Friday, July 29, 2016


We had to say goodbye to our beloved Missy yesterday. Her health was up and down all this year but each time previously, a new prescription or a new dosage or a diet change had seemingly done its work and she would be perky again.  So we weren't very worried when she seemed not quite right a couple of days ago and took her to the vet on Wednesday.  How quickly our world turned upside down.  Less than 24 hours later, we heard the words "cancerous cyst on her adrenal gland", "spread to her kidney and spleen and her body wall", "no hopeful outcome".

She was the gentlest sweetest quietest dog I've ever had. She never made a sound, she only barked two times in the nearly four years since we adopted her and her companion, Shadow.

She brought us so much joy. 

I hope you will consider adopting senior dogs, possibly the best choice I ever made.


  1. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. It's early in the morning here and I'm not as articulate as I'd like to be, but know that I understand how heartbroken you are. She was a beautiful and loving girl. We never get over these losses. There's an emptiness in our hearts.

  2. I am very sorry for your loss. I lost one of my furbabies last November...and I miss her every day. SENDING A PRAYER FOR COMFORT YOUR WAY.

  3. What a blessing our beloved pets bring to us. Very sorry for your loss.

  4. I am so sorry. I truly know how you feel. They are such a part of our families, just like our children. Hugs

  5. Oh Sally...Missy was such a beautiful sweet girl. My heart is with you and David. Please take comfort in knowing you gave her such a happy loving forever home. I agree on adopting senior pets...they have so much love to give & will thrive with your love. Peace to you.

  6. Sally, she was a special blessing. I agree, these senior dogs are sweet companions. I hope that you will find another to share your loving home with.

  7. As usual I'm late seeing this. I am so sorry,Sally. Just thought I'd leave a comment here on your blog to let you know I'm thinking of you. Hope you are feeling a little better. You did a wonderful thing to adopt Missy and take such loving care of her.

  8. My sincere condolences on Missy's passing. May your fondest memories aklways keep you smiling when you think of Missy. Blessings Dear...