I am very sorry to hear this. She was a beautiful dog. This is a very tough time for you. Please accept our condolences and know that we understand your grief. Take care.

  12. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful girl. We are sending pawerful prayer and hugs.

    Oskar & Pam

  13. My deepest condolences. I just read the background story. You have been through hell. I am so so sorry.