Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bidding Farewell to the Very Best Friend.............

Ladybug (aka Bugmutt, Buggy, Lady, Turbo Tongue and of course the Dumb Dog lol)
October 15, 1999 to August 3, 2010

Today I walked my sweet loving puppy girl over the Rainbow Bridge. She was my best friend and leaves a huge hole in my heart. Had she been sick or suffering I know I would be sad to have her go, but because of the hurricane of changes I was forced to take this walk with her so there is some feelings of anger and guilt over having to make this walk today. However, I know deep down, and I trust that God, fate or whatever power you want to believe in has made me go down this path for a very good reason........that is yet to be revealed.

She was a special dog right from the start. Her large ears and big brown eyes stole both the heart of my Mom and myself............she was the farthest thing you could think of from the golden retriever that I went looking for.......but she was perfect for me and I like to think that we were perfect for her. She was the runt of a litter of 12 and this litter had been apprehended from an extremely abusive home. Lady was tortured with being swung by her tail (Which was the reason her tail had to be docked) and had been beaten.....so trusting of the human race was something that our family would have to earn. It took a lot of work and a lot of love and patience to help her back and it took several years of it.

She loved to do agility and the help I received from Shirley and Diane with D & S Dogs of Course in her training was awesome. Regrettably her fear of crowds and unknown places and things kept her from being able to compete but her years of going to "school" were some of her favourite.

Dr. Sharon Bruce and her staff at Lakeview Veternary Clinic were her care givers from her first visit post adoption to the time that we took to walk over the bridge. Sharon and her beloved Brew were also agility friends and regretably Brew had to be walked over last year. The compassion and help that have been shown can never be repaid with a simple thank you. So if you need a fabulous Vet give me a call and I will get you hooked up.

Thank you Mom and Dad for the best gift that you have ever given me........Ladybug was truly that gift and you have given me many incredible gifts through out my life. My sweet Buggy Mutt .... thank you for loving me no matter what.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you! I know how much you loved your baby. Only those of us who treat our 'pets' like our children can understand the loss you have had to endure. Take consolation that you have made sure that she is safe (as you promised yourself she would be when you brought her home) and that you provided her with a good life filled with patience and love. Your Friend, Judy.