Thursday, June 7, 2012

Over the Rainbow Bridge.........

Our Sweet Lily
01/26/2002 - 06/07/2012

With a little help and her head cradled in Momma's lap Lily crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this morning.  Free of pain and sporting four fully functional legs she met up with her buddy, Edgrrr, who introduced her to her new friends Wysti, Echo, Emily and Tyson.  Run free my sweet baby............

Last Thursday at the holistic vet was so promising we didn't expect the turn she took on Monday night,  heavy panting, diarrhea, lack of appetite and restlessness.  The Husband took her to her regular vet Tuesday.  She had picked up a gastrointestinal bug, apparently it was going around.  Though she fought off the infection in her stump and the infection in her bladder this one proved to be too much for her.  Or perhaps she was just tired of it all, perhaps it was just her time.

I can't tell you how much we miss her, but I'm sure all of you know, probably having been in our shoes once or twice if you own a pet.  It hurts, you second guess all the decisions you have made along the road that lead to this.  But it changes nothing she is gone, as we knew someday she would be and it hurts. Deeply.

This is the first time in almost 30 years that we have not had a dog.  And it hurts.  Deeply.


  1. I am so sad to read this. Miss Lily was such a beautiful girl and a big part of your life. It sounds like she was worn out and had tried her best but needed you to help her move on so that she could run free again.

    How empty your house must be with no dog.

    All my sympathy.

    Mango Momma

  2. Our thoughts our with you and your family. Run free Miss Lily!

    Sam and Pippen

  3. We never met Miss Lily, but we know the ache in your heart at her departure for the Rainbow Bridge.

    Sending you our love to help fill the hole in your hearts.

    Joan and the Barkalots

  4. Thinkin ov yoo n keepin yoo in our prayers at dis sad time

    Run Free Lily

    Uji, Izzy & Ziggy

  5. We're so very sorry. Lily sounds like a wonderful girl and she knew how loved she was. We recently lost our Tsar so we hope they can be friends now.
    Morgan and the Porties

  6. Run free Miss Lily! You have many old, and new, furiends to meet at the bridge.

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet girl, you gave her a loving home and a peaceful journey to her next life at the bridge....I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.
    Chloe, Cecil, Winston and Mom Shawn

  7. We are so very much sorry and sad to hear of your loss. I hope that the 10 years of wonderful memories Miss Lily has left with you will soften the blow.

    RUN FREE AND FAST and enjoy your reunion with those who you are now with.

    Frankie and Ernie

  8. We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Lily will be watching over you from the Bridge and you will always have the good memories safe in your hearts.

  9. Your Lily looks like a beautiful girl. :)
    We send hugs and sympathies.
    We will let our blue girl Neve, who has been at the Bridge for a year now, to know to look out for Lily and introduce her to a few pups.

    Kind regards
    Ruger & Annie

  10. So very sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a beloved furry.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Run free, Miss Lily, run free...

    Licks, hero

  12. So very, very sorry. You will have a huge hole in your heart and home. Lily fought a long and courageous battle with you battling with her every step of the way. Perhaps the victory is to be painfree and at peace, which Lily is now. We never have them for long enough but it is so wonderful to have lived with and loved them. Take care Lily and hugs to Mum and Dad.

  13. We're so very sorry for your loss. Miss Lily looks like a wonderful lady. We know she was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. And we know when the time is right, she'll help guide your next doggie into your hearts.

    Jed & Abby

  14. We came over from Mango's blog. We are so sorry to learn of your sad loss.

    Run free forever with the wind in your face Miss Lily.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  15. so sorry for you loss ... may she rest in peace and run free of any illness or any worries ...


  16. Oh no, we are so very sorry. Dear sweet Lily. You were a fighter, sweet girl. Run fast, run free. We offer our sincere sympathy and love to you all. Love Carol (and Stella and Rory)

  17. Our hearts are absolutely breaking for you. Godspeed Lily.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  18. We are so saddened by your news and our thoughts are with you and ditto Godspeed Lily.
    Best wishes Molly

  19. So sorry for you loss! We didn't know much about Lily much but we are sure that she was one of the sweetest girls like our angel Laura. I hope sweet Lily has already met our Laura as I'm sure they will become BFF in no time.

    Take care! We will keep you all in our thoughts.

  20. Came over from Mango and Dexter's. Like jake of florida (who we have known for ages) we have never met Lily either, but she looked beautiful.

    So feeling for you, it is such a hard time. We only have one dog now, and I am dreading the day.

    Katherine (logged in as Pippa..)

  21. We are so very sorry that Lily has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. You has our deepest sympathy.

  22. I came over from ArtemisiaFSS page when I learned of her passing. I didn't know Miss Lily but I do know the pain when they pass. I lost my furbaby last December. Much love and hugs.

  23. Oh sweet, lovable, and beautiful Lily. We will all miss you. I always loved seeing your smiles on your mom's blog. I am so sad for your family because they are hurting so very much. All that I can say is that you and your family are so lucky for the years that you had together. You loved each other, and that's what's most important. We are all thinking of you in this tough time. Hugs from me and my Labraduo.

  24. I'm so sad to hear of your loss. The decision is so very hard to make. I've done it twice and still have doubts occasionally. I'm sure one day Lily will lead you to another wonderful dog.

  25. Oh my gosh - how could I have missed this? I am SO saddened by your loss of Miss Lily. She has been such a brave girl - so strong and stoic. She let you know that it was time. I hope she gets to meet Gizmo and Allie and Max and Mandy and Buddy. All running together speaking German! A house without a rottweiler though? Oh, I'm so, so sorry for your loss.

  26. We saw this on Arty Mouse's blog and came right over. Our sympathies on the loss of your sweet Lily. We are sending comforting purrs your way.

  27. We are so very sorry you've lost your beautiful Lily and send our purrs and our prayers to you.

  28. We hopped over from the Dachsies with Moxie blog where we read about your sweet Lily. We are so sorry for your loss. From what I just read, Lily was a real trooper with all that she had to endure in her life. She was a beautiful girl who we can tell was most loved!

    She is now a beautiful Angel shining brightly in the evening sky.

    Sending you comforting hugs across the miles...

    Lily Belle

  29. I'm so sorry for your loss -- it sounds like both you and Lily made the most of your time together.

  30. I juat read about Lilly from Mango's blog - oh my this is so hard. Every time I hear about the passing of a pup my heart just hurts. God Bless you all during this trying time - know that Lilly is free of her pain and is running all over heaven chasing balls and getting lots of yummy treats. I'll tell me lab Buster to look out for her :)

  31. I am so sorry. Sending hugs and loves for you.