Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016

Posted by: PositiveDog

Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/29/16 07:57 PM

It is with a heavy heart that I make this post.

A week ago today, unexpectedly, I said goodbye to my Skye. The night before, although she ate slowly, she played with SamCat and her toys. She happily squeaked her favorites during the evening and had a favorite yam cookie before bed.

Friday morning she again ate very slowly, but finished her breakfast. As always, I told both dogs I would see them after work and gave each a pat.

When I got home, Skye did not greet me at the door. Probably a first in over 12 years. She was flat out collapsed on the floor near her water bowl. She managed to get up and slowly went out with Buddy. She urinated, took a step and collapsed again.

I got her inside and called her vets (where I work) and they told me they were turning back around and would meet me at the office. It took us awhile to make it from the house to the car and I had to lift her in. She was exhausted walking to the car.

20 minutes later, we were back at the clinic and I helped her out. She walked in on her own, but was not steady and seemed confused.

Her doctors spent some time feeling her abdominal area, then checked her gums (almost white) and with some difficulty drew blood. By then she was lying down, so tired.

One of her doctors carried her to the ultrasound room. The mass on her liver was so large. And it was bleeding.

And it could not be fixed.

Because of her extreme anemia, the mass that was bleeding out and her age I knew I had to let her go.

There had been no warning, although I do wonder now if it was already in her bones and may have contributed to her mobility problems. I elected not to put her through radiology, since even if her heart and lungs were okay, the liver mass was causing her such pain. She was having difficulty breathing.

Her doctors said she was a tough, brave girl.

I told her how much I love her, I told her she was such a good, good dog....and we helped her out of this life.

I adopted Skye in January of 2004 when she was barely 4 months old. I said goodbye in January of 2016 when she was 12 years and 4 months old.

And I will love her and miss her forever.

Goodbye, my good, good girl.

Destiny's Skye.






Posted by: LukesMom

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/29/16 08:16 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Skye was a beautiful special girl who will always hold a spot in your heart. Run free at the Rainbow Bridge Skye.

butterfly
Posted by: middleofnowhere

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/29/16 08:19 PM

What a rough one! She had a wonderful life with you and you with her. I know we always want them to live forever - but what a good life she had.
Posted by: Woodreb

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/29/16 08:26 PM

Oh, no. teary I am so sorry for your loss. rip Skye
Posted by: Wisc.Tiger_Val

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/29/16 08:34 PM

Bonnie, Skye will always be in your heart. RIP Beautiful Skye.

I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are feeling.
Posted by: Kris

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/29/16 09:01 PM

I'm so sorry Bonnie... What a beautiful and very special girl. My heart breaks for you... hugging
Posted by: Wolfie

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/29/16 09:30 PM

I was shocked to see this post come up. Tears flowed while reading about your wonderful Skye. She will be missed.hugging's
Rest and run free Skye...butterfly
Posted by: Braverhund

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/29/16 10:55 PM

Oh, Skye! teary Sweet, sweet Skye, so very loved here. angel Skye was the very soul of gentleness, skilled in her work of loving, of caring, she will be so very missed. Run free, precious Skye! butterfly
Posted by: Codmaster

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/30/16 01:44 AM

WOW! What a shock that must have been! Such a beautiful, regal looking girl!

Does really sound like you gave your girl a great and happy life!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: RileyAnna

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/30/16 08:48 AM

I am so sorry for your loss of this precious one.
Posted by: aubie

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/30/16 09:05 AM

I'm so sorry dear. Hugs and comfort your way. Run free Skye. butterfly hugging
Posted by: Mary Jane

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/30/16 12:13 PM

Bonnie,

Reading your story of Skye's last hours it is plain how harmonized you were together. As much as it hurts for you to describe, this bond is something we all treasure, when we're lucky enough to know it.

I am very sorry for your huge loss,

Mary Jane
Posted by: AgilePaws

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/30/16 12:54 PM

I am so deeply sorry Bonnie. Sleep well sweet Skye. <Hugs>
Posted by: DnP

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/30/16 02:51 PM

So very sorry for your loss Bonnie. Hugs! Run Free sweet Skye. angel
Posted by: Sylv

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/30/16 08:24 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss feelingblue
Posted by: Selzer

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/30/16 09:12 PM

Wow, I am sorry. It sounds like she had a good life. What a nice tribute to her.
Posted by: anniej

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/31/16 03:21 AM

So sorry for your loss - it's hard for those left behind when they go so quickly. Sky sounds like a wonderful dog - take comfort in the fact they you gave her a great life.
Posted by: SeanRescueMom

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/31/16 10:55 AM

My heart aches for you. I know how much Skye meant to you and her loss will be felt by her loyal companion, Buddy as well. Your quick response helped her from suffering. She can play and run free at the Bridge, I hope she catches a glimpse of Sean too. RIP sweet angel. angel
Posted by: Zisso

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/31/16 03:20 PM

My heart breaks for you! I know how hard it is to make this decision, especially so unexpectedly. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by: DancingCavy

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/31/16 03:58 PM

I'm so sorry. Run free, Skye.
Posted by: arycrest

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/31/16 05:53 PM

Oh, Bonnie ... I am so sorry you lost your beautiful Skye.
Posted by: Grakira

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 01/31/16 07:05 PM

((Hugs)) Always very hard when it comes so unexpectedly...rest in peace, Skye.
Posted by: BasiaBear

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/01/16 08:56 AM

teary My heart aches for you.... sending healing thoughts. Rest in Peace, Skye.
Posted by: Kayos

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/01/16 09:29 AM

This made me cry. I am so sorry.

I lost my Wolfie this way. Sudden collapse, tumor in liver and pancreas. frown

Cancer sucks.
Posted by: PositiveDog

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/01/16 04:47 PM

Yes, cancer does suck. And I'm angry about that every time I hear of one of our beautiful dogs with it.

And now Skye. I so miss her.

I hold on to being with her at the end and that, for her, it was so sudden. She was a sweet, loyal, loving, brave dog.

Thank you to all who responded, or even read her notice here.

I hope others may continue to find some help from our posts on pannus, perianal fistula, cholidin helping cognitive issues and the joys of animal assisted therapy.

We had a good, long, fun ride and I would not have missed a minute.

Posted by: AngelJ

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/02/16 01:29 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Skye teary
Posted by: MaxaLisa

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/03/16 02:33 AM

Bonnie, no words can make this easier, just know that you are among knowing friends here hugging

Run free Skye. You were a wonderful partner for Bonnie and Buddy in this lifetime and forever butterfly
Posted by: Qyn

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/09/16 09:40 PM

Oh Bonnie I am so sorry I only just saw this. Your beautiful words and tribute made me cry for you both! My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful Skye. xoxo
Posted by: Braverhund

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/09/16 11:34 PM

hugging Thinking of you, Bonnie. hugging
Posted by: PositiveDog

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/10/16 06:49 PM

Thank you again.

Buddy and I are not happy with this new normal. SamCat is still lost. She was such a huge presence in our lives and has left such a void.

I want to throw her toy for her one more time. I want her to stand by her almost full water bowl with that look asking for that cold refrigerator water she loved best. I want her to drop her head in my lap, so I'll scratch her ears and massage her sweet face.

I want, I want... teary
Posted by: Mary Jane

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/10/16 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: PositiveDog
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I want, I want... teary


Oh Bonnie, such a true, sad song. I know it well.

Your Skye lives in all her good deeds and in your heart and your hands that still reach for her. Somehow, she's there, I think.

please take care,
MJ
Posted by: MaxaLisa

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/11/16 04:30 AM

hugging
Posted by: Woodreb

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/11/16 07:41 AM

grouphug
Posted by: Qyn

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/12/16 08:57 AM

vaseroses hugging
Posted by: kaisersmom

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/14/16 11:06 AM

Bonnie - I'm just reading this and I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious Skye and the hole her leaving has left in your heart, home and family. Even though you can no longer physically see her, I hope you can still feel her presence with you every single day. paw
Posted by: Shilohsmom

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 02/25/16 03:23 PM

Oh Bonnie, I am so very very sorry to hear of your loss of our dear Skye. I'm so sorry I wasn't here to support you. I am so sorry. hugging
Posted by: Karin

Re: Skye - 09/07/2003 to 01/22/2016 - 04/02/16 05:34 PM

Bonnie, I haven't been here either for a very long time and just now saw your tagline that said that Skye was at the Bridge. I am so very sorry and don't even have the words because I know how much Skye meant to you. She was a beautiful, sweet, and regal lady. You and she have helped so many people by sharing her different health issues. You probably made a huge difference in Heidi's life by suggesting that we try cholodin for her cognitive issues.

I know how hard this is to go through and although the pain is still always there, someday it will ease. I'm also very sorry that I wasn't here to support you after it happened. Take care and know that a lot of people will always remember Skye. hugging