At noon today, being held in my arms and being told (and knowing) how much I love her, Dutchess passed over to the other side of the bridge. For the past three days she was unable to hardly walk on her back legs at all, was increasingly upset and whining from frustration, just not a happy life for a 'Princess'. I took a very special friends advice not to wait to long. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do and today is probably the worst day of my entire life, but I thank god for the 8 1/2 years that I had her for, she was my best freind and her and I shared a bond that few people can understand unless you have had one of the real heart dogs. She can now run at will, chase bunnies and I'm sure she has found Becky already and oh what a special reunion that must have been! I know my Mom was there too, she so loved Dutchess and Brandy in the short time she knew them. DM is such a horrible disease...I hope some day there is a cure so no one has to go through what I did today.|
12-10-10 Princess...how is Becky and Grandma and are u and Reggie getting along? I miss you so much it hurts, but I'm thankful for every second of every day that I had with you. I wouldn't have missed one of those seconds for the world. Please take care of my girls, you know how Becky can be and someday we will all be together. I love you so much.
5/25/2011 Princess...I have been missing you and Becky so much this week. I have been looking through all of the 100's of pictures I took of you, and I can still remember the feel of your coat and the smell of you. I miss you so much that no other dog will ever be able to fill your paw prints. Eagle is being a good boy, but he isn't you. I love you so much and take care of Grandma, Becky, Reggie, Brandy...we will all be together some day!
12/22/2012 Dutchess...Merry Christmas honey...and I hope you and Grandma and Becky and Reggie and Becky have a wonderful Christmas! I can't wait to be there to share it with you again! I still miss you every minute of every day I live!
6/26/2013 Princess...its been three years since I had to make that awful decision to send you to the bridge to be with Becky, Reggie, Mom and Dad. Your eight years with me were the most wonderful years of my life and I miss you every second of every day. I'm so glad I was strong enough to let you go knowing what pain you were in, but I would give my life for just one more day with you, to hug you, brush you, get kisses from you. You were and still are my life!