Monday, August 3, 2015

Just a Little Prayer

For Mom's family out West.  Camera shy Dottie, the rescue cattle dog mix, travels to the Bridge today due to advanced, and only now diagnosed, cancer on the spleen and internal bleeding the doctors can't fix.

She's the sweetest little dog and Grandpa's best buddy. She belongs to Mom's cousin Liz, who grew up playing with Mom and is like a sister, and having lost both of her parents too young, is another daughter for Grandpa.

Mom feels terrible she's far away and can't be there in time - but she is holding the family close in spirit.

Update:  Just got word that Dad's been admitted to the hospital, and then found out it's not life threatening.  He's got a really bad bladder infection so they'll have him on an antibiotic IV for today and tomorrow.  Glad it's not worse than that.

19 comments:

  1. Sad news, indeed, but thankful she had a loving home in her last days. I've become very partial to the cattledog since adopting our Maggie. Awesome, loyal dogs.

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  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dogs never live long enough.

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  3. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Dottie's entire family. Saying goodbye has to be the hardest thing anyone can do. But all the good memories will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved sweet Dottie.

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  4. Hari OM
    Blessings and POTP at work this side; a special place awaits... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  5. We are so saddened by this news. Our prayers for a peaceful crossing over and for you wonderful memories to comfort you hearts at this time. God Bless!

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  6. We're so sorry to hear about this. She'll have lots of grreat company at the Rainbow Bridge!

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  7. Sending much support and prayers for a peaceful trip to the bridge for Dottie and much love to your family.

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  8. Sending lots of hugs and prayers
    Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

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  9. We're so sorry to hear about Dottie. We'll be thinking about you and your Grandpa.

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  10. Thank you for your kindness and support. Dad is taking it kind of hard. He's outlived two children, two wives, all of his friends, and recently lost his own dog so it's just another loss for him. I'll give he and Liz a call before sleep, offering all the love I can.

    LB

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  11. Abby, all kisses for 'Mumma'. She will need them...

    -Sparky-Bones

    (Hopes and prayers for your Dad's comfort, Brigid - so sorry to hear about Dottie.)

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  12. Praying for your dad, you, and the rest of the family.

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  13. Praying for your dad, you, and the rest of the family. Godspeed, Dottie. Say hello to Barkley for us.

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  14. POTP and prayers and a big Weimaraner hug to your family...

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  15. We are crossing our paws for your dad! Run free Dottie!


    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  16. Oh noes. I am so sorry to hear abouts Dottie. Run free sweet gurl!
    I hopes your Pops is feelin' betters! I am sendin' him lots of POTP and healin' vibes and AireZens for you!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  17. We are so sorry to read about Dottie and grandpa. Hugs stella rose

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