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    Sheena, our Precious Girl, we were not prepared to lose you. You left us so suddenly. A month or so before, at age 10, you were still so youthful, playful and full of life. Then you were stricken with an undetected deadly infection that took you from us. I feel so sad when walking Rocco and you're not with us anymore. It's not the same and we miss you so much. I can barely look at the videos I took of you. I cannot get over not seeing you sprawled out on your favorite sofa - so content and beautiful. I miss watching you and Rocco playing so tenderly and all the fun you two had after adopting the 9-week-old puppy just last June. You were so happy to have a new friend after losing Ozzy, your pal of 10 years, just months earlier. You and Rocco were so compatible, bonded instantly and obviously adored one another. That bond was interrupted far too soon and forever. 

     

    Four months after Rocco's arrival, you began to withdraw from him. Your interest declined and you didn't want to play as much. You became agitated whenever he'd try coaxing you to play. It never occurred to us that you weren't feeling well, but instead attributed your behavior to Rocco's relentless demands and high energy of a growing puppy. I doubt he understood why you couldn't play anymore, and he sometimes seemed sad. It wasn't your fault, you lost your endurance, and by the time we realized what was wrong, it was too late. 

     

    Since you've been gone, it gets harder knowing that you'd probably be okay if only you had gotten the proper veternarian care you deserved sooner.  Although you didn't seem to suffer, you must have, and hid your pain so well.  You were a special girl, so calm and kind. Never once aggressive. You were intuitive, loved people, especially children and the elderly. You would have been a great service dog as you were as beautiful on the inside as you were on the outside. Thank you for enriching our lives with 10 years of love, loyalty and devotion. We have many happy memories! You'll always be with us and we'll never stop missing you. 

     

    Goodbye, Sheena.....

     

    With all our love, your Mom, Dad and Rocco

     

    **** TO THOSE READING THIS MEMORIAL:  SHEENA DIED FROM PYOMETRA, AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE OF THE UTERUS THAT IS ALWAYS FATAL IF NOT DETECTED EARLY ENOUGH.  THE DISEASE IS VERY COMMON, YET UNHEARD OF BY MANY.  IT AFFECTS A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF INTACT (UNSPAYED) OLDER FEMALE DOGS, YET IS ALMOST 100% PREVENTABLE WITH THE PROPER KNOWLEDGE.  

     

    PLEASE, I URGE YOU TO READ UP AND EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT THE FACTS OF THIS DISEASE ESPECIALLY IF YOU OWN AN UNSPAYED FEMALE.  IT IS WORTH IT. WE ARE SICKENED AT THE LOSS OF SUCH A WONDERFUL, GOOD-SPIRITED DOG THIS WAY DUE TO OUR IGNORANCE. THANK YOU FOR READING. ******

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    Dear Sheena,

     

    Today is December 6, 2015, and it's been a whole year since you've been gone. I miss you so much and think about you all the time. I have your photos throughout the house so that I can see your beautiful face any time.  Rocco is fine, not quite as wild as he was, settling down just a bit, but still a bully. He wants to beat up the dogs who live in the house behind us and it's driving him crazy that there is a fence!

     

    Last July I got him a new playmate because he was lonely without you, plus I couldn't take getting out of bed at 2 and 5 AM to play tug-a-war with him anymore! Her name is Gianna. She is a sweet girl and you would approve. Dad moved out last June and we don't see him anymore. So it's just been the three of us. I can't wait until you, Buster, Ozzy, Rocco (and me of course!) see each other again, and then you can meet Gianna. That'll be a wonderful day. Until then, I love and miss you puppy girl! 

     

    Love, Mom

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    Dec 6 2016

     

    Dear Sheena,

     

    Amother year has gone by since we lost you. We will always miss you and think about you. I watched a video yesterday of you and Rocco playing.  It took two years to be able to look at those movies and remember what a beautiful girl you were.

     

    We will never forget you.  Continue to RIP, dear Sheena.

     

    My love, Mom

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Pet Memorial Details

    • Pets Date of Birth November 30, 2004
    • Date of Passing December 6, 2014
    • Favorite Toy our new puppy, Rocco

    Pet Memorial Album (6 photos)

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