Sunday, September 27, 2009

The world has lost DOMI the THERAPY DOG. My heart is breaking, my sorrow immense.

There are times when I can barely stand the pain of loving dogs as much as I do. This is one of those times. We have lost Domi, a precious asset to this world who just couldn't fight any longer and medicine could not give her a miracle. Below you will find her last post - her post from Saturday, yesterday. My tears are flowing, my heart is breaking. If I feel this much sorrow I can only imagine the grief of her beloved family. If you have the time, please leave a message on Domi's blog for her family.

In Domi's honor, the next dog that I adopt will be a senior. After all, every one of us will be a senior one day and will look to the world to love and to care for us when we no longer have the glow of youth. Imagine what it feels like to be old and homeless. To have given all you have when you were younger and then to be cast off. I, for one, will do my part, however small, to offer my home to a dog in need.
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Hello pups, kitties and peoples.

I'm not feeling well and I think this will be my finally post as I doubt I will make it through the night. We thought we had worked out a good dosage of the steroid and I had been feeling good lately. I had been looking forward to my visit with my girls parents as they always have lots of good food and take me on plenty of car rides. Unfortunately, after a couple of days there I just really started to not feel so well. I lost all my energy and was just having trouble getting around and breathing. My girl's mom increased the dosage on the steroid but my face just continued to swell. I'm home now with my boy and girl and it's a good place to be. They are resting beside me and trying to keep me as comfortable as they can.

Before I go, I just want to remind all you pups and kitties to always have plenty of love for your humans even if they might be grumpy. Sometimes they get caught up in all sorts of things and take us for granted. That doesn't mean they don't love and need us. Also you humans, remember why you have us around. If you are feeling stressed out, pet us. It's been proven to lower your blood pressure. Also keep lots of treats handy. And for everyone, enjoy life. Always take time for walks, frisbee and CAR RIDES.

And one last thing for you humans. If you are considering adding another dog to your home, think about giving one of older dogs a chance. We don't chew up your shoes, pee inside (well, not unless we really can't help it) or need lots of training. Plus you will have a very loyal friend for the rest of our lives.

Good bye everyone. It's been really wonderful to get to know all of you.


51 comments:

Teddy Bear said...

This is just heartbreaking but we know that Dimo lived a great life. Thank you so much for sharing. It was beautiful.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Kenia Cris said...

I'm in tears now. I was reading the final post, and now I can't stop crying. I've left a message for the family. He was such a beautiful dog, I'm sure he must have given much love to his family. It's a painful loss.

My heart goes on to you too, because I know you love dogs as much as I do.

Much love from Brazil.

Pipa said...

My God. My tears are flowing.
Run free, Domi!

Mango said...

We did not know her, but we did visit and left a message. Very sad news.

Slobbers,
Mango

MAX said...

Thank you for this post. We have been following Domi for a while now and our hearts are breaking too! She was a true inspiration to all of us and we are going to miss her immensely! The sky will be brighter now...with her star shining!
Love to you guys too
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Lacy said...

sad woofs, just breaks my heart..i am soo glad she won the Ms Beauty contest..cause she wuz bute ti ful, inside and out...I hope she made it through the nite, and if she didnt, i understand she needed to rest..no pain at the bridge..

b safe,
~rocky~

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We saw the post shortly after it hit - we are khomment #1 -

Mom and I immediately shared it with The SMS members so they khould paw some words of support BUT more importantly see the furry lovely post -

We hadn't known Domi long - Huffle shared her with us and evfur since, we had made her one of our GR blogs -

Tank woo fur your fine post to her -

She truly was the beaWOOty and deserved the title she had won from The Four Musketeers khontest!

It has been a rough week - but Mom and I were able to pass along hugz&khysses to Star's Mom on Saturday!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sam said...

That is heartbreaking... I didn't know her but I just cried reading her post. Going to go leave a comment on the blog now.

Heather in MN said...

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived."

Truly, you have touched so many lives. May you frolic free today.

Dory and the Mama said...

What an awesome tribute! Dory and I went over to leave our sympathies.

The Mama and Dory

Bogart said...

Sending you all LOTS of love...

Bogart & Lulu

Erin said...

Very, Very Sorry to hear of your loss of a friend. Heaven has gained another angel today, she sees your sadness & tears and yearns to comfort but she is also enjoying a peace that none of us can fathom but knows that one day e will be reunited & understand. We took in a senior dog about 7 years ago, she was only with us for 3 years. She sat at my feet all the time & always would be looking at me as if trying to convey her love & gratitude. You will feel truly blessed giving a senior dog a safe place to rest till she heres her final call home.

The Army of Four said...

Our condolances; what a hard, hard loss.
The Ao4

Frodo, Fred, Tutti and Jack - 16 Paws said...

Hello my friends, I've just gotten your message in 16 Paws - mom came earlier, she's number two above, she's crying too, she didn't know Domi but she can totally relate to the pain of those who lose a friend like this dog has certainly been.

She left a message for his family, we're all praying for their well-being and sending our love thoughts to all of them and his friends. He was an amazingly beautiful dog and we cry for his loss.

Love licks.

TC said...

I don't want to really cry so I can't read the post. I am so sorry for your loss, we lost Mugsey the end of July this year.

I know Domi touched so many hearts...

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

That is so sad and I is sad that you is sad. I will leave a condolences for Domi's family on his blog.

Sam said...

Domi was a great dog. Sending lots of hugs your way.

Sam and family

Dennis the Vizsla said...

We heard about Domi. Very sad.

pughy said...

Beautiful tribute..... Hugs GJ xx

Shepherds' Ledge Gang said...

Thank you for letting us know about Domi. We are sad for the huge empty spot left behind, but cry tears of joy that such good souls exist on both sides of the bridge. You guys, Scout and Freyja, and your Mom too of course, are those kind of souls too...spreading the love as you can.

The OP Pack said...

We are very saddened to hear about Domi. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Tabatha and Echo said...

We will miss her. I can't seem to get the tears under control today either. There is a beautiful angel watching over us all now. The lives she has touched will never be the same!!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Domi has left a grand legacy; she truly made a difference in the world.
-TBH&K

Andrea said...

Very sad news about Domi...she was a beatiful, larger-than-life dog who was well loved. You are in mine and Sophie's thoughts...we will stop by Domi's place as well.

YOUR CANINE COMMENTATOR said...

Dear Domi's People,

We canine ones come along to live with you and teach you about the cycle of life. How vibrant it is, how much you are a part of it and that it ends - in a physical way, but Domi's spirit lives on. And so must you. How ever, and in what ever way you can - live on: in Domi's spirit. Love doesn't die.

Nicole said...

Rest in peace, Domi. You will be missed by many.

Farley's Mom said...

We are so sorry to hear about your special friend. Her photo is so sweet and gentle - you can just see what a sweet soul she was. Take care, we are thinking of you Scout and Freyja's Mom!

Life With Dogs said...

This is heartbreaking, there have been far too many pack members leaving us this summer.

Alex93andme said...

Godspeed dear Domi...you are at the Rainbow Bridge meeting your new friends but really being missed by so many left behind. Beautiful tribute and the songs have me in tears. I am so very sorry for your loss.

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Mommy & I are so sorry to hear this news. Are hearts are breaking for her family and you.

She will be in our prayers.

God Bless...Mona & Mommy

Salinger The Pug said...

We're so sorry to hear about Domi crossing the bridge. It sounds like she was a very loved doggie and I'm sure she had a very happy life.

Please know that we're so sorry and we're sure that you'll miss your friend very much.

(((((HUGS)))))

Love,
Salinger (and his family)

River said...

Domi's last post was so beautiful. My mom is crying again. It's so very sad to lose such a wonderful friend.

love & wags,
River & mom

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

We don't know Domi, but we know how hard it is to lose your friends, and how hard it is to love a loved pet, so we surely feel your pain. Know we are thinking about you. Domi's last letter was beautiful.

Tucker, Daisy and Mom Heidi

Thor said...

We are so sad to hear about Domi. Sending lots of hugs to your momma.

Thor and mom

Chow Chow said...

Oh I'm so so so sorry about Domi....she's a beautiful dog. Run free at the Rainbow bridge, Domi!

Sierra Rose said...

Ah! Leaky eyes here. We are so sorry. What a lovely last post. Dome will be cherished, and deeply missed.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Serra Rose, her mom and dad

Mochi and Mommy said...

We are so sad to hear about Domi. We are thinking of her family.

Mochi

Tanuki Maxx said...

So sorry and sad to hear about Domi. We've just went over to paw our heart felt condolence for her family. So many furfriends were lost this past months...

till we meet again at the rainbow bridge one day,

Maxx

chicamom85 said...

Thank you for sharing that. I will go and visit right now. It is sad and yet I know that Domi is running free now.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Kasha said...

How sweet of you to post this. This makes me want to get a senior dog!What a fabulous idea. Thanks again for being so caring!
Kasha and Africa

NESSA the hovawart said...

Sad monday. My mommy burst into tears reading that.Last september we lost Bella,bernese mountain dog, my beloved step mommy.It's still hard for all of us.
Nice of you to blog Domi's last post though.You a good pal.I wen't over her blog.

Kisses and hugs,
Nessa

Nala & Robin said...

We are so sorry for your loss.. We will remember Domi in our thoughts and prayers and hope she runs free over the rainbow bridge :)

Anne-Kathrine said...

Im so sorry to hear this, just heartbreaking. Sounds like Domi was an awesome dog!

re: senior dogs, I inherited my late ex-mil's 2 senior shelties, its been blessings and well difficult in time too lol. But well worth it since they needed stability in their life. I still have Sonja who has actually blossomed so much in the last year or so.

Samantha said...

Ohhhh so sad. Through leaky eyes, I type thru leaky eyes and send prayers and love to Domi's family who I will visit right now.
Hugs xo
Sammie

Kimba said...

We didn't know Domi either. I'm very sorry for her loss. Hugs. I'll visit her blog.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

This makes us so sad. (((Hugs)))
We will go visit her blog.

Run free at the Bridge, sweet Domi!

Luv,
Cloud and his mom

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Now mom is leaking.. We are so sorry about Domi. When any of our friends cross the bridge it is like loosing a part of us. RIP Domi...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

Hugs and tears from California.
We lost our Border Collie last November to liver cancer. 15 years of love and it's never enough,,, is it? After Shelly passed an abused Pittie came into our lives in the most extraordinary manner.
She is safe and loved now. Kindest thoughts and condolences go out to you as you heal.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Our heart is breaking too, for the family. it is so hard to love and then let go.
sending comforting thoughts
Tweedles and mom

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry you had to go, Domi. I know you will see your humans again one day, though.

The Animal Doctor said...

I couldnt not stop my tears reading about Domi. The moment you open your heart to a dog, you know youre in for a heartbreak. But even if it feels like a curse, we would love and love again. I have senior dogs myself and have avoided buying a new dog ( unless its an adoption) so I could focus on taking care of the. I treasure every moment that I have left with them.

The Secretary